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Texas Lesbian Democrat Reveals Her Party’s Anti-Christian Agenda

Posted on | October 16, 2014 | 58 Comments

Texas Democrats haven’t won a statewide election in recent memory, and it’s becoming obvious why they have no hope in the future:

Earlier this year [Houston Mayor Annise] Parker, a Democrat, spearheaded the passage of an “Equal Rights Ordinance” (ERO) that added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the city’s non-discrimination provision, which includes, among other things, “public accommodations” — for example, restrooms. Citizens, among them church leaders, balked. They launched a referendum petition that, with the requisite 17,269 signatures, would require the city council to repeal the ERO, or to put the measure up for a vote. They obtained 55,000 signatures. The city secretary, who has sole responsibility for certifying such petitions, signed off.
Enter Houston city attorney David Feldman, who, with no legal authority, disqualified 38,000 signatures. Names that were printed, rather than written in cursive, were discarded; names that were written in cursive were considered illegible — just enough names to get the petition below the 17,000-signature requirement, at which point the city council and Mayor Parker rejected it. And several citizens sued.
But the city’s shenanigans had only just begun. Unsatisfied with violating the rights of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, the City of Houston has subpoenaed privileged communications of five pastors (none of them party to the lawsuit) who helped to organize the petition drive. Among other information, the city is requesting communications between the pastors and their attorneys pertaining to the ERO lawsuit, communications between the pastors and their congregants, and even the pastors’ sermons. . . .

You can read the whole thing and see how, in the post-Windsor era, Democrats have decided that “equality” automatically voids every right guaranteed by the First Amendment: Opposition to the radical agenda is now effectively illegal, according to the Supreme Court’s 2013 Windsor decision as interpreted by Democrats. More details:

A subpoena on Pastor Steve Riggle, senior pastor of Grace Community Church, asks for “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to [the equal rights ordinance], the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”
Alliance Defending Freedom, a national conservative legal group, filed a motion on Monday in Harris County district court objecting to the records request on First Amendment grounds.
“City council members are supposed to be public servants, not ‘Big Brother’ overlords who will tolerate no dissent or challenge,” ADF senior legal counsel Erik Stanley said. “In this case, they have embarked upon a witch-hunt, and we are asking the court to put a stop to it.”

This has legal ramifications far beyond Houston, and is by no means limited to the issue of same-sex marriage. What you see, if you look at this in a larger legal and cultural context, is that liberals have decided the “equal protection” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment trumps everything else in the Constitution or in Anglo-American common-law tradition, and that there is no protection whatsoever to those who oppose the “emerging awareness” doctrine proclaimed by the Supreme Court in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas case.

Christians in Texas are not going to surrender without a fight, and every Democrat in Texas ought to be held accountable for what radical Democrats led by Annise Parker are doing in Houston. Every Democrat in the state should be publicly challenged by Republicans either to endorse Mayor Parker’s extremist agenda, or else to denounce it. And every Texas Democrat who claims to oppose Mayor Parker’s agenda should then be called upon to condemn any Texas Democrat who supports Mayor Parker’s agenda. It is high time, you see, that “moderate Democrats” stop pretending to be moderates, because the Democrat Party is not a moderate party.

Mayor Parker’s radical agenda is the agenda of the Democrat Party, not only in Houston, not only in Texas, but everywhere. The sooner Democrats are forced to admit this, the sooner the American people can decide whether they want to follow the Democrat Party down this highway to hell that Democrats are paving at taxpayer expense.

 

Michelle Nunn Pulls a Grimes?

Posted on | October 16, 2014 | 22 Comments

Trouble for Democrats in Georgia:

Another Democratic Senate candidate has refused to say whether she voted for President Obama: This time it was Michelle Nunn in Georgia.
The same question has tripped up other red-state Democrats on the campaign trail. On two occasions over the past week, Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes has been panned for her refusal to answer the question, twice citing the “sanctity of the ballot box” as her reason for keeping mum.
Nunn was approached by a tracker who asked her if she voted for the president in 2008 or 2012. Nunn did not respond and kept walking towards the venue she was headed to. In the video captured, a member of her entourage faces the tracker and asks, “Would you leave her alone?”?

This could sabotage all hope for Democrats to maintain control of the Senate in next month’s election. After Grimes got “tripped up” over whether she voted for Obama, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pulled its TV ads off the air in Kentucky. Although the Grimes campaign says they’ve still got plenty of money ($4 million), the DSCC move was a clear signal that Grimes’ blunder is viewed as a fatal error. There was only one TV debate between Grimes and Mitch McConnell, she blew it, and Democrats know she blew it. If we can now therefore say Mitch has got Kentucky in the bag, that changes the map in the Senate mid-term campaign.

As of today, 10 Senate races are rated toss-ups by Real Clear Politics, where the ratings are based on poll averages. Of those 10 seats, seven are held by Democrats and three by Republicans, while each party holds 46 seats rated either “likely” or “leaning.” If we rule out any unexpected meltdowns in one of those “likely/leaning” races, we see that the odds of a Republican takeover are roughly 2-to-1: The GOP must get to 51 seats to control a Senate majority; 46 seats are more or less locked up for them; and of the 10 “toss-ups,” 70% are held by Democrats, who are more that twice as vulnerable of losing half of those 10.

The seven toss-up states where the Senate seat is currently held by Democrats are: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.  The three toss-up states where the Senate seat is currently held by Republicans are: Georgia, Kansas and Kentucky. But as we have seen, Kentucky just started looking like a loser for Democrats; if so, that would effectively put Republicans at 47 seats; and what if Nunn’s blunder takes Georgia off the map?

Polls had shown Nunn, daughter of Georgia’s legendary Democrat Sen. Sam Nunn, gaining ground against Republican businessman David Perdue. The difficulty facing the GOP in Georgia is that Michelle Nunn doesn’t have a prior legislative record, so she can play the “moderate” card and thereby avoid debating any issue where Democrat policies are controversial. However, now the question is asked, “Did you vote for Obama?” She can’t run away from it, you see, and if she tries to run away from it, she looks like a phony.

It’s too early to tell whether Nunn can recover in Georgia, but if she can’t, a Perdue win there and a McConnell win in Kentucky — assuming all the “likely/leaning” states break as predicted — puts the GOP at 48 seats, meaning they only need to win three of the remaining eight toss-up races to take control of the Senate. Now, let’s suppose that troubled Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts can’t hang on in Kansas. That would be bad for the GOP, but it’s likely to be offset by Democrat Sen. Mark Begich’s defeat in Alaska.

Understand we’re counting hypotheticals now, but if the GOP wins both Kentucky and Georgia, if Roberts loses in Kansas and if Begich loses in Alaska, you would then have six remaining toss-ups and Republicans would need to win just two of those to get to 51 seats.

It’s hard to see Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor holding off the challenge from Tom Cotton in Arkansas, and Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s hope is obviously fading in Louisiana. Analyzing the battle for the Senate on a race-by-race basis, then, you see that Michelle Nunn’s problems in Georgia could be the crucial linchpin; if Nunn unravels in the final 19 days of the campaign, Harry Reid loses the gavel.

Overall, despite the many hypotheticals and contingencies, the trend is now running strongly against Democrats, in part because of factors beyond control of the rival parties. That is to say, the ISIS threat in Iraq and the Ebola threat here — both of which have made President Obama look incompetent — are undermining support for Democrats, no matter what happens in the day-to-day battles between GOP and Democrat candidates in each of the key states.

The latest poll in Iowa, for example, shows Republican Joni Ernst widening her lead over Democrat Bruce Braley. Is that a result of Ernst’s campaign strategy and a reflection of her good qualities as a candidate? Yes and yes. However, Ernst is also a beneficiary of the general trend nationwide, which is anti-Obama and anti-Democrat.

It’s by no means safe to predict a Republican victory on Nov. 4, but Democrats have just two chances of holding the Senate majority — and Slim keeps checking his watch and looking toward the door.

 

The #Ebola Media Epidemic

Posted on | October 15, 2014 | 79 Comments

It was probably only a matter of time before CNN producers figured out that Ebola is cable-news ratings gold. Today I was babysitting my infant grandson and, on a whim, turned the TV to CNN and left it there all day, while they were wall-to-wall with URGENT BREAKING EBOLA UPDATES the way they do with a major news story — a school shooting, a missing Malaysian commercial jet or a Republican congressman talking about rape and abortion.

You get the idea, really, of a symbiosis between the media and the administration. Personally, I’m not panicked over Ebola, nor do I care to interpret the problem through the warped lens of a political blame game. But the White House and the Democrat-Media Complex? They’re sweating like a whore in church. Ace of Spades nails it cold:

Meanwhile, you know this is now officially serious, because President Golf n’ Fundraise has cancelled planned fundraisers in NJ and Connecticut to actually trouble himself to pretend to do his job for a day.
He’ll be having some briefings on ebola. Not a minute too soon,either.
Just the right time for briefings on ebola.
Any sooner? Premature, and signs of irrational panic.


You see, it’s always politics first with this administration. Everything is about polls and perceptions and — given that the Democrat Party just hit a historic low in terms of their popularity rating, three weeks before Election Day — the Competence Test Tag-Team of Ebola and ISIS have inspired . . . Well, DEFCON ONE: “We must look like we know what we’re doing and are busy as hell doing it!”

Please excuse my sarcasm. I’m not laughing at Ebola, I’m laughing at halfwits who think the most important thing about this deadly virus is its potential impact on the Democrat Party. Also, sarcasm is the only sane reaction to the Left’s “Ebola Racism” meme.

 

The Curse of Beauty

Posted on | October 14, 2014 | 40 Comments

Her name was Gia Carangi and she was, for a couple of years in the late 1970s, the hottest model in the fashion industry.

Only 18 when she arrived in New York and rocketed to success, appearing on the covers of magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue, she was the favorite model of legendary photographer Francesco Scavullo. “I have never known anyone so excitingly free and spontaneous, constantly changing, moving — she’s like photographing a stream of consciousness,” Scavullo raved in 1982.

By then, however, Gia Carangi’s career was nearing its tragic end. Her heroin addiction and erratic, unprofessional behavior had already gotten her blacklisted by many major names in the industry. By 1983, she was finished as a model. By 1986, she was dead.

Her sad story was brought to my attention by a commenter on my earlier post about Cara Delevingne, who is not the first lesbian supermodel — Gia was an open (and very aggressive) lesbian. At 15, she was already going to gay bars in her native Philadelphia:

“Gia just loved women and she fell for them whether they were straight or gay,” says one high school friend. “And the problem was that everyone fell in love with her, whether they were straight or not, male or female. She went after people and she always got them.”

Did you catch that? “The problem was that everyone fell in love with her” — why was this a problem? Isn’t this the kind of “problem” everybody wishes they had? Alas, Gia was a broken soul:

“Gia was prone to needing someone around all the time,” says another of her lovers. “Sometimes it was almost like she needed a baby sitter.”
“I think she mistook caring as sexual,” says one of the many straight women with whom Gia fell in unrequited love. “She needed people so badly that she pushed them away by putting expectations on them they couldn’t possibly fulfill.”

You can read the whole thing, which is full of bitter ironies. For example, Gia took delight in turning down propositions from men — she once turned down Jack Nicholson — but her heroin habit meant she associated with dangerous people in dangerous places:

“There were times in New York when people just took advantage of her. I guess you wouldn’t really call it rape because she wasn’t screaming, but there were a lot of times when that happened and she didn’t want it to happen. Being as high as she was, she couldn’t argue, she didn’t even know what planet she was on. She had a lot of anger about that.”

She turned down movie stars, but a junkie  isn’t usually in much of a condition to turn down anything. Gia died of AIDS at age 26.

Is there a moral to the story, other than “stay the hell away from heroin”? Maybe. Probably feminists will find a way to blame Gia’s fate on the patriarchy, because they blame everything on the patriarchy. But I think we have to look at how a blessing can be a burden.

To be one of the most beautiful women in the world — well, how many girls dream of the glamorous life of a famous supermodel? Yet we should not envy the beautiful woman, who is always to some degree trapped by her beauty, and we should not imagine that their beauty exempts them from the tragic dimensions of human life.

 

Lesbian Supermodel?

Posted on | October 14, 2014 | 68 Comments

Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) is a lesbian. Allegedly, I hasten to add, but this has been the press reaction after the 22-year-old supermodel celebrated “National Coming Out Day”:

She has never commented on her sexuality despite being linked to stars of both sexes — but it appears as if Cara Delevingne is finally ready to open up.
The 22-year-old supermodel — whose last serious relationship was with bisexual actress Michelle Rodriguez — shared a picture of herself wearing a ‘We Are You’ T-shirt in honour of National Coming Out Day and added an enigmatic message.
She wrote: ‘Doesn’t matter who you are or what you believe it, we are one! Go get yourself one of these shirts right now!’
‘I’m late for National Coming Out Day but better late then never. Don’t be scared to be who you are. Please follow @iolovesyou and @selfevidentproject because #WEAREYOU.’
Cara’s message was posted on Monday, two days after National Coming Out Day but her ‘better late than never’ message has been interpreted by some fans to mean she was actually coming out.

Whoa! What the hell is happening here? You’re telling me that with 3.5 billion men on this planet, there’s not one of them interested in dating Cara Delevingne? Or are you telling me that, of these 3.5 billion men, not one of them is good enough for Cara Delevingne? Or are you telling me that Cara Delevingne is hopelessly dysfunctional?

Some background on Cara’s ex-lover, 36-year-old Michelle Rodriguez:

In July 2006, Rodriguez told Cosmopolitan magazine that she is not a lesbian, but had “experimented with both sexes.” In November 2006, her openly bisexual Bloodrayne co-star Kristanna Loken made comments to The Advocate that were widely interpreted by the media as an admission that the two were in a relationship. . . . In June 2007, the lesbian magazine Curve ran a cover story that claimed Rodriguez to be bisexual. . . .
In October 2013, Entertainment Weekly quoted her saying: “I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

Anyway, after hooking up with the young supermodel, the bisexual Rodriguez then decided Zac Efron was more “intriguing,” but you know what they say: Once you go Rodriguez, you never go back.

So it appears that Cara is now “playing for the other team.”

Gentlemen, this is a crisis for the heteronormative patriarchy.

We could afford to shrug off a few lesbian celebrities — Melissa Etheridge, Jodie Foster, Ellen DeGeneres, etc. — and say, “Who cares?” But when Victoria’s Secret supermodels start deciding they’d rather be having dinner at the All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet? This indicates an existential menace to our male-supremacist franchise.

Obviously, one of you guys is going to have to take one for the team here. Sure, I know, these supermodel types are “difficult,” high-maintenance, prone to dramatic outbursts and emotional instability. But unless and until Cara Delevingne is properly oppressed, she’s going to be causing trouble for Team Hetero. Ask Justin Bieber: Selena Gomez allegedly hooked up with Cara in St. Tropez. And Cara may be making moves on Suki Waterhouse. An international supermodel turned predatory lesbian? Something must be done, and you know what it is.

Patriarchy requires sacrifices, and a conversion/rehab job like this won’t be easy. Cara Delevingne is damaged goods. Heck, she probably doesn’t even know how to make a sandwich. But 5,000 years of worldwide male domination is at stake, and one of you guys has got to do this job. Good luck. Everyone here at Team Hetero headquarters is counting on you.

 

Lawyer: Convicted Sex Teacher Has ‘Significant Psychological Issues’

Posted on | October 14, 2014 | 87 Comments

Lauren Harrington Cooper, 32, was Exhibit A earlier this year in my argument “that America’s public schools are staffed by sex-crazed perverts.” Every day brings new reports of teachers who cannot restrain their depraved craving for teenage flesh. Ms. Cooper was an English teacher in Pennsylvania whose modus operandi involved giving boys blow jobs in her car. Last month, she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to “9 to 23 months in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, followed by five years of probation.” This quote from a Huffington Post story about her case caught my attention:

In court, Cooper’s lawyer told the judge his client, who is still married, has severe emotional problems.
“She has been diagnosed with some significant psychological issues of inadequacy,” Joe D’Andrea said. “You would think that she’s a pretty, young girl, that she would feel good about herself. But her self-esteem issues have really troubled her all of her life, and she found comfort and solace in some people giving her attention, as wrong as it was.”

In other words, his client — the English teacher who performed oral sex on teenage boys — is not really responsible for her crimes, because of her “issues of inadequacy.” She’s “troubled.” She suffers from a self-esteem deficit, and what she was seeking from these teenage boys was “comfort and solace.” Also, the taste of their semen.

Ms. Cooper was interviewed Friday on ABC’s 20/20:

“I’m glad I got caught,” she told ABC News’ “20/20” exclusively. “I went against what I know is right, and I did wrong. And there is no way to explain that away. I have no defense of myself. I was wrong, plain and simple.”
Her forbidden affairs began after she opened a dance studio in her town with her husband, Raphael Cooper. The new side-business was time-consuming and took a toll on their marriage.
“It turned into more of a business relationship than a marriage,” she said. “With us deteriorating in our marriage and having less and less of a relationship, I didn’t feel attractive. I didn’t feel wanted.”

And so she started sucking on teenage boys. Isn’t that the obvious thing to do, if you don’t “feel attractive,” don’t “feel wanted”? Because your feelings are all that matter, see, and if your marriage is less than fully satisfying in terms of your emotional needs, it is imperative that you do something to make you feel better about yourself, i.e., give a teenage boy a blowjob. Violating every ethical code of your profession? Betraying the trust of taxpayers and parents? That’s OK, because your marriage is unhappy and you don’t “feel wanted.”

But wait, the criminal has more self-serving rationalizations:

“It wasn’t so much that I even needed a physical connection. It was just being able to interact with someone who made me feel valued and worthwhile,” Mrs. Cooper said. “As crazy as this might sound to some people, he’s very intelligent. I could have real conversations with him about real life issues.”

And, as crazy as this might sound to some people, Ms. Cooper’s rationalizations are the same as every pedophile, ever. That is to say, her explanation of her crimes is not really unusual, it’s typical. There is a bright line — very hard to overlook — between your need to “feel valued and worthwhile” and the crimes that will send you to prison. People who cross that line always have an excuse, an explanation for why they did what they did, and this story the criminal tells invariably involves an element of self-pity. The criminal wants to be seen as a victim.

The criminal uses euphemisms (“a physical connection . . . interact with someone”) that have the effect of minimizing her crimes. The plain fact of what the criminal did must be obscured and her perverse motive must be hidden behind psychobabble about the criminal’s emotional needs. Why? Because Ms. Cooper doesn’t want you to see her as what she actually is, a sexual deviant with an appetite for teenage boys.

Law enforcement officials in Pennsylvania are angry about Ms. Cooper’s 20/20 interview. They say she misrepresented her crimes:

In the eyes of Luzerne County investigators, former Wyoming Valley West teacher Lauren Harrington-Cooper lied to the world Friday night in a television interview. . . .
“The bottom line is she pled guilty to all the charges,” said Luzerne County Detective Charles Balogh, the lead detective in the teacher-student sex case that has made headlines around the globe. “She’s not accepting responsibility or guilt for what she did. She accepted the consequences, but doesn’t want to admit to the facts. It doesn’t make sense.” . . .
On the show, Harrington-Cooper said, “I did do wrong, but I’m not a monster,” a comment that drew ire from Balogh.
“I think she is a monster,” Balogh said. “She’s a true predator.” . . .
In addition to Victim No. 1, prosecutors accused Harrington-Cooper of performing oral sex on a 17-year-old boy and sending sexual messages to two other boys, aged 16 and 17. Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Jenny Roberts, the lead prosecutor in the case, maintains Harrington-Cooper was trying to deny what she did. She said the denials fly in the face of the overwhelming evidence against the former teacher.
“Obviously, she does not want the public to know the extent of what she actually did. But she did admit her guilt in court with a factual basis that covers all four victims,” Roberts said. “I guess she doesn’t want the nation to know the full extent of her crimes.” . . .
While Harrington-Cooper admitted to having sexual encounters with the 18-year-old, she was very deceptive in the interview about how the relationship developed, Balogh and Roberts said.
She told “20/20” that the 18-year-old senior, Victim No. 1, sent her complimentary text messages after getting her cellphone number. His compliments bolstered her sagging self-esteem, she said.
Local investigators say Harrington-Cooper was the one who pursued the teen.
“She blamed Victim No. 1 for chasing her, when, in fact, she was the one who reached out to Victim No. 1 by reaching out to his sister. She provided her cellphone number and said she thinks he’s hot,” Balogh recalled.
The way Roberts interpreted it, Harrington-Cooper was insinuating she was playing “hard to get” when the teen started texting her.
“That’s not what happened at all. There was no playing hard to get,” Roberts said. “She was pursuing him.”

You see the profoundly immature aspect of Ms. Cooper’s personality. She’s already been convicted and sentenced to prison. Yet her narcissistic self-esteem — how she feels about herself — is still controlling how she talks about her crimes. She minimizes and rationalizes and uses esuphemistic language because it would make her feel bad if people thought she was a “monster” who gets her sick thrills by performing oral sex on teenage boys. Perverts like her are everywhere:

  • VIRGINIA — A Henrico County art teacher was arrested and charged with taking indecent liberties with someone less than 18 years old after an incident at Highland Springs High School.
    Police arrested Tessa Monique Hairston, 31, on Friday.
    “The charge stems from an inappropriate relationship involving a juvenile male that occurred at Highland Springs High School while Ms. Hairston was employed as a teacher by Henrico County Public Schools,” Henrico Police spokesman Lt. Chris Eley said in an email.
  • ARKANSAS — A Siloam Springs teacher that was accused of having sex with a student pleaded not guilty on Monday (Oct. 13), officials say.
    Mary F. McCormick, 32, was arraigned before Circuit Judge Brad Karren on Monday, accused of raping and exchanging explicit photographs with a 13-year-old boy.
  • LOUISIANA — Destrehan High School teachers Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess were drinking alcohol on the night they engaged in group sex with a 16-year-old student, according to records released Thursday by the Kenner Police Department. . . .
    The student, now 17, had told St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies that he had sex with the two English teachers at Respess’ apartment in Kenner on Sept. 12. That was a Friday, the night of the Destrehan Wildcats-Helen Cox Cougars football game.
  • CONNECTICUT — Stamford High School Donna Valentine and assistant principal Roth Nordin have been charged with not reporting an alleged sexual relationship between a teacher and student.
    Police say English teacher Danielle Watkins, 32, had sexual relationship with the 18-year-old student for about 10 months. Police also say Watkins assaulted the student when he tried to end the relationship. Watkins is also accused of selling marijuana to the 18-year-old and a second 15-year-old student.
  • VIRGINIA — Erica Lynne Mesa, 27, a geometry teacher and freshman volleyball coach at Colonial Forge High School, “admitted to police of having sexual relations with at least four students,” according to court documents.
    Mesa is charged with three counts of custodial indecent liberties and three counts of using a computer to solicit a minor. She was arrested Sept. 29. Detective Sgt. Chris Cameron wrote in affidavits for search warrants that the incidents started in 2012 and continued up until a week before her arrest. Court records list the students’ ages as ranging from 16 to 18.
  • TEXAS — During the 2013-2014 school year, five teachers at Permian High School were charged with sexually molesting students. In May, Alisha Carrasco Knighten, a 25-year-old assistant softball coach and a junior high physical education teacher, resigned amid rumors of an inappropriate relationship with a female student (she was subsequently indicted). A week after Knighten resigned, another teacher Mark Lampman, 47, committed suicide after resigning amid allegations that he had sex with a student.

They all had some “self-esteem issues,” I’m sure.

 


 

LIVE AT FIVE: 10.14.14

Posted on | October 14, 2014 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Hospitals Rethinking Ebola Precautions In Wake Of Nurse’s Infection

Workers move disposal barrels outside the infected nurse’s apartment

Retraining to include hands-on training with personal protective equipment
CDC Director Frieden facing rising tide of criticism
Frieden says more health care workers could have Ebola after claiming “any hospital” could handle the virus

Netanyahu Blasts UN Conduct In Gaza During Meeting With SecGen Moon
Moon blathers about Israeli “occupation” of Gaza

Cyclone Hudhud Kills 24 In East India
Fear of flooding in Andhra Pradesh, Orisha states



POLITICS
Abortion Barbie Doubles Down

As Instapundit says, she apparently hasn’t learned the First Law of Holes.

“The ad is just about Greg Abbott’s hypocrisy.”

McConnell, Grimes Tangle Over Obama, Coal, And Jobs In Heated Debate

Judge Sets Halloween Court Date For Rick Perry

Pentagon Calls Climate Change A “Matter Of National Security”

Fauxcahontas Hits The Campaign Trail In Iowa

MN Independent Candidate Butthurt Over Exclusion From Debate

Oregon’s First Lady Admits To Buying Land For An Illegal Pot Operation

Mitt Romney Campaigns For Joni Ernst In Iowa

Chicago Teacher’s Union Boss Karen Lewis Has Brain Cancer, Won’t Run For Mayor



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Hits New Multi-Year Lows As The Glut Goes On: WTI $85.09, Brent $88.15
Fiat Chrysler Debuts With A Thud On Wall Street
Abby Johnson Ascends To CEO At Fidelity
Wall Street Ends Monday Sharply Down On Late Selloff
Gold Holds Near Four-Year High As Stocks, Dollar Drop
S&P 500 Posts Worst Daily Drop Since 2011
France’s Iliad Drops Bid For T-Mobile US
Hackers Stole Snapchat Images
Google’s Schmidt Says Amazon, Not Bing Or Yahoo, Is Google’s Biggest Search Rival
Dropbox “Password Dump” Publishes Previously Hacked Passwords
“The Evil Within” First Impressions



SPORTS
Kaepernick Rallies 49ers To Victory Over Rams

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick passes in the second quarter of last night’s game

Down 14-0 in the second quarter, Kaepernick leads 49ers to 31-17 win

Stamkos’ Hat Trick Finishes Lightning’s Rout Of Habs

Cards Keep Injured Molina On Active Roster

Sens Shut Out Panthers 1-0

Avs Beat The Clock And The Bruins Too

Ducks Romp To 5-1 Win Against Sad Sabres

Will The Loser Of The Florida State/Notre Dame Matchup Still Have A Playoff Shot?

Donald Trump Is Salty About Not Owning The Bills

Can The Nats Rely On Ryan Zimmerman At First Base In 2015?



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Penelope Cruz: Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive

Well, that’s just Esquire’s opinion.

Too many words about bullfighting and not enough pix of Penelope

Iggy Azalea Cusses Out Paparazzo: “I Hope You Get Ebola And Die”

Kat Dennings And Josh Groban Are Dating

Amanda Bynes’ Psychiatric Hold Has Been Extended For Two Weeks

You Take A Run At Martha Stewart, You Best Not Miss

Zach Galifianakis Thinks The Way Hollywood Congratulates Itself All The Time Is Gross

Robert Downey Jr. To Join “Captain America 3”

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Team For Syfy Drama

“The Mortal Instruments” To Return As TV Series

“The Patriot” Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Died Of Accidental OD

Bill Murray To Sing Christmas Carols In Upcoming TV Special

“Walking Dead” Returns To Record 17.3 Million Viewers

“American Horror Story” Renewed For Fifth Season

Katie Holmes To Reprise Jackie Kennedy Role In “After Camelot” Miniseries

Amal Clooney Gets Back To Work – In Greece



FOREIGNERS
Catholic Bishops Publish New Policy On Gays
Hong Kong Police Remove More Barricades
Great Successor Reappears In Public – With A Cane
El Salvador Reports Some Damage After 7.4 Magnitude Quake
Protesters Burn Government Building In Guerrero State
Houthis Accept Bahah As New Yemeni PM
British Parliament Passes Symbolic Measure On Palestinian State
Turks Deny Deal On Base Use
Protesters Mark Six Month Anniversary Of Nigerian Schoolgirls’ Kidnapping
Cataloonies Cancel Independence Referendum
Everybody’s Butthurt Over BBC’s Planned Format For PM Debates Except UKIP
Dutch Experts, Investigators Return To MH17 Crash Site
Three Arrested In UK Terror Probe
Saudis: Iran Must Withdraw From Syria
Cyclone’s Body Count Reaches 22, Visakhaptanam A City In Ruins



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American Power: Richard Engel – ISIS Hasn’t Been Degraded At All
American Thinker: Camille Paglia’s Prescient Meltdown
Conservatives4Palin: Andy Puzder – Minimum Wage, Maximum Politics
Don Surber: Why Liberals Hate The Disabled
Jammie Wearing Fools: Here We Go – NIH Director Says We’d Have An Ebola Cure If It Weren’t For Budget “Cuts”
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The Redskins Should Hire Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly As A Spokesman

Posted on | October 13, 2014 | 26 Comments

by Smitty

We live in the age of Tedious Lefty Assault (TLA). If it isn’t the #WarOnWomen, our self-appointed elite are on our cases about Global Anthropogenic Climate Disruption Change Warming, or even more piffle-icious crap like the WarOnTheRedskins. I guess it’s easier than doing honest economic reporting.

So the President of the Navajo Nation sat with the Redskins owner at a game, prompting this blog’s Advertising Department to come up with some suggested copy, should Shelly be hired as a spokesman for the ‘Skins:

Sometimes the foolish undertakers,
Sitting triumphally, feeling über-hip,
Sharing that frivolity unearned,
Should take five, utilizing
Silence to foment understanding.”

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