A Republican lawmaker accused of saying that a recent attack on a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb was a "curse from God," has apologized and says that he was misquoted by the media.
Last week, Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Republican member of the state House of Representatives from Colorado Springs, was widely rebuked by both democrats and republicans over comments he made on his "Pray in Jesus Name" satellite television show. His comments were about a tragic case involving Colorado resident, Michelle Wilkins, 26, who was 7 months pregnant when she was brutally attacked on March 18.
During a phone call with The Christian Post on Monday, Klingenschmitt apologized for his "insensitive" comments. He said that he spoke privately with the family of Wilkins, who survived the gruesome attack although her baby did not. more >>
HBO host Bill Maher is criticizing what he calls the "deeply stupid" far-left for attacking itself on several occasions. As an example he cited Elton John and LGBT activists calling for a boycott of Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's luxury fashion line because of their beliefs supporting the traditional family.
"How deeply stupid has the far left become when gay designers can't get along with gay musicians, when vegans attack vegetarians for not being pure enough. ... I see agnostics and atheists [expletive] at each other. Why is this even a thing? Do you believe in a talking snake? Me neither, we're on the same team!" Maher, an outspoken atheist, said Friday on his "Real Time" show.
His comments refer to John and other LGBT activists who called for a boycott of the Italian designers, who spoke out against same-sex parenting and medical processes that create "synthetic children." more >>
Ted Cruz is the candidate most likely to take our country from where it's arrived under the leadership of President Obama to where it should be - in the hands of "We the People." His authenticity and consistency are just two of the advantages he has over the rest of the field-in-waiting. He says what he means, he means what he says, and Washington knows it.
Expectedly, the knives are out against Sen. Cruz, and they're coming from both sides of the aisle. There's no doubt in my mind however, many of those knives will be dulled once the presidential debates begin. Critics have begun questioning Cruz's experience, intentions, judgment, likeability and overall appeal. However, if Sen. Cruz can persuade "establishment voters" of his electability, illustrate his in depth understanding of the separation of powers, communicate how silly it is to compare his tenure in the senate to that of President Obama's, and continue to stand against the progressive left who are determined to expand the powers of the federal government (particularly the executive branch) he could be America's last best hope.
The only thing worse than establishment politicians are establishment voters that habitually fill in the ballot for their party candidate no matter how many promises he or she breaks. Why? Because they don't want to see "their guy" from their party lose. Unequivocally they buy into the same old establishment arguments from the media and the parties themselves. For example: "he's unelectable," "he's too extreme" or "he doesn't have enough experience." The latter would be a valid argument if the country's moral decadence and federal deficits hadn't skyrocketed during the reign of experienced politicians. more >>
Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana addressed the backlash over his Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Sunday in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
"I support religious liberty, and I support this law," Pence said. "But we are in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend to see if there's a way to clarify the intent of the law."
The law is meant to protect individuals and businesses from performing services that infringe on their religious beliefs. For example, a Christian business that does not want to serve a gay couple would have the freedom to withhold services without fear of legal retribution. Opponents of the law say that it is a blatant form of discrimination, and Stephanopoulos asked the governor whether he regretted signing the law into effect. more >>
When progressives can't beat Republicans square and fair at the ballot box, they resort to dishonest Alinskyite tactics, such as character assassination and abusing the left-wing dominated legal system. They've been after America's popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio for years and are finally circling around him like sharks. A local progressive writer for The Arizona Republic gleefully titled his column about the sheriff's downfall earlier this month, "Would Sheriff Arpaio Look Pretty in Pink (Underwear)?"
Long known for his no-frills jails (pink underwear so gang members wouldn't steal them), chain gangs and inexpensive meals (green bologna and water), Arpaio finally really infuriated the left when he started cracking down on illegal immigration in 2005. Arizona's illegal immigration levels had reached epidemic levels, straining tax dollars. Working with conservative Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, the pair made a significant dent in the state's illegal immigration. They lobbied to get four ballot initiatives against illegal immigration made into law in 2006. When left-leaning judges refused to enforce the new laws, the two fought back.
A flurry of investigations and legal actions began shortly afterwards. This is where the tide started turning against Arpaio, because the left controls much of the judiciary. It started with chipping away at the low-hanging fruit around Arpaio, lower-level employees who had no money, power or connections to defend themselves. The judges made findings against Arpaio, and the complicit state bar disbarred Thomas and another prosecutor (disclaimer: I was also targeted by the state bar as a low-level attorney for Arpaio at the time). more >>
Frankly, I'm bored and wearied by the ongoing efforts of zealous "progressives" to demonize the "one percent". The parade drummers on the left monotonously beat out their dubious government-based solution to problems in our society: tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich... I think "progressives" would be a lot more progressive if they applauded the achievements of high-income workers, and studied how to help the rest of us achieve at a higher level too.
So it is with some relief that a new-ish message has been heard from the left. Robert Reich wrote a short essay here: www.alternet.org/robert-reich-our-horrifying-future-very-few-people-will-have-or-make-money. You may recall Robert Reich from his days as Labor Secretary in the administration of President Clinton. He is a well-spoken and usually well-reasoned voice for the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party. (I call his message new-ish, because other jeremiahs have sprouted up in history with similar messages during times of technological transition.)
The welcome part of the new story is that Reich recognizes that high-income people have (usually) earned their high incomes. They do something that society chooses to reward handsomely. That alone is a refreshing change from the demonizing mantra (you didn't build that) heard from some "progressive" neighborhoods in American politics. Reich makes the argument that technology has enabled a few highly skilled people to become so productive that they can provide goods and services to the masses cheaply and abundantly and still get rich in the process. That sounds great, but Reich bemoans the fate of the masses that have lost jobs that have been made obsolete by these super-productive people. He points out that Kodak (now bankrupt) in 1988 had 145,000 employees, while today Instagram has only dozens of employees. Yet, thanks to technology, those dozens of Instagram employees have freed the masses from expensive film processing, and mediocre pictures that arrive days or weeks after the event. more >>