Issues, Media, Politics

CNN Editor Resigns after Anti-Semitic Comments

CNN accepted the resignation of photo editor Mohammed Elshamy after his anti-Semitic tweets dating back to 2011 resurfaced. Among them were such remarks as “More than 4 jewish pigs killed in #Jerusalem today in a terrorist attack,” which Elshamy posted while a CNN employee. Other tweets exposed praised Hamas and attacked “Zionists” before his Twitter account was swiftly switched to private mode. Birds of a feather…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

An editor at CNN has resigned after a series of antisemitic comments he made resurfaced on Thursday.

CNN’s statement accepting the resignation of the editor makes clear the editor had worked at CNN for some time, and had made the antisemitic statements back in 2011.

The tweets from Mohammed Elshamy, a photo editor for CNN, first surfaced earlier on Thursday. They were until then still public on Elshamy’s Twitter account.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Biden: Christians Made a “Faustian Bargain” with Trump

During an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Joe Biden argued that Christians made a “Faustian bargain” with Trump in their support for his candidacy. “I think the bargain is as long as you say you’re going to take on the LGBTQ community, as long as you say you’re going to end abortion in any circumstances, as long as you say those things, we will overlook your personal conduct. We will overlook the things you say.” The problem for Biden is that’s a misapplication of the term “Faustian.” In Goethe’s iconic work, Faust gets double-crossed by the Devil and ultimately loses everything in the end. Trump and his Christian base, however, appear to be winning quite a bit despite the Left’s insurgency.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed on Thursday that Christians have made a “Faustian bargain,” with President Donald Trump.

Biden made the claim during an interview with the Indianapolis Star wherein he was asked why Christians, including Vice President Mike Pence, had embraced Trump so thoroughly. Biden responded that Christians had made a Faustian bargain — a term used to describe someone selling their soul — with Trump in exchange for him supporting their socially conservative positions.

“Look, I think they made a Faustian bargain,” the former vice president said. “And I think the bargain is, as long as you say you’re going to take on the LGBTQ community, as long as you say you’re going to end abortion in any circumstances, as long as you say those things, we will overlook your personal conduct, we will overlook the things you say.”

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Big govt, Courts, Issues

Clinton Pal Indicted for Sex Trafficking

Sleazeball Clinton crony Jeffrey Epstein has just been indicted on two counts of sex trafficking. “The victims described herein were as young as 14 years old at the time they were abused…and were, for various reasons, often particularly vulnerable to exploitation,” court documents revealed. “Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.” The documents also reveal that Epstein created and maintained a “vast network” and operation from at least 2002 to 2005, and among his frequent clientele treated to services by these exploited young girls on his private island were global elites, including Bill Clinton.

Here’s more from Fox News…

An indictment alleging sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy was unsealed Monday morning against billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who is set to make his first appearance in a New York City federal court later in the day.

Prosecutors allege Epstein, the 66-year-old wealthy hedge fund manager arrested on Saturday, preyed on “dozens” of victims as young as 14.

“The victims described herein were as young as 14 years old at the time they were abused…and were, for various reasons, often particularly vulnerable to exploitation,” prosecutors wrote in court documents. “Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18.”

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Issues, Politics

Poll: NOT Proud to be American

A new Gallup poll reveals that only 45 percent of respondents were “extremely proud” to be an American, making this the least patriotic polling since Gallup began asking the question in 2001. “Unsurprisingly, only 22% of respondents claiming they were Democrats agreed with that sentiment as opposed to a whopping 76% of Republicans. 41% of independents said they were ‘extremely proud,'” reported Daily Wire. Americans were most “extremely proud” of being American between 2002 and 2004 when the nation rallied to the red, white, and blue following 9/11. The pro-America divide between the Left and Right is more stark than ever, and we predict it’ll cut heavily against Democrats next year.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A new Gallup poll has disturbing news: the percentage of respondents claiming they were “extremely proud” to be American was the lowest since Gallup started asking that question in 2001.

Only 45% of respondents said they were “extremely proud to be American.” Unsurprisingly, only 22% of respondents claiming they were Democrats agreed with that sentiment as opposed to a whopping 76% of Republicans. 41% of independents said they were “extremely proud.”

Only a slight difference was found between men and women; 48% of men said they were “extremely proud” while 43% of women agreed. But an enormous chasm separated older respondents from younger ones; 63% of adults over 65 agreed they felt “extremely proud” while only 24% of those between 18 and 29 agreed.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

CA Gov Defends Nike for Cancelling Patriotic Shoe

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) took to Twitter to defend Nike after Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars for the shoe company to locate there following its decision to pull an American flag-themed shoe off the shelves. Newsom commented “…we’re just a quick jaunt over the border” and then thanked Nike for “doing the right thing” and that “CA is open for business and welcomes those that represent the best of American values.” You know… because American values include kneeling during the national anthem and decrying serial racism while pulling down millions of dollars from the NFL.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday night, after Nike had canceled an American flag-themed shoe, triggering Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to withdraw financial incentives for Nike to open a manufacturing facility in Arizona, California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted that Nike was “doing the right thing” and represented “the best of our American values.”

Newsom’s comment “we’re just a quick jaunt over the border…” was a response to Ducey’s decision to withdraw financial incentives for Nike to open a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Ducey had tweeted:

Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike. Nike is an iconic American brand and American company.

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Issues, Politics

Texas College Libs Threaten to Dox Conservative Peers

Campus liberals at the University of Texas are threatening to “dox” (release personal information) students “caught” joining conservative campus groups, namely the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA). “Hey UT23! Do you wanna be famous?” tweeted an account purportedly operated by Leftist students. “If you join YCT or Turning Point USA, you just might be. Your name and more could end up on an article like one of these. So be sure to make smart choices at #UTOrientation.” Similar calls to actions against conservatives were made on blogs and across social media, even calling for the harassment of conservative students to include “Disrupting their organizing, slowing down their recruitment, and shutting down their larger events will make their efforts both uncomfortable, infeasible, and unprofitable.” So much for diversity and open dialogue on university campuses.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Leftists are threatening to dox incoming freshmen students at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), claiming they will release the students’ personal information if they are caught joining conservative groups on campus, namely the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA).

“Hey UT23! Do you wanna be famous?” tweeted an account allegedly operated by leftist students, “If you join YCT or Turning Point USA, you just might be. Your name and more could end up on an article like one of these. So be sure to make smart choices at #UTOrientation.”

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Abortion, Issues, Politics

Madonna Says Jesus Would Support Abortion

Pop icon Madonna says she wants a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss her interpretation of what Jesus’ views would be on abortion. The 60-year-old “material girl” explained to interviewer Andrew Denton that Jesus would support a “woman’s right to choose,” and she’s hoping for an opportunity to ask Pope Francis, “What do you really think he thought of women? And don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?” One might expect that in the unlikely event such a meeting did occur that the obvious response would be: What about women in the womb? What does Madonna think about those women? Clearly not much.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Madonna wants a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss abortion, the 60-year-old revealed during an interview with Australian journalist Andrew Denton. According to the pop icon, Jesus would be completely on board with abortion, viewing it as a “woman’s right to choose,” not the ending of an innocent human life.

“Let’s talk about Jesus’ point of view about women. Let’s talk about it,” Madonna said of a hypothetical meeting with the pope on an episode of “Andrew Denton’s Interview,” The Daily Mail reported.

The two leading questions Madonna said she would pose to Pope Francis were, “What do you really think he thought of women? And don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?”

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Big govt, Courts, Issues, Politics

Supreme Court Tosses Ruling against Christian Bakers

The Supreme Court tossed a lower court ruling this week against Aaron and Melissa Klein, two Christian Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. “This is a victory for Aaron and Melissa Klein and for religious liberty for all Americans,” First Liberty president Kelly Shackelford said in a statement. “The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from condemnation by the government. The message from the Court is clear. Government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated.” The ruling followed last month’s decision by the Justices in favor of a Christian Colorado baker being targeted by a hostile state commission citing him for violating a state anti-discrimination law. In other words, it’s still safe to be a Christian in America…for now.

Here’s more from Fox News…

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, cited religious beliefs as their reason for not providing services for a gay wedding. This touched off the latest in a series of such cases making headlines in recent years. During the court’s last term, justices ruled in favor of a Colorado baker in a similar situation, stating that a state body demonstrated improper hostility toward the baker’s religion in finding that he violated a state anti-discrimination law.

On Monday, the Supreme Court sent the Klein case back down to a lower court “for further consideration in light of” their Colorado decision.

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Big govt, Issues

Obama Playing Diktat Expat

Barack Obama may be living offshore at a 55,000 euros-per-week French palace, but that doesn’t mean he’s no longer meddling in U.S. politics while American taxpayers pay for his security detail and his jet-setting lifestyle. According to DCWhispers, Obama is taking on the activity of a “dictator in exile” complete with high-level meetings with German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. As the writer asks, “Why is a former president, any former president, conducting policy discussions that might have foreign policy implications with the leaders of foreign governments without first clearing his contacts with the currently seated administration?” The Deep State lives, as Obama intends to make his ne’er-do-well legacy stick.

Here’s more from American Thinker…

President Obama is living the life of a former king, vacationing these days at a palatial estate in the south of France. At what point has he made enough? Silly us for asking.

Daily Mail has a report with a lot of photographs:

Former US president Barack Obama and his family arrived in Avignon in the south of France for a week’s holiday just days after they were pictured celebrating daughter Sasha’s graduation from high school.

The Obamas are reportedly staying at a luxurious 18th century farmhouse on Bathelasse island, near the Provencal city.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Maine Approves Assisted Suicide

Maine Democratic Governor Janet Mills signed legislation allowing assisted suicide in the cases of terminally ill patients. “It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” said Mills, who had previously admitted reservations about the bill. The New England state is now the eighth in the nation to join the assisted suicide pact alongside California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey, and also Washington, D.C. So the Left is totally against taking the lives of convicts on death row but perfectly okay with doing so for people whose lives “aren’t worth” saving.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

We now have one more state where terminally ill patients can choose to end their own lives rather than continuing further medical care to stave off their demise. Maine has passed an assisted suicide law by the narrowest of margins in the legislature and the Governor has signed the bill. They now join California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. (Associated Press)

Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her office.

“It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” said Mills.

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