Big govt, Issues, Politics

Congress Votes 424-0 That Anti-Semitism is Bad

The PR-embattled House of Representatives slipped condemnation of anti-Semitism into an unrelated resolution on removing U.S. military forces from Saudi Arabia. According to Roll Call, it was passed 424-0, with two members voting present, while the Yemen resolution itself passed 248-177. The key text of the resolution stated: “Because it is important to the national security interest of the United States to maintain strong bipartisan support for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, all attempts to delegitimize and deny Israel’s right to exist must be denounced and rejected.” The resolution comes in the wake of Representative Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism scandal, with the Minnesota Democrat promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Wednesday, in what was obviously a response to anti-Semitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) the House of Representatives unanimously passed language condemning anti-Semitism that was added to another resolution, 424-0.

The Washington Examiner reported:

The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it’s passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

Roll Call explained, “The language was added to an unrelated resolution on removing U.S. armed forces assisting the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen through a Republican motion to recommit.

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FBI Informant: Moscow Fed Clinton Millions to Influence Uranium One

Informant Douglas Campbell submitted a written statement to three congressional committees detailing how Moscow sent millions of dollars to the Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Global Initiative while the Uranium One deal was being inked – and relations with Russia “reset.” According to a report by The Hill, Campbell said Russian nuclear executives told him that Moscow hired American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide to get the job done passing through a $3 million “fee” from Russia to the Clintons: “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.” We’re shocked-SHOCKED-to learn Hillary would engage in this criminal behavior.

Here’s more from News Week…

Moscow routed millions of dollars to the U.S. expecting the funds would benefit ex-President Bill Clinton’s charitable initiative while his wife, Hillary Clinton, worked to reset relations with Russia, an FBI informant in an Obama administration-era uranium deal stated.

In a written statement to three congressional committees, informant Douglas Campbell said Russian nuclear executives told him that Moscow hired American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide to influence Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, among others in the Obama administration, The Hill reported on Wednesday.

Campbell said Russian nuclear officials expected APCO to apply its $3 million annual lobbying fee from Moscow toward the Clintons’ Global Initiative. The contract detailed four $750,000 payments over a year’s time.

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The Left Leaves an Opening for a Republican Governor of Virginia

Virginia Republicans disappointed in the election results that put a Democrat in office as governor may now belatedly get their way thanks to the scandals of Governor Ralph Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring. Amid calls for Northam’s resignation in the wake of a blackface yearbook photo, Fairfax having forced himself on an unwilling woman, and Herring’s alleged cover-up cronyism, Republican Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox is the next person in line of succession for governorship if Northam does in fact resign. The Left is in a serious pickle choosing between principle and party politics.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The top Democrats of the Virginia executive branch, Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, and now Attorney General Mark Herring are all enveloped by scandals. So while there are plenty of games the Democrats could play, it’s increasingly feasible that the third-in-line to the governor’s mansion may have to take over the responsibilities of that office.

And that person is none other than the Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, Kirk Cox. A 61-year-old conservative who has served as an elected House of Delegates representative for the last 29 years, Cox isn’t exactly a progressive committed to the new Democratic agenda. That puts Democrats in a very difficult position. They now may have to decide what matters more: retention of executive power or conformity with the party’s identity politics agenda. And if it’s the latter, it seems clear that Cox must take power. After all, Article 5, Section 16 of the Virginia state constitution explains that

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Issues

Government Deems Belief in Bible Disqualifies Foster Parents

Last fall a Canadian pastor and his wife were rejected as foster parents for children needing a home because they did not believe in gay marriage. According to a demand letter submitted for reconsideration, the case unfolded as follows: “Later in the interview, Ms. B questioned L [full name redacted], who is a [redacted] pastor, regarding his religious beliefs. She asked him if his church was a “fundamental” church that “still believes in some of the more outdated parts of the Bible.” L responded that his church believes and adheres to all parts of the Bible.” The case is now winding its way through the Canadian legal system as it decides whether or not its “anti-oppressive” policy merits more standing than nondiscrimination against Christians. We’ll predict Canada will decide against this pastor as a preview of what’s coming to the U.S. if 2020 goes the wrong way.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Last October, a Canadian pastor and his wife were denied the opportunity to foster children after a social worker asked the pastor if he believes “the more outdated parts of the Bible,” specifically passages on sexuality. A lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms sent a demand letter urging Child Services to reconsider, but the Justice Centre had not heard back by the deadline Tuesday. The pastor is considering taking legal action.

“As of right now, I don’t believe we’ve had a response, so we’re going to discuss with the clients what the next steps should be, whether court action should be pursued,” John Carpay, the Justice Centre’s president, told PJ Media in an interview on Wednesday. He mentioned a similar adoption case, suggesting that the law would clearly defend the pastor if the dispute went to court.

Social Services disputed this. Melanie McLearon, director of communications & community relations at Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, told PJ Media “we have corresponded with the Centre on January 24 and again on February 4 with plans to provide both a formal response as well as having requested a meeting.”

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Cuomo: Pro-Lifers NOT Welcome in New York

Abortion extremist and disgraced Catholic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave America a preview of what to expect four years ago when he called pro-lifers “extreme” and stated that they “have no place in New York.”
Cuomo, who has recently celebrated “reproductive justice” with unrestricted abortions, made the remarks in 2014 in the capitol pressroom in which he characterized Republicans in the state legislature as “these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay…they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York.” The short version: Cuomo, an alleged devout Catholic, is disinviting from New York those Catholics who believe what their church teaches. Can you say excommunication?

Here’s more from Live Action…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is already notorious among pro-lifers for being one of the most pro-abortion politicians in the nation. The state he serves already has one of the highest abortion rates in the country, but he has been continually fighting to make abortion even more widespread and commonplace in New York.

In 2014, the abortion extremist publicly proclaimed on the Capitol Pressroom that pro-lifers are not welcome to live in New York.

You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.

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NY Dem Takes on AOC over Anti-Semitism

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind wasted no time firing back at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she called it an “honor” to speak with openly anti-Semitic British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Hikind went after her, tweeting: “This is nauseating. Is @AOC ignorant and unaware of what @jeremycorbyn stands for, or worse, does she hold the same views? @TheDemocrats are embracing some terrible antisemitic figures that will haunt every single 2020 Dem candidate.” AOC, who has been the party darling since the fall, dug her hole a little deeper, tweeting: “I’ll have my team reach out” to the Jewish community. Indeed, and let’s remember that the Third Reich was a Left-wing regime.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

One New York Democrat, unlike the rest of the Democratic Party, is not afraid to confront neophyte New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her flirtation with anti-Semites.

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind minced no words on Monday blistering Ocasio-Cortez for saying it was an “honor” to speak with openly anti-Semitic British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Hikind not only targeted Ocasio-Cortez, but other Democrats who are embracing anti-Semtitsm, tweeting, “This is nauseating. Is @AOC ignorant and unaware of what @jeremycorbyn stands for, or worse, does she hold the same views? @TheDemocrats are embracing some terrible antisemitic figures that will haunt every single 2020 Dem candidate.”

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Christine Blasey Ford Nominated for “Profiles in Courage Award”

Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speirs of California has reached a new low after announcing that she will be nominating Kavanaugh accuser and proven liar Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for the Profiles in Courage Award. This is a prestigious award given by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to recognize “a public official (or officials) at the federal, state, or local level whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership in the spirit of Profiles in Courage.” Dr. Ford is not a public official, and her sexual assault allegations against since confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the nomination process were never corroborated let alone proven. We suggest a new award: Profiles in Cowardice.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A Democrat congresswoman says she will nominate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – the woman who accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago – for a prestigious award.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced on Twitter Monday evening that she would be nominating Ford (whose allegations were never proven or even corroborated) for the prestigious Profiles in Courage Award, which is given out by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

“Nominating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – a true American (s)hero who sacrificed so much to do what was right for our country and for the pursuit of truth of justice – for this year’s Profiles in Courage Award @JFKLibrary. She is an inspiration to us all,” Speier tweeted.

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Issues, Politics

Teacher Suspended for Showing Students Fox News Documentary

Mike Poplardo, an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in a wealthy New York suburb, is now jobless after showing a Fox News documentary titled “Fox News Reporting: The Truth about Sex and College” as part of a “mini-unit” intended to prepare his high school seniors for college. His lesson plan is designed simply to raise awareness about how to mitigate risk. For example, Poplardo asks his students: “Our Essential Question: What strategies can you put in place to avoid being in the ‘mess’ depicted in the video as a victim of sexual violence or a person accused of sexual violence?” Clearly, had Poplardo shown a piece from MSNBC, he’d be hailed as teacher of the year.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A high school teacher in the wealthy suburban New York town of Bedford has been suspended for showing his students a Fox News documentary as part of a lesson plan to prepare them for college.

Mike Poplardo is an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in Bedford. In May of 2018, he spent two days on a “mini-unit” designed to prepare students for college. During this lesson, he showed students the Fox News documentary titled “Fox News Reporting: The Truth about Sex and College.”

The documentary (which includes commentary from this reporter), hosted by Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum, tells the stories of several male students who say they were falsely accused of sexual assault, in one instance also talking to the female accuser for her perspective. It also debunks some common myths surrounding sexual assault statistics.

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Big govt, Issues

South Dakota Lawmakers Consider Limiting Transgender Students

In what is already drawing the wrath of the ACLU, two South Dakota legislators have introduced a bill modifying the state’s policy to block transgender students from joining the sports team of the gender he or she identifies with by asserting biological criteria to ensure physically fair competition. Similar legislation has previously been passed in Texas, where students are required to participate based on the sex listed on his or her birth certificate. The ACLU has since responded that “Barring transgender students from the benefits of athletics holds them back from living authentic and fulfilling lives.” By authentic, they mean using “transgender” to create an unfair advantage over those whose sex is biologically correct.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, two Republican legislators in South Dakota introduced a bill that would throw out the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s 2015 policy allowing transgender students to join sports teams of the gender they choose, instead of their biological sex.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Jim Bolin (R-Canton) and Rep. Brunner (R-Nisland). Bolin served as mayor of Canton, South Dakota, from 2007 to 2008; before that, he served as the athletic director of the Canton Public Schools from 1996-2007. He said he brought forth the legislation in order to ensure fair competition, adding that he wanted to emulate Texas. As The Argus Leader notes, “Texas’ University Interscholastic League requires that students participate on sports teams that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate.”

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AOC Leads “Liberal Revolt” Against Pelosi

On her first day on the job, Democrat-socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) led a “liberal revolt” sit-in outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office over an internal rules package that prevents the House from increasing the deficit by requiring additional spending offsets. “Tomorrow I will also vote No on the rules package, which is trying to slip in #PAYGO,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. The rules change was the second vote for Democrats on Thursday, and AOC’s efforts were dubbed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a threat “to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge” since the House cannot proceed with the new term until rules are set. We’re suddenly becoming a big AOC fan. Weird.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On her first day on Capitol Hill a week after winning the election, democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez participated in a protest sit-in staged outside the office of soon-to-be-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Now, on the first day that the Democrats officially take over the House, the radical representative is helping lead a “liberal revolt” that, as the San Francisco Chronicle puts it, “threatens to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge.”

Democratic Reps Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ro Khanna (CA) say they will vote against a sweeping internal rules change package assembled and promoted by Pelosi. The rules change is just the second vote Democrats will take Thursday. Ocasio-Cortez and Khanna’s issue: the package’s inclusion of a pay as you go (PAYGO) measure, which prevents the House from increasing the budget deficit by requiring offsets for any additional spending.

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