Teacher suspended for making kids write letters to cop killer

A New Jersey elementary teacher has been suspended after she had her students write "get well" letters of encouragement to a convicted cop killer. According to NJ.com, Marilyn Zuniga, a third grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in the city of Orange, gave her students an assignment of writing a "get well" letter to Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is currently serving a life sentence for killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.

A number of left wing activists (including actor Ed Asner) have been campaigning for Abu-Jamal's release from prison for years, even though the case against him was considered strong. Sometime in early April, Zuniga told her students to write Abu-Jamal "get well" letters after his health deteriorated from diabetes complications. Afterward, Zuniga tweeted "Just dropped off these letters to comrade Johanna Fernandez. My 3rd graders wrote to Mumia to lift up his spirits as he is ill. #freemumia" Zuniga later deactivated her Twitter account.

Johanna Fernandez is a professor at Baruch College in New York City, where she teaches in the Departments of History and of Black and Latino Studies. She is also a member of "Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal" and "The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home," which both advocate for his innocence. Fernandez posted on her Facebook that she personally delivered the letters Zuniga gave her to Abu-Jamal.

After school officials learned of the assignment through local media, they suspended Zuniga pending an investigation. "The school's principal and district administrators vehemently deny that it had any knowledge of the assignment and preliminary inquiries find that no approval was ever sought nor were parents notified about this unauthorized activity," Orange Public Schools said in a statement. "The incident reported is in no way condoned nor does it reflect curriculum, program or activities approved by the district."

According to Rich Costello of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Abu-Jamal "shot [Faulkner] in the back, and then as the officer lay slumped against a wall helpless, he leaned over and shot him between the eyes."

Angie's List opposes religious freedom in Indiana

Angie's List, the wildly popular website featuring reviews of local businesses, recently stepped into the debate over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana by announcing they were not following through with a $40 million expansion of the company in the state, in protest of the new law. They joined several companies who planned boycotting the state of Indiana over the law, which they say allows for discrimination against gays. Supporters of the law say it merely protects many from violating the tenets of their faith.

Now, The National Organization for Marriage has started a campaign against Angie's List for their intolerance of the Christian faith. They have started a website, DumpAngie.com, to organize a protest. Organizers posted this statement on the site:
Angie's List has announced that they are halting a $40 million expansion of their facility in Indiana to protest passage of the common sense religious liberty bill. Angie's List thinks that attacking the rights of Christians and other faiths is smart business, so we're showing the business community the real effects of attacking religious liberty. Join us in dumping Angie's List!
Organizers ask that Angie's List customers leave a final review, stating they are cancelling their subscription because of the company's stand against religious freedom. They also ask that supporters sign a petition which they will deliver to Angie's List. In the first few days of the petition drive, over 1,000 signatures had been collected.


Here are the Facebook and Twitter pages of the reporter who attacked Memories Pizza

You're likely familiar with all the liberal fury directed at Memories Pizza, the Indiana pizzeria who dared to say they supported the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). You're likely not familiar, however, with the reporter who falsely characterized them as bigots. South Bend's ABC 57 reporter Alyssa Marino mischaracterized the owners of Memories Pizza, stating they would not serve gay customers, when in fact they said they would hypothetically turn down an offer to cater a gay wedding. Now, supporters of Memories Pizza are letting Marino know just how they feel, thanks to Facebook.

Alyssa Marino's Facebook page (click here to visit it) has been inundated with criticism from individuals upset over her slanted, sensationalized reporting. Marino has not responded on Facebook to the comments, and her last post is dated March 31, promoting the story, which was titled "RFRA: First business to publicly deny same-sex service." It should be noted that the owners of Memories Pizza stated they have never and would never deny serving a gay person, but if asked, would refuse to cater a gay wedding, which would be seen as an endorsement of gay marriage.

Marino did respond to the controversy through her Twitter account (@alyssa_marino). She didn't seem to be so aggressive towards the owners of Memories Pizza when responding to a tweet, stating "I just walked into their shop and asked how they feel. They've never been asked to cater a same-sex wedding." She did, however, manage to retweet someone who was heaping praise on her for being a "phenomenal, passionate and honest reporter." Obviously, the criticism is getting to her, as the desperate attempt to pat herself on the back shows.

A GoFundMe campaign raised nearly $850,000 for Memories Pizza after threats of violence caused them to temporarily close their doors.

Is Ted Cruz a natural-born American?

When Ted Cruz announced he was running for President this week, the haters turned out en masse, insisting he could not be President because he was born in Canada.

It isn't really even an issue, however. Cruz is absolutely qualified to be President, and he is a natural-born citizen by law. To get a pretty good explanation why, click here to read an article by the Cafe con Leche Republicans.

Blogger drops porn ban after liberal outcry

Last month, Blogger announced they were banning sexually explicit images and video from their site, and deleting blogs that carried such material. The ban on "sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video" was set to take place on March 23, but Blogger has reversed that decision, after a combination of porn enthusiasts, gay rights supporters, and liberal activists protested.

Google (which owns Blogger) had already banned porn in their ads, and the proposed ban on explicit content on Blogger wouldn't actually delete the content. Explicit content would be made private and inaccessible to the public without an invitation from the blog's author. Violet Blue of ZDNet lamented the decision, calling it "sex censorship" and saying the ban of sexually explicit content is prejudicial. "Homophobia, transphobia, and racism are alive and well today, and the backbone of these hideous things is censorship," she said. Blue also said the policy unfairly targeted those whose blogs Blogger labeled as "adult" already, including LGBT and 'outsider sexuality' diaries, erotic writers, transgender activists, sex toy reviewers, art nude photographers, sex news and porn gossip writers, LGBT sex activism, fetish fashion, and feminist porn blogs.

In a statement retracting the proposed policy change, Blogger seemed to acknowledge the outrage from the LGBT community, stating the recognized "the negative impact this could have on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities."

Fearmongering doctor finds fame attacking border kids

Dr. Elizabeth Vliet
Dr. Elizabeth L Vliet isn't an expert on infectious diseases, but she plays one on TV. In fact, she is a board-certified psychiatrist who is using the recent furor over immigration to make a name - and maybe some money - for herself.

Dr Vliet has appeared several times on Fox News warning that the refugee children from Central America, who are fleeing to the United States to escape drug and gang violence at home, are bringing a number of dangerous infectious diseases with them. There isn't any actual proof to any of this, and there has been no outbreak of major diseases among the children detained along our border. Because she is a doctor, however, her statements are taken as fact without verification.

Last June, Vliet penned a column for The McAllen (TX) Monitor in which she claimed border kids were bringing in every disease short of Mad Cow into the country. Again, she cited no proof or examples, but instead provided a rundown of a list of terrible diseases and their effects. Her column, however, led to her TV appearances on both Hannity and Justice with Judge Jeanine, who both took anti-immigrant stances and used Vliet's statements to validate them.

Vliet's misleading statements have also been adopted by anti-immigrant activists and bloggers, who use them to justify their racist rhetoric by blaming immigrants (particularly children) for anything and everything. The website The Federalist Papers actually used Vliet's statements to blame the measles outbreak at Disneyland on illegal immigrants, even though all the evidence points to a Disneyland employee (and U.S. citizen) as the source of the outbreak.

The Gateway Pundit also used Vliet's arguments to blame the measles outbreak on illegal immigrants, stating that 72 cases of measles reported in 2011 were "imported" from other countries. While The Gateway Pundit tried to blame those cases on illegal immigrants, the source they used stated the exact opposite. The source, For The Record, could find no instance in which a case of measles could be attributed to an immigrant, legal or illegal. Of the 72 cases "imported" from other countries, 52 were caused by American citizens who brought the disease back while traveling abroad, while the remaining 20 were brought in by foreign tourists.

Vliet's campaign against immigrants isn't the first time she has ventured outside her expertise to gain a little notoriety. Besides being an expert on demonizing immigrant children, Vliet has parlayed her experience as a psychiatrist into a successful money-making venture - as a hormone health expert. Her website bills her as specializing in "preventive and climacteric medicine for women and men."  She has also written at least five books on the subject, including "It's My Ovaries, Stupid," all promising answers on how to improve your health by addressing hormone imbalance.

Although she often promotes herself as an expert on various issues, some of her former patients take issue with her professionalism. On the Vitals.com website, Vliet earned a 2.5 star rating, with some patients complaining about her bedside manner, and others complaining that they couldn't speak with her on the phone unless they paid an extra fee. One patient even called her "mean and nasty," claiming one phone consultation left her in tears.

For now, however, Dr. Vliet seems content on being an expert on the issue that brings her the most attention: feeding the fear and hatred of immigrant children.

Starbucks CEO defends Obama, slams Giuliani

Starbucks CEO (and outspoken liberal) Howard Schultz has once again jumped on his progressive soapbox, this time, to criticize former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani over his comments that President Barack Obama doesn't love America.

Giuliani, speaking at a private event for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in New York City on February 18, openly questioned Obama's love for his country. “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” he said. "He doesn't love you. And he doesn't love me. He wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.” The event was held at the 21 Club in Manhattan and was attended by a number of conservative leaders and media types, according to a report by Politico.

In response, Schultz issued a statement slamming Mayor Giuliani's comments. "As an American, I find Rudy Giuliani's vicious comments about President Obama 'not loving America' to be profoundly offensive to both the President and the Office," he said, citing his comments as "yet another example of the extreme rhetoric that continues to divide our country rather than uniting us in common purpose."

Schultz has used his platform as Starbucks CEO to campaign for a number of liberal causes. His push to legalize gay marriage in Washington state led to his statements to shareholders to sell their stock if they didn't agree with him. A campaign against the coffee chain led by supporters of traditional marriage can be found at DumpStarbucks.com.

Even this liberal group thought Obama's executive order was unconstitutional

You know President Obama has gone over the line when even liberals are calling him out. The Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment (ICIE) in Dallas is a self-described liberal immigration group, but they have no problem calling out any politician of any party when they do not follow the Constitution. They have been highly critical of President Obama's high deportation rate and the lack of due process many immigrants experience. In fact, founder Ralph Isenberg is quick to point out that Republican Presidents tend to be pro-immigrant in their policies, while Democratic Presidents often fall short (he cites Bill Clinton's disastrous immigration reform of 1996 as a prime example).

After a federal judge struck down President Obama's executive order on immigration, ICIE issued a press release praising the move, pointing out that Obama had violated the Constitution and overstepped his authority. He points out that while adjustments should be made to ensure due process in the immigration process, it should be initiated by Congress, not the President.

The statement issued by ICIE is as follows:
The Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment (ICIE) in Dallas has reviewed the decision of the Federal District Court in Dallas concerning President Obama’s Executive Order in November expanding the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival program (DACA) and delaying the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA). The presiding judge issued an injunction while the lawsuit moves forward, and ICIE is not surprised by the actions of the Federal Court. 
ICIE, which helps hundreds of foreign nationals and their families remain together in the United States each year, often finds itself at odds with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its policies. However, in this case, ICIE will be the first to point out that immigration is a matter the Constitution left to Congress. 
According to ICIE founder Ralph Isenberg, “The Congress is free to use the Executive Branch to implement policy but the President is not free to get in the way of what Congress desires. The Supreme Court has been very clear on this matter, which is called ‘plenary power.’ The President has no right to alter the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1952 (INA 1952), which remains the core document of laws relating to immigration.” 
Isenberg feels the INA of 1952 should be modified to repair the damage done by the passing during the Clinton Administration of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, which would open more opportunities to resolve millions of immigration matters without any immigration reform act.
Note: When Liberals Attack editor Victor Medina works with ICIE and Mr. Isenberg to report on the immigration issue and find bipartisan solutions. 

Expedia celebrates a very gay Valentines Day

According to travel website Expedia.com, nothing says Valentines Day like lesbians.

A commercial released by the website promoting Valentines Day getaways, which aired on network and cable stations, featured a number of couples kissing in public places. Titled "PDA," the commercial implored amorous couples to "get a room," suggesting they use Expedia to book a hotel room.

However, in the middle of all the shots of kissing couples is a quick scene of two women kissing on a street corner. The shot is quick - only about three seconds long - and the couple is partially obscured for a second. Many viewers may not even realize they are both female, but a few sharp-eyed viewers caught the attempt at social commentary and voiced their displeasure on social media. Here is the commercial:


Expedia is the world's largest travel website.

Teacher fired for giving student a Bible finally gets justice

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled in favor of a New Jersey teacher who was fired for giving a student a Gideon Bible. Walt Tutka, a substitute teacher at Phillipsburg Middle School in the Phillipsburg (New Jersey) School District, was fired in early 2014 after he gave a Gideon Bible to a student who asked about the Bible and told him he didn't have one. You can the see the original story about the firing by clicking here.

In its ruling, the EEOC ruled that there was sufficient cause to believe the school district discriminated against Tutka on the basis of his religion, and retaliated against him for it. Todd Starnes of Fox News uncovered an email from Phillipsburg Middle School assistant principal John Stillo that showed he was hostile towards the Gideons, even to the point of sending police after them. "It has been brought to the administration's attention that Gideons may be near our campus to distribute literature to our students," Stillo wrote in the email memo sent to school staff members. "Please make sure they DO NOT step foot onto our campus at any time. There will be added police and security presence at dismissal."

Tutka, a member of the Gideons Society, was told he violated school district policy after giving a student a Bible, even though Tutka did not initiate the discussion about the Bible. An inquisitive student continually asked him about a Bible verse, and when Tutka showed the student a Bible with the verse in question, the student remarked he had no Bible. In response, Tutka gave him the Bible in hand. The EEOC ruled Tutka did not violate policy and was well within his rights. "You can't just fire people because they happen to hand a Bible to somebody while they are at work," attorney Hiram Sasser of the Liberty Institute (who represented Tutka) said.

With the ruling, the Phillipsburg School District must now reach out to Tutka to make amends. If they do not, the EEOC will assist Tutka in seeking restitution from the district.

Source: Liberty Institute 

Obama's immigration executive order helps his Democratic lawyer allies, not immigrants

We all agree that our current immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, little has been done to correct the main problems keeping good people from immigrating legally: a cut in the bureaucracy in the application process, and the elimination of President Obama's detention quotas and visa limits. While Republicans should be addressing the red tape in the immigration process, their failure to act has opened the door for President Obama to grandstand on the issue with his recent executive order. However, that doesn't mean he is actually helping immigrants.

Ralph Isenberg, an immigration activist and founder of The Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment (ICIE), posted this editorial on his organization's website today, addressing the recent moves by both the President and Congress on the immigration issue. Isenberg believes the President's moves are geared to benefit immigration attorneys (who tend to be Democratic) over the immigrants who truly need relief. Isenberg, for some time, has spoken out against attorneys he feels take advantage of immigrants, while his group provides their services to immigrants at no charge. His statement follows:

Nickelodeon cartoon reveals lesbian characters

The Nickelodeon cartoon The Legend of Korra aired their series finale last week, with a final scene that showed the two lead female characters, named Korra and Asami, entering a spirit portal together. Now, the series' co-creator, Michael Dante DiMartino, has revealed to fans of the show that - surprise - the characters were lesbians all along.

"Our intention with the last scene was to make it as clear as possible that yes, Korra and Asami have romantic feelings for each other. The moment where they enter the spirit portal symbolises [sic] their evolution from being friends to being a couple," DiMartino posted on his Tumblr account, while also acknowledging his surprise that they were able to broach certain adult subjects on "a children's TV network."

Now we know who really rules Hollywood

Hollywood likes to think of itself as a leader in human rights and courageously progressive. However, as the recent Sony Hacking scandal has proven, Hollywood will bow to anyone.


'Naughty List' of anti-Christmas retailers released

The American Family Association (AFA) has released their annual “Naughty or Nice” list of American retailers, recognizing those retailers who censor or refuse to use the word “Christmas” in their stores, as well as those retailers who embrace the word in defiance of political correctness.

The term “War on Christmas” is nothing new, as every year, many try to sterilize the holiday season of any traditional religious reference, including the use of the word “Christmas.” To fight this tide of political correctness gone amok, AFA is singling out those businesses who won’t acknowledge “Christmas” in favor of phrases like “Happy Holidays,” even while using the Christmas season to make money.

"Naughty List"
It takes some effort to make the “Naughty” list, which is well-publicized. Companies on the list have been fully reviewed and researched, and those companies who do not use the word “Christmas” in their advertising, website, and store displays make the list. Most of the companies have been featured before and are aware that AFA is monitoring their approach to Christmas. Among the companies who made this year's “naughty” list are:

Is Android the official smartphone of gay marriage?

Google's line of Android devices, including smartphones and tablets, are the most popular mobile devices in the world, eclipsing both Windows mobile devices and iOS devices like iPhone. The success of Android is due to providing a product that consumers like and trust, but many of those same consumers might be irked by new Android commercials that decide to weigh in on a controversial social issue.


A series of new Android commercials feature quick shots of different slices of American life, but in-between the shots of traditional America are scenes showing and supporting gay marriage. In one commercial, titled "And You," which has been widely shown on television, one man is shown proposing to another man. In another commercial, titled "Be Together.  Not The Same," two men are shown kissing in a gay wedding ceremony. The commercial the gay marriage segment is used in explains that the world moves forward when people make brave decisions, and the gay marriage scene is coupled with a shot of Martin Luther King speaking and leading a protest march.


While Android obviously has the right to use whatever content they want in their commercials, to take a stand on such a contentious issue while promoting electronic devices makes little sense. It should be noted that this is not merely a company featuring gay Americans in their advertising. This is a company promoting gay marriage, an issue that divides most Americans, mostly on religious grounds, and is still not legal in many states. With recent reports of business owners being fined or threatened with jail time for refusing to participate in gay marriages, many feel such heavy-handed advocacy on an issue most consumers disagree on has no place in a commercial for smartphones and electronic devices.

Do you think Android devices should be used to promote gay marriage, or should consumer advertising stay out of controversial issues? Feel free to comment below.
  

Kim Kardashian marks Veteran's Day by tweeting her bare butt

It would seem the narcissism of Kim Kardashian knows no bounds. The woman famous for being famous (and a few X-rated activities) marked Veteran’s Day a little different than most Americans. While many of us took to social media to thank friends, family, and complete strangers for their military service and sacrifice, the completely oblivious Mrs. Kanye West shared a photo of her bare butt and asked fans to “break the internet” with it.

Kardashian didn’t acknowledge Veteran’s Day on Tuesday at all, but did find the time to promote a new pictorial and article about her in Paper Magazine. As part of that promotion, she tweeted a link to a picture from the pictorial showing her heavily-oiled bare butt with the hashtag #breaktheinternet. She also tweeted about one of the other pictures in the pictorial (in which she balanced a champagne glass on her butt) by saying “and they say I didn’t have a talent...LOL.” The pictorial in Paper Magazine also features Kardashian, who has a one-year-old daughter, posing fully nude.

Ten facts showing immigrant children aren't spreading the Enterovirus

You've probably heard political pundits contending that the recent outbreak of Enterovirus 68 in the midwest was spread by unaccompanied immigrant children who settled there after being released by U.S. Border Patrol. We decided to look into that and verify the claim, but found that there is no proof of a correlation between the two. Here are ten facts about Enterovirus that will change your perception about the outbreak, along with sources for each fact.

1. Enterovirus 68 is not new in America. It was first reported in 1962 in California, and it could be related to earlier enterovirus outbreaks in Asia. Enterovirus 68 has been reported in the United States every year since 1987. What is unusual this year is the higher number of cases. Source: CDC.

2. It is common for outbreaks of Enterovirus this time of year. The virus usually begins infecting people in late summer and into the fall, but the number of cases decreases as fall moves on. Children with asthma or similar respiratory diseases are more susceptible to the virus. Source: CDC.

3. The first cases of Enterovirus 68 were reported in Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. The location of the outbreak is important, as it does not correlate with large numbers of immigrant children in those areas. Source: CDC.

4. Missouri and Illinois are not significant destinations for unaccompanied immigrant children. Contrary to some reports in online media (none from reputable news sources), the areas affected by the outbreak did not receive large numbers of immigrant children from the border surge. The entire state of Missouri only received 173 immigrant children, ranking them at #34 out of 50 states in terms of number of immigrant children received. Illinois received 437 children, ranking them #18 out of 50. Source: US Office of Refugee Resettlement.

5. The top ten states receiving immigrant children have seen no major Enterovirus 68 outbreaks. Texas, New York, California, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana, the top ten states receiving immigrant children, have not seen significant Enterovirus 68 outbreaks. Source: U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.

6. No cases of Enterovirus 68 have been reported in Arizona. Despite its location along the border with Mexico and the fact that 217 immigrant children were released there, no cases have been found in Arizona. Source: CDC.

7. Enterovirus 68 is not a common virus in Central or South America. Since 2008, outbreaks of Enterovirus 68 have been reported in the United States, Asia and northern Europe, but not Central or South America. Since the 1960s, only a handful of cases have ever been reported in the region. Source: CDC.

8. Texas has seen only scattered cases of Enterovirus 68. Despite receiving the most immigrant children, over 6,000 in fact, very few cases have been reported here. Most are in the Dallas area (10), and none have been reported in areas along the coast and border, including the Valley, San Antonio, and Houston, were large numbers of immigrant children were released to the public. Source: KENS 5, San Antonio.

9. California has only seen 32 cases of Enterovirus 68. Despite receiving over 4,000 immigrant children, only 32 cases of Enterovirus 68 have been reported in the state, out of 691 nationwide. The cases are spread throughout the state in major urban centers, not along the Mexican border. Only five cases in San Diego have been reported. Source: ABC News.

10. Unaccompanied border children have higher rates of vaccination than children in Texas. Earlier this year, as the border surge began, many claimed we would see outbreaks of diseases like Tuberculosis, brought over by border children released to their families across America. The outbreaks never materialized, because the countries the children came from (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras) have all vaccines paid for by the government. For example, 93% of children from those countries are vaccinated against the measles, higher than the rate of American children vaccinated against the disease (92%). Source: Texas Observer.

Absolute idiot Gwyneth Paltrow: Give Obama absolute power

Gwyneth Paltrow held a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at her home in Los Angeles this week, with President Barack Obama in attendance. As she was introducing the President, Paltrow couldn’t contain herself. Her statements to the crowd suggested nothing short of making Obama King of America, according to a report by TheWrap.com.

“It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass,” Paltrow said of the President. The Oscar winning actress then acted like a love-struck schoolgirl, openly flirting with the President. ”I'll shut up now and just say welcome; and you're so handsome that I can't speak properly,” she said.

In her comments, discussed the importance of equal pay for women, saying the issue is “very important to me as a working mother.” Paltrow’s idea of “equal pay” may be a bit skewed, as she personally earned $19 million this year alone, and has a personal net worth of over $60 million.

Attendees at the event were hardly typical “working mothers,” as tickets just for the cocktail reception and President Obama’s remarks started at $1,000. 200 people attended the reception, while 50 individuals paid an additional $15,000 to have dinner with the President afterward. Among the attendees at the event were Julia Roberts and actor Bradley Whitford.

President Obama had recently held other fundraisers in Hollywood, including one at the home of Fox Entertainment CEO Jim Gianopulos. In July, President Obama held a fundraiser at the home of Scandal creator Shonda Rimes, just a few months after the President appointed her to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees.

Wendy Davis seeks campaign boost from actress Kathleen Turner

Wendy Davis and Kathleen Turner
Wendy Davis' campaign for Texas governor is struggling, trailing her Republican opponent Greg Abbott by as much as 18 points, according to one poll. That might explain why the Davis campaign has made the move of bringing in a Hollywood celebrity to boost her bid.

Actress Kathleen Turner rose to fame in the 1980s with films like Romancing the Stone and as the voice of Jessica Rabbit, and in recent years, has been a vocal supporter of abortion rights. In an email sent out to supporters Sunday night, Turner made her case for supporting Davis, while asking her supporters to donate to the Davis campaign war chest. The text of her email follows:

Is PETA covering up De Blasio role in groundhog death?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has a dubious reputation for drumming up publicity and manufacturing scandal in the name of protecting animals. Though they claim to love animals, they appear to love sucking up to high-profile liberal Democrats even more. That may explain why PETA is denying the fact that liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is responsible for killing the beloved New York City groundhog who predicts the weather every year.

According to a story on TheWrap.com, GroundhogGate started when Mayor de Blasio participated in a Groundhog Day event February 2. In front of hundreds of spectators and dozens of press cameras, de Blasio held up a groundhog who had just predicted six more weeks of winter, when the rodent suddenly wiggled free and was dropped by the Mayor. The groundhog, who was actually a female named Charlotte on loan from the Staten Island Zoo, was found dead a week later. An autopsy revealed Charlotte died from internal injuries consistent with a fall, but zoo officials insist it was from a fall after the de Blasio drop. Officials did not provide details as to how a groundhog in a cage could suffer a fall greater and more lethal than being dropped by the 6'2" de Blasio.

Of course, PETA is up in arms over the situation, but refuses to blame De Blasio. "We are sure that Mayor Bill de Blasio, who cares about animals, will be devastated," PETA said in a statement. "The blame lies with the organizers, and PETA has been after them for years - and still is - to stop disturbing and tossing around a groundhog for this gimmick.”

PETA did not explain their logic in insisting that organizers of the event are responsible for Charlotte's death, while de Blasio escapes criticism, even though he promoted and participated in the event, and likely provided the fatal drop.

PETA has reason to cover for de Blasio. He recently backed a ban on horse drawn carriages in the city, something the group has been fighting for years, even though the carriages enjoy wide support from New York City residents.

In the case of Charlotte the groundhog, PETA didn't need to throw the animal under the bus. They just let the liberal Democrat drop it.


Note: An earlier version of this story mistakenly noted that horse-drawn carriages were banned in New York City. There is no ban in place, and a ban is currently not under consideration by the city council. We regret the error.

Gwyneth Paltrow to host Obama fundraiser in her Hollywood home

Gwyneth Paltrow, or at the very least, the withered husk that was once the Oscar-winning actress, remains one of President Barack Obama's strongest supporters, even while the rest of Hollywood and America has soured on his multiple failures. To show that support, the actress is opening her home to the President and the Democratic party on October 9 for a fundraiser, with the Democratic National Committee raking in the dough.

According to an invitation by the DNC obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, President Obama will attend a reception at the actress' home, followed by an intimate dinner during which he will answer questions from guests.

In case you're hoping to attend to rub shoulders with Hollywood's elite or ask the President a questions about Benghazi, know that it will cost you. Tickets to the event run between $1,000 and $32,400 (apparently that extra $400 is really necessary). The message is clear: no riff-raff from the middle class allowed.

It is not unusual for Obama to go to Hollywood looking for money to fund Democratic candidates and the general wussification of our once great country. However, President Obama has already held what was billed as his final Hollywood fundraiser of the year in July, when he held events at the home of Shonda Rhimes (creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal), as well as the home of Michael Rapino, owner of Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

DC teacher tells kids to compare George W. Bush to Hitler, won't lose job

The Hitler/Bush worksheet
A teacher in Washington D.C.'s public school system made national news recently after giving an assignment in which sixth grade students were asked to compare former President George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler. The teacher at McKinley Tech Middle School (who has not been identified) has admitted to using poor judgment and has apologized, but apparently will not lose his/her job.

The assignment, which was not part of any established curriculum, asked students to use a Venn Diagram worksheet (which uses overlapping circles to note similarities between two subjects) and compare the political overreach of both Adolf Hitler and George W. Bush. The assignment was called "Men Who Abused Their Powers."

The instructions for the assignment stated "Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts, 'Fighting Hitler – A Holocaust Story' and 'Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD' to compare and contrast former President George W. Bush and Hitler. We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!"

Obama Phone provider advertises on "Black Jesus"

"Black Jesus," the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim show that has been criticized as being both blasphemous and racist, has had trouble finding advertisers, but that did not stop SafeLink, the leading provider of Obama Phones, from supporting the show by purchasing advertising time during a recent episode. However, pressure on advertisers by family groups and Christian advocates have had a dramatic effect.

Safelink is owned by TracFone, and its CEO is F.J. Pollak, who is a strong supporter of President Obama, having donated and "bundled" hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign. Safelink provides millions of Obama Phones to individuals on public assistance, although they refuse to release specific numbers on how many phones and how much profit they earn on them.

Safelink first advertised during the August 14 episode of "Black Jesus," but even they have felt the pressure from the American Family Association and One Million Moms, who have organized a nationwide protest against the show's advertisers. Very few advertisers continue week to week, with most bowing to pressure and announcing their intent not to continue buying ad time. Safelink did not buy advertising during the most recent episode (September 4, in an episode in which Jesus and his followers grow and sell weed out of a community garden).

The protest against the show's advertisers has had a dramatic effect. For the September 4 episode, the show only featured one commercial break, while most 30-minute shows feature two. Instead, Adult Swim featured just as many promotional spots for other Adult Swim shows as they did actual commercials. Among the advertisers for the September 4 episode were the following (contact information for each advertiser, where available, is included):

*20th Century Fox Movies (advertising the film "The Maze Runner"). Click here to contact Fox Movies through Facebook, and click here to contact them through Twitter.

*Playstation/Bungie (advertising the video game "Destiny"). Click here to contact Playstation through Facebook, and click here to contact them through Twitter. To contact Bungie (the developer/publisher of "Destiny") click here to contact them through Facebook, and click here to contact them through Twitter.

*Hydroxycut (who has advertised over multiple episodes). Click here to contact them through Facebook, and click here to contact them through Twitter.

*Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures (advertising the film "The Equalizer"). Click here to contact them through Facebook, and click here to contact them through Twitter.

*Southern New Hampshire University. Click here to send them feedback through their website, click here to contact them through Facebook, and click here to contact them through Twitter.

Even with the dwindling advertiser support, the show continues to pull in viewers. The premiere episode had 2 million viewers, and while the audience has shrunk, "Black Jesus" still ranks in the top ten cable shows for the night, with just under 1.5 million viewers.

Stay distracted from real scandals, my friends...


OH NO HE DIDN'T: Harry Reid caught telling racist Asian jokes (VIDEO)

The self-proclaimed party of political correctness and inclusion proves once again that they do not live by their own standards. According to a story on TheBlaze.com, Reid spoke to the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce August 21 and proceeded to rattle off some jokes at his hosts' expense.  

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week. "I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are," he deadpanned, and responded to the mention of an Asian man's name with "One problem I've had today is keeping my Wongs straight." His comments were videotaped and released on YouTube, as seen below.

While attendees at the event laughed at his comments, Reid later apologized for his remarks in a statement. "My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing," he said. 

Reid's comments almost didn't see the light of day, as event organizers attempted to censor video recording of Reid's remarks. According to Asian Chamber of Commerce Director James Yu, an unidentified individual showed up to the event with a camera and was warned not to take video. Yu said the individual claimed he would only shoot stills, but that was not the case. "Someone is making an issue out of a nonissue," Yu told The Associated Press. You can watch the video and decide for yourself.

Obama denies he ended Iraq War: here's 16 times when he said he did


The Washington Free Beacon has crafted an epic response to President Obama's claim that he was not responsible for ending the Iraq War. With ISIS currently running rampant, his decision has plunged Iraq into turmoil, and the Free Beacon reminds us all of that.

Cartoon Network's blasphemous 'Black Jesus' triggers backlash

The premiere of the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim comedy "Black Jesus" Thursday night delivered exactly what it promised: a profane show that ridiculed Christ and the Christian faith and perpetuated every negative stereotype the black community has had to endure over the years. In response, the American Family Association (AFA) has asked supporters to complain about the show's content to advertisers, a move that has already caused one company to pull their ads.

"Black Jesus" is the latest series from Aaron McGruder, the creator of the comic strip and animated series "The Boondocks," which itself was a lightning rod of controversy for its frank approach to race. McGruder's new show, set in Compton, California, depicts Jesus returning as a black man to spread the gospel in the "hood." What has angered many Christians, however, is the portrayal of Christ drinking and smoking weed, all while dropping F-bombs and using the Lord's name in vain. The mostly-African American cast has been singled out for reflecting the very worst stereotypes about life in the "hood."


In an interview for Vice.com, executive producer Robert Eric Wise justified McGruder's depiction of Jesus by saying “What Aaron has done, and I feel this in my heart—he's made Jesus cool. I don't feel judged by this Jesus. I actually want to hang with this Jesus. And I don't have to rush to church and throw on a suit and pray for forgiveness."

TMZ calls Sarah Palin a B***H and gets away with it


America may claim to be hyper-sensitive and politically correct when it comes to criticizing women, but make no mistake: it's still open season on conservative women.  

Case in point: TMZ, the guys masking paparazzi stalkers as journalists, recently reported on Sarah Palin getting a speeding ticket. That opened up a wave of attacks from TMZ staffers (who comment on the stories), including some of their female staffers, calling Palin a "bitch" and a "horrible mom." A male staffer then chimed in that she was "too stupid to be evil." You can see the full TMZ segment above.

Let's see...Jenny McCarthy jokes that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian and has to apologize in an op-ed, and yet TMZ is allowed to call someone a "bitch" and get away with it because they are conservative? It seems some women are more equal than others.

Reports of diseased immigrant children mirror Nazi propaganda

This Nazi propaganda poster from 1941
tells Polish residents that Jews are
carriers of Typhus
This column was originally posted on CafeConLecheRepublicans.com. Bob Quasius also contributed to the piece.

The surge of refugee immigrant children to America’s southern border has ignited a vehement anti-immigrant tone in reporting by many independent news organizations and bloggers. In an effort to create justification for the deportation of these children without granting refugee status, many of these reporters are echoing propaganda tactics eerily reminiscent of the Nazi campaign against European Jews during World War II. 

The techniques used by today’s reporters and bloggers include not-so-subtle characterizations of the children, including the repeated use of the term “illegal alien” over “refugee” or “undocumented immigrant,” which is the far more correct legal designation. The loaded term “illegal alien,” and the often-unfounded implications it carries, is the reason why respected news organizations like Associated Press no longer use the term in general.

A far more insidious technique employed by writers in anti-immigrant press, however, takes a page out of the Nazi propaganda handbook. It involves using legitimate examples of sick immigrant children with various ailments, some serious, and depicting it as far more widespread and dangerous than it actually is.

Would Michelle Obama eat Abortion Ice Cream or Gay Whoppers?


First Lady Michelle Obama stresses the importance of eating healthy, even though she rarely practices what she preaches and likes to indulge in high calorie foods. It would not surprise us, then, if Mrs. Obama downs a "Gay Whooper" to show her support for gay marriage and polishes that off with a scoop of "Planned Parenthood Ice Cream" to show her solidarity for baby killing.

The mainstream media once bemoaned the idea that Chick-fil-A would politicize fast food when the company's founder endorsed Christian beliefs and traditional marriage. Now that the politicization has shifted to a liberal cause, the media is embracing, if not celebrating, the move.

You likely heard about the "Gay Whopper," which was offered by a San Francisco Burger King during the city's Gay Pride Parade in June. Actually called the "Proud Whopper," the burger is no different from a standard Whopper, except that it comes in a rainbow-colored wrapper with the words "We Are All The Same Inside."

Burger King recently posted a YouTube video promoting the "Gay Whopper," which included a shot of a Burger King manager asking a customer if they wanted meat, because "we can go both ways."


Meanwhile, up the West Coast in Portland, Oregon, supporters of abortions rights wanted to show some solidarity with Planned Parenthood, so an ice cream shop called What's The Scoop? offered a special flavor ("Rose City Revolution") to honor the organization, with 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the ice cream donated to the abortion provider. The flavor was sold during a special event at the business on July 17.

A Facebook event post advertising
"Ice Cream for Planned Parenthood"
The abortion ice cream event was first reported by LifeNews.com, who posted an image from the event listing called "Ice Cream for Planned Parenthood," from the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. Although Planned Parenthood said the event was a "big success," how much money was raised was not disclosed. In addition, the owner of the ice cream shop claims they have received threatening messages via phone and social media, although the only insult they could actually produce is a Facebook post from someone asking if they would produce a flavor called "Fetus Fudge."


Howard Stern fan dupes MSNBC, mocks Malaysia Airlines tragedy


We aren't sure what's worse: that a Howard Stern fan would make light of a tragedy that killed nearly 300 people, or the ineptitude of MSNBC and host Krystal Ball gave this idiot a platform and didn't catch on right away.

In case you missed it, MSNBC's Ball was hosting 'The Cycle' and providing coverage of the shoot-down of Malaysian Flight MH17 in the Ukraine on Thursday. A man claiming to be a U.S. Army staff sergeant managed to convince MSNBC producers that he had witnessed the event, and they put him on the air to be interviewed by Ball.

Things went south pretty quick, as the man said at the beginning of the interview that it appeared the plane was “shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass.” Neither Ball nor MSNBC producers reacted to the line, and Ball continued to try to question him. The man then told Ball “Well, you’re a dumbass aren’t you,” at which time, producers informed Ball she was being pranked and went to a commercial.

That MSNBC was duped into putting this guy on the air speaks to the lazy journalistic standards the network has, if any. The man claimed to be at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine at the time, which is in Kiev, nowhere near the crash site, so it would have been impossible to have seen the plane go down.

Terrorists and liberal college professors still hate Jack Bauer

Nothing gets liberals stirred up like giving terrorists and other enemies of liberty a harsh taste of justice. The return of Jack Bauer to TV screens this summer just set them off again.

Bauer, portrayed by actor Kiefer Sutherland, is back in action in the Fox miniseries "24: Live Another Day," in which he uses his special brand of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to save Britain from terrorists and the United States from going to war with China. His mere presence was enough to rile up Rebecca Gordon, a University of San Francisco philosophy teacher, peace activist, and author of a book called Mainstreaming Torture. Gordon penned an op-ed, which The Huffington Post gladly published, titled "Still Living with Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World."

If you think Gordon's column is a direct indictment of "24" and Bauer's treatment of bad guys, you would be wrong. Jack Bauer is merely a red herring to entice readers to ingest the column. It isn't really about Bauer or Hollywood's depiction of violence at all. Rather, Gordon issues a tired diatribe against the Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," echoing the same attacks on the former President and Dick Cheney that most liberals got out of their system when they left office.

Gordon only mentions Jack Bauer once, and immediately begin attacking George W. Bush in the second paragraph. In an attempt to rewrite history, Gordon contends Bush was racially motivated, floating the idea that our government convinced us that "Dark-skinned foreigners promoting disturbing religions were driven to destroy because, as President George W. Bush said more than once, 'they hate our freedoms.' It was 'them or us.'" That is an incredibly twisted and over-simplified view of the justification for the War on Terror, and Gordon fails to realize that radical Islam is blindly driven to destroy western civilization, a point that the last 14 years have proven time and again.

At the core of Gordon's obsession is her belief that not enough people went to prison over the torture scandal during the second Gulf War, namely the President and Vice-President. "We have never had a full accounting of all the torture programs used in the War on Terror," she argues, while bringing up Abu Ghraib and even CIA missions dating back to the Vietnam War. She does, mildly, take President Obama to task for not doing more to stop continued torture, but her true focus is on the Bush legacy and the military tasked to keep us safe.

Gordon insists we live in a "cowardly new world," because we continue to justify the torture of terrorists. She seems oblivious to the realities of our world, one in which radical Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS continue to march across the Middle East, leaving death in their wake. Perhaps it is because she makes these proclamations from the detached serenity of the University of San Francisco, as she seems annoyed that "in these years, 'safety' and 'security' have become primary national concerns." Perhaps she should ask the hundreds of Christian girls kidnapped and victimized by Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group in Nigeria, whose actions have gone unchallenged for years.

While no one suggests torture be mainstreamed, those of us who enjoy the blessings of liberty and safety should trust the judgement of those who provide it. While mechanisms should be in place to prevent excesses and abuses, we should also understand that in a world of pure evil, torture has become a necessary evil.

Gordon tries to paint the use of torture as a selfish act, used for one's own benefit. "There is a word for people whose first concern is always for their own safety and who will therefore permit anything to be done in their name as long as it keeps them secure. Such people are sometimes called cowards." Gordon fails to recognize that those who resort to torture do so not for their own amusement, but as a final resort to protect those under their charge. Osama bin Laden and those responsible for 9/11 were found only after waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" loosened the lips of their associates.

Those harsh realities, however, seem too far removed from San Francisco for Gordon to acknowledge them.

Reagan sets Ann Coulter straight

Ann Coulter says soccer will destroy America because it encourages communism and other cultures. I may not like soccer much, but I'll take it over a race-baiting self promoter like Ann Coulter.




Bacon makes understanding the Hobby Lobby decision easy


Starbucks' free college education will cost you

Last week, Starbucks made headlines when it announced it would pay for the online college tuition at Arizona State University for its full-time employees. Unfortunately, now we know how Starbucks will pay for it: by raising prices on its customers.

The coffee chain announced Saturday that it will raise prices on its drinks across the board on Tuesday, between 10 and 15 cents each. In some markets, the price hike will be even higher. It also announced it was raising the price of bags of coffee sold in stores $1 per bag.

Prices on Starbucks drinks were raised just last year, and this new price hike is not connected to the price of coffee beans, as prices with suppliers are locked in for a year in advance. This leads many to believe the hike may be, in part, due to the new college plan they announced.

The Starbucks college plan sounded like a great idea when it was announced, and it will be a great investment in retaining quality employees for the chain and improving quality of life for a number of employees. However, many wondered how the chain could afford the cost, which could be as much as $30,000 per employee per year.

While Starbucks has made some impressive moves to support its employees, many are upset with the company's executive leadership, which often supports liberal causes. That includes a well publicized statement by CEO Howard Schultz last year that their efforts to support organizations working to legalize gay marriage meant there was no room for supporters of traditional marriage in the company.

Malia Obama steals a Hollywood job from an unemployed American

There are more than 20 million unemployed and underemployed workers in America, including many working on Hollywood productions. First Daughter Malia Obama, on the other hand, seems to have no problem finding a job in Tinseltown.

The 15-year-old just finished her school year at the exclusive Sidwell Friends private school in Washington, D.C., and immediately flew out with the First Lady to California ahead of her father's visit to Palm Springs this weekend. While the President played golf and attended a fundraiser in the area, Malia and her mother Michelle Obama went to the Los Angeles set of the CBS sci-fi series Extant, starring Halle Berry. According to The Wrap, Malia worked as a production assistant on the show while there, including assisting the computer shop alignments and "slating" a take. It is unclear how she got the job, as spokespeople for both CBS and the First Lady did not respond to The Wrap's request for a comment. Michelle Obama reportedly accompanied Malia to the set.

Halle Berry is a longtime supporter of President Obama. She made numerous donations to his campaigns, and during his initial Presidential run in 2008, Berry said "I'll do whatever he says to do. I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear."

Playing golf while Iraq falls and the world burns....


Considering the state of the world right now (especially Iraq), it seems like the President should be doing something other than fund raising and golfing in Palm Springs, and yet, that's just what's he's doing this weekend. So this cartoon from 2010 seemed fitting. Things never change.

Bigots pose a threat to the conservative cause

The recent influx of refugee children from Central American countries has not only exposed the flaws in our broken immigration system, it seems to have emboldened racial bigots who try to align themselves with the conservative cause. Despite their harsh and hateful rhetoric, they rarely go unchallenged by many on the right, creating the perception that this sort of racism is inherent within conservatism.

A Twitter user who calls himself "Lord Wabbit" and boasts over 1,800 followers recently tweeted a cartoon he created, criticizing the move to help the child refugees. The cartoon (shown here) includes dolls dressed in traditional Mexican attire (including serapes and sombreros), as well as a couple of chihuahuas, all demanding citizenship for their family, including "my uncle the drug dealer" and "my 37 cousins." The picture was retweeted by a number of people times, including "Marble," a popular conservative with 18,500 followers.

Jack Bauer & Ninjas beat Hillary Clinton in TV ratings

Have faith, folks: there's hope for America yet. It seems voters aren't exactly crazy for Hillary Clinton.

Monday night saw the much-heralded ABC interview between Hillary Clinton and her mainstream media BFF Diane Sawyer. The interview dominated news broadcasts in the days leading up to broadcast, as Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, is due to be released.

Some might think the first major interview with the front-runner to be the next President would attract a lot of attention. Those who do, however, don't know Jack.

According to overnight Nielsen ratings, more people tuned in to watch Kiefer Sutherland play Jack Bauer in the latest episode of the miniseries "24: Live Another Day" than the Hillary Clinton interview.

6.33 million viewers watched Sutherland's "24," while "Hillary Clinton: Public and Private with Diane Sawyer" attracted 6.08 million viewers to finish second. For Clinton, that's barely more viewers than what came in third: two repeats of Mike and Molly on CBS, which brought in 5.27 million viewers. NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" attracted 4.93 million viewers.

The news gets worse for Clinton in the key demographic rating of viewers 18 to 49 years of age. The interview scored a 1.0 key demo rating, meaning 1% of all TVs owned by viewers that age watched the interview. That was only good for fourth place among shows at that time, and it means more people 18 to 49 preferred to watch "24" (1.6 in the key demo), "American Ninja Warrior" (1.8 in the key demo), and reruns of "Mike and Molly" (1.2 in the key demo) instead of hearing Clinton. On the plus side, she did beat out the CW's "Beauty and Beast" in the ratings, a show that appeals to 13-year-old girls.

Rockwall Conservative to GOP: Alienate Hispanic voters at your own peril

The Rockwall Conservative is at it again! With so many blogs out there, it's hard to find the diamonds in the rough, those conservatives who are saying some truly profound things we should hear, not just regurgitating talking points and preaching to the choir. That's why I'm pretty picky with the folks I link to; I only want to list sites that I feel are worth your valuable time. The Rockwall Conservative is certainly one of them.

This past weekend, the Texas State GOP Convention was held in Ft. Worth, and an uprising of some Republican activists had the party's immigration platform removed. The platform, dubbed the "Texas Solution," not only acknowledged our system was broken, but set out common-sense reforms for the system, including a guest worker program and a path to citizenship for undocumented and illegal immigrants. Instead, the immigration platform now in place offers no reform or solution of any kind, and supports a stance that will keep our broken system in place for years to come. This is because the new immigration platform (and those who support it) insist that the border be secured first before reforms are made, a goal that could take decades to achieve, if ever. Meanwhile, millions of decent future Americans are subjected to mass poverty, high crime, drug-fueled violence, and socialistic governments. Our misguided hubris on this issue is costing lives south of the border.

I've posted on this site before that I feel comprehensive immigration reform is a concept supported by conservative principles, free-market capitalism, and Christian ethics. This concept is undermined by those who use vague buzzwords like "amnesty" to derail the process. The anti-reform forces in our party are amassing a political toll as well, one that we will pay in elections to come.

The Rockwall Conservative points out in a new column just what this sort of political grandstanding (and the shrill rhetoric that accompanied it) will cost us in terms of support by Hispanic voters. "I don’t know everything, but I do know some things well," he says in the column. "For example, I know the defeat of the Texas Solution is taken as an assault on legitimate Hispanic citizens and legal residents. Ah! Just what the Democrats wanted!"

To read the entire column, please click here to visit RockwallConservative.me.

You should really get to know the artist Sabo

If you haven't heard of the artist named Sabo, you should have. The underground artist has been responsible for some controversial (at least for liberals) artwork in the Los Angeles area. That includes the "Abortion Barbie" poster (left) and the "Tattoo Ted Cruz" posters that popped up around the city when he made an appearance.

On his/her website, UnsavoryAgents.com, Sabo promises to use the same tactics left-wing artists use, only this time, to fight for conservatism. " My aim as an artist is to be as dirty, ground level, and mean as any Liberal artist out there," Sabo said.

If you want to help Sabo out, visit the UnsavoryAgents website and buy some merchandise. Capitalism in support of a conservative artist only infuriates the left more.

Mad Magazine trolls President Obama

When even the left-leaning Mad Magazine is mocking you, you've pretty much lost all credibility with America. Wow.

CBO: Oh yeah, we were wrong about Obamacare, sorry about that...

Before Obamacare became the law of the land, supporters pointed to projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that said the new regulations would cut the federal deficit by $120 billion over ten years. Republicans said that was ridiculous, but the CBO stood by their numbers.

Now, the Republicans have been proven right.

The CBO recently, and rather quietly, admitted they were wrong about Obamacare, in a footnote buried in a recent report on new insurance regulations. Roll Call first caught the admission, which included this statement:

"CBO and JCT can no longer determine exactly how the provisions of the ACA that are not related to the expansion of health insurance coverage have affected their projections of direct spending and revenues,” the CBO wrote. “The provisions that expanded coverage established entirely new programs or components of programs that can be isolated and reassessed. Isolating the incremental effects of those provisions on previously existing programs and revenues four years after enactment of the ACP is not possible.”

This admission is probably of little solace to those Republicans who insisted Obamacare was bad policy, but at the very least, the CBO can now be counted as one sounding the alarm over the impending trainwreck the new law will bring. Estimates by the CBO now say the new regulations could cost over $1 trillion over ten years.

Sadly, Nacy Pelosi was right: we did have to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it. There just wasn't anything good to be found.


Wendy Davis calls unborn child a 'baby,' plays victim over 'Abortion Barbie' poster

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' latest fundraising tactic involves an open letter she reportedly penned in response to the "Abortion Barbie" poster controversy. While she attempts to play the helpless victim in the open letter, including referring to her critics as "attackers," Davis may have made her biggest political blunder to date. In the open letter, she refers to an unborn child as a "baby," a statement that is fully at odds with her support of late-term abortion. 

During her recent fundraising trip to Hollywood, Davis was greeted with some less-than-flattering posters plastered across the city. The posters, created by an artist named Sabo, feature Davis' face on a pregnant doll, while a cutaway stomach reveals an unborn baby inside. The doll is also holding the hand of an African-American baby while a large pair of scissors dangle overhead. The words "Hollywood Welcomes Abortion Barbie Wendy Davis" complete the image.

Remember the six heroes who died looking for Bowe Bergdahl

 
We don't know for certain if Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter and a traitor, although many who served with him seem to think so. It's pretty telling that his own sergeant started a Facebook page against him. The pro-Taliban tweets Bergdahl's father is sending out aren't winning him any fans.

Instead of focusing on Bergdahl, let's focus on the six brave Americans who lost their lives in the search for him. They are the true heroes.

Equal pay advocate Wendy Davis won't pay summer workers

Wendy Davis, who would
rather not talk about late-
term abortions, thank you.
Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has been pushing hard to find an issue that will resonate with the state's voters, and believes she has found one on the issue of equal pay. Last year, she introduced an "equal pay" bill that would have given women the chance to sue in state court for wage discrimination, but Gov. Rick Perry vetoed it. Despite Davis' call for equal pay for women, however, many women working for her campaign this summer won't be paid at all.

The Davis campaign is currently seeking individuals to work as "Summer Fellows," but fails to mention that it is basically an unpaid internship. While such unpaid positions are common in political campaigns, it seems disingenuous for a candidate with a political war chest of over $15 million not to pay their workers, especially while Davis herself campaigns for equal pay and a raise in the minimum wage.

Just last week, Davis added to her campaign bottom line with a large Hollywood fundraiser hosted by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. The total amount raised was not announced, but donation levels started at $1,000 and ranged as high as $25,000 to be recognized as a "host."

The application to "volunteer" as
a Wendy Davis Summer Fellow
(click to see a larger version)
An application for their Summer Fellowship program has since been removed from their website (the link now points to a generic volunteer page), but it outlined the duties of the job, without actually mentioning the lack of pay. "This Fellowship involves long hours and a strong commitment to the goals and tasks at hand," the application stated. "We need Fellows who can delegate and prioritize multiple tasks so that the work can get completed." The application also asked what sort of time commitment a worker could offer, and if the worker had reliable transportation.

An email to the Davis campaign about the program and the question of pay received a response from Field Assistant Brynna Quillin. "Thank you for your email about the Wendy Davis Summer Fellowship," the email stated. "The Fellowship is unpaid, but high-performing Fellows may have the chance to be hired full-time as Organizers."