Hell-no Kitty! School bans 'Hello Kitty' Christmas tree

Liberals have insisted that the "War on Christmas" is a false narrative concocted by conservatives, but a teacher in Maine would argue otherwise. The tide of political correctness against Christmas is now claiming innocent cartoon animals as victims.

Criminals target a gun free zone...AGAIN!

Once again, criminals flock to a gun-free zone and wreak havoc on unarmed victims. You've likely heard this story before, but only the location has changed.

KOMONews.com in Seattle reported that after the Washington State Fair declared itself a "gun free zone," criminals wasted no time preying on fair workers. The fair had only been open three days when a gang of thugs went on a crime spree, using guns on victims they knew would be unarmed. 

University retreat lectures students about their 'white privilege'

The University of Vermont is ensuring that tomorrow's generation of leaders are burdened with as much white guilt as possible. Well, at least the future leaders who "self-identify" as white.

Peter Hasson of CampusReform.org reports that UV recently offered a three-day retreat for students who "self-identify as white" to "confront their white privilege." Yes, those are actual phrases used by the university, so I'll give you a moment to take in all the stupid those phrases present.

Now that you're done facepalming, here's what Hasson reported about the retreat:
According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.”
The self-identifying white students also tackled tough questions such as “What does it mean to be white?” and “How does whiteness impact you?”
The university website features testimonials from past attendees of the retreat, who praised the way the event was a “safe space.”
According to the school’s website, the University of Vermont offered the retreat at no cost to its privileged white students, covering all expenses including meals.
I don't know about you, but shouldn't the university have charged them for the cost of the retreat, including all their meals? Doesn't a free retreat and free food reinforce the "white privilege" concept?

At the very least, their meals should have included some soul food and Tex-Mex, so they can see how the "other side" lives. Or perhaps, if they are truly trying to make the students feel the pain of being white, the university should have fed them nothing but Wonder Bread and rice cakes during the retreat.

Editor Victor Medina on Kevin Jackson's radio show discussing Al Gore's failed climate change concert

When Liberals Attack editor Victor Medina also serves as editor for Political Illusions Exposed, a political website aimed at millennials. He recently joined Fox News contributor Kevin Jackson on his radio show to discuss Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality" climate change benefit concert in Paris, which was canceled after a wave of terrorist attacks swept the city on February 13 (you can read our coverage of the Al Gore concert here). Click the video above to hear the segment from the radio show! You can visit TheBlackSphere.net to learn more about Kevin Jackson and his show.

Ronda Rousey endorses socialist Bernie Sanders, then redistributes her championship title

We used to have a lot of respect for UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, but when she endorsed socialist Bernie Sanders for President this past week, all of that went out of the window. Unfortunately, the "Bern" mystique didn't help Rousey much, as she was summarily beat down and knocked out for her first loss just days after the endorsement was announced.

It appears Rousey was following Sanders' socialist lead and immediately redistributed her championship belt to to challenger Holly Holm Saturday night. Unlike most socialists, who don't want to live by their own miserable socialist standards, it seems Rousey realized her 12 wins and championship title were plenty, and decided to "spread the wealth." And she got really bloodied doing it.

If you think Rousey's endorsement of Sanders made her sound a bit punch-drunk, read her entire quote, where she reveals her choice for President in 2012. It will make you wonder if she has any brains left in her head: 
I’m voting for Bernie Sanders, because he doesn’t take any corporate money. I don’t think politicians should be allowed to take money for their campaigns from outside interests.

If he doesn’t win against Hillary, then I’ll probably vote for a third party again. To be honest, in 2012 I was against both candidates and so I just picked any third party because I thought if more people voted for third parties then they’d have to take third parties seriously.

I voted for Roseanne (Barr) last time. Mostly I went in to vote for all the state and local things. I was so unimpressed with the whole presidential campaign that I picked whatever third party I saw, and I saw Roseanne and thought, ‘That’s awesome.’ But I’m really pulling for Sanders this time. I hope it works out.

It seems odd that a person who believes in the benefits of personal accomplishment and competition would support a socialist. Perhaps liberal Hollywood has twisted her worldview and deprived her of her common sense. Hopefully that kick to the head by Holly Holm knocked some sense back into her.

The reality of terror forces Al Gore to cancel climate change 'reality' concert in Paris

Former Vice President Al Gore was forced to cancel a "climate change" benefit concert in Paris called "24 Hours of Reality" after a series of terrorist attacks in the city brought the true realities of the world to the forefront.

For years, Gore and environmentalists including President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have warned that climate change is the greatest global threat to humanity. In a sad twist of irony, the terrorist attacks in Paris Friday night proved just how naive that mindset is.

Friday evening, just before the terrorist attacks in Paris occurred, Al Gore kicked off "Live Earth: 24 Hours of Reality," a telethon/benefit concert at the Eiffel Tower to bring attention to climate change. The event was to last 24 hours, live-stream online, and include performances by Elton John and Bon Jovi. The event only lasted about five hours, however, before Gore and the event's organizers pulled the plug.

“Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France,” Gore said in a press statement. “We send our condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured.”

While fighting man-made pollution is a noble cause, the climate change movement (an entirely different endeavor) has become its own cottage industry among the liberal left, that achieves few results while consolidating power in government. The argument that climate change poses the greatest threat to man came burning down in Paris, as environmentalists ran head on into the true realities of our violent world. 

H/T: The Wrap

This 'Blazing Saddles' star loves that he's a conservative meme

Actor Burton Gilliam's career has spanned over 40 years and some classic roles in films including Blazing Saddles, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Back to the Future III. Don't even get us started on his TV career - he has appeared in just about every great show of the 1980s, from The "Dukes of Hazzard" to "The A-Team" to "Knight Rider." The man has done it all, and now, he's even a meme.

Gilliam recently posted the political meme featured above to his Facebook page after a fan made him aware of it, which features his character from Blazing Saddles. The meme notes the irony of the Affordable Care Act (known as "Obamacare") addressing the issue of people unable to afford health insurance by fining them for it. The look on Gilliam's face perfectly captures the irony of the statement.

Even though he is active on Facebook, Burton rarely steps into politics, but he couldn't help chiming in on the meme when he shared it. "Wish I was smart enough to have said that!" he exclaimed, as dozens of fans then began relaying their negative experiences with Obamacare and examples of rising premiums.

To continue the Blazing Saddles/Obamacare meme theme, here's another, without Gilliam:

Too late to delete! Hillary Clinton's tweet is accidentally obscene (NSFW)

Note: Some may find the following material inappropriate for work or offensive.

Hillary Clinton must have the worst political luck ever. She can’t even retweet without raising eyebrows.

Artist Ian Padgham noticed something in one of Hillary Clinton’s recent retweets, and tweeted a screenshot of it. This is not Photoshop – this is how Twitter abbreviated the title of an NBC News puff piece about the Clinton campaign. The cutoff did depend on the size of the screen on the device you are using, but for many, it was a naughty but funny slip-up, made even better by Hillary’s “Guilty as charged” proclamation. Check it out:

Something tells us Bill doesn't find any of this funny.

Hollywood ignores Fred Thompson's death

If a conservative dies in Hollywood, do the liberal elites in the entertainment industry care? Apparently not.

After Fred Thompson passed away from lymphoma this past week, the former Tennessee senator was lauded on both sides of the political aisle as a man of principle and a true statesman. A senator from 1994 until 2003, Thompson also ran for President in 2007.

Thompson, however, also had a long, distinguished career as a character actor, most notably appearing in over 100 episodes of "Law & Order," as well as films including The Hunt for Red October, Die Hard 2, and Secretariat. Hollywood, however, took little notice of his passing, including the creator of "Law & Order," at least initially.

Happy Columbus Day!

Katy Perry, Seineld join fundraiser to teach poor kids transcendental meditation

What do Hollywood liberals do to help at-risk kids in New York City? They do what most Americans do – they hold a star-studded benefit concert at Carnegie Hall to raise money to teach kids transcendental meditation (TM).

This is what passes for compassionate activism these days, people. New age millionaire celebrities feeding their own egos by giving the poor and less fortunate completely useless skills. And tickets to the event supporting this are still available.

The concert event is called “Change Begins Within,” and will be held November 4th at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Proceeds from the event will benefit The David Lynch Foundation. Yes, that is David Lynch the Hollywood director, the man behind unconventional movies like Dune, The Elephant Man, and Eraserhead, as well as the strangest television show ever produced, “Twin Peaks.”

Lemony Snicket funds series of unfortunate baby murders with $1 million Planned Parenthood gift

Daniel Handler, who writes children's books under the pen name Lemony Snicket (and in turn inspired a hit Jim Carrey film), announced on Twitter Monday that he was giving one million dollars to Planned Parenthood.

" & I are giving 1 million dollars to . We’ve been very fortunate, and good fortune should be shared with noble causes," he said in the tweet.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America quickly tweeted out thanks to Handler and his wife Lisa Brown for the gift:

Shameless! Democrats, media imply Marco Rubio is a Nazi sympathizer

How can you tell Marco Rubio is on the political rise? Democrats and the media are both desperately trying to discredit him. The latest attack, however, is so incredibly over-the-top, it is amazing that anyone is taking it seriously.

According to a report by The Dallas Morning News, Rubio was in Dallas Tuesday for a fundraiser at the home of Harlan Crow, a real estate developer and one of the city’s wealthiest citizens. He is also a Republican, and often supports conservative candidates. However, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Rubio for holding a fundraiser in Crow’s home, and made this outrageous statement:
Senator Marco Rubio will hold a fundraiser in a home that features two paintings by Adolf Hitler, a signed copy of Hitler’s autobiography, Mein Kampf, and a cabinet full of place settings and linens used by the Nazi leader. An event at a home with items like these is appalling at any time of the year. Adding insult to injury, Rubio is holding this event on the eve of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. Holding an event in a house featuring the artwork and signed autobiography of a man who dedicated his life to extinguishing the Jewish people is the height of insensitivity and indifference. There’s really no excuse for such a gross act of disrespect.
Sounds terrible, right? Marco Rubio holding a fundraiser in the home of a Nazi sympathizer would be a terrible thing. Of course, as Wasserman Schultz is prone to do, she misrepresented the truth to attack Rubio, and The Dallas Morning News did nothing in its reporting to contradict it. What the Morning News failed to mention was the reason why those items are in the Crow home. Rather than being part of a Hitler shrine, as Schultz implies, the items are housed in a museum-like library of historical artifacts Crow keeps on his property. It is one of the largest and most respected private collections of historical artifacts in the country. We know this because The Morning News itself reported on it earlier this year. Here is an excerpt from their coverage from April 2015:
Over the past 40 years, Crow has collected thousands of documents, manuscripts and works of art that span centuries. “Many people have their own hobbies and have vocations,” he said. “American history is mine.”
Among his favorites, Crow counts an Abraham Lincoln syllogism about the evils of slavery, a copy of Poor Richard’s Almanac and a letter written in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, after his first trip to the New World. The collection has paintings by Renoir and Monet and by Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
A sculpture garden includes likenesses of Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, the late British prime minister.
It also has busts of dictators, including Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and Yugoslav dictator Josip Broz Tito. Crow has said the collection is not intended as a celebration of repressive regimes but to preserve a part of world history.
Crow said invited guests visit the library about once a week. They range from single visitors to groups of 50 or 60 people. The library drew one of its largest crowds last year, when several hundred people attended a Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society tour.
We can expect Schultz to omit the fact that the Hitler artifacts were part of a historical collection, but to have The Dallas Morning News print her allegation and let it go unchallenged is shameful. Then again, since it comes at the expense of a Republican, are we really surprised?

Suddenly, when it allows them to attack Marco Rubio, Democrats are now staunch defenders of the Jewish people. If Schultz and her liberal friends care about the Jewish people so much, why aren't they supporting Israel as well?  

Conservatives furious over Ann Coulter's anti-Semitic, anti-Israel tweets

With a handful of tweets Wednesday night, Ann Coulter may have single-handedly kicked herself out of the conservative movement. The author and commentator raised the ire of many, and is being accused of anti-Semitism, after criticizing several Republican candidates during the Presidential debate for their support of Israel.

Coulter took to Twitter Wednesday night (September 16) as the top 11 candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination participated in the CNN Presidential Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library.

Live-tweeting as the debate unfolded, Coulter managed to unload criticism on every candidate throughout the night, except for Donald Trump, whom she has supported in recent weeks.

Coulter initially seemed annoyed when several candidates mentioned their support of Israel should they become President, tweeting this:

Coulter then made her feelings on Israel (and Jews) clear with her next tweet:

Coulter’s ranting tweets caught many by surprise, with some wondering if she had been hacked. However, Coulter doubled down in later tweets, complaining that the candidates were pandering to Israel, Jews, and Evangelicals. When someone called her tweet about Jews offensive, she joked that she had much more offensive ones. She defended her comments to a number of Twitter users who called the tweet offensive.

Her tweet also unleashed several anti-Semitic responses in support of her anti-Israel stance, including one tweet that included a drawing of someone wearing a Star of David defecating into Uncle Sam’s mouth, which is too graphic to include here.

Coulter also complained that the Republicans were pandering to the pro-life crowd, accused the candidates (except Trump) of wanting to bring terrorists to America as refugees, made fun of Chris Christie’s weight and Rand Paul’s hair, and called Carly Fiorina “annoying.” Only Trump escaped her vitriol.

Debate Fact Check: Trump DOES take outside money

Part of Donald Trump’s appeal to GOP voters was his insistence that he was so rich that he could not be bought by special interests and didn’t need outside money.

During last night's debate at the Reagan Library, he again asserted that he is taking no money from anyone. It isn't a new claim. He has claimed that he had plenty of money to fund his campaign, and criticized Republican candidates who sought out donors. “I wish good luck to all of the Republican candidates that traveled to California to beg for money,” he recently tweeted.

It doesn't take much research to find that Trump's claims are completely false. He has, for some time, taken in donations. 

A visit to DonaldJTrump.com now shows the real estate developer has added a donation page (shown below), where supporters can give as much as $2,700 to the self-professed billionaire’s campaign.

Trump himself has not addressed the donation page, nor answered whether he thinks supporters will see the move as hypocritical or a flip-flop on previous statements.

Why can't an Ivy League graduate become a U.S. citizen?

The immigration reform debate has been raging for years, but rarely do we see the perspective of actual immigrants, and their experiences working through our dysfunctional system. Contrary to popular belief, becoming an American citizen or gaining legal residency is not a matter of "getting in line" and filling out paperwork. Just ask William Han.

Han is from New Zealand, and came to America on a student visa, with dreams of one day becoming a U.S. citizen, until those dreams hit reality. Han has earned two degrees from Ivy League colleges, and for the past 15 years, has tried to become an American citizen. In a recent essay for Vox.com, he has documented perhaps the most complete breakdown of how difficult it is to become an American, and outlines the various obstacles and costs even he has been unable to overcome. If an Ivy League graduate cannot navigate our dysfunctional system, how does a family from Central America or Asia with little money and no legal resources stand a chance? This is why we have illegal immigration; many of these immigrants do not want to flaunt our laws; they are often left with no other choice.

While Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be tracking down true criminals like Kate Steinle's murderer or gang members, they focus on easy targets for deportation, like families trying to gain legal status or students like Han. Here's an excerpt from his essay:
When the rest of the world send America its best and brightest, America says 'Go away.' Numerous American friends, when the subject of my immigration status came up, have said to me things to the effect of, "Why don't you just become a citizen?" To the Americans I have known, it really seems that people, or at least law-abiding people like me, should be able to just go down to the DMV, fill out some paperwork, and get citizenship. Time and again I have had to disabuse my friends of this misconception. What matters when it comes to obtaining citizenship is your "status" while you're in America, and your status can be difficult to change. Years spent as a student do not count. Neither do years on a work visa unless your employer is willing to sponsor your green card. 

To read his entire piece, click right here to visit Vox.com.

Feminist choir replaces "Jesus" with "Hillary Clinton" in praise hymn

Here's something that will make your stomach turn. A self-proclaimed "women's alternative chorus" named "Voices of the Heart" is caught on video changing a hymn, removing "Jesus" and replacing it with "Hillary."

Yeah, THAT Hillary. The choir sings "Woke up this morning with my mind set on Hillary," accenting it with a "hallelujah." Where's a bolt of lightning when you need it?

You won't believe how much time Obama has spent on the golf course

This weekend, CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported that President Obama played the 250th round of golf of his presidency on Saturday. Knoller also mentioned an interview Obama did with CBS back in 2009, in which he said he enjoys playing golf because it gets him "out of the bubble" of the White House and outside for six hours. Think about that - our President is spending six hours at a time on any given day out on the golf course. Only our President could do that and still keep his job.

We decided to do the math and figure out exactly what sort of impact Obama's golf hobby is having on his job. 250 rounds of golf, at six hours per round, equals out to 1,500 hours. That means President Obama has played golf the equivalent of 24 hours a days for nearly 63 days of his Presidency. That's obscene.  

That time Stone Cold Steve Austin smacked Donald Trump (VIDEO)

Just last year, the possible future President of the United States was hamming it up on television with a role on WWE wrestling. Donald Trump participated in a WWE storyline in which he bet his wrestler could beat Vince McMahon's wrestler, and the loser would get their head shaved. Of course, Trump won, and McMahon lost his hair. However, Trump managed to tick off Steve Austin, who served as the match referee. Austin then delivered the "stunner," to Trump. Mind you, this all happened as he was considering a second Presidential run. Leader of the free world, folks.

Donald Trump's face found in tub of butter

 A woman in Missouri opened a tub of butter and saw what she thought was the face of Donald Trump staring back at her. We think there's a resemblance, what do you think?

Ironically, the Trump butter declared soon after being opened that he had changed his mind and was now margarine. It then declared it would go to war on Mexican and Chinese food, and make dinner great again.

H/T: KSDK.com

Ted Cruz takes on Ellen Page over gay rights

In the movie Juno, actress Ellen Page played a snarky teenager who always had the perfect comeback and could rattle off monologues with perfect precision. However, Page doesn't have Diablo Cody writing for her anymore, and when she tries to argue with someone now, she comes across as a petulant 12-year-old. 

Ted Cruz was in Iowa yesterday at the State Fair, and was ambushed by Page, who thought she could show up a Princeton debate champion on the issue of gay rights. You can imagine how it went.

As you will see in the video below, Cruz didn't exactly deliver any zingers, but he didn't have to. Page wanted to argue theoreticals, while Cruz smartly kept his cool and delivered fact after fact. He enlightened Page to the real issue: the treatment of gays worldwide. Page wanted answers on "gays and trans" being fired from their jobs, but didn't mention a single real-world instance. Instead, Cruz pointed out the real discrimination, against Christians forced to violate their faith by having to serve gay marriage ceremonies. 

Perhaps Page's worst moment came when Cruz asked if she thought a gay florist should be forced to provide flowers for a Christian wedding whose beliefs they disagreed with. Page said yes, to which Cruz said "Well, I don't," saying he believed everyone should be free to make decisions based on their own beliefs.  

If you think Page was there on some mission for gay rights, think again. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she was filming a new reality show called "Gaycation" and the confrontation will be part of the show. Once again, it isn't about the cause, it's about herself. In the end, her hubris was her undoing, because her attempt to take on a law professor in a debate just made her look like the angriest pixie on the planet.

Hillary is talking with a Southern drawl...AGAIN!

Hillary Clinton is back in the South, which means her terrible Southern accent is back too.

After weeks of traveling through northern states and both coasts, Hillary Clinton appeared at a Democratic event in South Carolina recently, and was free to unleash her inner Arkansas hillbilly accent once again. While speaking with Jaime Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Clinton’s pandering speech pattern was in full effect. Apparently, she is oblivious to the fact that America has caught on to this tactic.

The Weekly Standard’s Shoshana Weissmann posted an excellent video of the highlights of Clinton’s talk, rating the level of southern drawl with a “cowboy boot scale.” You can watch it here:

H/T: Political Illusions Exposed

Are Planned Parenthood baby parts funding Hillary Clinton's campaign?

According to a new report, Hillary Clinton has received significant support from the leaders of Planned Parenthood, even as the organization is mired in controversy over the selling of the body parts of aborted babies. It leads to the uncomfortable assumption that the selling of baby parts may be passively funding the Clinton campaign.

According to a FreeBeacon.com report by Bill McMorris, the amount of money Hillary Clinton has received from Planned Parenthood staff is twenty times more than all the other Democratic presidential nominees combined. It is impossible to tie a direct link between the money Planned Parenthood earned by selling baby parts to money given to the Clinton campaign, mostly because the money trail generated by the individual clinics selling the parts is not accessible to the public. However, the principle is certainly there: Planned Parenthood has benefited greatly from Clinton's support, and both the Clinton and Obama administrations ensured the organization's practices were protected from government scrutiny.

As a senator during the Bush years, Clinton and other Democrats limited Republican efforts to closely regulate abortion procedures. In return, Planned Parenthood executives and staff used the fruit (and baby parts) of their labors to support Clinton's current presidential run. McMorris provides more details:
She (Clinton) received far more from Planned Parenthood employees than her Democratic rivals, the former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., VT), the former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, and the former Virginia senator Jim Webb. Webb, O’Malley, and Sanders have perfect pro-abortion voting records, while Chafee scored a 90, according to NARAL rankings. But Clinton raised 20 times as much money from Planned Parenthood employees. Sanders was the only other candidate to receive money from the abortion provider, garnering two donations totaling $500.
Vicki Cowart, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, Melissa Flournoy, the state director of Louisiana Planned Parenthood, and Catherine Valentine, general counsel for the San Jose-based Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, all contributed the primary maximum of $2,700 to Clinton’s campaign. Clinton led the entire presidential field with more than $46 million in total fundraising.
Planned Parenthood's support of the Democratic party comes as no surprise, but few realize the scope of their influence. The organization gave $18 million to independent political groups in 2014 and 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Planned Parenthood itself has given nearly $6 million to Democrats since 1990.

H/T: Political Illusions Exposed

Let's put the murder of Cecil the Lion in perspective

While it is understandable to be upset over the death of a non-threatening lion, we should also be outraged that nearly 30,000 babies have been murdered in Planned Parenthood clinics alone, with little to no media coverage. 

Oh my! George Takei makes racist comment about Clarence Thomas

George Takei has lost his mind.

The Star Trek star blew his top over Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' opposition to gay marriage, and said something downright racist about him in an interview with Fox 10 in Phoenix.“He is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there…I mean, this man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America,” he said.

Here is video of the interview:

Would-be robber didn't expect his victim to be armed; now he's dead

A man hoping to rob customers in a restaurant parking lot did not expect one of them to be carrying a gun. He should have known better; after all, he was in Texas. Emphasis on the was.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified by authorities, attempted to rob two people outside the Benihana's restaurant in Dallas Sunday night. When the suspect put on a mask and pulled a gun, one of the customers pulled out their gun, and shots were exchanged. Both individuals were hit, but the would-be robber died later at the hospital. The victim is expected to recover from his wound.

It just goes to show you: there may be criminals in Texas, but they aren't here for long. 

H/T: WFAA-TV Dallas

Atheists demand Texas town remove 'Jesus Welcomes You' sign

The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FRF) in Wisconsin has threatened legal action against the town of Hawkins, Texas for erecting a sign on city property that says “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins.”

The town of Hawkins, about 75 miles east of Dallas, installed the sign four years ago, and it was supported by the city council, the Chamber of Commerce, and numerous residents. Students from the local high school’s shop class helped make the sign. According to The Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph, FRF sent a letter to the city asking them to remove the sign and “refrain from displaying any messages that endorse religion or non-religion in the future,” arguing that it is an “unconstitutional religious display on government property.”

“It is inappropriate and unconstitutional for the city of Hawkins to display the sign, because it conveys both a government preference for religion over non-religion and prefers Christianity over other religions,” an attorney for the foundation wrote in the letter.
Mayor Will Rogers said a recent public meeting showed overwhelming support from residents in favor of the sign, which is maintained by private funds and volunteers, not the town. Although Hawkins town officials have not decided how to respond to the letter, Mayor Rogers believes the city will win if they go to court to keep the sign.

H/T: The Tyler Morning Telegraph, PoliticalIllusionsExposed.com

Watch crabby Hillary blow off a supporter

Hillary Clinton's true colors are starting to show, and it isn't pretty. Check out the video below to see how she treated one of her own supporters when she asked for a photo: Clinton blows off the request, telling her to "go to the back of the line." Really Hillary? Three seconds of your time isn't worth one person's vote?

H/T: Fox News/Fox and Friends, PoliticalIllusionsExposed.com

How Maine got rid of welfare deadbeats

“The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” II Thessalonians 3:10

Republicans have always championed welfare reform, but their efforts have routinely been sidetracked by Democrats who insist such reforms are uncaring to those in need and unfairly target minorities. The GOP, however, managed a welfare reform breakthrough recently, but they had to go to Maine, the whitest state in America, to do it. The reforms not only addressed the issue of fairness to those who cannot work, it managed to purge welfare rolls of those who can - and won't - work.

According to a report from USHerald.com, Maine had over 12,000 able-bodied people on food stamps. Gov. Paul LaPage (a Republican) championed the passage of reforms last year that required these able-bodied workers to either work twenty hours a week, enroll in a vocational training program, or volunteer for 24 hours each month to continue receiving benefits. Even though Maine provided reasonable alternatives to those unable (or unwilling) to work part-time, enrollment in the program dropped from over 12,000 in December 2014 to about 2,500 earlier this year.

Gov. LaPage didn't stop there. According to Fox News, he also instituted drug testing for welfare recipients who have been convicted previously of drug-related felonies. He is now proposing crackdown on purchases made with EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards to purchase alcohol, cigarettes, and lottery tickets, or using the cards outside of the state for cash withdrawals.

In addition, since Maine reinstituted a cap of 60 months on benefits (a cap which President Obama had waived), welfare rolls have dropped to 6.191 in March, from a high of 14,804 in 2011.

What is working in Maine seems to be catching on nationwide, as Americans, regardless of political persuasion, push for an end to welfare abuse. Twelve other states have begun drug testing on welfare recipients, and more reforms similar to Maine's initiatives are gaining momentum nationwide.

Usama Bin Ladin's book collection included many American liberal writers

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently posted a list of documents and books found in Usama bin Ladin's (yes, that's the official government spelling, for those keeping track) collection at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. According to The Blaze, his collection included a pretty vast porn stash, but perhaps even more telling of the man's mindset were the authors he was reading. Among the English-language book collection were a number of liberal writers, including Noam Chomsky. His collection included a few mainstream works, like Obama's Wars by Bob Woodward, but also included a number of conspiracy advocates and 9/11 "truthers." It seemed he was a particular fan of liberal authors who hated American democracy.  

Among the books found in Bin Ladin's library were:

America’s “War on Terrorism” by Michel Chossudovsky. It's a little amazing to think Bin Ladin was reading a book by a 9/11 truther who thinks President George W. Bush was behind the attacks. In its Amazon listing, Chossudovsky's book features this phrase in its description: "the 'war on terrorism' is a complete fabrication based on the illusion that one man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $40 billion-a-year American intelligence apparatus." One wonders how Bin Ladin felt about that.

Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier. The politics of Illuminati conspiracy theorists like Springmeier are all over the place, but they are all certifiably crazy. Which is probably why it found a home on Bin Ladin's bookshelf.

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance and Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky. Chomsky, who has espoused principles of liberalism, socialism, and anarchy, is an outspoken critic of what he calls "American imperialism." He is also Professor Emeritus at MIT, so he not only has a platform for his radical views, he is highly regarded among the educational elite. And yet, two of his books caught the eye of Bin Ladin.

Chelsea Clinton, world-renowned expert on everything

Not a joke: This is actually Chelsea's
children's book.
Alas, Chelsea Clinton's upcoming childrens' book will not borrow from Dr. Seuss and be titled "Monica Hopped on Pop." Instead, it will address (and I'm not kidding here) poverty, gender equality, epidemics, climate change, and endangered species. It sounds like the kind of book you read at bedtime if your kid is named "Apple."

Watch Hillary's condescending treatment of Fox News' Ed Henry

Hillary has kept the press out in the cold for over a month now, refusing to answer their questions and only meeting with arranged groups that would politely nod and smile when she speaks. That changed today (5/19) when Ed Henry of Fox News dared to call Hillary out during one of these "talks" in Iowa. He asked her when she would take press questions, and she basically blew him off. You can see her condescending and uncomfortable response in the video above, posted by Rising Response.

The tactic seems to have worked, as Hillary suddenly decided to answer a few press questions afterward. Thanks to Fox News for initially posting the report.

Check out this hilariously bad vintage Earth Day video!

It shouldn't be a surprise that twenty years ago, environmentalists were using the same fear-mongering that they use today. Back then, however, the liberal pandering featured many more awkward celebrity moments. Case in point: this awful Earth Day TV special from 1995, archived thanks to the folks at EverythingIsTerrible.com. Happy Earth Day! 

UPDATE: Teacher fired for making kids write letters to cop killer

Mumia Abu-Jamal (left), and Marilyn Zuniga (right)

UPDATE (5/14): Orange County school board officials voted Wednesday (May 13) to terminate Marilyn Zuniga's employment as part of a larger personnel restructuring agenda. By including Zuniga's termination in a larger personnel agenda plan, the school board did not immediately reveal the firing to Zuniga's supporters, who attended the meeting where her employment was discussed.

ORIGINAL STORY: 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: