— Alan Berkelhammer (@AlanBerkelham) July 27, 2015
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
If the cops in Seattle want to dig through a city resident’s garbage to look for evidence of a crime, they have to go get a warrant first.
But garbage collectors in Seattle are not only allowed to dig through the trash without a judge’s consent, they’re actually required to do so.
Seattle is on the cutting edge of nanny state-ism with a new citywide ban on throwing any compostable material into the trash, no matter how gross, smelly or disgusting it might be. The city government is serious about this — so serious that they have deputized the trashmen as a sort of secret police who are being ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits to the nannies at Seattle Public Utilities.
If this sounds like an arrangement that violates a whole bunch of amendments to the U.S. Constitution (and the Washington State Constitution too, in the event you’re familiar with it), well, you’re not alone. Continue reading at watchdog.org.
By Mike Flynn July 23, 2015
The conservative activist group Citizens United is releasing a new poll of its membership, which surveyed some 4,000 activists across the country. Just two percent approve of the job Congress is doing. More than 90 percent want their Member of Congress to replace current House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
“After four and a half years as Speaker, it’s become crystal clear that grassroots conservatives are through being patient with John Boehner,” David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United, said in a release. “Conservatives are clearly ready for new leadership in the U.S. House.”
The next scheduled vote for Speaker of the House will occur after the 2016 Presidential elections. Republicans are widely expected to maintain their majority in the House.
Republicans reclaimed the House majority after the 2010 midterms elections, largely on opposition to ObamaCare and a failed economic stimulus package.
Since Republicans took control of the House, the nation’s total debt burden has grown almost 40 percent, rising from around $13 trillion in 2010 to $18 trillion today. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
Sharyl Attkisson, one of the leading investigative reporters in the country, fact checks the Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain. This controversy has taken on a life of it’s own and has literally gone viral almost instantly. Unfortunately it has been twisted and distorted by the mainstream media and many other presidential candidates, both Democrat and Republican. They are so terrified of Trump because he tells it like it is, that it appears that many will do anything they can to try to make him irrelevant or even force him to withdraw from the race. In the following article, which first appeared in SharylAttkisson.com, Attkisson shows the deliberate take down tactics of one MSM outlet, The Washington Post.
Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting?
An article in the Washington Post today is headlined, “Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam.”
The article’s lead sentence states, “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese [emphasis added].”
Is this report accurate?
In fact, Trump’s actual quote is the opposite of what is presented in the Post’s first sentence.
1. The Post did not provide context at the outset disclosing that McCain and Trump have been feuding, with McCain characterizing some Trump supporters as “crazies” and Trump stating that McCain graduated last in his class in Annapolis. The charged rhetoric continued at the conservative Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa this weekend.
2. When a panelist characterized McCain as a “war hero,” the Post is accurate in reporting that Trump initially said McCain is “not a war hero.” But then, Trump immediately modified his statement saying– four times– that McCain is a war hero:
“He is a war hero.”
“He’s a war hero because he was captured.”
“He’s a war hero, because he was captured.”
“I believe, perhaps, he’s a war hero. But right now, he’s said some very bad things about a lot of people.”
3. Did Trump say McCain is not a war hero because he was captured? No, not in the exchanges represented in the Post.
4. Is the Post’s characterization an accident? It would appear not, because it is repeated in the Post’s caption of the video clip, which also states: “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam war veteran, was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese [emphasis added].”
Further, in the Post’s second sentence, Trump is quoted as stating of McCain, “He’s not a war hero…He’s a war hero because he was captured,” but the article selectively left out the phrase Trump had uttered in between: “He is a war hero.”
Continue reading HERE for Ms. Attkisson’s conclusion.
This is a photo of Old Glory, correctly folded and carefully placed behind the door handles of the entrance of the Hunters Crossing branch of M & S Bank in Gainesville, FL. It was taken on Sunday, July 19th. The sight of this flag really struck me, because it appears that someone took great care to ensure that it would not fall and touch the ground. It’s nice to know that there are Patriots around.
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The deal the Obama administration cut today with the Iranian terrorist regime signals once and for all that the Obama administration considers both the United States and Israel to be the key threats to peace in the world.
Why else would the American president have lifted sanctions and granted the Iranian mullahs decades of American cover in the face of overwhelming evidence they support anti-Western, anti-Semitic, and anti-Sunni terror across the region and the globe?
President Obama’s statements today about the strength of this deal carry no weight, given that he has coordinated with the Iranian regime – which is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans over the past few years – in Iraq, has allowed them to prop up Bashar Assad in Syria, has allowed them to continue their subjugation of Lebanon, watched in silence as they flexed their muscle in Yemen, and attempted to cut off weapons shipments to Israel in the midst of its war with Iranian proxy terror group Hamas. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
In this segment of Monday’s Mark Levin radio show, Levin lays out the fallacies of Hillary Clinton’s proposals of taxing and demonizing the rich. He explains that even if the so-called rich were taxed at a rate of 100%, it wouldn’t generate nearly enough funds to eliminate our country’s debt. He points out that Mrs. Clinton doesn’t talk in specifics, but she only mentions vague concepts in her rants of class warfare.
His larger points are that her rhetoric is untrue, and that the Republicans would have a field day refuting them if only they stood up. He said that: “This to me is such easy pickins, it’s the low hanging fruitcake, if you will, and that OUR people, they trip all over themselves. They get marble-mouths. They don’t know how to respond to the Leftists. I’ve grown up around Leftists. I’ve gone to school with Leftists. I’ve gone to law school with Leftists. They’re all around. And by now, if you’re running for a higher office, you should know how to deal with it…”