Religious Liberty Is Critical for Believers and Non-Believers Alike
Via: Heartland American • 138 comments • 6 hours ago
I was recently at the United Nations General Assembly when President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president in history to convene a meeting at the U.N. solely devoted to protecting religious liberty. When critics declared it was simply a political move to score points with his base, they failed to understand how important religious liberty is to the peace, prosperity, and...
Oct 13 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Physically preventing you from going about your business is interfering with your rights, and therefore is not protected as "free speech".
This is something the "occupy" movement failed to...
Oct 12 3:email@example.com"..."
Freedom of speech extends to all of those locations.
Religious people have the same right as political whackjobs to attempt to convert others.
Trump accused of 26 new cases of ‘unwanted sexual contact’ --------------- President ‘hid behind tapestry to grope woman’
Via: JohnRussell • 81 comments • 2 days ago
Donald Trump has been accused of another 26 incidents of “unwanted sexual contact” and 43 instances of inappropriate behaviour, including a claim he hid behind a tapestry to grope a woman at his Mar-a-Lago property.
The explosive allegations are featured in a new book, All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator , by Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy, the...
Oct 11 6:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Really? Do we remember? Because we certainly don't behave like we have that perspective.
Do you consider any of those men to be fundamentally honest?
In the list I offered, do...
Oct 10 12:email@example.com"..."
Who is talking about "triggered?
Or has it happened so often you just anticipate the accusation now?
Oct 10 8:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Anymore??? Riiight. Because he was honest and trustworthy in the 1970s?? All NY real estate developers are painfully honest. Regular Mennonites, these guys. Didn't you know?
Oct 09 6:email@example.com"..."
It didn't start there.
Oct 09 6:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Well if it's on the internet.... it must be true.
Oct 09 5:email@example.com"..."
Candidate for "Most Massive Rationalization - 2019".
So you can only put "trust" in what he says when it's something you want to hang him with.... Riiiiiiight.
Oct 09 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Not really, no.
Oct 09 3:email@example.com"..."
So you're suddenly taking him at his word?
Will you be calling him "Honest Don" from here on?
Oct 09 2:55pm@7In other news, JK Rowling has revealed that Donald Trump is really Lord Voldemort.
And he eats babies.
Oct 09 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
How...exactly....do you define "obsessed"?
What would "obsessed" look like?
Oct 09 1:email@example.com"..."
No....it's in a new book.
The newspaper is reporting on the book. That does not count as a second source.
How To Stage a Coup in 7 Easy Steps
By: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom • 262 comments • 3 hours ago
In his novel 1984 , George Orwell wrote, “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
In 2019, Trump said , "Just remember: What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
What follows is pretty much common sense couping, but this guy explains it better than I ever could.
1. Make sure that you...
Oct 10 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That's a bit like a heroin dealer offering to "help you out" with the pain.
See...your "help" is going to require me to drink the batshit hysteria flavored Kool Aid, which clearly causes...
Oct 10 9:email@example.comWas there anything....at all...related to this actual seed that you wanted to discuss? You know. This article that Sister Mary wrote up there at the top of the page.
Oct 10 9:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Have you read the seed dear? Scroll up, read over it, and let me know what you think.
Then we can compare this batshittery to the idea that Barack Obama wanted to install Sharia Law and...
Oct 10 9:email@example.com"..."
What part of the phrase "stage a coup" did you fail to understand?
Are we on a seed about Trump "not handling this well"? Because I was pretty sure the subject is "how to stage a coup"....
Oct 10 8:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
And that is indicative of a "coup".....how, exactly?
Oct 10 7:email@example.com"..."
I would say that is the stupidest remark I've heard in a long time, but it frankly doesn't eclipse the original seed.
Political elites support Trump. Riiiiiiight. You are aware thatTed...
Oct 09 6:43pm@8"..."
Wow. It's uncanny how true all of this is.....
The political elites all love Trump. The Romneys, the Bushs, the Clintons....all of America's political elites just think he's the best...
Joe Biden says Trump has 'violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation' and should be impeached
Via: JohnRussell • 39 comments • 2 days ago
t took some time for him to get there, but on Wednesday afternoon, Joe Biden boarded the impeachment train:
Joe Biden: "With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself ... Trump has violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation, and committed impeachable acts. To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached." Via...
Oct 09 6:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Are we back in junior high, analyzing who is more popular than whom?
No Trump Building In Kurdistan, So Kurds Go Under The Bus
By: JohnRussell • 122 comments • 5 days ago
The Kurds have no power on the world stage, no prime real estate on which to build Trump hotels or Trump condos, and no oligarchy or autocrat leaders for Trump to cozy up to, so naturally, President* Trump has little to no interest in the welfare of the Kurds.
It has been announced that the US is pulling its troops from the area that has served as a buffer between the Kurds and the...
Oct 09 1:email@example.com"..."
No, but I'm also not sure what we should have done about it.
Oct 08 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
No, but it does mean that if we tell them not to, they will almost surely follow instructions.
The question becomes..."will we tell them not to?" On that one, your guess is as good as mine.
Oct 08 7:email@example.com"..."
The G8 is in no way comparable to NATO. NATO members have a treaty of mutual defense.
The G8 is just an economic symposium group.
Oct 08 6:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
You are aware Turkey is in NATO, right?
Oct 07 10:email@example.comNo nation is going to attack anywhere American troops are stationed. That's doubly true for a NATO nation.
Oct 07 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
1000 Americans keep them from deciding to "GO".
Trump White House To Democrats On Impeachment: We're Not Cooperating, So Come And Get Us
Via: Heartland American • 35 comments • 12 minutes ago
Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The Trump White House is throwing down the gauntlet. They’ve had it. After three years of being under siege by the Democrats and their allies in the media, the Trump administration is done playing nice. No one from the administration is going to cooperate. In the meantime, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared the president will be held...
Oct 09 12:email@example.com"..."
No, but he has a right to defend himself as aggressively as anybody else does.
Army Combat Fitness Test Fiasco! Slides Reveal 84% of Women Failing ACFT
Via: 1stwarrior • 46 comments • 3 days ago
In previous articles for ClearanceJobs, I’ve thrown rocks at the Army’s catastrophically ill-considered Army Combat Fitness Test—the planned successor to the proven and successful Army Physical Fitness Test. I will admit, however, that my arguments against it emerged strictly from experience and logic. I am a fan of the original APFT because I watched soldiers in my platoon take...
Oct 08 7:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I think it's a valid question.
However the author of the article seems (IMO) to believe that the test is designed to discriminate against women intentionally...simply because they're...
Oct 08 6:email@example.com"..."
I have not been in combat, so I will certainly defer to those who have.
It seems as though the people I know who have been in combat describe it as a physically demanding experience. So...
Oct 08 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That's certainly the author's opinion.
It's important to remember, however, that the quality of a test is not determined by the pass rate.
2nd whistleblower comes forward after speaking with IG: Attorney
Via: Ender • 187 comments • 5 days ago
Mark Zaid, the attorney representing the whistleblower who sounded the alarm on President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine and triggered an impeachment inquiry, tells ABC News that he is now representing a second whistleblower who has spoken with the inspector general.
Zaid tells ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos that the second person --...
Oct 08 6:email@example.com"..."
Seems to me their main goal is to keep the news cycle refreshed.
We're nearly two months since the complaint was filed. What have they actually done? Form a committee?
Oct 07 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
It's looking like the point is not to impeach him, but rather to drag him through another 18 months of prolonged accusations leading up to the election.
Judge rejects Trump's challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe
Via: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom • 53 comments • 6 days ago
Federal judge rejects President Trump's challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe.
Updates as they come in.
Oct 07 2:email@example.com"..."
I do hope you are not suggesting he is the new standard of behavior to emulate.
What Trump Supporters Are Doing To America
By: JohnRussell • 309 comments • 6 days ago
First of all , I am not talking about all Trump supporters. Some of them, I assume, are good people. But the conservatives haven't sent us their best.
I heard on the news this morning that the Trump campaign is raising a lot of money off of this, this being the news a couple weeks ago that President* Trump had asked the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, one of his main...
Oct 07 12:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That still doesn't make it a "right". Nor does a co-pay mean that we've entered some sort of Handmaid's Tale dystopia.
Oct 05 7:email@example.com"..."
So does it "violate your rights" or "deny your access" if you have to buy your own Tylenol?
Oct 05 7:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Well...when I start complaining that having to buy my own antihistamines is a "taking away my rights" or "denying my access", then we'll be on equal dipshit footing.
Oct 04 6:email@example.com"..."
Operative word being "seemingly".
Oct 04 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That's a fair point.
Oct 04 5:email@example.com"..."
I go back to the mid 1980's on that.
I fear that as a nation we are less intelligent with every passing year. I presume you've seen "Idiocracy", yes? I swear we get closer by...
Oct 04 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I think that's the most probable outcome.
Oct 04 5:email@example.com"..."
I'm not a tax guy, but I know none of that stuff is on our 1120. I think most people probably think it is, and that seeing the returns will prove something, but I suspect...
Oct 04 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Well when you come back.....
The important thing to realize here is that most of the stuff Trump opponents would like to prove in public would not appear on any tax return. There is not a...
Oct 04 5:email@example.com"..."
Assets and liabilities typically don't appear on a tax return. Keep in mind, we tax income, not assets.
What would appear are interest payments, depreciation schedules, operating...
Oct 04 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Family, yes. I was referring to the employee portion. $500 is about the national average for employer based plans.
They have offered "non-abortificant" contraceptives for many...
Oct 04 4:email@example.com"..."
If the figure is inflated....which is certainly not impossible....it would not be Forbes doing it.
I think the real reason we haven't seen tax returns is they would show an...
Oct 04 4:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Why do we think they would be shown on his taxes?
Oct 04 4:email@example.com"..."
I would respectfully submit comments 7.2.1 and 7.2.5 as examples.
Which is entirely sane and reasonable, (although they're not generally the ones paying the $500, their employers...
Oct 04 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That still doesn't make it a "right".
Oct 04 2:email@example.com"..."
If I needed them I would expect to buy them myself. They are not medically necessary.
I fully support health plans covering contraceptives. What I oppose is asinine militant...
Oct 04 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I am completely in favor of it paying for birth control, BTW.
But the idea that free or subsidized birth control is some sort of "right" for women is just idiotic...
Oct 04 2:email@example.com"..."
So your employer is just supposed to buy you something without regard to what it covers? Seems irresponsible and idiotic on several levels.
Since you're charging further down...
Oct 04 12:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Oct 04 12:email@example.com"..."
I comprehend them completely. They are damages to your "feelings".
Oct 04 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Exactly, and that's where the anger comes from.
Oct 04 11:email@example.com"..."
Make no mistake....it's not fear.
Oct 04 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
That depends very much on one's perspective.
I will grant you that the business community is confident that Trump isn't going to allow legislation to be enacted that makes it more...
Oct 04 11:email@example.com"..."
I never cease to be amazed at how modern "feminists" have convinced themselves that their rights can be taken away by a co-pay. Or that "not buying something" for them equates to "denying...
Oct 04 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Or...more accurately....your bullshit too feeble for you to hide behind.
If there was actual damage, you would be giving us numbers to document it.
But there aren't numbers to...
Oct 04 11:email@example.com"..."
You're really holding up Monica as an "evidence free" investigation?
Forget about the blue dress?
Oct 04 11:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
They've been doing that for decades. If you travel you know that.
The implication here is that it's possible to avoid pissing them off without actually getting a sex change....
Oct 04 10:email@example.com"..."
Riiiight. Because we should be forcing the personal preferences of liberals onto the entire population of America..... *eyeroll*
Oct 04 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
It's not like it's a new thing.
Oct 04 10:email@example.com"..."
OK...you be honest, too.
The high rate of employment and growth of the economy is due to American businesses kicking ass in a way that the Alabama football team would envy.
Oct 04 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
He's obnoxious. He's ignorant. He may be one of the biggest assholes of the last 50 years.
But the primary "hurt" you're describing is the hurt "feelings" of exceedingly soft...
Oct 04 10:email@example.com"..."
So the new definition of "gaslighting" is "asking a perfectly reasonable question that distracts from anti-Trump hysteria".
Oct 04 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I give exactly zero fucks what people in other countries are laughing about.
Oct 04 10:email@example.com"..."
Absolutely. And it's great now.
Fake Hate: Virginia Girl Admits She Made Up 'Hair Cut' Assault at School Where Karen Pence Teaches
Via: †hε pε⊕pﾚε'š ƒïšh • 208 comments • one week ago
It's been a running gag at Instapundit for years now that if it weren't for fake hate crimes, there'd be hardly any hate crimes at all. So it probably shouldn't come as a huge surprise to learn that yet another fake hate crime allegation has been proven false.
It was all over the major papers late last week, when 12-year-old Amari Allen, a black student, claimed that...
Oct 04 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgAwww. C'mon man. Don't I even get a shelf?
Oct 04 3:email@example.comWill you still be keeping the library of my comments so you can try to catch me in some double standard, or are we done with that now?
Oct 04 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I don't care what you accept. But "hurting your feelings" is not "injuring you".
Headed down Melodrama Lane, I see.
You're doing that on your own with your vivid...
Oct 03 9:email@example.com"..."
I'm not sure anybody actually agrees with it.
How? Have you split a nail typing?
Those are not injuries. They're emotional issues that people choose to allow to get...
Oct 03 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I think you mean "hallucinating".
Excellent question. I doubt very seriously you're going to get a plausible answer.
No no. We were all perfect as kids. Neither you,...
Oct 03 3:email@example.com"..."
I know. You believe that emotional distress counts as injury. I don't.
You can choose to be "sickened" by this, or you can choose to recognize that a child made an error in judgment,...
Oct 03 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgI'll say the same thing to you that I said to those wanting her prosecuted.
She's. A. Child.
If we're putting so much emphasis on a CHILD that we allow ourselves to be "sickened", that's a...
Oct 02 6:email@example.com"..."
Robert De Niro Accused of 'Unwanted Physical Contact,' Sexist Behavior by Former Employee in $12 Million Lawsuit
Via: KDMichigan • 26 comments • one week ago
Robert De Niro has been accused by a former female VP at Canal Productions of gender discrimination, harassment, unwanted physical contact and being verbally abusive in a new lawsuit.Graham Chase Robinson, who in 2017 was the vice president of production and finance at Canal Productions, filed the lawsuit Thursday in response to a previous lawsuit De Niro filed in August for $6 million,...
Oct 04 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Are we organizing donuts or something while we wait...calmly....like actual rational adults....who actually have zero actual knowledge of what actually happened...actually?
Behind the impeachment push: Left simply hates what Trump represents
Via: Heartland American • 268 comments • 6 hours ago
A founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and a legitimate whistleblower weighs in on the Left's attempt to impeach President Donald Trump, saying the commander-in-chief presents an "unprecedented challenge" to them.
Phil Haney, the former DHS employee, admits the House can impeach the president for nearly any reason. While he believes they have the right to do it, he...
Oct 04 3:email@example.com"..."
As you said. You enjoy being lied to. Bernie is simply telling people what they want to hear to keep his fat paycheck and pension. He knows everything he promotes is complete bullshit...
Oct 04 2:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
I ask that about Bernie supporters all the time.
Dow, S&P 500 mark worst start to a quarter since 2008 financial crisis as recession fears accelerate
Via: Krishna • 28 comments • one week ago
Graphic credit: Busy.org
U.S. equity markets on Wednesday were ensnared in a two-day tailspin that has pushed the benchmark indexes to one of the worst starts to a quarter since the 2008-09 financial crisis.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.86% , was down more than 500 points , or 1.9%, at 26,078, with a two-session skid of more than 3%, representing the worst...
Oct 03 9:email@example.com"..."
Because interest rate cuts and quantitative easing only exist at Hogwarts.
Oct 03 10:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Define "rich". How much money are we talking about?
Operative word being "overextended", which was their own series of decisions.
Oct 03 10:email@example.com"..."
Do you understand what a "recession" actually is?
Oct 03 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgItem 1: It's not a bubble. It's a regular cycle.
Item 2: The primary tool for combating a recession is interest rates, not tax cuts.
Item 3: Interest rates are not within the control of the...
Oct 03 10:email@example.com"..."
No. It isn't. That's just silly.
Antifa Harass Elderly Couple, Refuse To Let Them Cross The Street
Via: KDMichigan • 106 comments • one week ago
A new video from Canada shows left-wing anti-fascist (Antifa) activists harassing an elderly couple and refusing to let them cross the street. The video, taken during a protest at Mohawk College in Ontario, Canada, shows an elderly woman with a walker and a man trying to cross the street. The Antifa activists stand in their way and continue to shout their slogans, including “Nazi scum, off...
Oct 03 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
A group that uses fascist tactics is a fascist organization, no matter what they claim to support or oppose.
Oct 03 11:email@example.com"..."
Keep this up and you're going to be the least popular kid in the 7th grade.
Oct 02 6:firstname.lastname@example.orgSo is the point of your post that ANTIFA are some sort of misunderstood noble civic organization who would never do something this terrible?
Are you about to tell us you're certain these people...
Major sell-off on Wall Street amid concerns economy is slowing
Via: Perrie Halpern R.A. • 34 comments • one week ago
Oct 03 10:email@example.com"..."
I expect a "deal"...probably in the spring...where DT will declare victory in the "Trade War" and go back to pre-tariff status quo. He'll campaign on the "victory" and the markets will get...
Oct 03 10:firstname.lastname@example.orgThat's genius.
Trump Hits New All Time Low In CNBC Poll
By: JohnRussell • 27 comments • 2 weeks ago
Trump has never had an approval rating this low in the CNBC poll. He is at 37% approval. Perhaps more disconcerting for him is the approval he has on the economy, which is just 42%.
Next stop, the basement.
Oct 02 7:email@example.com"..."
2/3 of the Senate. Which is never going to happen.
So all of this is merely an exercise in reducing our 401(k) balances without the fun of having blown the $$ on a month in Tahiti.
Trump’s Economy Is Failing Exactly Where He Needs It to Succeed
Via: JohnRussell • 49 comments • 2 weeks ago
When shockingly poor data on U.S. manufacturing was released Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump was ready with his usual response to any bad economic news: He blamed Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell. Increasingly, however, it is getting harder for the president to avoid responsibility for regional weaknesses in the economy — and the effects on his chances for re-election could be...
Oct 02 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgWhich Democrat are you attempting to put forward as my alternative option for next November?
Bernie Sanders has heart procedure for artery blockage, cancels events until ‘further notice’
Via: JohnRussell • 90 comments • 2 weeks ago
Bernie Sanders has heart procedure for artery blockage, cancels events until ‘further notice’
Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign announced Wednesday that the presidential candidate had two stents inserted after the discovery of a blocked artery and that he will canceling his upcoming events for now.
“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest...
Oct 02 6:email@example.comOK...but if we're not careful we start to spread the myth that this is only about hard work. You and I both know better.
You have a combination of intelligence, courage, common sense, perception...
Oct 02 4:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Henry Ford was exceedingly unusual, so while you are definitely correct that they don't understand him...that's not what I'm talking about. It's more fundamental.
What socialists don't...
Oct 02 3:email@example.com"..."
No. It doesn't. That's just something socialists say because they don't begin to understand the thought process.
The beauty of capitalism is that it continually raises...
Oct 02 3:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
The "simple" solution is to amend the Constitution..... Riiiiiight.
What would make a "complicated" solution?
Trump administration files statement supporting a Catholic high school that fired a gay teacher
Via: pat wilson • 55 comments • 2 weeks ago • LOCKED
The Trump administration filed a “statement of interest” supporting an Indiana Catholic School being sued by a former teacher who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
Joshua Payne-Elliot filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in July alleging that it “illegally interfered with his contractual and employment relationship” with Cathedral High School after...
Oct 01 5:email@example.com"..."
You said the Church is "held to a higher standard" with regard to wife-beating and child abuse. The clear implication being there is some alternative standard other than "wife beating and...
Oct 01 5:firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
Behavior standards are not.
You have not lied to me about your marital status. I haven't asked and you haven't said. See how this works?
My daughter is a high school...