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What We’re Reading March 15, 2016

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We hope you’re having a great day wherever you are and that the news we dig up for you this morning helps you navigate the day more efficiently!

It’s a busy world out there, and you don’t have a ton of free time to be doing Internet searches for the most important items of the day… lucky for you, we do. We drink gallons of coffee in an effort to stay awake long enough to scour the far reaches of the world wide web in an effort to bring you the most important, useful and useless information every single day.

You’re welcome.

So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading, Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Trending: Mayor Pete Finally Gets Nickname from President Trump

Whoa. Authorities in North Carolina are considering pressing charges against Donald Trump after a protester was assaulted during one of his rallies! “During their analysis of that speech, there were several instances where Trump made comments that incited the folks to continue the violent acts during that rally.” It’s not Trump, but President Obama, who is actually responsible for the violent behavior on the campaign trail. And, oh by the way, these attempts to shut down Donald Trump are only making him more popular.

The person most surprised, confused and upset by Dr. Ben Carson’s decision to support Donald Trump is… candidate Ben Carson!

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) continues to solidify his hold on 2nd place in the GOP primary, while Senator Marco Rubio seems to be simultaneously collapsing.

Washington’s political class is losing control and that is a good thing. However, the American people need to rethink the direction they want to move the country once we’ve broken away from the political class.

Iran pulled the wool over President Obama’s eyes, and it really wasn’t that hard to do.

The police officers of New York City believe that they were much safer before liberal Bill De Blasio became mayor.

Meet 19 of the dozens of Republicans and conservatives that Donald Trump has insulted.

This is the reason that gun control doesn’t work.

The state of Vermont is about to become the first state to legalize marijuana through legislation.

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Coroner Slams ‘Misinformation:’ Obama DHS Whistleblower Death Not Ruled ‘Suicide’

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An Obama-era whistleblower was found dead lying on the ground outside his car with a gunshot wound to his chest near Drytown, California.

The coroner stated: Unfortunately, there was misinformation immediately being put out that we have determined Mr. Haney’s death to be a suicide. This is not the case. We are currently in the beginning phase of our investigation and any final determination as to the cause and manner of Mr. Haney’s death would be extremely premature and inappropriate. No determination will be made until all evidence is examined and analyzed.

Breitbart:

The coroner for the Amador County Sheriff’s Office in California on Monday criticized the spread of “misinformation” surrounding the death of Obama administration-era whistleblower Philip Haney, saying it is “extremely premature and inappropriate” to deem it a “suicide.”

Law enforcement reportedly discovered the body of the 66-year-old former U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official less than three miles from his home on February 21 in Amador Country, the coroner indicated in a statement to news outlets issued on Monday.

The coroner’s statement came after the Amador County Sheriff’s Office reportedly indicated Haney’s death appeared to be the result of “a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound” to the chest, prompting news outlets to report the former DHS official’s demise as a suicide.

Gunshot wounds to the chest, however, are inconsistent with suicides, data reportedly show. More

The statement makes it perfectly clear that there has been no determination of suicide yet, contrary to inaccurate readings of the initial statement released Saturday that described the scene as an apparent suicide but noted the investigation was active and ongoing.

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Biden Invents a New Lie: Says He Was Arrested Protesting in South Africa

Former Vice President Joe Biden has added yet another lie to his storied fake news biography.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden has added yet another lie to his storied fake news biography. Now he is claiming he was arrested while protesting against Apartheid in South Africa.

It is a lie, of course.

The story is brand new, too.

Per The New York Times:

Joe Biden has recounted a story — three times in two weeks — about being arrested on his way to see Nelson Mandela. He did not mention it in his memoir or speak prominently of it before.

So… Biden claims to have protesting ties to the famed Nelson Mandela, and it took him 30 years to start talking about it?

Come on.

Here is one of the tales he told:

“This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid,” Mr. Biden said at a campaign event in South Carolina last week. “I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robbens Island.”

He told the tale two more times during the week after.

Biden said this arrest occurred in 1977, when he was a Delaware Senator. But Biden did not mention this arrest in his memoir. Nor has ever mentioned it during many past addresses to black groups. Nor did he ever mention this arrest while campaigning with Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. It sure seems odd that this brave tale of being arressted protesting against racism slipped his mind for 30 years, huh?

Indeed, several members of congress also said they never heard of any American politician being arrested in South Africa in 1977 or any other time. Neither former Senator Gary Hart, show served with Biden nor congressman Andrew Young ever heard of any American being arrested in South Africa.

The question is, why does the media let Biden get away with these lies?

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Now Liberal California Politicians Want to Imprison People Who Don’t Vote

California liberals are now moving to jail anyone who decides not to vote on Election Day

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Next up to continue filling ballot boxes with votes for California liberals is a move in Sacramento to jail anyone who decides not vote on Election Day.

One might think that the right not to vote is inherent in the right to vote any way we want. A lack of a vote, after all, IS a vote of sorts. It means you don’t want to be part of the system.

And, as Americans, wouldn’t you think we have the right not to vote, too?

Well, not as far as San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Marc Levine is concerned.

Like all Democrats, Levine thinks Europe is better than the U.S.A., and so he based his new bill to punish Californians who do not vote on rules in countries like Belgium.

“Democracy is not a spectator sport — it requires the active participation of all its citizens,” the fascist Democrat said in a publicity statement for AB 2070.

“California is a national leader on expanding voting rights to its citizens. Those rights come with a responsibility by registered voters to cast their ballot and make sure that their voice is heard by their government. This is not a time to be complacent at the ballot box,” Levine added.

“Across the globe, 30 nations currently require mandatory ballot casting – the oldest, Belgium, began compulsory ballot casting in 1893,” Levine bloviated. “In the past decade, California has taken dramatic steps to lower barriers to voting and increase voter participation including the passage of the Voter’s Choice Act, expanding early voting opportunities and making all vote by mail ballot envelopes postage paid. AB 2070 builds upon these efforts to increase voter participation by making voting compulsory.”

Levine has not yet specified what penalties he would place on adults of voting age who do not vote, but almost all laws somehow include jail time as a worst-case punishment. Some, some jail time is likely to be included in the bill at some point if it reaches further debate.

The San Franciscoan’s bill is set to go before the legislature n the Spring session.

There is nothing at all American about a law that would force people to vote.

But, since when do Democrats care about freedom and liberty?

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Court Says Giant Cross in Florida Can Stay After Atheist Attack

A court in Pensacola, Florida, has ruled that a78-year-old Christian cross can stay right where it is.

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A court in Pensacola, Florida, has ruled that a 78-year-old Christian cross can stay right where it is despite the demands from radical atheists that it be torn down.

The historic World War II-era cross in Pensacola, Florida, will remain standing thanks to a victory at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, according to AL.com.

In Kondrat’yev et al. v. City of Pensacola (Link to case), an atheist group sued the City of Pensacola to remove the monument, which has been standing since 1941.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, protecting a World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the cross is constitutional, acknowledging that it has become “embedded in the fabric of the Pensacola community” and that removing it could “strike many as aggressively hostile to religion.”

The Bayview Cross is one of over 170 displays in Pensacola parks memorializing the City’s diverse history and culture. In 2016, four individuals, represented by the American Humanist Association, sued the City, demanding the cross be torn down, even though three of the individuals do not live in Pensacola and the fourth has held his own ceremonies at the cross. The trial court and an earlier decision by the Eleventh Circuit reluctantly agreed that the cross was unconstitutional under the notorious Lemon test, which has often been successfully invoked by anti-religious plaintiffs to push religion out of the public square. Earlier this year, however, the Supreme Court ordered the Eleventh Circuit to rethink its ruling in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in American Legion, which finally scrapped the Lemon test in cases involving longstanding symbols.

“The Supreme Court has now made clear that religious symbols are an important part of our nation’s history and culture,” said Luke Goodrich, vice president and senior counsel at Becket.

The 78-year-old cross was built in the City’s Bayview Park in 1941, as the U.S. prepared to enter WWII, as a place for the community to unite. Since then, Pensacola citizens have held community events such as Easter sunrise services, Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day remembrances, and other voluntary gatherings at the monument, which has become a significant symbol for the Pensacola community.

“Pensacola is a historic city with a rich and diverse history. The Bayview Cross is an important part of that history as a symbol of our community’s coming together during a national crisis,” said Grover C. Robinson IV, mayor of Pensacola. “Today the citizens of Pensacola will celebrate our long-awaited victory and the preservation of the Bayview Cross.”

In the June 2019 Supreme Court ruling upholding the World War I memorial cross in Maryland, Justices cited Becket’s friend-of-the-court brief multiple times. Becket has also successfully defended a statue of Jesus in Montana commemorating fallen World War II soldiers, a historic cross artifact at Ground Zero, and a Pennsylvania county seal.

Becket  is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions and has a 100% win-rate before the United States Supreme Court.

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Flashback: Bloomberg Bans Food Donations To The Homeless

Who needs charities when we can redistribute wealth?

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In 2011 Michael Bloomberg banned individuals from giving food donations to the homeless.

When Glenn Richter tried to donate a bag of bagels to the poor in 2011, he was informed that the Bloomberg administration no longer allowed for food donations. CBS reported at the time, he stated that “over the years he’s delivered more than two tons of food to the homeless. Mr. Richter vented that “Bloomberg is eating away at his ability to do good.”

CBS:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!

Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.

It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.

“I can’t give you something that’s a supplement to the food you already have? Sorry that’s wrong,” Richter said.

Richter has been collecting food from places like the Ohav Zedek synagogue and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently his donation, including a “cholent” or carrot stew, was turned away because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless.

Richter said he was stunned. He said his family has eaten the same food forever and flourished.

“My father lived to 97; my grandfather lived to 97, and they all enjoyed it and somehow we’re being told that this is no good and I think there is a degree of management that becomes micromanagement and when you cross that line simply what you’re doing is wrong,” Richter said. More

Um, so Mike Bloomberg wanted the government (ie the taxpayers) to supply the food to the homeless when there are people being innovative and providing fresh foods for them.

I don’t think a hungry person is worried about salt, fat or fiber content they just need a full belly. Leftist liberals would rather have people starve! 

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Trump Commutes Dem. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s Sentence, Illinois Republicans Furious

Illinois Republicans were furious on Tuesday when President Donald Trump commuted the remaining sentence of Democrat Rod Blagojevich.

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Illinois Republicans were furious on Tuesday when President Donald Trump commuted the remaining sentence of Democrat Rod Blagojevich who is serving a hefty prison term for corruption.

Trump has been making noise for years, saying that he feels that Blagojevich’s sentence was way too long and did not fit his crimes.

Blagojevich was convicted of 17 charges of public corruption in 2011 and was handed a hefty 14-year prison term for his crimes. One of the claims against the former Democrat governor is that he was looking to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in 2008 when then Illinois Senator Barack Obama was preparing to abandon his senate seat to enter the White House.

Blagojevich was heard on a federal wiretap saying, “I’ve got this thing, and it’s fucking golden,” while trying to figure out how to profit off Obama’s open senate seat.

However, there was never any evidence that anyone actually gave the governor any money nor that he made any arrangements to take any. But he was heard on tape offering different positions to different people as he tried to shuffle seekers around to his best advantage.

Blagojevich was found guilty on all counts in 2012 and sent to prison where he was to have served until 2024.

Trump noted on Tuesday that he was finally ready to send Blagojevich home.

“Yes, we commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich,” Trump said. “He served eight years in jail, a long time. He seems like a very nice person — don’t know him.”

“He’ll be able to go back home with his family,” Trump added. “That was a tremendously powerful, ridiculous sentence in my opinion.”

But the Republican congressional delegation from Illinois — what few of them there are– were not happy at all with the president’s move.

As Newsweek noted:

The five-member delegation—Reps. John Shimkus, Darin LaHood, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger—shared a statement today saying that the commutation of Blagojevich’s prison sentence had “disappointed” them.

“We are disappointed by the President’s commutation of Rod Blagojevich’s federal sentence. We believe he received an appropriate and fair sentence, which was the low-end of the federal sentencing guidelines for the gravity of his public corruption convictions. Blagojevich is the face of public corruption in Illinois, and not once has he shown any remorse for his clear and documented record of egregious crimes that undermined the trust placed in him by voters,” the representatives wrote. “As our state continues to grapple with political corruption, we shouldn’t let those who breached the public trust off the hook.”

“History will not judge Rod Blagojevich well,” they added.

Trump, of course, has known Blagojevich since the Illinoisan was on Trump’s TV show, The Celebrity Apprentice, in 2010.

Trump has often said he thinks the sentence was too long. Her is a tweet from last August, for instance:

So, the move to commute the remainder of Blagojevich’s sentence does not come as a surprise.

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Chicago Transit Apologizes for Posting About Abe Lincoln During Black History Month

The Chicago Transit Authority was sent to its social media to apologize for daring to mention Abraham Lincoln during Black History Month.

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The Chicago Transit Authority was sent racing to its social media accounts last week to apologize for daring to mention Abraham Lincoln during Black History Month.

I guess Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed the slaves and helped end slavery, has no part in back history, huh?

Last week, the CTA’s official Twitter account retweeted a post with photos of a man dressed as Lincoln at one of the Windy City’s Red Line train stations.

“In honor of Black History Month, Abraham Lincoln was seen making a guest appearance on the CTA,” the commuter line wrote last Wednesday, which was also Lincoln’s 211th birthday.

But after complaints began pouring in, the CTA deleted the tweet and profusely apologized.

“Apologies,” the CTA later tweeted, “unfortunately our last retweet went in a direction that was not at all intended. Nonetheless, we WILL continue to honor the African Americans who have played a large role in CTA history.”

Now, let’s review… Lincoln must not be mentioned during black history month despite that he:

1). Ramped up a war that freed the slaves
2). Pushed a proclamation asserting that freedom
3). Helped usher an Amendment to the Constitution to ratify that idea
4). Won a war that secured that idea

So… this is the guy who is persona non grata for Black History Month?

It seems that liberals don’t understand “history,” do they?

We know the answer to that question.

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