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Democrats are getting desperate. Or perhaps I should say, Democrats are getting even more desperate. Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has put big-government liberals into panic-mode. They are clamoring for anything and everything to throw at the duo. Their latest low blow would be downright humorous if they weren’t actually serious. But they are serious, which makes it rather sad and pathetic.
In an article on the Mother Jones website, Stephanie Mencimer makes the claim that Paul Ryan supports legislation that would make some of Mitt Romney’s own children criminals. And what precisely is this legislation? The Sanctity of Human Life Act (SHLA), which Paul Ryan co-sponsored. The official summary of the act is as follows:

Sanctity of Human Life Act – Declares that: (1) the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human and is the person’s paramount and most fundamental right; (2) each human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time every human has all legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood; and (3) Congress, each state, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories have the authority to protect all human lives.

So where exactly is the “criminal activity”? According to Mencimer, it is in the phrase “each human life begins with fertilization.” Apparently, three of Romney’s sons have used in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves the process of joining the sperm and the egg in a lab and then inserting the fertilized zygote back into the mother. In Mencimer’s mind, this puts Ryan and Romney at odds, because, as she states, IVF requires multiple eggs and multiple sperm. Mencimer believes that this means that “the Sanctity of Human Life Act, if passed, would make all those embryos ‘people’ in the legal sense, so if they aren’t used or don’t become babies after being implanted, they would essentially become murder victims under the law.” While this may or may be true (the SHLA is not law and according to GovTrack has only a 1% chance of being enacted), this doesn’t stop Mencimer from making wild connections about what Paul Ryan believes about IVF.
Notice first of all that IVF isn’t even mentioned in the wording of the SHLA, nor is the word “criminal.” IVF is currently legal; what Romney’s three sons did to begin pregnancy is not a criminal act, despite what Paul Ryan does or does not believe. It is Ryan’s conviction—as a strong advocate of the pro-life position—that human life does indeed begin at conception. This means that whether life is started outside of the womb or inside of it, it should still be understood as being human life. This is the consistent pro-life view. It is certainly true that procedures like IVF complicate this view, but this does not mean that men like Mitt Romney’s sons would be viewed as “criminals,” even by such “rabid pro-lifers” as Paul Ryan. Using this as a wedge between Romney and Ryan is as dishonest as it is illogical.
However, honesty or logic has nothing whatsoever to do with it. Mencimer shows her true agenda in the second to last paragraph of her illogical ramblings:

Ryan’s position on IVF might give President Obama an opening for attack: While Romney’s running mate has advocated criminalizing a procedure that has brought untold joy to about 3 million families over the past three decades, Democrats might be able to claim credit for making advanced infertility treatments available to the vast majority of Americans who can’t afford them. Currently, most health insurance plans don’t cover infertility treatment, so IVF and other advanced baby-making technology is mostly available to rich people—like the Romney boys.

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Ahhh, there it is: Emotional pleas and class warfare. That’s the real motivation behind Mencimer’s article. Democrats know that few of their readers can actually follow a train of logic (even when it is liberal illogic), so they feel always compelled to always color in the whole picture for their readers. Notice words and phrases like “attack,” “untold joy,” “credit,” “baby-making technology,” “rich people,” and “the Romney boys.” This isn’t “news;” this is yellow journalism. This is class warfare masquerading as “current events.”
Mencimer cares little about what Ryan or Romney actually believe about the pro-life issue. She only cares that they lose, and she is willing to use any tactic possible to ensure this happens. This should be encouraging. When journalists are running scared and resorting to guerilla reporting to further their cause, we can be assured that they are just about spent.

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Florida Town: Police Will No Longer Respond To ‘Non-Violent’ 911 Calls

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Petersburg, Florida Police Department announced Thursday it will no longer respond to non-violent 911 calls, such as quality-of-life complaints or mental health concerns, amid nationwide calls for budget cuts and policing changes.

The Florida city’s police department will instead send employees from its newly created Community Assistance Liaison division, which officials described as “a social service agency.” They will respond to 911 calls pertaining to a number of issues, including drug overdoses, disorderly intoxications, suicide crises, and panhandling, the department said in a Thursday press release.

SPPD Announces Significant Changes in Police Response

Posted by St. Petersburg Police Department on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Daily Wire:

Police in St. Petersburg, Florida announced Thursday they will no longer send an officer for non-violent 911 calls.

Instead, the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) said they would be creating a new division within the department – the Community Assistance Liaison (CAL). The SPPD said it planned to retain “a social service agency to respond to non-violent calls for service from the public.”

The new setup will begin on October 1, when CAL team members will respond to the following issues instead of police officers:

  • Disorderly intoxication
  • Drug overdose
  • Intoxicated person
  • Mental health crisis
  • Suicide crisis
  • Mental Health Transport
  • Disorderly juvenile/truancy
  • Disorderly Juvenile at Elementary Schools
  • Panhandling
  • Homeless complaints
  • Neighborhood dispute

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So disorderly intoxication is not a violent situation? It certainly can turn violent very quickly. But I am sure “Community Assistance Alliance” will be able to “reason” with the disorderly intoxicated person with no problem. I mean we all know how receptive and reasonable people are when they are intoxicated. This is a disaster waiting to happen and it won’t take long.

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Woke Mayor Apologizes for Traffic Safety Sign Saying ‘The Safety of All Lives Matter’

The woke mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, is slobbering all over himself to apologize for a city road safety sign.

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The woke mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, is slobbering all over himself to apologize for a city road safety sign that read “all lives matter” for road safety.

Dope Mayor Paul Brodeur jumped to his Twitter account and groveled on his knees in abject apology to the Black Lives Matter terror network.

“I have just been made aware that the following traffic sign is being displayed on Main Street. I have ordered that it be taken down immediately and am taking steps to find out how this happened. I apologize to the residents of Melrose,” this spineless, jellyfish tweeted.

One has to wonder, then, just which lives on his city’s streets do not matter to Mayor Bloater.

Just whose lives don’t matter to you, Mr. Bladder?

This fool’s nonsense continued. According to WCVB:

In a statement, Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle said Brodeur made him aware of the “unfortunate and improper wording” on the traffic sign. Lyle said a traffic officer was recently ordered to change the message from a reminder about fireworks being illegal to a more general traffic safety message, which ended up being a reminder about obeying the speed limit.

“I am aware that the phrase ‘all lives matter’ is commonly used as a misguided counter to the Black Lives Matter movement,” reads Lyle’s statement. “The sign was immediately changed and, at the request of the mayor, I launched an investigation, which is ongoing.”

The flashing sign had a message that read, “the speed limit is 25 mph. Please drive safely. The safety of all lives matter.”

The traffic officer in charge of the sign was shocked that anyone could read his sign and imagine he was pushing racism.

He said that the sign had no political message and that his only concern was driver safety.

No one with an ounce of intelligence could have thought otherwise.

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De Blasio Suggests Ban On Public Gatherings Like Parades Or Fairs… But BLM Protests Are Different

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De Blasio Suggests Ban On Public Gatherings Like Parades Or Fairs... But BLM Protests Are Different

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested on CNN that gatherings such as normal parades and fairs would be restricted in his city, but Black Lives Matter protests would not be shut down.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Look, Wolf, this is always an area of real sensitivity. If you’re just talking about health, we would always say, ‘Hey, folks, you know, stay home if you can.’ But we understand at this moment in history, people are talking about the need for historic changes. I mean, today, in New York City, recognizing the power and the meaning of the message Black Lives Matter, which we did in front of Trump Tower today, this is a historic moment of change; we have to respect that, but also say to people, the kinds of gatherings we’re used to – the parades, the fairs – we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now.”

TDW:

On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested on CNN that gatherings such as normal parades and fairs would be restricted in his city, but Black Lives Matter protests would not be shut down.

On Thursday, de Blasio helped paint a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan, and yelled, “We are saying Black Lives Matter in New York City and Black Lives Matter in the United States of America! Let’s show Donald Trump what he does not understand; let’s paint it right in front of his building for him!” Later, the mayor appeared on CNN with host Wolf Blitzer, who asked him, “What about protests? If people want to march down Fifth Avenue, are they going to be allowed to do so?” More

Sickening the hypocrisy from the left. Nothing more Democratic than pretending to care about the black communities while simultaneously destroying them. They don’t care about your health and nether does the MSM. Nothing they do is healthy for the well being of hard-working Americans. Unbelievable that there are so many people in this great country that can’t see through their political BS.

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Stanford ‘Supports Human Rights,’ But Takes $58 Million From Most Abusive Nation on Earth China

California’s Stanford is the happy recipient of $58 million in funds from China, one of the worst human rights abusers in the world.

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Even as it pretends that it is supportive of “human rights,” California’s Stanford University is the happy recipient of $58 million in funds from China, one of the worst human rights abusers in the world.

The College Fix reminds us of Stanford’s blatant, anti-American hypocrisy.

At a San Francisco gala in March 2014, Stanford University President John Hennessy accepted an award for the school’s “Advancement in U.S.-China Relations.”

The award was granted by the Committee of 100, a group of Chinese Americans in business, government, academia and the arts, and the school boasted about it on its website.

Stanford began accepting Chinese graduate students back in the 1970s. In 2009, the school signed a contract to open a Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute, with the goal of promoting Chinese culture and language. In 2012, under Hennessy’s oversight, the Stanford Center at Peking University opened, billed as a “hub” for Stanford students in China.

Along with the school’s close relationship with the Red Chinese, Stanford took $58.1 million from China during the period of 2014 to 2020.

“Hypocrisy is the price of funding from China,” National Association of Scholars Policy Director Rachelle Peterson told College Fix.

“Colleges and universities declare themselves protectors of human rights and a safe place for the vulnerable. Yet they embrace the Chinese Communist Party and are complicit in the stifling of free speech,” he added.

Meanwhile, On May 1, the National Association of Scholars sent to Congress a list of 86 Chinese-sponsored Confucius Institutes attached to American universities, including six that were set to close in the summer of 2020. In March, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued a warning to universities that Confucius Institutes were “fronts for Chinese propaganda.”

The FBI also warned that these associations act as a means for Chinese spies to walk right in and steal the research that U.S. universities conduct.

“They can also provide an opportunity to spot, assess, and befriend fellow STEM students or researchers who might assist—either wittingly or unwittingly—in passing your research and development to a foreign adversary,” the FBI added.

Congress should seriously consider making these associations illegal.

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Seattle Held ‘Segregated’ Training Session On ‘Undoing Whiteness,’ Encouraging Staffers To Forfeit ‘Guaranteed Physical Safety’

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Seattle held a ‘segregated’ training session on ‘undoing whiteness,’ encouraging staffers to forfeit ‘guaranteed physical safety.’

Christopher Rufo, an editor for City Journal and director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, said he filed a public records request regarding the training session. On Monday, he published copies of the materials distributed to employees in the session on his Twitter account.

According to his screenshots, the Office of Civil Rights hosted a two-and-a-half-hour “Training on Internalized Racial Superiority for White People.”

Fox News:

The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on “undoing your own whiteness” in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request.

The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” in the Capitol Hill district.

One handout distributed in the session reportedly declared how “racism is not our fault but we are responsible.” Another said White staffers must give up “the land” and their “guaranteed physical safety” in order to be an “accomplice” for racial justice.

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Protesters Storm Baptist Church, Harass Children, Assault Parishioners (Video)

Disgusting.

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Protesters Storm Baptist Church, Harass Children, Assault Parishioners (Video)

Black Lives Matters protesters have been threatening and harassing attendees of Grace Baptist Church as they enter the building for the past few weeks.

Video footage shows no one is safe from harassment regardless of age or race. There is also a video of these leftwing BLM agitators entering the sanctuary to disrupt church services.

Daily Wire:

Videos posted on social media show parishioners, both black and white, being harassed and physically assaulted at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York.

The protesters, repeatedly shouting “Black Lives Matter,” even harassed and blocked churchgoers while they were with their young children, using a megaphone to scream at the families, shaming and threatening their parents with calls to CPS, or Child Protective Services.

The assaults, harassment, and protesting have been occurring since at least the end of June, according to the viral videos posted online. The church has refused to close or backdown, directing men from the parish to help escort fellow worshipers inside as they are blocked by BLM protesters.

Grace Baptist Church made headlines last month for giving away an AR-15 as a prize for a church raffle. When the giveaway was first reported, Pastor John Koletas told WNYT that the church held it in solidarity with hunters and gun owners who have been “viciously attacked by anti-Christian socialist policies.” One local critic told WRGB at the time that the giveaway exhibited “extreme poor taste,” citing “all of the shootings going on in all of our communities.” More

Where is their mayor? Governor? They need to stop this insanity. People have a right to protest but not to be able to go into churches and harass and assault people.

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BLM Protester Punches Trump Supporter Right In Front Of Police

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BLM Protester Punches Trump Supporter Right In Front Of Police

BLM protester punched a Trump supporter in the face then is immediately arrested. Things are getting hostile at BLM plaza.

Now the second guy is going to jail for trying to hit a cop to stop the first guy from being taken away.

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