May 232015
 

Yahoo News: Leaders on both sides of Ireland’s gay marriage campaign say advocates of legalization have won a resounding victory with the ballot count still underway.

Senior figures from the “no” campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland’s constitution from being amended to permit gay marriage, say the only question Saturday is how large the “yes” side’s margin of victory will be from Friday’s vote.”

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(Carmelite sisters leave a poling place in Malahide, County Doublin Ireland on Friday)

Opinion: Senator Barack Obama’s famous speech February 17, 2008:

Excerpt “Don’t tell me words don’t matter. I have a dream – just words words. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal – just words. We have nothing to fear but fear itself – just words, just speeches.”

Just 17 months later, President Obama said this: “The police acted stupidly”  in arresting a prominent black Harvard professor last week after a confrontation at the man’s home  – “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played.

Since then, race relations between police and citizens in black neighborhoods have been in shambles.

Words mattered.

Pope Francis July 23, 2013 comment “Who am I to judge?” (a homosexual person) opened the door to the Irish vote in a country that is 71.9% Catholic.

The president got this one right, words definitely matter.

 

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May 232015
 

orrin-hatch-ap-640x480Breitbart: Senator Joe Manchin (D,WV) and Elizabeth Warren (D,MA) went to the Senate floor to push for immediate consideration of a bill that would make the Obamatrade (TPP) bill public.

Right now Congress has to go to a secured room to review the texts and can’t take notes of it or discuss what’s in it with the public. That motion failed when Senator Orin Hatch (R,UT) objected , since it required unanimous consent.

Opinion: I have to admit being a little worn out this weekend. I took a look at Breitbart last evening and saw at least 4 articles that were perfect for morning. So- which would it be:

Foreign-Born More Likely To Have Job Than Native-Born Americans

In Speech to Jews, Obama Invents a ‘Pro-Israel’ Past

or

Boy Scouts President Calls for Openly Homosexual Scout Leaders

I decided to go with the Orin Hatch, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) article because as bad as the other headlines are, this one may well be the end of our republic as we know it.

On May 13, we put up a post on the TPP with excerpts from several reliable websites (WND , New American) here, so I won’t bother to repeat the findings. But what astounds me is how little anyone seems to care that a massive trade bill the size of Obamacare is being withheld from we the people by both parties and there is little to no outrage.

What scares me most is that I find myself in agreement with the most leftist member of government, Elizabeth Warren “We should keep the deal secret because if the details were made public now, the public would oppose it,” mocked Warren. “Well, that’s not how our democracy is supposed to work.

The fast track legislation for the TPP passed the Republican dominated Senate on Friday.

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May 222015
 

Breitbart: “Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is pressing the Obama administration for answers on an illegal immigrant allegedly granted executive amnesty who’s now charged with child molestation and distributing child pornography.

According to Grassley, whistleblowers allege that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement knew Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla — a camp counselor in California now charged with four felonies including child molestation — was part of child exploitation investigation as early as November 2014.

The whistleblowers further note that Covarrubias-Padilla applied for the executive amnesty Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 and received an approval through May 2015. He was arrested on May 7, 2015.

“These allegations are deeply troubling because, if true, they suggest that DHS was aware for months or years that Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla posed a public safety threat to the children he was monitoring, yet took no action to revoke his DACA authorization.

Opinion: No one that is on this site is surprised by this headline. The problem is that many people will not know and multitudes will not care.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Sir Edmond Burke

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May 212015
 
Obama tells Coast Guard grads climate change threatens U.S

Yahoo News: “Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten U.S. military bases and will change the way the U.S. armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. In a commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Obama underscored the risks to national security posed by climate

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May 212015
 
 China warns U.S. surveillance plane

CNN News: The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence. Seeking to further challenge China’s military build-up in the South China Sea, the plane conducted a reconnaissance mission over a contested military installation being constructed on

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May 202015
 
Obama White House declares war with ISIS a 'success,' but for whose side?

Investors Business Daily Op-Ed: “A year ago today President Obama had no strategy to address the rampaging terrorist army of ISIS because he deemed it a JV team. Late last summer, after the public beheading of an American and his island golfing vacation, Obama announced his strategy to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS”  

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May 202015
 
My Son Died for Ramadi. Now ISIS Has It.

The Daily Beast: “Nine years after Marc Alan Lee became the first Navy SEAL killed in the Iraq War, his mother sat watching TV images of the black flag of ISIS flying over the city where her son died. “Gut wrenching,” Debbie Lee said on Monday. “The sacrifices that were made, the blood that’s been

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