May 212016
 

artistThe Federalist:  “Artists Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, met at a Bible study for young adults and decided to start a small business, Brush and Nib Studio, which creates customized hand painting, hand lettering, and calligraphy for weddings and other events. When they started Brush and Nib, Joanna and Breanna didn’t leave their artistic and religious beliefs behind. Those beliefs provide their business its very purpose—to use their artistic talents full-time to proclaim their vision of what is good and beautiful.

But shortly after starting their business, Joanna and Breanna discovered that Phoenix law requires them to create art endorsing same-sex wedding ceremonies because they create art for opposite-sex wedding ceremonies. The same law prohibits Joanna and Breanna from publishing statements explaining the artistic and religious beliefs that require them to only create art consistent with their religious belief supporting one-man/one-woman marriage.

If they dare disobey, Phoenix can incarcerate them for six months and fine them up to $2,500 for each day of disobedience.”

Opinion: President Barack Obama, speaking on the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage June 26, 2015″

This ruling is a victory for America. This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts: When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free.”

Joanna or Breanna believe in their hearts, Mr. President, but this ruling has led to threats of fines and imprisonment not only for two Phoenix artists but for millions of Americans who will not surrender their freedom to the government.

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps wrote this:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” 

That Joanna and Breanna are being compelled to create art that is in direct violation of their conscience and their God goes far beyond the freedom that the president speaks of, all the way to tyranny.

Who will speak for them?

(Thanks to Kraig for sending this in)

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May 182016
 

importBreitbart: “One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, according to the state’s Department of Health.

Only 4 percent of the general population in the United States tested positive for latent tuberculosis in the most recent report provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

As the Centers for Disease Control report:

In 2014, a total of 66% of reported TB cases in the United States occurred among foreign-born persons. The case rate among foreign-born persons (15.4 cases per 100,000 persons) in 2014 was approximately 13 times higher than among U.S.-born persons (1.2 cases per 100,000 persons).

Opinion: Latent TB is when a person has TB bacteria in their body but there are no symptoms, so they don’t feel unwell. You cannot pass latent TB on to others, but there is a risk that you will become ill with active TB later on, especially if your immune system is weakened, such as through another illness.

That the US government is importing TB patients, latent or active, and turning them loose in the general population became a precedent during the 2014 Ebola scare when the Obama team allowed patients from Angola that were infected with the deadly disease.

It was inexplicable then and it is equally inexplicable now, but lines up perfectly with the president’s plan to import unvetted Muslim men from Syria.

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May 182016
 
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) receives a gift from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah during a meeting at the king's farm outside Riyadh June 3, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing (SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS ROYALS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) receives a gift from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah during a meeting at the king’s farm outside Riyadh June 3, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing (SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS ROYALS)

Zero Hedge: “The Senate’s passage of the bill, which will now be taken up in the House, is another sign of escalating tensions in a relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia that once received little scrutiny from lawmakers.

The administration has warned that any weakening of the sovereign immunity law could put American troops, civilians and corporations at legal risk if other nations decide to retaliate with their own legislation. Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman, said last month that President Obama would veto the bill if it reached his desk in its current form.

Earnest repeated the same warning moments ago, which means that if the House endorses the Senate bill, Obama will be put in the unpleasant spot of having to veto a bill which to many Americans is a critical milestone in figuring out if Saudi Arabia was indeed behind the September 11 bombings, and further lead to questions why Obama is defending a Wahhabist regime which has been repeatedly implicated in the biggest terrorist attack on US soil, and flagrantly rejecting to follow the will of the US electorate.”

Opinion: You have to admit our president does not show partiality between Sunni and Shia, it’s Americans that he seems to have a problem with.

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May 182016
 
Ben Rhodes won’t testify to Congress on Iran deal ‘narratives’

The Washington Post: “The senior White House official who recently became a lightning rod for critics of President Obama’s foreign policy after he made brusque comments in a magazine profile has declined an invitation to testify before Congress. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes was invited to address a Tuesday hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform

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May 172016
 
Senators Demand Obama Fire Top Aide for Iran Deal Deception

Free Beacon: “Leading members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to fire one of his top advisers amid a deepening scandal over accusations the White House intentionally misled lawmakers and the American public about the contents of last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a letter sent Monday to Obama and obtained

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May 172016
 
Congressman: Classified details of Iran's treatment of US sailors will shock nation

Free Beacon: “Randy Forbes (R., Va.) told the Free Beacon in an interview that the Obama administration is still keeping details of the maritime incident under wraps. It could be a year or longer before the American public receives a full accounting of the incident, in which several U.S. sailors were abducted at gunpoint by

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May 172016
 
Palestinians want French initiative to set timetable for Israeli West Bank withdrawal

JPost: “The new French peace initiative should set a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah told reporters during an English language press conference in Ramallah on Monday afternoon. “We hope that the peace conference … can set new parameters for peaceful settlement between us and Israel,

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