Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ted Cruz's Deputy Chief Blames Obamacare For "Ebola in the U.S"

Nick Muzin, the Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff for Tea Party fave Senator Ted Cruz, has officially jumped the shark with his freakout tweet about Ebola.

In Muzin's post he has twisted reality to such a tenuous state that he would have you believe that Obamacare is to blame:


I hope for Muzin's sake that he doesn't really believe his own nutso propaganda and is instead just decided to do a little trolling because that level of crazy is off the chart.

I guess Muzin is lucky that the Affordable Care Act wont allow health insurance companies to discriminate against his preexisting condition of "Obama Derangement Syndrome".

Please Nick get some help before it's too late... Here's a link to the ACA website: https://www.healthcare.gov/

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Pew Study Fnds Rush Limbaugh To Be The Least Trustworthy Name In News

In what has to be some of the least surprising study results ever gathered the Pew Research Center has discovered in it's latest poll that Rush Limbaugh is America’s least-trusted news source.

The results uncovered that a whopping 39% of respondents to the Pew poll say they don’t trust Limbaugh!

Continuing with the trend, Fox News follows closely with 37% saying they don’t trust the network.

Rounding out the untrustworthy trifecta is Glenn Beck who ranks third, with 24% of respondents saying they distrust him.

Out the top five major news networks on the trust spectrum is as follows...
  • 54 percent of respondents saying they trust CNN
  • 50 percent saying they trust ABC and NBC
  • 46 percent saying they trust CBS
  • 44 percent saying they trust Fox News

Here is a snapshot of the what Pew discovered in their study...

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For more analysis on the subject the website PunditFact has tracked the accuracy of claims made on the five major networks using their "network scorecards".

Just for the record the site measured that 82% of the claims they checked from Limbaugh have been rated Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire.

Pat Robertson Warns Viewers Against The Scourge Of "AIDS Towels"!

Televangelist extraordinaire Pat Robertson warned his viewers this week that they needed to be careful when traveling to African countries like Kenya because “the towels could have AIDS.”

During one of last weeks episodes of The 700 Club, a viewer told Robertson in an email that God had called them to go on a mission trip to Kenya, but friends and family had said that it was dangerous because of the recent Ebola crisis.

Unbelievably Robertson correctly pointed out that there was currently no outbreak of Ebola in Kenya that disease would have been the least of the viewers worries if he were to venture to that part of the world.

While Robertson warned the intrepid inquirer that there were indeed dangers in African including “various diseases” from mosquitoes, and unsterilized water the real fear was from the terrible "towels"...

You might get AIDS in Kenya, people have AIDS, you’ve got to be careful. I mean, the towels could have AIDS.”

You heard it here first! Exchanging needles or engaging in risky sex with a "towel" is a sure way to get the AIDS!

In all seriousness the U.S. Office of Women’s Health, has clearly stated that HIV/AIDS cannot be spread through “sharing food utensils, towels and bedding, telephones, or toilet seats.”

As an added bonus please watch Anderson Cooper rip Robertson apart for his uninformed and offensive claims in his show's segment named the RidicuList...

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2014/10/21/ridiculist-pat-robertson-warns-of-aids-towels/?hpt=ac_mid

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Putting The Ebola Scare Into Perspective

The next time you hear a Republican trying to scare the hell out of you over the Ebola 'outbreak" and then proceeding to blame it on President Obama, remember this...



Monday, October 20, 2014

Earth Headed For Hottest Year On Record

It appears that Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record,

federal meteorologists say global heat records keep being obliterated, with September the latest example.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping.

It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.

NASA, which measures temperatures slightly differently, had already determined that September was a record as far as heat goes.

The first nine months of 2014 have a global average temperature of 58.72 degrees (14.78 degrees Celsius), tying with 1998 for the warmest first nine months on record, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

NOAA climate scientist Jessica Blunden says "It's pretty likely" that 2014 will break the record for hottest year.

Illinois climate scientist Donald Wuebbles says that if the record is indeed broken that it would be "One of many indicators that climate change has not stopped and that it continues to be one of the most important issues facing humanity,"

If 2014 breaks the record for hottest year, that also should sound familiar: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2010 all broke NOAA records for the hottest years since records started being kept in 1880.

Keep it up deniers... Nothing bad could come of this... Right?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Supreme Court's Decision On Marriage Equality Unleashes Right Wing Fear And Hatred

Monday's news that the Supreme Court had given a decisive victory to marriage equality has produced the usual rending of garments and gnashing of teeth among right wing religious leaders and conservative politicians.

To hear their lamenting one would believe that Supreme Courts' denial to hear the marriage equality cases before it had brought upon hell on earth... A fabulous hell on earth!

Here is a sampling of the fear and hate from the last few days....


Ex-Governor Mike Huckabee

“I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue when, if they continue this direction they guarantee they’re gonna lose every election in the future... If the Republicans wanna lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue, and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either. Because at that point, you lose me, I’m gone. I’ll become an independent, I’ll start finding people that have guts to stand, I’m tired of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA0ElHwO26U
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Brian Brown of National Organization for Marriage:

We are surprised and extremely disappointed that the US Supreme Court has refused to grant review of the same-sex marriage cases pending before them. This is wrong on so many levels. First, the entire idea that marriage can be redefined from the bench is illegitimate. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman; it has been this throughout the history of civilization and will remain this no matter what unelected judges say. Second, it's mind-boggling that lower court judges would be allowed to impose the redefinition of marriage in these states, and our highest court would have nothing to say about it. Third, the effect of the lower court rulings is to say that a constitutional right to same-sex ‘marriage' has existed in every state in the union since 1868 when the 14th Amendment was ratified, but somehow nobody noticed until quite recently. That's the absurd belief we are being told to accept.

Read the story HERE

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Breitbart.com's Ben Shapiro:

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to take on the issue of gay marriage – and by doing so, essentially greenlit same-sex marriage across the nation, encouraging low-level courts to continue knocking down traditional marriage laws across the country. This is the beauty of Supreme Court doctrine: they don’t even have to do their judicial dirty work anymore. They can rely on lower-level courts to violate the Constitution, then declare the Constitution magically changed because of an 'emerging' consensus on violating the Constitution. And the people have no recourse. They cannot pass laws that for two and a half centuries have been fully Constitutional. They cannot fight state attorneys general who betray their voters. They must sit by as the courts play legal games while awaiting the great Obama-esque 'evolution' – an evolution that is almost entirely top-down, and that will then be dictated to us by our betters.

Read the story HERE

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Tony Perkins of the FRC:

"The Supreme Court decision to not take up these lower court rulings, which  undermine natural marriage and the rule of law, for now, puts the issue of marriage back before the US Congress.  This decision, in part, is an indication that those on the Court who desire to redefine natural marriage recognize the country will not accept a Roe v. Wade type decision on marriage.

Unfortunately, by failing to take up these marriage cases, the High Court will allow rogue lower court judges who have ignored history and true legal precedent to silence the elected representatives of the people and the voice of the people themselves by overturning state provisions on marriage. Even more alarming, lower court judges are undermining our form of government and the rights and freedoms of citizens to govern themselves. This judicially led effort to force same sex 'marriage' on people will have negative consequences for our Republic, not only as it relates to natural marriage but also undermining the rule of and respect for law.

The Court decision ensures that the debate over natural marriage will continue and the good news is that time is not on the side of those who want to redefine marriage. As more states are forced to redefine marriage, contrary to nature and directly in conflict with the will of millions, more Americans will see and experience attacks on their religious freedom. Parents will find a wedge being driven between them and their children as school curriculum is changed to contradict the morals parents are teaching their children. As more and more people lose their livelihoods because they refuse to not just tolerate but celebrate same-sex marriage, Americans will see the true goal, which is for activists to use the Court to impose a redefinition of natural marriage on the entire nation.
Congress should respond to today's announcement by moving forward with the State Marriage Defense Act, which is consistent with last year's Windsor ruling and ensures that the federal government in its definition of marriage respects the duly enacted marriage laws of the states.

Read the story HERE

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The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer

Some people are calling yesterday's Supreme Court decision, which eventually will impose sodomy-based marriage on the entire country, the Roe v. Wade of gay marriage. It's far worse than that.  (Don't be fooled by those who say the Court did not act yesterday. It most decidedly did. Not to decide is a decision. Not to act is an action. The Court knew exactly and precisely the consequences of their judicial inaction.)  The nearest parallel we can find to what happened yesterday is the Court's 1857 decision legitimizing the institution of slavery. In the Dred Scott case, the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on a pernicious, degrading, decivilizing institution and gave it the patina of constitutional authority.  The Court duplicated its wrongheaded and grossly immoral Dred Scott ruling yesterday by imposing same-sex marriage on the entire country. This is tyranny.  The Court was wrong in 1857 and it was wrong yesterday. It was wrong on slavery and it is wrong on sodomy.  Yesterday's decision brings the number of states which recognize gay marriage to 30, all but six of them against the will of their own people. As a result of yesterday's decision, five more states will soon be forced to join them. By the time this Court has finished working its mischief, all 50 states will be bludgeoned into recognizing the infamous crime against nature as a basis for marriage. This is a monstrous evil. This breathtaking overreach on the part of the central government would make King George blush with pride.  It's worth reiterating that just six states have chosen to recognize same-sex marriage through the democratic process. All the rest have had it shoved down their throats by reckless renegades wearing black robes. It's worth remembering that the first words in the Constitution are "We the People," not "We the Judges."  The federal Constitution given to us by the Founders is silent on the subject of marriage and homosexuality. You can read it front to back, back to front, left to right, right to left, upside down and in Sanskrit and you will find not a single, solitary shred of authorization for any part of the central government to dictate domestic policy to the states.  Article I, Section 8 lists all the powers of action the people of the United States have delegated to our central government. The authority to define marriage is not among them. It is conspicuous by its absence.  Since the authority to define marriage policy is not a power that we the people have given to the central government, that power of action belongs exclusively to the states themselves under the 9th and 10th Amendments.  Thus the first breach of the Constitution came when a federal court even chose to hear a same-sex marriage case in the first place. The definition of marriage is quite literally none of the federal government's business.  The Court yesterday enshrined an institution that is as morally bankrupt and indefensible as the institution of slavery. Slavery ate away America's soul and homosexual marriage will do the same thing. It is a deviant and grotesque caricature of the real thing. For this sexual debauchery to be normalized by the highest court in the land is a sign of a nation plunging headlong into a bottomless moral abyss.  Yesterday the Supreme Court did something unconscionable, unconstitutional and un-American. It cannot stand and in the end it will not stand. To say that the Court settled the issue of homosexual marriage yesterday is as foolish as saying Dred Scott settled the issue of slavery.  The justices have run America's ship of state full speed into the rock of God's unchanging truth. That ship of state will break apart long before the rock of the Word of God does. This ruling is not just a judicial travesty – it is a national tragedy. May God have mercy on the United States of America.

Read the story HERE

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Chairman of Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver

" This is a total dereliction of duty. The Supreme Court abandoned its duty to take up or at least hold these marriage cases. The responsibility for the undermining of marriage rests solely at the U.S. Supreme Court. Last year 's decision in the Defense of Marriage Act case that started this fire, and today' s decision to watch marriage burn to ashes is the responsibility of the Supreme Court. The actions of the Supreme Court in particular, and of the judiciary in general, undermine the rule of law and erode the confidence of the people in the judicial branch of government. When the people lose confidence in the rule of law, the judiciary will lose is legitimacy. Everyone will be affected by same-sex marriage because it is an intolerant agenda that will directly collide with religious freedom,"

Read the full story HERE

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The Florida Family Policy Council's John Stemberger:

Over the last 15 years, more than 40 million Americans in more than 30 states have voted at the ballot box to define marriage as one man and one woman – the same definition of marriage used worldwide. In the last nano-second of human civilization, some U.S. judges have attempted to ignore and erase those votes. The Supreme Court risks losing enormous institutional legitimacy if they ignore biology, logic, anthropology, social science and the collective wisdom of human history, and overturn an act of direct democracy by such an overwhelming number of American voters who protected marriage in their state constitutions.

Marriage is about more than who you love; it’s about bringing together the two great halves of humanity, male and female-- not gay and straight. Also it’s important to recognize that legalizing same-sex marriage ignores and eliminates the importance of gender in society: it costs kids either a mom or a dad (who are not interchangeable), and it costs people of faith their First Amendment rights as government imposes the new definition across all aspects of society. States and counties that have so-called “non-discrimination” laws which cover sexual orientation are being used as weapons to punish people of faith, and mainly Christians, for failure to facilitate or host same sex marriage ceremonies. We as a state and a society need to carefully count those costs before we run headlong into this latest social experiment with marriage, which will have negative impact on so many areas of life and law."

Read the story HERE

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Faith and Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed:

Today’s Supreme Court decision not to hear appeals of lower-court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in five states is a miscarriage of justice that lays the predicate for a Roe v. Wade decision on marriage that will impose same-sex marriage on the entire country by judicial fiat.  The Court’s action has the effect of overturning the will of the voters in Indiana, Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, including instances in which state constitutions were amended to codify marriage as the union between a man and a woman.  Today’s decision further insures that the marriage issue will motivate and mobilize voters of faith who are concerned about marriage and deeply resent having the institution redefined contrary to the clearly expressed will of the people by federal judges who legislate from the bench.  For candidates running in 2014 and those who run for president in 2016, there will be no avoiding this issue.  If the Supreme Court is planning a Roe v. Wade on marriage, it will sow the wind and reap a political whirlwind.

Read the story HERE

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Focus on the Family’s judicial analyst, Bruce Hausknecht:

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to accept five state marriage cases sets the stage for the further spread of same-sex marriage, and with it, a further expansion of threats to religious freedom.      Marriage has always been – and will always be – between a man and a woman.  Ultimately, no court can change that truth.  So regardless of legal outcomes, we’ll continue to address the importance of one-man, one-woman marriage to families, society and especially for children who have a right to both a mother and a father.

Our concern continues to be for children who deserve to grow up with both a mom and a dad, as well as for the religious freedom rights of people who strongly believe in God’s design for marriage and want to live consistently with those beliefs.”

Read the story HERE


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Jonathan Saenz Of Texas Values:

The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not take up the lower court rulings undermines both marriage and the rule of law, and it effectively silences millions of Americans in these states that have supported marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman. The decision makes Texas even more important in the effort to uphold marriage as many believe that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold our marriage laws as we expect that it will. We also expect the Texas Supreme Court to rule very soon in favor of marriage in a case that seeks to redefine marriage for divorce. Redefining marriage comes at a high cost: it costs kids either a mom or a dad (who are not interchangeable), and it costs people of faith their First Amendment religious freedom rights as government imposes the new definition across all aspects of society. Make no mistake, Texas will lead the effort to defend marriage and uphold the will of the people.

Read the story HERE


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Senator Ted Cruz:

The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible. By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution. The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing. This is judicial activism at its worst. The Constitution entrusts state legislatures, elected by the People, to define marriage consistent with the values and mores of their citizens. Unelected judges should not be imposing their policy preferences to subvert the considered judgments of democratically elected legislatures.

Nothing in the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the 14th Amendment or any other constitutional provision authorizes judges to redefine marriage for the Nation. It is for the elected representatives of the People to make the laws of marriage, acting on the basis of their own constitutional authority, and protecting it, if necessary, from usurpation by the courts. Marriage is a question for the States. That is why I have introduced legislation, S. 2024, to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage. And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws.

Read the story HERE
 

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Jim Robinson for Free Republic:

Today's SCOTUS rollover for the sodomites and the inevitable RINO push to surrender that's guaranteed to follow. Free Republic is here to defend our Constitution and fight for the founding principles and our God-given Liberty. I'll be damned if I'm going to roll over for the homosexual agenda or the Marxist/fascist ruling class!! No surrender, no retreat!! Our God-given unalienable rights are not subject to debate, negotiation or compromise and that includes our religious freedom and the free exercise thereof!! God, family, country!! Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness or death!! Those who wish to give up and surrender can KMA!! The GOP-e and RINO enablers are dead to me"

Read the story HERE


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Former Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land:

"What they just did violates the Constitution of the United States. It also shows, once again, the ugly face of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender movement. They are not a live-and-let-live bunch, they are, ‘We’re going to ram this down your throat, we’re going to force you to accept this or we’re going to run you out of business.'"





 Maryland GOP politician Michael Peroutka:

“Is this about sinful people want to engage in their sin, or is this about making a statement that you will go along with the sin?... It seems to me that the reason that it’s got to be validated, perversion has to be validated, because recruitment is necessary...This deathstyle — I don’t call it a lifestyle — this deathstyle does not reproduce, it needs to recruit, so it’s got to recruit your children.”



 
Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver

“This is not something to cheer about, this is a shameful day in American history, it’s a shameful day that the Supreme Court has ultimately engulfed itself with. It’s shameful for the Supreme Court for what they have done to marriage as it has been shameful in the history of the court with regards to the Dred Scott decision or the Buck v. Bell decision, where they said that the state of Virginia can forcibly sterilize her because of this eugenics idea that they want to eliminate the undesirables of the world. That was the shameful day that we ultimately look back with shame upon and I think this is going to be one of those same kind of situations.”

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Supreme Court Delivers Resounding Win For Marriage Equality!

VICTORY
On Monday when the Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from five states that were challenging lower-court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage they struck a huge blow for civil rights in America. Their decision to let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriage cleared the way for the majority of Americans to reside in states where same-sex marriage is legal.

In turning down all seven pending petitions urging the court to decide whether there is a right to same-sex marriage under the U.S. Constitution the Supreme Court has paved the way for same-sex marriages in at least five states (Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin) almost instantaneously. In addition six other states (North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming) could also see the practice quickly legalized under appeals court rulings already handed down.

When all is said and done it will be legal to marry someone of the same sex in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Oh that sounds nice doesn't it!

Many gay rights backers said they believe the high court is tacitly backing the wave of court rulings across the country finding a right to same-sex marriage.

Richard Socarides, a gay-rights advocate and former adviser to President Bill Clinton said....

I think this is a terrific result, for now. It’s a little bit incremental, but I think it’s a fantastic result and we should celebrate today.”

Evan Wolfson, the president of Freedom to Marry was less ebullient in his reaction saying...

The court’s delay in affirming the freedom to marry nationwide prolongs the patchwork of state-to-state discrimination and the harms and indignity that the denial of marriage still inflicts on too many couples in too many places,”

Nevertheless, the nearly universal consensus from Supreme Court observers had been that the stays issued by the justices indicated that they wanted the last word before federal courts transformed the landscape for same-sex marriage.

I believe the courts actions (or inaction as it were) undoubtedly signals the inevitability of the right of same-sex marriage nationwide.

Beautiful!


The US Adds 248,000 Jobs Last Month Driving Unemployment Down To 5.9%... Now Let's Raise The Damn Minimum Wage!!!!

Last week the The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a much stronger than anticipated September jobs report.

Employers added 248,000 jobs last month, beating the 215,000 economists were predicting.

The strong jobs number drove the unemployment rate down from 6.1% to 5.9%!!!  This is the first time the unemployment rate has been below 6% since before the recession destroyed the US economy in 2008.

In even more good news the somewhat lackluster August payroll count was revised upward from plus 142,000 to plus 180,000. To top it all off the July number was also bumped higher from plus 212,00 to plus 243,000.

So pretty much everyone can agree that the jobs numbers finally look healthy except for one thing... wage growth! It's time to close the income inequality gap and raise the minimum wage. Not only is it the right thing to do it would give the average American worker money to purchase goods with which in turn drives the economy.

It's time to stop giving greedy corporations a free ride. They stiff their employees come payday and keep the profits while our tax dollars go to pay for food stamps for struggling families who cant make ends meet! Not only do they rob from their workers they are reaching into our wallets to line stock portfolios and pad retirement plans. Enough!

By the way does anyone remember this...