HOW DOES SOMETHING THIS GET BY ALL THE ARMY SCREENING AND SHOWN IN A TRAINING EXERCISE?
During a training exercise at Fort Gordon in Georgia about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion where shown a slide that depicted “white privilege” titled “The Luxury of Obliviousness”. REALLY? The slide read, “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. To be white in America means not having to think about it.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What’s next, the Army soldiers sitting in a circle and singing kumbaya? According to Capt. Lindsay Roman, an Army spokeswoman, the presentation was not authorized, nor was it part of the standard slides shown to soldiers. So then how did it get by the screening process? Things like this just don’t happen, especially in the military.
Army officials are investigating a diversity training briefing at Fort Gordon, Ga., in which a slide about “white privilege” was inappropriately shown to soldiers, according to an Army spokeswoman
The Equal Opportunity briefing took place Thursday for about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion, Capt. Lindsay Roman, an Army spokeswoman, said Friday. The slide titled “The Luxury of Obliviousness” has bullet-point items about “white privilege.”
One item reads, “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. ‘To be white in America means not having to think about it.’ “
An image of the slide appeared later Thursday on a Facebook page and generated a torrent of negative comments about political correctness run amok.
What’s next sensitivity training for soldiers to love thy radical Islam enemy on the battle field?
Liberal Democrats, LGBT and MSM … You Do Realize that it was President Bill Clinton Who Signed into Law the Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993, Right?
TODAY’S DEMOCRATS PARTY IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S DEMOCRAT PARTY, HELL ITS NOT EVEN THE ONE OF 20 YEARS AGO.
Everyone needs to watch the VIDEO below of then Vice-President of the United States Al Gore and President William Jefferson Clinton comments and their gushing over the signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 (text of HR 1308)and then compare it to the reaction of the Democrat party of today. So as the LGBT crowd is losing their collective minds over the recent passage of Religious Freedom Restoration laws in Indiana and Arkansas with faux-rage, they act like there already is not a federal law that states the same thing and 19 other states that already have their own Religious Freedom Restoration laws. But instead they, Democrats and their willing accomplices in the MSM attack a small business like Memories Pizza instead.
Let’s get some facts straight here as the LGBT community, Democrats and the MSM whine about the passage of a law that was supported by Democrats. Bill Clinton said in 1993 that the federal law would do a better job of protecting Americans of all faiths in the practice of their religion.
- The bill was introduced by Congressman Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on March 11, 1993. You know, that same Chucky Schumer who is supposed to be the next Democrat Senate Minority Leader.
- A companion bill was introduced in the Senate by Ted Kennedy (D-MA) the same day. Yes, Ted Kennedy, the Liberal Lion was for freedom of religion as well.
- It passed 97-3 in the US Senate and on a voice vote in the House.
- President Bill Clinton signed it into law.
Quotes from President Bill Clinton’s speech in signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993:
“It is interesting to note that what a broad coalition of Americans came together to make this bill a reality.”
“We all have a shared desire here to protect perhaps the most precious of all American liberties – religious freedom.”
“The free exercise of religion has been called the first freedom – that which originally sparked the full range of the Bill of Rights.”
“Today this event assumes a more majestic quality because of our ability together to affirm the historical role that people of faith have played in the history of this country, and the constitutional protections those that profess and express their faith have always demanded and cherished.”
“What this law basically says is that the government should be held to a very high level of proof before it interferes with someone’s free exercise of religion.” This judgement is shared by the people of the United States and Congress.”
“By honoring the principle that our laws and institutions should not impede or hinder , but should rather protect and preserve fundamental religious liberties.”
“Let us never believe that the freedom of religion imposes on any of us some responsibility to run from our convictions – let us instead respect one another’s faith.”
EXIT QUESTION: JUST CURIOUS, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DEMICRAT PARTY THAT SO CHANGED THEIR VIEWS WHERE THEY WERE 100% BEHIND RFRA?
Even Democrats who go against the Obama agenda appear to be on Barack’s enemies list …
New Jersey US Senator Robert Menendez was indicted today with on corruption charges in that he used his office to help advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, vacations and campaign donations.? In total, Menendez faces a 14-count indictment consisting of 1 count of conspiracy, 1 count of violating the travel act, 7 counts of bribery, 3 counts of honest services fraud, and 1 count of making false statements. Menendez has denied any wrongdoing and vows to fight the charges, stating that he will be vindicated. While he will not leave office, Menendez will step aside from his position as the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee as he fights the charges.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using the influence of his office to advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, lavish vacations and more than $750,000 in campaign donations.?
Federal prosecutors laid out the charges in a 14-count indictment charging Menendez with using his office to help Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based eye doctor with whom Menendez had maintained a long personal and political friendship. Menendez intervened on Melgen’s behalf in at least two disputes, one with federal regulators over Medicare charges and the other involving a bid by Melgen to secure a port security contract in the Dominican Republic, according to the indictment.
Prosecutors say that over a seven-year period, Menendez relied on Melgen for free private jets to weekend getaways at resorts in Florida, the Dominican Republic and Paris.
Menendez has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. He was defiant Wednesday night before a boisterous crowd of supporters, saying that Melgen’s gifts were a result of friendship dating to the early 1990s and not in exchange for political favors.
Just curious, how much of the DOJ’s investigation and indictments against Menendez have to do with political wrongdoing and how much has to do with the fact that he has been a political thorn in Obama’s side? The Democrat Senator has been extremely vocal against Obama’s policy in Cuba and with Iran. Obama probably did not appreciate it when Mendeez said in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee back in January 2015, “the More I hear from the Obama administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.” As much as I am not a big fan of Robert Menendez, his words have proved to be profound as we witness Obama’s disastrous nuclear plan with Iran.
Liberal Comedian Bill Maher Rips Deeply Stupid PC Liberals Like Media Matters … “Hey Media Matters Can I say One Thing to You, Shut the F*ck Up”
WOW, Uber-lib Bill Maher tells Media Matters to STFU …
What has happened lately to Bill Maher and his “fair & balanced” approach when it comes to criticizing liberals? During his most recent episode of HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ … the far Left liberal comedian ripped into “deeply stupid” PC liberals who cant take a joke and even went so far as to tell the far-LEFT Media Matters to “shut the f*ck up”. Go figure. Of course Maher’s idea of fair and balanced is mocking liberals 20% of the time on his show and conservatives 80%, up from 5% and 95%.
Maher said just like conservatives, liberals have crazies of their own they need to rein in. He brought up the controversy over the Economist cover on Latinos and how Media Matters covered it. The liberal media watchdog called it “a tired trope often used to confine the Hispanic community to oversimplified representation in the media.”
Maher reacted by telling Media Matters to “shut the f*ck up.”
He remarked, “How deeply stupid has the far-left become,” and said liberals just need to stop freaking out about every single little thing that doesn’t 100 percent conform to their worldview.
(VIDEO WARNING: Strong language)
Comedian Bill Maher went on a fiery diatribe against “deeply stupid” politically correct wing of liberalism on his show Friday, at one point telling far-left Media Matters to “shut the f*** up” with its fake outrage. Maher is very liberal himself and his comedic attacks are mostly aimed at Republicans and conservatives, but every now and then he goes after the left .
“Yes, we joke about everybody here. And that’s something a lot of liberals have forgotten how to do,” he added. “For folks who take such pride in their love of diversity, liberals increasingly seem to tolerate none in their own ranks. I don’t necessarily agree with Dolce and Gabbana, but what is the point of attacking people who are 95 percent on your side?”
He went on to mock celebrities like Courtney Love and Elton John who boycotted the brand over the comments.
But far-left Media Matters, a progressive media “watchdog,” got the brunt of Maher’s wrath for feigning outrage at an Economist cover that featured an American flag made of red peppers. Maher said the site claimed the cover “the sort of stereotype that ignores Latinos as a multifaceted community and relegates them to chili pepper consuming constituents.”
“Media Matters, can I say one thing to you? Shut the f*** up,” Maher said.
DINGY HARRY GONE IN 2016 …
The New York Times is reporting that 75 year old Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) will not been seeking reelection in 2016. This will finally bring to an end Reid’s three decade Congressional career. Harry Reid has been a Nevada senator since 1986. Since 2008 Reid had done nothing but put forth Obama’s agenda against the will of the people and made sure to block any and all GOP bills in the US Senate. Personally, I say good riddance. Lately Reid has become nothing more than a miserable and crotchety individual. He should have retired during his last Senate election. Reid suffered a serious eye and facial injuries in a January 1, 2015 at his Las Vegas home and has seemed to never have recovered. This will probably mean that Sen. Chucky Schumer will slide into the Minority leader position.
One of Dingy Harry’s more Classless moments in the Senate, with help from San Fran Nan
Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.
Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.
“I understand this place,” Mr. Reid said. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”
He has already confounded the new Republican majority this year by holding Democrats united against a proposal to gut the Obama administration’s immigration policies as well as a human-trafficking measure Democrats objected to over an anti-abortion provision.
“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game,” said Mr. Reid, who used a sports metaphor about athletes who try to hang on too long. “I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.” …
I could not agree more with The American Spectator:
I can’t say that I’m sorry to see him go even if it means he’ll probably be replaced by Chuck Schumer. But there’s a good chance a Republican could win his seat though one wonders if his son Rory will seek the Democratic nomination.
Whether it was declaring the War in Iraq lost before the surge (VIDEO), his vicious personal attacks against Mitt Romney and the Koch Brothers on the Senate floor represent much of what is wrong with 21st century liberalism in America.
Reid’s date of expiration passed long, long ago.
AMERICANS NAME GOVERNMENT THE #1 PROBLEM FACING THE UNITED STATES …
Americans are fed up with the increasing and oppressive government. In a recent Gallup poll, Americans named the government as the biggest problem facing the United States. For the past 4 months, the government has been named the biggest problem facing “We the People”. They are correct. Even with such issues as terrorism, healthcare, race relations and immigration are extremely important problems facing Americans, the government, the economy and unemployment have been at the top of the list for the past year. In the end, it is our lawless government that refuses to follow the US Constitution, our government that fails to adequately deal with border security, our government that makes the Middle East worse, our government that continually regulates us in a way that our Founding Fathers never intended and our government that spies on us and treats law-abiding, legal US citizens as a greater threat than terrorists.
Americans have grown weary of a government that could care less about the people and only about their power. Every day we are witness to a Democrat president who shreds the Constitution and a gutless Republican Congress who is too cowardice to defend it.
The government is America’s most important problem, according to a new poll.
In a Gallup poll released Thursday, 18 percent of Americans named government as the biggest problem facing the U.S.
The economy trailed closely behind as an important problem with 11 percent, followed by “unemployment/jobs” at 10 percent.
The poll shows a slight increase in those who are dissatisfied with government. In February, 17 percent answered that the government is the most important problem. Americans also seem to be optimistic about the economy. Last month, 16 percent of Americans said that the economy was the most important problem — nearly tying with government. That figure is now down 5 percentage points.
Americans’ confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years.
The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent in Congress. By contrast, half have a great deal of confidence in the military.
As Ronald Reagen profoundly stated so many years ago, “Government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem.”
Ronald Reagan also said so many years ago, “We are a nation that has a government. Our government has no power except for that granted by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government, which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed.” WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
VICTORY FOR OLD GLORY … UC-Irvine Executive Cabinet VETOES Resolution Banning the American Flag from the Lobby of the Student Government Offices
COMMON SENSE FINALLY PREVAIL …
The University of California Irvine five member student executive cabinet has vetoed a resolution banning the American flag from the lobby of the student government offices. But this action on the part on UC-Irvine for anyone to even think of banning the American flag from anywhere on campus drew the attention of more than just the school. But this was just an example of a few liberal, America hating lunatics trying to overtake the process. From the reaction to their voting for the ban, it appeared that no one in the student body or the university administration for for this resolution.. In fact they were embarrassed. Also, the State government in Sacramento, CA are looking to propose a Constitutional Amendment that prevents state universities from ever banning the American flag. How sad is it though, that we have so many ingrates in this country that such an Amendment would have to be contemplated.
Maybe the best comment in response to this attempted hijacking of the American flag by six radical was by one UCI student, “I think its fine that they want to keep it, I mean this school is in America and it is the American flag so I don’t see what the problem is”.
In vetoing the resolution, the ASUCI Executive Cabinet made the following statement:
We fundamentally disagree with the actions taken by ASUCI Legislative Council and their passage of R50-70 as counter to the ideals that allow us to operate as an autonomous student government organization with the freedoms of speech and expression associated with it. It is these very symbols that represent our constitutional rights that have allowed for our representative creation and our ability to openly debate all ranges of issues and pay tribute to how those liberties were attained.
As students in an academic institution we encourage all students on campus to participate in open debate about a wide array of issues and to actively engage in academic curiosity, which lies at the backbone of a preeminent academic research institution. It is this freedom to be able to navigate and explore topics on a wide range of issues that we see at risk if we begin to engage in a particular form of regulation of free speech and its expression through symbols in any space associated with our organization.
Matthew Guevara and the 5 other America haters who voted in favor of R50-70 might want to rethink what it means to be an American and live in America. The ASUCI Legislative Council’s resolution, passed six to four on Tuesday, with two abstentions, a resolution calling for the removal of all flags, especially the American flag, noting that it “has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” The clueless 6 might want to read the above statement from the student executive cabinet that soundly excoriated their ridiculous resolution.
University of California – Irvine Student Government Voted to Remove the American Flag from an “Inclusive Space” on Campus
HOW AND WHEN DID COLLEGE EDUCATED KIDS BECOME SO STUPID … AMERICA, YOU ARE ALLOWING THIS COUNTRY TO BE DESTROYED FROM WITHIN.
The University of California -Irvine student government voted this past week to exclude the American flag from the common lobby area of student government offices to promote cultural inclusion. WHAT? Are these people on drugs or is it just more liberal, mental disease? Here is liberal logic, to be more inclusive, you are being exclusive. BRILLIANT! The resolution, see below, that passed 6-4, also went on to say that “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech.” Yet another head shaking moment from college idiot liberals who have no sense of what makes the United States of America and for which it stands, One Nation under God and the home of the free and the brave.
A note to Matthew Guevara, add yourself to the list of other American flag haters
According to the Campus Reform, the bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.” Especially? Just another America hating hypocrite who hates the flag and what it represents, but who has no problem benefiting from the freedom and liberty provided by the American flag. Written by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology, the resolution states.
“The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism” and notes that flags “construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards.”
The resolution goes on to say that “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech.”
Maybe UC-Irvine, since they have no room for the American flag would also like to give up all the college funding that comes curtsey of the United States of America? As for ignoramus Matthew Guevara, who is against American exceptionalism and some how thinks the American flag represents colonialism, with all due respect go screw yourself. For Matthew Guevara and the rest of his ilk, maybe you would like to take a semester abroad at let’s say ISIS University and see just what it is like to live with no freedoms. If you make it back alive, maybe you will then understand what the American flag truly stands for.
The executive cabinet of UCI’s Associated Students on Saturday will consider vetoing the flag prohibition, which prompted the American’s flag’s removal from a lobby wall.
“It’s an iconic and symbolic representation of our values in the U.S.,” said Reza Zomorrodian, the Associated Students’ president who sits on the executive cabinet and opposes the ban.
The student council approved the resolution with a 6-4 vote and two abstentions. Matthew Guevara, the representative who authored the resolution, did not return email messages Friday.
The resolution lists 25 reasons for the ban, mostly relating to how the flag can be interpreted and viewed negatively or positively depending on one’s experiences. The resolution states that the American flag has been flown in times of “colonialism and imperialism” and could symbolize American “exceptionalism and superiority.”
Under the resolution, no flags of any nation can be hung in the office.
DON’T CROSS BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA OR YOU WILL BE RETALIATED AGAINST … WHEN DEMOCRATS ATTACK THEIR OWN FOR NOT FOLLOWING IN LOCK STEP.
The Obama Department of Justice headed by Eric Holder is bringing criminal corruption charges against Democrat, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez. The DOJ is alleging that Menendez used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts. Really, doesn’t Barack Obama do that every day with the Oval Office? How many crony and Obama campaign bundlers have been rewarded HERE, HERE and HERE? No quid pro quo here. How many were given so-called “green energy” government money to Obama donors? How about Obama using the office of the President of the United States in conjunction with the IRS to attack Conservatives. Where are those DOJ charges, hmm?
In response, Sen. Menendez told reporters Friday night he has “always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law” and “I am not going anywhere.”
Sen. Robert Menendez Defends Himself Against Anticipated Federal Charges
The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, alleging he used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts.
People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosecutors’ request to proceed with charges, CNN first reported. An announcement could come within weeks. Prosecutors are under pressure in part because of the statute of limitation on some of the allegations.
Menendez told reporters Friday night he has “always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law.”
He added: “And I am not going anywhere.”
The government’s case centers on Menendez’s relationship with Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist who the senator has called a friend and political supporter. Melgen and his family have been generous donors to the senator and various committees the senator is associated with.
I am no fan of Sen. Menedez and certainly do not support much of what he puts forth, but the question one might want to ask here, is why now? One does not have to look any further than Sen. Menedez being an outspoken critic of Obama and his policies on Cuba and Iran. Don’t cross Obama or this think skinned, vindictive president will go after you. His actions have made him Obama’s least favorite Democrat … vengeance is mine say the Obamamessiah.
Who can forget when Sen. Menedez said in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee back in January 2015, “the More I hear from the Obama administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.” Menedez had nothing good to say about how the Obama administration was handling negotiations with Iran. We all saw how Obama and his hacks treated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of his speech to a joint session of Congress and after. Why should we be surprised that Obama would put Democrat Robert Menedez on his enemies list.
The Gateway Pundit also reminds us of Robert Menedez’s recent comments where he blasted the Obama administration for the historic bad deal they reached with the Castro regime in Cuba. If you are a Democrat, you are not allowed to disagree with this president or you will be dealt with swiftly and severely. Its kind of ironic that the Obama administration would go after any kind of corruption when the Obama presidency has been nothing but corruption and scandals.
HYPOCRITE ALERT: Remeber When Hillary Clinton Complained About GWB Shredding the US Constitution Regarding Secret White House Email Accounts?
HILLARY CLINTON DOUBLE STANDARD – HYPOCRITE ALERT …
Will “You Got Email-gate” sink Hillary Clinton and her 2016 presidential run? Do we really need this as our next President? We already knew that Hillary Clinton entered the 2016 presidential race with a mountain of baggage that would put an average person broke checking in for a flight at the airport, but now this. Not only does scandal seem to follow Hillary, but so does her previous comments she made. Low and behold we have one of Hillary Clinton, the so-called next Democrat presidential nominee making comments in 2005 saying that the Bush White House shredded the US Constitution by doing what of course … using private email accounts. You just can’t make this stuff up, as much as the liberal MSM wishes it was made up.
If a private email account is shredding the Constitution, what is owning their own private server?