October 15, 2016

All the Horse Manure About the Trump Sex Allegations Debunked — In One Place

Gateway Pundit: “List of Debunked Groper Allegations by Corrupt Media Against Donald Trump.”

The evidence that the Trump allegations are a massive collection of conveniently timed horse manure will surely grow.

Now I anxiously await:

  • Definitive proof, accompanied a denial by Bill Clinton himself in his words out of his own mouth in a live statement, that he did not rape Juanita Broaddrick, and that Hillary Clinton didn’t subtly pressure Broaddrick to keep her mouth shut only weeks after it happened.
  • Definitive proof that the person or person involved in the documented harassment and intimidation of Kathleen Willey was not Hillary Clinton, was not someone not under orders from Hillary Clinton, and was not anyone else associated with the Clintons, the Clinton White House, or its network of supporters and apparatchiks.
  • Definitive proof that Bill Clinton, who paid $850,000 to make this case go away, did not engage in sexual harassment and imposition with Paula Jones.

Anyone trying to argue over the legitimacy of Trump accusers’ complaints needs to explain why we’ve never seen any of the necessary proofs just listed.

Barely News: White Alabama Teen Attacked, Seriously Injured by Black Adult Assailants

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 6:48 pm

Two weeks ago, a Sylacauga, Alabama teen was viciously attacked by at least four young adults among a crowd of about a dozen after a Friday night high school football game. The teen “would have died from the assault if not for swift medical intervention,” and “is expected to suffer permanent damage that he will carry for the rest of his life.” Four alleged attackers who were arrested on Tuesday have thus far only been charged with first or second degree assault. Given how low their bails were set, there’s a very good chance all four are back out on the streets already. The national press has been virtually disinterested in this story.

Oh, by the way, the victim is a white teen, the arrested assailants are black, and the motivation is likely the attackers’ fury over the teen’s online pro-police comments, expressed succinctly as “Blue Lives Matter.” Imagine the saturation coverage something like this would receive if the races were switched.

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Cincinnati Enquirer: ‘About 75′ Protesters ‘Out in Full Force’ at Trump Rally With Well Over 10,000

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 1:18 pm

To no one’s surprise here in Greater Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Enquirer, a Gannett newspaper, has joined forces with the rest of the nation’s establishment press in downplaying public displays of support for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, while airing the grievances of the tiny numbers of protesters at his rallies (unless that tiny band engages in violence, in which case their actions are described as if “both sides” participated equally).

Trump visited Cincinnati on Thursday and spoke at U.S. Bank Arena, which seats 17,556. He either got reasonably close to filling it (Springfield, OH News-Sun), or did so (Toledo Blade, TV station WLWT). The Enquirer, unlike in 2008 with a large rally for then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama, would only concede that “thousands” were there. That’s not the “best” part. The paper’s story on the event told readers that opponents were “out in force, too” — “about 75″ of them.

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101516)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 11:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: New health-share group offers care with Catholic values

Filed under: Health Care,Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:55 am

From Phoenix, Arizona:

Oct 14, 2016 / 02:36 pm

When the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, it immediately prompted concerns about freedom of conscience.

From this seemingly adverse situation sprouted a new cost-sharing organization, Solidarity HealthShare, which aims to place Catholic values, the common good, and affordable healthcare at the center of its mission.

“The inspiration of it was when the Affordable Care Act was passed. Some Catholic leaders in Phoenix realized that our religious liberty and our consciences were going to be violated if Catholics had to follow these mandates,” the company’s CEO Bradley Hahn told CNA.

“So that kind of led the journey to find an ethical and affordable way to pay for medical costs,” Hahn continued.

The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. It includes a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services requiring insurance plans to fund contraception, sterilizations and early abortion pills. The mandate has prompted lawsuits from more than 300 plaintiffs, including companies, non-profits, U.S. states, and individuals who say that it violates their religious beliefs. Many of these lawsuits are still in the process of litigation.

In response to religious freedom concerns – as well as concerns about rising insurance costs – some Americans began turning to health care-share organizations, which have grown in popularity over the past few years.

Solidarity HealthShare, based in Phoenix, Arizona, was founded in 2012 in conjunction with a pre-existing healthshare group called Melita Christian Fellowship Hospital Aid Plan. Solidarity HealthShare facilitates health-sharing among individuals and families across the country, who are looking to opt out of traditional healthcare for a more ethical and faith-centered option.

Solidarity HealthShare is not health insurance. Rather, it is a ministry intended to share the financial burden of those who pay for their own healthcare through voluntary, financial sharing of eligible medical costs between its members.

Rather than paying premiums to an insurance company, every member pays a monthly “share,” which is directly matched to another member’s medical bills.

Solidarity HealthShare is a non-profit organization and exempt from federal regulations, protecting it from the contraception mandate.

Its members are also exempt from a separate mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. …

Go here for the rest of the story.