June 27, 2017

Planned Parenthood Patient: Doc Said They’d ‘Break the Baby’s Neck’ If Born Alive After an Abortion

Filed under: Life-Based News,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 9:17 pm

The people supposedly “on our side” who are okay with continuing to fund Planned Parenthood with federal dollars need to be made to see this video, and asked how they can possibly be willing to continue to fund such barbarity (HT Life News):

Even When Caught Red-Handed Admitting the Trump-Russia Narrative ‘Is Mostly Bullsh*t’ …

… reporters from CNN complain childishly that conservative news sites like Breitbart got to ask the White House Press Secretary questions on Tuesday, and they didn’t.

Breitbart’s “crime” was teeing up questions about something almost everyone is talking about, but which no one at CNN wants to talk about. Too bad, so sad.

But when one sees the actual questions from Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering, one finds that they were challenging and designed to put the Press Secretary on the defensive, and could easily have been asked by the same CNN reporters who are now whining (in bold):

Spiering: Recently, Breitbart News challenged the accuracy of the CNN story, and afterwards it was retracted, [and] deleted, and the editors responsible were fired, as well as — the network apologized for the story. One of the targets of the story accept[ed] the apology. The president went on Twitter this morning and repeated that CNN was “fake news.” Why isn’t their response good enough for the president?

… Spiering: Does the president actually expect us not to report on stories of a foreign country trying to influence the presidential election?

As to CNN, which is trying to shrug off O’Keefe’s video — bad idea, given that there is more to come, and O’Keefe’s past efforts indicate that matters will only get worse for the network — this Deep Purple blast from the past comes to mind:

O’Keefe Stings CNN: Producer Admits That Russia-Trump Narrative ‘Is Mostly Bullsh*t’

Early Tuesday morning, Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe posted an undercover video exposing CNN’s obsession with the Trump-Russia narrative as, in the words of one of its supervising producers, a nearly 15-year network veteran, “mostly bullsh*t right now,” with “no big giant proof.” Further, in a series of damning statements which has to be seen to be believed, that producer admits, among many other things, that the Russia obsession is driven by the desire for ratings, that network CEO Jeff Zucker recently demanded that its journalists return to concentrating on Russia shortly after Trump’s announced withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accords, and that “the President is probably right to say” that the network is “witch-hunting” him.

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Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 7:55 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: Supreme Court rules in favor of church in crucial First Amendment case

Filed under: Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 7:50 am

From Washington:

Jun 26, 2017 / 11:32 am

In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a church-owned playground can be eligible for a public benefit program.

Chief Justice John Roberts, delivering the opinion of the Court, wrote June 26 that “the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran,” the church at the center of the case, “from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand.”

The decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer was about “religious people being treated just like everybody else,” stated Mike Farris, president of Alliance Defending Freedom.

At issue was a playground owned by Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., and operated by the church’s preschool. To resurface the playground for safety reasons, the church had applied for a state reimbursement program that provides rubber surfacing material made from used tires. Trinity Lutheran had ranked the fifth most qualified out of 44 applicants for the program.

The state’s natural resources department ultimately ruled the church ineligible for the program because of its religious status. The Missouri state constitution forbids taxpayer funding of churches. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state.

The Supreme Court reversed that ruling and sent it back to the lower courts. …

Go here for the rest of the story.