Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blank Panthers Planned To Use EBT Money To Blow Up St. Louis Arch

Olajuwon Ali Davis
Members of the New Black Panther Party planned to blow up the Gateway Arch in St. Louis Missouri.


Last week  Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, were indicted on federal weapons charges.

According to court documents Brandon is also know as Brandon Muhammad while Davis has changed his last name to Ali.

The pair planned to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson as well as bomb the Gateway Arch, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch.

So what thwarted their plans?
The two would be terrorists purchased what they thought were two pipe bombs from undercover agents but could not purchase the other two bombs they wanted until one of the suspect’s girlfriend had her Electronic Benefit Transfer refilled, the Post-Dispatch reported.


The men were arrested three days before the grand jury decision was even announced. Proving that some malcontents were planning destruction and anarchy whether or not Officer Darren Wilson was indicted for the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Where Did The Term Black Friday Originate From? Does It Have Ties To Slavery?

The term "Black Friday" came out of the old Philadelphia Police Department's traffic squad.  In 1961, the cops used it to describe the worst traffic jams which annually occurred in Center City on the Friday after Thanksgiving.


 It was the day that Santa Claus took his chair in the department stores and every kid in the city wanted to see him. It was the first day of the Christmas shopping season.  Schools were closed. Late in the day, out-of-town visitors began arriving for the Army-Navy football game.

Every "Black Friday," no police officer was permitted to take the day off. The division was placed on 12 hours of duty, and even the police band was ordered to Center City. It was not unusual to see a trombone player directing traffic.

Two officers were assigned to intersections along Market Street to control the throngs of pedestrians.

The department also placed police officers outside parking garages because the "lot filled" signs failed to deter motorists from lining up on the curb lane outside the garage. This reduced street size from two lanes to one. This caused traffic to back up and block traffic at the next intersection. This caused massive gridlock.

What started in Philadelphia son spread across the nation to give us the chaos we have today across the nation.

 There are those on the liberal left with political agenda's that are 
now trying to create new chaos by trying to tie Black Friday to slavery.  They state that slaves were sold on Fridays and that all slaves were black; hence "Black Friday".  Unfortunately the barbaric practice of selling slaves occurred on different days of the week and slavery included other races including white Irish men and women.  It depended upon when the ships carrying the kidnapped people arrived.   


There is no truth that Black Friday of today had anything to do with the selling of slaves in the past.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rioters In Ferguson Beat-Up, Car-Jack, Run Over Elderly Man On Oxygen





While covering the riots in Ferguson, Missouri a news crew came upon a chaotic scene.

Police Car Burns In Ferguson
An elderly man dependent on oxygen was reportedly attacked and run over during a car jacking in the parking lot of Faraci Pizza on Florissant in Ferguson Monday evening.

In the video you can hear witnesses tell the news reporter the elderly male was attacked with his oxygen tank, car jacked and then run over with his own car.



One witnesses says the unidentified victim went to his car to get his new oxygen tank when the thugs attacked him.

The television crew who captured the entire event on camera made a plea to their news station to call 911.

Medics eventually arrived to the scene and transported the man to the hospital, STLToday.com reports.

His condition is unknown.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Furgeson Missouri: Now A No Fly Zone

A no fly zone has been instituted above and around Ferguson, Missouri while reports are emerging that area airports are being shut down.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced the no fly zone after the grand jury decision came through on Monday night in the Michael Brown shooting.

Listed under the reason for the no fly zone, the agency put: “To provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.” It later said that the decision stemmed partially from reports of gunshots being fired into the sky.

The prohibited airspace is designated as three nautical miles around Ferguson.

“On the ST LOUIS VORTAC (STL) 129 degree radial at 11 nautical miles. (Latitude: 38º44’28″N, Longitude: 90º18’12″W),” the agency said specifically.


The ban started at 10:15 p.m. local time, and is set to last for six hours.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ferguson Missouri: GRAND JURY NO CHARGES TO BE FILED AGAINST OFFICER

A federal grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown.

"The duty of the grand jury is to separate fact from fiction," said St. Louis Country prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch at a press conference. "They determined that no probable cause exists to file any charge against officer Wilson."

McCulloch said physical evidence contradicted some eyewitness testimony, which he said was not always consistent.


The 12 jurors heard more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses, he said.

The result provides some legal clarity after months of tension.

"Our shared hope and expectation is that regardless of that decision people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint," said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon at a Monday night press conference.

Demonstrators would be allowed to express themselves, said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, even if it means inconvenience to the city such as slowed traffic.

"But turning violent and damaging property will not be tolerated," Slay said.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

State Representative Fighting To Stop Electric Company Smart Meters

Term limited State Representative Tom McMillin has a final mission before he leaves office.  His mission?  Protecting Michigan residents from smart meters.

Today Tom McMillin shared with his constituents the following on his Facebook page:

Kathy Warras of West Bloomfield Township, stands next to the
 Smart Meter she says has caused her terrible health problems,
 including severe headaches.
I know many...maybe most of my FB friends don't have a problem with Smart Meters...but they are being imposed by a state-regulated monopoly and there are many who have concerns...and our state constitution says citizens have the right to petition their government - I'm holding a hearing on 12/2 to let them voice their concerns.

"State Rep. Tom McMillin, committee chair, called for the hearing after being contacted by many constituents and other citizens about privacy, health and safety concerns relating to the meters.

“With this hearing, we’re giving the people of Michigan an open and transparent platform to not only voice their concerns but hopefully have them addressed by public utility officials” said McMillin, R-Rochester Hills. “Residents have contacted my office, terrified that their power will be shut off after receiving letters from utility companies threatening to do just that if they don’t allow a smart meter to be installed on their home, even though they have a perfectly working analog meter.”

One of those constituents is Clarkston resident Georgetta Livingstone, a former engineering instructor at Oakland University, who said DTE cut her electricity this spring after she paid someone to install an analog meter back on her home.

“When the smart meter went on my home, I had a total breakout on my body. It looked like an allergic reaction,” said Livingstone. “I decided to take action myself, and had the analog meter put on.”

After her power was cut, she was reduced to “primitive life,” she said, having to use the restroom at a nearby Kroger and take showers at a neighbor’s home. When she searched for answers, she connected with the group working with McMillin.


“I was so glad that someone else sees the problem here,” Livingstone said. “These companies should allow the customer to have a choice ... I don’t want to be told what to do.”

Have you had health issues with smart meters?  Comment below and your comments  will be shared with Tom McMillin.

OKLAHOMA: Another Muslim Attacks Christian With Knife, Beheading Narrowly Avoided

On Monday authorities responded to a 911 about an assault in the 1400 block of Northeast 11th Street.
Jimmy Stepney

Upon their arrival, officers learned the victim, Jerome Bullock and 54-year-old Jimmy Stepney had been arguing about the Bible and the Quran.

According to the arrest affidavit, Stepney is a Muslim and the Bullock is a Christian.

The report went on to say Stepney had been making comments about beheading people.

"We were watching the news," said Bullock. "He said he felt like more Muslims need to step up to the plate and do certain thing. He was talking about beheading people."

Because of the statement, Bullock says he asked Stepney, who'd been staying with the family, to leave.

Stepney complied but eventually came back and started arguing with Bullock.

According to the arrest affidavit, the pair began fighting in the yard after Stepney allegedly punched the victim.

Witnesses told officers that Stepney had a knife and was attempting to stab the victim. That's when Bullock's mother, Diane Range, came out with a baseball bat and started swinging at Stepney.

"He was trying to kill my son," said Range.

Bullock suffered minor cuts from the fight and Stepney was able to walk away.

"I was just trying to pay it forward by helping him out," said Bullock. "Instead I got a lot of cuts and hurt feelings."


Stepney is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

Vials Of Tainted Ebola Blood Samples Stolen In Guinea

Bandits in Guinea stole blood samples of a possible Ebola patient.

National health officials said the crooks held up a vehicle carrying test tubes of blood Wednesday.

The samples were being moved from a hospital to a test site to officially confirm the patient had Ebola.

Health officials are pleading with the thieves to return the potentially dangerous samples.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Faith Based Citizens For Traditional Values Joins Fight To Stop LGBT Agenda

Faith based organization Citizens For Traditional Values, joins the fight to stop the wrong expansion of the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act which is being pushed by outgoing State Representative Frank Foster.  Frank Foster (28 yrs old)
Representing the 107th District
lost his bid for re-election in the primary over this issue.  He is determined to push it through against the will of his constituents.   Below is a copy of CTV press release outlining the damages the expansion will cause. 

For many years, Citizens for Traditional Values CTV has been working with lawmakers and other concerned citizens to oppose amending the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (MCL 37.2102) to include “sexual orientation” as a special protected class.
Unfortunately, Republican State Representative Frank Foster has introduced House Bill 5959 which would do just that.


All one needs to do is look at other states that have passed similar legislation to see what will be coming to Michigan. Christian business owners in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, New York, Colorado, and other states are facing fines, legal action, and potentially the loss of their businesses, all for simply exercising their religious freedom and rights of conscience.


These situations WILL come to Michigan if the Foster bill passes.We believe that Government should not pass laws that give special status or guarantee special protections for some, but punish others. Every citizen of Michigan has the right to live free, including family business owners. Lawmakers should  not use their power to coerce or force a citizen of Michigan, under the threat of punishment, to surrender their constitutionally protected freedoms.


Please review CTV's WHITE PAPER on this issue here.



In addition, Speaker of the House Jase Bolger has introduced House Bill 5958, entitled the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which is intended to “balance” the detrimental consequences of the Foster bill. While not legislatively “tie-barred” together, they are being sold by Speaker Bolger’s office as one package. The best way, however, to protect religious liberty is to reject the Foster bill and the damage it will cause.


Therefore, CTV stands OPPOSED to the expansion of Elliott-Larsen.However, although protecting religious freedom is important for Michigan, the RFRA bill as written is weak and deserves much more consideration than can be accomplished in a short lame-duck legislative session.


Take ActionCONTACT THE HOUSE COMMERCE COMMITTEEWe understand there may be a hearing the first week of December in the House Commerce Committee, chaired by Representative Frank Foster, so we need you to act NOW.
Many of the Commerce Committee members below have already expressed their opposition to Frank Foster’s bill. When you contact them, ask their position and say “thank you” to those who are taking a strong stand against this bill.


Click here to see the whole list of Commerce Committee members
Frank Foster (R) Committee Chair, 107th Dist – Bill sponsorDale Zorn (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 56th District
Gail Haines (R) 43rd District
Wayne Schmidt (R) 104th District
Jeff Farrington (R) 30th District
Ben Glardon (R) 85th District
Joel Johnson (R) 97th District
Aric Nesbitt (R) 66th District
Pat Somerville (R) 23rd District
Rick Outman (R) 70th District
Tim Kelly (R) 94th District
Tom Leonard (R) 93rd District
Jon Switalski (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 28th District
Vicki Barnett (D) 37th District
Jim Townsend (D) 26th District
Harvey Santana (D) 9th District
Stacy Oakes (D) 95th District
Gretchen Driskell (D) 52nd District
Henry Yanez (D) 25th District


YOUR MESSAGE TO COMMERCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
  • Be respectful.
  • Review the White Paper FACT SHEET and tell them you do not support the expansion of Elliott-Larsen and that State Government should protect freedoms for all, not just for a few.
  • Say thank you to those who are opposed to this bill.
  • Ask all others to vote against House Bill 5959
CONTACT YOUR OWN LAWMAKERSFind Your State House RepresentativeFind Your State Senator
  • Be respectful.
  • Review the White Paper FACT SHEET and tell them you do not support the expansion of Elliott-Larsen and that State Government should protect freedoms for all, not just for a few.
  • Say thank you to those who are opposed to this bill.
  • Ask all others to vote against House Bill 5959

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Firestorm In A Port Huron Michigan Elementary School: Parent Discovers His Child Learning In Deplorable Conditions

What is going on at Garfield Elementary in Port Huron Michigan?  This is what one parent is asking.  

Tim Sopha says his 6 year old daughter is studying in deplorable conditions at the school.  Tim took his frustrations to Facebook to let other parents know what is transpiring at the school.
Tim Sopha and his 6 year daughter

This is what he wrote in the Port Huron, Michigan Facebook Group:

  Here's some mind blowing facts about Garfield elementary that most people don't even believe when I tell them...
-all the children in my daughters 1st grade class use milk crates as seats-
-my daughter can not bring in her own pencil-
-the supplied pencils have no erasers-
- 26 students share about 6 coat hangers-
-my daughters very nice new winter jacket ends up on the floor most days and now is completely and utterly nasty from being kicked around the dusty floors in the hallway-
-the bathrooms consistently smell like urine-
-when one student threw a swing at my daughter on recess because "she was going too high on her swing, and he wanted to slow her down" he apologized, to obviously not get in trouble, and said he would walk her up to the office. They let a 6 year old escort another 6 year old alone to the office, then neglected to tell either parent about the bloody cut on the side of her face-
My child will not be attending Garfield next year, needless to say!!!!



Classroom Coat Rack


Desk and Seats Students study on.
Appears some students get chairs.



Tim then continued with another post in the group


 I would like to start by saying my post was not an attack on an any individual. Whether or not I would have contacted a representative of the school before or after I made the post, I still would have released this information to the community because I find it unacceptable and I am obviously not alone. I was told that the children chose to sit on the milk crates, she will be able to use her own pencil, and that coat racks are not available due to lack of funds.

 I would like to elaborate that it should not be a 6 year olds decision that they need to be seated properly upright in a chair with back support at their desk or table. I was informed that there is more chairs available, but they were not an option in my daughters class because the other 6 chairs are already called for and I assure you, my daughter does not like her milk crate with a ripped cushion. She's a child, she should be given the proper equipment, her and the other 25 students, at such a young age are not aware of the potential problems of sitting on a crate all day everyday, so it didn't seem like a problem to the kids. I cannot believe something as minuscule as a pencil would be an issue but even the principle agreed that she needs to have a pencil with an eraser on it, especially if I am willing to supply my daughter with one, I'm truly sympathetic for anybody that cannot afford a pencil for their child if the school is unable to. The coat racks is an issue that is ongoing and they have "put in a request for one". I'm sure they would absolutely love a donation of a homemade coat rack, but I'm in no position myself to provide one.

 The school seems unhappy that I made this public, but we all need to be aware that these are completely avoidable issues that have apparently never been addressed by those who are in the position to be counted on to provide sufficient conditions inside our education system here in the PHASD.

School District Director Keely Baribeau took exception to Tim Sopha taking his complaints to facebook, yet she choose to respond in public fashion as well?


This is what another learning facility has learned by doing the
Choosing the right chair
proper research on child seating.  Kaplan Learning Company states on their website:
Children are more likely to pay attention and are more open to learning if they are comfortable during class. You can positively influence the overall learning environment in your classroom by choosing chairs and tables that are the right size for the children in your care. At Kaplan Early Learning Company, we understand that figuring out appropriate chair and table heights can be confusing and a little frustrating, which is why we’ve created some simple guidelines for you to remember as you choose chairs and tables for your classroom.
The general rule for tables in early care and education classrooms is the space between the seat of the chair and the underside of the table should be 7-8 inches. That’s just the right amount of space for children to be able to fit their legs under the table, and it also ensures that the table is low enough for children to comfortably rest their elbows.

When picking out tables, you should also consider any special needs students who are in your class. If a child is in a wheelchair that doesn’t have a built-in table, they will need a table in the classroom that is high enough for them to sit at comfortably. Licensing and accreditation regulations may also play a role in which table size is appropriate for your students.
You should mainly focus on the table height, chair seat height, and children’s age when deciding which table size is the right fit for your students.


 The chart at the bottom of the page makes chair and table recommendations based on those three factors.


One needs to ask the school superintendent as to why the conditions at this school have become so bad that children don't have seats?  Is it mismanagement or worse misappropriation of funds?



Obama Using Air Force One As A Personal Taxi? Personal Trip Costs Taxpayers $650,000!

Who needs Uber or Lyft when you have Air Force One?

Obama has been using Air Force One for his own personal excursions. 


What exactly does it cost taxpayers when President Barack Obama and family want to attend, say, a wedding of a friend? Answer: Nearly $360,000, according to Conservative watchdog site Judicial Watch.

Via a Freedom of Information Act request, Judicial Watch got their paws on U.S. Air Force documents which outlined the cost of Obama’s trips on Labor Day of this year. The roundtrip tab to Westchester, N.Y., an airport near Pocantico Hills, where White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner were married, was $358,490.90.


Unfortunately for taxpayers, an alteration in the president’s travel plans related to that event added an extra $295,227.80 in costs: Obama as already in Providence, R.I. the night before but jetted back to Washington to “sleep in his own bed, do a little work tomorrow, spend some time with his family” before heading to the wedding, the White House Press Secretary said.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

4 Americans and 1 Britain Killed in Israel and Muslims Celebrate In Israel Terror Attack

Nov. 18, 2014. Two Palestinian cousins stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people in the city’s bloodiest attack in years. The attackers were killed in a shootout with police,

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “respond harshly,” describing the attack as a “cruel murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by despicable murderers.” He immediately ordered the demolition of the attackers’ homes, as well as homes of Palestinians who carried out several other recent attacks.

Police said the dead worshipers were three Americans and a Briton, and that all held dual Israeli citizenship. The attack occurred in Har Nof, an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood that has a large population of English-speaking immigrants.

The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem identified the Americans as Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine and Mosheh Twersky.

Twersky, the grandson of a renowned rabbi from Boston, Joseph Soloveichik, was the head of Yeshivas Toras Moshe, a religious seminary for English-speaking students.


Israeli authorities identified the British man as Avraham Goldberg.

In the mean time Muslims took to twitter to celebrate:



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Decorated Combat Commander Learns the Hard Way: Military Rules Don’t Apply to Lesbian Officers;

The Army is moving to discharge a decorated combat pilot who intervened to stop two lesbian officers from showing excessive affection on the dance floor at an official ball at Fort Drum, N.Y.
LTC Christopher Downey

Thomas More Law Center Files Federal Lawsuit

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, late yesterday (Nov. 12th) filed a federal lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against the Secretary of the Army on behalf of highly decorated active duty Army Officer Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Christopher Downey.


Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the TMLC commenting on the lawsuit, stated: “General George Patton who once wrote about the requirement of ‘loyalty from the bottom to the top,’ stated ‘loyalty from the top down is even more necessary.’ LTC Downey gave his all to the Army and to the country he loves, yet the Army he so loyally served threw him under the bus merely to avoid negative press from the homosexual community. America is set to lose one of its exceptional combat leaders due to an unjust application of the Army’s policy regarding repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell [“DADT”]. Our lawsuit is an attempt to correct this injustice to Chris Downey and our nation.”

The lawsuit stems from LTC Downey’s effort to prevent two female officers under his command, a Captain and a Lieutenant, who were in uniform at a formal military ball and were on the dance floor engaged in prolonged French kissing, taking off each other’s uniform jackets, and other intimate conduct, from violating Army regulations regarding public display of affection. Once he became aware of the situation, LTC Downey took immediate action to stop the inappropriate behavior. He also attempted to prevent other soldiers from photographing and videotaping the officers’ inappropriate conduct, which he believed would embarrass the officers and affect the good order and discipline of his unit. In the process of lowering the camera of an enlisted soldier, the camera accidentally made contact with the soldier’s nose.


As a result of the incident, LTC Downey was ordered to face an Article 15 hearing for assault consummated by battery and violation of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The commanding officer, General Mark Milley, found LTC Downey guilty of the charges. As a result, LTC Downey was issued reprimands for both violations, relieved of command, issued a negative Officer Evaluation Report (OER), and removed from the attendance list of the National War College.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thomas More Law Center Files Brief Defending Traditional Marriage in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, late Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), filed an amicus brief (friend of the court brief) in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging the Court to affirm a lower federal district court decision which upheld Louisiana’s traditional marriage law.
Stacy Swimp (second two right) leads the
coalition of black pastors at the TMLC press conference
discussing their National strategy to defend traditional marriage


Louisiana’s marriage law affirms the definition of marriage as the union only between one man and one woman and was passed by 78% of the state’s voters. The Louisiana lawsuit filed by homosexual activists sought to use judicial power to overturn the will of the people.  However, Louisiana Federal District Court Judge Martin C. Feldman ruled that Louisiana was under no constitutional obligation to recognize so-called “same-sex marriage,” and that its state law was “anchored to the democratic process.” 

The plaintiffs appealed his ruling to the Fifth Circuit.  In support of Judge Feldman’s decision, TMLC’s brief stated:

If “marriage” means whatever a political activist, a cherry-picked plaintiff, or an appointed judge wants it to mean, it means nothing. If it has no fixed meaning, it is merely a vessel for a judge’s will. It is used as a subterfuge for judicial legislation. And as Montesquieu observed: “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”

As a part of its national strategy to defend traditional marriage, TMLC formed a team of lawyers to file friend of the court briefs (amicus briefs) on behalf of the National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian leaders.  The team consists of TMLC’s senior trial counsel, Erin Mersino, and Co-counsels William R. Wagner and John S. Kane of Lansing, Michigan. The team is tasked with filing briefs in significant cases dealing with the issue of traditional marriage.

The Law Center’s briefs reflect the view of a majority of African-Americans: that discrimination because of one’s sexual preference is not the same thing as racial discrimination and that tradition and morality should not be discarded as a basis of the law; as the pro-homosexual judges have done in their opinions.

TMLC’s brief is the fourth brief filed on behalf of the National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian Leaders. It presents the unique perspective of African American religious leaders that discrimination because of one’s sexual preference is not the same thing as racial discrimination.

“Same-sex attracted individuals have never lawfully been forced to attend different schools, walk on separate public sidewalks, sit at the back of the bus, drink out of separate drinking fountains, denied their right to assemble, or denied their voting rights.  The legal history of these disparate classifications, i.e., immutable racial discrimination and same-sex attraction, is in-congruent. Yet, courts continue to mistakenly draw upon this in-congruence as the basis for what they now deem “marriage equality.”

TMLC’s brief also countered same sex marriage arguments based on the 1967 case of Loving v. Virginia in which the US Supreme Court overturned Virginia’s laws prohibiting interracial marriages.  The Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, solely analyzed a state law that wrongfully condoned racial discrimination in the context of traditional marriage.  The case did not address redefining marriage beyond the scope of the union between one man and one woman.
As a member of the Coalition, Bishop Samuel Smith of the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship consisting of 25, 000 churches worldwide representing over 5 million laity, avows: “Marriage was defined by God.  Not by government. Government has no right to redefine marriage and destroy the meaning of family.”

SOME EXCERPTS FROM TMLC’S BRIEF (“Appellants” refers to Plaintiffs)

“The “marriage equality” slogan is self-defeating, because it is a standard-less standard that renders “marriage” equally meaningless for all. See id. at 269-75 (discussing that the logic of Plaintiffs’ position demands “equal marriage rights” for bigamists, polygamists, same-sex siblings, and virtually any other arrangement individuals might want to create).”

***

“If “marriage” means fulfilling one’s personal choices regarding intimacy, as the Appellants insist, it is difficult to see how States could regulate marriage on any basis. If personal autonomy is the essence of marriage, then not only gender, but also number, familial relationship, and even species are insupportable limits on that principle and they all will fall. This is not just a slippery slope on which the Appellants wish to set us, it is a bottomless pit into which they desire to throw us.”

***

“The Appellants wish to replace the morality of the Judeo-Christian tradition on which our country was founded with the trendy, relativist morality of political correctness.”

***

“As our tradition recognizes, some truths are self-evident. Among them are that men and women are different. In fact, it is clear from our very existence that men are made for women, and women for men. None of us would be here but for that truth. Another self-evident truth is that it is best for children to be raised by their parents whenever possible. There have been many theories to the contrary throughout history, but they have all proven vacuous at best. Public policy that recognizes and acts on these truths is not unfairly discriminatory. In fact, the only way to have sound public policy is to build on such truths.”

***

“Louisiana’s legislature and voters, with an overwhelming majority, affirmed a truth upon which our nation was founded and has flourished for over two hundred years: that the natural family is the optimal environment in which children should be raised. Human history, scientific observations of human biology, and our own experience, common sense and reason tell us that children come exclusively from opposite sex unions, and children benefit from being raised by their biological parents whenever possible.”

***

“Marriage should be reinforced, not redefined. This Court should uphold the District Court’s just ruling and reject the Appellants’ unconstitutional arguments, which undermine the family as the fundamental building block of our society by destroying the meaning of marriage.”


***



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ebola Doctor Declared Hero On Veterans Day, Not Veterans - Ebola Doctor Not A Hero

The real heroes are the veterans who defend our nation, not doctors that do not self quarantine themselves after they come back to America from being in areas with deadly diseases, such as Ebola.

Craig Spencer
Earlier today applause greeted New York Dr. Craig Spencer as he spoke publicly for the first time after being cured of Ebola.

Wearing a blue sweater and smiling during the press conference at New York's Bellevue Hospital, the Spencer seemed to be the picture of health after less than a month since he was diagnosed with the deadly Ebola Virus.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Democrat) welcomed Spencer back to his "normal life."

Spencer stood beside the mayor. De Blasio urged him to give the mayor's wife a hug. Then, de Blasio and Spencer hugged.

It's a "good feeling to hug a hero," de Blasio said.

However Craig Spencer is not a hero.  He, through his selfish actions, put millions at risk when he returned from Africa. 

His first few days had Dr. Spencer riding the subways and going bowling even the day he became visibly ill with the virus!  His actions created the term Ebowling.

If Dr. Spencer was truly a hero, he would have done the right thing and quarantined himself for 21 days to make sure he did not bring the virus back with him.  He did not take this necessary protocol and because of this, he is not a hero and should not be treated as such.

The real heroes are those that are going over to Africa to fight Ebola and are quarantining themselves to not get the general public contaminated. 


I do hope that Dr. Spencer is aware that the virus is still in him for at least another 3 months.  In men the virus remains in their reproductive system for 3 months and the virus can still be spread through the exchange of fluids.

Monday, November 10, 2014

39 Years Ago today the Edmund Fitzgerald Sank During A Historical Storm System In The Great Lakes


The mighty 729 foot long Edmund Fitzgerald was one of the largest ships ever to run in the Great Lakes but a weather event of historical proportions sunk the ship 35 years ago today, on November 10, 1975. The ship was located a week later at the bottom of Lake Superior, but to this day not one body was ever recovered.

An intense low pressure developed in the plains and moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Winds were sustained out of the east and northeast at 40 to 50 mph with waves up to 10 feet high causing major problems for ship traffic early on November 10, 1975.

By late afternoon the low pressure moved over the Lake and into Canada driving the winds out of the northwest which then gusted up to 80 mph over the open lake. This caused waves to crash on to the ship at more than 25 feet high. All of this was taking place as intense rain mixed and then changed over to very heavy snow and sub-freezing temperatures. The raging super blizzard on an unforgiving Lake Superior doomed the ship and left a mark on the history books. The weather records were recorded very well by a ship only 10 miles away from the Anderson. 




Friday, November 7, 2014

Squatting on the Squatter

Detroit homeowner Sarah Hamilton wanted to sell her house,
but was having some trouble.

No, it wasn’t a down seller’s market — it was a squatter.

Hamilton had a difficult battle: In the process of trying to
get Lynn Williams out her house, WJBK-TV reported Hamilton was threatened with a knife.

Then police were called, at which point Lynn Williams said Sarah Hamilton
had tried running her over with a vehicle.



The homeowner, Sarah Hamilton was arrested, and with that,
the squatter. Lynn Williams went right back to squatting.


Things got quite things interesting after WJBK reporter Charlie LeDuff entered the scene. He met with the homeowner, Sarah Hamilton and her attorney, and was given a set of keys and as well as the deed and lease paperwork 

When the Charlie LeDuff  arrived at the house and met Willams , he told he/her that he had the keys, the deed, and permission from the landlord to move in, the squatter appearedconfused, ”Let you in ‘your house’? This is Lynn Williams’ house.”

LeDuff asked Lynn Williams why she/h felt entitled to live
in a house she didn’t own without permission.

“Well…I’m not the only one that is squatting. It’s a lot of
other people on the block, if you want to be technical,”  Lynn Williams responded. “And a lot of people
encouraged me to do what I’m doing now.”

Charlie LeDuff came back again with facts: “But this isn’t
your house”

“But I have put a lot of work in here and I spent a lot of
money,” Williams replied. “I am on a fixed income.” Indeed, Williams claimed she was on social security — for an ailment she couldn't verify.


Charlie then spotted some curious electrical wiring connected to a neighbor’s house.

“Is that power legit?”  He asked. 


Williams responded “I am blessed”.  


Then the Detroit police pull and Charlie LeDuff tells Williams.  "I don't think you are going to get away with this."


ISIS Base in Phoenix?

An internal memo sent within the ranks of the Phoenix Police Department is talking about ISIS, the same terror group that's trying to take over parts of the Middle East.

The internal bulletin indicates someone is leaving ISIS propaganda nearby and posting about it on the web.


The internal awareness bulletin is dated Wednesday and was issued by the Phoenix Police Department's Homeland Defense Bureau. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Anti-Gay Marriage Law In 4 States

Today a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Aug. 6 split 2-1, with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion. The ruling creates a divide among federal appeals courts, increasing the likelihood the Supreme Court will now take up the issue.

Michigan pastor Stacy Swimp was enthusiastic about the ruling Thursday.

"I'm very happy that the courts decided to uphold the voting rights
Stacy Swimp
of 2.7 million voters who under the Michigan and the U.S. constitutions exercised their voting rights," said Swimp of the National Christian Leadership Council and a member of the National Coalition of Black Pastors and Christian Leaders, which filed amicus briefs in the case opposing gay marriage. "No court had the right to usurp their God-given rights."

The 64-page ruling notes four courts have upheld same-sex unions, but for different reasons in each case.

"Even if we … assume that same-sex marriage will be recognized one day in all fifty states, that does not tell us how — whether through the courts or through democracy. And if through the courts, that does not tell us why," the opinion states.

The ruling says "process and structure matter greatly in American government" and laws passed by voters shouldn't be overturned on a whim. The issue should not be settled by a "poll of three judges on this panel … about whether gay marriage is a good idea."

The court also said the traditional perception of marriage cannot simply be overruled.

"A dose of humility makes us hesitant to condemn as unconstitutionally irrational a view of marriage shared not long ago by every society in the world, shared by most, if not all, of our ancestors, and shared still today by a significant number of states," the ruling states.

Attorney General Bill Schuette said he's ready when and if the case will  to the Supreme Court.



"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has ruled, and Michigan's constitution remains in full effect," Schuette said. "As I have stated repeatedly, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the final word on this issue. The sooner they rule, the better, for Michigan and the country."




More than 300 couples received marriage licenses in several
Michigan counties, including Dick Devos’ Michigan Gubernatorial campaign manager and current Director of the political pact Michigan Freedom Fund  Greg McNeilly before an appeals judge imposed a stay.
Greg McNeilly, 42, left of Grand Rapids, attempting to marry his
longtime partner Doug Meeks, 37, of Lansing,
outside the Ingham County courtroom