File this under how feminism helps promote rape and the abuse of underage girls. Their irrational opposition to any restriction to abortion, particularly parental notification, hurts underage girls. From the Bellingham Herald:
An Everson man who impregnated a preteen girl and forced her to have an abortion must serve a six-year prison sentence, then leave the country.
Luis Gonzalez-Jose, 31, raped the girl at a home in rural Whatcom County while her mother was in the shower, according to charging documents filed in Whatcom County Superior Court.
He brought the girl to a Planned Parenthood clinic in August 2012. She told staff members that her 14-year-old boyfriend impregnated her, but she couldn’t give the boy’s name or address.
Six weeks after the abortion, the girl told a detective how she had really become pregnant. Gonzalez-Jose had insisted “it would be best for her” to not have the baby, according to the documents. Continue reading →
Lesbian Teen Expelled For Having Sexual Relationship With Underage Girl: Of course the Liberal blog Think Progress is all bent out of shape over this, claiming anti-gay bias is behind it. Oh really? What if the genders were reversed or opposite? Should an adult male be able to have sex with an underage girl or boy for that matter? Three years may not seem like much but it is the legal status that is important. A 40 year old adult is legally the same as the 18 year old, so having sex with a 15 year old would be the same in terms of breaking the law. So I guess Liberals are now moving closer to openly advocating pedophilia. Not really surprising though is it?
Is President Obama directly implicated in the IRS scandal?
Is the White House Visitors Log the trail to the smoking gun?
The stunning questions are raised by the following set of new facts.
March 31, 2010.
According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.
The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:
Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30
In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”
The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America.
Across the ocean it is even evident how much President Obama is like former President Nixon. From the Telegraph:
The IRS scandal is the most serious, and the most likely to bring back a genuine whiff of Tricky Dick. In this case, IRS workers were filtering a wave of applications for tax-exempt status by political organisations during the run-up to the 2012 election – casting an unacceptable and possibly illegal eye towards whether they had the phrases like “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their name. While none of the conservative applicants were ultimately denied tax-exempt status, the intrusive inquiries delayed their advocacy and cast a chill on the political process.
It goes on.
The second scandal came when the Associated Press was told by the Justice Department that reporters’ phone records had been secretly subpoenaed as part of an investigation into a leak concerning national security, most likely related to a story that compromised a field agent’s identity.
All of a sudden privacy issues and concerns over the excesses of the Patriot Act became personal to the press corps and they reacted with understandable outrage in a series of brutal press conferences.
And about Benghazi.
Finally, there is the continuing inquiry into the killing of four Americans in Benghazi. After damning congressional testimony from former deputy chief Libya diplomat Greg Hicks, the White House belatedly released a barrage of emails – which showed that the editing of the now-infamous “talking points” used by officials in television interviews was largely the product of a bureaucratic turf war between the CIA and the State Department.
It concludes by saying these scandals can stand on their own.
Facts are the best way to stop a feeding frenzy and the Obama administration finally seems to be taking these scandals seriously. The breaches of public trust not only threaten the bipartisan votes necessary to pass key second term legislation like immigration reform, they undercut the president’s ability to make his larger legacy case that progressive governance can be efficient and effective.
The inquiries will continue, but we already see how reflexive partisan projections distort and discredit the search for truth. That is only compounded by the impulse to impose old narratives about “Nixon” and “Watergate” on current events. These scandals can stand on their own.
These are not over, not by a long shot.
Former President Richard Nixon Would Have Gotten Away With It Today: If all the President’s actions are irrelevant and the legality of hiding things from Congress is questioned, like it is today, then Nixon did not do anything all that bad. No one was killed during Watergate were they?
Here is some motivation for keeping the House of Representatives in Republican hands. If that were to change you would likely get more California Democrats as part of the membership. Democrats here would rather rule here in a super majority than as a minority member in Congress. From the LA Times:
Early this year, Leticia Perez and her husband flew here for a whirlwind 48 hours. The couple dined at the Italian Embassy, visited the Lincoln Memorial and joined the crowd on the National Mall watching as President Obama was inaugurated for a second term.
Their host was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which hoped to persuade Perez, a Kern County supervisor, to run for a Central Valley congressional seat.
But a few weeks later, Perez ignored the entreaties from Washington when a spot in the state Senate unexpectedly opened up. The trip from the state capital to the Senate district, a 2 1/2-hour drive, was far more enticing than the cross-country flight between California and Capitol Hill, especially with a 2-year-old at home.
Perez was also convinced she could accomplish more in Sacramento — where Democrats hold the governorship and a two-thirds legislative majority — than in Washington, where she would be a member of the House minority. Continue reading →
House Democrats grasping at straws in hope that they can get back control from the Republicans. From The Hill:
House Democrats left Washington on Friday insisting they’re not worried about political fallout after one of the most difficult weeks the Obama administration has endured.
Democrats know their fate in the 2014 elections hinges to a large degree on Obama’s popularity, and they say the president has responded appropriately to a trio of controversies involving the IRS, the Justice Department and the terrorist attack last year in Benghazi, Libya. Continue reading →
Do you recall what former President Richard Nixon was impeached for? Watergate is the obvious answer that encompasses a lot of things. But when you look at the actual articles of impeachment, there is an eerie similarity to the recent IRS scandal going on in the Obama Administration. It comes with Article 2:
Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.
This conduct has included one or more of the following:
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner. Continue reading →
Senior Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who recently slapped Obamacare as a “train wreck,” believes that the IRS scandal is just beginning and that “a lot more” damaging information will be revealed, likely at congressional hearings.
“I have a hunch that a lot more is going to come out, frankly,” Baucus, whose pending retirement seems to have freed him up to speak bluntly, told Bloomberg Government’s “Capitol Gains” TV show. Continue reading →
What is really behind the outrage of President Obama over the IRS targeting Tea Party and other groups that oppose his agenda? The evidence may suggest that someone close to Obama did know about this but did not feel obligated to tell him. From Lanny Davis at The Hill:
I’ve been told today by several reporters that President Obama’s White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, knew for several days — perhaps weeks —that some Internal Revenue Service officials were engaging in political targeting of conservative groups, and that she did not tell the president as soon as she knew even partial reports about the story.
With all due respect to someone who has impeccable legal credentials, if she did have such foreknowledge and didn’t inform the president immediately, I respectfully suggest Ms. Ruemmler is in the wrong job and that she should resign… Continue reading →
Why not just go inside? That may be the proper question after hindsight now, but it is too late. Here is President Obama getting protected from the rain by a Marine, which apparently violates Marine code.
People’s Facebook feeds are having a field day with this. Here are some highlights.
The words “IRS’ Affordable Care Act office” ought to concern you very much right now. In light of the current IRS scandal any connection between the IRS and our health care means politics will be intimately involved. The Democrats have just proven this to us. From ABC News via Drudge:
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today. Continue reading →
May there be an infanticide epidemic in this country? If you rule out that most abortion are in fact infanticide inside the womb, the answer looks like yes. The next doctor who is going to be investigated is in Texas. From the Houston Chronicle:
Harris County authorities and the Texas Department of State Health Services are investigating a local doctor accused Wednesday by an anti-abortion group of performing late-term abortions in 2011.
“We have several people looking into the allegations,” said Sara Marie Kinney, a spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney.
In an email, DSHS spokeswoman Carrie Williams said the agency, which monitors abortion facilities across the state, is “aware of the allegations, and we are investigating.” Added Williams: “This is a very high priority for us.” Continue reading →
Watch carefully America because you know the Democrats in Congress and President Obama would like to see this as a national policy. Democrats have a super majority here in California so nothing can stop their crazed social experimentation on our schools. Soon school may be required to let boys use the girls bathrooms and vice versa. Also, girls may be allowed to play football or other boy sports teams. From the LA Times:
Schools would have to allow transgender students to participate on sports teams and use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, not their sex, under a measure passed by the California Assembly on Thursday.
Advocates said the bill would prevent transgender students from feeling ostracized at school and help them fully participate in sports and other activities.
“It’s about ensuring transgender students, just like all students, have a fair chance to be themselves and succeed at school,” said Melissa Goodman, a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.
No Republicans voted for the bill, AB 1266, which goes to the state Senate for further consideration.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the bill’s author, said it would help strengthen laws that already ban discrimination against people who are transgender.
He cited the case of Eli Erlick, a high school student in Mendocino County who was born male but identifies as female. He said Erlick was prohibited from participating in girls’ gym classes while in middle school and noted that Erlick’s parents testified in favor of the bill.
“There is a move toward acceptance and understanding while some people are still running in place,” Ammiano said.
He acknowledged that parents may be uncomfortable about their children sharing bathrooms with students of a different sex, but he said, “It’s also important to protect our children from prejudice.”
Gay marriage is just another front on which Democrats seek to mandate that those who oppose the Liberal agenda be forced to violate their beliefs. Case in point, gay couples going to bakers for wedding cakes. From Think Progress (who refers to religious liberty as “so called”):
Remember the Borg from Star Trek? Yeah, it’s kind of like that.
Removing doubt about the true motivation for the Boston bombing attack. From Yahoo:
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found hiding in a boat days after the blasts, left a handwritten message describing the attack as retribution for U.S. wars in Muslim countries, CBS News reported on Thursday. The CBS News report, citing anonymous sources, said that Tsarnaev used a pen to write the message on an interior wall of the boat, where police found him bleeding from gunshot wounds four days after the April 15 bombing. The note summed up with the idea that “when you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” CBS News reported. Continue reading →
Whoa, whoa, and whoa! Just imagine that a Republican President had done this? I usually listen to the Hugh Hewitt show on my way home from work, but I missed this. From Hot Air via Duane Paterson (Hugh Hewitt show producer):
HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?
DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room. Continue reading →