"Tea Party Surges to Win Wars Waged by Democrat Lies… " www Aileen Milton, President of The Villages Tea Party ________________________
Far-right parties form new group in European Parliament A group of 73 lawmakers from far-right groups across Europe wants to devolve power back to EU member states, curb immigration and stop the spread of Islam. Italy's League and France's National Rally are at its head. The newly formed Identity and Democracy (ID) group has 73 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the 751-seat assembly ahead of its new session in July. Replacing the Europe of Nations and Freedom group, which had 36 seats in the previous parliament, the new ID group includes:
The 29 MEPs of the UK Brexit Party and Spain's new Vox party have not signed up to join the ID group. Vox preferred to join the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). Nigel Farage's Brexit Party has not yet made an alliance.
The AfD's co-leader Jörg Meuthen said at the press launch on Thursday in Brussels that the ID group's aims were to prevent the European Union from taking more powers from member states and to block any further harmonization and what he called "the undermining of the nation-state." However, Meuthen denied the group wanted to destroy the EU: "There are people who say we want to destroy the EU, I want to contradict this." He said the EU needed to be "limited and reformed." Fifth-largest grouping France's Marine Le Pen and Italy's Matteo Salvini, who head the largest parties making up the new ID grouping, had engaged in international talks with other far-right parties ahead of the European elections in an attempt to make it the third-largest group in the assembly. In total, 10% of MEPs elected in the May elections represent far-right parties. But they failed to resolve differences on policies with a number of their far-right colleagues, and ID has become only the fifth-largest grouping in the assembly, coming in just behind the Greens. The ID group will be led by Italian Marco Zanni of Salvini's League party. He denied the failure to attract all the far-right parties was a defeat. "We were unable to create a united group for a number of reasons with the Brexit Party," he said at the ID launch. "It's not a defeat, it's an open relationship. We are open if they want to cooperate." One of the main differences among the far-right groups in Europe appears to be their attitude towards Russia. Salvini's League and Le Pen's National Rally enjoy close ties to Moscow while Scandinavian and Baltic parties see Russia as more of a threat. __________________________
Missouri May Become First Abortion-Free State, Last Abortion Clinic May be Shut Down STEVEN ERTELT MAY 28, 2019 | 12:03PM WASHINGTON, DC The last abortion clinic in the state of Missouri may shut down this week and its closing may have nothing to do with the new pro-life law the state legislature passed to ban abortions. Currently the only abortion facility doing abortions on unborn babies in the state of Missouri is located in St Louis and run by the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday that the abortion center may have to close down because the state Health Department may refuse to issue a new license for the abortion business. The current license for the abortion center expires on Friday and the abortion clinic has consistently injured women in botched abortions. In fact more than 70 women have been rushed to local hospitals after failed abortions at the Planned Parenthood Center. In a statement, Planned Parenthood said Missouri’s health department is “refusing to renew” its annual license to provide abortion in the state. If the license is not renewed by May 31, Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1973 when Roe v. Wade was decided. Here’s more: Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday they would discuss “how the state is about to force the last remaining health center that provides abortion to stop providing services” during an 11 a.m. press call. The group cited “recent intimidation” by the Department of Health and Senior Services. Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS, told the Post-Dispatch that the license for the clinic expires on Friday. He said the state would make a decision at that time on whether to renew the facility’s license. Williams said he could not comment on Planned Parenthood’s application, but said the group turned in its license-renewal application around May 18, later than the clinic had in previous years. A Columbia, Missouri Planned Parenthood facility already lost its state license.
The facility in Columbia stopped doing abortions in October after it failed to comply with a state health regulation. Planned Parenthood appealed, but in february, U.S. District Judge Brian Wimes denied its request for a preliminary injunction. The state requires that abortionists have hospital admitting privileges for patient emergencies and that abortion facilities meet the same basic health and safety standards as other ambulatory surgical centers. Planned Parenthood challenged the law, but Missouri won a victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit overturned an earlier ruling that blocked the state from enforcing the law. Since then, the Columbia facility has had to stop doing abortions. In its appeal, it argued to Wimes that the admitting privileges law is an “undue burden” on women’s access to abortion, the AP reports. Wimes disagreed. He said Planned Parenthood did not provide evidence of substantial burdens or show any attempts to comply with the hospital admitting privileges law, the Columbia Missourian reports. “[T]he record does not provide a basis in evidence to approximate the number of women who will forego or postpone surgical abortion incidental to the inoperability of the Columbia Facility,” the judge wrote. He also said increased drive times to abortion facilities are not a substantial enough burden to merit a preliminary injunction. The abortion facility and the state have been fighting in court since 2015. Williams, an experienced ob-gyn and director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, explained the importance of the health regulations to the court in 2018: After surgical abortions, some complications will be immediate and will require emergency transfer to a hospital from the abortion facility for emergency care. Some complications, both immediate and delayed, will be life-threatening and require hospitalization and/or surgical procedures in a time-sensitive manner. Patient safety is most at risk at the time of complications. Having a physician who can follow the patient from the abortion facility to a nearby hospital where the physician has privileges and can provide the life-saving treatment commonly associated with the usual major complications or timely treatment of other complications is part of the responsibility a physician undertakes when he or she agrees to provide that patient’s elective care. … When the physician performing the abortion has privileges at a nearby hospital, this provides continuity of care from that physician to whom the patient has entrusted her care, with whom she has an ongoing relationship, and who knows her best. The physician can accompany her to the hospital and be there for her with his or her expertise to immediately treat her complication. In September, Missouri won a victory when the Eighth Circuit overturned a 2017 rulingthat blocked the state from enforcing the law. A Planned Parenthood facility in Kansas City, Missouri also lost its abortion clinic license last summer after struggling for months to find a new abortionist. Without one, the abortion facility was not able to complete its annual state inspection, a requirement for licensure. Planned Parenthood also had plans to open abortion facilities in Joplin and Springfield, but it has not been able to meet licensing requirements at those locations either. ___________________________
One America News Network Has Strong Ratings Going into the 2020 Presidential Elections May 23, 2019 by Dr. Rich Swier SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — One America News Network (“OAN“) announced today continued strong ratings as the 2020 Presidential Election season begins to reach top-of-mind awareness with television viewers. In a relatively short period, One America News Network, which launched its 24/7 cable news network on July 4, 2013, has established itself as a reliable source of national and international news with viewers across our nation. Network founder and CEO, Robert Herring, Sr. released the following statement: Herring Networks, Inc. relies on a custom Comscore measurement solution powered by TV viewing from one MVPD partner across 70 U.S. markets. We have been working with Comscore since 2009 and believe its data is the most accurate in our industry, as it uses set-top box data, not sampling. In March 2019, Comscore data shows that of the networks categorized exclusively as Cable, News/ Business/ Info networks, OAN ranked as the fourth-highest service in that genre, behind Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN. OAN outperformed CNN Headline News, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, BBC World News, Fusion, Bloomberg and others, per the same March 2019 data. Also, for the March 2019 period, OAN outranked SyFy, Animal Planet, Nat Geo, Travel, and other well-established channels. Excluding all Broadcast channels, OAN ranked as the 40th national cable channel in March 2019 for the one MVPD included in the custom measurement. These custom rankings will vary from Comscore’s syndicated TV Essentials rankings, which cover Comscore’s full set-top box measurement in over 30MM households and 210 local markets. Early this month, One America News also premiered a late-night comedy program called “Headlines Tonight with Drew Berquist“, which debuted on May 4th. The new comedy series has earned a regular Saturday night time slot at 10 pm ET with encore presentations at midnight ET. “Sometimes even the hardest core news viewer needs a break and a laugh. Headlines Tonight with Drew Berquist delivers exactly that,” stated Robert Herring, Sr., CEO of One America News Network. “It’s smart comedy done right. We’re thrilled to bring this news-centric comedy program to OAN viewers.” The debut episode can be watched in its entirety at: https://www.oann.com/headlinestonight/ About Headlines Tonight with Drew BerquistHeadlines Tonight with Drew Berquistis a late night comedy program airing exclusively on One America News Network. Join Drew Berquist for the laughs as he reviews the latest news headlines with his own witty twists. The Headlines Tonight cast delivers comical sketches and amusing parody of the leading headlines and newsmakers. When you need a break from the real news, Headlines Tonight with Drew Berquistdelivers. About One America News NetworkOne America News Network is a dependable, reliable source for credible live news reporting 24/7. It also provides two one-hour political talk shows, namely The Daily Ledger and Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler. While other established cable news networks offer just several hours of live news coverage, only OAN can claim to consistently provide 21 hours of live coverage Monday through Friday with extensive weekend coverage. In addition to external news-gathering sources, the network operates news bureaus in Washington, D.C., New York and California. One America News Networkis available in 35 million homes on leading national cable providers, including AT&T U-verse, Buckeye Communications, CenturyLink PRISM TV, DirecTV, DirecTV NOW, Frontier Communications, GCI Communications, Service Electric, Verizon FiOS TV, and numerous regional video providers across the nation. For more information on One America News Network, please visit www.OANN.com __________________________
PRESS RELEASE EVANGELICAL LEADER BLASTS “AOC” FOR TRIVIALIZING THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST TO DEFEND ANTI-SEMITE ILHAN OMAR LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE: “OCASIO-CORTEZ IS A DISGRACE TO LATINOS, A DISGRACE TO WOMEN AND A DISGRACE TO AMERICA”Nashville, TN (4/15/2019) -- Evangelical leader Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called out the ill-informed Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for trivializing the memory of the Holocaust by tweeting a statement by Pastor Martin Niemöller in defense of the anti-Semite and Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group collaborator, Ilhan Omar. The statement AOC quoted was written by Niemöller who lived under the Nazi regime and used his influence to defend the innocent victims of his government. In contrast, Ilhan Omar is a collaborator of the Muslim Brotherhood which historically supported the Nazis then, and is aggressively seeking the destruction of Israel and America now. Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet appeared on April 13th after President Trump tweeted a video of Omar belittling the 9/11 attacks at a Muslim Brotherhood (CAIR sponsored) terrorist fundraising event in which she described the worst terror attack on American soil as “some people, did something”. PJTN has added the names of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib to their Ilhan Omar petition calling for their removal from Congress in addition to Omar as they are now working in unison to achieve the same goals. The petition has already amassed tens of thousands of signatures. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) and host of the award-winning Christian television program Focus On Israel that reaches a global weekly audience of over 2 billion viewers worldwide stated: “If Ocasio-Cortez is going to quote someone from the Nazi-era to support Omar, she needs to quote a Nazi collaborator! Niemoller was against the Nazis and used his influence to mobilize the Germans against them,” Cardoza-Moore went on to say, “Are Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib an example of the growing number of uneducated graduates from U.S. schools? ‘God help us’! You just can’t make this stuff up! They have no clue about history! Or worse, are they actively engaged in a Goebbels-style media propaganda war in order to re-write history?” Cardoza-Moore went: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a traitor to her Sephardic Jewish ancestors and the memory of all of us from Hispania whose ancestors were tortured and murdered during the Spanish Inquisition. Her tweet equating the President’s criticism of Ilhan Omar with Nazi-era Jews facing extermination by the Third Reich is absolutely pathetic! Not only was her statement not befitting of a U.S. lawmaker, but it is also an embarrassment to our ancestors and shows her lack of education. She needs to stand down and Americans of Hispanic/Latino descent need to join me in calling her out!” Cardoza-Moore added: “The three uneducated Congresswomen that arose from the anti-Semitic, un-American, Women’s March are waging an unholy war in Congress to belittle the Holocaust, normalize anti-Semitism, mainstream anti-Americanism and whitewash Islamism. We the people, especially women of Hispanic-Latino descent, will not idly stand by as subversive forces openly work to destroy our country from within.” “The President has taken the first step by making his voice heard on the issue. Now it’s time for him to act to oust them from Congress. We are still awaiting an investigation by the Justice Department into Ilhan Omar’s fundraising activities for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA). Both Muslim Brotherhood front groups.” Cardoza-Moore concluded: “As a descendant of Sephardic Jewish immigrants, I refuse to stand by while these women perpetuate a climate of anti-Semitism. They do not speak for immigrants, for women or for the under-privileged. Ocasio-Cortez is a disgrace to Latinos, a disgrace to women and a disgrace to America. It’s time these three anti-Semitic uneducated women were marched out of Congress once and for all.” Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN), a 501c3 non-profit organization, was established to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel against the rise of global anti-Semitism. Utilizing powerful film and video presentations, a variety of grassroots rallies, events and speaking engagements to facilitate dialogue between the Christian and Jewish communities in support of the State of Israel and against global genocidal anti-Semitism. In recent months the organization has led the struggle against BDS in America with a wave of state resolutions and has exposed textbooks used in U.S. schools that are indoctrinating our children with inaccurate historical information, bias and values that do not reflect our nation. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations is the show host of the award-winning Evangelical docu-style program Focus On Israel that reaches a weekly global audience of over 2 billion viewers in 200 nations through our 20 global media partners. Resource PJTN online: www.pjtn.org
Sept 29th Demand apology from Government Officials who use this description for Concerned American Citizens
Definition of a Tea bagger .. To tea bag is a slang term for the sexual act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth of a willing sexual partner for pleasure or onto the face or head of another person. The name of the practice, when it is done in a repeated in-and-out motion, is derived from its passing resemblance to the dipping of a tea bag into a cup of hot water as a method of brewingtea. As a form of non-penetrative sex, it can be done for its own enjoyment or as foreplay. _________________________
Rumors are swirling that the recent firings of top Italian spies were related to Obama and a plot to set up candidate and President Trump in a Hillary email scandal.Earlier this month Italian Prime Minister Conteasked for the resignations of fourtop intelligence officials after his call with President Donald Trump. And now another Internet Sleuth has uncovered some shocking news related to the recent removal of these top Italian intelligence ministers from their positions as top spies in the government. The story begins in January 2017 when Computer World wrote about alleged crimes committed by Italian Giulio Occhionero: The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy. The siblings have been planting the Pyramid Eye remote access Trojan on computers using a spear-phishing technique over several years, according to the arrest order. They attacked at least 18,000 high-profile targets, including former Prime Ministers Matteo Renzi and Mario Monti, President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi, as well as employees and heads of various ministries including Internal Affairs, Treasury, Finance and Education. But Giulio Occhionero claimed that he and his sister, Francesca Maria, were set up. A piece reported by Frederico Punzi, writing in The Atlantico, notes their denials and more: Occhionero complained to the Prosecutor of the Republic of Perugia and wrote to the U.S. Congress and the FBI. In fact, there are a number of contradictions and suspicious circumstances in the case. Occhionero provided the letter that he claims he sent US Congress and the FBI:
Occhionero claims and it’s reported that: Members of Italian intelligence were approached by Hillary Clinton, the Obama Administration, and the Deep State in order to frame Trump by PLANTING EVIDENCE on American servers to force Trump to step down from office. In other words, members of Italian intelligence found a target in Occhionero, a Republican-sympathizer who had two servers for his company, Westland Securities, located in America. One was in Washington State, and the other in West Virginia. The plan was for Italian Intelligence to hack into these servers, plant classified emails from Hillary’s servers inside these servers on American soil, and then alert the FBI. The FBI would then raid these locations, “discover” these e-mails, investigate, link these servers to Trump… And then force Trump to resign. Occhionero believes that Obama and the former leader of Italy, Mat 00:18 / 00:19TOP ARTICLES2/5NADLER: IT’S REPUBLICANS’ FAULT THAT MUELLER WILL ONLY TESTIFY IN PRIVATE, YOU KNOW teo Renzi, worked together on this plan and he provides reports of their meetings in Italy before the 2016 election and in early 2017.Occhionero’s twitter account has numerous tweets related to this subject, including the fact that Robert Mueller from the Mueller report awarded one of the top spies in Italy the FBI Medal of Honor.
The Italian spy network had a close relationship with Joseph Mifsud, the individual who set up Trump Campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos in Rome and London. Mifsud is well known as related to the Italian spy agencies and yet Mueller labeled Mifsud a ‘Russian’ in the Mueller report. It’s also suspected that former FBI Agent Bill Priestap may have identified connections with Italy which are redacted in his testimony to Congress:
It looks like the Italians have a lot of information that may be of interest to AG Barr and his investigation into the Deep State. Numerous individuals in Italy are suspected of having knowledge of an attempt by former President Obama to utilize the Italian Intel network to set up President Trump leading to his removal from office. It is highly probable that former President Obama and his Deep State FBI worked with foreign countries like Italy to assist in the removal of President Trump from office. Unfortunately for Obama, his coup even with this assistance failed.
May 25, 2019, A New York City Rat Invasion - 130,000 Reported Sightings Since 2010 Adam Andrzejewski Contributor Policy New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared war on rats in 2017. His clarion call demanded “more rat corpses.” The city council mobilized and minted $32 million for his rat extermination campaign. The rat war is now two years old. So how’s the city faring? This week, our organization at OpenTheBooks.com and The New York Timespublished an analysis of the city’s 311 non-emergency reports of “rat sightings.” From the Times: Rat sightings reported to the city’s 311 hotline have soared nearly 38 percent, to 17,353 last year from 12,617 in 2014, according to an analysis of city data by OpenTheBooks.com, a nonprofit watchdog group, and The New York Times. In the same period, the number of times that city health inspections found active signs of rats nearly doubled. The Times reporter Winnie Hu concluded, “so far the city is losing.” After dropping about 9 percent last year, rat sightings are again on the upswing. In the first four months of 2019 (4,612), rat sightings are up again versus the same period 2018 (4,508).
Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com plotted all reports of rat sightings since 2018 by address as reported to New York City’s 311 non-emergency hotline. Using our interactive map, just click a pinand scroll down to review the results (all reports by address) rendered in the chart beneath the map. Available data is the result of resident reporting to the city’s 311 dispatchers since 2018. New York City's rat challenge 2018-2019: an interactive map with 22,000+ cases. OPENTHEBOOKS.COMNew York faces an unprecedented rat challenge. Just last year, cases were reported in all five city boroughs, 187 ZIP codes, and at 11,500 city addresses. Since 2010, the worst borough for rat sightings was Brooklyn with 44,850 or roughly 1 in every 3 cases. Staten Island reported the fewest sightings (5,983). The other boroughs reported rat sightings: Manhattan (33,553), Bronx (25,754), and Queens (18,783). Last year, 187 ZIP codes in the city were affected. However, the top ten locations – with the highest concentration of rat 311 reports – registered roughly one in five rat sightings citywide. ZIP Code 10025: The rats are running wild in this fancy area on the Upper West side of Manhattan. With the Hudson River and Central Park as borders, the area is home to the fraternities at Columbia University and many millionaires. In fact, the median home value is $934,000. Rats love it too. It ranked number three for rat sightings by ZIP code. There were 3,096 instances of rats reported in the public way since 2010. Plotting the case reports of rat sightings in ZIP 10025 since 2018. Click here to review the interactive map. OPENTHEBOOKS.COMZIP Code’s 11221, 11216, and 11238: Brooklyn is gentrifying and with the destruction of their burrows and homes – rats are popping up all over. The most rat sightings occurred in the Brooklyn borough. Here are some of the leading areas within Brooklyn: Since 2010, more than 3,800 rat sightings were reported in ZIP code 11221. There are nearly 80,000 people living in this area and the median home value is $543,800. Rat sightings were reported 3,145 times within ZIP code 11216 – an area that borders ZIP code 11221. There are 54,000 people living in this area and the median home value is nearly $623,000. There were 2,948 rat sightings within ZIP code 11238. There are approximately 49,000 people living in this area and the median home value is $656,800. Even after a $32 million taxpayer-funded assault, the rodents don’t seem to be too concerned. The rat population levels look to be about 70 percent higher today than in 2010. Combating rodent populations in developing urban areas is no easy task. Other cities may want to study the New York invasion before throwing taxpayer money down rat holes in their locales. Graph showing year-over-year increases in the rat sightings challenge in New York City. OPENTHEBOOKS.COMNote: We requested comment from the mayor's office and will update the piece if they respond. __________________________
The gender imbalance in China and Asia is wreaking social chaos. And the Washington Post’s worldview won’t let it admit the real cause of the problem. Twenty-one-year-old Li Defu is hard at work, building a house in rural China. While American men his age spend their free time gaming with friends, Li knows he has no time to waste. Without this house, he may never find a wife. As Li told the Washington Post in a story titled “Too Many Men,” “At the moment there aren’t any girls my age around. I am building this new house in preparation, in case I find someone.” But even with a nice house to attract a bride, there’s no guarantee that Li will ever find one. The reason: There are 34 million fewer Chinese women than men. Indian men share this demographic nightmare: There are 37 million fewer women than men in India. What’s the cause of this huge gender imbalance? Well, reading the Post, you could be forgiven not coming to the obvious conclusion: Seventy million unborn baby girls were aborted—killed in the womb simply because they were female. Instead, the Washington Post refers disingenuously to “cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology.” In a 5,300-word story, the word “abortion” is used exactly once. The social damage caused by sex-selection abortion is mind-boggling—and yet, the Post can barely bring itself to mention the word! Now, it’s a safe bet that most of the editors and writers for the Post consider abortion not merely a woman’s right, but also a cultural good. So why are they so reluctant to use the word in this front-page story? I suspect it’s because nobody likes to be faced with the fact that their worldview is flawed—in this case, tragically so. For decades, western family planning groups, such as International Planned Parenthood Fund and the United Nations Population Fund, have promoted abortion on a massive scale as the solution to many of the world’s problems. They’ve worked with leaders in both China and India, urging them to bring down their population levels through abortion and sterilization. The result? Seventy million men, who expected to marry and rear children, are desperately lonely. “Brides” are kidnapped from other countries. Forced prostitution and assaults on women are on the rise.
Ironically, many of the parents who aborted their baby daughters in favor of sons will never have grandchildren: There are no women for their sons to marry. Abortion proponents portray abortion as a social good that allows women control over their own bodies. But in India and China—and sometimes in the West, as well—abortion has given women LESS control. They are forced, by their government or their husband’s relatives, to kill their unborn daughters. The story of those 70 million missing women reminds us that our worldview, how we see reality, how we define what is good or bad, will affect how we live—as individuals and as a society. As Chuck Colson often urged us, we should test the validity of any worldview by following it to its logical conclusions. The Christian worldview considers children of both sexes a great blessing. In Psalm 127, we read, “Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” But secular abortion advocates think we should solve the problems of the world through the slaughter of the innocents. The good news is that we can do something about this ongoing tragedy: We can support the Save a Girl campaign, a program that helps Chinese women keep their baby girls. We can also talk about the Post piece with our neighbors, helping them see the tragic consequences of a deadly worldview: In this case—seventy million missing women—and the lonely men who will go through life without them. LifeNews Note: Eric Metaxas is best known for two biographies: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery about William Wilberforce. He also wrote books and videos for VeggieTales. This column originally appeared at Breakpoint. _________________________
California City Officials Fight To Keep Chick-Fil-A From Doing Business "What they think of is anti-LGBTQ" PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images ByPAUL BOIS @PAULBOIS39 June 6, 2019 Another city has taken up the torch in the Left's ongoing quest to hound fast-food giant Chick-fil-A. Daily Wire TV Play Video "A San Mateo County official is pushing to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening up in Redwood City," reports CBS Local news. "The McDonald’s restaurant on Whipple could soon be tuning into a Chick-fil-A, making it the chain’s 13th restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area." San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa told reporters he is seeking to prevent the restaurant from obtaining an "architectural permit" due to its founder, Dan Cathy, previously expressing support for traditional marriage and for donating funds to pro-marriage groups. "This would not go before the city council — because it’s an existing use, it would just be administerial for the planning commission," Canepa said. "When people think of the Chick-fil-A logo — what they think of is anti-LGBTQ." Canepa hopes the community pressure will be strong enough to persuade Chick-fil-A away from doing business. "What we are trying to do is to make sure Chick-fil-A — if they want to do business here — that there is a lot of pressure here and that they should do the right thing and withdraw their application," he said. Craig Wiesner of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission supports Canepa in his quest to stop Chick-fil-A from opening in the city. Ironically, he told reporters in the very same sentence that city government should not prevent companies from conducting business while simultaneously calling on the community to prevent Chick-fil-A from conducting business. "I don’t think that we should necessarily be regulating what businesses can open in Redwood City, but I do think that as a community, we can stand up and say we don’t want this particular business which has taken a very open stand against LGBTQ people and spent millions of dollars against us at the heart of our county," Wiesner told reporters. The CBS report noted that Chick-fil-A's in the Bay Area have faced scores of protests in recent years. Advocates have even suggested that a future restaurant outside Mineta San Jose International Airport should be forced to hang rainbow flags in solidarity with LGBTQ pride. A Chick-fil-A spokesman told the outlet in a statement: "We are committed to earning the respect and business of all our customers, and one day hope to serve guests in Redwood City." The hate toward the chicken sandwich empire began in 2012 when company founder Dan Cathy expressed support for traditional one-man/one-woman marriage, prompting boycotts across the country from LGBTQ activists. "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,'" Cathy said at the time. "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about." Discrimination against Chick-fil-A has reached unprecedented levels in recent months, with universities and airports seeking to ban the fast-food chain from doing business due to the founder's biblical worldview on human sexuality. In 2019 alone, the chain has been banned from two major airports — San Antonio and Buffalo — and several universities. Most recently, a dean at Rider University resigned from his post when the school banned the fast food restaurant on campus. To prevent further discrimination, the Texas House recently passed a "Save Chick-fil-A" bill to prevent the San Antonio Airport and other venues in the state from banning the restaurant. As noted by The Daily Wire, however, the chicken giant just continues to thrive, becoming the third biggest fast-food chain in the United States with $10.2 billion in sales.
Uh Oh, Uncle Joe! Your Role In Spygate Just Got Declassified! (Tea Party PAC) – Now that President Trump dealt a declassification deathblow to the deep state, we’re seeing just how incredibly high in the ranks corruption in our government spread when they didn’t get the president they wanted in 2016. According to a bit of information neatly tucked away in a 7,700-word Washington Post article from back in 2017, former Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly one of the few Obama admin officials who attended secretive meetings during the early stages of Spygate. The Obama-era intelligence community’s deeply compartmentalized initial operations eventually involved the debunked, dead-and-buried Steele Dossier and lead to the ridiculous Mueller witch hunt. Because the president simply refuses to be bullied and pushed around by a bunch of crooks, Attorney General William Barr was tasked with appointing a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russian collusion conspiracy theory. When they dig deep enough, and it won’t take long, they’ll find Creepy Uncle Joe participating in these backroom meetings. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to see these folks finally get what’s coming to them. Just last week, Barr noted that the intelligence community’s Russia investigation is itself deeply concerning, having been handled at a “very senior level” by a “small group.” In an interview on Fox News, Barr stated: The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc, small group — and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved. I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened. The fact of the matter is, Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities. The ridiculously lengthy 2017 Washington Post article especially noted the closed circle of members of Obama’s administration who oversaw the initial efforts of the investigation—a circle that was widened just enough to include Biden. According to the Post, CIA Director John Brennan convened a “secret task force at CIA headquarters composed of several dozen analysts and officers from the CIA, the NSA and the FBI” back in the summer of 2016. The unit was apparently so secretive, it functioned as a “sealed compartment” hidden even from the rest of the U.S. intelligence community and each of its members were made to sign non-disclosure forms. The unit reported to officials at the very top, the Post then reported: They worked exclusively for two groups of “customers,” officials said. The first was Obama and fewer than 14 senior officials in government. The second was a team of operations specialists at the CIA, NSA and FBI who took direction from the task force on where to aim their subsequent efforts to collect more intelligence on Russia. It wasn’t until later that Creepy Joe and others were allowed into the circle. At first, the only Obama admin officials with access to the unit’s intelligence was very limited, including CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and then-FBI Director James Comey, each of whose aides were even barred from attending initial meetings. Meeting gendas sent to Cabinet secretaries, including John F. Kerry at the State Department and Ashton B. Carter at the Pentagon, arrived in envelopes that staff and subordinates were not allowed to open. Sometimes agendas were withheld altogether until participants in the meetings had taken their seats in the White House Situation Room. Add in the fact that a video feed that typically allows senior aides outside the room to see that a meeting is taking place was cut off during the meetings, and this whole thing starts to stink. The Post reports: The blacked-out screens were seen as an ominous sign among lower-level White House officials who were largely kept in the dark about the Russia deliberations even as they were tasked with generating options for retaliation against Moscow. It is not yet known what went on in those meetings or just how many Biden participated in. What we do know is that the meetings progressed during the period that the phony Steele dossier was reported to the FBI. The dossier was later cited as evidence in the successful FISA application (and its two renewals, since a FISA warrant must be renewed every 90 days) signed by Comey to obtain warrants to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. According to Breitbart, Comey, Brennan and Clapper have been the subjects of a recent dispute over which top Obama administration officials advocated for the infamous dossier to be used as evidence in the Russian collusion investigation. The dossier was, as we know, produced by the Clinton-controlled Fusion GPS firm and paid for its effort by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. At the time, Biden defended the Obama administration’s handling of the Russia probe against accusations that the admin shouldn’t have waited until after the election to make the charges public. “I’m sure I’m leaving stuff out,” Biden said last January in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations. “The bottom line was it was tricky as hell. It’s easy to say now, well maybe we should have said more. But I’ll ask you a rhetorical question — can you imagine if the President of the United States called a press conference in October … and said, ‘Tell you what, the Russians are trying to interfere with our elections and we have to do something about it.’ What do you think would have happened?” Trump, however, called Obama’s lack of force out for what it is in a brilliant tweet: The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win … and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good. Even if a single scrap of the collusion accusations were true, not a bit of this witch hunt would ever have happened if the deep state crooks had gotten the president they were hoping for. Now that Biden is leading the latest polls against his fellow 2020 Dems, this information is going to be crucial. __________________________
Cardinal Raymond Burke; Pope Francis (Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty Images; Andrew Medichini / AP)
Bold Cardinal Denounces One-World Gov’t, Repudiates Pope’s Globalist Ideals / A BY C. DOUGLAS GOLDEN PUBLISHED MAY 22, 2019 “Globalist” has apparently become a nasty epithet when used in a negative sense. The fact that the term was once used with anti-Semitic undertones makes it eternally anti-Semitic — even when those who are against globalism direct their strongest ire at a deliberative body that countenances anti-Semitism like whoa, the United Nations. So, let’s be clear what globalism is, shorn of any baggage deliberately thrown onto it: It’s the belief that supranational organizations with power and influence over individual nation states are both good and necessary for human affairs. Among the most perfervid believers in this matter is the current pope, the artist formerly known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
“In the current situation of globalization not only of the economy but also of technological and cultural exchanges, the nation state is no longer able to procure the common good of its population alone,” Pope Francis told an audience at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences earlier this month. “The common good has become global and nations must associate for their own benefit,” he said. “While, according to the principle of subsidiarity, individual nations must be given the power to operate as far as they can, on the other hand, groups of neighboring nations – as is already the case – can strengthen their cooperation by attributing the exercise of certain functions and services to intergovernmental institutions that manage their common interests.”
“When a supranational common good is clearly identified, there is need for a special legally constituted authority capable of facilitating its implementation,” he added. While this wasn’t the first time he’d given public support to a more aggressive form of globalism, it was certainly the most full-throated defense of it he has given so far. And, just a few weeks later, it got a stinging rebuke from one of his biggest critics within the church.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American known for his conservative views — he wasn’t confirmed to the Congregation for Bishops by Pope Francis back in 2013, which was seen as a rebuke for not mirroring the current pope’s more liberal views on social matters within the church — told an audience at the Rome Life Forum last week that “[t]he divine authority, in accord with the order written upon the human heart, does not make just and legitimate a single global government.” Burke’s speech, titled “Filial Piety and National Patriotism as Essential Virtues of Citizens of Heaven at Work on Earth,” argued that — well, actually, you can probably get a decent idea from that alone.
“I now reflect on an essential aspect of our daily life, which pertains to the grace of piety and the practice of the virtue of piety. It has to do with a truth which is called into question in our time. I refer to our relationship with our homeland, which demands of us the practice of that part of piety which is called patriotism,” Burke said. “Before the challenges of our time, there are those who propose and work for a single global government, that is, for the elimination of individual national governments, so that all of humanity would be under the control of a single political authority. For those who are convinced that the only way to achieve the common good is the concentration of all government in a single authority, loyalty to one’s homeland or patriotism has become an evil. It is often called nationalism, a term which evokes the evils of a misguided or corrupt national identity, obscuring the truth of our natural identity with a certain land and its culture.” However, Burke argued that “[t]he virtue of patriotism reflects excellence in the fulfillment of the demands of the Fourth Commandment,” to honor thy mother and thy father. To that end, he quoted Saint Thomas Aquinas, who noted that “man is debtor chiefly to his parents and his country, after God.” Advertisement - story continues below “It is clear from the Angelic Doctor’s exposition that, not only is patriotism not a sin, but it is a requirement of nature itself,” Burke said. “The divine authority, in accord with the order written upon the human heart, does not make just and legitimate a single global government. In fact, the divine law illumines our minds and hearts to see that such a government would be, by definition, totalitarian, assuming the divine authority over the governance of the world,” Burke said toward the end of his speech, noting that the “sinful pride which inspires the pursuit of a single global government has been likened to the pride of our ancient ancestors, after the Deluge, who thought that they could unite heaven with earth by their forces alone, building the Tower of Babel,” he said in conclusion.
“On the contrary, God meets us and orders our lives for the good in the family and in the homeland.” I’m going to guess he’s not going to be getting that appointment the next time around, either. Advertisement - story continues below To be clear, this isn’t a cardinal who had the scales fall from his eyes on the Damascene political highway and, after hearing Pope Francis‘ comments earlier this month, decided it was time to go rogue. Cardinal Burke has long been a thorn in the side of the current pontiff on issues that tend to have a political bent to them and — one assumes from this speech — will continue in that role. The takeaway, however, ought to be that the imprimatur of the Holy See on a more aggressive form of supranational government is a premature one. The pope doth not the entire Catholic Church make, and God isn’t necessarily for the United Nations and against Westphalian sovereignty. Globalism isn’t necessarily a good thing, and critiquing it is neither evil nor prejudicial. Will the media remember these things the next time we get a piece of over-adulating, uncritical praise for Pope Francis when he tacitly or implicitly states none of these things are true? Of course not. You should, though. __________________________