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10,000 Take To The Streets To Protest Iran Deal (Video of Allen West’s Speech Added)

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:57 pm

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Making sure their voices were heard in New York City and beyond:


According to protest organizers:

“Washington is prepared to give Iran virtually all that it needs to get to the bomb. To release $150 billion to Iran will result in the expansion of worldwide terror.”

From protesters:

“I’m very concerned about what our situation is here. Nobody wants this deal to go through and we’re hoping that Obama will hear the voice of the American people and we’re hoping that Congress will listen to what we have say. And hopefully we can do something about that,” said one protester.

“I feel people really don’t understand the main issue. To me the main issue is not what happens 10 years from now, but what happens as soon as the sanctions are removed from Iran,” another protester told Schneider. “Which is the main terrorist regime in the world, which spreads terrorism all around the world, which is responsible for the deaths of Americans as well as Israelis.”

For what it’s worth, John Boehner says that Republicans will do everything they can to stop the deal…

Also, I just checked the NYT and do not see this event mentioned anywhere.

Photo above via Weasel Zippers.

Here is Allen West speaking at the protest. He’s terrific!


Democrats: Masters Of The Skillfully Manipulative Response

Filed under: General — Dana @ 3:23 pm

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In recent years, we have come to know the skillful manipulation of the Democrat response to any national news which might either reflect negatively upon the party or that can be used to their advantage. There is almost never a breaking of party line to condemn that which is universally condemnable. There is simply a pre-programmed circle-the-wagons defense and goal to do whatever it takes to cover any guilt and advance the party. The conscience must be expendable to succeed. And really, in light of what can be gained, is a Faustian bargain really that big of a deal?

The power of the Democrats can be disheartening because with a complicit media they are able, to a great degree, to shape voter reaction. In response, conservatives work hard to expose corruption, fraud, and hypocrisy while simultaneously pushing conservative ideals and candidates in the soldiering on for the cause of liberty.

It makes me think of these recent events: In light of the harrowing videos revealing the ghoulishness of Planned Parenthood, Democrats – from the White House down – have automatically condemned them as “edited”. However, Democratic presidential candidates have remained silent about the videos lest they jeopardize their poll numbers and ride on the Planned Parenthood gravy train.

And yet, when the dashcam arrest video of Sandra Bland of Texas (who was later found dead in her jail cell) was released, it raised a firestorm of protest and commentary by Democrats, including the three Democratic candidates, because it was automatically assumed to be accurate, unedited, and uncut:

“My heart breaks at seeing another young African American life lost too soon,” Clinton said in a statement on Wednesday. “Sandra Bland had a bright future ahead of her and it is particularly tragic that she lost her life just as she was to start her new career.”

Clinton added, “From what I’ve seen, the circumstances of this case are incredibly disturbing. I hope and expect that there will be a full investigation into this situation. It is also a tragic reminder of the ongoing systemic issues of race and justice in America that we must address with urgency, and we have to do more than talk—we have to take action.”

Sanders and O’Malley both called for new police reforms in light of the video.

And yet all three of them, along with other high-profile Democrats, refuse to condemn what they see and hear in the Planned Parenthood videos. This in spite of the full-length hour(s) long videos being simultaneously released with the shorter, more troubling sections. The crushing butchery and parts sale of the most defenseless means nothing to them because they fundamentally must believe that the video is edited. There is far too much at stake to allow themselves to believe otherwise. As if they even could. There is not enough unseared conscience to pierce their deadened souls, thus their deafening silence roars so loudly it threatens to drown out the wretched screams of those in the womb being methodically dismembered for profit. It reflects a seared conscience and diminished morality as they are all too willing to compromise humanity and sanctity of life for their own advancement as well as that of the party. Their cynicism knows no bounds, their hypocrisy knows no shame, and their deadened hearts are masked only by their smug sense of righteousness. They are the Nazgûl. Babies in the womb doesn’t stand a chance with this crowd. So easily crushed are they.

Anything and everything to protect oneself and the party. Any and all attempts, no matter how desperate and pathetic, must and will be made to maintain the status quo.

Don’t believe me? You should.


Ted Cruz Masterfully Schools Head Of ICE As She Attempts To Justify The Administration’s Flagrant Disregard For The Law

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:51 am

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Ted Cruz neatly dismantled claims made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Sarah Saldana at yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the number of “criminal illegal aliens” released by the federal government. Saldana attempted to justify the numbers using incorrect statistics. Because Cruz is so impressive in his confrontation of Saldana and her claims, I’ve posted the entire video. The portion cited below comes at 3:21:


NOTE: Due to discrepancies in the transcript linked from Real Clear Politics, I have taken down the text and left the video up for readers to watch Cruz in action.

Carly Fiorina Condemns Hillary Clinton’s Support Of Planned Parenthood Butchery While Hillary Talks Beauty Routines

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:35 am

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In spite of the two crushing Planned Parenthood chop shop videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, Hillary Clinton refuses to condemn the organization and instead, continues to approve of their exposed depravity as she welcomes their sizable contributions to her campaign. So, exactly what has Hillary been talking about on the campaign trail? Her challenging beauty routine.

Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina has also been on the campaign trail, but instead of discussing beauty routines, she blew up Hillary’s extreme positions on abortion and lack of support and advocacy for both women and unborn women in distress:

“Let’s also talk about Hillary Clinton’s position,” she continued. “Let’s talk about what ‘extreme’ is. It’s not a life until it leaves the hospital. That’s Hillary Clinton’s position. It’s Hillary Clinton’s position that a 13-year-old girl needs her mother’s permission to go to a tanning salon or get a tattoo, but not to get an abortion. It’s Hillary Clinton’s position that women should not be permitted to see an ultrasound before an abortion and yet people trying to harvest body parts can use ultrasound to make sure that those body parts are preserved so they can be sold. That, Jake, is extreme.”

Tapper again asked his question about exceptions for rape and incest — but he wasn’t dealing with Todd Akin here.

“I would really be delighted if for once, the media would ask Hillary Clinton about the extremism of her position,” Fiorina scolded. “It’s not a life until it leaves the hospital.”

She added: “My position has been very clear and consistent ever since I ran for the Senate in 2010. Anyone can look it up. Yes, I support exceptions. But the majority of the American people now believe that abortion for any reason at all to be paid for by tax-payers after 5 months is an abomination. And this videotape — whether you’re a pro-choice woman or a pro-life woman — this videotape is depraved.”


Brit Hume on Abortion and Selling Babies’ Body Parts

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:46 am

He’s right.

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