NBC’s War on Trump Backfires; Independent Cable Network Picks Up Miss USA 2015 Pageant

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Well, it is certainly starting to appear that the Progressives war against Donald Trump for saying what so many of us already know is starting to backfire.

Less than ten (10) days after NBCUniversal breached its contract severed ties with the Donald by cancelling Trump’s programs, “The Apprentice” and the annual “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe Pageants,” cable and satellite channel, Reelz, announced (earlier today) that it will air the Miss USA Pageant, Sunday July 12th from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

While NBCUniversal stated that they were severing ties with Trump because At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values” and on account of “derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants… Al Sharpton whose statements are fifty times more denigrating and offensive than anything Trump and in spite of pathetic ratings remains employed by MSNBC.

Bound to perturb Progressives, Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of Reelz emphasized in a statement: “As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere.”

 

Reelz posted the following video Friday on their Facebook page:

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Click on image or above Facebook link to view post/video.

Finally, while the Republican Party pretends to be concerned that Trump will ruin their appeal to the Hispanic community, while Trump is dead on in his assessment, he is not a Republican. The GOP would, therefore, do well to be more concerned with their appeal, correction lack thereof to Americans, primarily those of us aware that we have been betrayed by the GOP whose only interest is courting Hispanics.

See: “Network to Air Miss USA Pageant After NBC Cut Ties With Trump”, TheBlaze/AP

 

LINKS:
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/06/nbcuniversal-cuts-ties-with-trump-209678.html
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/04/network-to-air-miss-usa-pageant-after-nbc-cut-ties-with-trump/
http://www.reelz.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ReelzChannel/videos/10153523579284379/?permPage=1
http://ktla.com/2015/07/02/miss-usa-pageant-to-air-on-reelz-after-nbc-univision-cut-ties-with-donald-trump/
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/02/politics/donald-trump-republicans-latinos/index.html

ISIS groomed child executioners slaughter Syrian soldiers in Palmyra according to the Koran


Originally posted on The Muslim Issue:

Slaughter in the Roman amphitheatre: ISIS forces child executioners to brutally shoot dead 25 Syrian regime soldiers in front of bloodthirsty crowds at ancient Palmyra ruin 

  • ISIS has released a video of a mass slaughter of regime soldiers in Palmyra
  • The condemned men are lined up on their knees on the amphitheatre stage
  • Child executioners, with pistols in hand, stand behind the condemned men
  • A giant ISIS flag hangs in the background in the ancient monument 
  • A baying crowd of men and boys gathered in the amphitheatre to watch

ISIS has released a significant new execution video from the historic city of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert.

Child executioners are shown in the video being forced to brutally slaughter a group of more than 25 regime soldiers.

The video shows the soldiers lined up on their knees on the stage…

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Remembering the July 4th of yesterday

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It is 8 a.m., Saturday, July 4th aka Independence Day and I thought while enjoying my cup of coffee that I’d put something together really fast before my day takes off, you know with the phone ringing, grands scurrying about and asking, “Grandma, it’s July 4th. Are we going out? Where are we going? When are we leaving?” Then there are the last minute invites and phone calls: “Auntie, what are you doing today? Got any plans? Come on over. Mike is bbqing.”

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My mind right now is not on today’s plans. Thinking about what we (America) have lost and worst what many have willingly given up while living under the illusion that we remain as free as we were fifty years ago, I find myself revisiting the July 4th of yesterday while pondering the July 4th of today.

I mourn for the July 4ths of yesterday.

My mother would get us up early on the morning of July 4th. After breakfast, she would dress us in either red and white or blue and white outfits. We each had an American flag pin appended to the lapel of our blouses and shirts. If there were no pins then we carried an American flag. After all, it was July 4th and a grand day to be an American.

Those were marvelous times. Even as children, we acknowledged the U. S. Constitution, our founding fathers and those who served thereby securing us the freedom and liberties to celebrate Independence Day. Young, old, regardless of ethnicity recognized and carried the significance of the day with us as we came together with family, friends and neighbors.

I especially remember my Uncles Solomon and Robert who would join us. Uncle Solomon would who remained a member of the U. S. Military from the Korean War until his death was always in his Navy uniform. Uncle Robert would wear white slacks, a striped shirt with a straw hat.

Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue.

Three cheers for the Constitution, Liberty, Freedom, America.

Three cheers for America being One Nation Under God.

Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Of course, there would be the usual festivities, i.e., lemonade, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, Prospect Park and at nightfall sparkles, fireworks.

Speaking of Prospect Park, I remember a homeless veteran one July 4th who walked over to where we were picnicking. The only thing he owned were the clothes on his back and a guitar. The man offered to sing a song and play his guitar for a plate of food. My parents, aunts and uncles welcomed this man to join us and so he did….for a short while.

Back then, I loved Prospect Park but today, you can’t get me in that park not even with a SWAT team protecting me.

Times have changed. People have either forgotten or they just don’t care. With the exception of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and fireworks, children are unaware of the true meaning of Independence Day and the liberties that their parents and grandparents have taken for granted, i.e., forsaken.

If those who have taken this nation over the cliff on the far left have their way, they will never know.

And so I take this morning to remember, to share and to inform my eleven year old grand daughter that the teacher who told her to seek out Progressive university and dot gov websites for any information that she seeks is full of horse manure and intentionally misguiding her. I can see the confused look on her face when I explain to her that she is being led down a path of ignorance and the road to serfdom by her so-called educators.

I do not want my grandchildren raised to despise the nation in which they were born and I have very little faith that their other grandmother, Jamaican born who came to America nearly three decades and have benefited from American exceptionalism, education and free stuff would be so forthcoming as to enlighten them to the blessings of America.

While many would call it arrogance, I call it American pride while admitting that I am an unhyphenated and unapologetic American aware of our not so perfect past who would rather be here a citizen of the United States than any other country on earth.

That being said, no one, not racist baiting fruitcakes like George Takei aka Mr. Sulu and his self-loathing comrades Michelle For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m proud of my country” Obama or Barack Hussein Obama, the apologist/deceiver/revisionist who insists that America should be ashamed of everything Obama has ordained shameful and un-American will deny this American of her love for God, country and family.

Ah, my coffee’s cold and the clock is ticking.

Happy Independence Day, America but folks are going to have to wake up if we’re going to keep it  that way.  Suggested reading and please do share: “I Think It’s Time For A Second Independence Day- July 6th Might Work

 

Source: Consumer Fireworks, Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Bald Eagle with fish, Kodiak Alaska. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Yathin S. Krishnappa, Creative Commons License.

LINKS:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/07/03/george-takei-apologizes-i-called-clarence-thomas-clown-in-blackface-in-the-heat-of-anger/
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/3429/michelle-hussein-obama-says-shes-been-ashamed-of-the-u-s-for-decades/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQLdPTXeapg
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The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results


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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“On every question of construction, let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” – Samuel Adams

“We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

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This week’s winning essay,The Noisy Room’s The End Of Constitutional Government is a tour de force, her reaction to last weeks’ Supreme Court decisions. Here’s a slice:

It’s been an historic week and although I am not surprised by the Supreme Court decisions, they saddened me beyond belief. I have sadly come to the conclusion that many of my colleagues are correct… our Constitutional form of government is now dead and Obama’s transformative ‘change’ is all but complete.

Things are now snowballing and it is more than most Americans can take or bear. From gay marriage and the ensuing infringement on free speech and our religious rights, to enforced Obamacare, to forced wealth redistribution in our neighborhoods, to the EPA run amok… our freedoms are being absolutely nullified. States are now saying they won’t comply with the EPA on coal and who can blame them? Americans will get very dangerous when they are hungry and cold. And then there is the Iran deadline, which is this weekend. Instead of holding their feet to fire, we are actually giving Iran nuclear reactors while they shout, “Death to America!” in their parliament. Insanity is the norm now. There there is the increased Islamic State threat on our southern border and the attacks on our power grid coming down the pike. It’s surreal and all instigated, manipulated and planned for by our government – the ultimate enemy from within.

Adding to the tyrannical frenzy of the aftermath of the mass shooting in South Carolina, evidently America is cool with censoring her own history, but wants to hang on to the likes of Nazi Germany and bloody communist regimes. Satanism is still in vogue it would seem as well… but if you are a lover of the Confederate flag, well, you should be summarily burned at the stake. Let’s not leave out Stalin or concentration camps as making the ‘cool’ list either. And it goes without saying that Che Guevara is tres chic. Prohibition of thought and our history is all the rage now. No doubt next on the censorship bandwagon… burning books and thought police. Oh, wait…

The flaming lynch mob mentality of Progressives is burning through businesses across the former land of the free. They are feeling immense pressure to conform and be politically correct. None of them seem to have a spine. This is insane. Not only are they banning all Confederate flags and calling for Civil War statues to be taken down (which is erasing American history), they are getting rid of General Lee, an orange Dodge Charger from “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Walmart and Amazon have stopped selling anything having to do with the Confederate flag, but Walmart is still selling Che Guevara shirts, as well as Castro memorabilia and Iranian flags. Apple just removed Civil War Games from their App Store. South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Kentucky are all removing Confederate flags as well. It’s an all you can eat buffet of political correctness feeding a ‘get em!’ move by Progressives. Now, they want to ban Gone With The Wind. We have literally plummeted down the rabbit hole and are sipping tea with the Mad Hatter. The Constitution is now being replaced with censorship and regulation – it’s incomprehensible.

At least one good thing came out of the Supreme Court this week. During the Great Depression, the government decided that prices paid to farmers were too low and undertook to correct the problem by limiting their output. It was a fascist move then and is still one now. It is sheer theft. Marvin and Laura Horne decided not to play that game and took their beef all the way to the Supreme Court – raisin hell, so-to-speak. And they won on Monday! The feds claimed they owed $700,000 because they would not surrender 47% of their crop for over a decade to the government with no compensation. Not even the left-leaning Supremes could let that one slide.

The Raisin Administrative Committee, which operates under the supervision of the USDA, sells or gives away the raisins it takes, with the proceeds going to cover its operating costs, storage fees and promotional efforts abroad. If any money is left, the farmers get some of it. If not, they receive nada. Looks like the Road to Serfdom has been detoured on this issue, at least for now. The unconstitutional theft being imposed on farmers such as the Hornes is no more. But at least these raisin farmers can get back to raising their crops and taking care of business – liberal fascism has moved on to the next hot topic.

Then there was the ultimate betrayal by Justice Roberts and the ruling in favor of Obamacare this week. The ruling stomped all over state’s rights and bent over backwards to reinterpret the Obamacare statute in favor of federal exchanges. “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they [the Justices of the Supreme Court] have performed …will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence,” concludes Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito. “And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sultan Knish with No Truce With the Left submitted by The Independent Sentinel The title pretty much speaks for itself.

Here are this week’s full results. Ask Marion, Don Surber and Puma By Design were unable to vote this week, but none of them were subject to the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty for not voting :

Council Winners

  • Fourth place *t* with 1 vote Don SurberMr. 401K

 

Non-Council Winners

 

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I Think It’s Time For A Second Independence Day- July 6th Might Work

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. The Declaration of Independence, Signed July 4, 1776,

screenshot Barack Obama Rome burning.

We don’t need to abolish our government, the framework is as solid as ever. Maybe a little rust in a couple places, but nothing that can’t be easily fixed.

But we sure as hell need to alter the attitudes of the people running it. They’ve forgotten they’re supposed th be there to represent the American People, not a host of big money special interest groups. For all practical purposes John Boehner, John Boehner shout be required to register as a lobbyist for the multinational corporations that gave him over five million dollars during a two year period, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan aren’t much better..

Then there the Supreme Court. Eric Erickson of Red State had an article over on Town Hall titled Mass Hysteria in America. He compares the situation in Washington to Mass Hysteria event in Europe:

In the 1400s, a nun in a French convent started making sounds like a cat. Other nuns began to do the same. Eventually, they started biting one another. As word of the bitings spread, so, too, did the bitings. They swept through other convents all the way to Rome.

He goes on to say:

For many in the country, they feel compelled to board up the windows, batten down the hatches and wait for this latest round of collective hysteria to run its course.

Read all of Mass Hysteria in America

I don’t think we can wait that long, he’s right when hes says later on, wildfires, mass hysteria and pandemics eventually run their course and burn themselves out.. but sometimes they don’t leave anything salvageable in their wake. While we’re running around meowing, chasing mice and biting each other, our country is falling apart. If we don’t stop it now, we will end up going the way of the ancient Roman and Greek empires.

Every now and then I get a glimmer of hope from of our conservative leaders, but it fades pretty quickly.

There was a good example, a couple weeks ago, Mark Levin declared war on John Boehner,

That sure sounded good to me. Then I read his strategy.. which was nothing more than supporting Winteregg to oppose him in the 2016 Ohio Primary.

That’s less of a strategy Obama’s plan to degrade and eventually destroy the Islamic State. I’d expected more from Levin. Look how much damage Boehner and McConnell have done in just the last six months. Can we afford another year and a half?

With just a little leadership and coordination, it would be easy to change things..

Last Sunday roughly 50,000,000 American’s attended church. All the major denominations have been critical of the Courts homosexual marriage decision..
Suppose the central organizations each behind each of the 200 or so denominations in the United States had asked their ministers to ask their combined 200,000 or so congregations to send a strongly worded email to each of their Capitol Hill Critters, The White House and the News Tips email a single specified MSM outlet this morning.. (MSNBC would be perfect the entire network would meltdown) Then Follow up with a phone call to their Senators and Representatives.
Even if only 10% of that 50,000,000 actually send the emails it would cause havoc on Capital Hill.
I’d guess only about 10% of the people who sent emails would go as far as making the phone calls, one percent would be enough to give every staffer on Capitol Hill a serious headache. By today DC would be in a panic, Congress would be begging the court to reconsider.
On any given day roughly the same number of people, 50,000,000 of us self- identify as conservatives..
If Levin, Limbaugh, Palin, Malkin and Beck were to announce on Friday, July 3rd, that on Monday July 5th they were going to run a dual email/phone campaign to force Congress to listen to the people, it would be easy. By Monday Twitter, Facebook and the Websites would make sure everyone knew and with luck, just like like the Churches one out of ten people would participate.
But this is about a lot more than Gay Marriage, it’s about making the people’s representatives listening to the people who elected them and pay their salaries. The protest would have to go longer and farther…
Something like this:
On Monday: Remember 70% of the people who voted Republican last November wanted Boehner replaced as Speaker. He started breaking the GOP’s campaign promise before the last of the votes were counted
For the House my emails will read: Boehner and his leadership team go, or you do.
For the Senate: McConnell and his Leadership team go or the GOP is toast.
Then on Tuesday July 6 :
Demand They Revoke TPA Send emails to the Senate, House and White House
On Wednesday July 7th:
Demand the Government follow the law, tell Congress to give Obama an ultimatum on immigration. It’s a criminal violation of US Immigration law for any person, including the President to aid, entice or enable an illegal to enter or remain in the United States, Obama’s in criminal violation of the law. Demand he enforce the law, or face the consequences..
By Thursday most the staffers would be calling in sick..
But continue the campaign anyway because by now the original 5.000,000 number’s growing, when people see a protest is successful, the want to be part of it.
Time to demand Obamacare be repealed..
Might as well take a break on Friday, because Congress (and the staffers) will be hiding in a bunker at some undisclosed locationin an undisclosed location and Obama would be licking his wounds in Hawaii..
Be ready to start all over again on Monday As I mentioned before, typically protest movement’s grow over time. A couple years ago everyone laughed when only a few hundred people showed up for the first day of Occupy Wall Street. Less than a month later they were in every city in the country
It would be easy for our so called conservative leaders to initiate something like this, and millions would be on board. But for whatever reason, Levin, Limbaugh, Palin, Malkin, Beck and the rest of them, either can’t or won’t…..

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The past seven plus years have wreaked havoc on Americans, our liberties, history, family values and faith.

Over the past fifteen days it has been one kick in the gut after another with assurances by enemies of all of the above doubling down promising revenge and hell to pay for some injustice of which they either refuse to let go or have conjured up in their twisted minds.

Compounding the insanity, we have corrupt justices from the top down in collusion with the Progressive establishment on the left, right pushing an agenda that would leave this nation, its economy and citizens broken and in shambles.

We can grumble about it or we can take a stand. Forget that the clock is ticking, America. We are out of time. Send a message.

Please share.

LINK:
http://grumpyelder.com/2015/07/i-think-its-time-for-a-second-independence-day-july-6th-might-work/

Our Weasel Of The Week!


Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have a unanimous winner…the envelope please…

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Legal Surgeon, Amateur Legislator and Chief Justice John Roberts!

 The Noisy Room :Justice John Roberts for his judicial activism on King v. Burwell and the ultimate betrayal with his ruling in favor of Obamacare this week. The ruling stomped all over state’s rights and bent over backwards to reinterpret the Obamacare statute in favor of federal exchanges. “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they [the Justices of the Supreme Court] have performed …will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence,” concludes Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito. “And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”

“So it rewrites the law to make tax credits available everywhere,” he dissents. “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.” The Court’s interpretation is “absurd,” Justice Scalia opined. And right he is. Scalia is a brilliant legal mind and he is horrified by the Leftist turn of the court. This must tear his soul apart. This was simply a political power play and one has to wonder, as I have before, if Chief Roberts has skeletons in his closet that are being used to sway his opinion.
This partisan ruling will have wide-ranging, catastrophic ramifications for America. The majority opinion states that “The combination of no tax credits and an ineffective coverage requirement could well push a State’s individual insurance market into a death spiral.” And it inevitably will. Which in turn, will usher in single-payer healthcare. It’s coming.

“It is implausible that Congress meant the Act to operate in this manner,” Justice John Roberts writes for the majority. Really? Because it looks entirely plausible to me. In fact, choreographed.
Justice Scalia notes that these Justices are “presuppos[ing] the availability of tax credits on both federal and state Exchanges.” In layman terms, that means that federal tax credits that have already been given to millions of people must continue. Along with the tax credits will come higher premiums, crappier healthcare, death panels, higher deductibles and part-time employment as the national norm.

This is tyranny and what you are seeing here is the dissolution of the three branches of constitutional government we are based upon. We now have one executive behemoth branch that is drunk with power and careening out of control, right on schedule. Justice Roberts is a treasonous weasel, whose legacy will include the ending of our Republic as we have known it.

You know, this was an interesting week for Justice Roberts. One day, he’s rewriting ObamaCare for the second time, clearly disregarding what the law said and substituting what he thought the law ought to say.

A few days later he’s writing the minority opinion on same sex marriage, harshly criticizing the Court for – wait for it – legislating from the bench!

Those whom characterize Justice Roberts as lacking in testosterone have it all wrong. It takes real Weasel cojones to criticize the Court for doing what you did just a few days ago!

The truth of the matter is, like almost all Weasels, John Roberts looks out for Number One. There’s suspicion that the Obama regime has something on him, and given whom Barack Obama is and the amount of spying and data collection that’s been going on, that’s not at all and unreasonable scenario. Our it could be he’s being intimidated or bribed in some other way. But he’s not an idiot, and for him to make such a hypocritical switcheroo like that, the simplest and most obvious explanation is that he was told beforehand that his vote wasn’t needed to impose same sex marriage on America. That way, he could come out with a dissent that criticized exactly what he himself did in the ObamaCare ruling, to try and salvage some of his credibility as a PR move. It didn’t work of course, but weasels live by that old saying about dogs barking but the caravan moving on.

The damage he and his cohorts whom voted to judicially rewrite ObamaCare, redefine marriage and lay the ground for attacks on the First Amendment isn’t at all obvious to those cheering on the New Order, but that damage is severe and will last for some time. Roberts probably realizes it, at least intellectually. But the fact remains that on ObamaCare, he did what he did anyway. And I’m sure that had Justice Kennedy swung the other way and Roberts’ vote was needed to impose same sex marriage, Roberts would have voted that way.

In any event, he performed like a trained seal. He did what he was supposed to and after all, he has a lifetime appointment. And of course, a well-earned Golden Weasel.

Well, there it is.

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum, and remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it…or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Rain-bo Edition


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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

This week, The Pirate’s Cove, Sharyl Attkisson and Simply Jews earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Non-Council Submissions

 

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Patriots Counter Communist Flag Burning Event at Brooklyn War Memorial

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When a handful of members of Disarm NYPD arrived Wednesday night to Fort Greene Park’s Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Brooklyn, New York, where they intended to burn the American and Confederate flags, approximately 300 counter-protesters/patriots were waiting.

The counter-protesters carried with them super sized water guns to counter any flag burning efforts by the Communists in attendance who were accompanied by media sock puppets; going so far as to run the anti-American cop-hating Marxist run out of the Brooklyn park. (Indeed, a truly proud moment for this New Yorker). The short of it, NYPD had to intervene to save the hides of cop haters.

TheBlaze

Flocking to Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, individuals opposed to burning the U.S. flag waited for the “Disarm NYPD” group to arrive. While most urged for peace, several bikers threatened violence toward anyone who would burn the American flag.

‘We’re here to f*** up tiny liberal punks,’ a biker who refused to identify himself told TheBlaze.

Seemingly intimidated by the large group gathered in support of the American flag, the anti-police activists decided to change plans….

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The situation escalated when news surfaced (or maybe visible signs of smoke) that the Commie cowards had sauntered over to the far end of the park away from counter-protesters and set fire to a flag.

NYPD and counter-protesters, among them Hallowed Sons of New York, a biker group, converged upon the site of the flag burning. “Emotions quickly escalated and one biker pushed a man suspected of being associated with the flag burning to the ground.”

 

 

Leave it to the mainstream media outlets to promote the assault on our flags, in this instance, NBC as a demonstration intended to “open a dialogue about race” when in fact, the flag burnings have nothing to do with race.

 

According to an article by Kate Briquelet at The Daily Beast entitled, “Brooklyn’s Obnoxious Secret Flag Burning Ends With A Whimper,” Disarm NYPD cowards held a secret flag burning event at the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument Tuesday night and posted the video onto their Facebook page after which they “blamed the media for ignoring the murder of black men.” (I smell b.s. Why do I get the feeling that someone’s trying to save face?)

 

For the record, New York City politicians have condemned the actions of Disarm NYPD to burn the American and Confederate flags.

 

De Blasio’s office said protest is a ‘divisive, disrespectful way to express views, and does not reflect the values of our city.’

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams said, ‘I am sympathetic to those protesting institutional racism in our society, but burning the American flag is a fringe act that will do nothing to combat the challenges we face….’

 

 

Taking into account that Commie de Blasio and the Brooklyn Borough President are so far left, they are over the edge, their words ring hollow. Fox News, Todd Starnes, was at the scene reporting back.

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/01/brooklyn-s-obnoxious-secret-flag-burning-ends-with-a-whimper.html
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/01/activists-planned-to-burn-u-s-flag-in-nyc-park-when-they-showed-up-these-guys-were-waiting/
https://instagram.com/theblazenow/
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/American-Flag-Burning-Disarm-NYPD-Fort-Greene-Park-Brooklyn-Racism-Confederate-Death-New-York-Crime-311252831.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_NYBrand

Communists Plan American Flag Burning Event in Gentrified Fort Greene

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Communist activists under the guise that Black lives and Black churches matter are planning to burn both the Confederate and American flags tonight at Fort Greene Park located in Brooklyn, New York, a community that is undergoing a fundamental transformation, i.e., gentrification.

The assertions made by the group, Disarm NYPD who is spearheading tonight’s bonfire (just three days before Independence Day) is that the flags are symbols of “oppression and genocide, and in the same action, dismantle our stunted, cynical expectations of what is possible in the world”; and the rationalization for said bonfire (just calling it by its true name) is to protest the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting in which nine people were killed.

 

Source:  Facebook.

Source: Facebook.

The road to UTOPIA as proclaimed by Disarm NYPD‘s on their Facebook page:

We do not believe the ideals of America are anything to be revered. We are building something that will be much better than America. While the so-called patriots yell that we should just leave, we instead choose to dream. We dream of what real freedom looks like: freedom from paramilitaries occupying our communities, beating and killing our sons and daughters; freedom from our communities being destroyed by the speculative capital of gentrification; freedom from mass surveillance; and freedom from systemic racism.

So, we will burn the American flag, a symbol of oppression and genocide, and in the same action, dismantle our stunted, cynical expectations of what is possible in the world. The current trajectory of history is unsustainable. It is completely unrealistic to desire things stay as they are, and more unrealistic, even abominable, to desire to “go back to our roots”. We, the dreamers, are the true realists. We know things can’t continue this way, so we commit to building a better world. A world better than America.

 

TheBlaze

According to the “Disarm NYPD” Facebook page, the group’s mission is to “take away power from the powers that be.” The group calls for the immediate disarmament of the NYPD and demands the “demobilization of the police form our neighborhoods.”

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan expressed contempt for the American flag last week, telling hundreds gathered in a D.C. church that it is a symbol of racism and needs to be brought down….

 

Not only did Disarm NYPD not obtain a permit to hold an event in Fort Greene Park tonight, according to NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, §1-05 Regulated Uses, the bonfire is illegal.

  • Unlawful Fires
    1. No person shall kindle, build, maintain, or use a fire in any place, portable receptacle, or grill except in places provided by the Department and so designated by sign or by special permit. In no event shall open or ground camp fires be allowed in any park. Any fire authorized by this subdivision (m) shall be contained in a portable receptacle grill or other similar device, and continuously under the care and direction of a competent person over eighteen (18) years of age, from the time it is kindled until it is extinguished. No fire shall be within ten feet of any building, tree, or underbrush or beneath the branches of any tree.
    2. No person shall leave, throw away or toss any lighted match, cigar, or cigarette, hot coals, or other flammable material within, on, near, or against any tree, building, structure, boat, vehicle or enclosure, or in any open area.

 

While holding their bonfire under the guise that Black lives and Black churches matter, not one voice will be raised in protest of the Black lives that have been lost and will be lost this July 4th weekend in neighborhoods across America such as Fort Greene from Black on Black violence.

 

H/t Fox News Insider.

 

LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/DisarmNYPD/photos/a.360147267502281.1073741828.292585474258461/401347036715637/?type=1
http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/07/01/disarm-police-activist-group-burn-american-flags-new-york-city
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/30/activists-plan-to-burn-american-flags-in-new-york-city-ahead-of-fourth-of-july/
http://www.nycgovparks.org/rules/section-1-05

Student Psychological Profiling in Federal Education Legislation, Testing, & Policy

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Missouri Education Watchdog by Anngie1984

Writing On The Board Circa 1950

Writing On The Board Circa 1950

 

The following information comes from Dr. Karen Effrem of Education Liberty Watch and contains an overview of various legislation that the federal government is considering which provide for the gathering of psychological data on children. The lunacy of such legislation is summed up well in her comment towards the end.

‘Federal law currently prohibits federal government involvement in regular curriculum and standards, but somehow it is now fine for the federal government to mandate and support the assessment or screening or teaching of socioemotional topics, because they want to assess something that is ostensibly a positive trait or this will have an alleged befit for a child? This defies logic.’

In other words, the federal government should stay away from content and teaching materials because we are concerned about their undue influence over what children are learning about specific topics, but it is totally fine if they want to provide support, testing and “guidance” of children’s underlying values and psyche. These would be the actions of a government seeking to redesign its creators and masters to suit its own purpose and perpetuation, rather than a government seeking to serve its creators by protecting their individual liberties…..

 

Continue Reading – Student Psychological Profiling in Federal Education Legislation, Testing, & Policy

H/t Grumpy Opinions.

LINKS:
http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/student-psychological-profiling-in-federal-education-legislation-testing-policy/
http://grumpyelder.com/2015/06/student-psychological-profiling-in-federal-education-legislation-testing-policy/

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees!

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It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this weeks’ nominees….

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Legal Surgeon, Amateur Legislator  and Chief Justice John Roberts!

 The Noisy Room :Justice John Roberts for his judicial activism on King v. Burwell and the ultimate betrayal with his ruling in favor of Obamacare this week. The ruling stomped all over state’s rights and bent over backwards to reinterpret the Obamacare statute in favor of federal exchanges. “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they [the Justices of the Supreme Court] have performed …will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence,” concludes Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito. “And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”

“So it rewrites the law to make tax credits available everywhere,” he dissents. “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.” The Court’s interpretation is “absurd,” Justice Scalia opined. And right he is. Scalia is a brilliant legal mind and he is horrified by the Leftist turn of the court. This must tear his soul apart. This was simply a political power play and one has to wonder, as I have before, if Chief Roberts has skeletons in his closet that are being used to sway his opinion.
This partisan ruling will have wide-ranging, catastrophic ramifications for America. The majority opinion states that “The combination of no tax credits and an ineffective coverage requirement could well push a State’s individual insurance market into a death spiral.” And it inevitably will. Which in turn, will usher in single-payer healthcare. It’s coming.

“It is implausible that Congress meant the Act to operate in this manner,” Justice John Roberts writes for the majority. Really? Because it looks entirely plausible to me. In fact, choreographed.
Justice Scalia notes that these Justices are “presuppos[ing] the availability of tax credits on both federal and state Exchanges.” In layman terms, that means that federal tax credits that have already been given to millions of people must continue. Along with the tax credits will come higher premiums, crappier healthcare, death panels, higher deductibles and part-time employment as the national norm.

This is tyranny and what you are seeing here is the dissolution of the three branches of constitutional government we are based upon. We now have one executive behemoth branch that is drunk with power and careening out of control, right on schedule. Justice Roberts is a treasonous weasel, whose legacy will include the ending of our Republic as we have known it.

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Tzipras And the Greek Economy!!

 Don Surber : The Weasel of the Week has to be the entire nation of Greece — Mustela Tsipras

These moochers refuse to reduce their spending and in so doing, seem hellbent on bringing down the global economy. Rather than cut their welfare checks by a few drachma, they risk losing the whole thing.
 
 The Supreme Court !!

Ask Marion:As constitutionalist Supreme Court Judge Scalia said last week, ObamaCare should now be renamed SCOTUSCare since the Court has saved the unpopular law twice. He went on to say, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State’.” Read Scalia’s full dissent HERE.

Brit Hume’s 6/29/15 commentary for Fox News focused on supreme court judges’ practice of ruling on rights that are not actually enumerated or listed in the Constitution, nor have ever previously been considered by a Supreme Court, pointing to the gay marriage decision. Hume said, “Chief Justice Roberts got Obamacare wrong (twice) saving the law from collapse, but he surely got it right on the gay marriage ruling, at least (in part) in writing, “it had nothing to do with the Constitution”. SCOTUS Gay Marriage decision now puts religious institution tax exemptions at risk; opens the door for the same argument on Polygamy; and attacks“>Christianity at its core, the left’s true target, while ignoring Islam’s attitude toward gay marriage or homosexuality.

Around a dozen Federally recognized Native American tribes will continue to ban same-sex couples from getting married on their tribal lands even after the US Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 US states. Federally recognized Native American tribes have the same powers as US states to pass laws governing the lands that fall under their reservations and they are not bound by the US Constitution, like states are, so any change on the issue will have to come from within.

Forum:Is it Time To Replace The GOP? Would You Support A New Party?


Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Is it Time To Replace The GOP? Would You Support A New Party?

 The Noisy Room : I am very close to that pivot shift. The tipping point for me will be the nomination for 2016. If a true conservative does not clinch the nomination due to RINO machinations, then I will swing to a Third Party, consequences be damned. There will be those who say, if you do that, Hillary Clinton is assured the ascendency. My reply to that is if someone such as Jeb Bush is nominated, Hillary Clinton or the likes of Bernie Sanders will win anyway and we have nothing to lose anymore. I truly believe if a candidate such as Ted Cruz is forced to run on a Third Party ticket, he stands an excellent chance of winning – barring voter fraud and being assassinated by the powers-that-be.

I believe a new Civil Rights movement has just been born out of this week’s Supreme Court rulings. The end of our Constitutional government is upon us with lawless rulings from the bench and the dissolution of the three branches of government into one monstrously corrupt executive behemoth. Leaders will now rise in that movement and Ted Cruz will almost certainly be one of them. He is one of the few with the stones to stand and tell it like it is. He is also a master debater and won’t be silenced. I am joining with other Constitutionalists out there such as Trevor Loudon, James Simpson, Cliff Kincaid, Wild Bill, the Black Robe Regiment and many, many others calling for civil resistance. We will not comply. A third party could very well be at the forefront of the resistance. As Daniel Greenfield of Sultan Knish penned it, be the best saboteur you can be.

The Independent Sentinel : I always said that I would wait until 2016 to give up on Republicans and I would prefer to do that. They are our only hope and they haven’t had the majority they need to overrule Barack Obama on anything except those bills that liberals like.

Oddly, when the Democrats held power, they got what they wanted and now that they don’t hold power, they get what they want. The establishment refuses to use the power of the purse. It appears that the Republican establishment is too weak-willed to fight back, think keeping their jobs is the prime objective, or maybe they are just as liberal as the Democrats.

The establishment is now punishing Conservatives who do what their constituents want over their demands. We see Mitch McConnell ripping into the Confederate flag instead of telling people that flag was a creation of the Democratic party. The list of unappealing Republican establishment responses is endless.

If they don’t cut it out and if they shove a RINO down our throats, then I will join any reasonable movement to start a third party.

JoshuaPundit: I’ve done a lot of thinking about this one, especially as I saw the reaction from all sides to this weeks’ events.

I am by no means a die hard Republican, but I am loyal to certain principles they supposedly represent. I actually hoped that after they won control of congress, we would finally see them do as they promised and uphold those principles again. But we were simply lied to.

I no longer feel it is possible to hijack or take control of the GOP. My own feeling is that this this Regime’s unprecedented NSA spying and secret data collection unearthed things certain congressmen, government figures and even perhaps a Supreme Court Justice or two desperately want hidden. After all, this president has used these tactics before, and that kind of leverage would certainly account for his aggressive attitude since the midterms. Whether it’s that or simple cowardice or avarice, it doesn’t matter.

I also no longer see waiting around until 2016 as an option. The time to organize is now, a year and a half before the elections so that cohesive principles can be agreed on, strategy plotted out and lines of communication opened.We need to act to secure the liberty of ourselves and our prosperity, rather than once again depending on the Republican Party (or the Democrats, for that matter) to do it for us.

Doing so gives us a much larger, united seat at the table. And it provides a framework for something new and badly, badly needed.

And another thing to consider…we may need that unity and that structure before 2016.  These recent decisions have quite a bit of teeth in them,  and the way they’re certain to be enforced by the Obama Administration is pretty clear, at least to me.

Laura Rambeau Lee,Right Reason : Those of us who actually care enough about our country to follow politics have come to the realization that both the Democrat and Republican Party no longer represent the American people. Unfortunately, while we grew up, went to work, raised our families, and pursued our personal version of the American Dream, the “trusted servants” we elected to protect our rights and interests were pursuing their own agendas. When we finally realized what was happening we got involved and worked very hard to get professed “conservative” Republicans elected, only to be bitterly disappointed once they took office.

We now know that no one, or very few, of our elected officials are working and looking out for our interests. The Democrat Party has been infiltrated with progressives bent on destroying everything that has made America great, in particular the middle class. The Republicans are no better, beholden to big corporations and bankers, also at the expense of the middle class. The government has become a massive wealth redistribution machine through the confiscatory theft of our hard earned wages via numerous tax and regulatory policies.

After last week’s Supreme Court decisions, it has become even more apparent that activist judges allow their political leanings to color their decisions instead of considering the cases before them with strict scrutiny and interpretation of the Constitution. We are no longer a nation that follows the rule of law or respects the will of the people or state’s rights.

We do need a third party and I would support one. The question is do we have enough time to turn everything around, and who would stand for us and be our voice.

Bookworm Room : To put it bluntly, I think that the Republican Party sucks eggs. It does not represent conservatives. Instead, as James Taranto long-ago said, it represents Leftists who have a slight edge on Democrats when it comes to fiscal conservativism. The GOPers are on board with every single Progressive idea — they just think that we ought to be a little more responsible about paying as we travel down The Road to Serfdom.

Having said that, I think true conservatives lack the critical mass to create a meaningful third party, especially with a pivotal election less than a year and a half away. Moreover, in this technologically driven age, the Republican Party has the infrastructure, and that’s something that can’t quickly be replicated either.

What I’d like to see is a coup without the Republican Party. Not having previously been of a revolutionary frame of mind, I’m not quite sure how to go about doing this, but I would certainly begin with fighting vigorously in the Republican primaries to destroy every RINO, starting with Boehner and McConnell.

Interestingly, an idea that has been picking up more and more traction in the comments section at my own blog is the feeling that, true to his Chicago roots, Obama has been blackmailing people like Boehner, Roberts, and McConnell. Indeed, my readers feel that the prosecution against Hastert was a little warning to all three of them to toe the Obama line with both the trade deal and the Obamacare ruling.

I have to admit that this idea, crazy though it is, seems more and more feasible lately. It certainly explains a lot of the insanity going on at the highest level of Republican governance, including Trey Gowdy’s peculiar inept and slow Benghazi investigation.

It was Sherlock Holmes who said when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Either that, or I’m getting even more crazy than the Leftists.

The Glittering Eye : In political science there’s something called “Duverger’s law”. That’s the observed tendency of all non-proportional representation, “first past the post” representative democracies to become two party systems. The implication is that any third party is strictly a temporary phenomenon–it won’t be able to stay around long enough to gain any real influence. Add to that the reality that when the electorate is closely divided between the two surviving parties a third party tends to throw elections towards the party it is least like and you’ve got a pretty substantial argument against a third party.

Forty-five years ago I read a very interesting history of the New York State Conservative Party that outlined the circumstances peculiar to New York that made its creation a sensible move and articulated the party’s role: to nudge the Republican Party, in New York at the time very much more liberal than it is now (remember John Lindsay?), in a direction more to its liking. Unless and until we go to a proportional representation system that’s the role I’d see for any third party and I think the Tea Party is filling that role pretty effectively for the Republicans.

Don Surber: Meh

Ask Marion : It is absolutely time for the GOP to go, as did the Whig party, whom they replaced!

The GOP leadership has stabbed their base, as well as the American people in general, in the back and has sold out to the ruling elite, as have the Democrats. For anyone who doubts that or does not keep up with the day to day treachery in Washington, D.C. please read: The Time For Changing Is Now. The time for change ”is” now, and in order to save America and what freedoms we have left, the change must take place swiftly in the form of not a 3rd party but rather a new replacement party, nullifying the GOP.

The creation of a 3rd party while leaving the GOP in place would just weaken the ability of average Americans to fight for and win back what the Constitution gives us. A new party must replace the Republican party. It is something I have fought supporting for a long time, but the past couple of weeks have proven that we cannot wait any longer.

As Sarah Palin said when she was asked this same question. “;I do not wish to leave the Republican Party, but if they leave me…?!?”; Well their leadership seems to be leaving all of us, leaving me no choice but to support a new party to replace them!

Wolf Howling : It is time for a lot of things. One is a complete restructuring of our completely out of control courts. Two is a requirement that no regulation pass into effect until voted on by our elected representatives As to time for a third party, under normal circumstance, the answer would be a resounding yes. The Republican hierarchy are leading the way in enacting Obama’s second term agenda. Having voted Republicans into office in what was a historic wave election, they promptly rolled over and played dead. It is long past time for a third party. Our current crop of Republican congresscritters, as currently constituted, are a fifth column.

That said, we are on the knife’s edge of being so far transformed by Obama and the left, that to support a third party now would be to kiss America – the America envisioned by our Founders and written into our Constitution – goodbye forever. We need to vote for the most conservative candidate – and that appears to me to be either Ted Cruz or Carly Fiorina. We then have to hope against hope that it actually makes a difference in the direction our country is headed.

Well, there you have it.

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