Here are actual facts from an eyewitness, via PJMedia. The eyewitness is Will Estrada, Loudoun County Republican Committee Chairman; he also was invited to give the invocation at the rally. This is what he posted on his Facebook page about the baby incident [emphasis in the PJMedia quote]. Estrada’s Facebook post is here.
As part of the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons deal with Iran, the US paid a $400 million ransom for four Americans who were being held by Iran on trumped up charges. Naturally, the administration denies the ransom aspect. It also denies that the ransom was part of the weapons deal, insisting that the all-cash payment, in euros, Swiss francs, and other unnamed currencies (because doing this in $US would be a violation of Federal law—a felony) and flown to Tehran in a cargo plane from which all national markings had been removed was part of a separate arms deal settlement. That the three things—the nuclear weapons deal, the cash payment, and the Americans’ release all happened together was just a coincidence. Nothing to see here, move along.
Here’s an example.
The vice president of the Student Government Association at the University of Houston was punished by the Student Senate for a Facebook post that read, “Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter.”
UofH’s response at the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement?
[A] 50-day suspension beginning August 1, mandatory attendance of a diversity workshop, mandatory attendance of three cultural events per month, a reflection letter, and a public presentation at the Student Government Association meeting on September 28[.]
Walter Russell Mead had some thoughts while ruminating on some remarks made by Pope Francis as the latter was enroute to Poland. He quoted Francis:
…the world is at war because it has lost the peace.
To be clear: Francis wasn’t talking about have misplaced the peace; he was referring to our having lost the struggle for peace—both the struggle that is peace vs war and the struggle for generating out of that peace freedom, prosperity, and stability.
[W]e have lost the peace. It is an interesting counterpoint to the Democratic establishment’s celebration of itself and its wisdom last night [the third night of the Democratic Party Convention].
But our Betters do. No less a light than House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) says so, so it must be so.
I think that, so many times, white—non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose[.]
Because it’s not in our interest—not in the interest of any American, but hey: this Democrat is playing the race card—to insist on our right to keep and bear even as Democrats confirm the need with their constant attempts to disarm us.
[T]he DNC finally apologized for “inexcusable remarks made over email,” saying it “does not—and will not—tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates.”
Sure. But—carefully—there’s not a syllable of apology for the Party’s actual bias toward a disfavored candidate, nor is there a minim of an apologetic word about the Party’s overt behavior toward a disfavored candidate in acting on that bias. There’s only this expression of regret for some words.
NASA researcher Mark Richardson has completed a study which compares historical observations with climate model output, and has concluded that historical observations have to be adjusted, to reconcile them with the climate models.
Who you gonna believe—me, or your lying data?
Character assassination, lies, and double dealing rather than honest debate about policies and policy execution. That’s the way this party proceeds. Below are three Democratic National Committee emails, in a single thread, that illustrate the Democratic Party’s perfidy (heads up: the Subject Lines might not be Safe for Work). This is how they treat their own. Imagine how they’ll treat other Americans.
…triggered by a Wall Street Journal article about Michelle Obama’s expected commentary at the Democratic Party Convention.
Democrats have drafted a platform that makes race a key issue, calling for a “societal transformation to make it clear that black lives matter” and saying racial income and wealth gaps “are the result of policies that discriminate against people of color.”
But not all lives, as the Black Lives Matter movement has made clear.
Never mind that those discriminatory policies—minimum wage law positions, for instance—target people of color in particular and that they’re universally and long-standing Democrat policies.
And now these wonderful people are actively going after babies, too.
After demanding immediate emergency funding [for developing a vaccine with which to combat the zika virus, which causes babies in infected pregnant women to be born badly disabled with malformed brains] for months, they walked out on their own bill on Thursday to use the issue as a campaign bludgeon against Republicans.
All for their personal political gain.
As of 7 July, 649 women in the US and territories have evidence of a Zika infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those numbers are certain to rise in the summer months….