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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Adam Carolla: Comedians will bring pendulum back from being overly PC

This Kentucky Pro-Gun Bill Will Keep Kids Safer

A new law in Kentucky will mandate that all school police officers must carry guns as part of an effort to secure the lives of the students.

Democratic Governor Andy Beshear signed the bill into law on Friday, ending months of controversy and protests from anti-gun groups and Democrats in the state legislature. The bill, however, received overwhelming bipartisan support in the Kentucky House and Senate.

Education Chairman of the Senate, Republican Max Wise, praised Beshear for signing the bill, citing the boost to school safety in the state. “This new legislation, which goes into effect immediately, is crucial to the General Assembly’s continued efforts to protect Kentucky’s children, teachers and staff by improving the safety of our schools,” he said. “I am appreciative of all those who provided the necessary input and support to see this measure come to fruition.”



Mama Duck Walks Through High School With Her Babies

'I'm going to stab everyone': Woman accused of attacking air marshal on flight to Dulles

DULLES, Va. (ABC7) — A woman has been arrested after being accused of assaulting a federal air marshal on Feb. 22 while aboard a United Airlines flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Dulles International Airport.

While on the flight, the woman allegedly said "I'm going to stab everyone on the plane. Then kill myself. I'm Palestinian! That's how we get down," according to a criminal complaint from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


Dana Ghazi Mustafa got into an altercation with a flight attendant when she refused to leave the airplane's bathroom after she was caught smoking.


Respondents To CNN Article About "Africanized Bee Attack" Complain Of Racism

Respondents to a CNN article about a swarm of Africanized bees that attacked a group of firefighters and police complained that using the term ‘Africanized bees’ was racist.

Yes, really.

The Africanized honey bee is also known colloquially as the ‘killer bee’, but the former name is scientifically accurate.

The bee was introduced into Brazil in 1956 but subsequently spread throughout North America. Africanized honey bees can chase people for a quarter of a mile and have killed around 1,000 humans.

“A group of firefighters and police that were responding to a bee sting were attacked by a swarm of nearly 40,000 Africanized bees. Three of the first responders were rushed to the hospital, while the others quickly shut down the block,” CNN tweeted.


Everything You Wanted to Know About Pete Buttigieg, But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Rhodes Scholar. Afghan vet. Mayor. An impressive resume, to be sure, but to have made the fantastic leap from local politics to the doorstep of the Oval Office – at the age of just 38 – seems altogether impossible without some serious behind-the-scenes connections.

Let’s just cut right to the chase with a couple questions that the media has glaringly failed to consider about the top-polling Democratic presidential candidate. First, the most obvious one. How on earth does a young Midwestern mayor, regardless of his polished resume, jump to the front of the serving line, past hundreds of veteran politicians who have quietly nurtured presidential ambitions inside of the Beltway their entire lives?

As The Economist emphatically stated this week, “Mr Buttigieg is ridiculously young to be doing so well.”

Second, if the mayor of South Bend, Indiana (pop. 101,166) is now in serious contention to challenge Donald Trump in November, what exactly does that say about the depth of the Democratic bench, loaded as it is with Senators, House members, Governors and various state officials with far more political experience and acumen?


'Happy to be alive': Video of high school student thanking mother for not having abortion goes viral

A high school student's video thanking her mother for not having an abortion when she had the chance has gone viral on social media.

“I enjoy every day that I’m alive, and sometimes, yeah, I get caught up in the emotions, but I’m happy to be alive, and I’m glad that I was born this way,” Marin Carter, who was born with a physical disability, can be heard saying in the footage. “I’m glad that God made me this way and gives me challenges, gives me things that I have to face."

After it was revealed that she would be born with a disability, Carter said a doctor told her four-months pregnant mother that having an abortion was still an option. Her mother, however, chose to give birth to Carter instead.


Barely Anyone Shows Up to Joe Biden’s South Carolina Rally as His “Firewall” Crumbles

Biden regularly brags that he’s the only candidate who can beat President Trump, but he can’t even draw a decent crowd at any of his events.

The turnout at Joe Biden’s Charleston, South Carolina rally on Monday was abysmal.

Biden spoke to a very small crowd at the College of Charleston amid reports his South Carolina “firewall” was crumbling.


Is AOC About To Lose Her Job?

The fact that Nancy Pelosi and her fellow establishment Dems aren't too fond of AOC and her 'squad' of female leftist ideologues is hardly news. And now that AOC has launched the first Democratic Socialist Super PAC (whoever thought we'd be writing such a sentence five years ago?) to back 'progressive' primary candidates, oftentimes against candidates backed by the DNC, including several longtime lawmakers.

With Bernie Sanders now on track to win the Democratic nomination and avert a brokered convention largely thanks to his dedicated core of fanatical supporters who believe Bernie can do no wrong, the DNC is finally being forced to confront the socialist threat on its left flank.

AOC is doing all of this to push through her nightmarish and neo-communist agenda of reforms that will ensure a much bigger government and restrictions on business that are seemingly tailor-made to tank the economy, like a federal jobs guarantee.


Cardi B joins the war on pornography

Meet the latest crusader in the war on pornography ... outspoken traditionalist Cardi B?

The rapper, who is not afraid to flaunt her body on social media or twerk during concerts, seems like an unlikely champion for the cause. In fact, she has said she enjoys watching porn. But in a couple of tweets she posted over the weekend, Cardi B revealed one of the biggest problems with internet pornography, something that both those who support and those who oppose it should unite in condemning: exploitation of children.

Cardi B tweeted that she was scrolling through a pornographic site when she saw a clip of Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen. She wrote, with a few expletives thrown in, that it made her "cringe," saying that kind of material "shouldn't be allowed."


Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Kill Confederate Holiday

Amid an ongoing debate about how Virginia should acknowledge its Confederate history, state lawmakers passed a bill Monday that scraps a 116-year-old state holiday honoring rebel generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

The House approved legislation that had already cleared the Senate, advancing the measure to Gov. Ralph Northam, who supports it. The bill designates Election Day as a state holiday instead.

“Voting is our most fundamental right as Americans — and it is past time we stopped celebrating men who worked actively to uphold the system of slavery,” Northam said in a statement. “We are one step closer to a more representative and inclusive Virginia.”


Virginia Legislature Passes Radical Abortion Bill

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s state legislature continued its streak of passing radical legislation this afternoon by passing HB980. The legislation echoes the extreme views on abortion shared by Governor Ralph Northam.
“The bill expands who can perform first trimester abortions to include, in addition to physicians, physician's assistants licensed by the Board of Medicine, and nurse practitioners or certified nurse midwives jointly licensed by the Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing. The bill eliminates all the procedures and processes, including the performance of an ultrasound, required to effect a pregnant person's informed written consent to the performance of an abortion; however, the bill does not change the requirement that a pregnant person's informed written consent first be obtained. The bill removes language classifying facilities that perform five or more first trimester abortions per month as hospitals for the purpose of complying with regulations establishing minimum standards for hospitals,” the Assembly website’s summary of the bill reads.

It's Looking as Though One Super Tuesday State Is Setting Itself Up for Voter Fraud

While all eyes were on the Nevada Caucuses, people in Super Tuesday states started receiving their absentee ballots. In places like California, voters are encouraged to vote absentee. It's been a way to garner greater political involvement and participation.

Adam Housley, a former correspondent for Fox News, said he received two ballots: one for non-party preference (NPP) and one for the libertarian ticket. What makes the scenario even more troubling? Housley said he has never registered as a libertarian.

In a state with millions of people, a small flub here and there is likely to happen, but it turns out Housley wasn't the only one who received multiple ballots..


Biden: Sanders not in 'good position' to help Democrats keep control of House if he wins nomination

Joe Biden cast doubt on 2020 Democratic presidential primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders's ability to help Democrats hold control of the House if he is the party's presidential nominee in November.

"He does have momentum," Biden told reporters on Monday. "But who, in fact, is going to be in a good position to be able to help maintain the House of Representatives and increase voters there?"

The former vice president's question echoed remarks he made in a Sunday interview, during which he claimed the Vermont senator could not both defeat President Trump and help Democrats, who currently control the House and are aiming to take the Republican-controlled Senate, gain a majority in Congress.


Is This Some Kind of Joke?

You thought Martin O’Malley liked taxes?

'We had to shield our children's eyes': Super Bowl halftime show with J.Lo, Shakira draws FCC complaints

DALLAS — "Extreme booty shaking," "pole dancing" and "S&M outfits."

That's how fans described this year's Super Bowl LIV halftime show featuring performances by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, according to the more than 1,300 complaints filed with the Federal Communications Commission in the hours following the Feb. 2 national broadcast.

"The show was not appropriate for a general audience. It was sexually explicit and would have been considered soft porn not many years ago," wrote one Wyoming viewer.

WFAA obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act request.


‘Feminist’ Elizabeth Warren backs transgender lobby over female athletes

The Democratic Party is going all-in on the culture wars, and 2020 presidential aspirant Sen. Elizabeth Warren is leading the way.

The Massachusetts Democrat has come out strongly in favor of ignoring biological sex in competitive sports and supporting transgender preferences. Warren may not become the Democratic nominee, but her position is likely a bellwether for how the rest of the party will handle the issue.

After a new bill was introduced in Arizona that would bar biologically male transgender students from competing in women’s sports, Warren came out strongly opposed. She slammed the bill as backward and bigoted:


CDC warns spread of coronavirus in US appears inevitable

Officials at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention say spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. is not a question of "if," but "when."

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the CDC's director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said the virus, called COVID-19, is "rapidly evolving and spreading" and that "successful containment at U.S. borders is becoming problematic."

Community spread of the virus, which began its spread in China, have been reported in Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, Messonnier said in a Tuesday press conference. The behavior of the virus spread outside of China has raised concern in the U.S.


Is Voter Fraud Real?

For Bernie Sanders, Nicaraguan human rights came second to Sandinista power

His attitudes toward Cuba are generating Monday's headlines, but Bernie Sanders's record on another communist authoritarian state, Nicaragua, might be even more problematic for the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner.

Where Sanders supported the Castro regime with words, he spent the 1980s providing active logistical and moral support to the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. Sanders and his supporters present this effort as simply humanitarian in nature — as support to an impoverished nation rising from the ashes of an authoritarian dictatorship.

But that's not the true story.


WCSAO: Eric Frayne Sentenced To First Degree Burglary & Assault With A Firearm

Anne Arundel public libraries CEO selected as Annapolis Pride Parade grand marshal

After fighting for LGBTQ programming at county libraries, Anne Arundel County Public Library system CEO Skip Auld will be the grand marshal for the Annapolis Pride Parade.

Annapolis Pride Chair and Founder Jeremy Browning said he wanted to recognize Auld for his fight to keep Drag Queen Story Time and other queer-friendly programs that were put “in limbo” during a months-long library board debate last year.

“Despite vocal public criticism, he never wavered in his commitment to creating libraries that are open, welcoming, and accepting places for all, especially for young people," Browning said in an Annapolis Pride announcement Monday.


'I’ve been working side by side with the president': Former White House doctor touts Trump ties in House race

President Trump's former White House doctor is touting his close ties to D.C. as he pitches himself to Texas voters in the 13th Congressional District.

"I just came from the White House. I’ve been working side by side with the president. I know all the cabinet secretaries. I have their cellphones. I know the chief of staff, the national security adviser," Ronny Jackson, who is running for the House seat currently held by retiring GOP Rep. Mac Thornberry, said at a Harley-Davidson store in Wichita Falls during a candidate forum last week.

"I can pick the phone up, and I can call them," he added. "They’re all friends of mine."


Most Americans Are Not Taking This Coronavirus Outbreak Seriously, And That Is Potentially Very Dangerous

We still don’t know if this coronavirus outbreak will become a horrific worldwide pandemic or not, but what we have seen so far is definitely very alarming. People have literally been dropping dead in the streets, the Chinese government has locked down major city after major city, and the virus kept spreading very rapidly on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan even though a strict quarantine was instituted. Scientists that have studied the virus are telling us that it “could be 20 times more lethal than the flu”, and it binds to human cell receptors much more easily than the SARS virus did. Unfortunately, because the epicenter of this crisis is on the other side of the globe, most Americans are simply not paying much attention to it. In fact, most of the people that my wife and I have been talking to and hearing from don’t think that the coronavirus is much of a threat to the United States at all.

And if the coronavirus does start to become a problem in this country, a new survey has found that most Americans are quite confident that the government can handle it
More than three in four Americans say they are very confident or somewhat confident in the US federal government’s ability to handle a coronavirus outbreak, a Gallup poll has found, a higher level of confidence than in previous health scares.

Gallup said the results were from a February 3 to February 16 poll that began just days after the Trump administration announced it would suspend entry of foreign nationals who had been to China in the previous two weeks.


Republican lawmakers stall Oregon carbon cap-and-trade bill with near no-show vote

Nearly all Republican state representatives in Oregon refused to show up to vote on a carbon cap-and-trade bill that Democrats in the state are seeking to push through the legislature.

If passed, Senate Bill 1530 would slowly decrease the limit of carbon emissions that companies in the state are allowed to create and make companies apply for "emission allowances" with the state government.

At Monday’s 11 a.m. floor session, just one Republican showed up, the Oregonian reported. State law requires a two-thirds majority of all senators to be present in order for the body to vote on resolutions or legislation. Therefore, Senate President Peter Courtney, a Democrat, decided to adjourn the chamber until Tuesday.


Trump Flips 9th Circuit Court, Leftists In Panic Mode, Legacy Judges Violate Ethics To Complain To Media

On February 12th, President Trump had his 189th, 190th, 191st, and 192nd judicial nominees confirmed by the senate. 51 of his judicial nominations have been for the federal appeals courts, and ten of those have been on the now-formerly heavy leftist 9th Circuit, where Trump has made 10 appointments in three years. He has effectively flipped the 9th circuit from wackjob leftist to sane, and this has wackjob leftists worried. Bigly.

The LA Times whines:
When President Trump ticks off his accomplishments since taking office, he frequently mentions his aggressive makeover of a key sector of the federal judiciary — the circuit courts of appeal, where he has appointed 51 judges to lifetime jobs in three years.

In few places has the effect been felt more powerfully than in the sprawling 9th Circuit, which covers California and eight other states. Because of Trump’s success in filling vacancies, the San Francisco-based circuit, long dominated by Democratic appointees, has suddenly shifted to the right, with an even more pronounced tilt expected in the years ahead.

WCSAO: Gregory Sterling Sentenced To Life

Democratic congressional candidate polls Twitter on whether pro-Trump federal employees should be fired

A Democratic congressional candidate in North Carolina deleted a tweet asking whether Trump supporters with federal positions should be removed from their jobs once the president is out of office.

Mark Judson, an accountant and retired Army officer who is running against two other Democrats for the nomination, posted the question with a Twitter poll on Sunday afternoon.

"Not proposing policy — just seeing where people are on this: In 2021, after Trump is gone, we will be able to tell who 90% of his supporters are via Social Media records," the tweet from Judson's verified account said. "Should we fire all of them from any Federal Jobs, to include the military, in order to protect the Nation?"


Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to renewed charges of 'lying to police' over 'hoax' race attack in Chicago last year

Jussie Smollett returned to a Chicago courtroom on Monday to plead not guilty to felony charges that he lied to police over a 'hoax' attack he was accused of making up last January.

Smollett, 37, has been charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct during Monday's hearing.

Moments after he arrived, Abel and Ola Osundairo - the two Nigerian brothers who say he paid them to attack him - showed up at the courthouse with their attorney.

She told last week that the pair were prepared to testify for either side in the case and that they want Smollett to 'tell the truth'.


Supreme Court to decide if faith-based adoption agencies must serve gay couples

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will decide if faith-based adoption agencies can refuse to place children with gay couples.

The case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, concerns whether the government would violate adoption agencies' First Amendment rights by forcing them to comply with policies that contradict their religious beliefs.

The case arose when Philadelphia stopped working with Catholic Social Services in March 2018. The move came only days after the city sent out a message asking for more foster parents to get involved in the city's system. The city informed the group that it would not be able to work with it unless it agreed to serve gay couples seeking children.


Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver To Fight Cancer Diagnosis

While I have fielded multiple phone calls over the past two weeks from concerned friends and citizens I chose to leave Bob's diagnosis a private matter. It takes time to get second and third opinions and believe me, each diagnosis has changed for the better.

Bob isn't going anywhere. He is your County Executive and he will remain as such. I can assure you if there comes a day Bob can't perform his duties he will step aside. However, in the mean time he's fine. Just look at Governor Hogan. His diagnosis was a lot worse. He fought it and he has survived, as will Bob. 

So stop the rumors. Let Bob allow the professionals to do their due diligence and in the near future he can at his choosing let everyone know where his health stands. In the mean time, offer your thoughts and prayers for a recovery and peace of mind. 

‘Burn it down’: 4 Republican women run for Congress to counter socialist Dems

Four women are running for Congress as the “conservative squad,” hoping to be a foil to the four left-wing Democrats who are collectively known as the “squad” or sometimes the “socialist squad.”

The conservative women are Jessica Taylor, who is running for retiring Rep. Martha Robey’s seat in Alabama’s second district; former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, seeking to represent the North Star State’s 7th district; Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel’s Corps of Cadets, of South Carolina’s first district; and the first female mayor of Irving, Texas, Beth Van Duyne, now hoping to represent the Lone Star State’s 24th district.

“I won’t just drain the swamp – I’ll burn it down,” Taylor says in one of her viral campaign ads. She is featured torching the “sham articles of impeachment” with a (presumably theatrical) flame-thrower that says “TRUMP.”


Federal court strikes blow to atheist activists attacking religious monuments

A federal court ruled on Feb. 19 that a religious monument in a Florida city park does not violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. In an important victory for religious liberty, the 11th Circuit decided that the Bayview Cross, a 34-foot Latin cross erected in 1941, can remain standing. The monument represents the city of Pensacola’s history and serves as a symbol of hope. It was originally built to commemorate Easter sunrise services, a traditional Christian holiday.

In 2016, an atheist group sued to have the cross removed from the park and argued that it violated the establishment clause. Surprisingly, a district court judge ruled in the group’s favor and said the monument must come down because “the City’s maintenance of the cross violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.”

Becket, a religious liberty organization, took on the case in defense of Pensacola and the Bayview Cross, arguing that while the establishment clause is certainly vital, a monument with religious undertones showcases historical value and authenticity and is not an attempt by the city to establish a formal religion.


American Gun Ownership: The Positive Impacts of Law-Abiding Citizens Owning Firearms

It’s no secret that mainstream press coverage of gun ownership in the United States tends to be in favor of gun control – especially when those reporting on the topic are not firearm owners themselves. Journalists focus on how many people are killed by guns, how many children get their hands on improperly stored firearms, and how many deranged individuals go on shooting sprees.

This anti-gun news bias is widespread among the “urban elite” who have very little personal experience with guns and yet write for influential newspapers like The New York Times, Washington Post, etc. Despite this bias, law-abiding private citizens owning guns does have positive impacts on American society that often go unreported – many of which are significant.

Criminals and the Armed Citizen

Perhaps the most notable impact of gun ownership on American society is how it influences the behavior of criminals.


White House spokesman: 'We know there are people actively working against' Trump in government

A top White House spokesman faced questions about whether the Trump administration is working on removing "deep state" actors from the federal government.

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley was asked Monday morning on Fox News's America's Newsroom about a report on how President Trump and his allies have compiled lists of disloyal government officials they want fired.

"The president has been pretty clear about the fact that he wants people in this administration who want to forward his agenda. Donald Trump was the only one elected. He was the only one the American people voted for. They didn’t vote for somebody at any of these other agencies," the spokesman said.


'D.C. Sniper' Malvo can seek parole after change in Virginia law

Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he took part in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area, will get a chance to seek parole in Virginia following a change in state law enacted on Monday, preempting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the matter.

The change, signed by Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, allows people like Malvo, now 35, who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for offenses committed before age 18 to ask for release after 20 years.

He also received a sentence of life in prison without parole in Maryland, which is not affected by the Virginia law.


Trump Starts Implementing Ban on Welfare-Dependent Immigration to U.S.

President Trump’s administration on Monday started implementing the federal regulation geared toward stopping likely welfare-dependent legal immigrants from permanently resettling in the United States.

After the U.S. Supreme Court gave the green light for the regulation, the Trump administration has now begun applying what is known as the “Public Charge” rule — a rule whereby legal immigrants are less likely to secure a permanent residency in the U.S. if they have used any forms of welfare in the past, including any cash benefits for income maintenance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)– otherwise known as food stamps, Medicaid, and certain taxpayer-funded housing programs.

Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said in a statement that the Public Charge rule is merely a continuation of “longstanding law” dating back to the 1800s. Most recently in 1996, a rule demanding legal immigrants be self-sufficient was codified into federal statute but has hardly ever been enforced. Cuccinelli said:

"This rule enforces long-standing law requiring aliens to be self-sufficient, reaffirming the American ideals of hard work, perseverance, and determination. It also offers clarity and expectations to aliens considering a life in the United States and will help protect our public benefits programs."


Frank Feather III Sentenced For Attempted Armed Robbery and First Degree Assault

White House asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus

The Trump administration announced Monday night that it will ask Congress for "at least $2.5 billion" in additional funding to fight the coronavirus.

The request indicates that the administration is seeking to step up its response to the virus as it spreads to more countries.

However, the request met quick resistance from Democrats. Just $1.25 billion of the request is for new funding, with the rest requested to be taken from existing health programs, including $535 million from fighting Ebola.

"The Trump administration’s request for emergency funding is woefully insufficient to protect Americans from the deadly coronavirus outbreak," said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).


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