Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ian Reisner, one of the two gay hoteliers facing boycott calls for hosting an event for Senator Ted Cruz, who is adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, apologized to the gay community for showing “poor judgment.”
Mr. Reisner put the apology on Facebook, where a page calling for a boycott of his properties, the gay-friendly OUT NYC hotel and his Fire Island Pines holdings, had gotten more than 8,200 “likes” by Sunday evening. (New York Times, 4/27/2015)
--A flower shop run by conservative Christians cannot refuse to service a gay wedding.
--A gay couple cannot host a Republican presidential candidate.
The Gay Mafia strikes again!
These include Mr. Tsarnaev’s youth, since he was 19 at the time of the bombings; his rootless family and the powerful influence of Tamerlan, who was killed during a shootout with the police; and the idea that a lifetime spent at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colo., which is known as ADX and is the nation’s toughest federal prison, would be hellish and perhaps worse than death. (New York Times, 4/27/2015)
Let's see, in prison Tsarnaev would get access to the library, Muslim cuisine, television, GED courses, etc.
No, we think death is worse. Let's go with death.
Months after President Obama formally declared that the United States’ long war against the Taliban was over in Afghanistan, the American military is regularly conducting airstrikes against low-level insurgent forces and sending Special Operations troops directly into harm’s way under the guise of “training and advising.” (New York Times, 4/29/2015)
This is the way it is with Obama and other Liberals. They will slander Bush and Cheney, secretly adopt the same policies and then lie about it.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A"Vermont Voter Exploratory Republican Presidential Preference Polling Ballot" is received. Here are the potential Republican Nominees listed. RedStateVT has added their racial and sex identifiers (as Democrats would want):
Kelly Ayotte - white, but a woman
Haley Barbour - white guy
John Bolton - white guy
Jeb Bush - white guy, but married to a Hispanic woman
Herman Cain - millionaire black guy
Ben Carson - awesome black guy
Chris Christie - white guy
Ted Cruz - Hispanic-American guy
Mitch Daniels - white guy
Newt Gingrich - white guy
Lindsey Graham - white guy
Nikki Haley - Indian - American woman
Mike Huckabee - white guy
Bobby Jindal - Indian - American guy
John Kasich - white guy
Peter King - white guy
Susana Martinez - Hispanic woman
Sarah Palin - white, but a woman
George Pataki - white guy
Rand Paul - white guy
Ron Paul - white guy's father
Tim Pawlenty - white guy
Mike Pence - white guy
Rick Perry - white guy
Condi Rice - black woman
Marco Rubio - Hispanic-American guy
Brian Sandoval - white guy
Rick Santorum - white guy
Tim Scott - black guy
John Thune - white guy
Donald Trump - rich white guy
Scott Walker - white guy
Allen West - kick a** black guy
So if our math is correct, the ballot includes thirty-three potential Republican candidates. Twenty of the thirty-three are white guys, hence by Democrat rules of identity politics, not ideal candidates for the highest office in the country. (We excluded Jeb Bush, giving him credit for marrying a Mexican - American.) Meaning that almost 40% of potential Republican candidates are candidates of "diversity!"
Now let's look at the potential Democrat party slate:
Hillary Clinton - white woman
Elizabeth Warren - white woman
Martin O'Malley - white guy
Bernie Sanders - old white guy
So while half the Democrats are women, both of these are white! Meaning that there are no "people of color" among potential Democrat contenders. Ergo, the Democrat party is racist.
(Correction: RedStateVT has just learned that Elizabeth (She's a fighter!) Warren is a Native American. We regret the error.)
Saturday, April 25, 2015
In a blockbuster interview last night, former Olympian Bruce Jenner revealed shocking news:
He is a Republican!
Upon hearing the confession from Jenner, the shock on the face of interviewer Diane Sawyer, a Grande Dame of the Liberal State Media, was there for all to see. Her lips began moving, but no sound came out. Doubly down, Jenner then said: "I believe in the Constitution" whereupon Sawyer immediately fell to the ground. Parts of her body began to involuntarily convulse. Sawyer apparently never has come face-to-face with a Republican and certainly never expected to find one in California. It was must-see TV as they say.
(By the way, during the course of the two hour interview, Jenner also revealed that he is a woman.)
Friday, April 10, 2015
In response, President Obama is calling for an end to such therapies aimed at “repairing” gay, lesbian and transgender youth. His decision on the issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights. (New York Times, 4/9/2015)
Obama continues to focus on the issues that a majority of Americans agree are the most important ones facing the country. Gays, lesbians and transgendered people (is that the one where guys dress up in ladies clothes?) now make up 48% of the population. Experts predict that within five years they will be a majority.
The federal investigation into the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge appears to be coming to a head, with an announcement of indictments as early as next week.
Mr. Christie’s political ambitions wait on Mr. Fishman. As the investigation has dragged on, the governor has pushed past the dates he set for a decision on whether to run for president in 2016. (New York Times, 4/9/2015)
Fortunately for Hillary Clinton, no investigations will impede her upcoming run for president. Not Benghazi. Not shady donations to the Clinton foundation. Not deleted e-mails. Not Bill's sleazy pedophilia friend. It's clear sailing.
But the reality of modern Democrat foreign policy is—Speak softly and claim to carry a big stick, which you have no intention of ever using. (Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal, 4/9/2015)
The real Obama Doctrine.
Confessed murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will now be the one pleading for his life after a federal jury took just 11 hours to find him guilty of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath that left four dead and 260 maimed and injured.
In a silent courtroom, a clerk read aloud the verdict finding Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of all 30 counts including conspiracy, use of a weapon of mass destruction and the murders of restaurant manager Krystle Marie Campbell, 29, Boston University graduate student Lingzi Lu, 23, and Martin Richard, 8 at the marathon finish line, as well as MIT Police Officer Sean Collier three days later. (BostonHerald.com, 4/8/2015)
Are we the only ones who recall that Dzhokhar ran over his wounded brother, killing him, while trying to escape from the police? Why wasn't he charged with THAT murder also? And when will this Muslim on Muslim violence stop?
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
But it is also true that Mr. Cotton and other Republicans benefited from millions in campaign spending in 2014 by several pro-Israel Republican billionaires and other influential American donors who helped them topple Democratic opponents. (New York Times, 4/5/2015)
The New York Times breaks the bombshell story that Republicans accept campaign contributions from people who share their views on issues such as Israel. No word yet as to whether Democrats do the same.
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a possible Republican presidential candidate, said it was “probably the best deal that Barack Obama could get with the Iranians because the Iranians don’t fear” him. (New York Times, 4/6/2015)
This is exactly the point: America's adversaries do not fear Obama. America, and the world, are weaker as a result. Liberals derided Ronald Reagan and George Bush as "cowboys" but you better believe that the world's bad actors took notice.
The White House says that now that it has the specific outlines of a deal, it will have an easier time allaying lawmakers’ concerns. It plans to shower them with technical detail and essentially argue that the accord is the only alternative to war. (New York Times, 4/6/2015)
Obama is notorious for his use of straw men and false comparisons to make whatever idiotic point he is trying to make. A bad deal or war? That is ridiculous. Here's another idea: How about no deal with the Iranians and a tightening of sanctions?
Warning “you can’t just hide” from the problem of workplace sexism, Ellen Pao says Silicon Valley must continue to work on the issues brought up in her loss to venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a much-watched gender-bias trial.
“You need to work through these issues,” Ms. Pao said in her first interview since the March 27 verdict, “because they are here and they’re not going to go away.” (Wall Street Journal, 4/6/2015)
What issues, exactly? Pao lost. On every count! Kleiner Perkins was found not guilty and Pao's allegation were deemed baseless. What issues do we need to work through? Perhaps the ones that involve baseless charges of discrimination by radical feminists. Let's "work through" that issue.
“Civil-rights laws are turned upside down when used to harass small businesses with minority viewpoints,” says Mr. Epstein. “These viewpoints need constitutional space between them and the relentless ambitions of an ascendant gay rights movement that seems to have quickly forgotten that its members were once on the receiving end of the unthinking and abusive exercise of state criminal law.” (New York University law professor Richard Epstein, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, 4/7/2015)
Echoing our favorite comment from a brave gay man who said: "We used to be bullied. Now we are the bullies."
Friday, April 3, 2015
President Obama had set March 31 as a deadline for reaching a political accord to define the main terms of a final, comprehensive agreement due by the end of June. The Obama administration has extended that self-imposed deadline. (New York Times, 4/2/2015)
When is a deadline not a deadline? When it is an Obama deadline.
Here is all you need to know about a nuclear deal with Iran:
--Obama will give away more than he will get.
--The Iranians will cheat on whatever deal is reached.
“Right now, he has no foreign policy legacy,” said Cliff Kupchan, an Iran specialist who has been tracking the talks as chairman of the Eurasia Group, a consulting firm. “He’s got a list of foreign policy failures. A deal with Iran and the ensuing transformation of politics in the Middle East would provide one of the more robust foreign policy legacies of any recent presidencies. It’s kind of all in for Obama. He has nothing else. So for him, it’s all or nothing.”
An agreement with Iran remains the most promising goal left in a foreign policy agenda that has unraveled since Mr. Obama took office. Rather than building a new partnership with Russia, he faces a new cold war. Rather than ending the war in Iraq, he has sent American forces back to fight the Islamic State, though primarily from the air. Rather than defeating Al Qaeda, he finds himself chasing its offshoots. Rather than forging peace in the Middle East, he said recently that is beyond his reach. (New York Times, 4/3/2015)
Somewhat amazingly the Times reports the foreign policy failures that comprise the real Obama legacy. Which explain why he is so desperate for any deal with Iran, even one that disadvantages the U.S. and Israel.
Senator Harry Reid, the Senate Democratic leader who announced his retirement last week, settled into a corner booth at the Triple George Grill here, his faced masked by dark sunglasses, evidence of lingering injuries from a workout accident that left him blind in one eye. For the next hour, in a conversation that veered from Washington to Nevada and back again, Mr. Reid made clear that he would deploy all of his resources to make sure Democrats hold on to his seat — critical to any hopes his party has of winning back the Senate in 2016. (New York Times, 4/2/2015)
The New York Times writes a love letter to Harry Reid. No mention - none - of his lies about Mitt Romney. No mention of his nuclear waste deal with Obama. No mention of how he became a millionaire while in office. No mention of his scurrilous attacks on the Koch brothers.