Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How Many BLTs Are There in America? A RedStateVT Study

With the Liberal Media brimming daily with stories about BLTs (Bi-sexuals, Lesbians, Transgenders) you probably wondered - as did the editors at RedStateVT - just how many individuals of each category there are here in America. 

Well, wonder no more. 

A ground-breaking study using state-of-the-art statistical analysis has recently been completed by RedStateVT which answers this question. The results may surprise you.

RedStateVT developed a proprietary sampling methodology which for competitive reasons we will not disclose. We can say, however, that our approach was to first tabulate the frequency of stories about BLTs in the New York Times and on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC and then to compare this number to overall U.S. demographics.

Here are the results:

Bisexuals - 29%

Lesbians - 21%

Transgenders - 12%

Not BLT - 51%

(Note - numbers do not add up to 100% due to rounding and overlap between BLTs, i.e. some Bisexuals are also Lesbians, some Transgenders are also Bisexual.)

Clearly America is at a tipping point. RedStateVT predicts that within 18 months, the "Not BLT" group will be less than 50%.

Other predictions:

Hillary Clinton will be the first bi-sexual president.

Vermont will have a transgender governor before the end of 2015.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The America Our Grandparents Built Is Gone

How Gay Marriage Succeeded
The Gay Media (New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, etc.) likes to say that Americans have evolved on the issue of gay marriage and now a majority support it. They cite polls (taken in places like San Francisco and Fire Island) to make the case. But we doubt that the support is anywhere near the levels talked about. What the gay marriage movement has done is not to engage in a fair dialog with the public on the issue. Instead, it has undertaken a campaign of fear and intimidation. Have doubts about gay marriage? Homophobe! Bigot! You are attacked publicly and your livelihood is threatened. In the face of such attacks you may not change your mind, but you certainly go silent. We like to quote the brave gay man from several years ago who said: "We used to be bullied, now we are the bullies."

We also loved the following analysis describing what gay marriage advocates accomplished:

... convinced a critical mass of the public that there is only one side in this debate, despite the fact that the side claiming the monopoly had only existed in any meaningful form for perhaps 20 years.

... convinced a critical mass of the public that race and sexual orientation are directly analogous.

... branded opponents as simple “bigots” for daring to hold a different view on a live political issue, going so far as to take punitive action against those who did not adopt the “correct” viewpoint.

... portrayed the battle as, literally, love versus hate. 
(Tom Garrett, theaxisofego.com, 6/27/2015)

A reminder...RedStateVT's creed: Love whoever you love, stop talking about your sexuality.

Ever notice how Liberals keep making up new "rights" but taking away ones they don't like?

Abortion is a right. Health care is a right. Gay marriage is a right.

Drinking a large soda is not a right.

Say So
Mr. Obama himself says: “When you talk to people who actually are enrolled in a new marketplace plan, the vast majority of them like their coverage. The vast majority are satisfied.”

And the polls indeed show that 74% of ObamaCare’s eight million enrollees are “satisfied” with their plans, because the polls fail to count the 12 million who are eligible but decline to enroll.

Of the eight million who have signed up, some 87% are receiving taxpayer subsidies. In other words, they are getting health care partly or wholly at someone else’s expense. (Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal, 6/24/2015)

We've mused about this very point many times. Obamacare is working! People are getting health care paid for by someone else! And they like it!

Just One Day at The New York Times: June 29, 2015
Jubilant Marchers at Gay Pride Parades Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling 
Fashion World Reacts to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Smile and Say Same-Sex Marriage: Photo Editor’s Notebook
Same-Sex Marriage Is A Right: Readers React
With Same-Sex Decision, Evangelical Churches Address New Reality
On the Ground: Where Same-Sex Couples Live
Was This the Right Way to Legalize Gay Marriage?
Review: ‘Larry Kramer in Love & Anger,’ Portrait of the Rebel as Gay Activist
Fate of Domestic Partner Benefits in Question After Marriage Ruling
Frank Bruni: Our Weddings, Our Worth

Sunday, June 28, 2015

RedStateVT: Cloud-Based Solutions to Fight Liberals

“The court’s decision reflects the philosophy that judges should endure whatever interpretive distortions it takes in order to correct a supposed flaw in the statutory machinery.” 

"...this Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years. The somersaults of statutory interpretation they have performed (“penalty” means tax, “further [Medicaid] payments to the State” means only incremental Medicaid payments to the State, “established by the State” means not established by the State) will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence. 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 Scalia
“These justices know that limiting marriage to one man and one woman is contrary to reason; they know that an institution as old as government itself, and accepted by every nation in history until 15 years ago, cannot possibly be supported by anything other than ignorance or bigotry.” 

Pseudo-Conservative Roberts
“The court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the states and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs. Just who do we think we are?”

More Pseudo-Conservative Roberts
“Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be.” 

Some Alito
“It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent.”

The conservatives on the Supreme Court argue positions based on logic. Liberals argue based on emotion.

Among the next cases to come before the Court:

- A man wants to marry his cat.
- Gay couple sues priest for refusing to perform church wedding.

Not if, when. 

Meanwhile Back in Corruptland
The State Department said on Thursday that 15 emails sent or received by Hillary Rodham Clinton were missing from records that she has turned over, raising new questions about whether she deleted work-related emails from the private account she used exclusively while in office. (New York Times, 6/27/2015)

OK, here's the thing. We don't think Hillary Clinton should be president for the following reason:

She is always losing things. We cannot have a president who is so careless. First it was the Rose Law firm billing records. Now it is the Benghazi e-mails. 

Presidents should be more organized.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Makes It Official: Words No Longer Mean Anything

“The system that our founders put together, which was follow the Constitution and three equal but separate branches of government that each have their own specific role, is over. We no longer live in that America. That is done now.” 
Glen Beck

"We live in a different country, and I don't remember moving."
Ann Coulter, channeling Ronald Reagan

"I dissent."
Justice Anton Scalia

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sins and Slanders

President Barack Obama in 2014 said Mr. Gruber was “some adviser who never worked on our staff.” Mr. Gruber told Congress last year he disagreed with the widespread characterization of his role as the “architect” of Mr. Obama’s health-care plan.
“Thank you for being an integral part of getting us to this historic moment,” according to Sept. 9, 2009 email to Mr. Gruber from Jeanne Lambrew, a top Obama administration health adviser who worked at HHS and the White House. In a November 2009 email, she called Mr. Gruber “our hero.” (Wall Street Journal, 6/22/2015)

We already knew that Jonathan Gruber was a liar. Now we have confirmation that President Obama is also a liar. 

Battle Lines
Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina on Monday called for removal of a Confederate battle flag from the State Capitol grounds, taking sides on an emotional issue, after the white man accused of killing nine black people was seen brandishing that flag in widely circulated pictures. (New York Times, 6/22/2015)

We like Nikki Haley but she engages in Liberal logic here. So if the killer had posted Facebook pictures of himself with the American flag would Liberals call for a ban on that flag too?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Listen and Understand

Deliver Us From Evil
One by one, they looked to the screen in a corner of the courtroom on Friday, into the expressionless face of the young man charged with making them motherless, snuffing out the life of a promising son, taking away a loving wife for good, bringing a grandmother’s life to a horrific end. And they answered him with forgiveness. (New York Times, 6/20/2015)

The sight of Christians forgiving the man who murdered their relatives and friends amazes us, but it should not. That is what true Christians do and it is extraordinarily humbling. In an age where progressive secularism has become ascendant in some places and radical Islam in others, the world needs more Christians.

Other thoughts:
Because the Charleston killer apparently used a handgun, Liberals cannot go off on their usual rants about assault weapons. So instead they have decided to exploit the tragedy by pointing to the Confederate flag. Sorry, we don't see the connection.

Atheist Bill Maher has reportedly found the (real) guilty party. According to Maher it is Fox News. He got us wondering though, if Fox News is responsible for white on black crime, does that mean MSNBC is responsible for black on white crime? Liberal logic.

In a Name
Mr. Obama’s power as his party’s most important figure was on display after the speech to the mayors’ conference. A fund-raiser at the home of Tom Steyer, a hedge fund manager and environmentalist, drew about 50 guests, who paid $10,000 to $33,400 to hear Mr. Obama speak. (New York Times, 6/20/2015)

So Tom Steyer has now been reborn as a "hedge fund manager and environmentalist." We are guessing that means that the Koch brothers are henceforth going to be described by the New York Times as "billionaire philanthropists.

But we would be wrong...

Down and Out
As secretary of state, she helped Obama push the Trans-Pacific Partnership that is at the center of the current trade fight. In Australia in 2012, she was effusive, saying that the trade pact “sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world’s total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment.”

Now Hillary says she is unsure about the pact and would likely oppose giving President Obama the special authority to negotiate trade deals for an up-or-down vote in Congress. (Maureen Dowd, New York Times, 6/20/2015)

Thanks to Maureen Dowd for reminding us who Hillary Clinton is. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Sunlight Brightly Gleams

Going Mobile
After delivering a frustrated speech about gun violence in Washington D.C., President Obama traveled to Santa Monica for a fundraiser with Hollywood star Tyler Perry.

During the speech, he called for his supporters to mobilize against gun violence in order to change the current political environment that refused to act. (Breitbart.com, 6/19/2015)

Asking Hollywood to mobilize against gun violence is akin to asking heroin addicts to mobilize against smack. It is not going to happen. Hollywood is addicted to guns.

Also, write this down. At some point in the future we will learn that the South Carolina shooter was obsessed with violent video games. As are most of these mass murderers. Liberals want to make the issue about guns, but guns are not the problem. Cultural decay is the problem.

RedStateVT Responds!
Loyal Liberal reader Global View recently takes a swipe at Republicans over Obamacare and the whole "pre-existing conditions" canard. We have written about this before, but we will do it again as a public service.

It goes like this:
As long as you as a responsible citizen maintained health insurance coverage continuously, you could not be denied coverage because you had a pre-existing condition. Have health insurance through your employer, but lost your job? No problem. Under COBRA you could maintain coverage. Subsequently get a job, but your employer did not offer health insurance? No problem again. You could purchase individual health insurance in fifty states. 

You could only be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition if you did NOT maintain continuous coverage. The reason is obviously because failure to do so represented an uninsurable risk to the insurance company, i.e. if allowed, no one would buy health insurance until they got sick. 

So what Obamacare has done is to legitimize irresponsible behavior. But then again, that is what Liberals always do.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton: "I IDENTIFY as your president..."

Pushing Her Buttons
In a sprawling park 30 miles outside Moscow, President Vladimir V. Putin welcomed the country’s first high-tech military exposition on Tuesday, announcing in his opening remarks that Russia would add 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear stockpile this year. (New York Times, 6/17/2015)

RedStateVT: Secretary Clinton, the New York Times just reported that Russian President Putin is increasing that country's nuclear arsenal. Is this a failure of your 'Russian Reset' policy?

RedStateVT: Madame Secretary?

Clinton: I want to be president of ALL Americans!

RedStateVT: But Madame Secretary, we were asking about the apparent failure of your Russian Reset policy trumpeted during your tenure as Secretary of State. And as a follow-up, please explain how voters should feel about your ability to enact a robust and effective foreign policy as president.

RedStateVT: Madame Secretary?

Clinton: I would like to show everyone pictures of my lovely granddaughter....

Black and White
White Gunman Sought in Killing of 9 at Black Church in Charleston, S.C. (New York Times headline, 6/18/2015)

So has the New York Times EVER written a headline that said: Black Gunman Sought in Killing of White? We cannot remember. 

Pope Francis, in Sweeping Encyclical, Calls for Swift Action on Climate Change (New York Times headline, 6/18/2015)

Liberals are falling all over themselves with this announcement. Some may even return to the church. 

"Climate deniers can no long ignore the reality of climate change; even the pope says so!"

By the way, what does the pope say about gay marriage and abortion?

Obama Looks at Adding Bases and Troops in Iraq, to Fight ISIS (New York Times headline, 6/12/2015)

Code Pink....where is Code Pink? Cindy Sheehan? Cindy? Anyone seen Cindy lately?

The State-Controlled Media is hysterical over the candidacy of novelty Republican Donald Trump. Trump will NEVER poll higher than 5%, but CNN practically did a one hour special yesterday ginning up a non-existent Trump vs. Bush feud. 

Meanwhile, Democrat novelty candidate Colonel Bernie Sanders is polling at 30% in New Hampshire!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton: Wife, Mother, Grandmother...and a Woman, Too!

Slip Sliding
As it turned out, the biggest challenge to securing that legacy has been at home, and not overseas, as Mr. Obama’s fellow Democrats last week shot down legislation crucial to finalizing the trade agreement on the grounds that it would hurt rather than help America. Unless he can convince scores of Democrats to change their votes in the coming days, the centerpiece of his much-touted re-engagement with Asia will slip away along with one of the last chances he has to leave his imprint on the world before leaving office. (New York Times, 6/15/2015)

Democrat opposition to Obama's trade agreement is couched in terms of wanting to preserve American manufacturing jobs. In reality it is a subtle form of racism cynically directed toward an ambitious young black president with the sole aim of denying him a major foreign policy achievement. 

We've got that correct, right?

(Jeb Bush) struggled in his first year at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., drinking alcohol and smoking a lot of marijuana... (New York Times, 6/15/2015)

Next up, an in-depth look at the youthful Barack Obama's use of cocaine, revealed in his own book. Just kidding...the "in-depth look" part.

In her first interview since being accused of misrepresenting her racial background and stepping down as an N.A.A.C.P. official, Rachel A. Dolezal did not back down on Tuesday, stating “I identify as black,” although she comes from a white family. (New York Times, 6/16/2015)

Liberals may dismiss this story as no big deal; a tale of a misguided woman; or even say, hey, what's the problem as long as she's down for the cause. (On another planet, Al Sharpton questions Dolezal's parents...) But the issue is that this is what Liberalism has wrought: there are no absolutes anymore. Everything is gray, subject to interpretation or even 'normal.' Hence, Bruce Jenner is no longer a man, Rachel Dolezal is no longer white, an unborn child is not a child, marriage is not just between a man and a woman. The list goes on and covers not just sociology, but politics, foreign policy and every facet of life. Yes, the Palestinians call for the destruction of Israel, but Israel is wrong to defend itself. Yes, the Iranian mullahs have lied about their nuclear program, but that is no reason not to do a deal with them. Yes, millions have entered the country illegally, but we need to grant them amnesty. Yes, we would prefer that our teenagers not smoke marijuana, but we should legalize it. Welcome to the America that Liberals have fashioned. 

Party On
Such is the state of a party in which Barack Obama is the extreme-right flank. (Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, 6/16/2015)

Liberal friends constantly remind us that they used to be Republicans before the party became too extreme. So now are they no longer Democrats?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hillary: I want to represent Americans who are not multi-millionaires like me

Hillary Highlights
“The top 25 hedge fund managers make more than all of America’s kindergarten teachers combined, often paying a lower tax rate.” 

...and you may remember that my son-in-law Marc works for a hedge fund.

“When does my family get ahead?” When? I say now.”

...and that is why the Clinton Foundation is ready to accept your donations today.

“As your president, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep Americans safe.”

I've learned from the mistakes I made in Benghazi where four Americans were killed on my watch.

“I may not be the youngest person running for president. But I will be the youngest woman president. And the first grandmother as well.”

Remember that you read it here first: when the campaign hits a rough spot, grandbaby Charlotte makes her first appearance. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

RedStateVT: Racist Democrats Block Obama's Trade Deal

Yet in the end, after years of frustration with Republicans blocking his ideas in Congress, President Obama on Friday found the most sweeping legislative initiative left on his agenda thwarted not by the opposition but by his own party. If not for his fellow Democrats, Mr. Obama would have a landmark trade bill heading to his desk for signature. (New York Times, 6/13/2015)

We know it is true because Charles Blow, Eugene Robinson and the crew at MSNBC have been telling us so for years. Rejection of Obama's agenda is due to racism. Here Democrats are guilty. We have that correct, right fellas?

As several elected officials join the throngs expected to gather to hear Mrs. Clinton deliver a major address on her vision for the country, Mr. de Blasio will be in Brooklyn on city business. (New York Times, 6/13/2015)

Actually Hillary has a similar problem as Obama. Namely, her own party does not much care for her. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Interior of Things

Abortion rights groups have been leery in recent years of taking their battles to the increasingly conservative Supreme Court. (New York Times, 6/11/2015)

The last two appointees were Sonia Sotomayer (2009) and Elena Kagan (2010)...yet the Supreme Court is "increasingly conservative." Does the New York Times even have a fact checker? How about an editor?

The Trips
In private conversations with acquaintances, she has given the impression of not especially enjoying the klieg-light life in the White House even as she is criticized periodically for foreign trips, like the one she will take this month to England and Italy with her mother and daughters for a mix of official events and sightseeing, partly subsidized by taxpayers as other first ladies’ trips have been. (New York Times, 6/11/2015)

Poor beleaguered Michelle Obama. You never heard the graceful Laura Bush complain and she took just as much abuse as the endlessly aggrieved Michelle.

And what the Times does not tell you - because it is a hopelessly biased paper - is that the criticism of Michelle's trips was over the gaudy spectacle of her and her daughters and her daughters' friends partying in Europe while America was mired in a recession. 

Bill Clinton Says He Will Stop Giving Paid Speeches if Hillary Wins, Will Not Stop Chasing Women (New York Times and RedStateVT, 6/11/2015)

Emotional Rescue
It took a long time for Hillary Rodham Clinton to fully understand the story of her mother’s devastating childhood. But now, four years after her death, Dorothy’s story is forming the emotional foundation of her daughter’s campaign for president, and will be a central theme in her big kickoff speech on Saturday. (New York Times, 6/12/2015)

The Clinton Campaign Pity Party continues. Next up: The time Chelsea gave Hillary the devastating news that her baby had colic.

Tomorrow in the New York Times campaign coverage: Did Marco Rubio's financial problems cause him to undertip a waitress at Chili's, an in-depth investigation.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Grasping Disposition

Court Upholds Texas Measures That Imperil Abortion Clinics (New York Times headline, 6/9/2015)
Not imperiled by the 'Texas Measures' are, of course, the unborn. 

Once More with Feeling
In his speech on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Catholic Health Association, Mr. Obama will once again try to make his case that the 2010 law has brought dramatic improvements to the lives of millions of people who had previously been unable to afford basic health care, officials said. (New York Times, 6/9/2015)

About 13 percent of people who signed up for health insurance coverage in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act have fallen off the rolls, many because they failed to pay their share of premiums, the Obama administration said Tuesday. (New York Times, 6/2/2015)

Who are you going to believe? Obama or Obama?

Also, gender identity can be fluid and hard to define in a multiple-choice list. There are now more than 50 gender options on Facebook, for instance. (New York Times, 6/9/2015)

Do you ever get the feeling that Liberals are taking us all straight to hell?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bernie Would Make EVERYTHING Free

Gov. Peter Shumlin says he will not be a candidate for a fourth term in 2016....He said intends to leave politics entirely, noting he plans to go back to work at his family's business in Putney after leaving office in January 2017.

"This is not driven by poll numbers; this is not driven by politics," Shumlin, 59, said. "I decided to make this decision now because I want these next 18 months in office to be focused entirely on continuing the work we started together." (Burlington Free Press, 6/8/2015)

Shummy finally does something good for the state of Vermont. Unfortunately it will take years for Vermont to recover and then only if Shyster Smith is not the next governor.

And just to be clear, the decision is ABSOLUTELY about poll numbers. 

President Obama bluntly challenged the Supreme Court over a pending ruling on the validity of ObamaCare subsidies, complaining Monday that the court should never have taken up the case -- and warning that a ruling against subsidies would be a "twisted interpretation" of the law. (Foxnews.com, 6/8/2015)

Obama fires a warning shot across the bow of John Roberts. Once again the Chief Justice is being warned that Dems are prepared to reveal whatever it is that they have over him should the Court not rule Obama's way. 

A Democratic legal fight against restrictive voting laws enacted in recent years by Republican-controlled state governments is being largely paid for by a single liberal benefactor: the billionaire philanthropist George Soros. (New York Times, 6/6/2015)

Dems have billionaires too? Who knew?

Democrats have never explained - never - why it is reasonable too require identification to get on a plane, but not to vote for president. The answer, of course, is that it is a convenient smokescreen to convince poor, uneducated people that Republicans are out to get them. 

But emails sent by Mr. Hastert, his former aides and staff members at his firm, Dickstein Shapiro, offer unusual glimpses into how a high-profile elected official like Mr. Hastert makes the transition from public officeholder to a big-money rainmaker, a transition that was taking place, according to federal investigators, at a time of personal crisis. (New York Times, 6/7/2015)

Another example which offers a glimpse 'into how a high-profile elected official makes the transition from public officeholder to a big-money rainmaker' is Bill Clinton! 

Hillary too!

Friday, June 5, 2015

RedStateVT: Your Source for All Things Transgendered

The Pentagon, shamefully, has yet to rescind anachronistic personnel guidelines that prohibit openly transgender people from joining in the military, labeling their condition a “paraphilia,” or perversion. The policy has forced thousands to serve in silence, repressing an essential part of their identity. (New York Times editorial, 6/4/2015)

Yes, there are "thousands" of transgenders in the Pentagon. You didn't know that did you? In fact, transgenders are everywhere and you probably don't even realize it. That might be a transgender sitting next to you at Starbucks. You could be living next door to a transgender. You could be living WITH a transgender! You yourself could, in fact, be a transgender and not even know it.

Just a few years ago, lawmakers in this left-leaning state viewed President Obama’s Affordable Care Act as little more than a pit stop on the road to a far more ambitious goal: single-payer, universal health care for all residents.

Then things unraveled. The online insurance marketplace that Vermont built to enroll people in private coverage under the law had extensive technical failures. The problems soured public and legislative enthusiasm for sweeping health care changes just as Gov. Peter Shumlin needed to build support for his complex single-payer plan. Finally, Mr. Shumlin, a Democrat, shelved the plan in December, citing the high cost to taxpayers. He called the decision “the greatest disappointment of my political life.” (New York Times, 6/4/2015)

When the New York Times is writing about the Vermont health care debacle, it cannot be good. And no matter how bad they say it is, remember this: it is worse.

The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China. (New York Times, 6/5/2015)

It needs to be pointed out that had this happened when George Bush or Scott Walker were president, the New York Times, Washington Post and MSNBC would personally blame the (Republican) president.

Obama is president....crickets.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bernie's Next Target: Too Many Breakfast Cereal Choices

In a sign of the tumult in the health insurance industry under the Affordable Care Act, companies are seeking wildly differing rate increases in premiums for 2016, with some as high as 85 percent, according to information released on Monday by the federal government for the 37 states using HealthCare.gov as their exchange. (New York Times, 6/2/2015)

Barack Obama: "You can keep your insurance. In fact, it is going to cost less. We're bending the cost curve. Everything will be wonderful."

Shot Through
Shootings in New York City have been rising for two straight years, the first time that has happened since the end of the 1990s, when the city was still in the early years of a remarkable downturn in crime. 
New York is not alone in seeing a rise in violence. In some cities, like Baltimore and Chicago, the increase has been far greater, a fact that New York officials are quick to highlight, albeit privately. (New York Times, 6/2/2015)

So to be clear, chaos reigns in cities where Liberals rule and where the aforementioned Liberals have defanged the police. 

Her Highness
Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold the first major rally of her presidential campaign on June 13 on Roosevelt Island in New York City, before embarking on a five-day swing through the four states with the earliest Democratic nominating contests, her campaign said on Monday. (New York Times, 6/2/2015)

In keeping with protocol, Clinton will not take any questions from the press. Or from attendees. She will, however, take contributions. Make your check out to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation.

When the media describe the Clintons as resilient or unsinkable or bulletproof—the ultimate “Comeback Kids”—what they really mean is that they are shameless. Nothing embarrasses them, so nobody stops them. (Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal, 6/2/2015)

Kinda makes sense, doesn't it?

Asked and Answered
Monday while President Barack Obama was answering questions at a town hall with YSEALI Fellows, an exchange program for community leaders from ASEAN, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, he said his administration has restored the United States as the “the most respected country on earth.” (Breitbart.com, 6/2/2015)

This is not a joke. Obama actually said this.