Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Douglas V. Gibbs Speaks to Oath Keepers in Calimesa

The Inland Empire Oath Keepers will be having its chapter meeting this Wednesday, April 1st, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Bob’s Big Boy 540 Sandalwood Dr. Calimesa, CA 92320

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Current Events
Special Announcements

Speaker:
Douglas V. Gibbs

Douglas V. Gibbs is the host of Constitution Radio on KCAA AM1050 (moving to KMET 1490AM May 2nd), and the host of Conservative Voice Radio on KMET AM1490. He blogs at PoliticalPistachio.com, is the President of the Constitution Association, Author of 25 Myths of the United States Constitution and The Basic Constitution: An Examination of the Principles and Philosophies of the United States Constitution, a Public Speaker, and an instructor for Constitution Classes he teaches in Corona, and Temecula. He has appeared on television regarding Immigration, The Constitution, and local Murrieta Politics on Fox News, One America News, Al Jazeera America, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, ARD German Television, and various other smaller outlets. Doug has been interviewed on the radio for National Public Radio, and various stations around the country. Doug is a freelance newspaper columnist for The Central Idaho Post, and his articles have appeared on websites like The Free Republic, Drudge Report, Canada Free Press, and dozens of other websites. He has been featured on the American Family Association's OneNewsNow news portal a number of times. Doug is a member of the California Republican Assembly, "Unite Inland Empire " patriot group coalition, the “American Authors Association”, the “Committee of Concerned Journalists” and “The Military Writers Society of America.” He received the Golden Anchor Award for his patriotic commentary in 2008, was a candidate for his local Murrieta City Council in 2010, and received a California State Senate Certificate of Recognition in 2014 for his work regarding the Constitution. Doug is a family man, married 30 years to his high school sweetheart. He is the father of two and has six grandchildren. Doug is a proud United States Navy veteran.

Doug will touch on Common Core, as well as, Martial Law and the Constitution.

Preparedness Forum
TBD

Come join us, and learn from our Speaker and others at Bob’s Big Boy in Calimesa.
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Con-Con Versus Article V. Convention

By Douglas V. Gibbs

In an email response to a friend of mine that is a member of the John Birch Society, who said he heard I support a Con-Con, I explained to him in full my point of view:

XXX,

Your assumption of my opinion regarding convention is based on a false premise.  I do not support a con-con, for there has only been one Constitutional Convention, it was in 1787, and that should be the only one we have.  I do support an Article V. Convention, which is a totally different animal.  There are only two ways to propose amendments to the Constitution, and if you refuse to support an Article V. Convention which allows We the People through our States to propose amendments, then that means you support the idea that the only way amendments should be proposed is through Congress.  Do you really trust Congress to be the only ones allowed to propose amendments?

The fail-safe in the case of the Article V. Convention, as with if Congress proposes amendments, is that any amendments proposed by We the People through our States still has to receive 3/4 ratification from the State legislatures (or by convention if the State so chooses).

As for the fear of a runaway convention, why would the Left do that in plain sight when they are capable of destroying the Constitution through the courts as they have been since John Marshall?  The fear of an Article V. Convention was created, and is driven, by the Left because they fear an Article V. Convention and they want us to fear it as well, a fear based on their propaganda, so that we don't use that tool the founders gave us to limit the powers of the federal government through amending the Constitution.

I also teach that we should have a Republic Review, which is a grass roots convention to establish and enumerate the federal government's unconstitutional aspects.  Such an audit of the federal government can then be used to educate and sway the States in how they handle their role regarding nullification, and a potential Article V. Convention.
 
Blessings,

Douglas V. Gibbs
Constitution Radio, Moving Soon to KMET
Conservative Voice Radio, KMET 1490AM
Author, "25 Myths of the United States Constitution," "The Basic Constitution," and "Silenced Screams: Abortion in a Virtuous Society"
President, Constitution Association

White House: GOP "Not Qualified" To Vote On Climate Treaty Because They'd Vote No

by JASmius



Outcome-based ratification:

In a striking sign of contempt for the Constitution....

The latest sign of contempt, you mean.

....the White House Tuesday said the right of Congress to weigh in on an international agreement should be judged by the views lawmakers have on the issue.

This is approximately like saying, You get to vote if you vote the way I want.

That's precisely what they're saying.  Which is why they'll never submit it to the Senate for review or ratification, but are simply going to shove it down our throats, same as they do with everything else.

The White House’s, uh, "groundbreaking" interpretation of the Constitution was included in an exchange between Shannon Bream of Fox News and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest about the right of the Senate to consider an international climate deal that United States is negotiating.

According to The Hill, Earnest’s comments are “directed at lawmakers such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX21), who have all insisted that the international agreement the U.N. is working on is a treaty and cannot be enforced without Senate approval.”

It's not a question of insisting on it; that is, definitionally, what it is.

The topic arose because the White House Tuesday had pledged to cut U.S. emissions 26-28% by 2025 from 2005 levels....

i.e. pledged to commit economic seppuku.
....as part of the emerging pact.



Which, by the way, is fantasy in the absence of a literal, outright Soviet-style communist dictatorship.  Which is yet another clear indicator of the Obama coup de tat that is on the way in the next year and change.

But, while we still can, let us recall Article II, Section 2, Clause 2:

He (the president) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur and have reasonable opinions on the matter.

Oh, wait a second, that's the Obamunized version.  I should have recognized it by the crayon scribbling in the margins.

Let's try that again:

He (the president) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;

Man, that old, yellowed piece of parchment has some novel ideas.  Too bad we can't give 'em a try, huh?  Even if it wouldn't "de-carbonize" the U.S. economy into genocidal famine in ten years.

Michelle Obama Slops The Hogs

by JASmius



Remember that George Carlin bit from his A Place For My Stuff album the punchline of which was, "Here, Dave, eat this before I give it to an animal"?

Well, here you go:

There’s one group of young eaters who like Michelle Obama’s school lunch program: pigs.

New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week.

“It’s really whatever they don’t eat coming off of their trays, so when they get up to the trash cans they will scrape it into one of our buckets that we pick up on a daily basis,” ranch CEO Max Wade tells KRQE.

Speaking of the pigs, goats and chickens gobbling up the students’ castaways, Wade says, “If you think about it, it’s a fresh salad bar every day. Fruits and vegetables and they love it.”

To underscore the point, he’s talking about the farm animals, not the school children.

Well, I suppose starving school children is a way to combat childhood obesity.  And this way, the kids don't have to eat Scheherezade's slop and the swine and billygoats receive a daily banquet.  Or what is known as a win-win proposition.

The Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is far from the only beneficiary, as you might imagine:

The Nebraska Farmers Union was working to partner with Lincoln-area schools to collect discarded food to fuel a worm farm, known as vermiculture.

“Composting gives them more hands-on experience. They can see how their waste is going to be turned into a useful product rather than going into a landfill,” says Brittney Albin, interim recycling coordinator at Lincoln Public Schools.

She says she isn’t sure how much of the 11,600 pounds of food waste per month come from the cafeteria.

“However, food waste does make up a large portion of the school waste, so we would expect the vermicomposting program to make a big dent in that number,” Albin tells the Journal Star.

Some 3,000 pigs at a Rhode Island hog farm scarf up uneaten fruits and vegetables, too.

The pigs are enjoying “half-eaten tuna sandwiches and other food scraps students discard during their lunch periods” as part of a new recycling program established by the town of Cumberland, according to WoonsocketCall.com.

Two Rhode Island districts – North Smithfield and Burrillville – that are sending their scraps to My Blue Heaven Farm. Both districts are participants in the National School Lunch Program, which is implementing the hated federal lunch rules.

Now this is not to say that school kids never threw away any lunch items before Michelle Obama became the national food fuhrer.  I vividly recall how every one of my grade school classmates absolutely loathed peas, for example.  In fact, I remember one instance where a teacher became so obsessed with forcing one girl to eat her peas that he was practically putting her in a headlock while simultaneously prying open her mouth to shove the green vegetable paste down her gullet.

He was unsuccessful, needless to say.

What I also recollect is that once my class arrived in junior high school (what's known as "middle school" today), we were given the lunch option, in addition to brown-bagging it, of buying either the standard school lunch or a burger and fries.  You could call it "lunch choice" - something that school children today are most definitely not given, aside from throwing away the tasteless glop FLOTUS insists they consume and which she never has, never does, and never will....



The obvious next step is to take away all garbage and recycling receptacles and require teachers to put school children in headlocks while simultaneously prying their mouths open and shoving ObamaLunches down their gullets.  Because does this look like a woman....



....who will tolerate gastronomic "treason"?

US Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare Death Panels Case: No Harm, No Case

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The stronghold of the court system by far left statism continues to do the work for Obama, acting in a political manner when the court system is supposed to be apolitical.  The 9th Circuit Court threw out a lawsuit challenging Obamacare's "Death Panel" provision, and when the case made it to the United States Supreme Court, the Supremes refused to hear the case, leaving the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to throw out the case intact.

The case had been initiated by Arizona-based business owner Nick Coons and Dr. Eric Novack, an orthopedic surgeon, who sued in 2011.  In its August 2014 ruling, the appeals court said that the plaintiffs had not shown they had suffered any harm that they could sue over.  No harm, no case.

On the IPAB claim, the court noted that under the terms of the healthcare law, the board acts only if Medicare spending increases at a certain level. The earliest it could ever take any action that could potentially reduce Novack’s Medicare reimbursements would be in 2019.  Potential harm is not real harm, so the courts threw it out.  The plaintiffs also challenged the provision of the law known as the individual mandate, that requires Americans to obtain health insurance. Those claims were also rejected.

So, while opponents of the Unaffordable Care Act continue to use the courts to challenge the law, a court system filled with liberal judges paid by taxpayer money through a liberal left controlled system of federal government departments under a liberal left President of the United States, I wonder when they will realize that going after the unconstitutional actions of a radical leftist President through the courts are a dead-end.  The law is unconstitutional.  The final arbiters of the Constitution are not the courts, but are the States.  When will the States simply begin nullifying the unconstitutional healthcare law, and reject the federal government's demands and court attacks while standing behind their decision to refuse to implement the law in their State?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Son Of Hamas & The Religion Of War

by JASmius



I guess sometimes, the apple really does fall far from the tree:

He is the son of Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas, and the man who became the face of the “Second Intifada.”

His name? Mosab Hassan Yousef. Not only is he a convert to Christianity, but he also worked as a double agent within the Israeli security service Shin Bet against the State Department-designated terrorist organization Hamas.

The author of Son of Hamas recently sat down in an interview with Glenn Beck of The Blaze, and he uttered a phrase that is not new, but is nonetheless striking.

“Islam is the religion of war.”



Which is kind of like eureka-izing that water is wet.

But who would know this better than the "Son of Hamas"?  Who would have more credibility in stating the blindingly obvious?  And who is better suited to lead the Islamic apostasy movement, since even a rudimentary understanding of the Qu'ran indicates that jihadism is the "Muslim Reformation"?

After all, which is the more credible: the son of a jihadist born in Israel who tells the truth about Islamic Fundamentalism, or the son of a jihadist born in Kenya who insatiably extols and defends Islamic Fundamentalism as if he were an acolyte?

Arkansas GOP Governor Caves, Threatens Veto Of Religious Freedom Restoration Act

by JASmius



Yesterday, Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence - heretofore a Tea Party stalwart - buckled to the leftwingnut rump ranger lynch mob and agreed to ask for followup legislation to Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act "clarifying" something - that it isn't a license to "discriminate against" homosexuals (which they define as Christian refusal to be dominated by them, but I digress) - that not only it, but no version of the RFRA in any other State or at the federal level, either explicitly or even implicitly promulgates.  And which the LIVs and NIVs will conclude that it does because Governor Pence's capitulation tacitly acknowledges that fiction.

His Arkansas counterpart, Asa Hutchinson, isn't waiting for his State's RFRA to reach his desk before bending over and grabbing his ankles:

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Which is correct.  So what "changes" are necessary to ensure it doesn't do what it wouldn't do anyway?

The Republican governor said he wants changes to the bill lawmakers sent him prohibiting state and local government from infringing upon someone's religious beliefs without a compelling interest. Hutchinson said he wants the Legislature to either recall the bill or pass a follow-up measure to make the proposal more closely mirror a 1993 federal religious freedom law.

That's not going to be enough for the Lavender Lobby, Governor.

Here's the Quint's-nails-on-the-chalkboard part:

Hutchinson had initially supported the bill and on Tuesday his office had said he planned to sign it into law.

It's amazing how quickly groundless Pachyderm fear both metastasizes and spreads, isn't it?

The move comes after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a similar measure into law last week. Pence this week said he wants follow-up legislation to address concerns that the law allows businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Again, Governor - Governors - it won't be enough.  "Gay rights groups" don't want any Religious Freedom Restoration Act bill "clarified" or made similar to the federal version; they want it vetoed and never brought up again.  They don't want any Religious Freedom Restoration Act statute "modified"; they want them all repealed, killed, buried, salted, paved over, and jumped up and down on in a pagan sodomization ritual.  Christian evangelicals are to have NO constitutional rights and are to be FORCED to service the Hershey Collective.  Because militant homosexuals don't want "equality," they don't seek "tolerance," they demand dominance and the utter eradication of the Church of Jesus Christ (and I DON'T mean "of Latter Day Saints," either, although they would certainly be collateral damage).

It almost sounds like politicocultural bondage, come to think of it.

Good luck trying to get the splinter-of-the-mind's-eye image of Governors Pence and Hutchinson in nipple clamps and other assorted BDSM paraphernalia out of your frontal lobes.  Even I won't actually post that pic.

Abortion Deductions

by JASmius



As President Reagan once observed, if you tax something, you'll get less of it, and if you subsidize it, you'll get more:

It’s tax time and millions of Americans are looking for extra deductions to get the maximum refund possible. Some Americans may be surprised to know that, if they aborted their baby last year, they’re eligible for a deduction.

Did you know that abortions are apparently eligible for a tax deduction? That appears to be true, so says the IRS.

So what does the IRS say about deducting the cost of killing your child? “You can include in medical expenses the amount you pay for a legal abortion,” it says.

So if you murder your unborn child, that's deductible.  But if your baby dies through no fault of your own, not so much:

Ironically enough, although you can claim abortion as a tax exemption, IRS Publication 501 forbids parents from claiming a stillborn child on their taxes for exemptions. So, in other words, you can receive a tax deduction if you kill the child in the womb. But, if the child is born at birth and dies naturally - no deduction for you.

Which is depraved, because stillbirth and the related procedures therein would seem to fall under the umbrella of obstetrics and maternity, which are unequivocally medical procedures.  Whereas abortion is murder of genocidal proportions perpetrated by quasi-medical means.

It just so happens that Mrs. Hard Starboard and I once suffered a stillbirth fifteen years ago, after which our thoughts were not preoccupied with what tax deduction we could salvage from it.  If only we'd known about the abortion deduction, we could have been "proactive" about the whole thing, right?

That is the designated incentive, after all.  It's a wonder the abortion rate continues to decline, huh?

Exit question: How does the Hyde Amendment fit into all this?

Iran Significantly Upgrades Hezbollah's Arsenal

by JASmius



Not - that we know of - including nuclear warheads, but orders of magnitude above what the Hezbos possessed the last time they attacked Israel nine years ago:

Iran is placing guided warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior Defense Ministry official said Tuesday.

Speaking at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference in Herzliya, Colonel Aviram Hasson, who is involved in preparing IDF air defenses, said Iran was converting Zilzal unguided rockets into accurate, guided M-600 projectiles by upgrading their warheads.

Hasson, who is in charge of upper-tier missile defenses at HOMA – part of the Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure – described Iran as a “train engine that is not stopping for a moment. It is manufacturing new and advanced ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. It is turning unguided rockets that had an accuracy range of kilometers into weapons that are accurate to within meters.”

Hezbollah, he continued, “is getting a lot of accurate weapons from Iran. It is in a very different place compared to the Second Lebanon War in 2006.” [emphases added]

One thing to bear in mind above all else about Hezbollah and Hamas: They are not the primary Israeli enemy.  Iran is.  Iran controls, arms, and uses both as distractions and as means of tying the IDF down "at home" and thus preventing them from focusing on the Iranians themselves.  There is also the public relations dimension - we saw it again last summer with Operation Protective Edge - of "big, bad" Israel "beating up on" poor, little Hamas in Gaza.  And whenever the Israelis have to "degrade" the Hezbo's arsenal, they have to invade Lebanon to do it, and that ignites even more ignorant, anti-Semitic international outrage.

I can easily see a scenario in which, much like in 2006, Hamas starts up hostilities yet again, and when the IDF is fully engaged in Gaza, Hezbollah opens up a second front with their precision M-600 munitions all over Israeli territory, and when their prey is overrunning Gaza and Lebanon once and for all, and the "international community" is in full-throated "Final Solution" mode, the mullahs will issue Prime Minister Netanyahu an ultimatum: Unconditionally withdraw immediately, not just from Gaza and Lebanon, but also from the West Bank, and accept the "two-state solution," or Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Beersheeba will be incinerated.

Or maybe they'll just go ahead and do it without warning, all the better to preempt an Israeli preemptive nuclear strike.

If, as I suspect, Tehran already has a substantial nuclear arsenal, this would be all too plausible an outcome.

If the mullahs are still short of strategic nuclear capability, they can count on Barack Obama to militarily intervene against Israel.  After all, that's what allies are for.


UPDATE: I wish this was a reason why another Iranian nuclear "deal" "deadline" has come and gone:

The commander of the Basij militia of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said in an interview that "erasing Israel off the map" is "nonnegotiable," the Times of Israel reported. [emphasis added]

An irrelevancy to the Obama White House, I realize, but still.....

Exit thought: O offers the mullahs more than they asked for, and they still won't take it, even though they make no secret of their intention to blanketly cheat on any agreement regardless.  Anybody care to speculate on how insane the White House concessions will get from here?  Transferring the remaining U.S. nuclear arsenal to Tehran?  Providing the mullahs with an Obama-approved list of U.S. cities to nuke?  I'd suggest nationally imposing Sharia, but that's already happening.

2016: Clinton/Bush Face-off Not in the Cards

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Last night during my Constitution Class in Corona, California, one of the students asked me, "What can we do about stopping the establishment from making sure Jeb Bush is the presidential nominee?"

The reality is, the Republican Party is willing to do just about anything to put a moderate candidate up as the next nomination.  They have this silly notion that you must move to the middle to win a presidential election to grab independents that sit on the fence.  The GOP is doing all it can to distance itself from the "radical rightwing" base, shunning the Tea Party while embracing the Log Cabin Republicans (homosexuals) and pro-amnesty candidates in the hope of achieving the wonderful opportunity to milk a few leftwingers from the fence and into the great big inclusive tent.  But, as the Republican Party leaders sell the soul of the GOP in order to gain a few liberal voters that refuse to call themselves Democrats, they are losing plenty more that refuse to compromise their beliefs and vote for a party that is abandoning its conservative platform.  Like most conservatives, I prefer to vote my conscience.  If Jeb Bush becomes the Republican nomination in 2016, one thing is for sure; the Republican Party will once again lose the opportunity to return to the White House.  Only a conservative who can articulate conservatism, and doesn't have targets so large that even a two-year old could hit them, can win in 2016.  Jeb Bush will cause the conservative voters to flee for the hills.  Chris Christie would cause an even larger evacuation of conservatives from the GOP during the election.  And Ted Cruz, regardless of how conservative he is, and how wonderful of a Senator most folks believe him to be, has targets so big all over his body that doing to him like the liberal left did to Sarah Palin would be a cake-walk.  Our best chance for winning in 2016 is Scott Walker, with Rand Paul perhaps as a second possibility. . . perhaps.

On the other side of the aisle, Hillary Clinton's chances were long gone a long time ago.  JASmius and I have been saying for many years that Hillary Clinton will not be the Democrat Party candidate in 2016 for President of the United States.  She has too much baggage, and Democrats are not willing to play into the dynasty madness. . . unless that candidate is their messiah that can use racism as a violent weapon, Barack Hussein Obama.  Barring Obama figuring out a way to disregard the 22nd Amendment and run for a third term, JASmius is convinced Elizabeth Warren may be the next candidate for the party of the jackass.  I have been convinced that since the race card worked so well with Obama, and now that the Democrats have been courting Hispanic voters (largely by importing more through illegal immigration), the next Democrat to run for President will be a Hispanic, likely San Antonio's favorite son, Julian Castro.

"Wait, Doug," I can hear some of you saying.  "He's got no experience.  He's only been a mayor, and now is only the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development."

And did the lack of experience stop them from putting Obama in office?  The liberal left statist socialist commie Democrats don't care about experience.  They want to win, and they can't do it in the arena of ideas, so they do it by appealing to the low-information voters who could care less about experience, just as long as the President isn't one of those "racist" Republicans, and as long as the candidate looks more like them.  The race card has worked wonders with the first black President, so surely a Hispanic candidate will make a killing too, right?

Clinton is old, worn-out, and carries way too much baggage for the Democrats to care about putting her up as their person.  And the sexism card is not nearly as effected as the race card.  So, while all of the Chicken Littles on the conservative side are running in circles worried about Hillary Clinton becoming the next President of the United States, I am here to tell you to not fret about us having another Clinton in the White House.  Hillary is not going to be the Democrat candidate in 2016.  It's going to be someone much worse.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

O'Malley Speaks Out Against Possible Dynastic Rematch for White House - New York Times

Nixonian Hillary Wiped Her Server - Rush Limbaugh

Benghazi Committee seeks 'transcribed' interview with Clinton over deleted records - Fox News

Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Come and Gone


Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary





April Fool

by JASmius



It is not April Fool's Day.

Carry on.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Corona Constitution Class: Creation of Washington D.C.

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Tonight we wrap up Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution at the Corona Constitution Class.  We meet at 6:00 pm for one hour at AllStar Collision, 522 Railroad Street, in Corona.

Hard Starboard Radio: Obama's Race To Chaos



The anti-RFRA backlash is a perfect storm of hysteria and legal ignorance; Letting Iran get nuclear weapons is the most catastrophic decision in the history of humanity; "Under Obama, we have switched sides, an abomination that ensures a legacy of infamy"; The epitome of an Obama fiasco; and what Obama does because he doesn't have to care what anybody says - and, you know, is a dictator who can make any opponent "disappear" at his whim.

The end is near at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.

Obamunist Economist Deletes Tweet Calling Christians “Nazis” Over Indiana’s RFRA

by JASmius



Above is the Christ-hater, Elizabeth Asshat Ass-Hack Ashack.

Below is her tweet:



Here's what she did with it:

She has deleted the tweet which reads, “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana”. Now first off, that’s a run-on sentence. You would think an economist would have a better grasp of the English language. Secondly, doesn’t that sound like a threat? How is this gonna end badly for Christians again?

I think we know....



What is the Obama Labor Commissariat doing about this?  About what you'd expect:

A Labor Department spokeswoman told The Blaze that Miss Ashack still works for the agency and “the matter is under review.” The spokeswoman had no estimate of how long the review might take, The Blaze reported.

i.e. Miss Asshat Ass-Hack Ashack has a greater chance of being clonged on the noggin by a stray meteorite than she does being disciplined for her rather public indulgence in hate speech, because the Regime for which she works shares that Christophobic hatred.

For the actual story on Indiana's (and twenty other States', plus the federal) Religious Freedom Restoration Act, click here.

As to Miss Asshat's Ass-Hack's Ashack's originally tweeted sentiments, I think the noted evangelist George Carlin said it in his own inimitable, NSFW way:



What can I say, Liz?  When it comes to slurs like this against my brothers and sisters in Christ, I've always been kind of a "son of thunder".

Iranian Nuclear Armageddon Dreams Of His Father

by JASmius



Well, I guess Syrian Opposition Strategist Mohi ad-Din al-Ladikani is a Tea Party Republican racist, then:



The translation, per Zaid Benjamin of Radio SAWA, is that al-Ladikani asserted that Barack Obama is supporting Iran because his father was a Shiite Muslim from Kenya.

Truth has the oddest sources sometimes, doesn't it? And what does it say about the state of this country that a Syrian TV analyst says something so plausible and, frankly, self-evident about The One that no Republican would ever dare to allow within their own thoughts even as a passing random neuron flicker?

Exit question: Will O bomb Syria now?

Amran Hussain, Dead Teenager Walking

by JASmius



This kid can't be Muslim, can he?  Arab, sure, that's an ethnicity, but Muslim?  Would any Muslim publicly give voice to words wickedly kneecapping Israel's enemies and vehemently defending the Jewish State at the United Muslim Nations?



This lad is so brave.  And so dead.

It's such a crying shame that he's got zero chance of being granted political asylum in the U.S.

Why?  You know why.....



Young Mr. Hussain has done a whoooooole lotta "slanderin'". I hope his imminent martyrdom accomplishes something.

Obama Supports Military Retirement Pay Cuts

by JASmius



Actually a bit more of a nuanced issue, for a change.  But it still leaves near-term discharged veterans high and dry:

Barack Obama said Monday that he supports the idea of reducing military retirement pay by about 20%.

According to the Washington Times, Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders saying he favors the recommendations put forth by a military commission.

Under the plan, troops serving at least twenty years would not be affected and would continue to receive full retirement benefits. Those serving [fewer] than twenty years, however, would have their retirement checks slashed by about 20%.

And if the story ended there, it would be the usual Red Barry double-extended middle-fingers to his enemies to which we've grown accustomed over the past six-plus years.  Not that he isn't looking at this with the green eyeshade mentality he eschews and vilifies when it comes to doling out the goodies to his own constituencies - he most certainly is - but this isn't simply throwing vets into the nearest snowbank to eat Alpo:

On the other hand, the proposal would help boost troops' retirement savings accounts, as the Department of Defense would contribute up to 6% of a soldier's basic pay for those serving more than two years. Under the current system, the Defense Department automatically contributes 1%.

This is what's known as an "employer matching contribution".  It is, essentially, additional gross pay that is income tax-deferred and is never subject to FICA and Medicare levies at all.  It goes into a qualified retirement (defined contribution) plan, there to earn a return per the mutual funds into which it is invested along with the percentage of gross pay deferred by the employee.  DOD itself cites 401(k) plans as the template they are using and recommending for this plan.

The catch, though, is that in civilian DC plans, the employee can't touch it until age 59.5.  I don't know what the equivalent age would be for military retirement plans, but I would imagine it would be twenty years after discharge at the very least.  And that does pose a problem, because military pay isn't exactly lucrative, even with family, housing, and other allowances, even for officers.  So the "employer" matching contribution is a higher percentage of a very low gross base in the first place.  Whether the present value of the "employer" match is greater or less than the status quo direct military pension payments, I don't know.  Although it's probably a pretty good bet that they're lower, and this move does constitute an obfuscated military retirement pay cut.

The proposals are "an important step forward in protecting the long-term viability of the all-volunteer force, improving quality-of-life for service members and their families, and ensuring the fiscal sustainability of the military compensation and retirement systems," Obama wrote, according to the Times. [emphasis added]

"Fiscal sustainability" is not a term Barack Obama makes much of a habit of uttering.  This means, of course, that since veterans - whom his VA is still neglecting unto death to this day - aren't one of his constituencies, he's free to whack away at their goodies - which they, unlike any other federal welfare recipient, really DID earn.  Whereas the "fiscal sustainability" of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, civilian federal pensions, etc. are orders of magnitude more grave, and need logarithmically larger such privatization overhauls than the military retirement system.

But that will never happen, because senior citizens, the "poor," public employee unions, and, well, everybody else, ARE Barack Obama's pawns, and there is no way in hell he will ever relinquish his leverage over their votes.

It makes one wonder how many vets, particularly injured combat veterans, regret the sacrifices they made defending our former freedoms, given that We, The People, have almost entirely forfeited them at the ballot box.  That almost to a man (and woman), they would say, "Hell, no!" is a testament to the quality of human being that undertakes the defense of such corrupt, ignorant, and ungrateful countrymen, and their leaders' green eyeshade costume fetishes.  Which is why they deserve so much better.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Douglas V. Gibbs: Upcoming Schedule

Doug hosts Conservative Voice Radio on KMET 1490AM on Saturdays at 8:00 am.  Constitution Radio is in transition from KCAA 1050AM, and will be moving to KMET 1490AM in the coming weeks.  At Noon Pacific on Saturdays Doug is also the co-host for the online radio program: American Daily Review.  On Sundays at 9:00 am Doug hosts the Constitution Study Radio Podcast

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Also on the calendar:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015: Constitution Class, Corona: 6:00 pm, AllStar Collision, 522 Railroad Street, Corona, California.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 6:30 pm, Calimesa Oath Keepers, Bob's Big Boy, 540 Sandalwood Dr., Calimesa, Ca 92320 - Guest Speaker: Douglas V. Gibbs

Thursday, April 2, 2015: Constitution Class, Temecula: 6:30 pm, Faith Armory, 41669 Winchester Road.

Saturday, April 4, 2015: Constitution Association Regular Meeting, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Guest Speaker, Joe Dallas - Former Homosexual, author, public speaker, and counselor.  Merna's Cafe (formerly Boston Billies), 26850 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee, CA  92584

Tuesday, April 7, 2015: Constitution Class, Corona: 6:00 pm, AllStar Collision, 522 Railroad Street, Corona, CA.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015: 11:00 am, Oceanside Women's Federated, El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA; Guest Speaker: Douglas V. Gibbs

Thursday, April 9, 2015: Constitution Class, Temecula: 6:30 pm, Faith Armory, 41669 Winchester Rd., Temecula, CA.

Sunday, February 1, 2015: Constitution Study Radio Podcast: 9:00 am, BlogTalkRadio, Topic: Myth #3: Roe v. Wade.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015: Constitution Class, Corona, 6:00 pm, AllStar Collision, 522 Railroad Street, Corona, CA.

Thursday, April 16, 2015: Constitution Class, Temecula, 6:30 pm, Faith Armory, 41669 Winchester Road, Temecula, CA.

Saturday/Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015, USC Book Fair

Saturday, May 2, 2015: 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Constitution Association monthly meeting.  Andrea Yim, Pro-Ject Life (www.pro-jectlife.com). Merna's Cafe (Formerly Boston Billies), 26850 Cherry Hills Blvd, Menifee, just off the McCall exit along Interstate 215 between Murrieta and Perris.

Other, Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:00 am, East Valley Women Federated, 1111 Desert Falls Parkway, Palm Desert, Guest Speaker: Douglas V. Gibbs

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:00 am: California Federation of Republican Women, Temecula Chapter - Guest Speaker: Douglas V. Gibbs

Red Barry's War Surplus Emporium

by JASmius



It's almost like a fire, or liquidation, sale, isn't it?  And, given that Barack Obama is as bent on blanketly disarming the United States as he is arming all our enemies, I would suggest that there's no "almost" about it:

The Pentagon lost track of sensitive equipment from a $750 million program to help U.S. soldiers spot roadside bombs — and some of it wound up for sale on eBay, Craigslist and other websites, according to a Navy intelligence document obtained by The Intercept.

Don't you just love the cavalier ambiguity of that phrase?  The Obamagon "lost track" of sensitive equipment from a counter-terrorism weapons program that jihadists, once in possession of it, can reverse-engineer in order to better conceal their roadside IEDs (wherever they may be deployed).  As if to say, "WHOOPS!  There goes another rubber tree plant...."  Oh, well, we'll try to be more careful the next time!  No worries!  It's not as though they're Islamic and out to kill us all or anything, right?

The missing equipment includes thermal optic imaging and night vision devices that were supplied to U.S. forces to help locate improvised explosive devices, the leading killer of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, as well as related threats. “Since 2009, some of this advanced hardware has been reported as missing and is actively being sold or discussed on the global market on a variety of websites,” says an intelligence brief by the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service and its Multiple Threat Alert Center.

The bomb-detecting equipment was provided as part of a larger program called RCOS/Keyhole, which was funded by the Pentagon’s bomb-fighting agency, known as the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), and administered by the U.S. Navy.

JIEDDO has been heavily criticized over the years for expending large sums of money without attaining clear results. According to a 2012 report by the Government Accountability Office, JIEDDO had spent over $18 billion yet lacked an effective way to oversee its programs.

Kind of like if they required all their pilots to fly blindfolded.  And then, whaddaya know, the Navy would start "losing track of" entire squadrons of F/A-18 Hornets, EC-3 Hawkeyes, the Naval version of the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning (if they have any), etc.

If you're browsing around on Ebay one day and you come across an item purporting to solicit bids on a fully-loaded Harrier jump jet, or perhaps even an entire aircraft carrier battle group, now you'll know the story behind its availability - and the bargain basement price tag.

Only caveat might be that the bidding may be limited to Muslim buyers only.

Hard Starboard Radio: Hysterical Liberal Christophobia In Indiana



A calm look at Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its precedents; On Hoosier “discrimination,” "Jim Crow," and other slanderous nonsense; Your questions on Indiana's Religious Freedom bill, answered; Liberals against religious liberty in Indiana; Want evidence of hysterical anti-Christian bigotry? Look no further than #BoycottIndiana; and, time permitting, anatomy of a quintessential Obama fiasco, and Obama's race to chaos.

Waiting for lib demands for a "Muslim Sharia Imposition Act" at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.

Barry U. Joins Cornell In Pro-ISIS Fan Club

by JASmius



....along, apparently, with the rest of American academia:

Administrators at a Catholic university in Florida agreed to help an honors student start a campus club that would send money and supplies to the ISIS terror army.

Hidden camera footage released Monday morning shows officials and faculty at Barry University advising a senior – identified only as 'Laura' – about the best way to secure funding for a club she called 'Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.'

'I want to start fundraising efforts on campus, and what I want to do is raise funds to send overseas,' she told Derek Bley, the school's Coordinator for Leadership Development and Student Organizations.

Bley offered to help her create the organization and agreed with her request to 'pass out Islamic State flags and educate people' at an annual student 'Festival of Nations' fair.

The video is from Project Veritas, a conservative 'guerilla film-making group' that last week captured a Cornell University dean agreeing that ISIS and Hamas would be welcome at the Ivy League school.

I don't want to poop on the "academic freedom" parade or anything, Allah knows, but seeing what American academia is doing with that freedom, might it not be about time to yank back on those particular reins?  I know loyalty oaths are all "McCarthyite" any everything, but is not open identification with and support of a declared, bloodthirsty enemy of the United States not, well, treason?  Shouldn't this be cracked down upon?

Just listen to "Laura" almost bending over backwards to let on that this was a PV parody sting, and Mr. Bley not only not getting it, but enthusiastically endorsing every outrageously ridiculous thing she said.  It's like he's already orange-jumpsuited and in his cage happily awaiting incineration:

Laura put the murderous ISIS army's credentials front-and-center.

'They are terrorists,' she told Bley, 'but, like, we're trying to help them. We're trying to, like, educate them and give them funding so that they don't have to be impoverished and get involved in acts of violence.'

The valley girl motif was a nice touch.

'You should create jobs and help promote education in the Islamic State,' she added later, 'because that's what helps reduce terrorism.'

An homage to State Commissariat deputy spokesbimbo Marie Harf, who said last month on MSNBCCCP that, "We cannot kill our way out of this war' with ISIS," and that we should, "go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups," including "lack of opportunity for jobs." Something that, of course, the Obama Regime has been pointedly preventing here for over six years.

"Laura" then really ramped up the pro-ISIS absurdity, doubtless wondering what it would take to get this educratic fop to finally balk:

At one point Laura expanded her fictional club's mandate to include providing paper and pencils to the 'widows and orphans' of dead ISIS jihadis.

Another part of her pitch to college officials was a mission that included providing flashlights to ISIS fighters and their families.

'A lot of the facilities have been destroyed' in Iraq and Syria, she said, 'so there is not a lot of electricity and power.'

'A lot of the fighters, they can't see at night, you know?' she continued. 'So, like, people are attacking them and they can't see at night. And because they are so poor, like, they don't have night vision and stuff.'

And Mr. Bley bought it.  Every last ludicrous word.  And so did several of his colleagues.  The only caveats raised were the logistical difficulties of getting all these "CAIR package" shipments to eastern Syria and northern Iraq and the need to obfuscate this "club's" name to hide its true purpose:

'The only thing, as far as the name [goes],' she heard from Frederique Frage, the university's associate director of international and multicultural programs, is that 'technically our country is at war with ISIS'.

Which evidently doesn't mean jack bleep to Barry University (and isn't that an appropriate name?  You really can't make this stuff up).

Frage was quick to add: 'I am not saying that – at all – ISIS represents Islam.'

Check.

But students might have 'some reservation' supporting a group engaged in a 'humanitarian effort' aimed at the terror group, she said. 'It's just unfortunate.'

"....that they're all Islamophobes."

Another multicultural program administrator, Daisy Santiago, chimed in that Laura should rename her group 'Students in Support of the Middle East' – 'as opposed to having the 'ISIS' [name].'

A professor who runs the university's honors program later agreed to serve as the pro-ISIS club's faculty advisor.

Laura explained that despite a less focused name that didn't include any mention of terror groups, her organization's mission would remain 'raising money and sending it to the Islamic State.'

Professor Pawena Sirimangkala responded: 'I'll sign. I'm glad to do it.'



These are the perfidious devilspawn that are running this country, ladies and gentlemen - all the way to the very top.  And sixty-two million gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and traitors put and kept them there.

And there's not a damned thing we can do about it.

Is there?

Two Transvestites Attack NSA Headquarters

by JASmius



Headlines you never thought you'd ever write.

I wonder if they saw them coming:

One person is dead and two others are injured following an incident at the gate of National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland Monday morning, officials say.

A firefight erupted when two people in a car tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, the U.S. Army installation that houses the NSA, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

The officials said at least one of the people in the car died as a result of the gunfire. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident on the record.

U.S. law enforcement officials also tell CBS News that cocaine and a weapon were found in or near the vehicle, and that investigators believe the people in the car were men dressed as women.

Man, I can hardly wait for the updates on this story, can you?

Such as....:

There is no indication that the incident was terrorism-related. The FBI is also investigating the shooting.

One thing we already know for certain: The Obama Regime will never attribute this attack to terrorism.  Which almost guarantees that that is precisely what this was.  Probably of the "lone wolf" variety, but terrorism nonetheless.  All that remains is to learn that the two "boys named Saladin" were of Middle Eastern decent, or recent American converts to Islam, and collect the White House's standard "random act of violence" boilerplate, and this story will be in the proverbial can.

Here's another thought, though: If there's more to the "posing as women" angle than just costuming, would that not inject a stiff dose of literalism into the phrase "militant homosexuals"?  Or have the Ronulans/Paulnuts really gone nuts?

Supreme Court Rejects ObamaCare Death Panel Challenge

by JASmius



Remember how we were all rock-solid certain three years ago that the SCOTUS would strike down the Individual Mandate as the unconstitutional fine it really is, and then Chief Justice John Roberts and the Obamunist wing....didn't?  Remember the King v. Burwell case challenging the legality of federal ObamaCare subsidies that the Unaffordable Care-Less Act explicitly omits from its text that Olympus will hear and rule on in June?

This development does nothing to bolster O-Care foes' confidence:

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs.

The high court left intact a ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw out the lawsuit.

The court's action in an unsigned order was a victory for Obama administration, which has faced a barrage of legal challenges to the 2010 [Una]ffordable Care[-Less] Act, often called ObamaCare. The court is currently weighing a separate case challenging health insurance subsidies that are key to ObamaCare's implementation.

A ruling is due by the end of June.

Does anybody still believe that the SCOTUS won't side with the Regime on this case as well?  Does it not illustrate vividly anew the futility of resorting to the federal courts and that the only way out from under ObamaCare is via Congress and a Scott Walker presidency?  And does that not illustrate why an Obama coup de tat is becoming more and more likely?

Germanwings Pilot Body Parts Found

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot that deliberately crashed a passenger plane into the ground last week has been found, all over the Alps.  The traces of Lubitz's body was found among the crash debris in the mountains.  Other bodies have been found, and family members are being asked to give DNA samples to help in the identification process.  Forensics experts have confirmed that Lubitz's remains were among the body parts located.  Experts expect that the majority of victims will be identified and certified dead by the end of April, identifying 78 separate DNA strands from body parts at the crash site - of the more than 150 victims.

The flight data recorder has not been located, and some officials doubt it will ever be found.  The device may have information to help authorities determine the motive for the co-pilot's decision to crash the plane, while locking the pilot out of the cockpit.  Considering the speed of the plane, almost 500 mph at the time of crash, it has been one consideration that the recorder was pulverized by the sudden impact.

While officials continue to blame mental illness for the actions of Lubitz, and still designate the investigation a manslaughter inquiry rather than upgrading it to a murder probe, the politically correct Europeans are still refusing to take into account the connections the co-pilot had to Islam, and the press has refused to report that evidence shows Lubitz was a Muslim convert and that his decision to purposely crash the plane was an act of terrorism.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political allies have been calling for a relaxation of Germany's privacy laws, so as to better enable persons in sensitive jobs to be identified if they have mental illness, or other factors, that may affect their ability to properly do their job.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary