Politico An Example Of What This Nation Is Up Against!!!!

Here’s two titles of different Politico stories …….

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The fellow on the right is some lunatic who actually moved next door to the Palin’s so he could go through their garbage and spy on the Palins 24/7 in a failed effort to find some dirt on them. 

The one on the left is self-explanatory. 

Politico is accusing TMZ (a celebrity gossip magazine) of stalking Hillary because of the email scandal.  Stalking!!!!  The headline has since been changed ……

TMZ asks Hillary Clinton a question

By KENDALL BREITMAN

3/5/15 12:22 PM EST

TMZ, the Hollywood tabloid website, has the first footage of Hillary Clinton being questioned about her emails in person.

But, they didn’t change the web-link …….

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/tmz-hillary-clinton-stalking-115796.html#ixzz3TYeemQ7O

“TMZ, the Hollywood tabloid website” actually engaged in journalism before any other LSM outlet did. 

Politico says ….

While many journalists over the past three days have tried to no avail to get answers from the former secretary of state ….

Well, I doubt it.  TMZ was the first to get it on film.  Because, why would you bring video coverage for a question like that to Hillary, amirite? 

Sad and sick. 

h/t Twitchy

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Florida Cracking Down On Christian Churches!!!!

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Unbelievably shocking!!!!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Florida city wages soviet-style crackdown on churches

A government crackdown on churches has Christians in Lake Worth, Fla., wondering if they live in the United States or the former Soviet Union.

Churches in Lake Worth, population 36,000,  have been ordered to acquire a business license. As if the church has to get the government’s permission to preach and pray?

But wait. It gets worse, folks.

City officials were so concerned about one congregation that they dispatched a code enforcement officer cloaked in a hoodie to spy on a Southern Baptist church that was meeting in a coffee house.

Folks, it’s like the plot of a Cold War spy novel.

“Government employees are public servants and prohibited by the Constitution from inhibiting religious freedom,” said Mat Staver, founder of the religious liberty law firm Liberty Counsel. “That is a far cry from sneaking around and into a church and acting like KGB agents.” ……

…. The church owns and operates a coffee house in downtown Lake Worth. For the past three months, it has used the coffee house for a weekly worship service. Prior to that the congregation rented space in other buildings in the community.

Pastor Mike Olive told me there had not been any problems until early last month, when he had an encounter with Andy Amoroso, a city commissioner.  

“After we opened up the coffee bar and started doing services, I heard that he told people we were anti-gay,” Olive said. “So I went to his shop to ask him about that.”

I reached out to Amoroso on Wednesday but he did not return my telephone calls.

Pastor Olive told me he tried to convey to Amoroso that the church’s message is ‘Love God, Love People.’

“Our message to the gay community is the same as it is to the straight community,” he said.

The commissioner, Olive said, did not seem to appreciate his message.

“He pointed at me and said, ‘Listen, you better not have a church down there,” Olive told me. ….

…..The code enforcement officer’s notes read like something out of a KGB report

“I walked back to the Coffee Bar and was able to visualize, in my opinion what appeared to be a ministry in progress,” he wrote in the report.

He documented how he observed “people holding what appeared to be Bibles or religious books as one had a cross on it” and “what appeared to be a ministry in progress.”

“I was approached by an unknown man with a cross around his neck,” he wrote.

I’m surprised the code enforcement officer didn’t call up the National Guard for reinforcements.

The officer wrote that he was “able to capture on my city phone a video which will be attached to this case file for future court presentation.”

It’s pretty shocking stuff for a city that prides itself on being a tolerant, multicultural city. But as we all know – tolerance and diversity do not extend to Christians.

“It was pretty shocking,” Pastor Olive said. “We had no prior warning.”

The following Sunday a city employee showed up again and told the church it had one week to vacate the building. They were accused of operating a church in a business rental property without a Lake Worth business license.

For the record – the church was only licensed to sell java – not preach Jesus.

William Waters, the city’s community sustainability director, told me they have nothing against the church – they were simply responding to a complaint.

“We had a complaint that a gathering of people was taking place there in the form of a church,” he said. “We investigated that and determined that, yes, there were people gathered there.”

So if 115 people gather for coffee, that’s OK. But if they gather for worship – it’s against the law?

“We have to treat everybody the same,” Waters said. “We couldn’t give preferential treatment to churches versus other businesses.”

And in the city’s opinion, a church is, in fact, a business – just like  grocery store, a Waffle House or an adult novelty shop. ……

…. Joan Abell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, told The Lake Worth Tribune she was troubled by the city regulations. 

“We’ve been there 99 years and we’ve never had to have a license,” she told the newspaper. “Where do you all of a sudden say the church has to have a license to gather and pray?”

Waters could not tell me how many churches have complied with the city’s demands. Local news accounts indicate the First Baptist Church paid nearly $500 in fees to the city.

Staver said the city’s actions violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Florida Constitution, the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the federal Religious Land Uses and Institutionalized Persons Act.

“Churches are not businesses and need not obtain such licenses,” Staver wrote in a letter to the city.

Waters said any church that refuses to comply could be shut down by the fire department.

“There’s a variety of things that could happen if you don’t comply with the use and occupancy requirement,” he said.

As for Pastor Olive – his church will no longer meet in its church-owned coffee house. Instead, it is taking its congregation “underground” until the issue is resolved.

“We just want to urge the city – don’t allow God and our faith to be zoned out of downtown,” the pastor said.

It appears to me that this is a standoff that could use a healthy dose of all that multicultural tolerance and diversity that Lake Worth takes pride in.

And, the state of Florida sits idly by?

This simply wouldn’t be tolerated if this was happening to any other group of people in the US.  Clearly and obviously, these people’s civil rights are being violated.  Where’s the Justice Dept. now?

And, this is the problem with these egregious violations of the law against Christians …… nothing ever happens to the perpetrators.  People need to go to prison for this stuff.  Where is the Florida state Attorney General? 

Weep and mourn for our nation.  Pray that we return to God.  No nation can stand against God. 

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Gems 2015 — March 5 Scripture Selection: Joshua 1-3

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

March 5 Scripture Selection: Joshua 1-3

Food for Thought: Josh. 2:9-11

What distinguishes you and your faith from the nonbelievers? There should be a huge, noticeable difference! The life of the believer should reflect God’s power and reveal His benefits, and it should contrast starkly that of the nonbeliever—so much so that the nonbeliever could draw conclusions for himself, and like Rahab, decide to be on the Lord’s side.

First, and foremost, when the believer’s light is not hidden, everyone notices. As Jesus says in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” The love of God should also be evident in the believer’s life. “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:35).” Also, for the believer, all things eventually work out for the good, as promised in Romans 8:28. That is how, when nonbelievers are falling apart, the believer can remain calm and have joy even if things are tough, knowing that God is working things out. And finally, the power of God working in and through the believer really gets the attention of the nonbeliever (Mark 16:16-18, John 14:12). The unusual, the supernatural, can and should be a “normal” part of the life of the believer. God is the same, yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8), and His power is still functioning on our behalf today.

The differences between the believer and the nonbeliever are so clear. They are the difference between darkness and light, between oil and water. And as we walk according to the will of God, many will see and put their trust in the Lord, as well.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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EPA Head Denies Global Warming Is A Religion!!!!!

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EPA chief: ‘Climate change is not a religion’

“Climate change is real. It is happening. It is a threat. Humans are causing the majority of that threat … the impacts are already being felt,” she said. “Climate change is not a religion. It is not a belief system. It’s a science fact. And our challenge is to move forward with the actions we need to protect future generations.”

Heh!  No, Gina, you poor, poor, misguided dear.  It is true, our climate changing is real.  It’s always been real.  That’s because our climate has always changed.  With or without humans, our climate will change.  Science, real science, tells us this.  Indeed, it has always stated this.  I’ve never once seen or even heard of a science paper or even a scientist assert that our climate is or should be in a static state.  It is the belief system of the left which believes humans are causing change, and that the change is somehow detrimental.  They’ve actually invented metrics to attempt to sway public perception of this. 

Climate change is not a religion, but, the belief in detrimental human caused climate change certainly is.  These lunatics haven’t even bothered to define what the perfect or best climate is suppose to be.  So, how can we know our climate is bad today, compared to …… whatever utopian climate the lunatics have running around in their little heads?  Well, we can’t. 

Fundamentally, wholly, and totally, the warmist cult is based upon a belief, not fact, not science, but, a religion, which tells believers humans are an abomination to their god, the earth.  There is no known metric which states what is good vs bad climate.  There is no known rational metric which demonstrates human contribution to the imaginary good vs bad climate metric. 

But, there are metrics lunatics used to use …. often.  Sure, they were cherry picked.  And, anyone can spot a small region of the world and show a change so some sort.  This is neither new, nor, unique to any part of the world.  As change is requisite to have climate, change is easily shown in our climate.  Of course, with showing said changes, it is almost never asked if the change is significant, or not, and if significance is attempted to be shown, it’s almost always entirely wrong. 

Here’s an example. 

The lunatics, for decades now, have told us that the Arctic is melting, and it’s all humans’ fault!  So, today, we can see graphics, charts, and figures, 15 ways from Sunday about our Arctic sea ice.  But, climate change isn’t suppose to be local, it’s suppose to be global.  Indeed, it must be global if humans are to be the blame for the climate change, which is never defined as to what is good or bad climate! 

However, the Arctic isn’t the only place on earth which has sea ice.  How is the earth changing in terms of sea ice extent? …… Well, it isn’t towards any measurable significance, anyway. 

 

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Yep, sure, climate change isn’t a religion …. but, the belief humans are causing climate change to the detriment of the god Mother Earth most certainly is.  And, it is a most vile misanthropic religion. 

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A Music Post To Get The Disco Out Of My Head!!!!!

So, yesterday, I did something edgy —- I posted a couple of disco songs!!!  Yes, I’m a wild man.  Of course, sometimes, when you do something edgy, there’s an  …. well, an aftertaste.  Uuugggghhhh!!!!! 

I think this requires a triple!  No, I’m not going to post any classic rock song that’ll pop on someone’s “top 100” evuh list.  That would be almost as bad as having disco play in your mind all night and into the next day!  But, let’s takes some great songs from the bands that have other songs in the “top 100” lists —– there are too many lists to link to, but, you get the idea ….

I thought that maybe listening to the Stones, Led, and Skynyrd might get the Disco out of my head …. and, hopefully, yours, as well!

 

Led Zeppelin did something strange.  They would make albums, but, not release the songs as singles.  I don’t know why, but, it seemed to work for them.  But, I do ramble on …….

Here’s a Skynyrd song which many may not have ever heard, it’s a blues song penned by Steve Gaines.  It’s said that Ronnie Van Zant thought a lot about the talents of Gaines.  I think they were both fantastic.  Damn.

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No, No —– This Is Perfectly Okay!!!! Indian Guru Convinces 400 Men To Cut Off Their Testicles!!!!!

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INDIAN GURU UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR PERSUADING 400 MEN TO CHOP OFF THEIR TESTICLES

A religious Indian guru who is accused of convincing 400 of his male followers to get surgically castrated is being investigated by police in India. The revelation by the victims comes on the heels of another investigation by authorities where the guru is accused of sexual assault.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 47, has led the India-based socio-spiritual organisation Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) since 1990, and reportedly has an estimated 50 million followers and a net worth of approximately $40 million. A report by MSN.com describes Singh as being known as the “guru in bling,” because of his “garish” clothes and jewelry. ……

Read more at the link.

Look, if you can convince 400 guys to have their own balls cut off, they’re not using them, anyway.  Supposedly, the “Guru” told them they would get closer to God if they cut off what God put there.  So, not only were they not using their balls, they weren’t using their brains, either.

No sympathy here.

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They’re Making A List —- And Checking It Off Twice!!!!! Repubs Go Through The Motion Of A Failed Veto Override Vote :|

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Surprise: Keystone Override Vote Goes Nowhere

Even though Republicans control both chambers of Congress their power is limited and therefore not absolute. For instance, after wildly popular legislation passed both the U.S. House and Senate last month approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the president flexed his political muscles and vetoed it anyway. There was nothing Republicans could do about it. And while his ‘Four Pinocchios’-inducing rationale was widely panned by lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, an override vote was always a long shot.

Today, it officially fell short by five votes:

Guy Benson @guypbenson

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Dems heroically kill popular, privately-funded jobs/infrastructure project MT @ChadPergram: Sen #Keystone override fails, 62-37. Needed 67

1:48 PM – 4 Mar 2015

 

Stay tuned for updates.

Well, now they can say, “at least we tried”!

But, no, they didn’t try.  Here’s an update for you, Guy …….  nothing comes to a vote without the permission of the Senate majority leader.  So, we have to ask ourselves as to why Mitch let this come to a vote when he absolutely knew he wouldn’t get the votes.  5 votes in a body housing only 100 people is rather large.  (20% for the math challenged people) 

Yesterday, the House caves on amnesty, today Mitch lets Keystone go away. 

What’s happening is that the establishment Repubs are checking off a list of hot button issues for the base of the party.  They’ll say they tried, but, just couldn’t get it done.  Repubs have the only leadership in the world who would brag about failing, but, that’s exactly what they’re going to do in the very near future. 

Repubs could hold a super majority in both houses, and the presidency, and still fail the American people because of their lack of leadership, their lack of vision, their lack of message and lack of principles. 

There was no reason for this to come to a vote today.  It came because Mitch and the Repub leadership wanted this issue to go away.  Now, they can get to their job of being the Dim-lite party. 

As far as I can see, about the only immigrants they don’t want is someone from UKIP or Pegida. 

People!!!!!  It’s past time!!!!!  Let’s move to start another party!  The Brits did it!!!  The Germans are doing it!!!!  Are we going to say we can’t? 

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Shock News!!!! Watermelons Use False-Flag Operations To Advance Their Commie Agenda!!!! “Sportsman” Group Exposed!!!!!

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Sportsmen group targeted as ‘green decoy’ for environmentalists fires back

The long and short of this story is that the Watermelons set up some idiotic “hunting clubs” who pretend to be about hunting and fishing, but, are really enviro-lunatics. 

The group, BHA (Backcountry Hunters and Anglers) appears to be in bed with some very nasty characters. Here’s a partial list of their benefactors according to the story …..

Tax returns show BHA has received nearly $730,000 since 2011 from four foundations the Environmental Policy Alliance includes on its “Who’s Who list of radical, left-wing, environmentalist foundations”:

  • Western Conservation Foundation, $406,491
  • Pew Charitable Trust, $128,510
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $100,000
  • The Wilburforce Foundation, $94,336

I would encourage any member of the BHA to do a little research on those listed above.  They’re scumbags. 

This isn’t anything new.  It’s been going on for decades.  This is because leftards have no compunction.  They will lie, mislead, and do anything underhanded to advance their agenda.  That’s what they do, that’s who they are. 

For people who are avid about guns and hunting, here’s a pro-tip from a guy who’s been there.  While I haven’t checked out the BHA site, for the most part, there is a huge tell in the leftarded false flag “sportsmen” operations —–

Typically, most will have some blathering about the 2nd amendment, but, only mention it in the context of hunting.  When you see a group giving lip service to the 2nd amendment, but, only as it pertains to hunting, run from it, it is a false flag operation.  Others may also give weak support for the 2nd amendment towards its real meaning, but, never do anything towards protecting the 2nd amendment.  Again, run from the group, it’s headed by leftards. 

While I believe protecting the hunting rights of Americans is very important, it is tertiary when regarding the 2nd Amendment. 

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AP Already Providing A False Narrative For Hillary To Hide Her Emails From The Public!!!

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Good heavens!!!  3 stories I’ve read about this and 3 times I see where it is supposed that Hillary now has extra legal protection from turning over her emails. 

Here’s the AP story…..

House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

The newest revelation is that the Clintons set up their own domain, and then had the domain/email server ran from Hillary’s home.  This may sound really tricky for a lay person, but, for an experienced net tech, there really isn’t much to it.  In many ways, it’s easier than working through a different domain and someone else’ servers. 

At any rate, here’s the oft repeated passage ……..

Operating her own server would have afforded Clinton additional legal opportunities to block government or private subpoenas in criminal, administrative or civil cases because her lawyers could object in court before being forced to turn over any emails. …..

Well, of course her lawyers could object …. as lawyers, they should and will object to turning over her emails.  That’s their job.  But, her lawyers could and will object to nearly all requests for anything.  It doesn’t matter, because her work product as Sec. of State belongs to the people.  This is simple, black and white, law and judicial case history.  It is unambiguous.  Any thing Hillary did on that computer, in her official capacity belongs to the people.  End of story. 

There’s also another narrative being pushed which I believe is false.  It’s being stated that this wasn’t really against the law.  If the reasoning behind having her own email server was to avoid FOI laws, and, I believe it is clear that this is why she did so, then, yes, this is clearly a violation of US law. 

There are also some false comparisons being made ……..

Clinton’s email practices appear to be far more sophisticated than some politicians, including Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, who were found to have been conducting official business using free email services operated by Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.

These are false comparisons because Palin and Romney both used 3rd party services.  Anyone wishing to see their emails can go to the 3rd party and ask/demand them.  There isn’t a 3rd party in Hillary’s case.  For Palin and Romney, it is more likely that they used their private emails for convenience.  In the past, I’ve often done work from home, and used my private email.  Often, the work extended to regular work hours when I was at my desk ….. but, the parties I emailed from my home would respond to the email I used at home rather than my work email. 

I think the investigative committees should just subpoena the NSA.  We all know they have them.  There’s no reason to pretend otherwise.  

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Gems 2015 — March 4 Scripture Selection: Deuteronomy 31-34

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

March 4 Scripture Selection: Deuteronomy 31-34

Food for Thought: Deut. 31:19-21

Music is not something man came up with for the purpose of mere entertainment, though it can be very entertaining. God invented music, and it has been around since long before man walked on the earth for the first time. Music has many purposes, and one of them is to teach and deliver a message, which was precisely why the Lord had Moses, inspired by His Spirit, write a song and teach it to the people to be sung for generations as a way to lead them back to the truth after they strayed.

For some reason, when messages are attached to a melody, they are remembered better, and the revelation of it strikes a deeper chord in the soul. When used correctly, music can have a powerful role in our lives, especially music relevant to spiritual and faith matters among which are three categories of themes that are very beneficial and merit most of our attention. First, of course, are the evangelistic songs, those which announce the Good News of Jesus Christ as our Savior. In a setting where there are people who do not know Him as their personal Savior, or have strayed from their faith, these are particularly effective.

Next, and appropriate for everyone, are the songs which exalt the Lord and declare His attributes and position. In addition to glorifying the Lord, these songs can be extremely uplifting to the singers and the hearers.

And finally, there are songs founded on the Word of God which specifically edify the believers and remind them of the benefits of their position in Christ and following Jesus in this life. These teach, strengthen, and encourage the believers. They may correct, but never condemn. They lead people to make wise decisions and to have faith.

In choosing songs to listen to and sing, it is best to make sure that they have a specific function for the heart, and are not songs which could bring one down or lead to temptation, because whatever one hears and sings is what one will think about. And eventually the thought-life will steer the person in one direction or another. Using Philippians 4:8 as a “filter,” we can discriminate and judge every thought (II Corinthians 10:5) to gain the optimum benefit of God’s creation of music for our lives.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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