Claim: New York Dems Exploited Jewish Sabbath in Effort to Pass Pro-Choice Measure
Big Government - 

Critics are charging pro-choice Democrats in New York’s state Senate with a scheme to ram through an abortion rights amendment during the Jewish Sabbath in order to prevent Sen. Simcha Felder, a pro-life Orthodox Jew, from casting a vote.

The New York Post reports that the June 28th vote placed Felder, from Brooklyn, in a predicament in that, if he left Albany to observe Shabbat, the abortion amendment could pass; if he remained, he would be violating his religious observance.

Deputy Senate GOP leader Tom Libous said, “The Democrats were counting votes. They were waiting for Simcha to leave. They thought they were going to get away with that.”

Libous continued, “I told Simcha, ‘They’re waiting for you to leave.’ They didn’t care. It was extremely insensitive.”

Felder, a socially conservative Democrat who caucuses with Republicans, said it was indeed wrong to have a conscience issue like abortion raised on or immediately before a religious observance.

“I was told that they [the Democrats] were waiting for me to leave,” Felder said. “I was pretty dumbfounded why the vote couldn’t take place a day or two before the Sabbath.”

When the abortion issue was not up for a vote by mid-afternoon Friday, Felder decided to consult with a rabbi on how he should proceed.

“I was told because abortion is an issue of life and death, I was compelled to stay and cast a vote,” Felder stated.

When it was clear that Felder was remaining, Sen. Jeff Klein, head of the four-member Independent Democratic Caucus (IDC), brought the amendment up for a vote at 4:50 p.m.

With Felder’s “no” vote, the bill failed to attain the 32 votes needed to pass. Felder then rushed home before sundown.

The IDC and the regular Senate Democrats denied conspiring to wait for Felder to leave to bring up the vote.

Pro-life supporters said that Gov. Cuomo’s bill would have elevated abortion to a fundamental right. If passed, the bill would have required that the state not discriminate on abortion in benefits or services or anything else it provides.

Republicans in the state Senate had pledged to block the bill. Originally, Klein said that while his group supports abortion rights, it decided against allowing a vote on a bill that would fail.

The IDC introduced nine of Cuomo’s ten Women’s Equality Agenda measures, including enhanced penalties for human traffickers and increased legal damages for women who are not given equal pay. 

The abortion plank was omitted following massive opposition to the decriminalization of abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy, when a woman’s health--not just her life--was at risk. “Health” is a vague term that was feared, by pro-life supporters, to allow abortion on demand.-

    


Monday, July 08, 2013  11:57     822 Views
Navalny's Russian Courage
WSJ Opinion Journal - 'I cannot run away. Not one of us has the right to be neutral.'
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:54     695 Views
Alan Blinder: The Economy Needs More Spending Now
WSJ Opinion Journal - U.S. growth would be more robust if we didn't confuse short-term stimulus with long-term reform.
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:52     731 Views
Michele Flournoy: The Smart-Shopping Way to Cut Defense Spending
WSJ Opinion Journal - The outdated, wasteful procurement process needs an overhaul for the U.S. to avoid readiness reductions.
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:46     677 Views
UN Warns: Mexican Border 'Global Pathway' to U.S. for Illegals from Horn of Africa
Big Government - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a report, "Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean," that identifies both Mexican cartels and street gangs as conduits for individuals from Africa and Asia entering the U.S illegally. The report identifies the Islamic terrorist haven of Somalia as being one of the nations from which the illegal U.S. bound border-crossers are originating.
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:44     639 Views
Lynch mob waving Al Qaeda banners...
Drudge Report - WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The horrific video show the four teens, reportedly out celebrating the ousting of Morsi in Alexandria, completely surrounded by the mob after fleeing onto a rooftop.
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:43     654 Views
They´ve created a monster! World´s largest private yacht takes to the sea after £400m three'year construction project to build 590ft behemoth
Lucianne.com - Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca Seales Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 08 36 2013 07:36:01 GMT This is the moment the world´s largest private yacht took to the sea. Azzam, which was built by German firm Lurssen, is a staggering 590 feet long ' a £400million floating palace which has knocked Roman Abramovich off the owners´ top spot. It was officially unveiled for the first time in April following three years at the shipbuilder´s docks in Bremen. Scroll down for video ' Yachtspotters have now photographed Azzam, believed to have been ordered by a Middle'Eastern billionaire, being tested on the North Sea.
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:37     655 Views
Kenyan children all smiles while wearing donated Romney/Ryan t-shirts
Daily Caller - Romney campaign affiliate finds use for leftover campaign t-shirts
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:34     695 Views
Museum of Sex Features Weiner
Big Government - 

The Museum of Sex in New York City, located at Fifth Avenue and 27th Street, is now featuring an exhibit called “Universe of Desire.” That exhibit includes text from a Facebook back-and-forth between New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss. The exchange went something like this:

            WEINER: “I hear liberal girls are very, uh, accommodating of others.”

            WEISS: “Of course! It is all about taking care of the little guy!.”

            WEINER: “Little?! Ouch. You’d be surprised how big.”

According to Weiss, the two also had a thirty minute phone sex session on one of Weiner’s congressional phones. The Museum’s curator, Sarah Forbes, says that the texts are “artifacts of sexuality.”


    


Monday, July 08, 2013  11:34     670 Views
Experts Warn Against Latest Teen YouTube Trend: 'Condom Challenge'
Big Government - 

DETROIT (WWJ) - A new trend among teens called "The Condom Challenge" is causing concern in the medical community. The teens are literally snorting condoms and then pulling them out of their mouths. There are reports of YouTube videos showing teens participating in the challenge. 

Although local hospitals have not seen any patients as a result of the challenge, doctors are concerned that the condom ingestion could be a potential choking hazard. Beaumont Emergency Room Doctor Ammar Ali told a local reporter "You are taking a whole entire condom, which is supposed to be very withstanding and putting it down your throat and hoping that essentially it doesn't get lodged." 

Strangely enough, teen pregnancy has sky rocketed in the region since the challenge began. 


    


Monday, July 08, 2013  11:33     643 Views
Origin of a Legend
Lucianne.com - PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Mon, 08 27 2013 07:27:00 GMT A clue to the source of the enormous destructive power of the Obama administration's blunders in the Middle East is contained in Victor Hugo's novel, Ninety Three. It contains a famous chapter describing the struggle to contain a five ton carronade that has broken loose from its mountings and was now veering around the hull, smashing everything before it. It is where we get the phrase "loose cannon". (Snip) The same words, with some alterations, might be used to describe the terrible forces unleashed by the administration's attempts at proxy warfare - "leading from behind" as it is called.
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:32     656 Views
DETECTIVE: Trayvon's dad first said screams were not son's...
Drudge Report - SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The lead detective in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder case says Trayvon Martin's father told him that screams for help on a 911 call weren't his son's.Officer Chris Serino was called by the defense Monday to testify about a meeting with Martin's father in the days after the Miami teen was fatally shot by Zimmerman.Serino says at the meeting, when Tracy Martin listened to the 911 recording and was asked if it was his son, Tracy Martin said "no."Tracy Martin was in the courtroom Monday as Serino recounted the meeting.Convincing the jury of whose voice is on the tapes is important because it would help them decide who was the aggressor in the confrontation. Relatives of Martin's and Zimmerman's have offered conflicting opinions about who is heard screaming.Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second degree murder, claiming self-defense.
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:31     718 Views
Guest Post: Tobacco Tax Hike Preview Of How Minnesota Is Driving Business To North Dakota
Say Anything - zx500y290_683583A few months ago I wrote about the effects of higher income tax rates in Minnesota and how these changes might impact the 200,000+ residents, businesses and communities along the border with North Dakota. The North Dakota legislature recently passed the largest tax reduction in state history on both personal and corporate income tax rates....
Monday, July 08, 2013  11:20     641 Views
Amanda Bynes tweets something unfavorable about the Obamas, is therefore a racist
Lucianne.com - Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Jim Treacher Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 08 52 2013 06:52:13 GMT I know exactly two things about Amanda Bynes: 1.She used to be a child star, and now she's best known for being out of her mind. Like Lindsay Lohan, except slightly more talented and not nearly as interesting. 2.These days she spends her abundant free time on Twitter, calling people ugly. Like, lots of people. All the time. It's just something she does now. This is no longer tolerable, apparently, as of this morning: (Tweets) We all know how it works. Once the accusation of racism has been made, the burden to prove otherwise is on the accused.
Monday, July 08, 2013  10:57     647 Views
IRS Mistakenly Exposes Thousands of Social Security Numbers...
Drudge Report - Another day, another slipup by the Internal Revenue Service. 
Monday, July 08, 2013  10:57     644 Views
The Speech of Silence
WSJ Opinion Journal - It's hard to read Gertrud Kolmar's poetry without thinking of her disappearance in Nazi Germany, along with millions of other Jews. Micah Mattix reviews Dieter Kühn's "Gertrude Kolmar: A Literary Life."
Monday, July 08, 2013  10:54     660 Views
Chicago Murders Soar: 67 Shot, 11 Killed over July 4 Weekend--So Far
Big Government - 

There were 67 people shot and 11 killed over the long Independence Day weekend in Chicago. Of the 67, eight were shot, with one killed, in a single Saturday evening attack in the West Side neighborhood of Lawndale.

The Chicago Tribune lists the details of the some of the gruesome shootings:

At Stroger [Cook County Hospital] were: a woman, 72, with a wound to an ankle; a woman, 41, with a wound to her right thigh; a man, 43, with gunshot wounds to the leg and back; a man, 45, shot in the penis and right thigh; and a man, 48, shot in the leg and buttocks. At Mount Sinai were: a man, 31, shot in the wrist, and a woman, 20, shot in the right leg. Police described all the victims as having had their conditions stabilized.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy issued a press release in June boasting of the more than 2900 firearm seizures the department had made in 2013:

“We continue to achieve significant decreases in murders, shootings, and overall crime this year, yet there are too many illegal guns on our streets,” said Superintendent McCarthy. “The passage of significant legislation in Springfield last week requiring reporting the loss and theft of guns is an important step forward and there’s more work to be done to keep illegal weapons off our streets.”

Despite the seizures, and technically lower overall crime statistics for the year, of which Mayor Rahm Emanuel and McCarthy consistently remind Chicagoans, the murder rate since early May is rivaling the same period for 2012’s year-long bloodbath in the city of Chicago.

For the 28 days leading up to this past Father’s Day weekend--another bloodbath itself, in which 46 were shot and 8 were killed, including one shot by a police officer--murder numbers matched 2012 exactly with 41. Chicago Police data show that in the two weeks following, another 27 were gunned down and killed. 


    


Monday, July 08, 2013  10:53     655 Views
Hope fading for 40 missing in Quebec train disaster, officials confirm five dead
Free Republic - LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — About 40 people are considered missing after the spectacular blaze and explosions that razed much of Lac-Megantic, increasing the likelihood that the number of fatalities could soar from the current official death toll of five. “I can tell you that we have met a lot of people….and what I can tell you is that about 40 people are considered missing,” Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet told a news conference. “We have to be careful with that number because it could go up or down.” It is the first time police have gone public with an estimate...
Monday, July 08, 2013  10:52     614 Views
To cut STD rate, Calif. considers condoms in prison
Lucianne.com - Associated Press, by Don Thompson Posted By: BaseballFan- Sun, 07 54 2013 11:54:50 GMT SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prisoners have unprotected sexual contact, forced or consensual, even if both are illegal, and this reality often leads to the spread of HIV and other diseases in prisons and in communities where felons are paroled. Setting up a difficult conversation, one state lawmaker says it´s time to give inmates a way to practice safe sex behind bars to reduce an infection rate that experts say is much higher than that of the general population. The proposal from Oakland Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta comes despite a law prohibiting any sex between inmates, ...
Monday, July 08, 2013  10:49     603 Views