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Bakery owner fined $135,000 for refusing to bake wedding cake for same-sex couple shares his story | Glenn Beck

Remember the Oregon couple that was fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding? It became one of many iconic stories in the past year that showed the progressive war on religious freedom taking place in America. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage nationwide, many fear these attacks on freedom of conscience will only escalate. Stu and Pat talked to Aaron Klein, one of the owners of the bakery, on radio this morning about the latest on this story.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches Are Now…. RACIST?

With so many sensitive “politically correct” problems now, we’re now living in a society where even FOOD can be deemed racist. I’m not kidding!

Principal Verenice Guiterrez, who certainly voted for Obama, runs the Harvey Scott School (K-8) in Portland, Oregon. And she has made an announcement that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist!

Why? Because, as Principal Guiterrez explained, this effort effort was made to, “improve education for students of color.” She noted that some students – such as those from Mexico or Somalia – haven’t eaten bread in their culture. Instead, they eat pitas, tortas, and other bread substitutes.

Therefore, the serving of delicious PB&Js is a brazen display of white privilege. The Principal wants to cancel out this supposed racial privilege and “change their teaching practices to boost minority students’ performance.”

How is this possible? Food can’t make racial comments… And a sandwich can’t even watch The Dukes of Hazzard. It is two slices of bread, with your favorite jelly and crunchy or creamy peanut butter. Most children think they are delicious, and I bet you probably still eat them.

via www.thepoliticalinsider.com


Judge orders cancellation of Redskins trademark registration - Washington Times

A U.S. District Court judge handed the Washington Redskins its greatest loss yet in a legal battle over the team’s trademarks.

Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled in favor of five Native Americans who argued the Redskins trademarks were derogatory. He found that the six trademarks at issue “consisted of matter that ‘may disparage’ a substantial composite of Native Americans.”

The cancellations of the six trademarks won’t take effect until the NFL team has exhausted all of its options in the federal appeals process, which could take the case to the Supreme Court. The ruling does not prevent the team from using the designs at issue.

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Owners of Oregon Bakery That Refused to Bake Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Fined $135,000 | TheBlaze.com

The owners of an Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple were ordered Thursday to pay $135,000 “in damages for emotional and mental suffering resulting from the denial of service.”

The ruling from Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian came after Sweetcakes By Melissa owners Melissa and Aaron Klein were found guilty in a preliminary finding earlier this year of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

via www.theblaze.com


In light of South Carolina church shooting, Obama makes call for gun control

We don't have all the facts, yet Barack Obama is publicizing a knee jerk reaction to the mindless mass shooting that took place at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.  That's not a presidential thing to do, that's not leadership.  It's a shameless push of an agenda, nothing but.  Here's something I posted a couple years back, demonstrating how illogical a call Obama is making.

Forks make people fat, let's ban them!

By Mike Thayer

That's the *logic* people are using in making a call to ban guns in light of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.

Forks make people fat, let's ban them!  Oh, I'm sorry, that won't work, they'll still have access to spoons and gosh, their hands to stuff their faces with.

The call to ban guns is totally illogical, impractical and the exact OPPOSITE reaction necessary to address something like the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. 

It's like saying water causes drowning.  No it doesn't.  It's a person's behavior, action, lack of action, or inability that results in drowning. 

But to a liberal-minded person, a right brain thinker....  If there was no water, there would be no drownings.

To a liberal-minded person, a right brain thinker.....  If there were no forks, there wouldn't be any fat people.

That's their line of *logic*.....  If there were no assault rifles or handguns, there's be no more school shootings.

That's simply not true.  Mass murder would and will still take place.  A ban on guns affects nothing, well, except innocent, law-abiding people no longer being able to defend themselves with a rifle or a handgun.  That's what gun free zones have brought us, even more innocent people being killed.

And never mind that the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut didn't even involve a so-called assault weapon.

Headline:  Knife-wielding man injures 22 children in China  Yep, the stabbings took place at a school, the very same day the Newtown, Connecticut shootings took place.

How many guns did Timothy McVeigh use?  Zero.

Ever hear of the Bath School Disaster?  That's the name given to the mass murder that happened in Bath Township, Michigan in 1927.  The death toll was 38 school children, two teachers and four other adults.  At least 58 others were injured.  This tragedy wasn't the result of gunfire, the evil was carried out with the use of bombs.

People of evil intent, of crazy intent, don't need guns.  They'll find a way.

When an innocent life in Sparta was taken by the thrust of a sword, the population did not say, "Let's ban swords."   That wasn't said because it's a non-answer.  The people of Sparta were smart, they didn't waste time debating non-answers.  Their reaction to murder was knowledge.  The answers were, learn to defend yourself and learn to detect and prevent bad situations.

That's the key, an answer.  Addressing this issue with KNOWLEDGE, education, learning, preventing, PRACTICING.

When people get fat, we don't blame the fork.  We realize it's overeating, it's about knowledge.  We address the issue with diet, learning about nutrition, developing better eating habits and changing our selection of foods to consume.

When people drown, we don't issue a call to ban swimming pools.  We address the issue with knowledge in the forms of swimming lessons, better supervision, flotation devices, safer facilities.  And think about this, banning guns would be as impractical as banning water.  Guns are everywhere and will continue to be everywhere.  Fast and Furious anyone?

When a drunk driver kills a person, we don't ban vehicles.  We address the issue with awareness, intervention, prevention and a court system. 

Making a call to ban guns is an illogical reaction to what took place in Newtown, Connecticut.  It's a non-answer and won't prevent a future mass killing at a school, a theatre, or a mall.  Gun free zones don't work and neither do gun bans. 

Like the wise people of Sparta, we should be addressing this tragedy with knowledge, education, awareness, PREVENTION.

I've proposed School Marshalls.  Just like Air Marshalls, we need a similar presence in schools.  It's a matter of KNOWLEDGE, education and training.  It's a matter of PREVENTION and being prepared.  Let teachers that have a carry/conceal permit to carry at school.  Give them some extra training for the school environment in conjunction with the local police department and let them carry.  Others have suggested using off-duty and/or retired police department personnel.  Another suggestion is using people just getting out of the military and looking to transition to a civilian life.

Our reaction to school shootings must be based in knowledge.  Learning from the Spartans and history teaches us that we must educate people on how to defend themselves from such attacks, to learn how to detect and prevent bad situations.   That means having people on hand who know how to use today's sword, the gun.  That means having a deterrent, some 'Spartans' on guard. 

Ask yourself why crazy people don't try to carry out murderous acts by walking into a police station.  

Together, let's exercise some logic, a REAL answer.  Let's stick a fork in gun free zones.


Family of NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, says she's white but portrays herself as black | Fox News

The head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, is facing questions about whether she lied about her racial identity, with her family saying she's white but has portrayed herself as black.

Rachel Dolezal tells The Spokesman-Review newspaper (http://bit.ly/1MuATMc ) that it's a complex issue, saying, "I don't know that everyone would understand that."

She's president of the civil-rights organization's local branch, an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University and chairwoman of Spokane's police overnight board.

The mayor and City Council president say an inquiry is underway into whether she violated city polices when she listed herself as white, black and American Indian on her board application.

Dolezal's mother says the family is Czech, Swedish and German, with some Native American roots.

Ruthanne Dolezal says her daughter would have been more effective if she were honest.

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Texas cops shut down kids' 'illegal' lemonade stand - CNNPolitics.com

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Shutting down little kids' lemonade stands is un-American. Period.  Who is the Overton, Texas police department protecting and serving by shutting down Americana?  The people, or big government?

(CNN) Texas sisters Andria, 8, and Zoey Green, 7, wanted to raise about $100 to take their dad to Splash Kingdom as a Father's Day present, so they set up a traditional neighborhood lemonade stand.

According to ABC affiliate KLTV, about an hour later and after a $25 profit, Overton police showed up and shut the lemonade stand down because the Green sisters did not have a "Peddler's Permit," which comes with a $150 fee.

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Bill Clinton as First Gent? He’d break new ground — and maybe a little china.

All presidential elections are, by definition, historic, but some break more new ground than others.

And this next one?

“Uncharted waters,” says Dee Dee Myers, who was press secretary in the Clinton White House.

“Historical moment, cultural moment,” says Chris Lehane, a longtime Clinton campaign operative.

Their adjectives were not about the possibility of the first woman in the Oval Office (though yes, they all think that’s a watershed) but rather about the office on the other side of the building, in the East Wing. The election of a woman president would mean that for the first time, the first lady would be … a man.

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Al Sharpton’s daughter sues city for $5M after spraining ankle | New York Post

She learned at the feet of a master.

Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court rec­ords show.

Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” when she stumbled over uneven pavement at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway downtown last year, according to a lawsuit.

Currently on vacation in Bali, the membership director for her gadfly dad’s National Action Network claims she “still suffers and will continue to suffer for some time physical pain and bodily injuries,” according to the suit filed against the city departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection.

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Restaurant to Hold 'White Appreciation Day' and Offer White People a Discount - Eater

White patrons will get 10 percent off of their meals.

To file under horrible ideas: A barbecue restaurant in Milliken, Colo. plans to host a "White Appreciation Day." According to local station WNDUall white people will received a 10 percent discount on June 11. Owners Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez — both of whom are Hispanic — tell KUSA 9News that the day started "as a joke," but is now a serious event on the calendar.

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