Category Archives: Indifference

No Party For Role Models

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This bunch has no work ethics, they care nothing for the people who elected them to office, but by not signing the CRA and rolling back NET NEUTRALITY is just more proof that they took PAYOLA from AT&T also, which proves they are also corrupt.

Hate Crimes Are So Rare They Have To
Be Invented

For the last number of years, our nation has been awash in “hate crimes” against minorities, homosexuals, and transgendered folk.

Or have we?

The national media went into an instant froth in early February when actor Jussie Smollett, of the TV show “Empire,” claimed to have been beaten by two white guys wearing “MAGA” hats and yelling that Chicago is “MAGA country,” an assertion that is about as far from the truth as it is possible to get.  Smollett was able to tick two boxes on his victim card as both a black and a homosexual.

National race-baiters jumped into battle before the first pixels of the story had faded.   President candidates such as Kamala Harris and Cory Booker (of “Fartacus” fame) were quick to call it a “lynching,” and the rhetoric heated up from there. Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “an affront to our humanity.”  Socialist poster child Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blistered the media for describing the incident as a “possible” hate crime.  Her anti-American, pro-Palestinian colleague Rashida Tlaib wrote hysterically that “the right-wing is killing and hurting our people.”

Now, however, Smollett has turned from a victim into a perp.   Chicago police are now saying the attack was staged by the actor with the help of two acquaintances of his from Nigeria who took five grand from Smollett for their part in the hoax. Celebrities from coast-to-coast are back-pedaling as fast as they can to get away from the mess altogether.  Even Nancy Pelosi deleted her nasty Tweet.

Last November, In Mississippi, an apparently horrid hate crime involving nooses turned out to be nothing of the sort.  In fact, the “perpetrators” were not racists but anti-racists.  The nooses were not an expression of racism, but a protest against racism.

The nooses in question were hung in the Mississippi state capitol building the day before the election last November.  Cindy-Hyde Smith, the Republican candidate and eventual winner, had made a lame joke about hanging that was clearly made in reference to the fate of horse thieves in the Old West.

The nooses had been found along with what the media called “hate signs,” which was a narrative that worked until the Mississippi Department of Public Safety released photos of the “hate signs.”  Here’s what they said:
On Tuesday, November 27th thousands of Mississippians will vote for a senator.  We need someone who respects the lives of lynch victims.
We’re hanging nooses to remind people that times haven’t changed.

Oops.  The message of the nooses was not targeted at blacks but at supposedly racist whites.  The media slowly and reluctantly corrected their inflammatory headlines.

Also in Mississippi, just a week before the 2018 election that sent Donald Trump to the White House, a historic black church was burned and spray-painted with the message “Vote Trump.”  It was immediately labeled a “hate crime,” and remained so until authorities discovered that the culprit was actually a member of the congregation.  After the fire, while their church was being renovated, the congregation worshiped at a predominantly white church, a sign of the progress in race relations in the Deep South.

I am the co-author of Idaho’s marriage amendment, passed 63-37 in 2006 to enshrine man-woman marriage in our state constitution.  The homosexual lobby spent a good part of the campaign insisting that the amendment would unleash a wave of hate and violence targeted at gays in Idaho.

Sure enough, the day after the election, a twenty-something man filed a police report that he had been jumped while walking on our city’s greenbelt by attackers yelling anti-gay slurs and swinging their fists.  Ah, said the activists, there is your proof – we told you this would happen!

However, it didn’t take long for his story to unravel when he was questioned by police, and it turned out that he beat himself up because apparently there were no gay-haters in Boise willing to do it for him.

Andy Ngo is a journalist, editor (at Quillette), and photographer who started a thread on Twitter two days ago rehearsing the litany of fake hate crimes over the last several years.  (I’d show you but I have been suspended – again- by Twitter for telling the truth about sexual deviancy.)

Here is his giant list of fake hate crimes, just during the Trump administration.  In my judgment, we should simply abolish the “hate crime” designation altogether.  Every crime is a hate crime, and we should not give more legal protections to victims of some crimes than we give to victims of other crimes.  Justice indeed should be blind to color.

Peter Kirsanow, a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, points out that the facts contradict the media narrative that hate crimes are on rapid and disturbing rise:

FBI statistics for 2015 (the most recent available at the time of the 2018 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hate Crimes Hearing ) show that there were 1,997,700 violent crimes in the U.S.  A total of 5,850 crimes were designated hate crimes — whether violent or non-violent.  There were 15,696 cases of murder or manslaughter in the U.S., of which 8, or .0005, were designated hate crimes.  There were 764,449 aggravated assaults, of which 681, or .00089, were designated hate crimes.  There were 124,047 rapes, of which 12, or .000096, were designated hate crimes.  There were 327,374 robberies, of which 120, or .00036, were designated hate crimes.

In 2017, nearly 90 percent of reporting police departments registered zero hate crimes in their respective jurisdictions.  And the most recent data show that blacks are much more likely to commit hate crimes than whites.  In fact, blacks are approximately 200 percent more likely to commit hate crimes than whites.

At a Commission hearing on hate crimes, Kirsanow asked this question of the panel of criminologists, law-enforcement officials, and hate-crime experts:

“Are you aware of any data, studies, or other evidence that shows that designating a crime a hate crime deters, prevents, or reduces that crime, and second, whether designating a crime a federal hate crime reduces, deters, or prevents incidents of that crime?”

No one answered.  Kirsanow poses this question to us: “If designating a crime a hate crime doesn’t deter, prevent, or resolve such crime, what’s the purpose of the designation?  By now, most Americans are getting a pretty good idea.”

In other words, “hate crimes” are not about justice at all.  They’re about giving regressives a cudgel to beat conservatives about the head and shoulders until everybody figures out the crimes are fabrications.

Here’s a point worth pondering.  If hate crimes are so rare they have to be invented, perhaps America is not nearly as racist and homophobic as the Talking Snake Media wants us to believe.  And maybe, just maybe, the hate and racism are coming from the left rather than the right.

Domestic Violence Call Leads Officers To “Absolutely Disgusting Child Abuse Case”

Children found locked in dog cage, living
in deplorable conditions, Wise County
deputies say

RHOME, TX  –  A father and mother of four children are facing charges after deputies discovered a horrific scene of child abuse and neglect at a home Tuesday morning.

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Paige Isabow Harkings, 24

According to Wise County deputies, they received a call at about 7:20 a.m. on a report of domestic violence at a house off County Road 4930 near Newark, about 30 miles north of Fort Worth.

Andrew Fabila and Paige Harkings face four charges of child endangerment, authorities said.

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Andrew Joseph Fabila, 24

When deputies arrived at the home, they found cuts to the Fabila’s face and heard children inside a barn, according to Sheriff Lane Akin, with the Wise County Sheriff’s Department.

Four children were found inside the barn:  a 4-year-old girl and three boys, ages 5, 3 and 1, Akin said.

The oldest two children were locked in a dog kennel measuring about 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet, he said.  The other two were found mostly unclothed on the floor of the barn, covered in urine and feces, Akin said.

Akin said it was the worst child-abuse case he’d seen during his 44 years in law enforcement.

“I’ve not worked one where children are locked inside a dog kennel, and I find that absolutely disgusting,” he said.

Inside the barn, the space was “crudely fashioned” into rooms to create some sort of living quarters, Akin said.

“There was plenty of food inside the barn, but the refrigerator and the cabinets had been locked so the kids could not get in to get food,” the sheriff said.

The children were hungry and thirsty when deputies found them, so authorities gave them food and water before they were taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.  Akin said he saw no obvious injuries to the children before they were hospitalized.

The children were released from the hospital Tuesday evening and will be placed in foster care, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said.

Deputies noticed feces scattered throughout the house.

Fabila was sent to the hospital with cuts.  Harkins also faces a family violence charge.

The couple had been staying with the paternal grandparents’ house.  Texas Child Protective Services confirmed that they had previous contact with the family, but would not elaborate.

Multiple agencies are investigating.

District Court Decision Reversed For PPH

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Planned Parenthood employees admit that some doctors performed abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research.

AG Paxton Commends 5th Circuit
Decision Regarding Exclusion of
Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit after it reversed the district court’s decision preventing Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program.

“The 5th Circuit’s ruling shows that the district court applied the wrong legal standard,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “Planned Parenthood’s reprehensible conduct, captured in undercover videos, proves that it is not a ‘qualified’ provider under the Medicaid Act, so we are confident we will ultimately prevail.”

During oral argument, the attorney general’s legal team recounted raw, unedited footage from eight hours of undercover videos showing violations of medical and ethical standards by Texas Planned Parenthood officials.  This footage was also described in the Fifth Circuit’s opinion.

In the videos, Planned Parenthood employees admit that some doctors performed abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research and would manipulate the timing and methods of abortions.

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Fetal Tissue Harvested For Research By Planned Parenthood.

The Fifth Circuit included a picture of the fetal tissue Planned Parenthood was harvesting. Federal laws prohibit researchers from performing abortions to secure fetal tissue for their own research under such circumstances, and prohibits modifying abortion procedures to obtain tissue for research purposes.

In December 2016, the inspector general of Texas Health and Human Services removed Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program for the video footage of actions that “violate generally accepted medical standards,” and for making false statements to law enforcement.

Though Planned Parenthood is still under investigation, it receives around $3.1 million a year in Texas Medicaid funding.

View a copy of the 5th Circuit decision here

It’s No Accident Our Children Have No Rights Now

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Daniel Edmonds ran for Oklahoma’s second congressional district seat in 2010

Former Congressional Candidate
Charged With Child Sex Abuse

OKMULGEE COUNTY, OK  –  A former congressional candidate is behind bars tonight, charged with three counts of child sexual abuse.

Daniel Edmonds ran for Oklahoma’s second congressional district seat in 2010 against Charles Thompson and lost. Okmulgee County sheriff’s deputies arrested Edmonds on Friday.

On Monday, the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office charged Edmonds with the crimes.

“We’re not gonna tolerate it,” Muskogee County Sheriff Rob Frazier said.  “Of course, everyone is innocent until proven guilty,” he continued.  “But stuff like this absolutely sickens me.”

One affidavit details incidents that happened between April 2015 and June 2017.
It says “Daniel Edmonds did have sexual contact” with a minor and that the incidents “happened multiple times” in different locations.

“We don’t care who you are, we don’t care where you come from,” Frazier said. “You’re not gonna do this to minor children in Muskogee County.”

A separate affidavit said another child reported “Daniel began molesting him sometime in 2015” and continued until last month.

“It’s been going on for a while, and as far as we can tell, lasted all the way up until almost present day,” the sheriff said.

The report said the boy reported he’d been molested many times.

“You do not have a right to treat anyone in the manner these minor children have been treated,” Frazier said.

Frazier said when the initial report was made, they only knew of one victim, but it’s now developed into two.

“We had developed another victim, so at this time we believe there are two victims and possibly more,” he said.  “We’re still under investigation.”

Sheriff Frazier said they’ll continue investigating and make sure there are no more victims.

These People Care Nothing For Women Nor Parents

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Texas Attorney General Logo graphic.

AG Paxton Defends State Laws
Protecting the Health and Safety of
Texas Women

AUSTIN, TX  –  A legal team from Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office today urged the U.S. District Court in Austin to dismiss a baseless lawsuit brought by radical pro-abortion activists seeking to strike down virtually all abortion-related laws and regulations in Texas.

“It’s outrageous that these activists are so dedicated to their radical pro-abortion agenda that they want the courts to repeal laws enacted by the Texas Legislature to protect the health of women getting abortions, such as requiring the sterilization of medical instruments,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “Many of Texas’ common-sense abortion regulations have been in place for decades, are similar to laws passed in a majority of the states, and have been upheld as constitutional by the courts.”

During oral arguments at today’s district court hearing, Attorney General Paxton’s office pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld requirements like those targeted in the lawsuit against Texas, affirming multiple times that the state has an interest in safeguarding women’s health and protecting unborn life.

Texas’ abortion-related laws include many common-sense rules, such as requiring that abortion clinics are licensed, surgical instruments must be sterilized, and more complicated and dangerous late-term surgical abortions must be performed in surgical centers rather than in a doctor’s office.  Texas is not alone in protecting the health and safety of women:

  • 40 states limit abortions to being performed only by a physician;
  • 44 states have parental involvement requirements; and
  • 29 states have laws requiring physicians to provide certain information to patients considering an abortion.

“My office’s solid legal arguments demonstrated that the lawsuit is attempting to use the judicial system to repeal laws that the state’s elected representatives passed to make sure women who have abortions do so with all the information they need and under conditions that are as medically safe as possible,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “I’m hopeful the district court will agree with us and dismiss this baseless lawsuit.”