A Big Day For America At SCOTUS

When Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly last year I was heartbroken.Perhaps crestfallen isn’t too strong a word.We had lost a staunch,unapologetic conservative voice.With the harbinger of a Hillary Clinton dictatorship hanging over our heads all I could see was the court lurching even farther to the left.At the time no one could foresee the phenomenon that would be Donald Trump stunning the entire world by soundly thumping Obama’s heir apparent.I do not believe another person in the country would have what it took to win….brash,determined,a viable message of success for the American worker and the guts to tell the chattering class to kiss his ass,political correctness be damned.Remarkably,Mitch McConnell put off hearings on Scalia’s replacement over the wailing and gnashing of teeth by democrats demanding Obama get the chance to plant another liberal shill on the court.

Scalia – Portrait Of A Man & Jurist

THE LAST DAY OF THIS SESSION WAS A BUSY ONE
SCOTUS reinstates substantially all of Trump Travel Order

To begin, we grant both of the Government’s petitions for certiorari and consolidate the cases for argument. The Clerk is directed to set a briefing schedule that will permit the cases to be heard during the first session of October Term 2017.

The Court also substantially lifted the injunctions, except to persons who already have a bona fide connection to the U.S.:
http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/scotus-reinstates-substantially-all-of-trump-travel-order/

Trump: Decision To Let Travel Ban Take Effect Is ‘Clear Victory For Our National Security’

“As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive,” Trump said. “My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/trump-decision-to-let-travel-ban-take-effect-is-clear-victory-for-our-national-security/

Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

WASHINGTON — A clear majority of Supreme Court justices seemed ready Wednesday to rule that the separation of church and state should not extend to swings and slides.In a case with implications for more than 30 states that have prohibitions against public funds going to religious institutions, the justices cast doubt on Missouri’s refusal to include a Lutheran church in a grant program that reimburses non-profit groups for installing rubber playground surfaces.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/19/supreme-court-justices-side-church-playground-dispute/100648998/

SCOTUS: Blocking Church Daycare From Grant Money Is ‘Odious to Our Constitution’
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion and explicitly said that denying money for religious reasons is unconstitutional.

“The exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution … and cannot stand,” Roberts wrote.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the majority. Sotomayor read her dissent from the bench and argued that the ruling imperils the separation of church and state.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/scotus-blocking-church-daycare-grant-money-odious-constitution/

Supreme Court Will Hear a Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case
After turning down similar appeals, the justices have decided to take on this case.

Back in 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins asked Phillips to make them a wedding cake. The two “planned to marry in Massachusetts but then have a reception in their home state of Colorado.” They had to marry in another state because Colorado did not even recognize same-sex unions until 2014.

Phillips said no since “it would violate his religious beliefs.” Buzzfeed continued:

Represented by the ACLU, the couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which found in 2014 the baker ran afoul of the state law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. A Colorado appeals court upheld that decision, saying that if the baker “wishes to operate as a public accommodation and conduct business within the State of Colorado, [the ColoradoAnti-Discrimination Act] prohibits it from picking and choosing customers based on their sexual orientation.”

The court added the law “does not impose burdens on religious conduct not imposed on secular conduct.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom may bring another appeal to the Supreme Court. Its lawyers represent “a florist in Washington State who turned away a gay couple seeking flowers for their wedding.” The state supreme court ruled against her and the group has stated that it will “appeal to the Supreme Court.”
http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/supreme-court-will-hear-a-same-sex-wedding-cake-case/

Supreme Court declines to take up two Second Amendment cases

The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up two Second Amendment cases for next term.

The first case dealt with a San Diego ordinance that required San Diego gun owners to have a good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside the home.

The second case concerned two men from Pennsylvania who challenged the scope of a federal law that bans felons and some individuals charged with misdemeanors from possessing firearms.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/26/politics/supreme-court-guns-case/index.html
Justice Thomas Calls Out The Supreme Court For Not Believing In The Second Amendment

“For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous,” Thomas wrote after most members of the court declined to hear the California case.

“But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand by idly while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it,” Thomas said.Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court’s newest member, joined Thomas’ statement on the court’s refusal to hear the case, calling the decision by the 9th circuit on Peruta v. San Diego “indefensible.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/26/justice-thomas-calls-out-the-supreme-court-for-not-believing-in-the-second-amendment/

I’ve heard that Trump very soon may be nominating another SCOTUS nominee. Kennedy may be retiring. Crypt keeper’s Mother Ginsberg will be rotting in her chair before the crone retires

MAD MAXINE DID NOT APPROVE

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When did Europe become Islam’s battered wife?!

Left-wing extremists carried out 27 attacks in Europe in 2016. Right-wing extremists carried out one.

In Germany, police recently raided the homes of 36 people accused of posting hate speech on social media. Thirty-three of the 36 raids concerned right-wing speech.

Muslims committed 135 out of the 142 terror-related deaths in Europe in 2016.

In England, supporters of Hezbollah publicly called for the annihilation of Israel without suffering any repercussions, while a man who posted anti-Muslim comments on Facebook was sentenced to prison.

When did Europe become Islam's battered wife

Why do victims stay in abusive relationships?

  • Victims feel they deserve the abuse. They believe things will get better if they just behave better.
  • Some abusive relationships are life threatening.  Victims fear that standing up for themselves will get them killed.
  • Society pressures people to be in a perfect relationship. Victims fear being judged, blamed, marginalized, or pitied if they say they are being abused.

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Pot, meet Kettle

2017_06 24 Mary Beth Williams tweet

Tweeters responded:

  • I particularly like how you threw in a “we’re” as if you weren’t being racist.
  • Privileged white girl thinks cleaning toilets, driving, and being nannies is all those dumb brown people are capable of.
  • Yesterday, I was a toothless, uneducated hillbilly Trump supporter. Today, I have a limo driver! America, what a country!
  • Everything about this tweet is what caused the backlash that led to Trump.
  • I’m a Republican who cleans my own toilets, raises my own children, and drives my own car. Who do you imagine the Republicans are?
  • I’m a Latino Republican who is sick of people like her assuming I’m only here to be the help.
  • My cleaning gal gets paid $28/hr. She’s an American. She files taxes too.
  • “Who’s gonna pick my cotton if you free my slaves?” — The Democrats

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So sad

Mother Teresa said every abortion has two victims, the child and the mother.  I believe that is true, certainly for those women who struggle with guilt and regret, but even more so for those women who do not.  This woman has repented and confessed, but those who “proudly” defend their “choice” will face eternal judgment with hardened hearts.

2017_06 Abortion regret

The mother was given tablets at an abortion clinic to induce labor. She was supposed to return to the clinic to deliver the dead fetus, but she was hiding her pregnancy from her mother and went into labor at home.  She explains:

“(I) called an ambulance (my mother thought maybe my appendix had burst or something, I still hadn’t told her what was going on) and I delivered in the ambulance. When she met me at the hospital later and I had to tell her that I’d just had a baby I still pretended that I was just as surprised as she was… I said I had no idea I had been pregnant. The hospital has a special photographer that does pictures for stillborn babies and they gave me the pictures.”

If she had delivered at the abortion clinic, her daughter’s body would have been dissected for organs to sell, burned with medical waste, or simply thrown out.

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“Something in Arabic”

If the sun rising in the east might make Trump look good, CNN would deny it ever happens.

2017_06 21 CNN Alahu Akbar

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FAKE NEWS: Enemy of the American People

2017_02 17 Trump fake news tweet

A recent poll asked Americans if they agree or disagree with this statement:

“News organizations report stories in a light that’s partial to who owns them.”

Seventy percent of those surveyed agreed. The last time I saw a poll like this, the total was 65%.

CNN has been one of the most egregious “fake news” offenders.

On June 22, 2017, CNN published yet another “try to make Republicans look bad by publishing a bunch of lies based on an anonymous source” story.

After Breitbart blew their garbage story out of the water, CNN was forced to publish a retraction. But true to form, they published it in the middle of the night.

2017_06 23 CNN retraction

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Man if only we had government run health care!

Oh wait…

As Democrats ratchet up their violent rhetoric about how many hundreds of thousands of Americans will DIE if Republicans pass their health care bill  ::shriekwringhandstearhair::, a report has come out about how poorly the Veterans Administration did at providing health care under the allegedly compassionate leadership of Obama.

Between October 2014 and August 2015, 43% of the 225 Los Angeles VA patients who died were waiting for appointments or needed tests they never got.

2017_06 23 CBS tweet VA

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Obama’s Legacy

2017_06 24 Obama's Legacy

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