MASCOTS: LOL – Mama Buzz to Bootz, “Come on. We’ve gotta pick up your brother and sister at school.” Bootz to Mama, “I can’t go. I’m busy.” [Photo: Mama’s garden.]
IT’S SUPERNATURAL: This episode touched my heart.
LEAVING IRAQ: As tensions rise between us and Iran, the State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country.
SOCIAL MEDIA: The White House launched a new system Wednesday to collect stories about free speech censorship on social media.
THE CROSSES STAY: In late April, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to officials in Coldspring, Texas, asserting that four white crosses on the sides of the building violate the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on government establishment of religion.
Last week the San Jacinto County Commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to keep the crosses where they are. More than 600 of the town’s 900 residents attended the commissioners’ meeting. Coldspring has the support of the state attorney general’s office.
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley speaks on executive privilege and congressional oversight. “You are heading into a world of hurt.”
PRAGER U: The Chicago Fire – This is a great story!
EXECUTIVE ORDER: President Trump has signed an executive order barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications firms deemed a national security risk. The main U.S. wireless carriers have vowed not to use Huawei equipment in their 5G networks, but rural providers have relied on the company’s low-cost equipment and warned of the potential impact of a ban.
TRUMP JR TO TESTIFY: Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors in mid-June. The decision to testify ends a tense standoff that divided GOP lawmakers all week.
FROM 2016: But I never saw it so here it is – Lauer didn’t have Hillary’s permission to talk about the emails. He did it anyway. After the interview, “Hillary proceeded to pick up a full glass of water and throw it at the face of the assistant, and the screaming started. She was in a full meltdown and no one on her staff dared speak with her — she went kind of manic and did not have any control over herself at that point.” Thank GOD she isn’t POTUS!
FEMINISM: In the late 1800s, “first wave” feminism rightfully started out as a movement to get women the right to vote. From there, it then quickly evolved into a movement that focused on gaining women equal opportunity in the workplace and equality in the eyes of the law.
Through the 1960s, “second wave” feminism sought an end to sexual harassment and fought against discrimination. All of these were worthy goals and, to a large extent, have successfully been accomplished.
Today’s “third wave” feminism is a shrill, self-righteous crusade that vilifies men, children, families, and even women themselves.
EQUALITY ACT: The White house criticized the Equality Act legislation, but stopped short of issuing a veto threat. “The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, this bill in its current form is filled with poison pills that threaten to undermine parental and conscience rights,” a Trump administration official told the press.
ALABAMA: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law the strongest pro-life bill in the country. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act makes it a Class A felony – punishable by up to 99 years in prison – to perform an abortion.
Abortions are only allowed to “avert (a mother’s) death or serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.”
ONTARIO: Put government in charge of health care and watch what happens – An Ontario appeal court unanimously ruled that Canadian doctors have no right to conscientiously object to participating in abortion and euthanasia.
In Canada, doctors “practice in a single-payer, publicly-funded health care system, which is structured around patient-centred care. In the case of conflict, the interests of patients come first.”
DENNIS PRAGER vs. CNN: A good society cannot survive if it calls an immoral thing “moral.”
SILLY SNOWFLAKE: This UNC student apparently swallowed the Left’s lies that it’s A-OK to break the law. “I can’t believe y’all protect them.” Snap go the handcuffs.
GUN SAFETY: We don’t ban water because we’re afraid kids will drown. We teach them to swim.