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Monday, Bloody Monday

All this information is as of 4:30 AM Chicago time. There will obviously be updates during the day.
Gunman with Automatic Weapon Opens Fire on Concert Goers at Vegas Route 91 Harvest Music Festival – At Least 20 Dead and 100 Injured
The sold out event with many of the biggest names in country music was in progress when shots were fired. Videos of the event show the concert in progress and then suddenly multiple gun shots from an automatic weapon being fired.

The suspect shooter is dead but his companion Marilou Danley is still at large, according to Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan police department.

Stephen Paddock: What we know about Las Vegas shooting suspect
Companion Marilou Danley WAS OUT OF COUNTRY during shooting.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/photos-las-vegas-shooter-64-year-old-stephen-paddock-girlfriend-marilou-danley/

The suspected gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was a 64-year-old Nevada resident who stocked his hotel room with weapons before unleashing the carnage outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police said.
Over 50 dead, 400 injured in Las Vegas after deadliest shooting in modern US history
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/active-shooter-situation-las-vegas-police-060406234–abc-news-topstories.html

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/gunman-automatic-weapon-opens-fire-concert-goers-vegas-route-91-harvest-music-festival-least-2-dead-many-injured/

First Monday in October: New Supreme Court term begins
The Supreme Court is starting its new year, with Justice Neil Gorsuch on board for his first full term.
The nine justices are taking up several high-profile, difficult cases. This follows a term in which they were mostly shorthanded after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, and the justices avoided controversial issues.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_NEW_TERM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly
 Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/02/06/the-left-hates-you-act-accordingly-n2281602

How the Democrats Set Up Puerto Rico for Disaster
What New Orleans, Houston and Puerto Rico have in common.
We’ve seen this show before.
When there’s a national disaster, neighborhoods have been reduced to rubble, shelters are filled with crying families, and a Republican is in the White House, the Democrats jump into action.
Not to help, but to make political capital from a disaster that they helped cause.
After Hurricane Katrina, the media shrieked that survivors inside the New Orleans Superdome were murdering each other. But there actually wasn’t a single murder in the Superdome. And no, NBC’s Brian Williams never saw any corpses floating past the Ritz-Carlton. The media exaggerated and lied.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268026/how-democrats-set-puerto-rico-disaster-daniel-greenfield

Carr: Left cries 1st Amendment only when convenient
Specifically, George Soros et al. care about those useful idiots in shoulder pads whom they want to use in their unending attempts to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.
What about the Christian bakers in Oregon who were sued out of business for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding? Or the clerk in Kentucky (a Democrat by the way) who refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple? Don’t they have the same First Amendment rights as the Beautiful People?
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/howie_carr/2017/09/carr_left_cries_1st_amendment_only_when_convenient

Kamala Harris Introduced At Speech As Pulling ‘White Supremacist’ Jeff Sessions’ ‘Sheet Off’

Harris was introduced to a black church by Eugene Duffy, described by AP News as a “personal friend of Harris.”
Duffy reportedly introduced her by lauding her questioning of “that white supremacist Jeff Sessions,” saying he “pulled [Sessions’] sheet off.”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/01/kamala-harris-introduced-at-speech-as-pulling-white-supremacist-jeff-sessions-sheet-off/

Menendez has set a new low for blatant corruption in the US
Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendez’s favorite beverages, a private villa at one of the lushest resorts in the Caribbean, and a Paris hotel suite for which Melgen spent 650,000 American Express points.
http://nypost.com/2017/09/30/menendez-has-set-a-new-low-for-blatant-corruption-in-the-us/

Kasich hints at leaving GOP if it’s not ‘fixed’
“If the party can’t be fixed, Jake, then I’m not going to be able to support the party. Period. That’s the end of it.” Kasich said in an interview with anchor Jake Tapper.
Asked what that meant for his future in the GOP, Kasich said he was committed to the party and intended to win it over from the surging nationalist wing.
“I want this party to be straightened out,” Kasich said.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/01/politics/john-kasich-republican-party-cnntv/

Local high school football players kicked off team after protest during anthem
Two Victory & Praise Christian Academy football players were kicked off the team for protesting during the national anthem at a game Friday night.
Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised his fist while cousin Larry McCullough knelt during the anthem ahead of the team’s game against Providence Classical.
After the anthem ended, head coach Ronnie Mitchem instructed them to take off their uniforms and kicked them off the team. Mitchem is a former Marine and pastor who started the church-based football program in Crosby six years ago.
http://www.chron.com/sports/highschool/article/High-school-football-kicked-off-team-anthem-kneel-12242713.php


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Some honesty from the Left

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could result in “Right to Work” applying to public sector employees, possibly resulting in no mandatory dues payments to public sector unions.

Democrats would have us believe that their support for unions (which includes opposition to “Right to Work” laws) is All About Workers’ Rights. ThinkProgress Justice Editor Ian Millhiser reveals the Democrats’ real agenda in this surprisingly honest tweet.

2017_09 28 Democrat honesty

(Maybe he should have read it more carefully before hitting SEND?)

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Unrelated but Noteworthy

No general theme, just a mishmash of the state of things today.

On this day in 1970, a musical icon was lost to the world. At 27 years old, same as Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain.

EPIC Billboard Shows How Much Of A Hero First Lady Melania Is To Millions Of Europeans

While the far left Establishment here in the U.S. continues to mock and ridicule one of the most educated, fashionable, and intelligent women to ever grace the halls of the White House, millions of Europeans look to Melania Trump as a symbol of class, success, and hope.

President Trump Sets Record for Most Stock Market Closing Highs in First Year – Obama Had None His Entire First Term

The DOW recorded its 56th All time record closing high on Friday since President Trump was elected on November 8th. As a result the market is up 21% since the election. No President has more all time closing highs in their first year in office than President Trump.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/dow-records-56th-all-time-closing-high-since-president-trump-elected-obama-had-none-in-entire-first-term/

Brooke Baldwin BANS ‘boobs and First Amendment’ guy from her show

Brooke Baldwin explained how she felt when a guest said that the only two things that hadn’t let him down were the First Amendment, and boobs, in a post this morning on CNN.

http://therightscoop.com/brooke-baldwin-bans-boobs-and-first-amendment-guy-from-her-show/#ixzz4t2o0ZZOX

SPEAKING OF BOOBS… OF ANOTHER KIND

Maxine Waters To AG Sessions: “How Does It Feel To Be Dragged & Humiliated” Like You Did To Blacks?

UK sniper took out four ISIS killers from a mile away as they prepared to set 12 hostages on fire

THIS REMINDED ME OF THE TIME NAVY SEAL SNIPERS TOOK OUT 3 SOMALI PIRATES WITH 3 SIMULTANEOUS HEAD SHOTS FROM THE DECK OF A PITCHING BOAT

This reminds me of an NCIS episode in which Gibbs takes out a wise-mouthed terrorist just before he’s about to kill DiNozzo, McGee and Ziva. Gibbs is on a mountain top at least a mile away with a high-powered rifle, and he puts a bullet right through the bad guy’s forehead.

The British Special Air Service marksman turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball by using a Barett .50-caliber rifle to strike a fuel tank affixed to the jihadi’s back, the UK’s Daily Star reported Sunday.

The pack exploded, killing the sadistic terrorist and three of his flunkies, who were supposed to film the execution, last month, the paper said.

http://canadafreepress.com/article/uk-sniper-took-out-four-isis-killers-from-a-mile-away-as-they-prepared-to-s

Phillips 66 Uses Jones Act Waiver to Book Foreign Tanker as U.S.-Flagged ‘Armada’ Heads for Florida
OBAMA WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO HURT THE PEOPLE OF THE GULF STATES AFTER THE BP OIL SPILL… BIG DIFFERENCE

Phillips 66 has taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securities’ temporary Jones Act waiver applying to tankers in response to fuel shortages in the southeast United States in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Argus Media reported Thursday.

The foreign charter comes as an “armada” of at least 26 U.S.-flagged vessels carrying millions of gallons of fuel and other refined products head for Florida, the American Maritime Partnership said.

http://gcaptain.com/phillips-66-uses-jones-act-waiver-to-charter-foreign-flagged-tanker/

Haley previews Trump speech to U.N.: ‘He Slaps the Right People, He Hugs the Right People’

TRUMP IS MAKING HIS FIRST ADDRESS TO THE U.N. THIS WEEK. DON’T EXPECT THE STANDING OVATIONS THAT MISERABLE WRETCH OBAMA RECEIVED.

[CtH: If he hits it out of the park like the last time he made a major speech, the MSM is going to CHOKE.]

ICYMI: SCOTUS Blocks Lower Courts, Reinstates Texas Congressional District Plans
THERE IS NO WAY TO OVERSTATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT JUDGES TO OVERTURN LEFTIST ACTIVISM.

A divided U.S. Supreme Court reinstated disputed congressional and state voting maps in Texas, blocking two lower court rulings that said the Republican-backed district lines were the product of racial discrimination.

The orders issued Tuesday evening make it likely the disputed districts will be used in 2018, as they were with some small variations for the three previous elections. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/09/16/icymi-scotus-blocks-lower-courts-reinstates-texas-congressional-district-plans-n2380905

Stephanopoulos finds gif Trump retweeted of him hitting golf ball into Clinton’s back ‘alarming’

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

‘When We Started Pushing Police Back They Maced Us Without Warning’ w/ Video Of Asskicking

TWO FEELGOOD STORIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE…WHAT A BARGAIN!

Protesters Complain Of Treatment By Police After They Assault Officers

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis activists who were protesting the acquittal of Jason Stockley are crying about being abused by the police after they blocked a police transport van and then started shoving police officers, and that’s their side of the story.

https://bluelivesmatter.blue/st-louis-police-riot-pepper-spray/#

JAY NIXON, WHO WAS GOVERNOR DURING FERGUSON, WAS A SNIVELING, LOWLIFE LIBERAL PRICK WHO KISSED BARRY’S ASS. GREITENS IS A FORMER NAVY SEAL. THEY MAY FIGURE IT OUT IN TIME.

Greitens warns violent protesters: The only safe space you’ll have is a jail cell

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Afternoon Delight

One of the advantages of being retired is that you can take a nap any time you want to. I enjoyed my weekly breakfast with my uncles this morning and felt like lying down for a bit when I got home. Woke up a little while ago and saw on Facebook a dear friend who lives in Florida plans to ride out the storm. Still praying.

It’s late, but maybe the folks who visit here early can catch this in the morning. I want you to know how much I appreciate all of you.  [CtH: Back atcha, Pete!]

Tim Kaine: ‘I Don’t Know Enough About Antifa’


THIS CLOWN COULD HAVE BEEN OUR VICE PRESIDENT. LET THAT SINK IN.

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says he does not know much about members of so-called “anti-fascist” groups but says it is unfair to paint them with a broad brush.
Kaine’s son, Linwood, was arrested back in March at a pro-Trump rally at Minnesota’s state capitol on misdemeanor charges in connection with lighting smoke bombs.

[CtH: Democrats never let a little thing like ignorance stand in the way of their having firm opinions about stuff.]

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/07/tim-kaine-i-dont-know-enough-about-antifa/

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey are nature’s ‘wrath’ for Trump victory, Jennifer Lawrence claims

THE CLIMATE CHANGE NITWITS ARE BESIDE THEMSELVES

“You know, it’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting.”

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/09/08/jennifer-lawrence-says-hurricanes-may-be-natures-wrath-for-trump-victory.html

Hillary Accuses Matt Lauer of ‘Pointless Ambush’ in NBC Forum

Recalling the event in her self-serving account of the campaign, Clinton ranted: “Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush.” Why was she so upset with the morning show host who usually provided her a friendly forum? Apparently he asked too many questions about her e-mail scandal.

[CtH: Oh, the inhumanity!]

SHE JUST CAN’T LET IT GO.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/09/07/

Kid Rock Gives EPIC ‘Stump Speech’ at Grand Rapids

Despite YouTube reportedly removing various copies of Kid Rock’s epic ‘stump speech,’ during his concert in Grand Rapids, TGP has obtained a copy of it. The rockstar goes on a fiery tirade against his critics, the KKK and deadbeat dads.

Rock said the issue of single parenthood was near to his heart, but that America should not reward women who can’t take care of themselves, but keep having “kid after f*cking kid.”

“Of course we should help them out, I don’t want to sound like a jerk,” he added. “But let’s help them out with childcare, job creating, and put their goddamn asses to work!”

I HAD A YOUTUBE COPY, BUT THEY’VE ALL BEEN REMOVED. THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE IT. THERE IS A COPY EMBEDDED AT LINK. SO SICK OF THIS CRAP.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/must-see-kid-rock-gives-epic-stump-speech-grand-rapids-concert-video/

Sanders: I Understand Clinton’s Upset for Losing to the ‘Most Unpopular Candidate in the History of this Country’

THIS SORRY OLD BASTARD MAY BE HAPPIER THAN ALL OF US THAT SHE LOST.

[CtH: I think he’s a tad confused about how “Most Unpopular” is determined.  To my way of thinking, the woman who LOST should get that trophy. ]

Limbaugh: If Ryan and McConnell would Work with Trump “for Just 3 Months” to Pass His Agenda, “Dems wouldn’t have a Prayer for 25 Years”

But they have not listened to Trump. They have not enacted his agenda. They have fought him every step of the way. It’s totally insane. They don’t want Trump to get credit for anything. They would rather see the entire Trump agenda fail. But they may be about to find out Trump can get things done without them.

DoJ makes “shocking” flip in SCOTUS religious liberty case

JUST THINK…A PRESIDENT WHO DOESN’T DESPISE CHRISTIANS

In a major upcoming Supreme Court case that weighs equal rights with religious liberty, the Trump administration on Thursday sided with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The Department of Justice on Thursday filed a brief on behalf of baker Jack Phillips, who was found to have violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to created a cake to celebrate the marriage of Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012.

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/08/doj-makes-shocking-flip-scotus-religious-liberty-case/

Bannon on 60 Minutes: Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell ‘Trying to Nullify 2016 Election’

Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) are trying to “nullify” the 2016 election because they do not believe in the economic nationalist agenda that got President Donald Trump elected.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/08/bannon-paul-ryan-mitch-mcconnell-trying-to-nullify-2016-election/

When Is A Scandal Not A Scandal? When There’s A Democrat Involved

Corruption: A sitting U.S. Senator is currently on trial for bribery, and if he’s found guilty it could have major political ramifications. Haven’t heard about this case? That’s because the Senator in question is a Democrat.

A CNN story this week about the opening of the trial against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez noted that “Democrats are eager to avoid the subject of Menendez’s bribery trial.”

The New York Times wrote an entire piece without identifying Senator Menendez as a Democrat from New Jersey, only later admitting that Menendez is a Democrat in updated version of the story two days later.  AP and NBC both tweeted out a story that Bob Menendez is a Republican.

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/when-is-a-scandal-not-a-scandal-when-theres-a-democrat-involved/

Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook

IT’S NOT WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE’S GUILTY, BUT CAN YOU PROVE IT?
HOW I LOATHE THIS ARROGANT BITCH

The Justice Department says it will not prosecute former IRS executive Lois Lerner for targeting conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

“After this process, the Department determined that reopening the investigation would not be appropriate based on the available evidence,” Boyd wrote Texas Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, the chairman of the subcommittee on tax policy.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/08/trumps-justice-department-lets-lois-lerner-off-the-hook/

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Saturday’s Tidbits

2017_07 08 Ocare fact of the day

MAGA: President Trump’s Weekly Address

FAKE NEWS: WaPo is pushing a misleading story about how the First Lady of Poland allegedly refused to shake hands with President Trump. It didn’t happen, as the FULL video shows.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/07/this-is-what-fake-news-looks-like-polish-first-lady-passes-over-trump-handshake/

WHINERS: “European protesters are angry that America isn’t footing the bill for every social justice issue the world can come up with.”

2017_07 Fauxcahontas' foe

FAUXCAHONTAS’ FOE! The Indian-American entrepreneur who is gunning for Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate seat tweeted that he was “deeply saddened” that she had refused his “thoughtful (gift-wrapped) Birthday Gift.” He then posted hilarious screenshots of a DNA test kit he had purchased online for her.

BIASED NEWS: Senator Bob Menedez is two months away from a 22-count felony trial. Menedez is accused of taking gifts from a man found guilty in federal court in April of pocketing more than $90 million in Medicare payments. And yet, this is not making national news at all. Maybe because Menedez is a Democrat?

http://www.nj.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/07/judge_denies_co-defendants_req.html

OOPS: After SCOTUS reinstated substantially all of Trump’s Travel Order No. 2, Hawaii went to its district court demanding “clarification.” The district court told Hawaii to ask the Supreme Court justices, not them.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/07/judge-denies-hawaii-request-to-halt-trump-admin-interpretation-of-scotus-travel-order-ruling/

TERROR: Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist convicted in the November 2009 shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 31 wounded, was sentenced to death Wednesday by a military jury.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/08/28/military-jury-sentences-fort-hood-killer-hasan/2712803/

BWAHAHAHAHA! CNN has fallen to #13 in cable TV rankings, according to weekly numbers posted on Thursday by TV Newser.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/06/cnn-slides-to-13-in-cable-rankings/

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Trump 9, Lefties 0

Trump won bigly when the Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY agreed to substantially lift the injunctions until they can hear the Trump Travel Order cases.

The Constitution gives POTUS the statutory power to exclude persons from the U.S. The lower courts effectively took that power away, and substituted their own judgments as to security threats.

Lefties are whining about how this isn’t America, or something. Puh-leeze. When even the most Leftie justices on the Supreme Court vote with the majority, you should wake up and smell the coffee.

2017_06 27 SCOTUS 9-0 by Terrell

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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 prospect 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 had 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 substantially reinstated all of Trump’s Travel Order.

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

A clear majority of Supreme Court justices ruled against 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.

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News Notes

Climate Liar … I mean Activist … Josh Fox wants other people to hug terrorists.

Remember when the Obama administration said that the Washington Redskins could no longer have copyright protection because their team name was offensive? Guess what? The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that the Obama administration got it wrong and that there is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment. This will have huge implications for Christians.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/19/supreme-court-unanimously-reaffirms-there-is-no-hate-speech-exception-to-the-first-amendment/

President Trump has called a halt to federal reporting requirements related to possible computer disruptions due to the Y2K bug. Gosh … it only took seventeen years! And I remember when Candidate Obama promised to go through the federal budget with a scalpel to cut out stupid and wasteful expenditures. Pretty dull scalpel. ::snort::

https://www.cnet.com/news/trump-orders-government-to-stop-working-on-y2k-bug/

The Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping the department’s nearly $1 million in free gym memberships for employees. It’s about damn time they stopped such an egregious abuse of taxpayer funds.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/epa-scraps-1-million-in-gym-memberships-for-employees/article/2626413

Another reason to NOT move to California. Lawmakers in liberal California have committed $50 million in taxpayer funding for legal services and representation for illegal aliens.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/19/californias-50-million-for-illegals-could-help-trump-2020-commentary.html

Canada is rapidly throwing off its reputation for being a nation of nice people. Canada’s Senate passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training. The bill now only needs royal assent from the governor general.

http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/19/canadians-face-hate-crimes-using-wrong-gender-pronouns/

The North Korean communist regime detained an American citizen for removing a propaganda poster from a hotel wall. After more than a year in the tender care of the NoKos, Otto Warmbier has died. President Trump condemned the ‘brutal’ North Korean regime and called Warmbier’s family to offer his condolences.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338487-trump-offers-condolences-to-family-of-otto-warmbier

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