What, to the Aborted Baby, is the Fourth of July?

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a Fourth of July speech called “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.”  After extolling the virtues of the nation and the Founding Fathers, he explains that the celebration of white Americans on their independence was still a day of mourning for slaves and former slaves. He eloquently described how the Declaration of Independence promised liberty for all, but hadn’t quite delivered it for a certain segment of the population.

In 2016, the speech is just as powerful as it was back then.  But since the President of the United States is now a black man, and the promises of legal equality have been largely met, I thought it would be interesting to edit Douglass’s speech to relate to the unborn.  Read this powerful rebuke, edited for our times. [Read more…]

Benghazi Should’ve Ruined Hillary’s Career; Instead She Asks for a Promotion

I’m not sure what a Democratic politician would have to do to end his or her career.  But apparently, letting four American diplomats die and then making up a lie to cover it up just isn’t enough.  Here’s David French, writing at National Review, on the fact that Hillary Clinton is not being hurt at all by the “Benghazi attack and the subsequent collapse of Libya into a jihadist playground.” [Read more…]

Guess which fast food place Dems called during their silly sit-in?

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This is hilarious: [Read more…]

The Social Media Story of @AmericanAir Flight 205 – #Gate48ARiot

It started out promising enough — a week in Maui with a great organization. David and I both are presenting on a panel at 8:30 AM Tuesday morning, so we flew in on Monday.

Or so we thought. As soon as we landed in LAX, we noticed the flight was delayed. We grabbed a bite to eat and began charging our phones, laptops, and iPads.

But the delays kept coming. Our incoming flight was an hour late. Then, a mechanical issue was discovered. That meant they had to fly in a part, then work on it. But in the process of fixing it, they found more issues.

They got another plane; it was too small. By the time they got an aircraft that would accommodate everyone, the flight attendants had “timed out.” And they didn’t tell the new set of attendants to come in, but they require a two hour heads up. The pilot had to drive in from San Diego — 120 mile road trip.

During this entire time, they never said, “We have significant delays – come back in,  say, 12 hours.” Instead, they would adjust the departure time in thirty minute increments on the board… families on vacation with little ones could never leave the gate; passengers couldn’t ever go get real food, and no American Airlines employee explained what was going on.

Like, ever.  I’ll let the social media posts tell the rest of the story:

By the way, that 11:45 was just a joke. #WeWillNeverLeaveLAX #gate48aRiot

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NYT reporter falsely says Congressman read Bible verse about killing gays, won’t be corrected by female

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Mollie Hemingway calls out NYT reporter Jeremy Peters… for being Biblically illiterate and politically irresponsible.

New York Times reporter Jeremy W. Peters wrote a piece called “After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands” which includes this nugget:
A Republican congressman read his colleagues a Bible verse from Romans that calls for the execution of gays.
Wow – that’s really terrible, isn’t it?  Until you read Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist addressing this as only she can:
Come again? Wait, what? What? What in the world is he talking about? A “Bible verse” from “Romans” that calls for the “execution of gays”? Way to bury the lede there, Peters. You found something that no one else has ever found in two millenia! Though maybe you should go ahead and show your exegesis if you’re going to make such an amazing claim.
Instead he links to a Roll Call story that makes a similar claim. That one is written by one Jennifer Shutt and claims that “House Republicans at a conference meeting heard a Bible verse that calls for death for homosexuals” before a recent vote.
Another story by Shutt says it’s a verse “calling for the death of homosexuals.” The stories say that the passage “discusses what types of penalties the Bible says should be applied to those who are not heterosexual.”
If you have even a passing knowledge of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Christianity in general, heck, the Western canon, or Western Civilization itself, you are probably confused. If you have met a Christian in your life, ditto.

Turns out … well, it turns out that reporters and editors at these two papers apparently do not have this knowledge.
The passages Rep. Rick Allen, R-GA, read were from Romans 1 and also a few verses from the Book of Revelation. It should go without saying, but sadly doesn’t in 2016 America, that neither call for the execution of gays or for their deaths.
You can read the Biblical explanation here.  Yet, the highly partisan Peters has yet to correct his piece.  I, for one, am not holding my breath…  but am thankful that people like Mollie are around to correct the record.

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