Thursday, April 28, 2016

This Isn’t Even Normal Gun-Grabber Ignorance


DownTrend
I have no idea what to make of this. The Huffington Post is arguing that Americans have no legal right to shoot a violent attacker because it violates the criminal's right to a fair trial. I feel confident in saying this is by far the dumbest attempt to subvert our gun ownership rights ever and that’s saying a lot considering how insanely stupid gun grabbers are.
Justin Curmi is a dyslexic guy with a degree in philosophy. According to his bio he is, “A blogger that seeks to engage people in thought and conversation through presenting new views to matters, new or old.” Writing for The HuffPo, he presented one hell of a view concerning our right to not be murdered by a maniac killer.
Oddly enough, this thing starts out very un-HuffPosty by acknowledging that the 2nd Amendment does protect private gun ownership:
"The Second Amendment is highly contested. There is no doubt that people do have the right to carry and have a stockpile of guns (“the right of the people to keep and bear arms”) and a state has the right to organize a well-regulated Militia. But, the main issue is on the right to self-defend with a firearm."
It’s still worded sarcastically, but that does seem like the author reluctantly agrees with the people’s right to keep and bear arms. Now here is where things become unhinged:
"The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights."
And if you thought that was idiotic, check out the other reasons why the author thinks we can’t use guns in self-defense: - READ MORE

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The journalist Glenn Greenwald once wrote that “American political culture quickly and always outpaces any attempt to satirize it.” He was right, and that was even before the 2016 election circus rolled into town.

To the Nation of Canada....


Dear Canada,
If Trump is elected and you do not take these miserable celebrities off our hands, it may be considered an official declaration of war.
Fair warning.
[via Red Blooded American]
P.S. Watch out for that Sharpton guy. He's bad about paying his taxes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Veiw From the Cheap Seats

Bernie's Toast
After Madam Cankles has seemingly coughed and barked her way to the lead and ready to mount the Democrat Party Mantle and hump it all the way to the White House, Bernie Sanders is basically toast......

Sanders is planning to lay off “hundreds” of
campaign staffers across the country 
"After Tuesdays drubbing in the latest round of Democratic party primaries, the great Bernie Sanders socialist revolution is officially on life support. Following a comment from Democrat Senate capo Harry Reid that there was no path to the nomination for Sanders, the pressure is going to be turned up on the old goat to give up the ghost and drop out of the race.
It’s quite clear that the sell by date for the Sanders campaign has now passed and after losing all of the votes last night with the exception of Rhode Island the fat lady is now humming as she gets closer to bursting into song. 
The increasingly desperate codger is grasping at anything to save him as he gets slowly sucked under by the quicksand of history, like floating the idea of recruiting progressive heroine Elizabeth Warren as his running mate."- (READ MORE)
Reports today say Bernie is ready to lay off hundreds of campaign staff. As the old hunting saying goes: it’s time to call in the dogs and piss on the fire, Bernie


Trump Gets All Foreign Policy and Stuff
Dressed with the trappings of gravitas, Trumps Foreign Policy speech was held at the stately Mayflower Hotel (after a last-minute location change blamed on “overwhelming interest” - from the media) and was presided over by Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq. 
Gaul is supposed to be a big deal, but it’s
nothing. Very disappointing. Terrible hotels. 

Trump used a teleprompter despite the fact that he has mercilessly mocked his rivals for doing the same, saying at one point: “If you’re running for president you shouldn’t be allowed to use a teleprompter.”

I read the text of Trumps Speech. (I did liked the complete sentences) But all in all, it was a bunch of lines from other Trump speeches forced into an outline by some poor speech writer.  I learned nothing new, except that when a text of his usual blather is shoved in front of him, he can deliver it with only minimal digressions into calling things "great", "wonderful" and "tremendous". And by some miracle, the only wall he mentioned was the Berlin one. (really no need, this was not a rally of rabid supporters to lather up) But Trump did give an indication of believing what he was saying. The Big Question left is whether Trump is too big of a flake to live up to executing his own speech once in office.

Get ready to start hearing from the media about how presidential he is, at least until the next rally where he pulls down his pants, waves his dick around, and the crap gets beat out of someone.

Clinton Campaign Unveils New Slogan, Readies to Take on 'The Donald'

With Donald Trump's pronouncement he is the Republican "Presumptive Nominee"
and Bernie Sanders basically toast,  Her Majesty readies to battle the Barbarian. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tennessee Pokes a Finger in the Eye of Political Correctness


Looks like the Tennessee Legislature has suddenly grown a pair, and has struck a blow against PC on behalf of the citizens of the state. First  they cut taxes in a big way, then passed a bill that will allow the faculty of the University of Tennessee to carry weapons on campus. And then then went on to defunded the University of Tennessee's “Office of Diversity”. 
Thursday, lawmakers voted on a final version of the bill to defund the UT Office of Diversity and Inclusion. A conference committee finalized a version of the bill that defunds the office for one year. The more than $430,000 will instead fund scholarships for minority engineering students.
And the response from some of the faculty and UT snowflakes was as expected.
This bill caused an uproar at UT Knoxville, with thousands of students and professors walking out of class earlier this week. 
The bill's sponsor says the legislation was in response to diversity office programming like sex week and suggestions that students use non-gender specific pronouns and not mention or observe anything religious when celebrating winter holidays.
"This legislation is a warning shot across the bough to the administration at UT," said bill sponsor Rep. Micah Van Huss.  In some ways we could have done a whole lot more with this legislation." He warned if the UT office did not "get its act together" he would bring similar legislation in the future....."
This all comes on the heels of the university, beginning in the fall semester, revamping charging for faculty and staff parking through a tiered, equitable pay structure. The new employee parking payment structure has four cost levels and is based on an employee’s annual compensation.

No word yet whether the White Male faculty members will be charged an extra "Sir Charge" in the name of gender equality. 

[Channel 5 Nashville]

Monday, April 25, 2016

In Memory of Ol' Blackie

I raised Blackie from a puppy. He wasn't the smartest dog to ever walk the earth. He did a lot of stupid things in his life, like inviting himself to join the cat in a bowl of fresh tuna, drinking out of the toilet, chasing the mailman and attempting to lick honey from the neighborhood beekeeper's hives. One day I took Blackie to the zoo. Blackie would have been 10 Years old today. 

A Good Monday Morning


Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Mysterious White House Photo-Bomber Follows The Obamas To Britain

Prince Phil and Queen Liz II Greet the Obamas on Arrival at Their Crib at Windsor Castle 

Barack and British Prime Minister David Cameron Seen Here Puttin' Around


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Asks to be Impeached

This is government by hostage taking like in the bad ol’ days of Edwin Edwards.
The only way John Bel Edwards will release the hostages is if he gets more tax increases.

Governor John Bel Edwards, who campaigned to fix the state budget problems with cuts, not by raising taxes on an already high taxed citizenry, spoke to the the citizens of Louisiana Thursday night. In his twelve plus minute speech, the Governor addressed the state's budget deficit of nearly $1 billion dollars…and he told Louisianans it's worse than he thought. (even though he had sat in the Louisiana House of Reps from 2008, and as minority leader since 2012 where he voted for deficit spending)  So now he targets Health and Higher Education for cuts.

On the day he stopped TOPS funding for state college students, Edwards spoke in dire terms:
“I will also tell you about cuts we are facing that, without your support to fix, will close down higher education institutions all across our state."
Then he he pull out all the stops and jumped with all fours squarely onto the third rail of Louisiana politics while measuring his neck for a noose by saying the cash crisis even threatens the upcoming LSU football season and more:
“…the LSU main campus in Baton Rouge will run out of money after April 30th, as will the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. There is no money left for payroll after those dates.”
Governor Edwards vetoed a bill passed by the legislature in the special session that would've cut the budgets of five state boards and save millions. Beholding to unions, he has yet to propose cuts in a bloated state employee staff, or outside consultants. (Thanks Boobie Jindal)

He tried this emotional terrorism last month when he threaten to cut a program in Louisiana that helps parents of special needs children with housing, transportation, healthcare, and other essentials. The program is a valuable tool for families truly in need of assistance when developmental disabilities can take up so much of a parent’s time and resources. And, Edwards, had threatened to cut those services if the legislature didn't raise taxes. 

They Did.

After passing a 28 page bill, the state now virtually taxes everything. Besides raising sin taxes on alcohol and cigarettes, new taxes include things like your membership fees and dues to civic organizations like the American Legion, YMCA, Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, local historical societies, concert tickets and Opera and Symphony memberships. But that's still not enough for John Bel.

But ya don't have to pay taxes on your food stamp purchases!

By threatening to turn off the dialysis machines at Charity Hospital and canceling the most anticipated LSU's Football season in years, the good governor has pulled the noose a little tighter. And we aren't very picky which lamp post he'll swing from.  

[KEEL 710AM]
[And So It Goes In Shreveport]
[image via The Hayride.com]

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Finally: Something Moochell Obama and I Agree On.

She Doesn't Like Seeing Herself On TV

The famously self-confident first lady admitted she avoids watching herself on TV –
“because it’s kind of uncomfortable … Like oh, I don’t like the way I looked. 
excerpts from DownTrend

The last time we heard from Michelle Obama she was bragging about how sexy she thought she was. In a stunning reversal, the First Lady now says she feels uncomfortable looking at herself on TV, indicating that maybe she doesn’t think she’s terribly attractive. 

Join the club Mo! It only took you seven and half years, but you finally realized that you're unpleasant to the eyes and ears of all Americans.
“My bottom teeth stick out a little bit. And if I had had braces, they would be fixed by now. So for all of you who don’t like your braces, you will appreciate it when you’re my age.”
Man, she is way off on what makes her so hard to look at. It ain’t her bottom teeth, though they are kind of funky, but rather the whole package.

However, as soon as her semi-honest assessment arrived, it disappeared into the classic Obama lack of self-awareness. She was asked what her plans are when she and her husband mercifully leave the White House:
“Sometimes I like to travel when I’m not too tired, and you know what, the president and I, we might just take a vacation … we might just do nothing for a second.”
Traveling, taking vacations, and doing nothing on the taxpayer’s dime is all the Obamas have done since they got to Washington. How is it even possible to do less than what the Obamas have done, or more correctly not done? Plus, it’s going to be a lot harder to vacay when the American people aren’t footing the bill. A community organizer’s salary doesn’t pay for five-star accommodations.

From a privileged black family, she has no idea what the real world is like. Living it up on our tax dollars, Moochell is having a great time traveling the world in luxury while we watch our standard of living decline. And with the size of that ass she has never missed a meal no doubt.

First, her skin color kept her back, then her gender was a hurdle to cross, and her sex appeal almost stood between her and success.  

Butt Michelle has finally realized what the rest of us have known along:  She's Monkey Butt Ugly. Hopefully she finally shows some respect to the country and keeps her ugly mug and her clown wardrobe off of TV for the remainder of her husband’s final days in office.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WaPo: U.S. Allies Can't Wait for Obama to be Gone


Cain TV:
If you can think back this far, the U.S. populace was down on George W. Bush this time eight years ago in part because he supposedly had alienated our allies by being a go-it-alone cowboy. The remedy for this was to elect the cool guy who gave speeches about how we all have to listen to each other and all that sort of thing.
We did find out, did we not, that there is a huge difference between saying something in a speech and actually doing it? Today America's allies would surely love to have Bush back, since despite what you heard from the media, he did not insult them nor did he disregard their concerns. 
As the Washington Post of all sources reports in devastating detail, it's Barack Obama who does all that:
Even before he became president, Obama introduced himself to the world as a multilateralist who aimed to solve the thorny problems of the 21st century collaboratively. “True partnership and true progress . . . require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other,” Obama told adoring crowds in Berlin in 2008.
He followed up that speech one year later in Cairo by quoting verses from the Koran, acknowledging America’s mistakes and calling for a new partnership with the Muslim world “based upon mutual interest and mutual respect.”
Seven years later, the soaring, optimistic language of those early speeches has long since been subsumed by the messy reality of war and diplomacy. Obama has not been able to forge a close rapport with many world leaders.
The president’s cold-eyed view was apparent last year after the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly by two militant gunmen. World leaders from Germany, France and Britain marched through the streets of Paris with longtime adversaries such as the Israeli prime minister and the head of the Palestinian Authority. No senior official from the United States marched with the European leaders, prompting a rare apology from the White House.
“I’ve never heard that Obama has a personal relationship with any of them,” said Xenia Wickett, head of the Americas program at the London-based think tank Chatham House. “It is neither hot nor cold. There is no personal relationship.”
For Britons especially, that’s a break from a long history of starry-eyed relationships between leaders across the Atlantic. Roosevelt and Churchill. Reagan and Thatcher. Bush and Blair. Obama, the mixed-race child of a single mother, and Cameron, a stockbroker’s son with royal lineage, have never had the same kind of personal chemistry. -
For all his campaign talk about reaching out with an open hand, blah blah blah, he knows he gets no political benefit when he makes the concerns of our allies a priority. Also, he genuinely doesn't care about them. 
Americans might want to take that into account when they pick the next president. It's not about how well a candidate says things, nor is it about how much you didn't like the last guy. It's about a candidate's demonstrated and proven priorities. Obama's priority is himself. Don't pick a new president whose obvious priority is and always has been herself.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Biden: Don't Call Me 'Goofy Uncle Joe'


Joe Biden doesn't want to go down in history as "Goofy Uncle Joe." Unfortunately, that's not up to him.

 During one of his daily commutes on an Amtrak train, Vice President Biden sat down with CNBC's John Harwood and talked about his career and the politics of the future. One interesting question popped up. Here's the transcript from NBC News:

HARWOOD: So George H.W. Bush was weak, Dan Quayle was dumb, Al Gore was wooden, Dick Cheney was Darth Vader. Do you feel sympathy for those guys, having done this for seven years? And are you comfortable with Goofy Uncle Joe?
BIDEN: No, I'm not comfortable with Goofy Uncle Joe. But one of the things that's important to know — and one of the reasons why, when I first got asked about this job I said no — is there is no inherent power in being vice president.
Biden added that he told President Obama that in his secondary role, he required only to be "the last guy in the room." 

h/t Truth Revolt 
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Don't worry Joe, in our hearts you'll always be the 'last guy in the room'.......ya know, like the one who won't leave after the party is over.....

 

Helen Keller Photography Work Sold at Auction

Middle Finger News Service - Of all the accomplishments of Helen Keller, the least known was her love of photography. Recently a small collection of her work was auctioned off for an amazing price to an anonymous bidder. Included in the collection was one of the first known selfies, (below) taken in 1923, and given to her teacher and mentor Anne Sullivan with a note written on back, "My hair is a mess, such a windy day."

Before They Were Cool, A Selfie by Helen Keller

Monday, April 18, 2016

Why I love Earl.....

You Just Never Know What's Gonna Drop Out of That Man's Skull.

The 2016 Congressional Pig Book

"Every year, Citizens Against Government Waste combs through the minutiae of appropriations bills to find examples of what every taxpayer objects to: government waste. Every year, CAGW exposes that waste in its annual 'Congressional Pig Book.'
"The 2016 Congressional Pig Book shows 123 instances of earmarked, pork barrel spending in the federal FY 2016 budget. Combined, they cost taxpayers $5.1 billion. That's up from $4.2 billion last year. 'While the increase in cost over one year is disconcerting, the two-year rise of 88.9 percent over the $2.7 billion in FY 2014 is downright disturbing,' the group says.
"That $5.1 billion is less than one percent of the federal budget. Cutting waste alone won't put the budget on sustainable footing, but it certainly wouldn't hurt. That $5.1 billion is better off in taxpayers' hands. 'Earmarks create a few winners (appropriators, special interests and lobbyists) and a great many losers (taxpayers).'"— Jason Russell, Washington Examiner

This Just In.......

A Good Mornday Morning

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Salon.com Writer Out Salons Salon.com

This primary season has brought out the crazies in mass. The over the top, the uninitiated, the attention hungry websites and the clueless first time voters. The right has it's own wealth of these, but the crazy needle on the left always points directly to Salon.com.


Lately, for the most part, all Salon does is yell shrilly at people for belly dancing while white or other, but equally genocidal crimes against the proletariat. It's also become the favored home of young idiots smugly explaining the many murders of Hillary Clinton.

But in a posting Saturday they were playing deep left field crazy more than the usual. In the post by , she proclaims that a pure young person (?) should not vote at all ....maaaaybe for Bernie Sanders, but that would still be “uncomfortable”......because voting makes you complicit in the criminal enterprise that is American politics.
"Four years ago, I attended a College Democrats conference in Chicago. I set foot inside Obama’s campaign headquarters and felt the enthusiasm about his presidency first-hand. For the first time, I called myself a Democrat with confidence. Democracy empowered me. I wanted to share my enthusiasm with the entire world."
Okay, now that Danielle has clarified her credentials as a typical 'Age of Obama Millennial Idiot', it gets even better.  She drones on about Sanders winning the popular vote in the Wyoming caucus by 12%, but Clinton scored four more super-delegates. "This is a crime against the will of the people", using none other then Joe Scarborough for support, while declining to mention Hillary Clinton’s 2.4 million vote lead in “the will of the people.” 
"I’m uncomfortable abstaining from the most invaluable, basic aspect of democracy. It’s a new concept for me. However, shedding my Democratic label is also new to me. 
So far, Sanders is the most competent candidate for my political positions and stances. Although I’ve been a vocal advocate for him in the past, he doesn’t meet my standards for gun control, racial justice and foreign policy. 
Previously, Sanders voted against background checks for gun purchases in Congress and explicitly explained his stance against reparations. Only recently has he started standing up for Palestinians.   
However, if Sanders somehow wins the nomination, he’ll get my vote. I’ll feel uneasy about it, but at least the Democratic ticket picked my more favorable candidate. 
Otherwise, I’ll leave that space blank...."
Boycott voting! That will definitely teach all those scum sucking plutocrats, instead of them laughing their asses off while snorting cocaine off the backsides of unartisanal, non-organic, fair-trade sex slaves. 
"In a truly democratic system, we’d have more competent, diverse candidates. Voting no longer provides me the indulgence and satisfaction it once did. I feel it does more harm than good with our current political climate. If I vote for Clinton as a rejection of Trump, or vote for Sanders to dodge a Clinton vote, what duty am I actually performing? 
When I vote for a president I don’t support, I support a flawed political system. I refuse that system."
NOTE: Danielle Corcione would like to move to Narnia, where unicorns run free so she can vote for Aslan, who is Jesus and stands up for Palestinians the right way instead of only doing so just recently.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

University of Alabama Forced to Except New Mascot

Tuscaloosa, AL - President Obama's use of his phone and pen to sign an order that the University of Alabama replace its racist elephant with a donkey caused a predictable outcry from some extremist obstructionist Republicans, including partisan and ungrounded accusations of abuses of power by the executive branch.
According to President Obama:
"University of Alabama lost their privilege when they did not share their football trophies with the less fortunate colleges and universities. Besides, some folks at the university thought they could get away with putting a Republican elephant next to a word that has 'bama' in it. That is a distasteful and disrespectful attack against me. And I want Americans to realize that personal attacks against me will not be tolerated. It's not who we are."
University of Alabama students became divided on the issue, with the best and the most progressive part of the student body organizing spontaneous marches in support of President Obama and his ruling. 
"Elephants are a symbol of oppression and Alabama has won too many trophies for their own good. The mascot change is progressive, and I hope Alabama will learn to share a bit more," said Melissa Click, former communications professor at the University of Missouri, who joined the march as a volunteer legal observer...."  

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Al Jazeera America Turned Out The Lights With a Bang

Screen Shot Courtesy of Middle Finger News Service™

After three years of abject failure, Al Jazeera America News Network goes dark.

On Tuesday night, Al Jazeera America closed the network with a three-hour broadcast from 6 to 9 p.m., which will be repeated from 9 p.m. to midnight. The final broadcast featured a number of Al Jazeera’s on-air personalities and has been described as a thank you to the network’s viewers. In a statement, Mr. Anstey and Ms. O’Brian said that strong journalism was a “responsibility which every media organization should carry with determination and resolve. We are proud to have done so since our first to our final moment on air.” BOOM!

More Fodder for the Trump Tinfoil Hat Brigade

Sadly, so many Pro-Trump websites have taken on the trappings of an Alex Jones "Info Wars" website, reposting unfounded twitter rumors and conjecture, to just blatantly misrepresenting the facts, and passed along by readers because of blind hatred who find millions of reasons Ted Cruz shouldn't be president. (I think we all have a few reservations) But here's one they hadn't considered:  Enter one Trumpster, (intelligence expert and sometime investigator for Larry Flint) Wayne Madsen, of Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) trying to throw some more completely tenuous, evidence-free gasoline on the dumpster fire. (Don Your Tinfoil Hats Here)
"Previous questions have surfaced about the 1960s activities of Rafael Cruz, Sr., the father of GOP presidential hopeful Rafael Cruz, Jr. (Ted Cruz). Based on the presence of the elder Cruz, an anti-Castro activist in Dallas and New Orleans before the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, there is a strong reason to believe that Cruz was associated with Central Intelligence Agency's anti-Castro operations. 
A Cuban hired by alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and who bears a striking resemblance to Cruz is seen in an iconic photograph of Oswald and a group of Cubans Oswald hired (see photo below) who were distributing "Hands off Cuba!" pamphlets in New Orleans in the summer of 1963. The photo of Oswald and other Cubans he hired for the Fair Play for Cuba Committee was taken outside the International Trade Mart in New Orleans on August 16, 1963. WMR has been informed by a source that the individual to Oswald's left is none other than Rafael Cruz. The photograph at the trade mart was favorably compared to a 1954 photograph of Cruz attached to an official Cuban Ministry of Education document."

Photo of Rafael Cruz, Sr. attached to a 1954 Cuban Ministry of Education secondary education graduation certificate from Cuba 


Man to Oswald's left, in center with tie, is reportedly Rafael Cruz, the father of the man who wants to be the next president of the United States. Photograph taken on August 16, 1963 outside the International Trade Mart in New Orleans.

"In 1957, Rafael Cruz, a former salesman for the U.S. intelligence-linked RCA Corporation, left Cuba for the United States. Cruz claims he fought with Castro against the fascist government of Fulgencio Batista but soured on the revolution. However, Cruz left Cuba two years before the Castro revolution.  In 1959, Cruz married Julia Ann Garza and, after Cruz graduated from the University of Texas in 1961, the couple moved to New Orleans from Dallas after the birth of their second daughter on November 18, 1962. 
The senior Cruz was in New Orleans during 1963, the year that New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison claimed his city was the focal point for the plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy." 
OOOOH! It all adds up: a whole bunch of tenuous connections (surely everyone who worked for RCA in the ’50s was a spy), and the guy lived in New Orleans and Dallas. It’s really uncanny! What are the odds that anyone else would have lived in two major southern metropolitan areas around the same time that Oswald and others supposedly involved in the massive CIA conspiracy and assassination?

I guess that makes Ted Cruz CIA by osmosis, a tool of the shadow government, potential leader of the coming One World Government! Boo!

And just so you'll know, this Wayne Madsen guy has a sterling record  of discovering uncomfortable truths that THEY don’t want you to know,*Wink Wink*, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia did 9/11 together, and says he can prove the “Barack Obama is a Gay Homosexual” theory, and also claimed that he had proof of Obama’s real Kenyan birth certificate. So this is clearly a guy who knows his stuff. 

Oh, and BTW, the same Wayne Madsen was the expert interviewed by the National Enquirer who said Ted Cruz probably sex banged all the DC Madam’s hookers. 

SOMEBODY CALL JIM HOFT!!!!

< /sarcasm>


 

But It Has Nothing To Do With Politics at All........

School Bans Golf Team From Playing On Trump Course

DownTrend - Claiming it’s not political at all, Barry University banned its gold team from practicing at the Trump Doral golf course because they don’t like Donald Trump.

The Florida school – that has one of the best golf programs in the country – officially put any Trump property on its “blacklist,” after the school's president said Trump's rhetoric was “inconsistent” with the school's values. According to several individuals affiliated with the university who spoke with Campus Reform on condition of anonymity, the men's golf team—which won national championships in 2007, 2013, and 2014—had previously been allowed to practice, free of charge, at the high-quality Trump Doral course three to four times per year.

Late last year, Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Administration, determined that Trump's campaign rhetoric conflicts with the university's mission, triggering an automatic severing of relations with all businesses and organizations in which he holds a senior leadership position.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Sara Herald:
“As a practice, Barry University does not engage in business relationships where senior leadership of a company takes a public position, or the company's guiding principles are, antithetical to the university's core commitments of Inclusive Community and/or Social Justice.  This practice, which has been in place for some time, is not political, as we do not take positions relative to candidates. We seek only to ensure fulfillment of our values through our institutional business related ventures and expenditures.” - READ MORE 
But in 2014, an Imam was invited to campus for an “Interfaith” prayer service on Sept. 11 and led students in a chant of “Allah Akbar.” Bevilacqua acknowledged that the phrase has been co-opted by extremists, yet defended its usage as “fitting” for the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11. 
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So inviting a high adherent of islam who's allowed to chant “Allah Akbar, believes in killing non-adherents of their cult, throwing gays off buildings and strapping suicide belts on their own children is somehow not antithetical to the university's core commitments of Inclusive Community and/or Social Justice??? 

Yet, Sister Che Bevilacqua doesn't believe in allowing her team to practice on Trump golf courses, free of charge on The Donald's dime......but it has nothing to do with politics at all.   

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Programing Note:

All my personal Disqus comments today have disappeared after about 20 minutes or so, and in one case refused to post it at all. If anyone has the same problem posting here, please let me know by email. They are easily retrievable through my Disqus dashboard, and if they past The Central Scrutinizer®, I will try and repost them for you.
- The Management. 

Trump Supporter Claims He Was Turned Away From Colorado Caucus, There's Only One Problem

Larry Wayne Lindsey - Unhinged FaceBook obsession with Ted Cruz’s alleged sexual exploits
and supposed ineligibility, but no one questioned his story?
It appears that Trump supporters who have rallied behind Larry Wayne Lindsey have been schlonged.  Lindsey became an overnight sensation after the Trump Report Drudge Report highlighted a video of the wannabe Trump delegate burning his Republican party registration after pro-Cruz political insiders cast him aside. 
The trouble with Larry’s story is that it isn't true. 
Larry did not attend the county caucus, which is where he needed to go in order to get elected as a delegate to the state convention.

The Wealthy Are Fleeing Chicago


Chicago Trib - Millionaires are leaving Chicago more than any other city in the United States on a net basis. About 3,000 individuals with net assets of $1 million or more, not including their primary residence, moved from the city last year, with many citing rising racial tensions and worries about crime as factors in the decision.  That represented about 2 percent of the city's high net worth individuals.

Chicago was among four cities worldwide with the biggest flight of millionaires. Paris saw the largest exodus. The French city lost 7,000, or 6 percent, of its millionaires, followed by Rome, which lost 5,000, or 7 percent. Chicago was next, followed by Athens.

Most of the millionaires who left Paris and Rome fled their countries, while Chicagoans moved elsewhere in the United States, said New World Wealth, whose data is used by luxury-goods companies, private banks and real estate professionals, among others.

The report found that the Chicago area has fallen out of the top echelon of U.S. cities when it comes to the percentage of black households earning more than $100,000. In 2000, Chicago ranked seventh among the cities with the largest percentage of black households with income at that level or higher, but in 2015, Chicago had dropped out of the top 10.

Sources for the millionaire-migration study, the third done by New World Wealth, include: interviews with about 800 millionaires a year; interviews with migration experts, wealth managers and property agents; property sales records; and tracking of millionaire movements in the media.
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