Four Horsemen

by Jay Taylor on August 28, 2015

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This just makes my eyes bleed. Seriously. This is insane. Super heroes put down violence and bad guys – that’s what they do. And there was nothing even remotely violent on the lunchbox – they must be claiming Wonder Woman’s face is violent. Actually, she’s the fantasy of many men. I would wager the looks on the liberals’ faces at that school were far more violent. This school should be shamed for their idiocy. A parent had his daughter sent home because she brought a Wonder Woman lunchbox to school. The reasoning was beyond PC nutty: “We have defined “violent characters” as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes also fall into that category.” Perhaps that father ought to ‘solve’ this problem in person at the school. Mine would have.

From Louder With Crowder:

Parents used to have to leave the house and physically go to the school to yell at teachers for disciplining their students, now they can just shame them on social media. Yay, America. That’s exactly what this parent did when his daughter was sent home with one of the most ridiculous dress code violations you’ll read this week.

Ok, this week is a stretch because schools are pretty ridiculous. Maybe just today.

The dress code we have established requests that children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion – on their clothing (including shoes and socks), backpacks and lunchboxes. We have defined “violent characters” as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes also fall into that category.

I’m sure history class is a riot.

As for the offending lunch box?

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Yes. That’s the lunch box. Wonder Woman. Not even a violent or sexy picture of Wonder Woman. And I’ve seen some incredibly sexy pictures of Wonder Woman. It’s how I learned about myself as a young man. But in this case, it’s just…Wonder Woman.

You really have to hand it to a school district who manages to offend both anti-PC advocates on the right and feminists on the left with a ridiculous ‘zero tolerance’ policy.

Seriously, take a bow. That’s a skill.

Get your kids out of the public school system – right now. I would much rather my children learn about super heroes than the likes of communists and Progressives, which seems to be the hot topic in schools these days. Where are the feminists on this? Do they even exist anymore? Wonder Woman is a role model for girls as far as I’m concerned. I watched and read about her growing up and enjoyed it immensely. I also like seeing the bad guys get the crap beat out of them. So, yep… I’m a ‘violent’ woman. For Pete’s sake! Let kids be kids and enjoy cartoons and fantasy. It’s how they learn things – good things. This just ticks me off. The schools have lost their ever-loving minds. Get your kids out of them before they fall prey to weenie-syndrome, politically correct communists.

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Liberals love to whine about how we need to increase the minimum wage in America, but they have no idea how ignorant they sound…

Eric July is a former Democrat with a lot to say. He’s a rapper, dancer and lead singer for metal hip-hop band BackWordz. Eric has a lot to say, but he says it straight to the point on every subject. His six-minute video on The Tired, Silly Minimum Wage Debate needs to go viral!

Growing up
My story is fairly typical. I grew up in a single-parent household and my father was not around, didn’t have a lot of money, and I “gangbanged” in Dallas, Texas. Track and field allowed me an avenue to get out of my situation. Becoming a state qualifier in the largest athletic division in Texas, I received a scholarship to the University of Memphis. It was there I campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008, and did it blindly. There was no other reason I supported him other than the fact he was black and Democrat. I ended up transferring to Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi the next year and as I started taking classes such as economics, the more I began to think for myself.

Once I read up on black economists like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, the more I thought critically. And as I thought critically, I realized there was no legitimate reason to support the Democratic Party. Though I grew up liberal, it took simply thinking for myself to realize that I have no reason to support them, or trust a big government. I went from being a socialist Democrat to a Libertarian.

Politics
I’m a libertarian because I understand not only the history of America, but also the history of the blacks in this country. Government and extensions of the government have always been used to keep black people behind their white counterparts. It makes no sense as to why I should trust a party that wants more government. In this country, it seems as if we have politicians that run on the fact that the majority of voters are politically ignorant. Everything seems to be approached from an emotional level, not a factual level. And people eat it up. We legitimately have a socialist running for office, such as Bernie Sanders, and there are millions that support him, though he is economically illiterate, or he knows voters are. The Democratic Party meanwhile, continues to run predominately black cities and represent predominately black neighborhoods.. and blacks have got nothing out of it. I argue that they shouldn’t expect to get anything, but they do, and get nothing — yet blindly blame the Republican Party for their situation, though the Republican Party does not hold office in their cities or in their neighborhoods. Democrats continue to win the black vote without any kind of criticism, and in turn do nothing for blacks, though they masked themselves as saviors.

The black community
I’ve grown sick and tired of Democrats treating black people like they’re stupid and cannot think for themselves…and I’m tired of black folks putting their trust in a party that does nothing for them.

Though our history has been unfortunate and racism will always exist, we have access to things we never had access to before. Thus, only WE can better our situation, not a politician, not a government, not the Democratic Party. We have ridiculous homicide rates, ridiculous abortion rates, and ridiculous amounts of babies born out of wedlock, so fathers aren’t around. This is a culture problem that no special tax or police reform will ever fix.

Amen, brother. Amen.

We’re glad this young man saw the light. Welcome to the club, Eric!

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Pastor Stops Criminal From Burglarizing Church With His GUN!

by Andrew Spalding on August 28, 2015

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This thug thought it’d be a good idea to rob a church. Unfortunately for him, he turned out to be VERY wrong!

The pastor of a northeast Oklahoma City church shot at a man Wednesday after the man burglarized the church, Oklahoma City police said. Police arrested a man shortly afterward.

The Church of the Living God Ministries posted a statement on its Facebook page shortly after 4 p.m.

“All is well; Pastor Kenny is fine. Praise God. Prayer, Bible study, and full story at 7:00,” the Facebook post reads.

The pastor, whose name was not released by police, declined at the scene to be interviewed. The church website lists the name of the senior pastor as Kenneth L. Morgan.

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Oklahoma City police Lt. Michelle Holland said the pastor heard someone inside the church at 1445 NE 50 and confronted a man. The pastor was able to get the burglar out of the church while he waited for police to arrive.

“The pastor held the burglar at gunpoint. He laid down in the grass (and) at some point then decided to run off as we were arriving, and the pastor fired two shots at the burglar. The burglar was not hit,” Holland said.

Holland said the pastor holds a conceal and carry license and was legally carrying the firearm. She said no one was injured during the incident.

Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said the man fled the scene, and neighbors called police when they saw him hiding on their property. Police have not released the name of the man who was arrested.

Thank God nobody was hurt!

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They NEVER saw this coming…

Sandy Seliga caught this amazing video on her vacation from Toronto. She was visiting the Bay of Fundy and was looking to cross things off her bucket list.

She definitely did after this close encounter with a whale.

A very large whale surprised them by jumping out of the water no more than 30 feet away. This is absolutely stunning.

This is definitely on my bucket list!

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Just inspirational and beautiful! The best singers are the ones who sing from the heart, not for fame and Brandie Love sings her heart out for God and America. She’s genuine, beautiful and incredibly talented. Brandie Love will make a name for herself in music, I have no doubt. She has a boyfriend who is an Army helicopter pilot and you can tell, he just adores her. And she loves him right back. But she hasn’t forgotten her love of God – you can tell it moves her soul. I loved how her mom was cheering her on during the performance. Brandie definitely has the X Factor.

From Qpolitical:

We are never more fully alive than when we are using our gifts to glorify God. Every once in awhile, someone special comes along and reminds us why our gifts exist.

Brandi Love is one such woman. The girlfriend of an army helicopter pilot, Love appeared on The X Factor and sang “Up To The Mountain” and words just don’t do it justice how amazingly beautiful it is.

In the words of Simon Cowell, “Brandi, you took us to church.”

Seriously, this woman has one of the best voices we’ve heard in such a long while. Her control, soul, tone, and sweet spirit shine through beautifully.

Thank you Brandie Love for sharing your gift with the world! You are a treasure!

What a wonderful way to go to church! I am so thrilled I got to hear her sing. I don’t watch the show, so this was a treat. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house and she nailed it. There was such a sense of God’s presence during the song and it was just peaceful and moving. She sang this two years ago and I am surprised we haven’t heard more from her. She has so much talent and such a gift. I hope she finds her way to share more of her music with us. I would enjoy Brandie Love’s music a great deal.

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I’m really beginning to hate the Freedom From Religion Foundation. This is the second time I’ve written on them today. The first time, they were in Florida demanding a sheriff remove ‘In God We Trust’ from all his patrol cars. He told them to get stuffed. Now this. These militant atheists are the same ones getting Christian chaplains reprimanded and kicked out of the military. They claim Christians are violating the Constitution, when in reality what is happening here is our First Amendment rights are being infringed. There is nothing in the Constitution about keeping religion out of sports and schools. The First Amendment never intended to separate Christian principles from government, yet today we so often hear the First Amendment coupled with the phrase “separation of church and state.” The First Amendment simply states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Obviously, the words “separation,” “church,” or “state” are not found in the First Amendment; furthermore, that phrase appears in no founding document. But notice that freedom of religion and speech do appear. Atheists have no right to demand that Christian coaches and chaplains stop teaching about Jesus. None at all.

From 800WhistleBlower:

AN ATHEIST GROUP IS DEMANDING THAT PUBLICLY FUNDED UNIVERSITIES TAKE IMMEDIATE STEPS TO BAR CHRISTIAN COACHES AND CHAPLAINS FROM “CONVERTING FOOTBALL FIELDS INTO MISSION FIELDS.”

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 (KJV)

“The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled “Pray to Play.”

“Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion,” the report states. “Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplains — often from their own church or even members of their own family — to prey on and pray with students, with no regard for the rights of those students or the Constitution.

“These coaches are converting playing fields into mission fields and public universities are doing nothing to halt this breach of trust. They are failing their student athletes.” FFRF says the purpose of its report is to “expose this unconstitutional system, encourage universities to fix it, and stimulate further efforts to protect students’ rights of conscience.”

The report quotes various team chaplains to make its point that public universities are bankrolling Christian ministers who mix the roles of “coach, parent and minister, all while promoting their personal religion to athletes.”

FFRF says this is a problem, even if team chaplains aren’t on the school’s payroll:

“No matter how chaplaincies are set up, the chaplains are treated as an official part of the university and team. Chaplains often attend team events, host team chapel services, lead teams in prayers, travel with the team, patrol the sideline, wear team apparel, have special access to coaches and players, help with recruiting, and have athletic department offices.”

Moreover, the report says most universities do not have policies regarding chaplains: “They set no limitations, guidelines, or expectations for their coaches or chaplains regarding religious activities. Chaplains who appear to be school employees, are given access as school employees, and act as school employees inflict the same legal liability on schools as any other employee.”

FFRF’s report cautions that it is in the “best interest” of public universities to adopt policies that protect student athletes from discrimination and unlawful religious coercion.

In an August 18 letter to the University of Missouri chancellor, FFRF warned of the “legal liability that the University of Missouri exposes itself to by allowing its chaplaincy to continue,” adding, “it is not a matter of if but when an issue will arise from this entanglement.”

To prevent lawsuits, FFRF recommends that public universities adopt a “model policy” in which a “character coach” or a “player development coach” replaces the chaplain in instilling secular values such as respect, perseverance, humility, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

FFRF said any character development coach would be “explicitly prohibited from promoting a particular religious viewpoint, pressuring student-athletes to choose religion over non-religion, or directly or indirectly coercing student-athletes to participate in any type of religious activity.”

Qualified candidates should have training in psychology, psychiatry, sports psychology, secular therapy, or a substantially equivalent field. FFRF insists that mere “divinity or religious counseling experience” does not qualify a person to hold the character development position.

These immoral morons want to put psychologists and psychiatrists in control – yeah, that outta work just great. Atheists have a right to their viewpoint and beliefs. But they don’t have a right to force everyone else to submit to those viewpoints. Someone ought to sue FFRF for religious infringement. The University of Missouri and others should not cave to these Marxists. Players are free to pray or not… to speak with a chaplain or coach or not… in fact, everyone has a right to worship or not as they see fit. Even atheists. I grow weary of them trying to eradicate Christianity from the American landscape. They should just move to Cuba or some other communist hellhole where they can fit in – they can take their bud Obama with them.

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DeRay McKesson is a first rate racist jackass. He didn’t bother to read anything on the attack in Virginia, he just immediately jumped to the conclusion that the shooter was white. Probably after seeing the selfie snuff video Flanagan made as he shot his two co-workers and murdered them. The lighting made his arm and hand look lighter than they were. The early morning sun probably also added to that. McKesson was all over a white dude with an evil black gun taking people down. Whiteness didn’t explain this heinous crime, because the shooter was a gay, black man who was also a narcissistic paranoid psychopath. Perhaps DeRay can relate somewhat. DeRay quickly deleted the Tweet he sent out to over 200,000 followers bashing whites, but not before other people captured it. Sucks to be him.

From BizPac Review:

Professional race agitator, DeRay McKesson, is the living embodiment of the axiom that when you’re holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When news broke Wednesday that a man fatally shot a Virginia news crew, McKesson took to social media to blame the white man for yet another indiscretion involving firearms.

“Some say ‘disgruntled employee,’ others say ‘terrorist.’ Whiteness will explain away nearly anything,” the activist posted on Twitter.

Except for one thing — the gunman was black.

It didn’t take long for McKesson, who’s often nearby when racial discord rears its ugly head in the streets of America, to figure this out all by himself as he quickly deleted his tweet.

Except for one thing — the Internet is forever.

National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke captured a screen shot of McKesson’s brilliantly inaccurate assessment:

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According to a “manifesto” beset with racial hatred that the Virginia killer, Vester Lee Flanagan II, faxed to ABC News after Wednesday’s shooting, it was the “whiteness” of his victims that led to their demise, which was accurately pointed out by one social media user.

But don’t expect DeRay McKesson and his Black Lives Matter crew to cry foul over this abject racism.

Here’s the aforementioned tweet and a sampling of other responses from Twitter:

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McKesson is a guy that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have on speed dial. He’s the go-to guy for racial pandering by politicians. He never met a fact or a piece of truth he liked by the way – this scum has skewed facts on every story having to do with police officers and black assailants. Accounts such as Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and Sandra Bland. All broke the law and were rightfully arrested. All are dead of their own accord – one charged a cop who protected himself as he should of; another was hyped on drugs and threw himself around in a transport facilitating his own death; and the third committed suicide. McKesson blames the police for all of them. It doesn’t matter that he’s slandering these officers – they must be guilty because all three people who are dead were black. DeRay and his #BlackLivesMatter buds are bucking for a race war and they get their jollies by hurting cops and pushing for them to get killed or at the very least destroyed. You won’t hear DeRay decry the racism of Flanagan though – the victims were white – he’s cool with that.

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I understand Donald Trump’s plan here and it would help. But I contend he would be much better served to implement a flat tax. It would simplify things tremendously. He’s right… the middle class is being hurt egregiously by the tax code and rates. The wealthy should pay their fair share – but the rates should be flat. That would be fair for all. The current U.S. tax system is a huge convoluted mess. I am more of a supporter of the flat tax than the fair tax – I fear a fair tax (a consumption tax) could be abused and added to our income tax, penalizing Americans even more than they already are. I would also like to repeal the 16th Amendment and do away with the IRS as we now know it. These are all things that Trump should look into and strongly consider.

From NewsMax:

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, blistered by critics for campaigning on vague and unattainable solutions to the nation’s woes, is beginning to talk specifics.

During an appearance on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect,” Trump said he’d simplify the tax code. The wealthy, including himself, should pay more taxes while the middle class needs, and deserves, a cut. It’s only fair, he argued.

He used hedge fund profits — taxed at a lower rate than regular income — as an example.

“I would take carried interest out, and I would let people making hundreds of millions of dollars a year pay some tax, because right now they are paying very little tax and I think it’s outrageous,” Trump told hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. “I want to lower taxes for the middle class.”

He went on to say that “the middle class is getting clobbered in this country.”

“You know the middle class built this country, not the hedge fund guys, but I know people in hedge funds that pay almost nothing and it’s ridiculous, OK?”

He told Bloomberg that he adamantly believes congressional Republicans should go to the mat with President Obama over raising the debt ceiling.

“I would say that it’s worth the fight, because honestly there’s so much fat in Washington, that if you had the right people in there you could cut it and there would be no problem,” Trump said.

He also wants to lower corporate tax rates to address a practice known as corporate inversion, where companies relocate their “legal domicile” outside the U.S. — to a country with lower taxes — while maintaining its operations domestically.

“You know it used to be you’d leave New York for Florida, or you leave New Jersey for Texas or something,” he said. “It used to be state to state. Now it’s country for country. We have companies with thousands and thousands of jobs that are leaving this country to go out and get their money.”

Earlier this month, Trump said he wants to simplify the tax code so that he average American could complete it without having to hire a professional.

“Put H&R Block out of business,” he said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

Trump wants to tax the rich more and lower corporate taxes. I agree on lowering corporate taxes. I simply want the wealthy to pay their fair share – a flat rate – like everyone else. Let’s keep it simple and the same across the board percentage wise. Trump is exactly right on the Republicans challenging Obama on the budget and the debt ceiling. That’s been a travesty for years and the Republicans should have put a stop to the corrupt meanderings of the Democrats years ago. They would, if they weren’t also corrupt. Winston Churchill said, “there is no such thing as a good tax.” And I agree. Since I will never get my way to do away with taxes entirely, the flat tax is our best option. Trump is heading in the right direction and Ted Cruz could help him with this taxing issue.

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IRS building

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Microsoft has been in a battle with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over an audit that has last about ten years. While an IRS audit should last no more than three years, the agency requested permission to conduct this audit of Microsoft over a longer period of time. The IRS has also employed two private law firms to help with the Microsoft audit, a practice that has been challenged in federal court.

The question of whether the IRS acted properly in hiring Quinn Emanuel is under review in the court of U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez in Seattle. This appears to be the first time a private firm has been hired by the IRS in the process of conducting an audit.

Microsoft contends that Treasury and the IRS improperly issued the regulation to justify their deal with Quinn Emanuel – which, according to Microsoft, is itself “an impermissible delegation of an inherently governmental function,”” Reuters reports.

In taking on the case against the IRS filed by Microsoft, Judge Martinez found “inference of impropriety in Quinn Emanuel’s role in the summons process,” he wrote. “While the United States contests that it has delegated any inherently governmental functions to the firm, the language of the contract itself suggests that the firm may be participating in components of the audit examination for which delegation is statutorily proscribed, such as inspecting books and taking testimony.”

The IRS budget has been reduced by more than 18 percent since 2010, and the agency has claimed it lacks sufficient budget for necessary auditing. Yet, the agency has spent more than $2.2 million to contract the legal services of Quinn Emanuel in the Microsoft audit case. Additionally, the IRS awarded Boies Schiller $350,000 for it’s role in the Microsoft audit case. It is estimated these services are costing the IRS about $1100 per hour. Quinn Emanuel is a Los Angeles-based law firm that represent many Fortune 500 companies. Boies Schiller is a law firm founded by Attorney David Boies, who is best known for facing off against Ted Olson before the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore. Boies also represented the Justice Department in the United States vs. Microsoft antitrust case.

Such aggressive audits of companies like Microsoft also raise serious questions about how the IRS will approach tax cases of smaller companies, who lack the financial resources of larger companies like Microsoft. The hiring of Quinn Emanuel allows the private firm to fully access and participate in the audit of Microsoft.

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has raised questions about the IRS conduct in this audit case, including the hiring of Quinn Emanuel.

Previously, Microsoft entered in the court docket a three-page letter to the IRS Commissioner from Senator Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who chairs the Senate Finance Committee,” Reuters reported, “The IRS’s hiring of a private contractor to conduct an examination of a taxpayer raises concerns because the action: 1) appears to violate federal law and the express will of the Congress; 2) removes taxpayer protections by allowing the performance of inherently governmental functions by private contractors; and 3) calls into question the IRS’s use of its limited resources.”

If the IRS conduct in the Microsoft audit leads to new rules on how such audits are conducted, this could have a severe chilling effect on investment and creation of smaller and medium-sized businesses that will not have the financial resources to defend themselves against such vigorous audits by the IRS. Sure Congress must exercise its oversight role and seek to restore a semblance of balance between the need to audit businesses and the ability of companies to operate free of fear of excessive IRS audits.

 

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