It was learned yesterday that a doctor in New York City has tested positive for the Ebola virus, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is up for re-election next month, is offering high praise for how the situation has been handled:
A bit early for patting themselves on the back, isn’t it?
It depends on what your definition of “textbook” is:
Part of the problem might be that the “textbook” has some flaws.
The courts struck down DC’s unconstitutional gun ban, so DC instituted an impossible system for getting a concealed carry permit.
“Your honor, we need more time.”
When the judge struck down Washington DC’s preposterously illegal gun ban, the city acted as if simply acknowledging the right to keep and bear arms was an unworkable burden. They claimed they needed time to implement a correct system.
So what did the city rulers do with the time that the court allowed them?
According to the Washington Post,
The District’s newly minted concealed carry laws require gun owners seeking permits to complete 18 hours of firearms training.
One problem: As of Wednesday, the day before a court-ordered deadline for the permitting process to begin, no instructors had been approved to teach the compulsory course.
The disparity is emblematic of the city’s reluctant scramble to comply with the July order that overturned the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public.
The Metropolitan Police Department, working off legislation adopted by D.C. lawmakers last month, released the concealed carry applications on its website at about 7 p.m. Wednesday — hours before the stay of U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr.’s order was set to expire.
The regulations firm up the details of the application process, including establishing a $ 75 cost to apply for a permit.
But it’s unlikely anyone will be walking out of police headquarters with the license anytime soon.
Police officials said a solicitation to firearms instructors was not issued until Monday for the course, which involves 16 hours of classroom safety training and two hours of proficiency training on the gun range.
Several firearms instructors who are certified to train security guards have told the department that they are working to develop courses to satisfy the concealed carry application requirements, police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said.
“Once they submit their applications, we will quickly process their applications,” she said.
Except they are requiring these trainers to pay $ 435 for a certification. They also have not bothered to appoint the members of the Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board, which is supposed to be the group you can appeal to if the Police Chief denies you a permit.
So basically, the government can throw sand in the gears and stall court-mandated change for years.
What I learn from this is that, when the government is found to be doing something unconstitutional, the unconstitutional law should be immediately ended. From the moment the court ruled everyone should have been able to concealed carry, using a copy of the Second Amendment as their permit.
A report is out, in the wake of the city of Houston’s demands that area pastors hand over their sermons and communication with their members, saying that there is a national movement of American pastors who are going on the offensive. These pastors are banding together in a theme reminiscent of the Star Wars’ saga’s “The Empire Strikes Back.” Their movement is called, “The Pastors Strike Back.”
Pastors from across the fruited plain have decided to come together and voluntarily send Bibles and sermons to Mayor Annise Parker’s office.
Former Governor Mike Huckabee called on every pastor in America to do this recently.
“I hope she gets thousands and thousands of sermons and Bibles,” said Huckabee on his Fox News show Saturday.
Author Eric Metaxas also did the same thing. He told David Brody, “Never in our history has religious freedom been so brazenly defied. A bold red line has been crossed. The Houston mayor’s inexcusable demand to see the sermons of pastors is an outrageous and shocking affront to all Americans and to liberty itself. If the American church does not rise up and stand against this, there is no American church.”
Brody also was able to acquire a home video of Brad Atkins, pastor of Powersville First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina as he sent his sermon off to Parker.
Apparently though, this issue that has been stirred up by the sodomite mayor and her administration has fired up pastors around the world. According to Brody, reports are the pastors from Australia, Germany and Canada will also be sending their sermons and Bibles to the Mayor.
“On November 2nd, The Family Research council is hosting a huge simulcast event in Houston at a big church,” wrote Brody. “Guests will include Mike Huckabee, Phil Robertson, the Benham brothers, Dr. Ronnie Floyd and others. In South Carolina, the South Carolina Pastors Alliance is staging an event called, “The Stand” to be held on the statehouse grounds.”
This is exactly what needs to be done on a number of fronts. Americans need to come together to defeat the tyranny that is growing in our society. These pastors get my support for their willingness to stand up and launch an offensive on behalf of their brothers in Texas.
The city of Houston did take a step back from their larger subpoena that demanded sermons and communications of pastors to removing sermons from the request. However, that didn’t fly with senior legal counsel Erik Stanley from Alliance Defending Freedom.
Stanley said, “The city of Houston still doesn’t get it. It thinks that by changing nothing in its subpoenas other than to remove the word ‘sermons’ that it has solved the problem. That solves nothing. They must be rescinded entirely.”
No doubt, this is what has provoked the pastors to take this initiative.
There comes a time when men must take a hard stand and that time is now. Texas preachers have already taken a stand. While I’m not sure that sending all those Bibles and sermons in will actually do anything, I do think it at least sends the message that Christians are not going to back down simply because there is intimidation by those elected to office who ignore the law and then attempt to impose immoral legislation on their citizens like Houston’s “bathroom bill.”
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Anderson Cooper is live in Canada tonight reporting on the horrific shooting outside Parliament earlier today. Vandon Gene, a contributor for Sun News, crossed paths with Cooper tonight in the middle of his report and asked him for a photo. Cooper didn’t give Gene the reaction he felt he deserved, instead chewing him out and…
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(Charisma News) After being paralyzed from the chest down during a 2010 knife attack, Darek Fidyka is walking again, thanks to a groundbreaking new cell-transplant therapy.
The treatment was pioneered by British doctors and carried out by surgeons in Poland.
It involved taking cells from Fidyka’s nasal cavity and injecting them into the gap of his damaged spinal cord. These transplanted nerve fibers are constantly regenerating and researchers hoped they would stimulate repair and re-growth.
The result is astounding.
We’re sure the women of, say, Saudi Arabia are very thankful for all she has accomplished.
Odd choice of music though. It might make sense if her party were trying to win back the White House. A better choice might have been Diana Ross’ “It’s My Turn.”
Well, sure. Look at him.
Turnip for what?
Barack Obama’s last three Presidential vacations cost $ 6.2 million.
As a friend made me think, when he sent me this story, if this man ever opens his mouth again about “income inequality” and “economic injustice,” someone needs to tell him to shut up. A Secret Service agent would be perfect. The next two years can’t be over soon enough. I’m sure he’ll add another $ 5-$ 10-million to this obscene bill to shove down our throats before he’s done.
According to the Washington Examiner, “Taxpayers get stuck with $ 6.2 million tab for just 3 Obama vacations; $ 40m over 6 years.”
Three recent and lavish vacations by the first family cost taxpayers more than $ 6.2 million just for transportation and security, bringing the pleasure price for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s trips to tens of millions of dollars since taking office, according to federal documents.
Taxpayer watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets that new cost calculations for security showed that the first family’s 2012-2013 vacation to Honolulu and the first lady’s 2014 ski trip to Aspen, Colo., reached nearly $ 1 million.
The Feds also coughed up the cost for flying the first lady to Aspen this year: $ 34,962.
In total, said Judicial Watch, transportation and security for the Obama’s Christmas 2012-2013 trip to Hawaii, their 2013 summer vacation to Martha’s Vineyard and her trip down the slopes last winter came in at $ 6,223,074.24.
Has the President or the First Lady ever shown any interest in the plight of the poor other than in their campaign rhetoric? Barack Obama telling us that America needs a raise sounds so hollow because nothing in his life or his actions shows that he has ever cared about such people.
But why should we expect a consistent life? This is the man who pushed a tax cheat into the office of the secretary of the treasury. If he expects such a person to be in charge of IRS audits, he obviously will have no problem campaigning for special benefits to the poor when he has shown no interest in benefiting such people.
So it is no surprise that his spending habits resemble those of a one-percenter more than anything you would expect from a “bleeding heart.”
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On Wednesday, Islamists coordinated multiple attacks in Canada and the Sergeant-at-arms shot the gunman who had fired shots and was making his way toward the Chamber where many parliamentarians had barricaded themselves with chairs inside the chamber. Following his return on Thursday, the Sergeant-at-arms was greeted by a standing ovation from members of Parliament.
Canadian Parliament’s Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers heard the shots from the gunman, grabbed his gun and headed toward the sounds of the gunfire.
While Prime Minister Stephen Harper was whisked away in an armed “cavalcade” and Parliament members were helpless and unarmed in the Chamber, Vickers found Muslim jihadist Michael Abdul Zehaf-Bibeau and shot him, ending his jihad.
Watch the video as Vickers takes his normal stance on Thursday morning and the standing ovation ensues, recognizing his heroic act saved many lives.
Vickers rightly deserved the applause and thankfulness of his fellow Canadians. I say well done Mr. Vickers! You are indeed a hero.
Once again, that old slogan of a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun holds true.
However, this is where I would say that Canada should learn a lesson, and it is a lesson that should be learned by the world and remembered by the United States. In fact, I would venture to say that there are many lessons that could be learned from what took place on Wednesday in the country north of us.
First, how likely would it have been that this jihadist would have attacked if he knew that every member of Parliament was armed? How likely would the other jihadists have attacked the Rideau Centre shopping mall or the Chateau Laurier Hotel if Canadians’ rights to keep and bear arms, rights they have from God, were not infringed? Anyone seeing the picture here?
Canada, like all countries should stop oppressing their people from the right to be able to defend themselves. It is the absolutely stupid mindset that wants to infringe on God-given rights to defend oneself and neighbors that leaves people unprotected and completely dependent upon the police who are only minutes away when you need a gun in seconds, or one sergeant-at-arms.
Second, Canada, like the rest of the West, including the United States and Europe have been playing footsie with Islam, making excuses for those that follow the teachings of Mohamed and downplaying the reality of Islam as totalitarian death cult. We have been entertaining them and even installing them in high security locations, all to our own demise.
This is a prime opportunity to end the political correctness regarding Islam and deal it a death blow by outlawing its practice inside Canada. In fact, the United States should take the lead on that issue and use the means they have to stop the Mohammedan ideology dead in its tracks.
While all this took place in Canada, there is no doubt that the US has not learned these same lessons I am speaking about. We continue to elect representatives that are hell bent on disarming us as much as possible and restricting our right to carry arms anywhere we like for defense and the protection of a free state. But we will not be disarmed. They are purposefully telling us Islam is a “religion of peace,” to disarm us mentally. Yet, we all know that is not true.
Canada, America….consider wisely the next steps you take with regards to these two issues. They are very real life and death issues for the people of both countries.
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A police officer who triggered outrage when he fatally shot a pitbull puppy has received death threats with thousands calling for him to be ‘terminated’. Footage from his body camera shows Officer Kevin Dupre calling over six-month-old Maximus with kissing noises before shooting the puppy in a garden in Cleburne, Texas. He has been placed…
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(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Democrats loved President Obama in 2010 when 53 percent went to the polls in that year’s midterm elections just to fly their flag of support and help the White House weather that year’s blow from the new Tea Party.
But now a Pew Research Center poll just released finds that the thrill is gone just when the embattled president needs his team on the field again to block the GOP from winning the Senate.
According to Pew, just 38 percent of Democratic voters “think of their vote as for Obama” this time.