Friday, February 22, 2019

Planned Parenthood Cut Off From Federal Funding Under Trump Rule

Via Billy

Planned Parenthood Cut Off From Federal Funding Under Trump Rule

A new Trump administration rule will cut off Planned Parenthood and other health providers that offer abortion services from hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funding.

Under a regulation issued on Friday, no health-care provider that offers abortion services will be eligible for the federal Title X program, which last year offered $286.5 million in grants that funded family-planning services. Last year, about 4 million people used the program, according to the government.

The rule “prohibits the use of Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning,” according to a fact sheet published by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Kamala Harris Daddy not black; Descendant of Jamaican slave plantation owner

New Section of Wall Completed 47 Days Ahead of Schedule

Gallup: Liberals outnumber conservatives in only 6 states, down from 9

Via Billy


The number of states where liberals outnumber conservatives has dropped more than 30 percent, with just six now in that category: Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New York, and New Hampshire.

According to the latest Gallup survey, in every other state but California, where conservatives and liberals split 29 percent to 29 percent, conservatives lead.

Nationally, those who identify themselves conservative hold a nine-point lead.

Stuck in a Vase :)

Via Nghia Pham

2 AM in Gia Dinh People's Hospital, Communist Vietnam

Via Binh Dinh Nguyen

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Democratic State Judge Declares Entire Republican State Legislature Unconstitutional Usurper Body

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A single Democratic Wake County trial judge, Bryan Collins, tonight ruled that the entire North Carolina General Assembly was an unconstitutional usurper body for approximately 1 ½ years. The millions of votes cast by citizens and certified by the North Carolina Board of Elections could potentially be thrown out by one Democratic judge.

Collins issued his opinion in response to a lawsuit from the NAACP seeking to invalidate two constitutional amendments that passed by wide margins: one requiring photo identification when voting and the other decreasing the maximum allowable state income tax rate.

Although the ruling only directly invalidates the two laws that were challenged in the suit, under Judge Collins’s theory every act that we passed between June 5, 2017, and December 31, 2018, is invalid. Collins wrote, “An illegally constituted General Assembly does not represent the people of North Carolina,” and that “the General Assembly lost its claim to popular sovereignty.”

It appears that no court in the history of the United States has ever declared a state legislature to be an illegal body.

Collins does not appear to have included in his opinion whether the four million votes in support of voter ID and the income tax cap also represent the will of the people. The voter ID constitutional amendment passed with 55 percent of the vote; the tax cap constitutional amendment passed with 57 percent of the vote.

Collins also argued that his decision “will not cause chaos and confusion," but I disagree.

We are duty-bound to appeal this absurd decision. The prospect of invalidating 18 months of laws is the definition of chaos and confusion. Based on tonight’s opinion and others over the past several years, it appears the idea of judicial restraint has completely left the state of North Carolina.

Senator Phil Berger

From Trayvon to Jussie — Poll Shows Media Hoaxes Killed Race Relations

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A crying shame.

Gallup began polling opinions of race relations back in 2001. At that point, 70 percent of black Americans graded race relations as “very good” or “somewhat good,” while 62 percent of white people agreed.

Think about that… Eighteen years ago, black people were more satisfied with race relations than white people.

For another dozen years, outside of a bump here and a hiccup there, those numbers held. On average, more than 60 percent of black people and around 70 percent of white people gauged race relations as good.

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Out of the Tiger’s Den

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The North Vietnamese took over Saigon in April 1975. As usually happens after a war, they imprisoned all South Viet Nam’s government officials and military, including Brother The, the president of our branch, and all my brothers, a son, and a son-in-law. At the end of 1975, they confiscated my property. They also wanted to put me in jail because of my past contact with Americans.

A Vietnamese convert spent years hiding in an abandoned animal den, dreaming of the temple across the sea.

Time goes by—fourteen years have passed since the day LDS branches in Viet Nam were dissolved and I began my long struggle to leave my beloved homeland.

I was born 27 December 1923 in Hue, the ancient capital and royal city of Viet Nam. My family lived in a large palace, like those in Beijing. That is because I am descended from the royal Vietnamese family. My ancestors ruled Viet Nam for about three hundred years.

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Jessica Chambers murder suspect, Quinton Tellis, charged with Louisiana woman's murder

Via Greg

Quinton Tellis

Quinton V. Tellis, 30, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Tuesday on one count of first-degree murder.

Tellis is facing the 2016 charge after completing a sentence for one count of unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to a Monroe, Louisiana, woman stabbed to death in Aug. 2015.

Ming-Chen Hsiao was a recent graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe at the time of her death and was killed in a small apartment near the campus.

In May 2016, Tellis entered a guilty plea to the card charge in 4th Judicial District Court. He received a 10-year sentence as a habitual offender.

Hannity panel claims "more than a dozen" Trump investigators committed crimes and attempted "a coup d'etat"

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Our Whiskey and Rebellion Speech (DATED)

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In Search of the Real Southern Democrat

It was an indelible moment, one that has resonated with me up to the present day.

My father and I had gone to whatever permutation of Wal-Mart existed at that time in Union County in late 1982.  (Maybe it was still Edwards then, maybe Big K; the chronology is no longer clear so many years later.)  He was a supervisor at one of the various Milliken textile plants in Union, and that industry had been hit especially hard by a recession attributed to the current President, Ronald Reagan, and what his 1980 rival for the GOP nomination George H. W. Bush had termed “voodoo economics” in that primary.  Another name given this brand of economic thought and practice was “trickle-down economics,” which supposed that as long as high-dollar manufacturers were doing well, the resultant treasure would “trickle down” to the workers below.

My father voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 (and would again in 1984), when the rest of Union County was supporting fellow Southerner Jimmy Carter by a fifty-six percent margin over the former California governor.