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  • Alabama stacks deck against Chief Justice Roy Moore

    05/27/2016 3:43:34 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    WND ^ | May 26, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    In its ethics case against Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, state officials have selected a prosecutor who once served as legal director of one of the organizations that filed the charges, prompting a defense lawyer to condemn the move as symptomatic of a “corrupt and unjust system.” The Southern Poverty Law Center was among the parties that filed complaints...
  • Ten states sue Obama to stop his transgender blackmail

    05/26/2016 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Not so fast, bro. It’s not quite as dramatic as a state telling Obama to take his federal funds and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine, and it’s potentially rife with unintended consequences: What if the Scalia-less Supreme Court rules that the president can issue arbitrary conditions for the receipt of federal funds at his own personal whim? Roger Goodell’s lawyers might have some suggestions for Obama on this one. But at least they’re fighting. Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia have sued the administration in federal court. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appears...
  • ‘Broader Agenda’ At Work Behind Transgender Bathroom Crusade, ‘It’s Also About Schools’

    05/26/2016 10:22:50 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 May 2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    “Don’t shop at Target,”... “We need to send a message to Target. You might not live in North Carolina, so at this moment you don’t have any skin in the game, but you will, because this is going to every state, every community. Don’t let your little girl go into Target and try on a bathing suit right now. Don’t buy anything from Target.” “Speak out. Don’t be afraid to express how you’re feeling about this issue,” she urged. “We are talking about a miniscule number of people who are psychologically unhealthy, and the people on the Left are saying...
  • Dad pulls kids out of Howell school so they don't have to share restroom with transgender classmate

    05/26/2016 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 42 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 5-26-2016
    It is a story that started when one dad asked his three sons who attend Southwest Elementary School in Howell a routine question: How was school today?“My son informed me there was a girl in the bathroom with him and the other kids in his class,” said Matt Stewart.He called the school. He asked why he wasn’t given warning that there was a transgender child in the school, why parents didn’t have a say on school policy, and what the options were to protect the privacy of his son.Stewart didn’t like the answers. He and his wife then decided to...
  • Fight over LGBT rights scuttles energy spending bill

    05/26/2016 5:07:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 26 MAY 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A $37 billion bill to fund the Energy Department and water projects has crashed in the House, scuttled by a fight over LGBT rights.
  • Gates leaves Boy Scouts presidency, defends gay adult policy

    05/26/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America’s president facing deep divisions within the organization’s membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks. On Thursday, Gates finished his two-year term by arguing the Scouts had overcome that challenge and were ready to reverse years of membership declines. In a speech to Scouting leaders, the former U.S. secretary of defense defended the compromise last year to allow openly gay adult leaders to serve in the Scouts, but give churches sponsoring troops the right to use sexual orientation as a guideline for selecting leaders. …
  • CDC: High Rate of HIV Among Transgender Women

    05/26/2016 3:31:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rachel Hoover
    (CNSNews.com) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says HIV infection rates are high among transgender women in the United States, and particularly high among black transgender women, compared to other groups. On its website page “HIV Among Transgender People,” the CDC cites a systematic review of various studies which showed that 28% of all transgender women had HIV. (A transgender woman is a biological male who identifies as a female.) Also, “56% of black/African American transgender women had positive HIV test results compared to 17% of white or 16% of Hispanic/Latina transgender women,” said the CDC. Black...
  • Boy Scout Leader in Charleston (W.Va.) Arrested For Child Solicitation

    05/26/2016 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | wowk
    An Assistant Boy Scout Leader in Charleston, WV was arrested for 3 counts of soliciting a minor via computer. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department received a complaint on May 24th, 2016 from the Buckskin Council for the Boy Scouts about Kevin Michael Rogier. The Sheriff's Department learned upon investigation that Rogier was using social media site to contact three minor to solicit, entice, seduce, lure, try and revive picture and videos of sexually explicit conduct, and send pictures and videos of sexually explicit content. Rogier admitted to the Sheriff's Department that he sent sexual photographs and requested sexual photographs from...
  • Rep. Lofgren Calls Civil Rights Commissioner ‘Ignorant Bigot’ for Criticizing Bathroom Mandate

    05/26/2016 12:45:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    cnsnews ^ | May 25, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) called U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Gail Heriot, a law professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, an “ignorant bigot” for Heriot’s testimony Tuesday that the guidance issued by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, which says students may use bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity, was “teaching young people a terrible lesson.” The exchange occurred during a hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee’s Task Force on Executive Overreach. “I don’t usually call out witnesses, but here’s what the written testimony says,” Lofgren began.
  • Transgender Woman Says She Was Harassed and Told to Leave After Using Bathroom at NJ McDonald's

    05/26/2016 12:20:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    NBC10 ^ | May 25, 2016
    A Delaware transgender woman says she was harassed and told to leave a Gloucester County McDonald’s after she used the women's restroom. Misty Hill, 42, of Wilmington, Delaware, told NBC10 she was using the women’s restroom at a McDonald’s in Paulsboro, New Jersey Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. Hill, who says she transitioned and has been living as a woman for a little over a year, told NBC10 she was wearing cargo pants and didn’t have any makeup on when she used the restroom. Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Transgender-Woman-McDonalds-Bathroom-Paulsboro-New-Jersey--380907081.html#ixzz49n7kKiyo Follow us: @nbcphiladelphia on Twitter | NBCPhiladelphia on Facebook
  • 43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama’s Transgender Agenda

    05/26/2016 12:28:50 PM PDT · by milton23 · 49 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Ryan T. Anderson
    On Wednesday night, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Whereas last week Congress voted to reject this proposal—known as the Maloney Amendment—last night they voted to ratify Obama’s 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. And, of course, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy based on biological sex, not gender identity, as we learned last week from Obama’s transgender directives....
  • South Koreans March to Protest Woman's Stabbing Death [Man Hiding in Public Restroom]

    05/26/2016 10:58:58 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Kim Tong-Hyun
    Hundreds of South Koreans marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts on Saturday to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman. Her death has struck a nerve in a country where, despite its reputation for being relatively safe, many women say they are increasingly afraid of threats, abuse and attacks by men. The protesters, many wearing white masks and vinyl coats, began their march at a gate of southern Seoul's Gangnam subway station, near where the victim was attacked by a male stranger early Tuesday in a building's bathroom.
  • Media pretty excited that hashtag jockeys want Captain America to be gay

    05/26/2016 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    What's going on behind that shield? Understand this about the media’s pursuit of agendas: It’s often not so much how they cover stories, as it is which stories they choose to cover at all. Let a bunch of people on social media start using the hashtag #IndictHillary, and I seriously doubt it gets any attention. A bunch of people on social media wanting something is not a story.
  • Muslims Think US 'Has Gone Completely Insane' Over LGBT Issues, Muslim Leader Says

    05/26/2016 4:32:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 5/25/16 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON — Peaceful Muslims who live outside the United States think American society "has gone completely insane" over LGBT issues, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf said on a Monday panel hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. After discussing President Barack Obama's edict directing all public schools to base their bathroom use policies upon gender identity rather than biological sex, the moderator turned to Yusuf to ask how Muslims view the issue. Even to think about thinking about it is probably difficult for a lot of Muslims. In the Muslim world ... they think we're a society that's gone...
  • Corey Feldman on Elijah Wood Hollywood Pedophilia Controversy: "I Would Love to Name Names"

    05/25/2016 7:46:34 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/25/2016 | Seth Abramovitch
    In an in-depth interview with THR, the 'Goonies' and 'Lost Boys' star opens up about his late best friend Corey Haim's rape by a producer at age 11, the pre-teen parties where predators stalked and groomed their marks and the "dark side" of his close pal Michael Jackson: "The man is gone. Let him rest in peace." A recent interview with Elijah Wood has reignited the conversation on pedophilia in the entertainment business. The Lord of the Rings star later clarified first to The Hollywood Reporter and then on his personal Twitter account that his comments about "something major ......
  • Louisiana Senate Committee Rejects Bill Protecting Pastors Who Decline to Officiate ‘Gay Weddings’

    05/25/2016 6:29:59 PM PDT · by Coronal · 17 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 25, 2016 | Heather Clark
    BATON ROUGE, La. — A Senate committee in Louisiana has rejected a bill that would protect pastors who decline to officiate same-sex “weddings,” asserting that the move would be discriminatory. “As sexual liberty is elevated, we don’t want religious liberty to take a back seat and be pushed off the cliff,” said Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, who introduced the legislation in March. “A legally recognized church or faith under state or federal tax law or regulation, or a religious organization … may not be required by the state to solemnize a marriage, nor provide access to facilities, services, accommodations,...
  • PJC Ruling: One Woman and One Man Marriage Polices are Discriminatory (PCUSA)

    05/25/2016 5:14:07 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 7 replies
    The Layman ^ | May 16, 2016 | Paula R. Kincaid
    A presbytery’s Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) has ruled that a church’s session cannot adopt a policy requiring all weddings performed on church property be only between one man and one woman. In the case of Thomas E. Morgan, complainant vs. Session, First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, N.C., respondent, the PJC of Salem Presbytery ruled that “A categorical decision by the session not to permit any marriage by a couple of the same-sex on church property without consideration of their commitment to each other, their understanding of the nature of the marriage covenant and their commitment to living their lives together according...
  • Target boycott has directly cost company $9.2 billion in market cap to date

    Target's weak store sales and its expectations for this quarter, released Wednesday, pushed shares down 9 percent in morning trading. Shares of almost every retailer followed suit in what is shaping up to be a miserable year ... Shares of J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Nordstrom fell as well. Shares of Wal-Mart, which reports earnings on Thursday, fell almost 4 percent
  • Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End 'Executive Overreach'

    05/25/2016 5:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans“ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. “Article One,” Ryan said at a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, “this is something that our members are very animated about because this has gotten out of control. This is about the separation of powers, about the Constitution, and wresting control away from decades of executive overreach and giving it back to Congress,” he said. Ryan noted that President Barack Obama...
  • Gay Student Told to Change Pro-LGBT Shirt (Texas)

    05/25/2016 4:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KCEN-TV | May 24, 2016 | Stephen Adams, MMJ/Producer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kcentv.com/story/32055993/gay-student-told-to-change-pro-lgbt-shirt
  • Inevitable: “Serious scholars” now argue Jesus is transgender

    05/25/2016 4:12:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tantumblogo
    There’s just no end with these people. Everything must be bent to serve the agenda or narrative, no matter how preposterous, no matter how blasphemous. There is no limit to the depths to which they will stoop in order to justify their depraved views and endless diabolical narcissism. Amazingly, these are the people who are utterly convinced they are the “good guys,” and we, who observe the moral creed that build Western civilization, the bad. So, with total inevitability, we are now treated to screeds (safe link) arguing that the Christ is “transgender,” so look how wrong you are with...
  • Texas leading lawsuit to stop Obama transgender directive

    05/25/2016 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 25 MAY 2016 | TEXAS TRIBUNE
    (TEXAS TRIBUNE) -- Texas joined by 10 other states, filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop a federal directive instructing school districts to let transgender students use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday. Calling the Obama administration directive “outside the bounds of the constitution,” the McKinney Republican said that the state was taking action to protect a school district near the Oklahoma border that had passed a policy earlier this week requiring students to use bathrooms according to the gender cited on their birth certificates.
  • NYC recognizes thirty-one (31) genders

    05/25/2016 2:30:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    May 25, 2016
    This is ridiculous! New York City now recognizes 31 forms of gender dysphoria.PDF file (363KB download) h/t to a New Jersey friend.
  • Obama Admin. Sued Business Because It Kept Male Employee Out Of Women’s Room

    05/25/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by russbart · 22 replies
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued a private business for sex discrimination and harassment after a male employee — who announced he was switching genders to become a woman — was barred from using the women’s restroom and was referred to with male pronouns by his coworkers.
  • NOT a joke: Look how many GENDERS New York City now officially recognizes

    05/25/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Allen west
    Good news: Bill de Blasio has finally enlightened us all on how many genders there are. As Robert Gehl of The Federalist Papers writes; Baskin Robbins ain’t got nothing on New York City. The ice cream shop boasts 31 flavors, but New York City’s got 31 genders. As part of its non-discrimination policy, the city’s Commission on Human Rights released a list of different genders that businesses must accommodate or risk a six-figure fine, The Daily Caller is reporting. Along with the package comes the requirement that you identify someone using their preferred pronouns. Among these include pronouns such as...
  • Why 2 Moms in North Carolina Are Standing Up to the Obama Administration

    05/25/2016 1:18:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    adflegal.org ^ | May 25, 2016 | Sarah Kramer
    Don’t mess with my kids. That’s the message two North Carolina moms want the Obama Administration to hear. They are part of the nonprofit organization North Carolinians for Privacy, which – with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom – is suing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The lawsuit asks for the court to make clear that students don’t have to give up their right to bodily privacy in order to get an education. “My children should not, being in public school, have to choose between their right to privacy and their protection,...
  • NYC Recognizes 31 "Genders" (vanity; pdf at link)

    05/25/2016 1:03:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Commission on Human Rights One's internal, deeply-held sense of one’s gender as male, female, or something else entirely. A transgender person is someone whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. GENDER IDENTITY In New York City, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the workplace, in public spaces, and in housing. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect and without threat of discrimination or harassment. External representations of gender as expressed...
  • Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

    05/25/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 105 replies
    ABC.net ^ | 5/23/2016 | Benjamin Jones
    When Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, came out as gay in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson in July 2014, he was inundated with messages of support. At the time, some posed the question: does this even count as news? Is homosexuality today not a simple biographical detail rather than a sensational scandal? And yet, it is significant that on the same night that Thorpe came out, Australian Rules Football commentator Brian Taylor used a homophobic slur on air, referring to Geelong player Harry Taylor as a "big poofter." The two events accentuated perfectly why it remains the case,...
  • 11 states sue over federal transgender directive

    05/25/2016 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 2:40 PM EDT
    Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. …
  • Black pastors rally in support of HB2, saying LGBT rights are not civil rights

    05/25/2016 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    About 40 preachers, mostly African-American, rallied on the State Capitol grounds on Tuesday to take offense at comparing the fight for LGBT protections to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
  • Christianity Is Not Private But A Bakery Is

    05/25/2016 8:17:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Heidelblog ^ | R Scott Clark
    .....Despite the 1st amendment and his oath, Sen. Schumer (D-New York) says that religious Americans have a choice: hold their religious faith or go into business but, according to Sen. Schumer, religious people cannot both practice their faith and conduct business in America.... The first part of the answer is that...it became a given in the modern period that religion is an essentially private, theoretical matter. ....The second part of the answer is really a question. How did it come to be that, in America, a nation founded on the principle of the right of relatively unencumbered religious practice, in...
  • Security officer arrested for assault, accused of stopping transgender woman from using restroom

    05/24/2016 9:53:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Fox News 5 DC ^ | POSTED:MAY 18 2016 UPDATED:MAY 19 2016 | Tisha Lewis
    <p>WASHINGTON – A security guard at a Northeast D.C. Giant Food grocery store was arrested for assault Wednesday and accused of trying to stop a transgender woman from using the women's restroom in the store.</p>
  • Franklin Graham: Target CEO in Denial as Stocks Tank $10B Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

    05/24/2016 9:43:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham says Target CEO Brian Cornell is in denial over the reason for the company's plunging stock prices, insisting that the conservative boycott against the retailer's transgender bathroom policies is playing a key role. "Target stock is tumbling after they announced a pro-transgender restroom policy allowing men to use women's bathrooms and changing rooms. Stock value has fallen 20 percent and shareholder value has lost $10 billion since they began promoting this dangerous policy," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. He then referred to a media statement made by Cornell, where he denied suggestions that...
  • Frisco Target ‘Peeping Tom' identified

    05/24/2016 9:13:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    fox4news.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | fox4news staff
    Police have identified the ‘Peeping Tom’ who allegedly used his cell phone to record video of an underage girl inside a Frisco Target dressing room earlier this month. Frisco police say Charles Sidney McKissack III, 29, took off after the girl noticed the camera while changing clothes. She told her parent who told an employee, but by that time, McKissack was gone. The 29-year-old is originally from the Corsicanna area and is possibly transient in the DFW area. Police believe he often goes by 'Chad.'
  • In Black Lives Matter's shift to economic issues, echoes of Black Panthers

    05/24/2016 7:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 24, 2016 | Nissa Rhee, Correspondent
    Chicago — In St. Louis, the Organization for Black Struggle is building a black worker center to support low wage earners. In Chicago, activists led hunger strikes against the closing of a predominantly black high school and rallied for the creation of a Trauma Center on the South Side. Nationwide, BYP100 and the Movement for Black Lives are individually creating economic platforms that call for the revitalization of black communities, reparations, and the protection of the rights of women and transgender people....
  • Environmentalist and actor Ricardo Torres marries tree

    05/24/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | staff
    For the eighth time, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Ricardo Torres has symbolically married a tree as part of an ecological awareness campaign to urge others to care for the environment. The wedding took place at a landmark location, the town of Santa Maria del Tule, which is home to an ancient 2000-year-old cypress tree. The tree's estimated weight is more than 544.3 million kilograms. Torres left the house of his godmother, accompanied by a committee of village elders, friends and family, and walked down the Sabino street towards a cluster of Cypress tree leaves to start with the ritual...
  • ‘Genderqueer’ Oregon teacher wins $60,000 in complaint over pronouns

    05/24/2016 5:10:53 PM PDT · by russbart · 54 replies
    A fifth-grade teacher in Oregon’s Gresham-Barlow School District has reportedly came out on top in a harassment claim against the district. Leo Soell has identified as a transmasculine, genderqueer individual since last year, though the complaint alleges some colleagues were hesitant to meet new demands regarding that transition.
  • Social Justice Warriors Want Captain America to be Gay

    05/24/2016 4:13:48 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 71 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 05/24/16 | Ricardo R. Galvan
    Earlier today, SJWs on Twitter managed to get their demands for a gay Captain America to trend. Here's an article: [snip...] The thing about these "let's make this super hero gay" campaigns is that 99.99 percent of everyone calling for it doesn't actually read or watch Super Hero stuff anyway. We're talking about the most neurotic people on Earth who are literally offended by everything. These are the people I met at university who would randomly tell me that they wished their own parents would die. These people merely keep pushing and pushing their bizarre agenda to the point that...
  • Bernie Sanders' Campaign Drops Tommy Chong as Intro Speaker Hours Before L.A. Rally

    05/24/2016 2:48:14 PM PDT · by russbart · 33 replies
    Speaking at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Sunday night, the 45-year-old comedian — who has publicly endorsed Bernie Sanders for president — threw her support behind
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities

    05/24/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities. Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.” A city official speaking on background confirmed to The Daily Caller that all of the listed identities...
  • Transgender Group Calls on Hillary Clinton to Answer Questions

    05/24/2016 1:22:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TIME ^ | May 24, 2016 | by Charlotte Alter
    A transgender rights organization is calling out Hillary Clinton for failing to complete a trans-focused questionnaire it distributed to the presidential candidates. Trans United Fund, the first tax-exempt political advocacy group to focus specifically on transgender issues, announced Monday that both Clinton and Bernie Sanders had committed to completing the survey, but that only Sanders' campaign had filled it out. They also sent presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's campaign the questionnaire, but did not receive a response. The Clinton campaign called the TUF to say that the survey was too long and the campaign couldn't complete it on time. The...
  • These Are the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing North Carolina Over Transgender Bathroom Use

    05/24/2016 12:14:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    PJ Media published the Every Single One series in 2011. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of radical lawyers to fill the career ranks in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Every single one of the new attorney hires were radical leftists or partisans . Since 2011, the situation has only gotten worse. Much worse. The Civil Rights Division exercises enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans: they are involved in employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. The radical beliefs of these radical lawyers have turned into radical administration policies....
  • Security Guard Arrested For Removing Man From Women's Bathroom

    05/24/2016 10:28:11 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Update: Metro PD confirmed to The Daily Caller that they are treating the incident as a “suspected hate crime.” A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women’s restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman. The shopper — a young, African-American male who identified himself as Ebony Belcher to local news outlets — reportedly passed the security guard on his way into the women’s restroom at a Giant grocery store in Northeast D.C. After seeing Belcher walk into the women’s...
  • Dave Matthews Band Pledges Proceeds from NC Concert to Fight Trans Bathroom Bill

    05/24/2016 10:38:19 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/16 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Dave Matthews Band will donate the proceeds from their upcoming concert in Charlotte to five organizations fighting North Carolina’s recently enacted transgender bathroom law. Unlike other artists who have cancelled concerts in the state in opposition to the law, Dave Matthews Band will go ahead with its scheduled May 27 show at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte. In a brief statement on their website, the band announced that a portion of proceeds from the performance would go to five organizations working to fight the law: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lambda Legal, ACLU of North Carolina, Equality NC...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. The school conducted an internal investigation after Soell complained, but found no proof of harassment. The state’s labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldn’t bake a cake for, and he has also compelled a bar owner to pay a whopping $400,000 to a group of transgender customers he tried to ban from his bar. Eager...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo. Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell...
  • Student photo protests transgender identity, raises free speech debate

    05/24/2016 7:00:39 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 27 replies
    The Daily Bruin ^ | May 11, 2016 | Janice Shiao
    Members of the UCLA community launched into a debate about free speech after a UCLA student posted a photograph in which students denounced the validity of identifying as transgender. In the photograph circulated on Facebook and Twitter, three UCLA students and one UC San Diego student held signs that read, “Get your agenda out of my restroom!” and, “Transgenderism is a mental disorder!” Julia Nista, incoming internal vice president of Bruin Republicans who posted the photo on Facebook, held a sign that said “There are only two genders!” in the photo. She said the photo was taken at a UC...
  • LGBT group wants Dallas to cut ties with pastor after controversial remark

    05/24/2016 6:47:51 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 51 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | May 23, 2016 | fox staff
    A Dallas-based LGBT resource center is calling on Dallas leaders to cut ties with a controversial North Texas pastor who compared gay-friendly business advocates to ISIS. First Baptist Church of Dallas' Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress made the remarks on a radio program last week when he was discussing president Obama's transgender directive to public schools. "I've said often the greatest thread to freedom of religion in America is not ISIS, it's the chamber of commerce," the pastor said on the radio. "I mean, it's the businesses that say to our representatives, 'Oh, don't pass laws like that. Don't pass these...