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  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers — regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...
  • NJ millionaires-on-welfare bust: More arrests to come, prosecutor says

    06/29/2017 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    The seven wealthy New Jersey couples, including a rabbi and his wife, who allegedly gamed the system to collect about $2 million in unmerited welfare benefits may just be the tip of the iceberg. “There will be more individuals served charges. We will not be speaking to the timing of those arrests at this time,” a spokesperson for the Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office told FOX Business Thursday.
  • You're Bob Dylan? NJ police want to see some ID

    08/15/2009 11:41:02 AM PDT · by Dadofmany · 92 replies · 2,574+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 8:49 PM (ET) | WAYNE PARRY
    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood. Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood. A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday. "I don't think she was familiar with his...
  • Bob Dylan Detained By Cops Week After Gates, Story Buried Until Now

    08/15/2009 2:01:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies · 2,702+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/15/09 | Noel Sheppard
    Exactly one week after the highly-publicized arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates stirred a national discussion on race relations, legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was detained by police officers in a "low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood" in Long Branch, New Jersey. Makes one wonder why it took so long for this to get reported, and if news outlets that were convinced Gates's arrest was racially motivated will see the delicious irony in a white rock star being questioned by police just because he was "wandering around the neighborhood." The Associated Press sure didn't (h/t Clarence Page): Rock legend Bob Dylan was...
  • Burton Gilliam, of East Dallas and ‘Blazing Saddles,’ joins fight to save the Lakewood

    09/05/2015 10:54:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09/05/2015 | Robert Wilonsky
    If you’re on the fence about attending Tuesday’s Landmark Commission meeting during which they’ll discuss the fate of the maybe-maybe-not imperiled Lakewood Theater, perhaps this’ll get you there: Burton Gilliam will be sitting in the audience. So, if nothing else, you can say you attended the same Dallas City Hall meeting as the actor who appeared in Blazing Saddles, Fletch, Paper Moon, Honeymoon in Vegas, those Rodeo Ford ads and … well, the list goes on and on. This will be Gilliam’s first-ever city-government meeting in his hometown. “So this’ll be kinda fun,” says the 1956 Woodrow Wilson High School...
  • Colorado’s ‘Hurt Feelings’ Exemption from the First Amendment [end of religious freedom?]

    08/21/2015 3:05:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/21/15 | David Harsanyi
    Just in case you need a refresher: Back in 2012, a baker in the Denver suburb of Lakewood was asked by a gay couple to make them a wedding cake — two years before gay marriage was even legalized in Colorado. The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Jack Phillips, declined to participate in Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ celebration because such an event conflicted with his Christian faith. Here are a few things Phillips didn’t do: He didn’t query consumers about their sexual preferences. He didn’t bar same-sex couples from purchasing a cake at a place of public accommodation. He didn’t...
  • Lakewood widow is keeping Mike Huckabee accountable ahead of 2016 primaries

    06/12/2015 6:24:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 06/11/2015 | Jonathan Martin
    On the fourth anniversary of her husband’s murder, Kim Renninger got a tattoo on the instep of her left foot reading, “Keep moving one step forward.” It is a discreet, poignant reminder of her mission to make something out of the death of Sgt. Mark Renninger and three officers in the 2009 Lakewood police shootings — the worst act of violence ever committed against police in Washington. Her to-do list has included a change to the state Constitution, reform of interstate parole rules and keeping watch over the seven felony prosecutions stemming from the shooting. Now comes the last big...
  • Washington State Supreme Court Reverses Sentences In Lakewood Cop Killings

    12/25/2014 1:16:19 PM PST · by zeestephen · 24 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 24 December 2014 | Gene Johnson
    The Washington Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed gun convictions and exceptional sentences issued to two people who helped Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop in 2009.
  • The NYTimes is Worried About “Orthodox Jewish Beggars”

    10/21/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:09 PM | Ronn Torossian
    Recently, The New York Times Magazine had an article entitled “The Beggars Of Lakewood”, which I found to be a distorted depiction of the Hareidi-religious Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey. The article describes how the people of Lakewood do not turn anyone vetted as needy away. It could—and should—have been called “The Generous Givers of Lakewood.” Because this is a community of Torah scholars who, barring a few, are far from wealthy. Instead, it focuses on those asking for funds. The piece uses the hackneyed stereotype of Jews as money-grubbing beggars—replete with a picture of a black hat surrounded...
  • Lakewood teen was to touch, knock down Orthodox woman for gang initiation, police say

    04/09/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    nj.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger
    LAKEWOOD — A teenager was arrested and charged Tuesday night with bias crimes after he was reported luring or harassing females on the street, police said. Police say the teenager intended to touch and knock down a woman from the Orthodox Jewish community as part of an MS-13 gang initiation. Rafael Laurano-Flores, 18, was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, three counts of bias intimidation and three counts of bias harassment, said Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith. Police were called initially at 7:30 p.m. to the area of 5th Street and Princeton Avenue about an attempted abduction of a 16-year-old girl, Staffordsmith said....
  • A Call for Immigration Reform Informed by the Bible

    02/15/2014 6:36:29 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | February 15, 2014 | JIM WALTERS, CP GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
    With just a few clicks on an ancestry website, I recently traced my own U.S. immigration story to 1650 - just 30 years after the Mayflower's landing - when my nine-times great grandfather, John Whitlow, stepped off a boat into what would later become Virginia. Undoubtedly, he did not have permission or a visa from the Rappahannock Indians, so truth be told, he was an "undocumented" arrival. Considering the complexity of my own family tree, alongside my experiences growing up in central Texas, I have to ask myself: How should I respond as an evangelical pastor to the current immigration...
  • Three black soldiers arrested for stabbing white comrade to death

    Three black soldiers arrested for stabbing white comrade to death 'called him a cracker' - so why are police now so sure it was NOT a hate crime? Police today said the stabbing death of a white Army soldier allegedly at the hands of a group of African American comrades was not a hate crime - despite witnesses claiming they called him a 'cracker' during the confrontation. Tevin Geike, 20, was left for dead in a parking lot near his base in Lakewood, Washington, in the early hours of Saturday morning and three soldiers have been arrested over the killing....
  • Combat soldiers no match for black mob ...

    10/06/2013 10:21:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WND ^ | October, 06, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    An active duty combat veteran is dead, a victim of black mob violence. The soldier, who has yet to be identified, had been celebrating his safe return from combat and his imminent release from the military. He was walking to his hotel early Saturday morning near a Seattle area military base where KOMO-TV news picks up the story: A group of men in a car drove by and someone inside shouted a racial comment toward the white soldiers, the Lakewood Police Department said. “One of the soldiers yelled back something about the suspects treating combat soldiers with disrespect,” Lt. Chris...
  • Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Punching Gas Station Clerk (Update)

    10/04/2013 9:19:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NBC LA ^ | 10/5/13 | Kyler Jae
    A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the caught-on-camera assault of a 23-year-old woman working behind the counter at a Lakewood gas station. Kendrick Ruth, 35, was found and arrested as he left a Long Beach motel, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lakewood Station officials said in a news release. Surveillance footage from the gas station shows the Long Beach resident allegedly punching Yadira Lara, 23, in the face on Sept. 7 over a cigar that cost less than $2. Authorities said Ruth tried to pay for the $1.41 Swisher Sweet cigar with only a $1 bill. When Lara...
  • Man who was caught on camera brutally punching a female gas station clerk .... is arrested

    10/04/2013 5:01:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 4, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    The moment when an angry customer punched a gas station attendant has been caught on camera and the cause of the attack was because he didn't want to pay an extra 41 cents for a cigar. Kendrick Ruth has been arrested after surveillance footage captured him punching Yadira Lara from across the checkout counter at a Lakewood, California gas station. NBC Los Angeles reports that Ruth tried to pay for the cigar, which was priced at $1.41, with only $1. Ruth then threatened Lara and she hid the cigar beneath the counter at the Chevron gas station on Del Almo...
  • SEE IT: Man punches female store clerk after he refuses to pay additional 41 cents for cigar

    09/30/2013 1:04:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/30/13 | LEE MORAN
    Horrific footage shows the moment a man punched a California store clerk in the face - in a dispute over just 41 cents. Surveillance cameras caught the enraged customer reaching over the counter at a gas station in Lakewood earlier this month. He bashed the woman's head after she told him to pay up the full $1.41 price for a Swisher Sweets cigar.
  • Herbalife Hires Antonio Villaraigosa, Preps For Battle With Latino Lawmakers Over Pyramid Scheme

    09/08/2013 3:05:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Fri., Sep. 6 2013 | Gene Maddaus
    In his retirement, former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided to enter the exciting world of multi-level marketing, taking on a new role as adviser to Herbalife, the Amway of nutritional supplements. The move comes as Herbalife hires lobbyists and gears up for a battle on Capitol Hill over its business model. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the company is actually operating as a pyramid scheme. villaraigosaherbalife2.jpg Wikipedia Another silly photoshop image Herbalife looks to be signing up Democrats who might have some sway with the Obama administration. Today, the New York Post...
  • TV preacher Osteen ventures into reality TV

    11/30/2011 1:50:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Speroforum ^ | November 30, 2011 | Martin Barillas
    Nationally known TV preacher and evangelist Joel Osteen is slated to join Mark Burnett, the producer of the popular ‘Survivor’ show, to create new primetime network TV show together. Burnett and wife Roma Downey are good friends of Osteen and wife Victoria. Their show would feature people who join Osteen to “start fixing things” throughout the United States. Osteen is viewed by more than 10 million people each week. He broadcasts from his Lakewood Church in Houston TX and could probably reach an even wider audience with the new venture. "We don't just want to do a reality show. We...
  • Ryan to speak in Lakewood, Colorado; Watch LIVE!

    08/14/2012 10:38:40 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 34 replies
    CNN Live ^ | August 14, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Speech in progress.
  • Former Mormon to Joel Osteen: "Shame on You"

    11/02/2011 9:05:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 47 replies
    Worldview Times ^ | 10-28-2011 | Ed Decker
    Dear Pastor Joel Osteen, Shame on You! I have just watched your remarks regarding Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith, recorded on video. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=1465166 Shame on you! You have given the enemies of the Cross a great victory. Either through sheer ignorance of the Word or your apparent desire to never offend anyone, regardless of their sins, you have handed the Mormons a huge PR gift. You have insulted and denigrated the many former Mormons like me who have spent their lives bringing Mormons the truth and to the Real Jesus, who died for their sins on Calvary. You have...