Reader Selected News For The Week May 30 To Jun 5

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NY Dems Want ‘Guilty Until Proven Otherwise’ Sex Laws

Luckily, we realize this is not a problem because, as everyone knows, that women do not lie about rape. (Besides, Bernie Sanders says women want to be raped, anyway.)

From the New York Post:

NY Democrats aim to play bedroom police

By Betsy McCaughey | May 27, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz graduated from Columbia College last week, lugging her mattress under one arm as she reached for her degree with the other. Some classmates cheered Sulkowicz — the self-proclaimed poster woman for the fight against sexual assault — for carrying around the mattress on which she was allegedly raped. Never mind that her charges against a male classmate couldn’t stick, even under Columbia’s kangaroo-court standards.

New York’s Democrats are embracing Sulkowicz and her cause. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for passage of what he calls “the toughest law in the nation” against campus sexual violence.

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Obama Encourages 5 Year Old To Support Gay Marriage

Plus, Obama says the best scientists all say that hurricanes are caused by climate change. Just like ISIS and Boko Haram are.

First rom the wonderland that Twitter, via Weasel Zippers:

Obama Encourages 5-Year-Old To Support Gay Marriage

A Dr Z (DrFahmida) tweeted to Obama: "A letter from my 5 year old niece. Right out of the [m]ouths of babes!"

The ‘letter’ is actually a piece of paper with the following scrawled across it:

"Please stop war for our world, instead have a meeting. Please give a speech to tell everyone they can marry who they want. Thank you."

Obama tweeted in reply: "Tell your niece I really like her letter. Couldn’t agree more!"

So a 45 year old man should be allowed to marry this five year old girl?

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TNR: Benghazi Won’t Stick to Hillary, But Libya Should

‘Hillary lied, and Gadhafi and a helluva lot of others died.’ So where is the outrage?

From the New Republic, of all places:

Benghazi Won’t Stick to Hillary Clinton, But the Disastrous Libyan Intervention Should

By Joel Gillin | May 27, 2015

Republicans are still trying to use the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, to sink Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions… [But] the alleged scandals aren’t sticking—not beyond the right-wing crowd, anyway. Perhaps Republicans should choose another tack, as one aspect of Clinton’s tenure at the State Department does deserve more scrutiny: the disastrous intervention in Libya.

Why not both? After all, you wouldn’t have Benghazi without the intervention in the first place. Hillary (and Obama), in helping to overthrow Gadhafi, gave these terrorists cart blanche to run amok in Benghazi and now everywhere in Libya.

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Politico: Hillary’s Hair Joke Settles Questions About Age

How does her remarkably unfunny and poorly delivered joke deftly address her being old?

From the Politico:

Hillary’s hair: She’s in on the joke

By Annie Karni | May 28, 2015

More than once, Hillary Clinton has turned to jokes about her hair to get out of a jam. On Wednesday, Clinton again turned to her famous and ever-changing hair — she wears it these days in a shorter bob — to deftly address one of the most delicate questions confronting her campaign: her age.

If elected, Clinton will be 69 when she assumes office, which would make her the second oldest president after Ronald Reagan…

Speaking of President Reagan, compare and contrast her belabored ‘joke’ to Reagan’s memorable and funny and beautifully delivered quip from one of the debates with Mondale in 1984:

"I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign.

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Bernie Sanders, Sandinista, Honeymooned In The USSR

From a swooning MSNBC:

The 25 best things we learned from Bernie Sanders’ book

By Alex Seitz-Wald | 05/28/15

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ political memoir, published by the radical left-wing Verso Books in 1997, has been out of print for several years. It’s shot up in value on used book sites since Sanders announced his presidential campaign, with some sellers asking over $400 for an “extremely rare” paperback copy…

Funny, the same thing happened to John Kerry’s radical book, ‘The New Soldier,’ which was published in 1971. At the height of his 2004 campaign, copies were selling for over $500 on Amazon and eBay. In fact, its almost as if radical Democrats don’t want the American public to see who they really are.

The book… also recounts, from his own perspective, Sanders’ decade in the political wilderness as a gadfly and perennial third-party candidate in the 1970s, along with his more successful eight years as mayor of Burlington from 1981 to 1989…

Here are numbers 18 and 19 of the 25 "best things" MNSBC learned about their hero:

18.

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Bernie Sanders, In 1972: ‘Women Fantasize About Rape’

His campaign says that Mr. Sanders’ bizarre views on women is just another distraction.

From the Daily Caller:

Bernie Sanders’ 1972 Essay On Sex: ‘A Woman… Fantasizes About Being Raped By 3 Men Simultaneously’

By Blake Neff | May 28, 2015

The typical sexual fantasy for women is to be violently gang-raped, according to a most-unusual essay 2nd-place Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders wrote in 1972.

“A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy,” Sanders wrote to open the essay. “A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused. A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously. The man and woman get dressed up on Sunday — and go to Church, or maybe to their ‘revolutionary’ political meeting.”

In 1972 Mr.

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Obama Will Meet With Lynch To Celebrate FIFA Arrests

There’s Obama — horning in. ‘The bride at every wedding the corpse at every funeral.’ 

From The Hill:

Obama to meet with Lynch following FIFA arrests

By Jordan Fabian | May 28, 2015

President Obama will meet Friday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a blockbuster indictment of nine officials from FIFA, international soccer’s powerful governing body.

Why exactly? 

The arrests Wednesday brought Lynch worldwide attention just one month after she was sworn in as Obama’s top law enforcement official.

Now we understand. Mr.Obama wants to horn in on Ms. Lynch’s victory lap. Obama is, as the saying goes, ‘the bride at every wedding the corpse at every funeral.’ Besides, he could just looking for an excuse to stand with Ms. Lynch to show his solidarity with ‘the community.’

Lynch played a central role in the years-long investigation.

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WH Says US ‘Won’t Be Responsible’ For Iraq’s Security

After all, it’s not like we have any investment in Iraq.

From Fox News:

White House: US won’t be ‘responsible’ for ‘security situation’ in Iraq

May 28, 2015

The White House on Thursday, in no uncertain terms, put the onus on the Iraqis to fight and defeat the Islamic State — even as a new report warned foreign fighters are flocking to the battlefield at a historic and dangerous pace.

"The United States is not going to be responsible for securing the security situation inside of Iraq," Press Secretary Josh Earnest told Fox News.

After all, it’s not like we have any investment in Iraq. No blood, no money.

Earnest… stressed that the U.S. will continue to focus on training and equipping Iraqi forces, while backing them up on the battlefield with air power.

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Clinton Charity Paid Blumenthal $10K/Mo To Help Pals

Clearly, Mr. Blumenthal was being paid for his charity work. Except he was only involved in Libya because he was trying to get lucrative building contracts for his and the Clintons’ cronies. But with the Clintons, charity begins at home.

From the Politico:

Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya

By Kenneth P. Vogel | May 28, 2015

Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,000 a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the arrangement.

That is $120,000 a year. And bear in mind that Blumenthal was only involved in Libya because he was trying to secure lucrative building contracts for his and the Clintons’ buddies.

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Klayman Brings A RICO Suit Against Clinton Foundation

Granted, Mr. Klayman’s lawsuits against the Clintons haven’t gotten very far in the past. But still, it’s about time.

From the Washington Examiner:

Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit

By Sarah Westwood | May 27, 2015

Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court.

It’s about time. After all, where are all the ‘good government’ groups, like the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)?

Oh, that’s right. They are almost all run by Democrats. (CREW is run by a lawyer who worked for Biden, Schumer and John Conyers.) Besides, who wants to face an IRS audit?

The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state.

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LAT: FIFA Is ‘Imploding,’ 14 Charged, At Least 8 Arrested

This investigation has been going on for more than twenty years. Clearly the DOJ has their priorities in order.

From an irony-proof Los Angeles Times:

‘FIFA is imploding': 14 charged in corruption probe; at least 8 arrested

By Tina Susman and Kevin Baxter | May 27, 2015

Fourteen people, including high-ranking officials of the soccer governing body FIFA, were charged Wednesday in a more than $150-million racketeering and fraud scheme that prosecutors said had corrupted the world’s most popular sport while lining defendants’ pockets with millions of dollars.

$150 million? That is chump change compared to the Clinton crime family have hauled in just in speaking fees.

The charges, which coincided with raids in Zurich, Switzerland, and Miami, followed a three-year FBI investigation into alleged crimes that U.S.

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Small Wealth Gap, High Illegals, Key To Safety For Cities

The propagandizing never stops. Even a seemingly innocuous article supposedly about ‘which is the safest city in the world’ has to advance the left’s agenda: bike lanes, income inequality and, of course, amnesty.

From the UK’s Guardian:

Which is the safest city in the world?

Emine Saner [sic] | 26 May 2015

According to the Safe Cities Index, put together by the Economist’s Intelligence Unit (EIU), the title of world’s safest goes to the city that is also the most populous: Tokyo. The EIU looked at a wide range of factors when putting together the index. It examined digital security, and considered the number of cyber attacks and how they were tackled.

Because that varies so much from city to city. (Not.)

It looked at the obvious area of personal safety, but also infrastructure security [sic]  – sanitation, roads, and management of natural disasters.

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Obama Won’t Ask Supreme Court To Stay Amnesty Block

Why not? Just yesterday Obama said the Fifth Circuit judges clearly misinterpreted the law. Doesn’t he believe the case would be such a slam dunk after all?

From Reuters:

Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block

By Julia Edwards | May 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama’s move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday…

Nobody is being deported no matter what. (Something Reuters admits at the end of this piece.) The appellate court ruling just stops Obama from passing out any more work permits and Security Security cards. And only until it hears the administration’s appeal in July.

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NIH Studies Discrimination Against LGBT Schizophrenics

Meanwhile, that Ebola vaccine can just discover itself.

From CNS News:

$52,293 NIH Study Aims to Reduce Discrimination of LGBT Schizophrenics by Convenience Store Clerks

By Melanie Hunter | May 27, 2015

(CNSNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $52,293 in taxpayer funding to the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to study how to reduce discrimination of lesbian, gay and transgender people with schizophrenia by members of the community they are in frequent contact with, like the “convenience store clerk.”

Isn’t this the same NIH that claimed they didn’t have enough money to try to develop an Ebola vaccine? (Due to ‘Republican cuts’ that never happened.) Apparently, all of the nation’s other health problems been solved, and now the NIH can focus on a minor problem for a tiny fraction of the population.

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