WH Is Lit In Rainbow To Celebrate ‘Gay Marriage’ Ruling

Okay, so now Obama has given us the rainbows. Where are the unicorns? — And where are the lower sea levels?

From a joyous CNN:

White House shines rainbow colors to hail same-sex marriage ruling

By Allie Malloy and Karl de Vries | June 27, 2015

Washington (CNN) – In the wake of Friday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that allows same-sex couples nationwide to marry, the White House was illuminated in rainbow colors for the evening, a nod to the achievement of the gay rights movement.

In fact, the official White House YouTube channel even showed a live stream video of the historic event. Which is sure to be remembered up there with the moon landing.

On Twitter, the official White House account displayed a rainbow-colored avatar of the presidential mansion.


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Gawker Celebrates Court Victory With A Profane Tirade

This also passes as professional writing from members of the ‘Writers Guild.’ (Gawker is now unionized.)

From Weasel Zippers:

Gawker Posts Profanity-Laden Tirade Against Same-Sex Marriage Opponents

By Nickarama | June 27, 2015

Gawker [tweeted] a vulgar, profanity-laden tirade against same-sex marriage opponents.

Gawker [tweeted]: "The jig is up. The world has turned and left you fuming, seething, weeping. Fuck you, Mike Huckabee. Fuck you, Focal Point – Bryan Fischer. Fuck you, Maggie Gallagher for APP. Fuck you, Dr. Ben Carson. Fuck you, Fox News. You should all feel like assholes because you are all assholes. And now you’re also, difnitively , losers. And it feels incredible."

They [later] edited it down to just one swear word.

Gawker [tweeted]: "In his speech today following the Supreme Court’s ruling, President Obama reminded us to respect the defeated.


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Iran Walks Out Of Nuke Talks, Deadline Extended Again

Some minor news that is being ignore because of the mainstream media’s need to destroy the Confederate battle flag and celebrate same sex marriage.

From a downplaying Associated Press:

Iran Foreign Minister Walks Out of Nuclear Talks, Deadline Pushed Back Again

June 28, 2015

VIENNA (AP) — A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran’s foreign minister prepared to head home Sunday for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough.

Iranian media said Mohammed Javad Zarif’s trip was planned in advance. Still, the fact that he was leaving the talks so close to the Tuesday deadline reflected his need to get instructions on how to proceed on issues where the sides remain apart – among them how much access Tehran should give to U.N.


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Politico: Must Get Rid Of GDP (Makes Obama Look Bad)

The first quarter GDP has been once again revised down to a negative .2%. So there is only one thing to do about that. We have to declare that the GDP is no longer accurate — or even fair.

From a shameless Politico:

GDP’s Going Down? That’s Good!

It’s long past time to discard an antiquated, and often wrong, indicator.

By ZACHARY KARABELL | June 26, 2015

It’s our national mantra: GDP. Gross Domestic Product. No other figure rules our world more completely. We saw it again this week when the government released its latest revision of the first-quarter GDP numbers that showed the U.S. economy is contracting slightly…

Which is the real reason for this screed.

And yet GDP is a critically flawed measure—so flawed that, believe it or not, ever-larger portions of the world would be best served not by GDP going up but possibly by it going down.



Obama Says: Russian State-Run Media Protects Putin

FTA: “If there was state-run media in the United States, whoever the president was would have the ability to make whatever screwy policies they had look good as well.” — If?

From an irony proof Politico:

Obama criticizes Russian state-run media

By LEIGH MUNSIL | June 25, 2015

The state-run media in Russia is allowing President Vladimir Putin to get away with actions that aren’t in his country’s best interests, President Barack Obama says in an interview with VICE.

(For the record, Vice is a left-leaning Canadian-owned monthly magazine and website.)

“The Russian economy is taking a hammer blow because of their incursions into Ukraine. It’s terrible for the future of Russia. But because ordinary Russians aren’t getting good information, there’s no check on what Putin may do,” Obama said in an interview set to air Friday on HBO obtained by POLITICO.


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Farmers Fined $13,000 For Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

Now it’s the farms. Soon it will be the churches. (But probably never the mosques.)

From the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal:

Christian Farmers Fined $13,000 for Refusing to Host Same-Sex Wedding Fight Back

By Chelsea Scism, Kelsey Harkness | June 25, 2015

The owners of a small family farm in upstate New York fined $13,000 for discriminating against a same-sex couple for refusing to host a wedding on their property are fighting back.

They will lose.

In an appeal filed today before an appellate division of the New York Supreme Court, a lawyer for Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm near Albany, N.Y., argued that when finding them guilty, the court did not consider their constitutional freedoms and religious beliefs…

“[The decision] violates the Giffords’ free exercise of religion, freedom of expressive association, and freedom of expression protected under the United States and New York Constitutions,” James Trainor, an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, wrote in the appeal.


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(Pro-Gay) NYT Crows: Same-Sex Marriage Now A Right

How many new rights has the Supreme Court now blessed us with in the last few years? No wonder people are confused when they hear talk about rights coming from God.

The New York Times takes a well deserved victory lap:

Same-Sex Marriage Is a Right, Supreme Court Rules, 5-4

By ADAM LIPTAK | JUNE 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.

This ‘victory’ certainly has been ‘long sought’ by the NYT. Which has out-advocated even the (gay publication) ‘The Advocate’ in their push for ‘gay rights.’ And this from a newspaper where the word ‘gay’ was banned from its pages until 1987.

Justice Anthony M.



Bill Will Strip Funds For States With Confederate Plates

Plus, a North Charleston, SC police officer has been fired for wearing Confederate shorts. Something that was not even a crime against humanity just a week ago.

But first there is this fom the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

States with Confederate flag license plates could lose funding under Sen. Sherrod Brown proposal

By Stephen Koff | June 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today said the federal government should use whatever power it has to keep the Confederate battle flag off public property – starting with license plates. The Ohio Democrat said he will author an amendment to a highway-funding bill that would withhold a portion of federal road building-and-repair money to states that use the Confederate flag on license plates…

Some southern states are already moving to remove the symbol.


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GOP: Time To Move On From Obama-Care Repeal Fight

They need to save their precious ammo for the next fight. Where they will also cave.

First, from the Politico:

GOP lawmakers: Time to move on from Obamacare repeal

By Manu Raju and Burgess Everett | June 25, 2015

… As Republicans process Thursday’s sharp rebuke at the hands of the Supreme Court, they’re struggling with what to do next — beset by internal divisions and procedural roadblocks that severely limit their options…

Including their self-imposed roadblock when they voted to fully fund Obama-Care through fiscal year 2015.

By the way, lest we forget, this last ‘battle’ was due to a lawsuit brought by Republican governors. It had nothing to do with Republican congressmen, who except for a handful of House conservatives like Ted Cruz, have long since ‘moved on.’

Many, like Rep.


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Americans Only Oppose Obama-Care Because Of Obama

Chris Cillizza explains why in poll after poll the American public continue to disapprove of Obama-Care. We’re racists.

From the Washington Post:

What does today’s SCOTUS ruling mean for public opinion on Obamacare? Probably nothing.

By Chris Cillizza | June 25, 2015

There’s a tendency to believe that the Supreme Court’s validation (again) of Obamacare will lead to a major shift in public opinion in the law’s favor. Based on the past five years of polling on the law, however, that scenario seems very unlikely.

The invaluable Kaiser Family Foundation has been polling on the Affordable Care Act since it was passed into law — and provides a great illustration of how the public has viewed the bill over that time…

The ‘invaluable Kaiser Family Foundation’ have been one of the major propagandists for Obama-Care from the start.


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Bill Would Put SCOTUS On O-Care; Hatch Praises Roberts

Plus, Orrin Hatch praises Chief Justice Roberts for his talent in cleverly overturning the rule of law.

But first there is this from The Hill:

House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare

By Mark Hensch | June 25, 2015

A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges.

“As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said. “That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said…

Don’t worry.


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At Least 27 Dead In Terror Attack On Tunisia Resort Hotel

Not that this is a different attack from the one in France reported earlier. Happy Ramadan, everyone!

From the UK’s Guardian:

Deadly attack on Tunisia tourist hotel in resort of Sousse

26 June 2015

At least 27 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse, according to an interior ministry official… The attack was on the Imperial Marhaba hotel, a source and local radio said.

From the looks of the hotel, this might make a nice spot for world leaders to hold their next confab on the foremost security threat facing the world — man-made global warming.

A security source at the scene said the body of one gunman armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle lay where police had shot him dead.


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Man Beheaded By Muslims At US Owned French Factory

Isn’t it time we ban Islamic flags and symbols? It’s clear they inspire terrible violence. Moreover, we know that such flags and symbols once flew and still fly today over slavery.

From the Agence France Presse:

Man decapitated in suspected French Islamist attack

By Philomène Bouillon, Pauline Talagrand | June 26, 2015

Saint-Quentin-Fallavier (France) (AFP) – A suspected Islamist attacked a gas factory in eastern France on Friday, pinning a decapitated head to the gates and injuring at least two others with explosive devices before being arrested.

We suppose we should be grateful that this article mention ‘Islamist’ in the headline and lead. If this were the US,, we would be hearing about ‘work place’ violence. It sounds like the French are starting to get fed up.


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‘Bowing To Pressure,’ DHS Will Free Illegal Alien Families

If only Republicans controlled the Congress and the purse strings. They could put a stop to this overnight. — Wait, they do control Congress! So what’s stopping them? (Just kidding.)

From the Washington Times:

DHS to free illegal immigrant families

By Stephen Dinan | June 24, 2015

Homeland Security will begin releasing more illegal immigrant families from detention, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday as he bowed to political pressure from activists and members of Congress who’d called the conditions inhumane for families.

Yes, the Obama administration really has to be ‘pressured’ to free more illegal aliens. By the way, aren’t there laws that say illegal aliens have to be detained? Or has the Supreme Court re-written them too?

Despite offering amenities for the illegal immigrants ranging from flat-screen televisions in every suite, classrooms and ball fields at their disposal and 24-hour access to snacks and sodas, Mr.


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