The effect of Obama’s ‘kicking feet’ remark

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To rationalize scalding, scalpeling or suctioning an unborn baby to death, since the passage of Roe v. Wade,abortion advocates have made it their mission to downgrade developing babies into clumps of cells.

That is, until now!

Apparently Barack Obama  must have forgotten that he does not believe that the children he’s repeatedly justified leaving to die if born alive in botched abortions, in reality, are actual babies.

In a speech highlighting the plight of working families, Obama admitted what everyone knows, but some refuse to confess: in-utero babies are very much alive and have “feet that kick” to prove it.

At a White House Champions for Change event, the president had this to say about the injustices some women face on the job:

“Too many women face unnecessary difficulties on the job, like the difficulty of being paid less than a man for doing the same work. That’s a difficulty.”

Then, Obama, who once referred to a baby as a “punishment,” talked about women “being reprimanded or fired for taking too many bathroom breaks when [they’re] pregnant.”  The president said,  “Clearly that’s a man making that decision because they don’t have five pounds of kicks pressing down on their bladder.”

In the name of women’s choice, Obama approves of aborting that same “five pounds of kicks,” and has been clamoring for six years to have taxpayers fund those killings.

Unfortunately, the president’s ‘five pounds of kicking feet’ slip of the tongue may require that Americans be reprogrammed into believing that ‘kicking feet’ does not necessarily make a developing fetus human.

In the meantime, what Obama’s flippant remark has successfully provided is proof that all along, even the most ardent abortion advocate has been well aware that  “choice” is a code word for killing a human with kicking feet.

Obama’s Illegal Immigrants Endanger America’s Children

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As a “pencil protrusion” reinforcement is about to be placed on the top of the fence encircling the White House, far off on the other side of the enclosure an illegal immigrant from Guatemala was arrested for exposing himself to an eight-year-old girl in Pennsylvania.

The Obama DREAMer type spent the morning cruising Bensalem, a working-class community usually considered safe. When Juan Perez-Juarez approached a child outside her home and tried to entice her to get into his car, the little girl refused and told him that she wasn’t allowed go anywhere with him.

That’s when Juan emerged from the vehicle and exposed himself. Then, just like many illegal immigrants have done on America’s laws, Perez-Juarez disrespectfully urinated on the street.

Thanks to Barack Obama’s policies, with upwards of 200K illegal-alien criminals out of the shadows and roaming free, American neighborhoods where small children once played safely outdoors are now a thing of the past.

Apparently, predators like Juan Perez-Juarez have come to the conclusion that if unlawful entry into the U.S. guarantees them lucrative compensation in many forms, then maybe sexually gratifying themselves at the expense of small children could also be an permissible perk.

After all, Barack Obama has broadcast to the world that America’s immigration laws need not be a deterrent to those desiring to partake of the American dream he’s in the process of currently destroying.

In fact, if an immigrant comes to America illegally, the president’s response has been to supply them with benefits that reward rather than punish criminal actions and lifestyles. Regrettably for America, in the case of Juan Perez-Juarez, it appears as if molesting little girls was part of that lifestyle.

Thankfully, the little girl’s father confronted the fiend before he could snatch the man’s daughter and drive away. In response, the perpetrator jumped back into his vehicle and before speeding away proceeded to strike a pole.

A short time later the “unauthorized immigrant” was captured after crashing again, this time causing injuries to another driver.

So, on a lovely spring morning, as sun-kissed daffodils danced in the warm April breeze, a little girl playing outside her house was approached by an illegal alien whose idea of getting busy was to attempt to abduct a child, display his genitals, and, before crashing his car a couple of times, pee in the street.

Meanwhile, back at the White House, safely surrounded by the enormous iron spike-topped fence, Barack Obama was getting busy too.

In the president’s case he was busy concocting ways to extend amnesty to Perez-Juarez types as well as millions of other illegal aliens, many of whom have equally dubious objectives.

And what better way for the president to extend fairness than to grant amnesty to illegals which, in turn, will ultimately provide further opportunities for perverts like Juan Perez-Juarez to molest, rape, and potentially murder children playing in their front yards.

According to a Bucks County, Pennsylvania police officer, the miscreant who came dangerously close to doing a job on a child that decent, law-abiding citizens would never do, was arrested and charged with numerous counts of “child luring, indecent exposure, and traffic offenses.”

There’s still time, but thus far, since Perez-Juarez was taken into custody, Barack Obama has not yet chided the Bucks Country arresting officer for having “acted stupidly.”  Nor has he given the benefit of the doubt to the illegal immigrant community by offering to post the 10 percent of the $200,000 bail this particular DREAMer was unable to come up with.

So, at least for the moment, kids playing in their front yards are a teensy bit safer because Juan Perez-Juarez remains imprisoned in the Bucks County Jail.  But as long as Barack Obama remains entrenched in the White House working hard to ‘fundamentally transform’ America — nobody’s safe.

Pencil Protrusions and Other Presidential Protections

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“Pencil protrusions” sound like something a post-menopausal Madonna might attach to the front of a leather outfit for shock value, but they’re not.   “Pencil protrusions” are the metal spikes being placed atop the fence around the White House as an “anti-climb” measure.

Seems 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is experiencing what the rest of the country is being purposely besieged with – unwanted visitors crossing onto private property without permission.

The difference between the White House and everyone else is that those in power get to reinforce their security measures while the rest of the peons, with the help of the man safely within the perimeter of the upgraded stronghold, are overrun with the types of individuals Obama’s spiky fence hopes to deter.

Surely those planning to reinforce the president’s home are aware that ISIS training camps are but a stone’s throw from the people who live in El Paso, Texas.  Yet instead of metal spikes keeping out those who want to decorate the nation’s landscape with American heads on spikes, thanks to Barack Obama, brutal terrorists have unencumbered access to 300 million prospective victims.

In other words, the People’s House gets a reinforced fence while the people who pay for that house are barely able to protect themselves from a tsunami-style offensive of illegal immigrants Barack Obama is beckoning enter in.

And while the “pencil protrusion” presidential protection proposition will surely bolster the safety of the house where Obama lives, the unabated influx of illegal aliens day after day poses a dire threat to the lives and wellbeing of every American living unprotected in a place without the luxury or security of a fortified barrier to safeguard them.

Do those who live within the shelter of the White House compound care that on the Texas-Mexico border a network of 1,000 cameras installed on ranches and farms have captured images of illegals with guns and drugs sneaking across a fenceless, defenseless southern border?

Apparently not, because every second of every day, all along the 1,200-mile largely-unsecured US border with Mexico, illegal immigrants, including ISIS fighters, MS-13 gang bangers and Mexican drug cartel members are making their way through the brush, over barbed-wire fences, and freely finding their way into the United States.

And as they do, rather than extend the kind of protection from intruders Barack Obama desires for himself, the president, protected by the double layer of fencing reinforced with pencil protrusions, spends his days coming up with inventive ways to provide the very lawbreakers he doesn’t want on his lawn open access to ours.

Hillary Says! ‘We are all immigrants!’

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Voilà!  In addition to handling a private/official email problem, flying coach, and carrying her own luggage, Hillary Clinton may now be able to add to her list of outstanding accomplishments singlehandedly resolving the contention surrounding immigration reform.

Recently, on a tightly stage-managed listening tour Hillary, granddaughter of alleged immigrants, revealed her acute sensitivity for the plight of – you guessed it – immigrants.

An empathetic Hillary had this to say about how illegal immigrants are being treated in America:

We are turning down people who really want to work. I mean they are here to work and a lot of them now have children who are American citizens, and they are doing the best they can to try to make a good life for themselves and their families.

Pontificating further, she said:

And you know, I think if we were to just go around this room, there are a lot of immigrant stories. All my grandparents, you know, came over here and you know my grandfather went to work in [a] lace mill in Scranton, Pennsylvania and worked there until he retired at 65.

Ratcheting up the relatability factor to new heights, the presidential hopeful finished her immigration tale saying:

So I sit here and I think well you’re talking about the second, third generation. That’s me, that’s you. And we are saying to all these other people who want the same dreams and the same aspirations and the willingness to work hard just like our families did that no, we’re not going to make it easy for you, we’re not going to make it legal for you. And I just think that’s such a short term, unfortunate outcome for us [as] well as for them.

Besides the total staging of a fake impromptu gathering, there are a lot of things wrong with what Hillary had to say, the most glaring of which is her exaltation of lawbreakers.

But then again, as we’ve already witnessed, the most famous woman in a pantsuit will say and do just about anything to get elected. In Hillary’s world the ends always justify whatever sordid means are necessary to accomplish her goal to finally seize and maintain power.

In this case, besides encouraging criminal behavior Hillary prevaricated about “All [her] grandparents, you know, [coming] over here.” Unfortunately, based on easily-accessible public census records, as it turns out Sir Edmund Hillary’s pseudo-namesake’s soaring tale of settlers’ struggle and courage is yet another in a long list of self-serving lies.

It’s either that, or Clinton can’t keep track of her emails or remember where her maternal and paternal grandparents were born, in which case, for the sake of the country she seeks to lead, maybe she should reconsider trying to gain control of the nuclear launch codes.

That’s not likely to happen, so instead, added to a roster that already includes a fake marriage, a fake laugh, a fake love for “everyday people,” a fake listening tour, and fake stories about Bosnia, Benghazi, Bill and all manner of other baloney, Hillary must have felt it was as good a time as any to add fake immigrant grandparents.

For those of us who prefer the truth, Hillary Clinton’s ongoing lies are infuriating, and her attempt to dumb-down legal immigration is downright offensive. The truth is that Clinton’s sole foreign-born grandparent, Hugh Rodham Sr., migrated to Pennsylvania from Northumberland, England in the late 1800s.

From the perspective of being the grandchild of genuine immigrants, three of whom emigrated legally from Italy in the early 1900s, Hillary, who diminishes everything from the sanctity of life to the murder of four Americans in Libya, denigrates lawful entry into the U.S. as well as the hard work and character that most legal immigrants are known for.

Nonetheless, after the truth about Mrs. Clinton’s ancestral heritage was revealed, one of her lapdogs explained her brazen lie like this: “[Hillary’s] grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants.”

And my grandparents always spoke about music, and as a result I’ve always thought of them as musicians.  Even though none of them ever picked up a musical instrument and couldn’t play a note if their life depended on it.

And as if the Clinton representative’s absurd justification wasn’t insulting enough, Hillary’s spokes-liar clarified further:

“As has been correctly pointed out, while her grandfather was an immigrant, it appears that Hillary’s grandmother was born shortly after her parents and siblings arrived in the U.S. in the early 1880s.”

If that explanation sets the new standard, then being born in the U.S. now defines an immigrant, especially if the birth takes place shortly after one’s parents arrive here – which, ironically, totally disqualifies every anchor baby from claiming U.S. citizenship.

Furthermore, besides her foreign-born grandfather and the grandmother who was born soon after her parents came to America, Hillary has two other U.S.-born grandparents whom she also identified as immigrants. That means that in her own uniquely mendacious way, Hillary Clinton may have settled the whole controversy surrounding immigration by classifying everyone, whether foreign- or American-born, as immigrants.

In fact, Hillary’s definition is rife with possibility because it does away with the legal/illegal distinction and “levels the playing field” for anyone living in America.

In other words, in Hillary’s mind, if you’re born in or out of the U.S., you, like her three American-born grandparents, are now considered an immigrant, which means that thanks to the genius logic of the smartest woman in the world, all are immigrants!

That is unless, despite what the census data and other records say, like Barack Obama’s dubious beginnings, Hillary’s maternal and paternal grandparents were really all foreign-born. If so, America might as well just believe Hillary citing her foreign family’s origins, because like everything else, the definitive evidence is probably forever hidden away on her private email server.

Aaron Hernandez Disproves Marie Harf’s ‘Jobs for ISIS’ Theory

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What is taking the lovely and always vivacious Marie Harf so long to implement her much-anticipated ‘Jobs for ISIS’ program?  The deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State had better get cracking, because time is running out. Unemployed ISIS fighters are training in a camp on the Texas border, and allegedly all over the United States Iran has embedded sleeper cells that are wide awake and ready to pounce.

Marie might be dallying because she’s unperturbed about the ISIS situation. After all, she was the one who reassured Americans that terrorists are just frustrated job seekers, so to speak, who, for lack of constructive undertakings, have decided to spend their free time beheading children, genitally-mutilating women, and burning men alive.

Remember, it was also Marie who informed anxious citizens that the way to deal with the violent behavior of terrorists is not to respond in kind, but to provide the “people who join these groups” an opportunity for the type gainful employment that 92 million unemployed Americans who are not terrorists have yet to secure.

It was on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that Marie informed host Chris Matthews that playing hardball with ISIS is not the way to win a war, let alone a war on terrorism.

Instead, Marie shared this:

We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the longer term – medium to longer term – to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups…[like]…lack of opportunity for jobs.

Since the day America’s blondest bespectacled spokesperson shared that peculiar theory, the nation has waited patiently for the rolling out of the jobs initiative Ms. Harf promised would markedly reduce terrorists’ desire, in the name of Allah, to reign death upon ‘the Great Satan.’

We’re still waiting.

In the interim, a domestic disgrace involving former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez may have thrown a bit of a wrench into the liberal notion that violent behavior is rooted in joblessness and lack of economic opportunity.

Aaron Michael Hernandez was just a kid from Bristol, Connecticut, parented by a doting father who, before suddenly passing away in 2006, instilled in both of his sons the need for a good education, a strong work ethic, and the value of developing athletic ability.

In response to his dad Dennis’s sound tutelage, Aaron attended public schools, became a high school honor student and sports star, played college football for the University of Florida, and was a top player for the Florida Gators squad that went on to win the 2009 national championship.

Then in 2010 All-American Hernandez was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. In 2011, the tight-end signed a deal through 2018 worth a maximum of $40 million, with a $12.5 million signing bonus, and $16 million in guaranteed money.

Aaron Hernandez had accomplished the very things Marie Harf suggested would prevent an individual from becoming violent. Therefore, if Marie’s “jobs for ISIS” conjecture is correct, shouldn’t Mr. Hernandez be the last person on the planet to hurt or terrorize anyone?

After all, Hernandez had an attentive father, was afforded every opportunity, and went on to be paid millions upon millions of dollars to do what he was hired to do — play football.

But instead of developing into what Marie Harf claims a person will be when assured a stable future, Hernandez became a kind of domestic terrorist himself. As a result, the former Patriot was indicted in the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the 2013 murder of 27-year-old landscaper/semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

Unlike the victims of the group Marie Harf hopes to rehabilitate with her jobs program, when Lloyd was found in a Massachusetts field his body still had a head. Luckily for Odin, he was not dressed in an orange jumpsuit and locked in a metal cage before being reduced to ash. Instead, Lloyd’s body was riddled with bullets from a Glock .45 belonging to a heartless, terroristic individual who, despite having a well-paying job, lots of money, and a lifetime of opportunity ahead of him, was convicted of first-degree murder.

In other words, judging from Aaron Hernandez’s behavior, the root cause of his violence and subsequent terrorism can neither be blamed on lack of opportunity nor addressed by a well-paying job.

Regrettably for Marie Harf, Aaron Hernandez’s conduct has weakened the State Department spokeswoman’s noble theory that terrorists are terrorists merely because life has handed them a raw deal.

As for Aaron, he probably would have fared far better if he had killed Odin Lloyd while fighting with ISIS. At least then, the domestic thug would have had Marie Harf making excuses on his behalf. Surely, the State Department spox would have found a way to portray the first-degree murderer as a misunderstood soul wandering aimlessly through a land of wasted opportunities and jobless disappointment.

But instead, the 25-year-old tattooed gangsta’ wannabe will live out the rest of his life in a prison far less glamorous than the one in which unemployed ISIS fighters will find themselves after being captured here in America — or as the “nuanced” Marie Harf might see it, ‘recruited for job training.’

HILLARY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL! Scooby-Dum Visits Chipotle Grill in the Scooby-Doo-Doo Mobile

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Hillary Clinton has recommenced in her desperate attempt to claw her way from Chappaqua, New York all the back to the White House.

As part of the effort, Mrs. Clinton is now traveling around in a van roomy enough to fit Secret Service agents, personal assistants, all her pantsuits, and almost all the stuff that she and Bill stole from the White House when they left in 2001.

Hillary’s personal aide, Huma Mahmood Abedin, is also traveling with former first lady. Huma is so dedicated to the cause that she left her husband Anthony and toddler son Jordan Zain behind and is riding together with Mrs. Clinton in the now famous Scooby-Doo.

Meanwhile, one can’t help but wonder whether an unparented Anthony is doing some tooling around town himself, hawking his wares out of the back seat of his very own Weinermobile.

Speaking of missing husbands, where’s Bill? Hopefully he’s not lunching on “Orgy Island” with pal Jeffrey Epstein.

Either way, wieners or no wieners, “Lolita Express” or no “Lolita Express,” Hillary must have decided now is as good a time as any to show her support for undocumented workers. And, in order to do so, she made a pit stop for lunch at an establishment notorious for hiring illegal staff.

Shortly after arriving in the Buckeye state, Mrs. Clinton slid out of the back seat of the $60,000, taxpayer-funded Scooby-Doo van and ventured – pink pantsuit, movie star Ray-Bans, Blackberry, and all – into a Chipotle Grill to address her hankering for amnesty-friendly Mexican food.

Now for those watching, that was impressive.

After all, Hillary, who hosted a $3 million wedding for her future White House advisor/daughter Chelsea, and who fancies herself a “champion” of “everyday” people, could have easily dispatched one of her minions – er, I mean assistants – to fetch her a “chicken burrito bowl, a chicken salad, a Blackberry Izze drink, and a soda” as well as an extra side order of Omega-3-laden guacamole.

But humble public servant that she is, Hillary Clinton did not.

Instead, after working up an appetite out-gassing a pack of salivating media types who were seen chasing her van on foot, Ms. Hillary must have felt that Ohio was as good a state as any to prove to America that ordering a 1,654 calorie lunch is another common folk task that, if need be, she can handle all by herself.

So there you have it. On the first “Scooby dooby dum dum” day of Hillary Clinton’s cartoonish campaign, the big news is that one of the most egocentric, haughty politicians on the planet actually ordered her own lunch.

Hillary stepped out of the van, walked all by herself into the cafeteria-style haven for illegal workers, and ordered up a steaming bowl of beany burrito fixings that was likely responsible for most of the methane emissions emanating from the tailpipe of what should henceforth and in perpetuity be referred to as Hillary Clinton’s Scooby-Doo-Doo mobile.

Malia’s Asthma and the Asphyxiation of America

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Having Obama, the man who took credit for inventing Obamacare at the White House science fair, blame his daughter Malia’s asthma on climate change while knowing full well he was smoking at the time is like volatile actor Alec Baldwin blaming his children’s nanny for any struggles they may have handling anger management issues as adults.

Besides, with all of the president’s supposed medical expertise and notwithstanding being married to America’s foremost health and nutrition expert, one would think that a man with such a stunning level of brilliance would at least be aware of the American Lung Association’s comments concerning secondhand smoke:

  • Children are especially sensitive to the dangers of secondhand smoke!
  • Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma.
  • Children who have asthma and who breathe secondhand smoke have more asthma attacks.

But as usual, truth and logic be damned!  Barack Obama will blame anyone other than himself for whatever negative effects his poor choices and selfish behavior impose on others.

For instance, Obama has condemned G.W. Bush for everything from unemployment to the national debt to the economy to Afghanistan and most recently to the growth of ISIS.  And G.W. is not alone.  Obama faults Congress for his lack of fiscal discipline, the oil industry for high oil prices, Wall Street fat cats for anything he can think of to blame on them, and Fox News and racism for his poor poll numbers.

It’s no secret that six years ago, when Barack Obama emerged from a cloud of choom smoke and ascended from the mean streets of Chicago to the lofty summit of power at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marlboro Red was his nicotine fix of choice.  At the time, Malia was ten years old and had racked up a decade, give or take, of inhaling her father’s secondhand smoke.

What we also know is that even though he’s still chewing Nicorette gum (and therefore very likely still smoking), Obama has no shame when it comes to exploiting his daughters to promote progressive policy or make political points.

For example, in 2010, Obama headed to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, eat snow cones, indulge in baskets of fried shrimp, and roll tar balls around on the beach.  The president said it was incumbent upon him to rush down there because 11-year-old Malia was fretting over the disaster.

According to the president, this is what happened: “You know, when I woke up this morning and I’m shaving, and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says, ‘did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?'”

Now, five years later, to justify taking what he calls “concrete steps” toward the formation of initiatives purportedly directed at dealing with the impact of climate change on public health, including his hosting an upcoming White House Climate Change and Health Summit, Obama has decided that now is the perfect time to dredge up an anecdote about Malia’s asthma.

Hey, wait!  Maybe avoiding a potential asthma attack was the reason the first daughters recently chose not to inhale the fumes of the 35,000 gallons of fuel burned while flying with Mom to Japan.  And maybe that’s why Malia was a no-show at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.  It’s never a good time for asthma sufferers with potential latent food allergies to spend time rolling eggs around on freshly mown grass.

Speaking of grass, earlier in the week at a roundtable discussion at Howard University, while discussing the environment and public health, Obama brought up his time at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Forgetting to mention that besides smoking cigarettes, he frequently smoked “reefer” and indulged in druggie-fests while in LA, Obama blamed smog for his inability to suck air.  The president said:

I remember when I first went to college in Los Angeles in 1979, the air was so bad that you couldn’t go running outside. You’d have air quality alerts, and people who had respiratory problems or were vulnerable had to stay inside

In other words, to avoid smog-induced breathlessness, Obama, who’s usually full of hot air, stayed inside and smoked pot, which recent studies claim is far worse for lung health than cigarette smoke.

Then, while discussing climate change in a one-on-one interview with ABC News’s chief health and medical editor, Dr. Richard Besser, the president said this: “What I can relate to is the fear a parent has, when your 4-year-old daughter comes up to you and says, ‘Daddy, I’m having trouble breathing.’ The fright you feel is terrible.”

Isn’t Obama, now promoting himself as the “clean air for children’s health” advocate, also the guy who voted “no” four times on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, the opponents of which, in support of a woman’s right to choose, believe that babies born alive in botched abortions should be denied oxygen?

Either way, rather than accept responsibility for his daughter’s alleged asthma (if she even has asthma), and admit that cigarette smoking may be the culprit behind a four-year-old gasping for breath, once again Obama passed the blame from himself to an environmental scapegoat.

As for Dr. Besser, he must have forgotten to ask whether, at the time of Malia’s bronchial distress, the president was in the habit of blowing smoke rings around his daughters.

Not only that, but if we’re discussing “having trouble breathing,” maybe Dr. Besser should have pointed out to the president that America is terribly frightened, too, because for six years straight he’s been choking the nation to death with policies that make being asphyxiated by Los Angeles pollution seem like a breath of fresh air.

Articles: Moral Relativism and the Normalization of the Indefensible

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imagesAn affront to humanity took place in Santa Ana, California when a morally relativistic arbiter, Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly, pronounced his sentence on a child abuser. Based on his personal opinion, Kelly said that the events leading up to a three-year-old girl being sodomized determined that punishing the sex offender was “unconstitutional.”

In Judge Kelly’s relativistic worldview, Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto, the 20-year-old who took a break from playing video games in a garage to force a small child to perform lewd and lascivious acts, did not display “violence or callous disregard for (the child’s) well-being.”  Apparently in Judge Kelly’s eyes, covering a child’s mouth with your hand, pulling down her pants, and forcing her to fondle your genitals is not that wrong of a “wrongful act.”

According to Judge Kelly, since the child wandered into the garage on her own, and even though an “inexplicably” sexually aroused man proceeded to assault her, Rojano-Nieto’s behavior cannot be defined as predatory.  And even though the girl was physically and emotionally wounded, Kelly said, Rojano-Nieto “did not appear to consciously intend to harm (the victim) when he sexually assaulted her.”

The judge concluded that “Although serious and despicable, this does not compare to a situation where a pedophilic child predator preys on an innocent child.”  As proof that he has absolutely no commitment to moral absolutes, Kelly deviated from the usual minimum sentence of 25-years-to-life in prison and shortened Rojano-Nieto’s sentence to less than half of that.

In defense of his decision, Kelly noted that according to a doctor’s report, the sodomizer suffered “a great deal of family disruption and abuse, making him an insecure, socially withdrawn, timid, and extremely immature young man with limited self-esteem.”  The judge used a doctor’s report to rationalize Rojano-Nieto sexually gratifying himself by defiling a tiny child.

Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, in comments that suggested he values raising taxes over sustaining life, state representative/computer techie Michael Cahill (D) revealed his own unique brand of moral relativism.

It’s common knowledge that as a group, Democrats maintain that moral standards are not above personal choice.  That’s why it shouldn’t shock anyone that Mr. Cahill freely blurted out that if Republicans in New Hampshire refuse to raise the taxes necessary to build handicapped ramps, the state should solve the problem by euthanizing the disabled.

That’s right, during a legislative debate, a progressive representative of the people of the “Live free or die” state actually asked “Since we are refusing to raise revenues to fund needed programs, to fund services to disabled, for example, have you looked at euthanasia?”

In response, House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-NH) declared Cahill out of order and referred to his “euthanasia” comment as “inappropriate,” which in some circles would relegate Mr. Jasper to the politically-incorrect category of judgmental absolutist.

Nonetheless, even if Cahill was making a tasteless attempt at sarcasm, either way, for him and his party the moral duty to pay taxes clearly usurps the moral duty to reject murder.  And who’s to say he’s wrong?  Certainly not another moral relativist, because criticism of such a suggestion runs the risk of having those who think like Cahill being forced to admit that wickedness actually exists.

Can’t have that.

Instead, whether we like it or not, Americans are now at the mercy of a bankrupt society where the crime of sexually assaulting a child is minimized by a judge who measures the “wrongful act” of sodomy against whether or not the offender stalked his victim or felt remorse after murdering a little girl’s soul in the pursuit of sexual satisfaction.  Moreover, it’s where, in a game of political tit-for-tat, elected politicians who have already justified murdering 60 million unborn babies are now publicly joking that sometimes fiscal prudence excuses terminating the disabled.

So, sadly, in place of virtuous standards, a viewpoint that reeks of self-serving arrogance is currently in the process of institutionally degrading America’s legal and political systems and systematically progressing to a point where the indefensible is now being defended.

According to the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), which describes itself as a “peer-reviewed academic resource,” moral relativism is defined as a “view that moral judgments are true or false only relative to some particular standpoint … and that no standpoint is uniquely privileged over all others.”

In essence, moral relativism is the belief that there are no moral absolutes and that no person or culture has the right, based on a basic sense of right and wrong, to impose ethical or moral judgments on those whose belief system differs from their own.

As a result, America has been fundamentally transformed into an egocentric culture populated with 330 million individuals, many of whom have been led to believe that personal conscience is the highest authority.

The credibility of moral relativism is shaky, because even for the most ardent relativist there’s always a limit to what principled sensibilities can endure. That’s why every relativist should exercise extreme caution when reacting to the unthinkable, lest a code of ethics be established that even skeptics might be forced to acknowledge.

And as twisted as that may sound to those who subscribe to archaic standards like Biblical doctrine, natural law and universal principles, America is now sliding into further decline because without fear of rebuke, moral equivocators are dismissing despicable behavior and publicly verbalizing vile sentiments.

MR. PRESIDENT, HOW ABOUT GIVING SOME BACK? America’s #GimmeFive Questions for Obama

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America has endured over five years of pure mayhem that has resulted in a national health crisis that has systematically caused politically-induced high blood pressure and heart failure.

Despite suffering from a cancerous condition that is currently eating away at the very fabric of our great nation, we have a first lady who ignores the obvious illnesses her husband has both literally and figuratively inflicted on otherwise strong Americans. Instead, Michelle Obama chooses to focus on superficial hashtag campaigns that are supposed to encourage a level of health in a nation being slowly poisoned by her liberal husband’s progressive policies.

Not to be disrespectful, but Michelle’s #GimmeFive hashtag effort has about as much influence on the Obama-inflicted poor health of America as a Band-Aid would have on Dana Carvey’s SNL character Massive Head Wound Harry.

Think of it! Here you have a president standing beside his wife in a PSA where she asks tapped-out Americans to #GimmeFive. This from a man who refuses to acknowledge the religious affiliation of Islamic terrorists who remove, at a minimum, five heads a day!

If Barack Obama were looking for five of something, surely ISIS would love to participate in the first lady’s campaign. But the five contributions ISIS would ‘gimme’ to Obama would have nothing to do with planting gardens, dance class, or fruits and vegetables. Instead, on behalf of #GimmeFive, ISIS would deliver five heads an hour to an ever-growing pile of bodiless corpses.

For the rest of us poor schmucks who for the time being still have our heads, #GimmeFive has the potential to take on a whole different meaning.

In fact, if Americans were on the receiving end instead of the #GimmeFive end of the campaign, Barack Obama giving us five of something we need to benefit our health would probably do more for corporate vigor than Michelle Obama demanding that we all Drink Up! five bottled waters a day.

After all, for five-plus years, Barack Obama has been saying #gimme #gimme #gimme to us, and what he hasn’t been able to Constitutionally #gimme, he’s seized anyway.

That’s why, perhaps it’s time America demands Obama extend some of the #GimmeFive he’s selling in our direction.

For starters, how about we demand Obama #GimmeFive fewer tax dollars taken for every $50 in all of our paychecks, or maybe it’s time we ask why #GimmeFive Obama tweeted that 11.4 million people were enrolled in Obamacare when the millions, give-or-take, were more like five.

Then, after the #GimmeFive advocate gets done explaining some of that stuff to us, maybe he can help us improve our national health and mental wellbeing by giving us five good reasons why, despite negotiating with Iran, two Americans – one a pastor and the other a US Marine – whose total years incarcerated add up to more than five, are still rotting in an Iranian jail.

How about Obama explaining to America why, after five years of empty promises, our border remains open, and millions upon millions of dangerous illegals, sick unaccompanied illegal minors, and terrorist types of every stripe continue to sneak in and threaten the safety and wellbeing of our citizens?

And about the unemployment rate, why say that it’s down to 5.6% knowing full well that it’s more like double that?

Can Obama #GimmeFive valid reasons for any of that?

How about five justifications as to why, for the last five years, he’s turned his back on Israel, or here at home increased the national debt by 53%? How about answering the question as to why his #gimme wife goes on approximately five $5 million #gimme taxpayer-funded vacations a year, or why five dangerous Taliban fighters were swapped for one pusillanimous Army deserter?

What about the five specific times your #GimmeFive administration attempted and failed to circumvent the law?

As for the #GimmeFive proposal, here’s another question that needs to be answered: why do Obama and Michelle lunch at Five Guys while government-funded school lunches consist of five grapes, five pieces of dried-out melba toast and five ounces of warm skim milk?

So if Michelle Obama and her husband Barack want to focus on health, maybe they can begin the process by offering a few #GimmeFive answers to some of America’s most gut-wrenching, health-eroding questions.

 

Is it ‘Uptown Funk’ or ‘American Funk’?

maxresdefaultOriginally posted at American Thinker

Based on the message being sent from the White House, America is turning into a country led by a bunch of entertainers resembling intrepid plane passengers who calmly read magazines during extreme turbulence.

You know the type: the airplane is being bombarded with lightning, altitude is being lost, and the cabin is being violently shaken, yet rather than white-knuckle shrieking, one or two aboard carry on casually thumbing through People magazine as if everything is fine.

Science fairs and White House Easter Egg Rolls aside, in Tikrit, Iraq at Camp Speicher, mass graves crammed with what may be the remains of 1,700 Shi’ite soldiers slaughtered by ISIS militants have been unearthed at the late Saddam Hussein’s presidential compound.

Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C., like an air traveler unaffected by turbulence, Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, chose to honor the resurrection of Jesus Christ by taking to the stage accompanied by the So You Think You Can Dance dance troupe to strut her stuff to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s hit song “Uptown Funk.”

I liken Michelle’s Easter dance exhibition to the unruffled air traveler at his or her finest.

Maybe I’m a bit too critical, but I adhere to the old-fashioned belief that even if our nation has been blessed by an extremely enthusiastic “hood girl” wannabe like Michelle Obama, a funkadelic/“ptown funk gon’ give it to you” dance party for Resurrection Sunday lacks presidential propriety.

But even if boogying to “Uptown Funk” to commemorate Easter were acceptable, for the first lady to emphasize a #gimmefive healthy-eating celebration while Iran salivates over destroying Israel with a nuclear bomb, Christians face martyrdom worldwide, and 1,700 skeletons of ISIS victims are being unearthed sends a message that is stunning in its indifference and detachment.

Shi’ite soldiers were machine-gunned down by the thousands, Kenyan children were slaughtered while praying, and Coptic Christians were beheaded on a beach.  Meanwhile, instead of showing a sincere concern for the state of a world on fire, the wife of a president more worried about children being stung by bees than aborted or infected with a deadly paralytic Enterovirus that he imported feels it’s the perfect time to flaunt her well-toned guns at a secular sideshow of an Easter Egg Roll.

Far be it from me to criticize, but taken in context and based on the partying in the midst of the international chaos currently going on, something in this voyage to nowhere is dreadfully amiss.  And,not to be a Negative Nancy or anything, but no amount of distraction, dancing, or pretending it’s not happening is likely to stop it.

In the Scripture, in the 4th chapter, 8th verse of his first letter to Timothy, Paul brought up an eternal truth that, before she exerts any more energy, Mrs. Obama clearly needs to comprehend.  Paul’s course-correcting advice to his young charge was that “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

In other words, when this plane goes down – and trust me, it is going down – no amount of healthy eating, ample hydration, or fancy aerobic dance moves is going to matter in eternity.  So try as the FLOTUS might to dance her way through America’s funk, her message of gross indifference and callous disregard for worldwide misery reflects a profound spiritual malaise that requires an intervention far beyond a choreographed romp to “Uptown Funk.”