web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "Featured Story" (Page 148)

Tech Billionaire to Joe Rogan: ‘The Left Has Won the Culture Wars. Now They’re Just Driving Around Shooting Survivors’

Westlake Legal Group naval-ravikant-joe-rogan-experience-SCREENSHOT-620x332 Tech Billionaire to Joe Rogan: ‘The Left Has Won the Culture Wars. Now They’re Just Driving Around Shooting Survivors’ Uncategorized Social Media naval ravikant Media joe rogan experience Joe Rogan Jack Dorsey Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Culture Allow Media Exception

[Screenshot from TheDC Shorts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BEhDW_Vwno]

 

On The Joe Rogan Experience — a podcast I highly recommend you check out if you enjoy uncensored, open-minded discussion on a bevy of topics — tech-start-up billionaire investor Naval Ravikant said the culture war is over, thanks in part to social media.

Guess who didn’t win?

Companies such as Twitter and YouTube have, of course, come under fire for censorship appearing to target conservative thought.

In fact, watch Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admit (on Joe’s show, no less) to doing that very thing here.

Joe asked Naval:

“I wonder who has won the culture war? There’s certainly a battle that’s been won in terms of control of social media.”

No sh**!

Naval offered this:

“One great tweet I saw was, ‘The Left won the culture wars. Now they’re just driving around shooting survivors.’ This is unfortunate for conservatives, but technology is a force that also pushes left.”

It pushes left? Yessiree, Bob.

To Naval, left-wing politics and technology go hand-in-hand:

“Technology actually empowers the individual. The individual means that you have the breakdown of family structure and religion…but generally, technology leads the world left.”

Interesting idea.



The two noted the incredible cultural power of those who control the major sites. And man...are they ever right.

Take it away, Naval:

“The most powerful people in the world today are the people who are writing the algorithms for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram because they’re controlling the spread of information. They’re literally rewriting people’s brains. They’re programming the culture.”

Wow.

What an evolution: People categorized as geeks just a few years ago are now the cool kids.

And their disproportionate power is disconcerting.

Politicians, Naval said, are going to have to realize that those behind online media platforms are really pulling the country’s strings:

“[They need to] realize that these social media platforms are picking the next president, the next congressmen — they’re literally picking — and they have the power to pick, so they will be controlled by the government.”

Holy cripes.

Joe pointed out a disturbing recent turn of events over at the blue Social Network. A user shared a parody video of Nancy Pelosi (see the video below), and he got vilified and given up:

“What is even more disturbing is that Facebook gave up his information. For what? Because he said something funny?”

Not good.

We seem to be living in uneven times. In my opinion, the Left and the Right have, in the past, countered one another somewhat equally. But that’s going away due to the emerging and impending imbalance of power due to the imbalance of access. Conservatives have put themselves in the hands of social media; it could’ve been the new talk radio, but the censors in charge think the Right stinks. Add Left-controlled film & television and the mainstream media (here, here, and here), and what landscape remains?

What are your thoughts? Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehere, here, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Every House Democrat But One: 234 Elected Officials Demand The Extermination Of Women’s Sports. #TimesUp

Pennsylvania University Promotes Men’s Cuddle Group To ‘Redefine Masculinity’ & Prevent Crime

Don Jr. Just Called Newsweek ‘A Piece Of’ This Bodily Function – 2 Guesses

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. For iPhone instructions, see the bottom of this page.



 

 

If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”

The post Tech Billionaire to Joe Rogan: ‘The Left Has Won the Culture Wars. Now They’re Just Driving Around Shooting Survivors’ appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group naval-ravikant-joe-rogan-experience-SCREENSHOT-300x161 Tech Billionaire to Joe Rogan: ‘The Left Has Won the Culture Wars. Now They’re Just Driving Around Shooting Survivors’ Uncategorized Social Media naval ravikant Media joe rogan experience Joe Rogan Jack Dorsey Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Culture Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Sex Strike Activist Alyssa Milano Releases Abortion Map to Inform Hollywood Where They Should and Shouldn’t Film

Westlake Legal Group alyssa-milano-SCREENSHOT-620x349 Sex Strike Activist Alyssa Milano Releases Abortion Map to Inform Hollywood Where They Should and Shouldn’t Film Pro-Life Politics North Carolina Hollywood Georgia Front Page Stories Front Page Feminism Featured Story Featured Post Entertainment democrats Culture Alyssa Milano Allow Media Exception Abortion

Incensed over her failure to stop Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) from signing the state’s fetal heartbeat bill into law last month, but emboldened by her role in getting close pal and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden to flip on the Hyde Amendment, abortion queen and sex strike activist Alyssa Milano is on a new mission.

Variety reports on a state-by-state abortion map she collaborated on that will help inform Hollywood virtue signalers where they should and should not film:

In response to the introduction of multiple “heartbeat bills” across the country, actress and advocate Alyssa Milano has created a shoot location tool for filmmakers that lists the status of abortion legislation in all 50 states. The bills have caused uproar in Hollywood and inspired boycotts in production-heavy states like Georgia.

“Following the passage of a number of draconian attacks on a pregnant person’s right to choose in 2019, including those in states in which the motion picture and television industries conduct significant business, it has become apparent that those in our industry need to be able to make informed choices,” Milano and activist co-author Ben Jackson said in a mission statement accompanying the report.

The survey, published exclusively with Variety, is meant to help actors, producers, directors and studios decide “where it is safe for women to work.”

In addition to the toolkit/map, Milano is working with Atlanta’s (Democrat) mayor on an app that would pinpoint areas they believe progressive safe space Hollywood types in Georgia should avoid:

She is also working with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to develop an app location managers in Georgia could use that would guarantee not spending money in places that fund voter suppression or inequality, according to Variety.

There are Democrat governors in certain “under threat” and “most threatened” states who won’t like that the map was released. My state, for example, is controlled by pro-life Republicans in the state legislature but we have a pro-abortion Democratic governor here (Roy Cooper).

In April, Cooper vetoed a Born Alive bill that would have provided protections for babies who survive botched abortions. Because Republicans don’t have a super-majority here anymore, they tried but failed to fully override the veto.

In spite of the political makeup of this state, which for now ensures that pro-life legislation has no chance, Milano chose to list it as “under threat.”

Quite frankly, I wish she would have listed it as “most threatened” because I’d prefer sanctimonious Hollywood hypocrites like Milano be so outraged as to not step one foot inside this state.

I pray for so-called “feminists” like Alyssa Milano, who have made it their life’s mission to guarantee a woman’s “right” to terminate the life of their unborn child. Ghouls like Milano feel like states should prioritize cold hard cash ahead of protecting innocent unborn life. That she feels like that stance puts her on a higher moral ground than pro-life advocates speaks volumes about her character – and none of it good.

————————
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

The post Sex Strike Activist Alyssa Milano Releases Abortion Map to Inform Hollywood Where They Should and Shouldn’t Film appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group alyssa-milano-SCREENSHOT-300x169 Sex Strike Activist Alyssa Milano Releases Abortion Map to Inform Hollywood Where They Should and Shouldn’t Film Pro-Life Politics North Carolina Hollywood Georgia Front Page Stories Front Page Feminism Featured Story Featured Post Entertainment democrats Culture Alyssa Milano Allow Media Exception Abortion   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Kamala Harris Got Some Really Bad News About Her Campaign

Westlake Legal Group kamala-harris-the-root-SCREENSHOT-620x388 Kamala Harris Got Some Really Bad News About Her Campaign willie brown Polling Politics los angeles kamala harris Joe Biden Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story democrats debates California Bernie Sanders bad news 2020 election 2020 Democrat Primary

While polling of the general election is historically irrelevant at this point, Democrat primary candidates are currently competing in a much different arena. The Iowa caucuses are approaching and the first debates are only two weeks away. Things are about to heat up and whoever gains early momentum will have a large advantage down the stretch.

One of the 2020 lot currently in this dogfight is Sen. Kamala Harris. She burst onto the scene early in the race to much fanfare and a large launch ceremony. Since then, her star has faded and she’s now struggling just to get time in front of the cameras.

Her campaign is now getting some even worse news.

Going into the 2020 Democratic nomination contest, experts predicted that the relatively early primary in the huge state of California would provide a big boost to Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential ambitions, but a new poll finds that if the race were held today, she wouldn’t even qualify for statewide delegates.

The survey from the Los Angeles Times/UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies found a wide-open race in California, with Joe Biden leading the pack with 22% among likely Democratic voters, Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 18%, Sen. Bernie Sanders at 17%, Harris at 13%, and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 10%.

That 13% is good enough to put her in fourth place. While double digits may seem respectable, this is her home state. If she can’t even qualify for delegates in the place she is supposed to be the most popular, that bodes horribly for her prospects in other states. California is also the largest prize in the Democrat primary and not getting a large chunk of it’s spoils would put her in a huge hole.

If she actually does that badly in California, it would be the end of her campaign. There would be no justification for going forward if the people who know her best don’t even support her. While this isn’t true in a general election (Trump obviously lost New York, for example), primaries are a different animal. You aren’t dealing with the normal partisan splits of blue and red states but a largely homogeneous landscape.

Harris’ struggles have surprised the political establishment. She checks all the right boxes from an inter-sectional standpoint and no doubt she assumed that would elevate her above figures like Biden and Sanders. Her politics are in the right place for the left-wing but her history in the criminal justice system (even though it’s far from good in the normal sense) has upset many liberals. Even deciding to enforce the law sometimes as a prosecutor is too much for a large percentage of the Democrat base.

There’s also the fact that Harris is an empty suit. She’s been in the Senate for all of five minutes, attempting to follow the same path as Barack Obama. Her rise to prominence is also littered with self-dealing and scandal. She had an affair with Willie Brown, then the Mayor of San Francisco. Harris was appointed to two state commissions during this time, although she laughably claims the affair had nothing to do with it.

Now, she’s facing headwinds she simply didn’t expect. If the numbers in California don’t turn around during the coming debate season, her campaign may be over before we even get to the second round of state votes.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

 

The post Kamala Harris Got Some Really Bad News About Her Campaign appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group kamala-harris-300x168 Kamala Harris Got Some Really Bad News About Her Campaign willie brown Polling Politics los angeles kamala harris Joe Biden Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story democrats debates California Bernie Sanders bad news 2020 election 2020 Democrat Primary   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

It’s Not Paranoia, You Are Being Watched: Inside Facebook’s New Process To Label You As A ‘Hate Agent’

Westlake Legal Group Facebook-Mark-Zuckerberg_2015 It’s Not Paranoia, You Are Being Watched: Inside Facebook’s New Process To Label You As A ‘Hate Agent’ Social Media Popular Culture Front Page Stories Featured Story Facebook

 

Breitbart’s Technology analyst Allum Bokhari has obtained a document (from a source within Facebook) which outlines their “process” of tracking an individual’s offline activity to determine if they should be labeled as a “hate agent.”

The document is called the “Hate Agent Policy Review.” It lists a “series of signals” which will establish whether or not one is worthy of this distinction. If your offline behavior meets their criteria, you may be “banned from Facebook.”

According to Bokhari, “these signals include a wide range of on and off-platform behavior.” Here are several examples cited in the document:

If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them.

If you self-identify with or advocate for a “Designated Hateful Ideology.”

If you associate with a “Designated Hate Entity” (one of the examples cited by Facebook as a “hate entity” includes Islam critic Tommy Robinson).

If you have “tattoos of hate symbols or hate slogans.” (The document cites no examples of these, but the media and “anti-racism” advocacy groups increasingly label innocuous items as “hate symbols,” including a cartoon frog and the “OK” hand sign.)

If you possess of “hate paraphernalia.” (The document does not specify what this would include.)

For “statements made in private but later made public.” (Bokhari points out that “Facebook holds vast amounts of information on what you say in public and in private — and as we saw with the Daily Beast doxing story, the platform will publicize private information on their users to assist the media in hitjobs on regular American citizens.)

Paul Joseph Watson was designated as a “hate agent because he praised Tommy Robinson and interviewed him on his YouTube channel.” Others include conservative activist and writer Candace Owens, and conservative author and terrorism expert Brigitte Gabriel and British politicians Carl Benjamin and Anne Marie Waters. Regarding Benjamin, Bokhari explains:

The Benjamin addition reveals that Facebook may categorize you as a hate agent merely for speaking neutrally about individuals and organizations that the social network considers hateful. In the document, Facebook tags Benjamin with a “hate agent” signal for “neutral representation of John Kinsman, member of Proud Boys” on October 21 last year.

Facebook also accuses Benjamin, a classical liberal and critic of identity politics, as “representing the ideology of an ethnostate” for a post in which he calls out an actual advocate of an ethnostate.

According to the document, there are three tiers of hate speech. (Note: Facebook “considers attacks on a person’s “immigration status” to be hate speech.”)

An individual will be determined to have engaged in hate speech “if they have made public statements, or statements made in private and later made public, using Tier 1, 2, or 3 hate speech or slurs.” Three instances of hate speech in one statement or appearance or five instances in multiple statements or appearances over one month will be considered a “hate signal.”

Other hate signals include “carrying out violence against people based on their “protected or quasi-protected characteristics,” attacks on places of worship, and conviction of genocide.”

This, unfortunately, is the world we live in.

The post It’s Not Paranoia, You Are Being Watched: Inside Facebook’s New Process To Label You As A ‘Hate Agent’ appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Facebook-Mark-Zuckerberg_2015-300x200 It’s Not Paranoia, You Are Being Watched: Inside Facebook’s New Process To Label You As A ‘Hate Agent’ Social Media Popular Culture Front Page Stories Featured Story Facebook Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Even When It Comes To Vaccines, Is Striking Down Religious Exemptions A Good Idea?

Westlake Legal Group MMR-vaccine-620x414 Even When It Comes To Vaccines, Is Striking Down Religious Exemptions A Good Idea? vaccines religious liberty religion New York Health Care Front Page Stories Featured Story Allow Media Exception

FILE- This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo shows a measles vaccine is shown on a countertop at the Tamalpais Pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. The Australian government has ramped up pressure on parents who oppose vaccination by threatening to withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

The headline asks a question not because I’m trying to convince you of an answer. The typical rule of headlines is that if they ask a question, the answer is always “No.” However, I don’t actually know this answer.

The question stems from a recent law signed in New York to revoke religious exemptions on vaccines, meaning that if you object on religious grounds, you still are required to get them if you wish to attend a “public” place, like public schools.

Amid an ongoing measles outbreak, New York is requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday that removes nonmedical exemptions from school vaccination requirements. The law goes into effect immediately, his office said.

The move, which comes despite opposition from anti-vaccination activists and religious freedom advocates, puts New York alongside other states that do not allow nonmedical exemptions: California, Mississippi, West Virginia and Maine.

“The science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe. This administration has taken aggressive action to contain the measles outbreak, but given its scale, additional steps are needed to end this public health crisis,” Cuomo said in a statement Thursday.
“While I understand and respect freedom of religion, our first job is to protect the public health and by signing this measure into law, we will help prevent further transmissions and stop this outbreak right in its tracks,” he said.

On one hand, I get the overall idea here. I don’t blame New York for taking action. After all, it’s right in their backyard.

New York’s belief, and I think this isn’t faulty logic, is that your rights do, in fact, end where the next person’s rights begin. Your rights, freedoms, liberties, etc. all end the moment you negatively impact someone else. When it comes to the ideas of herd immunity and the protection of those who, through no fault of their own, are biologically incapable of getting vaccines (because of autoimmune disorders, etc.), yeah, the rights of those you’re negatively impacting with your decisions do count as much as your own. And, by sheer number, you are affecting more people’s right to life with your decision to not vaccinate.

But… I am also deeply, deeply terrified of ceding ground to the government largely because we don’t ever take enough power away from it. We give and it takes. Never vice versa. If we give up religious exemptions on this, what religious rights are we going to let them take next? That’s the fear I have, and it’s a fear I feel like not enough people have. That’s a major breach of the religious freedom inherent in the Constitution.

I’d feel a whole lot better if the measure were made a whole lot narrower. The fact that it appears to be very broad in what it’s calling for is a big red flag for me.

So, where do we draw the line? That’s a question we need to be asking.

Now before anyone throws around any sort of accusation: I’m 100% pro-vaccine and I think the people who oppose them because of non-existent links to autism are among the most ignorant people on the planet. There is no connection – a fact that a recent study of hundreds of thousands of people clearly explains to us once again – and people should stop using faulty science to try and make one. But it’s hard to be as angry with people who claim religious exemptions, whether or not they are based on poor religious doctrine.

In New York, the problem arises in the Hassidic Jew community, which has been led to believe that vaccines are a violation of Jewish law. Even though they aren’t. It’s way more difficult to force someone to violate their religious beliefs than to simply say “You’re using the wrong science.” It’s the same way for some Christians, who oppose the use of vaccines because they historically used fetal tissue. While that is no longer really the case, the taboo has stuck and many Christians will not get their kids vaccinated.

While the information being used to justify their religious exemptions are wrong, the overall freedom to not be forced to do something against your religious beliefs is still enshrined in the First Amendment. It is not something we can or should give up lightly.

At the same time… these are kids we’re putting in danger here. The longer many of these people go around unvaccinated, the greater the threat on the American public.

It’s not necessarily a case of “Well abortion could be next!” because it’s not a comparable issue. That is within the confines of one body, and having an abortion doesn’t affect the greater public. But it is still a slippery slope to allow the government to be able to say “Your beliefs don’t matter when it comes to ‘x’” because you’ll eventually have a problem when they come back and say “And we’ll also take away your religious exceptions for ‘y’, too.”

So, I lay the question before you because it’s a subject I think we really need to have a conversation about. You in?

The post Even When It Comes To Vaccines, Is Striking Down Religious Exemptions A Good Idea? appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group MMR-vaccine-300x201 Even When It Comes To Vaccines, Is Striking Down Religious Exemptions A Good Idea? vaccines religious liberty religion New York Health Care Front Page Stories Featured Story Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Agriculture Dept. Employees Are Really Upset They Might Have to Live Among the Rubes in Flyover Country

Westlake Legal Group facepalm-bear-620x325 Agriculture Dept. Employees Are Really Upset They Might Have to Live Among the Rubes in Flyover Country washington D.C. spoiled Sonny Perdue Relocation Makes Sense Logical Kansas City Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story entitled Department of Agriculture democrats Cost Savings

Want an example of how out of touch many government workers are? Here you go.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today that two research agencies would be re-locating to Kansas City. This makes perfect sense given that it puts the researchers much closer to the center of the industry they are supposed to be regulating. It also means the cost of living goes down for lots of these employees, which helps with wage adjustments later for the department. The overall cost of facilities and operations will drop as well.

This has apparently really upset the rank and file and they decided to stage this protest.

Unwanted? They are welcome to go find a new job if it’s that much of a hardship.

The simple fact is that federal workers are not entitled to live in D.C. and there are thousands upon thousands of others throughout the heartland already. If your lifestyle desires include living in a metropolis and paying $2K a month for a loft, that’s fine, but it’s not the taxpayer’s job to provide that for you.

There is simply no logical reason that so many federal departments need to be located in a city as expensive as Washington D.C. while being so far away from the industries they are involved in. Yes, there’s some farming in VA and Maryland, but nowhere near the amount in the South and Midwest. In this case, it’s just two research facilities.

This entire protest also comes off as nakedly elitist. It’s as if their lives are over because they might have to survive among the rubes outside of the North East corridor. Kansas City is not a 3rd world country. They’ve got internet, those color TV gadgets, and I even hear cars are thing there now.

All over the country, relocation at the behest of an employer is reality for private employees. You know what would happen if they turned their backs like this on their boss? They’d get fired. Time for these people to grow up. Be a team player or go find another job. That’s the beauty of living in a free country. You’ve got choices.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post Agriculture Dept. Employees Are Really Upset They Might Have to Live Among the Rubes in Flyover Country appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group hillary-supporter-screaming-SCREENSHOT-300x168 Agriculture Dept. Employees Are Really Upset They Might Have to Live Among the Rubes in Flyover Country washington D.C. spoiled Sonny Perdue Relocation Makes Sense Logical Kansas City Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story entitled Department of Agriculture democrats Cost Savings   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Someone at ‘Wired’ Has Daddy Issues

Father’s Day is coming up and Wired wants you to know there are some cool gifts out there. On Thursday the tech publication posted a story on some gift options for Dad and the story itself was pretty standard. Indeed, there are some cool gifts out there for Father’s Day.

Sadly, whomever runs the Wired social media account has some serious daddy issues. In a bizarre tweet, the company shared the story accompanied by some…buzz-killing commentary.

 

…..uh…awkward.

I was abandoned by my own father before I was born. I’ve had my own daddy issues in my life but it would never occur to me to view everyone else’s dad through that same lens. This tweet is filled with a weird bitterness that is simultaneously amusing and sad.

Not everyone needs to know you hate your dad, Karen.

Of course, Twitter weighed in.

 

What an odd placement for such a tweet.  The story itself is light and Father’s Day is a celebration.  Nothing kills the celebration of the family patriarch like a random Debbie Downer.

It reminds me of the time (many years ago) when I was sitting with a group of coworkers at lunch and we were all sharing our funny stories of family vacations and road trips. Out of the blue one gentleman in the group interrupted the laughter to tell us about the time his dad tried to drive their whole family off a city bridge in a bout of deep depression.

Moving story, but it definitely killed the conversation. Talk about daddy issues!

Not to say that you can’t express traumatic experiences but there is a time and a place. It certainly isn’t in a casual social situation with people you barely know and it most definitely is not when you’re trying to get people to click on your light-hearted story about gifts for dad.

I suspect Wired’s audience skews male, so it seems equally perplexing that they would let such a gender-based blanket insult stand. Particularly when you’re trying to help sell the products in the piece.

Anyway, here’s hoping Karen (or whoever) gets some help. We’re rooting for ya, girl!

 

The post Someone at ‘Wired’ Has Daddy Issues appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group wired-300x210 Someone at ‘Wired’ Has Daddy Issues Wired tweet Front Page Stories Featured Story Father's Day daddy issues Culture   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Video Surfaces Showing Joe Biden Saying Abortion Is Not a Right, Leaves a Gaping Hole In His Left Flank

Westlake Legal Group joe-biden-caricature-620x443 Video Surfaces Showing Joe Biden Saying Abortion Is Not a Right, Leaves a Gaping Hole In His Left Flank Politics Not a Right kfile Joe Biden immoral Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story evil Elizabeth Warren DESTROYED democrats Democrat primary CNN Bernie Sanders Abortion 2020 Race

Joe Biden-Caricature by DonkeyHotey, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

To normal people who don’t view abortion as a righteous sacrifice, this is a good thing. But to the left-wing base of the Democrat primary, this could be pretty bad news for Biden.

A video from 2006 has surfaced, dug up by CNN, that shows Biden not only personally opposing abortion, but has him specifically saying it’s not a right.

“I’m a little bit of an odd man out in my party,” Biden said. “I do not vote for funding for abortion. I voted against partial birth abortion — to limit it — and I vote for no restrictions on a woman’s right to be able to have an abortion under Roe v. Wade. And, so I am — I made everybody angry. I made the right-to-life people angry because I won’t support a constitutional amendment or limitations on a woman’s right to exercise her constitutional right as defined by Roe v. Wade. And I’ve made the groups — the women’s groups and others — very angry because I won’t support public funding and I won’t support partial birth abortion.”

Biden also said he would have difficulty navigating the issue in a Democratic presidential field.

“It’s going to be very difficult,” Biden said. “I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I think it’s always a tragedy, and I think that it should be rare and safe, and I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions. There ought to be able to have a common ground and consensus as to do that.”

I, for one, completely agree with Mr. Biden here. Abortion is not a choice or right and should not be treated as such. It’s the taking of innocent life and that’s a tragedy. We should absolutely do everything we can to limit and eventually eliminate it (outside of medical emergencies).

The problem is that no one in the Democrat party thinks that way today. At least not on the national stage.

Of course, Biden has thoroughly flip-flopped on the issue in the past week because he’s your typical listless, dumpster fire of a politician who will say or do anything to get elected. A little over ten years ago, he didn’t even think abortion is a right. Today, he’s saying U.S. taxpayers should pay for it. Try to make sense of that.

CNN and other outlets reporting the video are doing their best to downplay it, describing Biden’s about face as an “evolution.” The mainstream press do not want the former VP to be damaged because he is the preferred candidate of the more “moderate” liberal talking heads. Dig deeper into the left-wing press though and things start to get sketchier. HuffPost, for example, wrote a piece today about his “shaky record on reproductive rights,” which is typical Orwellian speak for killing babies in the womb.

Here’s why this matters.

Right now, Biden is in hiding. He pops his head out every few weeks and gives a low energy speech that he barely manages to remain lucid for. But pretty soon, he’s going to be taking punches from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on this issue. Anyone think they won’t go hard at Biden over once saying abortion isn’t a right? They are going to absolutely destroy him because the current Democrat primary field is rabidly, disgustingly pro-abortion up until the moment of birth (and perhaps beyond if you could ever get a straight answer on failed abortions).

Biden better enjoy the calm while it lasts because he can’t run from his record. The left-wing wants blood and they are going to get it when the debate season starts.

————————————————-

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post Video Surfaces Showing Joe Biden Saying Abortion Is Not a Right, Leaves a Gaping Hole In His Left Flank appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group media.townhall-8-300x153 Video Surfaces Showing Joe Biden Saying Abortion Is Not a Right, Leaves a Gaping Hole In His Left Flank Politics Not a Right kfile Joe Biden immoral Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story evil Elizabeth Warren DESTROYED democrats Democrat primary CNN Bernie Sanders Abortion 2020 Race   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Chilling: Transgender Activist Lays Ground Rules for What ‘She’ Considers Allowable and Unallowable Speech

Westlake Legal Group CharlotteClymerHRC-620x345 Chilling: Transgender Activist Lays Ground Rules for What ‘She’ Considers Allowable and Unallowable Speech washington D.C. transgender shutuppery Politics North Carolina LGBTQ LGBT Human Rights Campaign Front Page Stories Front Page First Amendment Feminism Featured Story Featured Post democrats Culture Allow Media Exception

Human Rights Campaign spokesperson Charlotte Clymer. Screen grab via CBS This Morning.

It’s another day of the week that ends in “day”, and another day where a transgender woman believes they have the authority to set the ground rules on what is and is not allowable speech.

Today’s example is Charlotte Clymer, spokesperson for the progressive bullying organization better known as the Human Rights Campaign.

Chris Field from The Blaze sets the scene for how it all started:

Clymer set people off with this tweet (allegedly in response to recent statements by anti-vaccination advocates):

Now, many people (mostly conservatives — including me) initially believed that Clymer was referring to disagreements over beliefs on LGTBQ issues.

[…]

However, NOTHING in Clymer’s initial tweet said anything about vaccinations, and Clymer has a record of being an unreserved (and crude) trans advocate. So critics of the anti-free speech tweet had every reason to assume Clymer was pushing the typical left-wing propaganda.

Oh there’s zero question that that’s what Clymer was doing, as other tweets that came from her later made clear, like these:

Now, for most people who don’t have their heads stuck up their [word that rhymes with “molasses”],”hate speech” would be defined as something deliberately obscene or vulgar that may or may not have explicitly communicated a threat of physical harm. Like “I hope somebody rapes you so you can see what it’s like”, or “You should have been aborted” or “You’re a piece of Nazi trailer-trash.”

Examples of what could be considered expressly violent speech are “I’m gonna find you and hurt you” or “Better hope you’re never caught walking outside alone.” Things like that.

But in the eyes of the Charlotte Clymers of the world, any speech they find “offensive” is considered “hate speech.” That includes mere political disagreement, calling a transgender woman a man, advocating for a woman’s right to safe spaces in bathrooms, locker rooms, fitting rooms and the like, and/or going on record as stating you find it unfair that transgender women are allowed to compete in women’s sports.

People who don’t cotton to the radical transgender dogma – in particular biological women who are in positions of influence and/or power – suddenly become Public Enemy Number 1, and they must be named and shamed, burned in the social media public square, and exiled into obscurity.

And when you ask transgender activists for detailed specifics on what defines “hate speech” and what doesn’t, they oftentimes won’t answer:

As of this writing, Clymer has not answered those questions.

Clymer, of course, is not alone in this regard. Conservatives frequently find themselves on the receiving end of charges that they are “inciting violence” for the mere act of criticizing a Democratic politician, especially when that politician is a “progressive woman of color.”

In the end, these are all shutuppery tactics brought to you by the modern Democratic party and their activist allies on the left. These people have rarely met a Republican or conservative whose opinion they didn’t find “offensive” in some way, shape, or form.

So much for that whole “diversity” in thought thing, right? You will be made to conform – or else.

Related –>> Pot, Meet Kettle: Transgender Women’s Cycling Champ Who Bullies Female Sports Figures Condemns “Toxic Masculinity”

————————
—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

The post Chilling: Transgender Activist Lays Ground Rules for What ‘She’ Considers Allowable and Unallowable Speech appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group CharlotteClymerHRC-300x167 Chilling: Transgender Activist Lays Ground Rules for What ‘She’ Considers Allowable and Unallowable Speech washington D.C. transgender shutuppery Politics North Carolina LGBTQ LGBT Human Rights Campaign Front Page Stories Front Page First Amendment Feminism Featured Story Featured Post democrats Culture Allow Media Exception   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Pompeo Confirms U.S. Intelligence Points To Iran Attacking Oil Tankers

Westlake Legal Group mike-pompeo-presser-nk-300x170 Pompeo Confirms U.S. Intelligence Points To Iran Attacking Oil Tankers white house washington D.C. War Social Media Patrick Shanahan Morning Briefing Mike Pompeo Middle East International Affairs Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post donald trump Congress CNN Allow Media Exception 2019

Two oil tankers traveling in the Persian Gulf out of the Straits of Hormuz were attacker earlier today and The United States believes it was by Iran.  According to CNN

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the assessment was based on intelligence, but offered no evidence to support his claim.

“It is the assessment by the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today,” Pompeo said in specially scheduled remarks at the State Department Thursday, as investigations into the attacks were beginning.

“This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication,” Pompeo said.

This comes on the heels of 4 tankers being attacked in May by the same method. Magnetic mines being attached to the hulls of the ship.

The timing of the attack seems odd being Japanese Prime Minister Abe is in Tehran for talks with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Why in the world would the Iranians attack a ship bound for Japan when their head of state is visiting? Why would the Iranians attack any ship going through the Gulf?

Mostly because they think this makes them players on the world stage They have done this in the past when they want to show how tough they think they are when they are not getting their way on the international stage. The United States will have to do what it has done before, beef up our patrols in the area to make sure ships can travel safely through.

The other option, of course, is that we reenter into the disaster that was the Obama-Iran deal which gave the Ayatollah a ton of cash and gave us assurances ( wink wink) that they would not build a nuke for ten years. Could have been for ten months but John Kerry won’t tell us the details.

That Trump decided to pull America out of the Obama deal might be having a bigger impact than we have been lead to believe on the Iranians. If they decide this is the route they want to pursue that won’t end well for them.

Check out my other posts here on Red State and my podcast Bourbon On The Rocks plus like Bourbon On The Rocks on Facebook and follow me on the twitters at IRISHDUKE2 

The post Pompeo Confirms U.S. Intelligence Points To Iran Attacking Oil Tankers appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group mike-pompeo-presser-nk-300x170 Pompeo Confirms U.S. Intelligence Points To Iran Attacking Oil Tankers white house washington D.C. War Social Media Patrick Shanahan Morning Briefing Mike Pompeo Middle East International Affairs Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post donald trump Congress CNN Allow Media Exception 2019   Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com