Jun 30 2015

America’s favorite fast food chain is…

Not everyone likes Chick-fil-A’s politics, but they sure seem to like the food.

It’s the highest ranking fast food restaurant in the U.S. for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015.

The chicken restaurant was the subject of controversy and protests a few years ago after its CEO made remarks that offended the LGBT community.

But that hasn’t stopped fans from flocking to its restaurants, and giving it high marks for customer experience.

“It is laser focused on a particular product,” said Forrest Morgeson, director of research at ACSI. “It focuses on one thing and does it exceptionally well … and that is chicken sandwiches.”

This is Chick-fil-A’s debut on the list and its score is the highest ever achieved in the category.

Read more at CNN Money

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Jun 30 2015

Causes of Mass Shootings…


Jun 30 2015

Purple Heart veteran with PTSD denied bus ride over service dog

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A United States veteran who served four combat tours and was awarded a Purple Heart was denied a ride on a New Jersey bus due to his service dog.

Daniel Wright, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 11 years in the Marines and Army, says the driver of a New Jersey Transit bus slammed the door on him and pit bull Tank, his registered service dog, when they tried to board last week.

“I was just trying to come home from school,” Wright, a retired staff sergeant, told “Fox & Friends” Monday.

Wright said the driver told him “no dogs on the bus,” and said he was afraid of the dog and that Tank needed a muzzle before he could ride. Despite Wright showing Tank’s collar and vest, which say US Army Service Dog, the driver slammed the door closed.

Read more at FoxNews.com

Jun 30 2015

Comforting Lies…


Jun 30 2015

Some people have a really odd definition of “love”…


Jun 30 2015

[video] Should Marriage be Limited to One Man and One Woman?

Watch this video and find out exactly why the government must not and cannot redefine marriage. This is not just a biblical argument but also a social argument!

Jun 30 2015

Defense Systems…


Jun 30 2015

Liberals and the Constitution…


Jun 30 2015

Howard Kurtz: From gay marriage to Confederate flag, how the media are turning intolerant

In a time of rapid social upheaval, too many Americans find themselves  marginalized by the media.

What they believed yesterday is no longer acceptable today. The world that they knew is crumbling. And for many of these folks, the mainstream media are on the other side.

And this is a problem, one that strikes at the core of the news business and its claim to fairness.

If you are an American who is opposed to gay marriage or respects the Confederate flag, you barely see yourself reflected in the coverage. The message is that you are clueless, out of touch, a lost cause. And in some quarters it’s worse: that you are a bigot, a homophobe and a racist.

This even applies to the laudatory coverage of Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner, or Pope Francis’ call to arms against climate change. The world is spinning out of control, as some see it, and the media are redefining the rules.

Read more at FoxNews.com

Jun 30 2015

Yeah, that’ll work…


Jun 30 2015

Another example we can follow…


Jun 30 2015

Liberal Justices Complain Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, Even Though It’s in the Constitution

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Two Supreme Court justices made the case against the constitutionality of the death penalty Monday, even though it is specifically named in the U.S. Constitution.

Justice Stephen Breyer disagreed with the five justices who ruled today that a particular means of administering the death penalty by lethal injection is constitutional. “I believe it highly likely that the death penalty violates the Eighth Amendment,” he wrote in a dissent that was joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Justice Antonin Scalia was appalled. “It is impossible to hold unconstitutional that which the Constitution explicitly contemplates,” he replied. “The Fifth Amendment provides that ‘[n]o person shall be held to answer for a capital . . . crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,’ and that no person shall be ‘deprived of life . . . without due process of law.’”

Breyer’s willingness to invoke the Eighth Amendment as “the relevant legal standard” in the death penalty case despite the more explicit text of the Fifth Amendment, apparently struck Scalia as a fitting demonstration of his liberal colleagues’ jurisprudence. “Capital punishment presents moral questions that philosophers, theologians, and statesmen have grappled with for millennia,” he wrote. “The Framers of our Constitution disagreed bitterly on the matter. For that reason, they handled it the same way they handled many other controversial issues: they left it to the People to decide. By arrogating to himself the power to overturn that decision, Justice Breyer does not just reject the death penalty, he rejects the Enlightenment.”

Read more at the National Review

Jun 30 2015

The President’s Tools…


Jun 30 2015

Liberal Hypocrisy: Then and now…


Jun 30 2015

6 black churches have burned in last 7 days

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The FBI is investigating whether a spate of fires at predominantly black churches in the last seven days are more than coincidence.

The fires have occurred in five states – Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio.

Three of the fires have been confirmed as arson, with the rest still under investigation.

The fires began Monday, June 22, when someone stacked bales of hay against the door of  Seventh Day Adventist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., and lit them. The most recent fire was Saturday, in Elyria, Ohio.

Investigators say there is no evidence that the fires are related, or that a hate crime has taken place.

Read more at Tulsa’s Fox23

Since it’s only Christians, it can’t be hate crimes, right?

Jun 30 2015

Oh, and while you’re at it…


Jun 30 2015

The Example Liberals Have Set…


Jun 30 2015

What was lost with Obergefell

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Last Friday’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges represents the culmination of a perfectly executed public-relations campaign.

It is impossible not to be impressed by what this activist-driven effort accomplished—I mean in real terms, not the unserious victory slogans of the campaign itself.

In no particular order, it:

1. Successfully and fundamentally transformed the definition of “marriage,” and did so in a way that portrayed efforts to preserve traditional marriage as the novelty, rather than as the millennia-old status quo.

2. Successfully convinced a critical mass of the public that there is only one side in this debate, despite the fact that the side claiming the monopoly had only existed in any meaningful form for perhaps 20 years.

3. Successfully convinced a critical mass of the public that race and sexual orientation are directly analogous.

4. Successfully convinced a critical mass of the public (and jurists) that there is no possible argument against gay marriage—to the point where federal judges found that not permitting same-sex marriage is definitionally irrational, and had prominent left-leaning outlets calling the dissents simply “crazy.”

5. Successfully branded opponents as simple “bigots” for daring to hold a different view on a live political issue, going so far as to take punitive action against those who did not adopt the “correct” viewpoint.

6. Successfully portrayed the battle as, literally, love versus hate.

7. Successfully accomplished all of the above in about a decade.

The magnitude of it is staggering.

Agree or disagree with the result, the sheer, total dominance with which their opposition was dealt defeat after defeat, constantly being depicted as evil and intellectually bankrupt—even when most of the public was still in favor of traditional marriage—is incredible.

How did this happen?

Briefly: Narcissism by those terrified of being on the dreaded “wrong side of history,” a relentless emphasis on effective emotional appeals and feelings as a basis for law, and a tireless media that was the movement’s greatest ally framing the debate in terms favorable to the non-traditional side.

It’s that last feature that is particularly fascinating.

The great failure of the modern media is its inability to distinguish for its audience between ideological arguments and judicial arguments.  Many rank-and-file journos don’t have the requisite skill or education to explain those distinctions.  Those who possess that ability are not particularly inclined to use it, because to do so would undermine the possibility that their preferred outcome would become reality (as it did today).

To most SSM advocates, the “how” didn’t matter.  They focus only on ends, not means.

Read more at TheAxisOfEgo.com

Jun 30 2015

An actual text conversation with a group protesting for $15 minimum wage…


Jun 30 2015

One really important point…


Jun 29 2015

Alito Warns: Defenders of Traditional Marriage Now Risk Being Treated as Bigots by Governments, Employers, Schools

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In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage is a right, Justice Samuel Alito said the court had falsely likened opposition to same-sex marriage to racism and that its decision “will be used to vilify Americans unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.”

Alito warned that in the wake of the court’s ruling, Americans who dare to publicly express views in favor the traditional understanding that marriage is between a man and a woman will risk recrimination.

“I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools,” Alito wrote.

“By imposing its own views on the entire country,” he said, “the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas.”

Read more at CNSNews.com

Jun 29 2015

There’s a higher court…


Jun 29 2015

Way Back Archives: Spot the Terrorist…