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Wilson High School School Bans Pro-life Posters, Allows Pro-Gay Posters, Claims Thomas More Society

You might have guessed it, a public school banned students from putting up Pro-Life posters.  But, pro-gay groups were allowed.  The Thomas More Center states that this seems to reflect a pattern of discrimination. Here is more from them… Wilson High School Discriminates Against Pro-Life Student Group February 19th, 2014 by Thomas More Society Thomas More Society and Students for Life of America call on school administration to respect students’ constitutional rights (February 19, 2014 – Tacoma, Washington) Wilson High School of Tacoma, WA, has received a letter from the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, demanding […]

Will Fox Again be Targeted by the Obama Administration?

If you recall, right after Obama was elected, the new administration declared the Fox News was not a news network, and sought to exclude them from anything in the new administration.  Of course, Fox covers stories that the rest of the networks refuse to cover.   That, and they refuse to lie for team Obama.  Given that history, and other, more recent events, and you’ll agree with Wyblog’s assessment of the situation… Will the FCC shut down Fox News now that Obama has blamed them for all his problems? It’s not without precedent. Obama has gone out of his way to […]

Free Speech Denied the Most on an University Campus?

How important is free speech?  And, how little of it is actually possible on a university campus?  This video explains the situation… H/T:  Always on Watch

Court Finds That Bloggers Have Same Rights as Journalists: Important Repercussions

Progressives, or as I like to call them, regressives, no matter of which party, hate the fact that new media is threatening their information monopoly.  Bloggers are among their chief targets. John Kerry notes a few months ago… Steve, from America’s Watchtower, has more… Yesterday at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil John Kerry said the following: I’m a student of history, and I love to go back and read a particularly great book like [Henry] Kissinger’s book about diplomacy where you think about the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the balance of power and how difficult it was for countries to advance their interests […]

@JanaEschbach Interviews Smith Family Regarding #FreeKate Revelations, Supporters Still Trying Silence Truth Tellers

Jana Eschbach, reporter from CBS12, interviewed the Smith family regarding the new #FreeKate information that has been revealed at the Conservative Hideout, The Other McCain, The American Spectator, and Viral Read.  When Jeanette Runyon filed her FOIA request, she enabled this new information to be discussed at all levels of the media.  Here are some excerpts from the CBS12 interview… Tonight in this CBS 12 exclusive, the victim’s family in this case separates the truth from the rumors.   The rumor: The Smiths turned Kate Hunt into police when she turned 18 because she had a gay relationship with their […]

Shutuppery and You, Why the Left Wants to Silence You, Plus #FreeKate Relevancy

In a recent post, R.S. McCain went over the fine liberal tradition of  Shutuppery… Lady Liberty is a blogger, but she is also a mother worried about her children. Greg Flynn (an editor at the left-wing blog BlueNC.com, a former employee of the state department of education and a Democrat Party activist) apparently decided that identifying Lady Liberty by name would be a good way to shut her up, exposing her family to harassment from his radical Democrat allies. Every conservative in North Carolina — no, by God, every conservative in America — should be mad as hell about Greg […]

Senator Feintein’s Attack on Free Speech

I guess, if she wants to wipe out the Second Amendment, show might as well go after the First as well, right? I have often said that liberals don’t necessarily ban something outright, they just make it a practical impossibility to practice said right.  That appears to be what Diane Feinstein (Douche-Nozzle, California) is up to.  Here is some video via Gateway Pundit… OK, here is the my take… 1.  According to Feinstein, the only people protected by the law are “legitimate journalists.” How much you want to bet only people that tow the regressive line will be recognized?  It […]

8th Grader Suspended and Arrested for NRA T-Shirt

When liberals run schools, there subject the children to, among other things, “tolerance and diversity.”  Now, the irony of “tolerance diversity” is that it only extends to those that agree 100% with the regressive agenda.  If you have an opinion that differs one iota from the regressive line?  Well, then to forces of “tolerance and diversity” become rather intolerant.  Just ask Jared Marcum.  He is an eighth grade student, whose school did not like his NRA t-shirt, so they had him arrested and suspended when he refused to change it.  WOWK has more… WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, […]

Massive Projection on Display: Democrat Hank Johnson Wants to Limit Free Speech

We like to say that you always know what the Democrats are up to based on what they accuse everyone else of doing.  Here’s Hank Johnson, a Democratic Congress critter, on why he thinks free speech is a terrible thing… OK, let’s look at some points here… “They control the patterns of thinking,” said Johnson. “They control the media. They control the messages that you get. So, you are being taught to hate your government – don’t want government, but keep your hands off of my Medicare by the way. I mean, we are all confused people and we’re poking fingers at […]

New York vs First Amendment: Seeks to Make it Easier for Leftist Goons to Target Critics by Banning Anonymous Speech

From the Federalist Papers, to the Internet today, anonymous political speech has been a mainstay of political discourse in the US.  It is frankly needed, as there is often negative consequences to speaking out against the status quo.  And, in other countries, the results can be somewhat terminal.  Since it is difficult to track down, harrass,  intimidate, beat, or even kill anonymous speakers, the NY State Legislature has decide to ban it.  David Kravets, at Wired, has more… Did you hear the one about the New York state lawmakers who forgot about the First Amendment in the name of combating cyberbullying and “baseless […]

Limbaugh Advertiser to Liberals: Bring it!

I’ve said, quite a few times, that while the leftists have an impressive punch, their play book is paper thin.  They do the typical astroturf email and phone harassment campaigns, send in thugs by the busload, and do the typical harassment of children, employers, and business associates.  However, in reality, they are very small, yet highly organized.  They count on being far more noisy than their actual influence would indicate.  In other words, they make a ton of noise, but it’s just that-noise.  Then, if one buys into the “fact” that the protesters actually represent anything more than the Democratic party, they give in, and the […]

While we were distracted did we lose free speech? (H.R. 347)

While we were being distracted by the Sandra Fluke-Rush Limbaugh debacle last week somehow we lost some more of our liberties; liberties that are protected by OUR constitution. This time the target is free speech. Yes you heard right we may have lost our ability to express ourselves through the act of protesting the government and it sneaked in right under our radar.  Yesterday morning while I was getting ready for work I caught Judge Napolitano on Fox and Friends talking about how last week President Obama had signed into law H.R. 347. Below is the Fox and Friends clip of this interview. How I missed this, […]

“Tolerance and Diversity” on Display: Biblical Stance on Homosexuality Bullying?

Ah, the left.  They live in a land of duckies and bunnies, with unicorns that fart rainbows.  And, if you ask them, they are by far the most tolerant, diverse, and loving people in all of the world…unless, that is, you disagree with them.  For those that have a different point of view, or have the audacity to engage in dissent, all pretenses of “tolerance” disappears.  Dissenters are ridiculed, accused, accosted, punished, and sometimes physically attacked.  For, you see, tolerance is a one way street for our liberal friends.  For the latest example of this “tolerance,” we have to look at the […]

An Interesting SOPA Video

The republican Mother posted this video the other day.  Give it a look, and let me know what you think. I know, the presentation is about one lithium dose from a normal pace, but the guy makes some good points.

Same old ChiComs: Blogger Jailed for Criticizing Regime, Social Networks Lose Anonymity

So, it seems that it still a pretty bad idea to criticize the ChiComs via a blog… Turns out China is a tyranny where criticism of the government can result in aprison sentence: A Chinese court has handed down a 10-year jail sentence to Chen Xi, the second dissident in four days to be convicted of inciting subversion through online essays… The intermediate people’s court in Guiyang, in south-west China’s Guizhou region, tried Chen Xi, 57, on charges linked to more than 30 political essays he published online. “The judge said this was a major crime that had a malign impact,” his […]

SOPA and the Blogger: Potential for Censorship?

There has been a great deal of debate going on about the Stop Online Piracy Act.  Some think it’s a massive threat to on-line freedom, and others consider it much ado about nothing. For the side critical SOPA, here are some points from the Heritage Foundation: Lawsuits Authorized   As it is currently drafted, this is how SOPA would work: First, it allows the U.S. Attorney General, as well as individual intellectual property holders, to sue allegedly infringing sites in court. The site would have to be proven to be a foreign site “directed towards” the U.S. and that it would […]

A Tale of Two Stories: Lowes not Advertising on “All-American Muslim,” is bad, but Boycotting Glenn Beck was Perfectly OK

In another not-at-all shocking example of a double standard, Lowes is taking some heat for choosing not to advertise on the TLC show, “All-American Muslim.”  The Blaze has some coverage here… Hardware retail giant Lowe’s has pulled its commercials from all future episodes of TLC’s reality TV show “All-American Muslim,” the chain said this week. The conservative Florida Family Association has been leading a campaign to get retailers to pull their advertisements from the show. On Tuesday, it posted an email from a Lowe‘s representative who said Lowe’s will no longer be advertising during “All-American Muslim,” which chronicles the lives of several Muslim-American families living […]

The Utility of Free Speech Redux

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If you read the recent post, From The Front Lines of the Culture Wars: Student Disciplined for Thinking Homosexuality is Wrong, you would have seen an interesting exchange between Harrison, of  Capitol Commentary, and myself.  While we happen to disagree on that topic, I consider him to be a good blogger, who often asks us to question some core beliefs.  Our exchange reminded me of the following, which was originally posted on September 29, 2009.   As we all know, freedom of speech is under attack.  Mark Lloyd proposes to replace privately owned media with a government approved and moderated PBS.  Cass Sustein and Henry Waxman have […]

Obama Attempts to Protect Progressive Narrative: Launches "Attack Watch" UPDATED

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Well then, talk about shades of the ObamaCare “snitch line!”  The Obamaites  have now launched “Attack Watch,”  a site for loyal useful idiots to turn in their friends, neighbors, and family members for “counter-revolutionary activities,”  like believing in individual  freedom, and other crazy notions.  Apparently, there is far too much truth going on out there, and something must be done about it, ammitrite?  At any rate, I did report myself.  We’ll see if there is a sudden influx of paid trolls.  That might just be fun! On a serious note, informing on your neighbors…where have we heard that before?  Where did that happen, and what  was […]

Fairness Doctrine Officially Dead: Why That Means Absolutely Nothing

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Yesterday, the FCC officially killed the fairness doctrine.  While it hadn’t been enforced since the late 80′s, the left would occasionally state the desire to resurrect it, and the right always feared it.  Here is coverage from The Blaze… The last nail was finally driven into the Fairness Doctrine’s coffin when the FCC eliminated more than 80 media industry rules, ending the obsolete post WWII-era regulation. The doctrine, that sought to ensure inclusiveness of different viewpoints broadcast on the airwaves, was officially erased by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Monday. Conservative critics of the Fairness Doctrine believed the rule violated broadcasters’ rights to free speech and […]

In Case You Never Really Knew What the Fairness Doctrine was all About…

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Conservatives have long stated that the “fairness doctrine” was nothing more than a means to stifle debate on the airwaves.  And, in fact, with the doctrine in place-no one dared state too many “unliberal” opinions without getting complaints from liberal groups, threatening to have their FCC license yanked.  The result was one sided news. Once the doctrine was removed under the Reagan administration, talk radio flourished, and is a dominating force today.  This has lead to the dissemination of Conservative ideas to millions of Americans.  The ideas of individual freedom, free markets, personal responsibility, as well as the ability to […]

More Censorship: Senate Considers Bill to Make Embedding Videos a Felony

As we have discussed many times, all totalitarian systems seek to control the free flow of information.  If people are able to communicate freely, the statists lose control of the population.  After all, if people can point out the failures of the “system,” and discuss alternate solutions or forms of government, the statists have an increasingly difficult time controlling the narrative, and, in the end, the people.  After all, they can’t have the sheeple having independent thoughts out there, can they? The MSM tries to not report stories, or distort them, but their efforts to promote the leftist narrative are often […]

"Tolerant" Lefties do not "Tolerate" Free Speech

Conservative bloggers, radio hosts, and TV personalities have been pointing out something for a long time now; that the “tolerant” left does not “tolerate” anyone who disagrees with them. For the latest example of that “inconvenient truth,” here is a video, via the Daley Gator. Just remember folks, that “tolerance” means that the left only tolerates people that agree with them.  If you aren’t “approved,” it’s perfectly OK to violate your rights.

University Alert: Tolerance and Diversity on Display

If you are a regular reader here, you already know that the left’s spouting of the terms; “tolerance” and “diversity” are utter hypocrisy.   They are only “tolerant” of those  that agree with them.  If you do not, you might be subjected to a number of intimidation and disruption tactics.  After all, in the “tolerant” university environment, dissent cannot be tolerated. For the latest example, here is a video I saw at Campus Reform… Is this consistent with the American tradition of free speech, or is this historically similar to other movements in history? I’d invite people to look that […]

Biden Staffer Confines Pool Reporter in Closet: How will the MSM React?

When the administration promised to be the most “transparent” ever, they should have consulted Webster’s.  I think the work they were looking for was “opaque.” Case in point: this from the Drudge Report… Staffers with Vice President Joe Biden confined an ORLANDO SENTINEL reporter in a closet this week to keep him from mingling with high-powered guests gathered for a Dem fundraiser. Reporter Scott Powers was the designated “pool reporter” for the vice president’s Wednesday visit to the massive Winter Park, Fla., home of developer and philanthropist Alan Ginsburg. The veep hadn’t arrived yet but most of the 150 guests […]