"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Sunday, May 26, 2013

My last Town Hall Patriots Post

It is with mixed emotions I am announcing the termination of the Town Hall Patriots website. I have posted 4419 articles and videos since I started working the website, usually working seven Days a Week.

312,033 people from 128 different Countries were reached with the website.

For health and other reasons I made this decision.

Special thanks to Linda Anne Kulp (deceased), Michael from PA and Elko Mike.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Jeannie DeAngelis - Obama 'In the Morehouse'

Originally posted at American Thinker
Recently, President Obama, with Valerie Jarrett in tow, graced the podium at Morehouse College to deliver the keynote speech at the historically all-male black liberal arts institution's commencement ceremonies. Morehouse's alumni include notables such as actors/Obama bootlickers Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as non-bootlicker Herman Cain.

Without the assistance of a Marine to shield him from the rain, Obama put on his best "in the house" accent and greeted distinguished guests and 2013 graduates. Then, after talking about hair and Michelle's feelings about rain, the president bestowed dispensational entitlement "Crown Forum credits" upon students who would otherwise be ineligible to graduate without them.

Barack "You can't tell me much" Obama, newly installed as an honorary member of the elite African-American Morehouse Men intellectuals, told the group, "You can always tell a Morehouse Man -- but you can't tell him much."

With that in mind, one can't help but wonder whether the scandal-ridden Obama heard his own words when he quoted late Morehouse president Benjamin Mays, who once said, "It will not be sufficient for ... any college, for that matter, to produce clever graduates ... but rather honest men, men who can be trusted in public and private lif[e]."

As he spoke of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama proved again that he harbors deep-seated bitterness by focusing on skin color instead of the content of character. Worse than that, the president had the audacity to tie Dr. King to community organizer/Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky when he talked about how at Morehouse MLK was introduced to "the writings of Gandhi and Thoreau, and the theory of civil disobedience."

Then, just as he did in Israel, and as both he and his wife Michelle do every chance they get, Obama paraphrased the following Alinsky quote: "It is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be." Regarding Martin Luther King, Jr., the president proclaimed, "It was here that professors encouraged him to look past the world as it was and fight for the world as it should be."

Moving right along, Obama chose to transport the graduates back to a time when "Jim Crow culture told [them] every day that somehow you were inferior," and that despite their ability to pay $40K a year in tuition, "the bitter legacy of slavery and segregation" has not "vanished entirely."

Barack Obama reminded the grads that, even though "someone who looks just like [him] can somehow come to serve as president of these United States of America," or become a zillionaire like Jay-Z, Tiger Woods, and Sean "Diddy" Combs, "racism and discrimination [still] exist."

According to the president, Morehouse Men "[w]ield something even more powerful than [a] diploma ... and that's the power of ... example." Wait! The president should probably disregard the four Morehouse Men arrested earlier this month for raping a Spelman student.

Broaching job creation and blacks having to "work twice as hard," hardly working Obama covered crime- and gun-violence reduction, the security of health care, and educating children. What he didn't mention was his need to console a public school-educated child who couldn't comprehend two minus one. With plans to grant amnesty to 30 million illegals, the president saying that "subtraction is tougher than addition" suddenly makes sense.

A financially fortunate Barack Obama certainly enjoys an extravagant lifestyle and thinks nothing of spending oodles of taxpayer money. Yet he still ridiculed "fancy jobs ... nice houses[,] and the nice cars."

Prefacing his traditional put-down of success, the president said, "[N]o one expects you to take a vow of poverty." Then, following that introduction, Obama clarified: "But I will say it betrays a poverty of ambition if all you think about is what goods you can buy instead of what good you can do."

The president went on to tell the Morehouse Men: "So, yes, go get that law degree. But if you do, ask yourself if the only option is to defend the rich and the powerful, or if you can also find some time to defend the powerless" -- the latter of which being exactly what Obama chose not to do with his law degree

No Obama speech would be complete without at least one disingenuously self-deprecating aside; on this occasion, he admitted that in the past he exploited his blackness as an excuse for failure, but then confessed, "Michelle will tell you I'm not perfect. She's got a long list of my imperfections[.]" The first lady corroborated that fact a few days later in Nashville, Tennessee.

Then, champion excuse-maker Barack Obama quoted the Morehouse fraternity creed -- a credo that sounds strangely like the condition of America for the last five years: "Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness."

The president also talked about his "heroic single mom," absentee father, and being a husband and dad, and shared foretelling thoughts of what he plans to reflect upon on his deathbed. Couched in his comments about family, Obama introduced identity politics by saying, "Be the best husband to your wife, or you're [sic] your boyfriend, or your partne[r]."

Then, in a shameless attempt to marginalize and discriminate against anyone who's not a minority, homosexual, or female, he linked blacks to illegals, LGBTs, Muslims, and underpaid women. Before dredging up what it feels like to be a "marginalized ... outsider" who suffers from the "sting of discrimination," the president should have scanned the list of groups the IRS targeted for the last four years.

Nevertheless, winding down with a "House"-ful of Is, the president explained that his success didn't result from "Ivy League degrees or SAT scores or GPAs," -- none of which anyone has ever gotten so much of a glimpse of. Instead, according to Obama, his achievements hinge on his "sense of connection[,] ... empathy," and the obligation he feels to the black community as a black man proud of his http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/03/20/no-doubts-as-to-obamas-irish-ancestry-now/.

Ending his Morehouse comments, Obama said empathy made him successful because, like black men with less opportunity, without empathy, "I might have been in prison. I might have been unemployed."

Word to the wise, Mr. Obama: if the scandals continue to develop, those two "there but for the grace of God go I" scenarios you shared with the Morehouse Men may be more a prediction of what your future holds than a description of what your past might have been.

Jeannie DeAngelis

Jeannie DeAngelis writes almost exclusively for American Thinker and has been published on the conservative website Pajamas Media, as well as hosting a blog. See Jeannie's Blog
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Matt Barber - DOJ on ‘Gays’: ‘Silence Will be Interpreted as Disapproval’

Under President Obama, “justice” is anything but blind. Neither is it deaf. In fact, based on recent revelations, it appears to be watching your every move and listening to your every word. Still, if you happen to be a federal employee, now it’s even listening for your silence.

The only thing this Obama White House seems to generate is scandal. Well, here’s yet another to add to the growing list. In addition to the Benghazi cover-up, IRS targeting of political dissenters and the illegal seizure of media phone records, whistleblowers within DOJ have contacted Liberty Counsel to express grave concerns over this administration’s latest attack on freedom.

Our sources have provided Liberty Counsel an internal DOJ document titled: “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” It was emailed to DOJ managers in advance of the left’s so-called “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.”

The document is chilling. It’s riddled with directives that grossly violate – prima facie –employees’ First Amendment liberties.

Following are excerpts from the “DOJ Pride” decree. When it comes to “LGBT” employees, managers are instructed:
    “DON’T judge or remain silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.” (Italics mine)
That’s a threat.

And not even a subtle one.

Got it? For Christians and other morals-minded federal employees, it’s no longer enough to just shut up and “stay in the closet” – to live your life in silent recognition of biblical principles (which, by itself, is unlawful constraint). When it comes to mandatory celebration of homosexual and cross-dressing behaviors, “silence will be interpreted as disapproval.”

This lawless administration is now bullying federal employees – against their will – to affirm sexual behaviors that every major world religion, thousands of years of history and uncompromising human biology reject.

Somewhere, right now, George Orwell is smiling.

The directive includes a quote from a “gay” federal employee to rationalize justification: “Ideally, I’d love to hear and see support from supervisors, so it’s clear that there aren’t just policies on paper. Silence seems like disapproval. There’s still an atmosphere of LGBT issues not being appropriate for the workplace (particularly for transgender people), or that people who bring it up are trying to rock the boat.”

Of course there’s “still an atmosphere of LGBT issues not being appropriate for the workplace.” When well over half of federal employees, half the country and most of the world still acknowledge objective sexual morality (and immorality), “the workplace,” especially the federal workplace, should, at the very least, remain neutral on these highly controversial and behavior-centric issues.

Still, to borrow from self-styled “queer activist,” anti-Christian bigot and Obama buddy Dan Savage, “it gets better”:
    “DO assume that LGBT employees and their allies are listening to what you’re saying (whether in a meeting or around the proverbial water cooler) and will read what you’re writing (whether in a casual email or in a formal document), and make sure the language you use is inclusive and respectful.”
Is this the DOJ or the KGB? “[A]ssume that LGBT employees are listening …”? And what are “LGBT allies”? If you disagree with the homosexual activist political agenda, does that make you the enemy?

Yes, in any workplace, language should remain professional, but who defines what’s “inclusive”? Who decides what’s “respectful”? If asked about “LGBT issues,” for instance, can a Christian employee answer honestly: “I believe the Bible. I believe that God designed sex to be shared between husband and wife within the bonds of marriage”? Or is that grounds for termination?
Here are some more DOs:
    DO “Attend LGBT events sponsored by DOJ Pride and/or the Department, and invite (but don’t require) others to join you.” DO “Display a symbol in your office (DOJ Pride sticker, copy of this brochure, etc.) indicating that it is a ‘safe space.’”
Are you kidding? Does this administration really think it’s legal to induce managers to “attend LGBT events,” or to “display pride stickers” against their will? That’s compulsory expression. That’s viewpoint discrimination.

That’s unconstitutional.

But there’s more:
    “DO use inclusive words like ‘partner,’ ‘significant other’ or ‘spouse’ rather than gender-specific terms like ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ (for example, in invitations to office parties or when asking a new employee about his/her home life).”
Oh, brother.

Sorry. Oh, gender-neutral sibling.
    “DO use a transgender person’s chosen name and the pronoun that is consistent with the person’s self-identified gender.”
In other words, lie. Engage in corporate delusion.
    “DO deal with offensive jokes and comments forcefully and swiftly when presented with evidence that they have occurred in the workplace.” “DO communicate a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate jokes and comments, including those pertaining to a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.”
Who gets to decide what’s an “inappropriate joke [or] comment”? I thought we had a Constitution for that. It sure ain’t Big Brother Barack. Sure, I get it, it’s probably better not to start your work day with: “A lesbian, a tranny and two gays walk into a bath house …” but still, “no law … abridging the freedom of speech,” means no law. No matter how much Obama wishes it so, we don’t leave our constitutional rights at the federal workplace door.

The DOJ edict even addresses cross-dressing man woes:

“As a transgender woman [that’s a man in a skirt], I want people to understand that I’m real. I want to be recognized as the gender I really am [again, you’re a man in a skirt]. Yes, there was awkwardness with pronouns at first for folks who knew me before the transition. But it hurts when several years later people still use the wrong pronouns. And just imagine if people were constantly debating YOUR bathroom privileges. Imagine how humiliating that would be.”

Tell you what, buddy: I won’t “debate YOUR bathroom privileges” if you return to this planet. You’d better stay the heck out of the ladies room while my wife or two daughters are in there; otherwise, we have a problem. Women have an absolute right not be sexually harassed in the workplace – a right to privacy when using the facilities. To constantly worry whether a gender-confused, cross-dressing man is going to invade her privacy creates a hostile work environment.

This “DOJ Pride” directive is but the latest example of the “progressive” climate of fear and intimidation this radical Obama regime has created for Christians, conservatives and other values-oriented folks, both within and without the workplace.

I’m just glad the wheels are finally coming off.

Matt Barber

Matt Barber served as Policy Director for Cultural Issues with Concerned Women for America before joining Liberty University School of Law in 2008. In addition to his Juris Doctorate degree, Dean Barber holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Regent University and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University.

Matt Barber is a published freelance writer, many newspapers and online publications run his columns, including the Washington Examiner, Washington Times, Insight magazine, WorldNetDaily.com, TownHall.com and many others.

Matt Barber was a law enforcement officer for three years and a corporate fraud investigator for five years.

Matt Barber served twelve years in the Army National Guard, and was an undefeated professional boxer, retiring in 2004. Several times prior to turning pro, he was a state and regional Golden Gloves champion, competing in the 1992 Western Olympic Trials and winning a Gold Medal in the 1993 Police and Fire World Games.

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Alfonzo Rachel - PJTV: Pat Robertson Is Wrong about Infidelity

Pat Robertson addressed the issue of infidelity on CBN.com, and told a viewer to stop obsessing about her husband's infidelity. Robertson also seemed to argue that men are powerless to resist sexual temptation. AlfonZo Rachel thinks that Robertson is wrong. Hear why on this ZoNation.

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Allen West - Oklahoma Tornado: A Sobering Moment for the Nation

Col. Allen West discusses the impact of the Oklahoma storms and the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the state, killing dozens and injuring many more. Col. West wonders whether there is a lesson to be learned from these storms, especially for those involved in the current AP, Benghazi and IRS scandals unfolding in Washington, D.C.
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TPNN's Scottie Nell Hughes on New Privacy Concerns

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Mike Adams - How to Save Money and Promote Athletic Diversity

My University, UNC-Wilmington, needs to change its name to The University of No Competition Whatsoever. We could still use the UNCW logo but our full name would more accurately reflect our educational priorities. We already undermine economic competition by promoting Marxism. But now we are considering cutting athletic competition in order to preserve diversity spending in the midst of state budget cuts.

The local Wilmington (North Carolina) McTimes recently reported on a proposal floating through the ranks of the university administration. The following sentence summarizes the gist of the spending cuts, which are expected to save $800,000 annually:

"UNCW would no longer field teams in men's indoor track; men's cross country; men's and women's swimming and diving and softball if the university's Board of Trustees approves the Intercollegiate Athletics Review Committee's recommendations."

Many people are upset at the proposal due to the fact that the men's swimming and diving team has won 12 consecutive CAA titles. They wonder why we would cut the most successful program on campus (athletic or otherwise) while leaving failed programs intact. Their concerns are merited but they miss two other repercussions of the cuts, which will overshadow the loss of our swimming and diving team. I discuss each below:
  1. Blacks and track. We can't cut the men's track programs because most of the black male students at UNCW are on the track team. Maybe there are more black male students than I am aware of - perhaps several more are hiding in the African American Center in order to escape the racial oppression they learn about in African American Studies classes. But most black guys I see at UNCW are running around the track. We need to retain these high visibility black guys. The only other place you usually see black males is on the UNCW website - and I think some of those black guys were imported for PR purposes.
  2. Lesbians and softball. Cutting the women's softball team will kill our efforts to promote homosexual diversity. Our women's softball games attract more lesbians than an Indigo Girls concert. If we get rid of the softball program we will lose over half of our real lesbians. We'll still have a few thousand temporary lesbians but those don't count. They are only lesbians for a few years in college because of the two-to-one campus girl-to-guy ratio.
Since a campus full of white temporary lesbians does little to promote diversity, we need to keep the track and softball teams. But where will the $800,000 in spending cuts come from? Naturally, I have all the answers.

My proposed cuts are listed below in no particular order of importance:
  1. Close the Upperman African American Center. Most of the dozen or so black people we have on campus are too well-hidden. Instead of hiding from white people in a "blacks only" lounge, they should be circulating on campus with everyone else. Closing the Upperman Center will save a couple of hundred thousand a year. Plus, when our black students start to integrate with others we can take pictures of them and post them on the website. No more importing black people for PR purposes.
  2. Close the LGBTQIA Center. These guys spent way too much money last year trying to defeat Amendment One. Now that they have lost, we should shut down this office, which is really nothing more than a lobbying center for gay politics – one that occasionally sponsors a few masturbation seminars to relieve the pressure of high-stress political lobbying. The closure will save us another hundred thousand or so and help us keep the swimming and diving program afloat. After all, we should be rewarding athletic winners instead of rewarding political losers.
  3. Fire Coach Peterson immediately. Finally, we should fire our basketball coach, Buzz Peterson. He can't seem to coach basketball and stay on top of the academic performance of his players. Cutting him would get us halfway to the goal of saving $800,000 per year on our educational budget. Plus, we really don't need a coach named "Buzz" at a school that is notorious for partying.
Many would say that my savings plan has a flaw because we would need to hire another basketball coach to replace Buzz Peterson. But I disagree with that assessment. Under my plan, we would just let the basketball players coach themselves. They couldn't do much worse than they are doing right now. Plus, we'd be able to experiment with utopian society by declaring everyone on the team to be equals.

I'm sure everyone would share the ball equally under my new athletic budget reduction plan. But when your only goal is diversity and inclusion who cares about winning games anyway?

Mike Adams

Mike Adams
Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts "Womyn" On Campus.
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PJTV Trifecta - IRS - AP - Fox and Benghazi Scandals Prove the Extreme Corruption of the Obama Administration

Trifecta told you so. The AP, Fox News, IRS, Fast & Furious and Benghazi scandals prove that the Obama Administration has brought Chicago style politics to the nation's capital. If the culpable parties in the Obama Administration escape prosecution, will the intimidation of President Obama's enemies continue unabated? Find out.

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