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Two supporters of the anti-American flag resolution at the University of California-Irvine said their illegal immigrant constituents demanded Old Glory be removed from the common area.
Illegal immigrants can attend California state schools on the taxpayer’s dime.
Here‘s the student newspaper of the University of California-Irvine.
Khaalidah Sidney, humanities representative and co-author of the legislation, said that the flag served as a reminder for her DREAMer friends of their constant battle of obtaining citizenship.
Representative Naty Rico, at-large representative and a member of the international students committee, said that the issue was a concern for her constituents as well.
MARCH 9, 2015 | 4:47 PM|
It took awhile, but it appears people are coming around to the fact that even though Hillary Clinton is trying to position herself as a defender of women’s rights, she really is no champion.
Two weeks ago, Hillary revealed that her presumed 2016 presidential campaign would be based on the fact that she is a woman. Almost no one seemed to notice.
Now, after three weeks of bad headlines involving donations from foreign governments with abysmal human rights records, gender pay gaps and an e-mail scandal, some in the media appear to be second-guessing her woman card credentials.
Amy Chozick of the New York Times published an article that appeared online Sunday titled “Hillary Clinton faces test of record as women’s advocate.” Her point is that as Clinton tries to “reintroduce” herself to voters as a champion of women’s rights, her namesake foundation takes money from foreign governments that deny women basic human rights.
Saudi Arabia, for example, has given the Clinton Foundation $10 million since 2001. In 2011, the State Department — still under Hillary —denounced Saudi Arabia for its “lack of equal rights for women and children.” As Chozick noted, common abuses against women in Saudi Arabia include “violence against women, human trafficking and gender discrimination.”
I know the Left will say all those things are problems in America as well, but not in the same way. The government and culture do not institutionalize such discrimination here in America the way Saudi Arabia does.
On the same day Chozick published her article, the GOP posted a research documenthighlighting other abuses from the countries that have given the Clinton Foundation money. Linking to various human rights reports dealing with Qatar, the document points out that the nation, which also gave the Clinton Foundation money, does not give women equal allowances for transportation, housing and subsistence.
Kuwait, another country that donated to the Clinton Foundation, does not give all women equal rights to property under the law and follows the oppressive Sharia Law when it comes to women’s rights. Oman, which also donated, has different standards for men and women when it comes to housing loans, which leads to fewer approvals for women. Similarly, Algeria discriminates against women in inheritance claims.
When asked how a President Hillary Clinton would be able to take a 3 a.m. phone call (a campaign point she made against President Obama’s inexperience in 2008) from one of these countries that gave her foundation millions, her spokesman only said “all set here.”
Seth Mandel, writing for Commentary Magazine, used Chozick’s article as a jumping off point forhis own, titled “Hillary’s undeserved reputation as a champion of women is imploding.” In it, Mandel argues that Hillary was expecting “unadulterated adulation” as a women’s advocate, but finds herself buried in women’s issue scandals.
But the donation scandal noted by Chozick and Mandel is only the latest in a long history of Hillary’s failure to stand up for women. As I wrote two weeks ago, her success is linked to her husband Bill’s political ascension and expansive political machine. One can’t say for sure, but it is highly likely there would not have been a Senator or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had she not been married to Bill Clinton throughout his political career.
Then there’s also the issue of how Hillary treated women in the 90s who accused her husband of lewd acts. She reportedly called Monica Lewinsky a “narcissistic loony toon.” She called Gennifer Flowers “trailer trash.” Other women, including Juanita Broaddrick and Connic Hamzy, accused Hillary of waging a campaign to discredit them. Kathleen Willey said she felt Hillary threatened her at a campaign event. She even reportedly tried to push the idea that George H.W. Bush was not faithful to his wife in order to take the heat off of Bill during his first presidential race in 1992.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, we can’t forget that the median salary for women in Hillary’s senate office was 72 cents to the dollar of men’s. And women at the Clinton Foundation, on average, earned 63 cents to the dollar that men earned in 2013 and held fewer leadership positions. A spokesman for the foundation assured the Washington Examiner those numbers would be different in 2014 data.
Hillary’s actions speak louder than her words. She can claim to be an advocate for women and girls around the world, but voters can see what she’s actually done: take money from governments that mistreat women, pay women less in her own office (according to the same metrics she uses to admonish the national wage gap) and call women who get in her way names and work to paint them as less than credible.
All the words in the world can’t undo those actions.
Yesterday we introduced you to the honorable Justin Harris, a proud Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, who kinda-sorta hid from the public the fact that he’d adopted two little girls out of foster care, tired of them after a year in his home, and given them to another family to raise. The other family wasn’t so great, seeing as how the new adoptive father, Eric Francis, raped the older of the girls, all of six years old. Francis had also briefly taught at the Christian daycare owned by Harris and his wife, “Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool,” and when the news of the sexual assault broke last year, that was the only connection Harris admitted publicly; the Arkansas Times broke the full story this week. It’s a horrible story, and the more we find out about Rep. Harris, the more charming he seems.
For instance, Justin Harris is a small-government conservative who likes to say that government spending never created a single job — and whose daycare business depends almost exclusively on taxpayer-subsidized tuition, as an Arkansas Times column noted in 2011:
Harris’ business operates on almost $900,000 a year and serves about 150 kids. Of that, all but about 6 percent comes in the form of state and federal dollars in a program aimed at developmentally disabled and poor children. The money provides Harris and his wife almost $60,000 a year in salary and benefits. It also covers the mortgage on his privately owned building and rent payments to the Harrises. So the government spending hawk lives on government spending, a double dip of payroll, perks and rent payments.
In addition, while Harris was pushing a bill to deny state services and in-state tuition to any Arkansas residents who couldn’t prove they were U.S. citizens or legal immigrants, Growing God’s Kingdom Preschool was happy to take government subsidies for “perhaps a dozen undocumented students among his 150 pre-schoolers” — not that undocumented kids shouldn’t get daycare, but it’s rather rich that Harris was seeking to deny benefits to some undocumented people while collecting taxpayer money for others. As columnist Max Brantley put it:
An anti-tax, anti-government-spending, anti-illegal-alien legislator is living off a government program that includes payments for kids who haven’t produced proof of citizenship.
Oh, but that’s not all.
God’s Little Acre Growing God’s Kingdom also came under fire in 2011-2012 when Americans United for the Separation of Church and State lodged a complaint against the state’s “Arkansas Better Choice” (ABC) program for granting funds to the Harrises, even though Growing God’s Kingdom explicitly advertised that it provided religious instruction, and would even turn out little evangelists. The preschool’s handbook promised parents that teachers and staff would:
“strive too [sic] ensure that your child feels the love of Jesus Christ while preparing them for Kindergarten.” The preschoolers, it continues, will be taught “the word of God” so that they can “spread the word of God to others.”
Harris insisted that it wasn’t no thing, since parents had the option of letting their kids sit out during daily prayers and Bible readings, but the ABC program later revised its guidelines to specify that no state funds could be spent on religious instruction during the school day. So Harris once again took a strict course of sorta-compliance, saying he would shift the prayers and religious instruction to after-school hours only. And of course, he complained that his state-subsidized clients were being discriminated against, because while he can’t stand Takers, he sure loves parents and little children:
Read more at http://wonkette.com/578427/lets-meet-justin-harris-the-arkansas-houses-godly-child-abandoner#bK52fw3JB8jTbHYB.99
“International Women’s Day” (IWD) is a Communist holiday. Despite my extensive knowledge of communist history, I didn’t know this until I saw a post on the Tumblr blog of Mehreen Kasana, a Pakistani-born radical feminist who lives in New York:
This time when you celebrate International Women’s Day, make it a point to remember that it started off as International Working Women’s Day until the bourgeoisie hijacked it and removed its class component to present a false and unified ‘sisterhood’ so that women were discouraged from participating in the struggle against upper class hegemony.
Thank you for the tip, Ms. Kasana! It’s amazing the things the bourgeoisie can learn by reading feminist Tumblr blogs. So I checked Wikipedia, and sure enough, it’s true: The first International Women’s Day was organized in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, and this anti-capitalist holiday played a pivotal role in history:
In 1917 demonstrations marking International Women’s Day in Saint Petersburg on the last Sunday in February (which fell on March 8 on the Gregorian calendar) initiated the February Revolution. Women in Saint Petersburg went on strike that day for “Bread and Peace” — demanding the end of World War I, an end to Russian food shortages, and the end of czarism. [Bolshevik revolutionary] Leon Trotsky wrote, “23 February (8th March) was International Woman’s Day and meetings and actions were foreseen. But we did not imagine that this ‘Women’s Day’ would inaugurate the revolution. Revolutionary actions were foreseen but without date. But in morning, despite the orders to the contrary, textile workers left their work in several factories and sent delegates to ask for support of the strike … which led to mass strike … all went out into the streets.”
Following the October Revolution, the Bolshevik Alexandra Kollontai and Vladimir Lenin made it an official holiday in the Soviet Union … On May 8th, 1965 by the decree of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet International Women’s Day was declared a non-working day in the USSR “in commemoration of the outstanding merits of Soviet women in communistic construction, in the defense of their Fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, in their heroism and selflessness at the front and in the rear, and also marking the great contribution of women to strengthening friendship between peoples, and the struggle for peace. But still, women’s day must be celebrated as are other holidays.”
From its official adoption in Russia following the Soviet Revolution in 1917 the holiday was predominantly celebrated in communist and socialist countries.
America won the Cold War, but the deadly totalitarian ideology of the Soviet Union — the “Evil Empire” as Ronald Reagan famously called it — has been resurrected in the name of feminism.
Laurie Penny’s book quoted Alexandra Kollontai, the Bolshevik commissar who helped make IWD a holiday in the Soviet Union! Let’s quote the commissar, eh?
“The communist economy does away with the family. In the period of the dictatorship of the proletariat . . . the family loses its significance as an economic unit. The external economic functions of the family disappear . . .
“Once the family has been stripped of its economic functions and its responsibilities towards the younger generation and is no longer central to the existence of the woman, it has ceased to be a family.”
— Alexandra Kollontai, 1921
This, my friends, is the ideology celebrated on the communist holiday International Women’s Day. The more you know about feminism, the more you recognize its familiar totalitarian agenda.
With mental disorders skyrocketing among American females, it’s inevitable that men will have to deal with girls who are not playing with a full deck. Just under a quarter of women suffer from mental illness, with rates as high as 50 percent among girls aged 18 to 25, and girls overall are 40 percent more likely to develop mental disorders. Despite this, all too many guys are willing to play Captain Save-a-Ho to these damaged goods.
Just say no.
Girls with mental disorders, no matter how minor, are defective creatures. While they might be good in the sack, their craziness will render any attempt to form a lasting relationship with them futile. Here is why you should shun girls who have any form of mental illness.