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This Governor Just Signed ‘Save Chick-Fil-A Bill’ – Cue LGBTQ Rage In 3, 2 and 1!


 

Written by Wes Walker on June 12, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/06/this-governor-just-signed-save-chick-fil-a-bill-cue-lgbtq-rage-in-3-2-and-1/

The man is a human a wrecking ball for big government bureaucrats and ‘Social Justice’ totalitarian ambitions. First, he signed a law protecting free speech on campus. A law which, in saner times, would have been unnecessary: BOOM: TX Gov Signs Campus Free Speech Bill Into Law (Video)

He just signed a law preventing nanny state government officials from shutting down a kid’s lemonade stand… ‘even if they (gasp!) don’t possess a permit’.

And now? Now he signed a ‘Save Chick Fil A’ bill — which is to say, he signed a religious freedom bill into law.

Even before it landed on his desk, he was having some trolling fun with it:

Thank you Gov. Abbott… and God Bless Texas!

Texas state Rep. Matt Krause (R), who sponsored the bill in the state House, said that it will prevent the government from treating companies like Chick-fil-A unfairly.

“What we want to make sure is if you donate to the Salvation Army, you won’t be labeled as a bigoted,”he told the Dallas Morning News.

But Rep. Julie Johnson (D) said the bill sends a message that “poisons this state,” adding, “It sends a message that Texas is not open and welcoming to all. It puts Texas on the wrong side of history.”
Source: TheBlaze

Why did they feel a need to pass such a law?

Because companies are being singled out for punishment by the totalitarian outrage mobs for supporting the ‘wrong’ social causes. And the government itself is being weaponized against individual companies for failing to comply with activist’s demands.

“San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior,” Councilman Robert Treviño told KTSA-FM.

One of the criticisms brought up against Chick-fil-A by the city council was that its foundation had donated in the past to groups, including the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, that had policies in place that professed traditional views on marriage.
Source: TheBlaze

Salvation Army has a presence in San Antonio. Here are some of the ‘offensive’ things they do:

Helping the homeless? Seniors? Disaster relief? Veterans? Opposing human trafficking?

Gee, wouldn’t want anyone supporting THOSE causes, would we?

The Pride provocateurs aren’t interested in being merely accepted anymore. Why should they be? They have a whole month where corporations and politicians bend over backward to signal their support and tolerance — ‘or else’.

This is an entirely PUNITIVE Brownshirt tactic of attacking any ‘heretic’ who doesn’t bend the knee to their new secular orthodoxy. They won’t burn you at the stake. They’ll just harass your business, and drive you into bankruptcy. They’ll make you unemployable. They’ll frighten advertisers away from your television and radio programming in an effort to force compliance.

Their tactics are more subtle and sophisticated than the violence of various revolutions. But don’t let their bloodlessness fool you, the intent is no less hateful than anyone chucking Molotovs or building a Guillotine.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Wes Walker is the author of “Blueprint For a Government that Doesn’t Suck”. He has been lighting up Clashdaily.com since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

BUSTED: Hidden Camera Shows Pinterest ‘Blacklisting’ Conservative Sites


Written by Wes Walker on June 12, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/06/busted-hidden-camera-shows-pinterest-blacklisting-conservative-sites/

Conservative and Christian sites suffered several suppressive tactics… including assigning a Pro-life site to a ‘porn’ blacklist.

And once again, James O’Keefe convinced a Silicon Valley insider to play the role of whistleblower. The source’s identity was concealed in an attempt to protect him from backlash.

As a result, Twitter has now suspended Project Veritas for … journalism.

Twitter has temporarily suspended Project Veritas, a nonprofit organization that uses undercover journalism to expose corruption and unethical behavior in both public and private institutions.

Project Veritas received the following reasoning for their 12 hour suspension. “You may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission.”

“Twitter has decided that investigative journalism is in violation of their terms of service,” founder and president of Project Veritas, James O’Keefe, tweeted out this morning.

The ‘private information’ Project Veritas posted on Twitter was a product of their investigation into Pinterest. It consisted of a series of internal communications between members of the social media platform’s staff. Project Veritas gained access to the Pinterest’s communications via a whistleblower.
Source: Human Events

Project Veritas has been a thorn in the side for people with something to hide for some time… this time, he’s landed a source from Pinterest:

Project Veritas has received and published documents from an insider at Pinterest. The documents, which include product code, Slack messages, and internal policies, reveal terms and websites that Pinterest apparently censors.

In an interview, the Pinterest insider who leaked the documents explains how the company censors pro-life and Christian content on the website.

Said Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe:

“The documents we obtained raise questions about whether or not these tech companies really operate like neutral platforms, as opposed to publishers with editorial agendas.”

What was revealed by this whistleblower?

Ben Shapiro, an Orthodox Jew was a ‘white supremacist’.

LiveAction.org was added to a porn block list.

Project Veritas reviewed the list of websites from the “porn domain block list” and was able to confirm that along with LiveAction.org, websites like zerohedge.com, pjmedia.com, teaparty.org and other various conservative websites were also listed. The majority of the document lists pornographic websites.

Lila Rose, the founder and president of LiveAction claims that her organization has been censored in the past, and believes that pro-life organizations are unfairly targeted by social media companies:

“Pinterest says that their mission is to ‘help empower people to discover things that they love,’ but despite the fact that millions of people love babies and the pro-life cause, they are secretly censoring our life-affirming messages. Pinterest users deserve to know the truth and our messages deserve to be treated fairly.” Source: Tech Insider

There is also a ‘sensitive terms list’.

Project Veritas reviewed the “Sensitive Terms List” and discovered that Christianity-related terms like “Christian Easter” and “bible verses” were marked as “brand unsafe.” The insider explained to Project Veritas in an interview that such terms are removed from auto-complete search results.

Another document Project Veritas received was a screenshot from an internal Slack channel at Pinterest, where Public Policy and Social Impact Manager Ifeoma Ozoma instructed others to monitor the platform for “white supremacist” content from individuals like conservative commentators Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens. Three days after Ozoma’s message, the terms “ben shapiro muslim” and “ben shapiro islam” were added to the “Sensitive Terms List.”

What would Shapiro have had to say about Islam? It may have been the 2014 Prager U video that was ENTIRELY based on Pew Research Data, and — going by that objective data alone — questioned just how ‘statistically moderate’ the moderates in Islam really are. An idea he revisited more recently.

Said the whistleblower:

“I think when public policies don’t match with how social media companies are actually implementing them, people have a right to know, people have a right to that transparency. And the thing is one person can make all the difference… one person can bring transparency to big tech.”

It’s time the protections they hide behind get revoked.

Newspapers, magazines and television are subject to various content laws, and expose the owners to liability. Phone companies, for example, exert zero control over what’s said over the phone, and are not subject to such laws.

Tech companies have been enjoying the protections of a platform (like the phone company) while exerting the control of an editor. The law is designed for an either/or existence.

Any number of conservatives have been blacklisted to silence their voices, and tilt the public conversation in favor of the Leftist ideology. This has the potentila to skew elections far more than a few targeted Russian ads ever could hope to skew them.

It’s pretty clear that’s a FEATURE, not a bug — or to say it another way, it is NOT accidental.

We have it from their own mouths:

David Brock’s 49 page war manual for defeating the American right: MEDIA MATTERS WAR PLAN 2017

And top brass in Silicon Valley explicitly endorsed this plan: Leftists Want A ‘New Civil War’ – This Post Is Disturbing

So when they tell us ‘trust me’ … do you REALLY think we should?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Wes Walker is the author of “Blueprint For a Government that Doesn’t Suck”. He has been lighting up Clashdaily.com since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Tariff Man

Mexico decides to help Trump stop the mass invasion at the U.S. southern border after threats of tariffs. Media typically misinforms the public.

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Glacier National Park Removing Signs of Global Climate Farce


Written By Kevin Jackson | 

Al Gore told one too many fish tales #KevinJackson

When the Left gets something wrong, they act in one of two ways.

They double down or they try to quietly pretend they never acted.

In the case of global climate change, they’ve chosen to do both. For example, Ocasio-Cortez doubled down on the global climate farce. She predicted on record that Earth has but twelve more years, at least its human inhabitants. Then she quietly walked her statement back.

Glacier National Park chose the latter of the cover-ups. Currently, Glacier National Park pretends that its cries of glaciers disappearing never occurred. But here is the propaganda video produced by National Geographic in 2012 that won’t allow them to live down the lie.

National Geographic’s claim in this fakeumentary is as follows:

Glacier National Park is losing its iconic glaciers to a changing climate. In the mid-1800s, this Montana landscape was covered by 150 glaciers—today only 25 remain. To show the decrease in glacier size, scientists from the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center photograph the same areas where glaciers were photographed in the early 1900s. Dan Fagre, a USGS research ecologist, has been studying climate change in the park for more than 20 years. Fagre and his colleagues discuss what melting glaciers and climate change mean for the future of the park, which is expected to be nearly glacier free by 2030, based on present warming trends.

National Geographic acts more like an Obama-funded government agitprop than the “world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure” as their website suggests.

As we now know, Glacier National Park’s glaciers have grown by as much as 25% since the National Geographic’s propaganda aired.

Dr. Roger Roots documented the quiet disappearance of global climate alarmist propaganda from Glacier National Park:

Then he wrote about this video recently.

May 30, 2019. St. Mary, Montana. Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by either 2020 or 2030.

In recent years the National Park Service prominently featured brochures, signs and films which boldly proclaimed that all glaciers at GNP were melting away rapidly. But now officials at GNP seem to be scrambling to hide or replace their previous hysterical claims while avoiding any notice to the public that the claims were inaccurate. Teams from Lysander Spooner University visiting the Park each September have noted that GNP’s most famous glaciers such as the Grinnell Glacier and the Jackson Glacier appear to have been growingnot shrinking—since about 2010. (The Jackson Glacier—easily seen from the Going-To-The-Sun Highway—may have grown as much as 25% or more over the past decade.)

The centerpiece of the visitor center at St. Mary near the east boundary is a large three-dimensional diorama showing lights going out as the glaciers disappear. Visitors press a button to see the diorama lit up like a Christmas tree in 1850, then showing fewer and fewer lights until the diorama goes completely dark. As recently as September 2018 the diorama displayed a sign saying GNP’s glaciers were expected to disappear completely by 2020.

But at some point during this past winter (as the visitor center was closed to the public), workers replaced the diorama’s ‘gone by 2020’ engraving with a new sign indicating the glaciers will disappear in “future generations.”

Almost everywhere, the Park’s specific claims of impending glacier disappearance have been replaced with more nuanced messaging indicating that everyone agrees that the glaciers are melting. Some signs indicate that glacial melt is “accelerating.”

A common trick used by the National Park Service at GNP is to display old black-and-white photos of glaciers from bygone years (say, “1922”) next to photos of the same glaciers taken in more recent years showing the glaciers much diminished (say, “2006”). Anyone familiar with glaciers in the northern Rockies knows that glaciers tend to grow for nine months each winter and melt for three months each summer. Thus, such photo displays without precise calendar dates may be highly deceptive.

But deception is all the climate alarmists have. When they aren’t fudging the photos, they’re fudging the statistics.

How many climate scientists have been caught lying about their data? Roughly the 95% the Left all claim support the global climate farce. And now that the money has dried up, few promote the nonsense any more.

As for the park service, recently it quietly removed its two large steel trash cans at the Many Glacier hotel. The reason behind the removal is the messaging on the cans. Engraved on the cans were “before and after” likenesses of the Grinnell Glacier in 1910 and 2009. The steel carvings indicated that the Glacier had shrunk significantly between the two dates. But a viral video published on Wattsupwiththat.com showed that the Grinnell Glacier appears to be slightly larger than in 2009.

The article continues:

The ‘gone by 2020’ claims were repeated in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other international news sources. But no mainstream news outlet has done any meaningful reporting regarding the apparent stabilization and recovery of the glaciers in GNP over the past decade. Even local Montana news sources such as The Missoulian, Billings Gazette and Bozeman Daily Chronicle have remained utterly silent regarding this story.

Essentially, these climate LIARS now want to cover their tracks and pretend they were never a part of the money grab.

We will never let them forget.

Hundreds Of Ebola-Addled Illegals Get DUMPED In This TX City – 300+ MORE En Route


Written by Wes Walker on June 11, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/06/hundreds-of-ebola-addled-illegals-get-dumped-in-this-tx-city-300-more-en-route/

As if there weren’t enough nasty diseases being unleashed on Americans, can now we add Ebola to the mix?

Measles, once all but eradicated in America, is up over 1000 cases, now. That’s happening for the first time since it was eradicated.

There have been ‘epidemic’ levels of flea-borne Typhus in California.

And now, we’re talking about Ebola. You may remember it — that nasty bug that had people bleeding from places that shouldn’t bleed. It’s bad.

It’s ‘wear hazmat suits while burying the body’ bad.

It’s nothing to be dismissively ignored: exposure to Ebola has sometimes even killed trained medical staff trying to provide help to others.

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone received aggressive treatment at a Nebraska hospital over the weekend but died Monday morning.

Dr. Martin Salia’s death is a reminder of how deadly the Ebola virus is and how important it is to receive treatment early, said Dr. Jeff Gold, chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Source: CBS

There are, as one might imagine, strict isolation protocols to prevent serious outbreaks.

Now imagine a few hundred people from a part of the world where Ebola is a known risk slipping into our midst. It’s NOT a hypothetical scenario.

Hundreds of illegal aliens from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, which is currently experiencing a massive Ebola virus outbreak, have been dropped off in San Antonio, Texas and hundreds more will arrive in the near future.

A local news reporter looking for French-speaking volunteers to communicate with the individuals made a request on Twitter.

“City confirms hundreds of migrants from the Congo have arrived in SA. The city is in desperate need for French-speaking volunteers,” Jaleesa Irizarry of Kens 5 San Antonio wrote on Thursday.

In a local news report, Interim Assistant City Manager Dr. Collen Bridger said, “We didn’t get a heads up.”

Bridger said the illegal aliens started to arrive in town on Tuesday and that CBP confirmed “another 200 to 300 from the Congo and Angola will be coming to San Antonio.”
Source: Kelen McBreen

Oh, good.

On top of everything else, there’s a language barrier.

San Antonio officials scrambled this week to find French-speaking volunteers to help with hundreds of Congolese migrants arriving in the Alamo City.

“We didn’t get a heads up,” Interim Assistant City Manager Dr. Collen Bridger told KEN 5 after a group of 350 Congolese migrants arrived in the city unexpectedly. “When we called Border Patrol to confirm, they said, ‘yea another 200 to 300 from the Congo and Angola will be coming to San Antonio.’”

Bridger told the local CBS affiliate that they are looking for volunteers who can speak French. “If you speak primarily French and can come spend six, seven, eight hours, that would be really helpful,” Bridger explained.

The City of San Antonio apparently expected to be able to move the Congolese migrants along to Portland, Maine. “When we reached out to Portland Maine they said, ‘Please don’t send us any more. We’re already stretched way beyond our capacity,” Bridger stated. Instead, the City is now attempting to locate other localities that will accept these migrants.
Source: Breitbart

What exactly do they mean ‘dropped off’? Is this an organized effort of receiving legitimate applications from overseas? Or is this an organized group of people who have slipped over our borders unopposed? It makes you wonder who’s organizing these massive cross-continent trips aimed at helping hundreds of refugees to cross over our border, and if they are legitimate arrivals, what medical vetting is taking place before they make the trip.

They didn’t SWIM across the Atlantic, that’s for sure.

Between this and the ISIS plot uncovered intending to smuggle terrorists in over the Southern US border, maybe border security IS something worth taking seriously.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Wes Walker is the author of “Blueprint For a Government that Doesn’t Suck”. He has been lighting up Clashdaily.com since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

Masterpiece Cakeshop Hit With A THIRD ‘Discrimination’ Lawsuit


Written by K. Walker on June 11, 2019

URL of the original posting site: https://clashdaily.com/2019/06/masterpiece-cakeshop-hit-with-a-third-discrimination-lawsuit/

At what point does this become harassment of Jack Phillips for his religious views?

A new lawsuit has been filed against Masterpiece Cakeshop according to CBS 4 Denver. This is the third time that baker Jack Phillips has been sued for “discrimination” for refusing to bake and decorate cakes that are against his traditional, Christian views.

The latest lawsuit has been filed by Autumn Scardina, who has a bit of a history with Phillips.

Scardina, a local transgender woman and, (according to Newsweek, a lawyer,) had been contacting the bakery run by the devout Christian to request cakes that would be deliberately offensive. Jack Phillips believes that Scardina has done so several times.

The first instance was the day of the Supreme Court decision that was 7-2 in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop. That lawsuit was filed by Phillips against a Colorado “Human Rights Commission” that punished him for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

That day, Masterpiece Cakeshop received a request for a birthday cake for Scardina, but with a catch. The cake was to be pink on the inside with blue frosting to celebrate Scardina’s transgender identity. Scardina’s lawyer called the cake a simple birthday cake on Thursday, but previous reports indicate that the cake was to celebrate a gender transition.

Another request on the same day (which Phillips believes was also Scardina,) was from a “member of the church of Satan” requesting a cake to celebrate Satan’s birthday.

“I’m thinking a three-tiered white cake. Cheesecake frosting,” the customer wrote in the June 4 email, according to Phillips’ lawsuit filed in Denver’s federal court on Tuesday. “And the topper should be a large figure of Satan, licking a 9” black Dildo. I would like the dildo to be an actual working model, that can be turned on before we unveil the cake.”

The email continued: “I can provide it for you if you don’t have the means to procure it yourself,” according to the civil complaint.

Philips “politely declined.”

“Cheesecake frosting” in itself is a bizarre request, but the rest of it is just over the top cray-cray.

Newsweek queried other local bakeries and found that all but one would refuse to bake the Satan cake.

Weeks after the three-tiered “Satan licking a dildo” cake request, two people entered the shop asking for a cake with a pentagram on it. When Phillips asked for a name one individual said, “Autumn Marie” which leads Phillips to think that this is a form of harassment.

Phillips said that these types of requests for cakes are increasing.

Last September, Phillips received an email requesting a cake for Satan’s birthday to include “red-and -lack icing” and “an upside-down cross under the head of Lucifer,” the complaint states.

Phillips answered back saying he was not going to bake it because it would have “expressed messages in violation of his religious beliefs,” according to the complaint.

Then came another order by telephone.

The complaint suggests that Phillips took note of the “caller-identification screen” reading “Scardina.”

In that call, the complaint states, Phillips “believes that the caller was Autumn Scardina” who wanted a red-and-black theme cake with “an image of Satan smoking marijuana.”

Source: Newsweek

It is unclear what baked item is the center of this third lawsuit, but it seems to be pretty clear the types of items that Scardina has requested in the past.

CBS 4 Denver reports that the latest lawsuit was filed on Wednesday on behalf of Autumn Scardina by attorneys Paula Greisen and John McHugh. Clearly, Scardina is upset that the previous lawsuit was dismissed.

“The second round was dismissed, frankly, without our input,” Greisen told CBS4. “They disregarded Ms. Scardina and the merits of her claim.”

The newest lawsuit claims Phillips discriminated against Scardina and used deceptive and unfair trade practices.

“The dignity of all citizens in our state needs to be honored. Masterpiece Cakeshop said before the Supreme Court they would serve any baked good to members of the LGBTQ community. It was just the religious significance of it being a wedding cake,” Griesen said. “We don’t believe they’ve been honest with the public.”

The previous lawsuit filed by Scardina as well as this one cites that during the original litigation regarding the same-sex wedding cake, Jack Philips said that he would make “any” cake for an LGBT client except for a wedding cake. This is completely disingenuous, as Phillips has repeatedly stated that there are several types of items that he will not make because they violate his religious convictions.

A formal statement was later distributed on his behalf by Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Jim Campbell, whose firm represented Phillips in the Supreme Court case:

“A new lawsuit has been filed against Masterpiece Cakeshop that appears to largely rehash old claims. The State of Colorado abandoned similar ones just a few months ago. So this latest attack by Scardina looks like yet another desperate attempt to harass cake artist Jack Phillips. And it stumbles over the one detail that matters most: Jack serves everyone; he just cannot express all messages through his custom cakes.”

Source: CBS 4 Denver

This latest lawsuit requests a trial by jury and would bypass the state of Colorado, which the Supreme Court decision found had been harassing Phillips for his religious views via the “Human Rights Commission” decisions against him.

Watch the news report:

This should be interesting. The Supreme Court had skirted the main issue of opposing rights, but it seems that activists want a clear decision on the ability to suppress religious views when it is convenient. This is a very important case where religious freedoms are concerned.

Stay tuned for updates.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

ClashDaily’s Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the ‘intersectional’ crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against ‘white privilege’ education in public schools. She’s also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

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