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Rush Limbaugh Says 1 Person Is Taking Over The GOP


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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a bold statement on his program about Steve Bannon and the current state of the Republican Part y.

Limbaugh believes Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, is taking over the roles and responsibilities meant for GOP leadership by enforcing conservatism onto Republican candidates up for re-election.

“I think what Bannon is doing is slowly but surely taking over the role of the Republican Party,” Limbaugh said Wednesday. “The Republican Party is obviously not with Trump on balance — you have some in the House who are — but the Republican Party on balance is not with Trump.”

Steve Bannon played a major role in then-candidate Donald Trump’s presidential victory upset last year and led the formulation of White House policy in the months that followed. He was Trump’s campaign chairman during the 2016 election and later served as a White House chief strategist — leading the nationalist wing of the administration.

After abruptly leaving the administration in mid-August, Bannon returned to his prior position as executive chairman of Breitbart News. Since leaving the White House, he made it clear he would use his position as a media executive to support insurgent conservative candidates running primaries against establishment GOP lawmakers.

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Bannon already appears good for his word.

In the special election in Alabama to fill the Senate seat once held by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Bannon went against the Trump administration with his endorsement of Roy Moore. Bannon supported the successful candidacy of Moore, a controversial former judge, in a move that was at odds with Trump, who campaigned vehemently for Moore’s opponent, Sen. Luther Strange. By election day, it wasn’t even close. Moore bested Strange in the GOP primary by almost double digits. Moore now heads into the Alabama general election, where he will likely win in a state that leans red.

The primary results demonstrated the power of Bannon’s support.

The leader of Breitbart is not stopping with the Alabama special election. Bannon has recently announced he is expanding his GOP targets, adding Republican Sens. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah to his hit list.

> In Wyoming, Bannon is pushing Erik Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and founder of major security contractor Blackwater, to challenge Barrasso, CNN reported. 

> In Utah, Hatch may very well retire on his own. If he does, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reportedly eyeing a run in the Mormon-majority state. If that happens, Bannon is ready to run a candidate against him.

According to a source close to Bannon, this is just a “partial” list of elections he is looking to influence.

Bannon is already working to knock off Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and his beleaguered campaign for re-election. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller and Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker are also on Bannon’s radar.

“Some people make an argument that there really isn’t a Republican Party left. I mean, there are people who call themselves that and they go out and raise money and they raise a lot. But whereas the party used to be known for one, two, or three very serious things, they’re not anymore,” Limbaugh added on his radio show.

The conservative talk radio host believes Bannon and others are trying to keep the identity of the Republican Party alive by enforcing such standards onto them by way of primary challenges.

Doctors urged to amputate healthy limbs


waving flagPosted By -NO AUTHOR- On 06/22/2015

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wheelchair32A Canadian university teacher has argued during a radio interview doctors should amputate the limbs of able-bodied, physically healthy individuals who consider themselves “transabled,” positing such extreme procedures will help those people feel “empowered.” Clive Baldwin, a Canada Research Chair in Narrative Studies who is an associate professor of social work at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada, says he has interviewed almost 40 people who identify as “transabled.”Head in Hands 01

He told “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on Sunday that an amputation may be, in some circumstances, the “best way” to manage the insanefeelings of being “transabled.” (Klein’s show is broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.) Baldwin described “transabalism” as “the desire or the need to move from being able-bodied to disabled. Because, the general consensus at the moment is one’s body map in one’s brain does not align with one’s physical body.” He said being “transabled” is not a lifestyle choice but is “very much a deep felt need to become this way because their bodies are wrong.”

“So people for example want amputations, or they want to be paralyzed or they want to be blind or deaf. And that misalignment can be very distressing for people.” Klein asked Baldwin whether he thinks “in Western civilization, therefore, doctors should indeed amputate an arm, or a leg or make somebody paralyzed or make somebody blind” to treat “transable” feelings. “Do you think that we should go there?” Baldwin replied: “After long, hard consideration, yes, that is a medical option to deal with this condition. It’s not a decision that is or should be taken lightly but it’s one medical option to deal with it.”Stop

Baldwin explained that currently “transabalism” is thought to be a condition referred to as body integrity identity disorder for which, he said, there is no known cure. “So people need to manage those feelings,” he continued. “So consequently, an amputation may be, in some circumstances, the best way to manage those feelings.” He said that “transabled” people who have had an amputation “report physical feelings of relief. They feel more confident in themselves. They feel more at home in their bodies. They feel empowered.”Liberalism a mental disorder 2

Klein said he talked off the record to people who identify as “transabled,” but none wanted to come on the radio to speak out publicly. Baldwin said the majority of the 38 “transabled” people he interviewed for his work “would seek or would want an amputation.” He said, “[I]t’s usually a very specific disability that people want. It might be a below left knee amputation. Or a right below elbow amputation. Some people want to be paralyzed. They don’t want their legs to work.” Baldwin relayed that one person he interviewed wanted to be blind. He explained some “transabled” people use wheelchairs to manage their feelings.crazy talk

Klein referred to the reported case of Chloe Jennings-White, an able-bodied Cambridge University educated research scientist now living in Utah and seeking a doctor to help make her paralyzed. She told the U.K. media in 2013 that she attempted to injure herself several times but to no avail. Jennings-White uses a wheelchair and leg braces and lives the life of a disabled person even though she can walk. She called the feeling of first sitting down in a chair “magical.” She told the media that when she was young she was jealous of disabled kids and envious of an aunt who got into a bike accident and was required to use leg braces. She said she does use her legs at times, including to go hiking or skiing, sports she said she engages in with hopes the activities will make her paralyzed.

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The media even have begun grouping those who consider themselves “Transabled” alongside other groups, such as members of the LGBT community. caught


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Religious-rights bill puts teeth in 1st Amendment


Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 02/13/2015

 

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SB322 Utah faith leaders

For the first time ever, a bill proposed in the Utah House of Representatives could place freedom of religion above other constitutionally protected rights and recognize religion as a defense against allegations of discrimination. Sponsored by LaVar Christensen, a Republican, and known as the Religious Liberty Recognition and Protection Act, HB 322, would allow people of faith to sue others for imposing on their beliefs. The bill is a bid to give sweeping protection to religious liberties. Analysts say because it goes further than any other state, it may raise significant constitutional issues and be susceptible to a court challenge on multiple fronts. One of the provisions requires “government and private individuals that impose a law or action that substantially burdens another’s religious liberty to balance certain requirements in order to lawfully enforce or recognize the law or action.”

“The proposed act may be subject to challenge in court because it expands religious protections to an extent not currently recognized by the courts,” wrote legislative attorney Eric Weeks in the memo obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune. “Consequently, it is impossible to effectively evaluate its constitutionality or its practical effect on the balance between civil rights and the free exercise of religion. We are working closely and very carefully to make sure that these protections are fairly applied and balanced for the benefit of all,” said Christensen.

Because the measure restricts actions by private entities and individuals that might influence another person’s religious beliefs, many of Christensen’s colleagues are not in favor of the bill. Lawmakers are looking for a way to balance religious liberties and protections from employment and housing discrimination for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahan’s, after the LDS church called for a pairing of the two. Top leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced last month they supported both the passage of statewide nondiscrimination protections for gay and lesbian Utahan’s and the religious freedom of those who oppose homosexuality. The LDS church is caught in an intensifying conflict between LGBT advocates and the religious right.

“We’d like something that reflects … the sentiment from the [LDS] church about how we treat everybody with respect and dignity,” said House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper. “I believe we have a bill that is beginning a process.”

The analysis details numerous ways HB 322 goes beyond religious-freedom laws in any other state, including significantly expanding what constitutes a burden on an individual’s religious beliefs, in a way that “potentially extends religious freedom protections to arenas of public commerce, property, individual freedoms, and fundamental rights that have not traditionally been subject to religious exercise exemptions in this manner.” By elevating religious protection above other rights, the bill may violate the equal-protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, another Republican, expressed concerns about whether Christensen was inclusive of other viewpoints in drafting his bill. “My question would be: How involved was the LGBT community in that bill?” he asked.

Nearly 20 religious leaders joined Equality Utah Executive Director Troy Williams in asking the Utah Legislature to support Republican Sen. Steve Urquhart’s non-discrimination bill, SB 100, which offers protections for LGBT people from discrimination in employment and housing. Williams added the body should reject Christensen’s bill, which would recognize religion as a valid defense against claims of discrimination. “His bill would allow employers and landlords to impose their faith on their workers and their tenants,” Williams said. “It would allow people to pick and choose what laws they want to follow.”Picture1

Christensen indicated he sincerely wants to make sure all persons are fully respected and protected in the vital areas of housing and employment. House and Senate Leaders say they’re likely to come up with a single bill that balances religious and LGBT protections.

Legislative attorney Eric Weeks issued a memo detailing numerous ways Christensen’s law goes beyond any religious-freedom law in any other state. For example, HB 322 explicitly restricts actions by individuals and private entities that might impact another’s religious beliefs. In essence, Christensen’s bill would allow a person of faith to sue another person or business if the religious person contends his or her beliefs have been burdened. And the church-goer would win the suit and be awarded damages unless the defendants could clear an exceptionally high bar — showing that the actions they are accused of taking were the only available to prevent a grave risk to public health and safety.Picture2

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Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, Republican, who has a bill filed on religious liberties and will be central to the negotiations on the discrimination issue, said Christensen’s bill is “well-intentioned,” but talks are just beginning.

Christensen was a sponsor of Utah’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage that was struck down by federal courts.

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Nonwhite cop kills unarmed white youth, national media, AG and POTUS ignore


By Thomas Lifson

Imperial President ObamaA brutal natural experiment is underway demonstrating the role of race, riots, and radicals in determining whose death is noted, and whose ignored in racialized America when unarmed young men are shot and killed by police.  While American and world media, along with the President and Attorney General of the United States,  obsess over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the Ferguson, Missouri police, few people outside of Utah have heard of the remarkably parallel and contemporaneous death of Dillon Taylor, an unarmed young man (and father-to-be) from a gun shot by a Salt Lake City policeman, whose name has not been released, but who has been identified the SLC chief of police as nonwhite.Here are the bare facts of the death of Dillon Taylor, via KUTV, Salt Lake:
 
Dillon Taylor, 20, from Salt Lake, Utah

Dillon Taylor, 20, who is from Salt Lake, was exiting 7-Eleven with his brother and cousin, Adam Thayne, around 7 p.m. on Monday, when Salt Lake City police arrived, responding to a report of a man waving a gun in the area.

The officers ordered the men to the ground. Two of them complied, but Dillon, who police say matched the suspect’s description, did not go down.

“It came in as a 911 call that there was a man with a gun,” said South Salt Lake Police Sgt. Darrin Sweeten. “He was verbally challenged and ultimately was shot.”

Sweeten did not release further details on the shooting….No one has suggested that Taylor was involved in the commission of any crime, unlike Brown who was captured on surveillance camera robbing a convenience store shortly before his death.

Dillon’s brother and cousin claim they were on their way to visit his parents’ graves and that Dillon was surprised by the police presence. He was not aggressive, they said.

“He had headphones in, and he couldn’t hear [anything], and then they finally surrounded him,” Jerrail said. “They’re like, ‘Get on the ground,’ and [he] pulled up his pants and [they] shot him.”

Thayne believes police might have thought his cousin was reaching for a gun when, in reality, he grabbed his cell phone.

“I was in shock, because he was wearing a white t-shirt and there was blood all over it,” Thayne said. “They ran up and handcuffed him. He wasn’t moving.”

A witness’s video shows police yelling for the two men to remain on the ground as Thayne repeatedly screams that they have shot his cousin.

The two men were taken to the police station, but released hours later without being charged or cited.

Unlike the Ferguson Police, Salt Lake City Police wear body video cameras, so footage of the entire incident is available to the police and the chief of police has watched it.  But so far there has been no release of the tape.

[Chief of PoliceChris] Burbank has watched the video but would not comment on whether he thought the Aug. 11 shooting in a 7-Eleven parking lot was justified. Burbank also would not comment on whether the 20-year-old Taylor had a gun. The man’s family has said he was not armed.

king-barack-2And while friends of Taylor and some others have protested the shooting, there have been no riots or violence, no radicals streaming in to agitate, no national media interest at all, and complete indifference from the AG and POTUS, in stark contrast to their concern for the late strong-arm robber Michael Brown.

It is hard to escape the conclusion that some unarmed victims of police shooting are more important to the political and media leadership of America than others.

For the record, Taylor is what the New York Times would call a “white Hispanic”:

Taylor’s brother, Jerrail Taylor, raised issues last week about racial profiling. He said his brother was Hispanic.

As with the case of George Zimmerman, Hispanic grievance groups have remained silent.

Hat tip: Jack Hellner

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