Quotes of the day

posted at 10:11 pm on June 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

1) The government must provide religious accommodations to for-profit companies

Corporations aren’t people, but they are owned by people, and the religious beliefs of those people must be protected regardless of how those people choose to incorporate their businesses. The court ruled today that the accommodations provided to non-profit religious organizations by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act also apply to for-profit companies.

“[W]e hold that a federal regulation’s restriction on the activities of a for-profit closely held corporation must comply with [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” Alito wrote in the majority decision.

It’s a big win for religious liberty and against the belief that your faith no longer matters once you decide to open a business.

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Just as notable is what the Supreme Court’s ruling did not do. Women who work for the plaintiffs, Hobby Lobby, remain able to use their employer-provided insurance coverage to finance the most popular forms of contraception. They remain free to use their wages to finance the ones Hobby Lobby will not cover. They remain free to find other jobs, too, if they want employer-provided insurance coverage that includes the abortifacients to which Hobby Lobby objects. Congress remains free to enact a new law that requires employers to cover abortifacients and contraceptives and explicitly rules out any RFRA exemptions. It remains free, for that matter, to repeal RFRA altogether.

The ruling does not even make it clear whether the Little Sisters of the Poor will, in the end, remain free from the requirement that they authorize another party to provide contraceptive coverage. That question will be answered in a different case. The Court’s ruling today, in short, is an extremely limited one. It does not even restore the full scope of freedom employers had in these matters as recently as 2012. Nobody then, you may recall, was agitated over the fact that throughout the entire course of American history up to that point, their supposed “rights” to free contraceptive coverage from employers had been continuously violated.

It can be safely predicted that any change in birth rates and rates of contraceptive use based on this ruling will be undetectable. All that has changed is that employers are a little freer to refuse to engage in conduct they consider religiously objectionable. That this increase in freedom makes some people so very upset tells us more about them than about the Court’s ruling.

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The Supreme Court had already granted all kinds of other special rights and powers to corporations — including "corporate personhood" or the right for businesses to be treated as people under the law. And because corporations are people, the Court has ruled that corporate spending to influence elections is equivalent to speech and cannot be infringed. At a time when economic inequality is reaching record highs and support for big business is at an all time low, the Supreme Court has consistently seen fit to confer more and more power and privilege to already powerful and privileged corporations. At a time when we should be putting more checks and balances in place for corporate America, the Supreme Court is loosening the reigns.

Moreover, this case is a perversion of religious freedom. Our values of religious freedom and tolerance were meant to protect individuals in our nation from the tyranny of government and business. Recall that in the earliest days of American history, it was not only the King of England but the powerful East India Company out from under the mutual thumb of which American colonists were trying to crawl. Moreover, as I have written previously, freedom of religion explicitly includes not only the freedom to practice one's religion but to be free from the imposition of someone else's religion. The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cannot be allowed to impose their religious beliefs on their employees.

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[The reaction is] instructive because it demonstrates the extent to which the Left is emotionally and ideologically committed to the power of the regulatory state. For some time, the Left has been selling the public and the courts on the notion that somehow the act of forming a corporation and opening for business operates as an effective waiver of your most basic liberties, including free speech, free exercise of religion, and virtually the entire panoply of property rights. In effect, your business is not “your” business at all, but instead all aspects of its operations exist at the whim of the state, and if the state wants to draft you into its child-killing abortion crusade — or wants to muzzle you during political campaigns – then you best salute and fall in line…

The desire to make money does not act as a waiver of constitutional or statutory rights, nor is it morally suspect, but it certainly is indispensable to a system of free enterprise that all too many on the Left view as the enemy of “social justice.” As one of my colleagues at the ACLJ stated (full disclosure: We filed seven lawsuits against the mandate, filed an amicus brief in the Hobby Lobby case, have two mandate cases before the Supreme Court now, and have filed more than a dozen amicus briefs against the mandate nationwide), “If anything rivals the Left’s passion on the abortion issue, it’s their commitment to the regulatory state.”

When a case combines elements of both issues, for the Left a loss is cataclysmic. And if much of your public “argument” depends on creating a sense of cultural inevitability, then a dramatic halt to the latest leap forward of the allegedly unstoppable sexual revolution and regulatory state is a cause for leftist weeping indeed.

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All signs Monday pointed to the fact that Democrats would rather stage a political fight over the issue than quickly resolve it for the affected women. Both the Democratic Party and the White House Twitter accounts spend much of the day rallying people to outrage on social media over the decision. “It’s time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women,” tweeted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Legal observers say it would not be difficult for the Obama Administration to resolve the situation unilaterally. The Department of Health and Human Services has already taken unilateral executive action to ensure that women employed by religious nonprofits get contraception coverage in cases where the employer declines to pay. “There was nothing in the statute that specifically allowed them to create the exemption for non-profit organizations so I don’t see why they couldn’t extend that to for-profit corporations,” said Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University and an expert on the Affordable Care Act’s regulations. “I don’t know why they couldn’t do it themselves.”

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The communications director for EMILY’s List said the ruling will motivate women to cast ballots come November.

“Ninety-nine percent of women of women aged 15-44 have used birth control – this should not be controversial,” Jess McIntosh told CNN. “But conservatives in every branch of government are determined to undermine our ability to make our medical decisions on our own – just like men do. Women have decided every election in recent memory. Women were watching today, and it will absolutely be a motivating factor in November.”
Some conservative women rejected the notion that the ruling will motive female voters to support Democratic candidates come November.

Concerned Women for America, a socially conservative group, said that it preserved “religious liberty for everyone, including the women represented by the other side.”

Alison Howard, the group’s communications director, said the ruling would motivate women in a different way: “This is so affirming to those women who believe in freedom and that’s bigger than those who believe that taxpayers should fund abortion inducing drugs and contraceptives.”

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2. “President Obama believes that women should make personal health care decisions for themselves, rather than their bosses deciding for them.”

Agreed, but there was nothing in the Supreme Court’s decision that took the decision away from women and gave it to their employer. Women are still free to obtain contraceptives.

Hobby Lobby wasn’t telling its employees that they couldn’t seek those contraceptives, just that the company wouldn’t pay for them through its health insurance.

That’s not the bosses deciding women’s health care decisions, that’s the bosses deciding not to cover something that wasn’t previously a required health care service.

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There is one way that House Republicans can stay a step ahead, however. That is following the lead of Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and more recently, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. (who is now running for U.S. Senate). That is, they should support a bill to allow oral contraceptives to be purchased over the counter

Philosophically, it’s consistent with limited government principles. It removes unnecessary government regulations and increases choice.

It doesn’t impose new burdens on businesses or religious institutions, nor does it require an increase in government health care spending.

And politically, it would also be beneficial to Republicans. It would make it a lot more difficult for Democrats to portray the GOP as being only interested in obstructing Democrats rather than supporting their own ideas, and harder to accuse Republicans of being broadly against access to birth control.

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The obvious solution to this dilemma is to take health insurance away from employers altogether. In a very, very limited way, the Obama administration has already done that by arranging for separate contraception coverage, via third party insurers, for churches and other truly religious organizations that object to such coverage. In principle, it could do the same here. And, over the long run, it’s easy enough to imagine a world in which employers were truly out of the health insurance business altogether—a world in which all people got health insurance directly from the government or tightly regulated insurers.

But the people and groups who oppose government’s providing insurance directly tend to be the same people who object to the contraception mandate. That’s not a coincidence. While I don’t doubt the religious objections to birth control are sincere, I do think they are masking another belief conservatives bring to this debate: As a general rule, conservatives don’t think government should be compelling them to pay for other people’s medical expenses. Voluntary insurance arrangements are fine, they say. But government shouldn’t be making them pay for other people—or for services they might not like, want, or use.

The Hobby Lobby case raises a whole bunch of important and complicated questions—about religious freedom, the definition of corporations, and so on. But fundamentally this is also a case about the responsibility each of us has for the well-being of our fellow man—and, yes, for our fellow woman.

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Via NRO.

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Via RCP.

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JONATHAN TURLEY: It’s a huge blow to the Obama administration. You know, this has been an awful ten days. They were previously found to be in violation of the Fourth Amendment and privacy. Then they were found to be in violation of the separation of powers, and now they have been found to be in violation of the First Amendment and the religion clauses. I mean, you just don’t want to get out of bed after a week like that.


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going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Thanks for checking in! I don’t live in a tornado area, but earthquake area.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:07 AM

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:07 AM

I lived and worked in so cal for 20 some years
so I felt a few…. I remember the Flintridge one well..
are you no cal or so cal?

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:10 AM

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:02 AM

You are right…. I don’t understand the culture. But I do know he’s willing to talk more and cooperate if the price is right. I find that despicable. He should want to do the right thing.

At least I give him credit for saying Chris is NOT racist, and that he was lied to.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:11 AM

NOLA Thugs in Downtown Jackson: Saleem Baird and his Whores

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Oh dear. How anyone could support these morons is just plain baffling.

They’re so corrupt, smug and stupid to attempt to stiff their co-grifters.

It’s almost like some bad movie.

kim roy on July 1, 2014 at 4:13 AM

thanks you two.. 31 and cat_owner

I am fine now… out of the basement..
we are under the watch till 8am so it’ll be fun..
looks like COL got it too…
hope she got the cat inside first.going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Pretty good storm, eh? Came through here earlier, temp dropped 15 degrees in 5 minutes, rained like Hell and high winds. I have branches down in the yard from the big oaks.

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:10 AM

North of there, not far from the People’s Republic of Seattle. I’ve felt a few earthquakes in my day too, although have never experienced a really bad one. In the 90s we had a fairly major one that did damage although thankfully no serious injuries.

It really is a helpless feeling. The one thing I will say about hurricanes is at least you know it’s coming.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM

I blame OC.. he has been sending us storms for a month it seems
from the great planes state of Nebraska…

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:20 AM

NOLA Thugs in Downtown Jackson: Saleem Baird and his Whores

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Oh dear. How anyone could support these morons is just plain baffling.

They’re so corrupt, smug and stupid to attempt to stiff their co-grifters.

It’s almost like some bad movie.

kim roy on July 1, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Like I said, a John Grisham novel on steroids.

Saleem isn’t just a pimp, he’s an out of town pimp. From New Orleans. Louisiana.

They’re not just whores, they’re out-of-town whores. Fron New Orleans Louisiana.

The horror.

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:22 AM

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:15 AM

I liked the earth quakes better..
the place shakes for a moment
you never know when its coming..so no time to fret
most are so small you have to ask someone…did you feel that??
hurricanes the tornadoes when on the ground
wipe the ground clean… even the shrubs…
everything and anything gone…for as wide as it is
for as long as its on the ground..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Lawyers, Guns And Money

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:24 AM

You are right…. I don’t understand the culture. But I do know he’s willing to talk more and cooperate if the price is right. I find that despicable. He should want to do the right thing.

At least I give him credit for saying Chris is NOT racist, and that he was lied to.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:11 AM

I wouldn’t understand it either if I hadn’t lived in close proximity and been a public defender. The attitudes and values of that community make a certain kind of sense, but more importantly, are utterly beyond the ken of most folks outside of it.

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:30 AM

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:24 AM

I see your point, but the thing with earthquakes is you never know if you are about to experience “the big one”. Having said that….. I choose to live here, rather than somewhere else.

Each area has it’s own risks….whether it be tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes.

I’m in a smallish place not far from Seattle, but this area thankfully gets quite a bit less rain. I do like the lifestyle here and am prepared to live with the risks.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Settled Science Requires A New $500 Million satellite

NASA will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) on Tuesday to further scientific understanding of carbon dioxide emissions, the agency’s first mission to study greenhouse gases.
—————— ————— ———— ———– ——- —- —–
Indian Mangalyaan satellite mission to Mars is 9 times lower cost than NASA Maven Mars mission

India’s recently launch of a spacecraft to Mars with a mission cost of $75 million. Just days after the launch of India’s Mangalyaan satellite, NASA sent off its own Mars mission, five years in the making, named Maven. Its cost: $671 million. The budget of India’s Mars mission, by contrast, was just three-quarters of the $100 million that Hollywood spent on last year’s space-based hit, “Gravity.”

http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/07/indian-mangalyaan-satellite-mission-to.html

anotherJoe on July 1, 2014 at 4:33 AM

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:30 AM

if the man is any kind of reverend at all..with a real church..
his flock will start leaning and looking at him..

how can the man preach to us on sunday , and tell lies on Monday pressure….

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:33 AM

Any one notice the lamestream media loves to provide their own narrative that fits their sick ideology?

“By letting some closely held employers — like family-owned businesses — opt out of the coverage if they have religious objections….” (both Politico and Associated Press used this term)

It’s called Religious Freedom—not “religious objections”—found in the Constitution and rightly upheld by the Supreme Court.

Rovin on July 1, 2014 at 4:35 AM

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:30 AM

I had a feeling you were speaking from personal experience. I can only say may the truth prevail, and may justice be done for Chris McDaniel. I love his courage.

And I hope all conservative sites are on this story tomorrow, including this one. I think AP is the best person for this. Don’t think he liked the outcome last week any more than we did.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:36 AM

Rovin on July 1, 2014 at 4:35 AM

it should scare us more that 4 SC Justices
voted to alter that same Constitution…

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:45 AM

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:33 AM

No, he’s tight, or he wouldn’t be an associate pastor at a big church. His people all see it his way. He was just getting a slice and making sure the flock got a slice too, all to stick it to the evil TEA party racists. What harm could there be?

Now he’s in a jam, but it’s not his fault. He just got caught in the crossfire between one whitey gang and another. What’s a brother to do?

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:50 AM

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:50 AM

He’s looking for cash, either from the Cochran campaign or someone else who’s willing to pay.

He’s not interested in doing the right thing….. only interested in who will pay him the most.

At least, that’s what it looks like.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:52 AM

Now he’s in a jam, but it’s not his fault. He just got caught in the crossfire between one whitey gang and another. What’s a brother to do?

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 4:50 AM

that, sort of ..is my point…
he don’t care about whitey gangs beating the h3ll out of each other..
he just wants to be paid…

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:54 AM

is it a large church??..
the more of them that know they were also duped the better..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:56 AM

We had a storm between 3:30 and 4 here in W. OH. Thunder and lightning. When it gets light I’ll see how much rain.

crankyoldlady on July 1, 2014 at 4:57 AM

the tea party should offer rewards for information…
if 15$ bought a vote..
the truth cant be much down there..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 4:58 AM

crankyoldlady on July 1, 2014 at 4:57 AM

morning COL…
I saw that raining on you and wished you well earlier..
glad your safe..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 5:00 AM

I think AP is the best person for this. Don’t think he liked the outcome last week any more than we did.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:36 AM

I think Allah’s analysis of the situation is absolutely dead-on.

We have to fight the bastards here, now, on this ground.

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 5:04 AM

He’s looking for cash, either from the Cochran campaign or someone else who’s willing to pay.

He’s not interested in doing the right thing….. only interested in who will pay him the most.

At least, that’s what it looks like.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 4:52 AM

He is looking for cash.

From his standpoint, it’s not wrong to get paid for doing the right thing, it’s smart.

Now that he got screwed, he’s gone rogue. Makes perfect sense. His people will understand.

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 5:09 AM

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 5:09 AM

But I don’t understand though. In other words, if the Cochran campaign had paid him, he would have kept his mouth shut? How disgusting.

I agree with you about AP. He’s done a great job with this, hope he keeps it up and look forward to reading more about it later today.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 5:14 AM

But I don’t understand though. In other words, if the Cochran campaign had paid him, he would have kept his mouth shut? How disgusting…

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 5:14 AM

He says he began to understand McDaniel wasn’t a racist intent on stopping food stamps before he realized Baird wasn’t going to pay him, but that is just too convenient, given he is still obviously looking to get paid what he thinks he is owed.

There’s no reason to believe he wouldn’t have just taken the money and moved on.

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 5:35 AM

There’s no reason to believe he wouldn’t have just taken the money and moved on.

novaculus on July 1, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Yep, exactly. He would have kept his mouth shut if they paid him. Obviously, a huge mistake if true.

And it worries me a bit that he got paid for that interview. I’m afraid a lawyer would use it against him to discredit the story. However, he obviously has email and text evidence, which would seem to corroborate his story.

The entire thing stinks. If it eventually ends up in convictions, this may go down as one of the most corrupt elections of all time. And done by our own party.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 5:39 AM

Tone deaf libs
Birth control still accessible hobby lobby just wont pay for it….
What don’t they get?

$9 is not the deciding factor on whether to pay for groceries or birth control dws
And yet the LIV will believe this tripe

On now its a slippery slope according to Hillary…..

Corporation are people is absurd
-donnie

Hostility greeted by the media is stunning
-nicolle

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Settled Science Requires A New $500 Million satellite

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anotherJoe on July 1, 2014 at 4:33 AM

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canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 AM

This will help the dems and backfire on the gop
-mj panel

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 AM

So politicizing this issue is good for dens but the outrage by the left if gop starts to fundraiser on other issues

The hypocrisy is strong

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Morning canopfor

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Hostility greeted by the media is stunning
-nicolle

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:11 AM

cmsinaz: Good morning CMS,..ya the Liberals are Pretty-Pissed Off
to say the least!:)

canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 6:17 AM

France
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European Court of Human Rights upholds France’s law banning women from wearing face-covering veils in public – @France24
Read more on france24.com

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canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 6:19 AM

So dear leader added another 300 troops on top of the 200…
Libs must be furious no?

Mission creep?

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:23 AM

morning COL…
I saw that raining on you and wished you well earlier..
glad your safe..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Half inch of rain.

crankyoldlady on July 1, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Fox hasn’t mentioned the Mississippi corruption.

crankyoldlady on July 1, 2014 at 6:33 AM

So dear leader added another 300 troops on top of the 200…
Libs must be furious no?

Mission creep?

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:23 AM

I’m furious. 750 troops in Iraq, after being assured that they needed no more than 300 advisors at the US Embassy. And this last contingent was announced in a way to minimize the story. How many more military personnel are going to be snuck into Iraq?

Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Fox hasn’t mentioned the Mississippi corruption.

crankyoldlady on July 1, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Corruption in Mississippi? Nonsense!!!!!!

Seriously you know what they call corruption in Mississippi? Tuesday.

Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 6:57 AM

good question

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM

This will help the dems and backfire on the gop
-mj panel

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 AM

I’m guessing the idea from the MSDNC “brain trust” is that the Hobby Lobby case will rally the stupid shrill women to the side of the Dems. That about sum it up? Dems ultimately win because Baby isn’t going to be put in a corner without her IUD?

Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 7:03 AM

By the way professional slut Sandra Fluke weighed in on the Hobby Lobby case. It is as shrill and stupid as you would get from a woman who claims that sham photo-op was testifying before Congress.

…..the anti-choice movement wants to limit not just affordable access, but all access to abortion and birth control, whether it is backed by the government, by employers, or purchased by private citizens. It is an attack at all levels, and today’s decision is just another success in these efforts.

I would challenge this stupid whore to find one voice in the “anti-choice” movement that is calling for an end to all access to birth control. Just one.

Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 7:03 AM

you got buddy :)

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

When our founding fathers passed the First Amendment, they sought to protect churches from government interference. They never intended to construct a wall of hostility between government and the concept of religious belief itself.

– Ronald Reagan, 3/8/83

My take: The Hobby Lobby Decision: The First Amendment Holds. Religious Freedom Stands.

kingsjester on July 1, 2014 at 7:29 AM

kingsjester on July 1, 2014 at 7:29 AM

individual irresponsibility…spot on KJ

another good one :)

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 7:35 AM

My take: The Hobby Lobby Decision: The First Amendment Holds. Religious Freedom Stands.

kingsjester on July 1, 2014 at 7:29 AM

The pro-murder crowd will not go quietly into the night.

Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 7:38 AM

When can we start tagging toes in what used to be the “feminist movement”?

How am I expected to pay for my birth control MYSELF? OH, the HUMANITY!!!

I really hate feminism. Really.

Grace_is_sufficient on July 1, 2014 at 7:39 AM

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 7:35 AM
Thank you, ma’am!
Happy Nomad on July 1, 2014 at 7:38 AM
You’re right. Molech is a demanding master.

kingsjester on July 1, 2014 at 7:41 AM

How am I expected to pay for my birth control MYSELF? OH, the HUMANITY!!!

I really hate feminism. Really.

Grace_is_sufficient on July 1, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Me too. When I listen to my fellow females demanding that everyone else be responsible for their “choices” and the consequences of their actions, I become nauseated. We can only hope that this represents some return to personal responsibility, but I doubt it.

In my line of work I see many many people trying to foist responsibility for choices, actions, and just general welfare on everyone but themselves. Even more sadly, I see a society that encourages sloth and self-destructiveness under the guise of victimhood.

clnurnberg on July 1, 2014 at 8:18 AM

kingsjester on July 1, 2014 at 7:29 AM

There is no individual responsibility anymore. Even some of those young girls on Fox who claim to be conservative and actually believe they are will talk about what the government is going to do about…whatever happens. We have become serfs.

On an unrelated note: THE MOSQUITOES ARE RAVENOUS TODAY. What’s the gov. going to do about it? /

crankyoldlady on July 1, 2014 at 8:22 AM

The entire thing stinks. If it eventually ends up in convictions, this may go down as one of the most corrupt elections of all time. And done by our own party.

cat_owner on July 1, 2014 at 5:39 AM

Good morning, all…

My take is that the GOP got set up big time. The good rev. sucked in the Cochran Camp with the offer of votes for cash to get him elected. What they really want is the Senate seat. What better way than to roll on Thad and expose a HUGE scandal involving the Republicans?

Cochran out, the repubs scandalized in a staggering way, and the dem candidate slithers effortlessly into office in November. The only negative is a little tarnish for the black community, which they don’t give a rat’s behind about anyway. Small price to pay.

This will be a huge deal and NOT in a good way for the GOP.

bimmcorp on July 1, 2014 at 8:33 AM

This will be a huge deal and NOT in a good way for the GOP.

bimmcorp on July 1, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Well, if we had a fair media, it would be a scourge on both sides. Because really, the Dems look bad here too.

But with the media we have—yeah. The IRS, Iraq, the VA–all of that will go away. It will be Bridgegate times 500. Even though most of us who once identified GOP hate the establishment too.

Grace_is_sufficient on July 1, 2014 at 9:03 AM

30th

Bmore on July 1, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Morning Bmore (I was going to say this, even if you were not here)

Schadenfreude on July 1, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Tone deaf libs
Birth control still accessible hobby lobby just wont pay for it….
What don’t they get?

$9 is not the deciding factor on whether to pay for groceries or birth control dws
And yet the LIV will believe this tripe

cmsinaz on July 1, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Actually, you’ve bought part of the story for the LIV, sorry.

Contraceptives are covered on the Hobby Lobby plan, they always were, and they still are. SO the $9/month is covered.

Only 4 contraceptives that the HHS demanded were NOT required.

1-3) Three “emergency contraceptives” Pl,an B, ella, and One Step… all “abortifacients”.

4) IUD’s (which prevent the attachment of a fertilized egg).

If you believe life begins at fertilization and not later in the process; these 4 methods are “abortions” so Hobby Lobby never covered them.

This was NEVER about “contraceptives” or “birch control” as most people consider those terms. “THe Pill” for contraception was already covered by Hobby Lobby, and still is.

This is about mandating “abortifacients” as covered medication on all insurance.

So sadly you’ve still bought some of the “tripe”… this was never about contraceptives; only abortifacients. But they’re spinning and lying for all their worth to make this the “war on women” all over again.

gekkobear on July 1, 2014 at 12:18 PM

canopfor on July 1, 2014 at 6:13 AM

the launch is rescheduled for Wednesday, July 2 from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Station, Calif., The launch time is 2:56 a.m. PDT at the opening of a 30-second window

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/oco2/index.html

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Half inch of rain.

crankyoldlady on July 1, 2014 at 6:31 AM

we got just under an inch I think…
did you look off the coast of Florida today?..
and then moving up the east coast..
looks like our HA friends there might need a prayer or two..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I see the Russians are sending fighter jets to Iraq…
brave sir barry was apparently late for tee time
and therefore unavailable for comment…

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28077273

question… are our special ops troops
going to spot for Russian planes??..
with Iraqi pilots or Russian??.
(I would think Russian.. unless the Iraqi pilots are versed in those jets already…)
what could go wrong with that??..

going2mars on July 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM

The key to a healthy society is honesty. We have allowed liberals to erode our language and with it our minds.

Good article pertaining to rule of law over at American Thinker

lineholder on July 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Another good article at American Thinker today about how mainstream Republican voters (namely Conservatives) are odd man out against Dem voters, Dem politicians, and the GOPe, all of whom desire big government bennies.

lineholder on July 1, 2014 at 3:38 PM

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