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Army commanders have targeted a new enemy combatant – truly delicious chicken. Fox News reports that an American soldier has been rebuked for serving Chick-Fil-A at his own promotion ceremony.
The Master Sergeant, who has asked to remain anonymous, is being represented by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.
The organization’s Executive Director, Ron Crews, told Fox News’ Todd Starnes:
“The unidentified soldier was investigated, reprimanded, threatened with judicial action and given a bad efficiency report” for sending an invitation to his colleagues requesting that they attend his promotion ceremony where Chick-Fil-A would be served.
The invitation read, in part: “In honor of my promotion and in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act, I’m serving Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at my promotion party.”
The bottom line is that this is one more example of a Conservative soldier being threatened, condemned, and marginalized because he supports traditional marriage in a new military climate where Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is nothing more than a fond memory.
The Defense of Marriage Act, though threatened with repeal by pending Supreme Court rulings, still remains a federal law. Though several states have chosen to recognize same-sex marriage, nationally, marriage remains defined as a union between only one man and one woman.
Mr. Crews explained that, “These stories are the ones that have not been told – about some of the more subtle ramifications of the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.”
It is this kind of clear discrimination against Conservative Christians in the military that led seventy-one Congressmen to demand that the rights of public servants like this master sergeant not be infringed upon by anyone in their chain of command – military or civilian.
Only time will tell who will be the last man standing in the shifting sands of the ever increasingly more complex culture war.
News Media Scrub Cop Murderer’s Manifesto of Pro-Obama, Hillary, MSNBC, CNN, Gay, and Anti-Gun Comments
I’ve been following closely the news story about Chris Dorner, who is now suspected of murdering three people, including one police officer, and shooting another two police officers. He is targeting police and their families for what he says is a corrupt system that robbed him of his name and his life.
You can read all the details here.
However, I started noticing that some of the details the media was talking about didn’t fit the released manifesto I’ve read everywhere. Especially interesting, is that KFI’s morning news regurgitator Bill Handel had mentioned some pro-Obama comments and anti-NRA sentiments in the manifesto.
But these weren’t in the copy that KFI themselves released – see for yourself.
This video from FOX News Los Angeles reports that the manifesto was 22 pages long, while the manifesto released was only 11.
The page where FOX News LA had the manifesto is now deleted. Comments don’t mention the manifesto at all.
KTLA also has the abbreviated manifesto, with this parenthetical: “KTLA has removed the names of a number of officers out of respect for their privacy.”
FOX News reposted the manifesto, with all the names redacted as the authorities asked, but it still doesn’t have the second half.
ABC 7 has also posted a redacted half version of the manifesto.
Being curious, I started looking for a complete copy, but other mainstream news media only had the abbreviated copy.
Can you imagine an economic environment where it’s so expensive to layoff employees that business owners are forced to continue employing them? France is about to do exactly that.
You’ll want to read the entire thing, but here is the core of it (emphasis mine).
Polls regularly show unemployment ranking among the French’s top concerns, adding pressure on Hollande as his Socialist Party seeks a majority in parliament in a two-round legislative election on June 10 and 17.
The push to make firing more difficult in France, where making layoffs is already tightly regulated and often costly for employers, contrasts with moves under way in other euro zone countries such as Italy and Spain to make job cuts easier.
With the economy stalling, Labour Minister Michel Sapin said urgent measures were needed against unemployment and that he aimed to put forward legislation after the summer break.
“The main idea is to make layoffs so expensive for companies that it’s not worth it,” Sapin said in an interview with France Info radio.
“It’s not a question of sanctions, but workers have to have compensation at the right level,” he said.
Now I’m no rocket scientist. I’m no economist and my education level isn’t extraordinary. But wouldn’t this actually encourage businesses not to hire new employees to begin with?
- France Shutters Consulates in 20 Countries Over Mohammed Cartoons
- As Wealthy French Look to Flee France Over Socialist Victory, Obama Invites New Socialist President to White House
- France’s Rich Leaving in Droves to Escape Punitive Taxes
- Is The U.S. in Worse Fiscal Shape Than Greece, France & Italy?
- House prepares to push bill making English official language
Starting at the end of this month the Democratic National Convention will open with a focus on Islam. 20,000 Muslims are expected to attend according to the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), the national Muslim American non-profit coordinating the two days of events they claim are non-political. ”Jumah at the DNC” begins August 29 and will start with a Friday afternoon jummah prayer followed by other unnamed programs and events, leading up to the Islamic Regal Banquet. The following day will be an all day Islamic Cultural and Fun Fest which will include discussions on the topics of Islamaphobia, Anti-Shariah, Middle Eastern Crisis, Patriot Act, National Defense Authorization Act and more.
Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go
Aug 19, 2012 1:00 AM EDT
Why does Paul Ryan scare the president so much? Because Obama has broken his promises, and it’s clear that the GOP ticket’s path to prosperity is our only hope.
I was a good loser four years ago. “In the grand scheme of history,” I wrote the day after Barack Obama’s election as president, “four decades is not an especially long time. Yet in that brief period America has gone from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the apotheosis of Barack Obama. You would not be human if you failed to acknowledge this as a cause for great rejoicing.”
Despite having been—full disclosure—an adviser to John McCain, I acknowledged his opponent’s remarkable qualities: his soaring oratory, his cool, hard-to-ruffle temperament, and his near faultless campaign organization.
Yet the question confronting the country nearly four years later is not who was the better candidate four years ago. It is whether the winner has delivered on his promises. And the sad truth is that he has not.
In his inaugural address, Obama promised “not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He promised to “build the roads and bridges, the electric grids, and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together.” He promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost.” And he promised to “transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.” Unfortunately the president’s scorecard on every single one of those bold pledges is pitiful.