In an "inspirational" video for Now This News, Sen. Elizabeth Warren forcefully pledges that she will never take a dime from the National Rifle Association, particularly in light of a recent school shooting near Houston, Texas.
But there's just one problem: the NRA has never cut a check to Warren, and they aren't about to start now.
Now This News proudly trumpets their "exclusive," calling Warren the "first U.S. Senator to pledge never to take money from the NRA. The activist news organization even devotes a flattering three minutes to Warren's "pledge," superimposing "facts" about Sen. Warren over action photos.
The National Rifle Association is far from one of the biggest corporate campaign donors -- it doesn't typically crack the top fifty, unlike more aggressive political non-profits, like Planned Parenthood -- but it is by no means a stingy donor to those candidates who support gun rights (including, but not limited to, Sen. Bernie Sanders).
But according to Open Secrets, which has records for the NRA going back nearly a decade, the NRA has never cut a check to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren -- not even the token $50 checks they sometimes send Democratic Members of Congress from states where hunting is particularly popular. In 2012, the last time Warren ran for office, the NRA actually scaled back donations across the board, giving just slightly more than $1 million to Congressional races.
It's not as though the NRA is clamoring to donate to Warren now, either. Her rhetoric in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting has been nothing short of vitriolic, and the NRA doesn't typically cut checks to candidates who are openly hostile to their aims. It'll be shockingly easy for her to keep her brave "pledge."
A former doctor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for slipping an abortion pill into his pregnant girlfriend’s tea. He will serve three years of the sentence. He should serve zero years. He should not have been sentenced at all.
What he did was monstrous, of course. He killed a human life. He is a murderer. He deserves to be in prison for the rest of his life. But we are not the sort of society that deserves to put people like him in prison. We have not allowed ourselves the legal or moral basis to do so. We have declared unborn babies to be unpersons, lifeless clumps of matter, and we should have to face the implications of that idea.
You cannot commit a homicide if you have not killed a person. And a "fetus" must either be a person or not a person. The consent of the mother is irrelevant to the question of personhood. A thing is what it is, no matter how anyone feels about it. My dog is a dog. He does not become a person because I love him, or a sack of fur because I hate him. The fact that he is mine has no bearing at all on what he is or isn’t.
If the pro-aborts are right in their view, then this man committed vandalism by destroying his girlfriend’s property. At worst, he committed assault by damaging a part of her body. But homicide? No. Homicide by definition is the deliberate and unlawful killing of a person. An unborn child by definition — at least by the demented, unscientific definition that serves as the entire basis for the Roe decision and the pro-abortion cause for the past 40 years — is not a person.
Which is it? We cannot have it both ways. We should not have it both ways. We only want to have it both ways because, in the minds of many people in our culture, itfeelsso much worse when a man kills his child. All of the bodily autonomy stuff, the women’s rights stuff, the female liberation stuff, no longer serves as an effective cover. All you're left with is a guy killing a baby. The euphemisms and slogans no longer apply. We reverse ourselves, suddenly, and just for these isolated cases, so that we can preserve our moral indifference.
To hell with that. Literally, to hell with it. If we are going to be a society where babies aren’t people, then let’s be that society. Let’s stop hiding from ourselves. We kill babies here. It is legal to kill babies here. Babies aren’t people here. That’s the ugly truth. If we don’t like it — and we shouldn’t — then let’s change it. If we won’t change it, then let this innocent man out of jail and let him return to his medical practice. He is only a doctor performing a medical procedure, after all. He does not deserve to be persecuted for it.
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons
The media is up to its old tricks. Covering emotional stories, and slamming the
president on salacious claims. But quietly over the weekend, Trump was winning. And winning big, in a way that couldn't be duplicated by his predecessors.
In other words, Trump was working, keeping another campaign promise, while
receiving attacks from the 'unbiased' media.
Last week high-level talks between China and the United States occurred in
Washington, and they proved to be quite successful. China has agreed to cut
the deficit and committed to making purchases from US businesses.
It should be noted that the phrase “party like it’s 1776” has been used to promote many Philadelphia events, including during Independence Day in 2017, a Young Republicans National Federation conference last March, and a 2016 gathering of the American Society of News Editors.
The reason why Philadelphia uses such a phrase should be obvious for its role in the creation of America.
Philadelphia is known as the “birthplace of our Nation,” where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were created, and was also the temporary capital of the U.S. following the Revolutionary War.
A mother whose daughter was murdered in Friday's massacre at Santa Fe High School in Texas said the killer pursued her daughter for months before it came to a head in recent weeks and she embarrassed him in class. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A mother whose daughter was murdered on Friday when a 17-year-old gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas killing 10 people has revealed a possible motive for the massacre.
The mother told a newspaper over the weekend that the killer pursued her daughter for months to no avail and was specifically targeted.
What are the details?
Sadie Rodriguez told the Los Angeles Times via Facebook message that the suspect pursued her daughter for months, but she turned him down, angering him.
Rodriguez’s told the Times her daughter, Shana Fisher, “had 4 months of problems from this boy.”
“He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,” she explained.
Despite being told “no,” the suspect became more aggressive in his pursuit of Fisher, Rodriguez said. It came to a head in recent weeks when Fisher reportedly stood up in class and “embarrassed” the killer, her mother said.
“A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” Rodriguez said. “Shana being the first one.”
However, it’s not clear if Fisher was the first victim. Rodriguez did not tell the Times how she knew her daughter was the first casualty.
The killer, who waved his right to remain silent, confessed to police. He told authorities he targeted people he did not like and spared the lives of those he did like so “he could have his story told,” according to the LA Times.
Shana Fisher, a “beautiful, smart, funny and talented” girl who just turned 16 on May 9, and “loved life and her dog Kallie. She was shy and sweet,” her mother said. “She had a lot of love in her heart.”