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NY cardinal who lives tax-free in $30M mansion scolds Americans for being against illegal immigration

In an op/ed, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan chastises Donald Trump and Americans who have problems with illegal immigration and illegals who commit heinous crimes of rape and murder, calling us “nativists.”

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The Oxford English Dictionary defines “nativism” as “The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.” In his op/ed, Dolan calls “nativism” an “ugly phenomenon,” and “nativists” as those “who see the unwashed, ignorant, bothersome brood as criminals and misfits who threaten ‘pure America,’ and are toxic to everything decent in the United States.”

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Dolan writes:

“[Nativism] flourished in our country during the 1840s and 1850s — actually becoming a popular political party, the Know-Nothings — and appeared again, in the 1870s, as the American Protective Association; in the 1920s, as the KKK; and during post-World War II America, as Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

These nativists believed the immigrant to be dangerous, and that America was better off without them. All these poor degenerates did, according to the nativists, was to dilute the clean, virtuous, upright citizenry of God-fearing true Americans.”

Dolan continues, referring to “those happy days decades ago” when he taught American religious history to university students:

“I made the point to my students that nativism never really did disappear completely, but was a continual virulent strain in the American psyche, which would probably sadly show up again.

This point my students would not buy. ‘Father Dolan,’ they would say, ‘there’s no denying that this bigotry was there in our past. But, come on! Who could ever believe now that immigrants are dirty, drunken, irresponsible, dangerous threats to clean, white, Protestant, Anglo-Saxon America! Those days are gone.’

I wish I were in the college classroom again, so I could roll out my ‘Trump card’ to show the students that I was right. Nativism is alive, well — and apparently popular!

After slyly bashing Donald Trump — and by extension Trump’s supporters — with his “Trump card” reference, Dolan turns coy, insisting that “I am not in the business of telling people what candidates they should support or who deserves their vote.”

Then, this cardinal who lives in the lap of luxury (see below) goes all better-than-thou sanctimonious:

“But as a Catholic, I take seriously the Bible’s teaching that we are to welcome the stranger, one of the most frequently mentioned moral imperatives in both the Old and New Testament.”

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Dolan, who once taught in a university, can’t seem to distinguish between LEGAL immigrants to the United States and ILLEGAL aliens who:

  • Disrespect this country’s laws and borders;
  • Make a mockery of millions of people across the world who actually respect our laws by applying to immigrate here;
  • Force taxpayers to pay for their welfare, medical care and education (k-12 and college!)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York leads the pack of Catholic archbishops and bishops who live in palatial mansions.

Dolan lives in a 15,000-square-foot mansion (below) on Madison Avenue in in one of the priciest corridors of Manhattan. The mansion reportedly is filled with thick red carpets and priceless antiques, and is estimated to be worth at least $30 million. Dolan shares the mansion with three other priests. (See “Pope Francis calls again for wealth redistribution, while U.S. archbishops live in palatial homes”)

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Cardinal Dolan lives here

Just four men live in a swanky mansion of 15 thousand sq. feet!

Hey, Dolan, let’s see you “take seriously the Bible’s teaching that we are to welcome the stranger” by sharing those 15,000 sq. ft. with illegal “immigrants”.

I dare you.

This is the same Archbishop Timothy Dolan who led this year’s New York St. Patrick’s Day parade as its Grand Marshal, despite the participation of a homosexual activist group, Out@NBCUniversal, and despite the parade’s rejection of an application from the pro-life adoption group Children First Foundation.

Contact info. for Cardinal Timothy Dolan:

1011 First Ave
New York, NY  10022
Phone: 212-371-1000

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~Éowyn

Illegal immigrant ordered freed by feds now suspected of murder in Ohio

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Fox News: An illegal immigrant suspected of murdering one woman, wounding another and attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl was released earlier this month by Ohio sheriff’s deputies after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told them not to hold him, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Illegal Razo/AP Photo

Illegal Razo/AP Photo

Juan Emmanuel Razo, 35, was arrested Monday after a shootout with police following a crime spree police say began with the attempted rape of a girl in a park in Painesville, about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland. He later shot a woman in front of her children and murdered a 60-year-old woman in nearby Concord Township, according to police. While Razo is being held on $10 million bond, authorities are trying to explain why he was allowed to remain in the U.S. illegally after local authorities questioned him just three weeks ago.

“I have somebody who we don’t know who he is, why he is in this country, why he is here illegally and why he allegedly committed a murder,” Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti thundered at Razo’s arraignment, noting the suspect has no green card, birth certificate or driver’s license.  “I can’t set a bond high enough,” he continued. “How in the hell do I even know it’s him?”

Cicconetti later told Fox News he did not understand how federal authorities could have ordered Razo released on July 7 when local deputies questioned him and contacted Border Protection officials, given that no one could even verify his identity.

“If you are stopped, at that point, whether it be by law enforcement or you make your first court appearance, at that point we have to have some kind of identifier on him,” he said.

Deputies who questioned Razo say Border Protection officials told them Razo is from Mexico and in the U.S. illegally, but said they would not pick him up for deportation. Lake County Sheriff Dan Dunlap said at a news conference that deputies released Razo because he hadn’t committed a crime at that point.

A Border Protection spokesman did not return telephone messages seeking comment. A spokesman for U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement said in an email that ICE was closely monitoring the case. The email identified Razo as Juan Emmanuel Razo-Ramirez.

A detective said during the arraignment that Razo has confessed to the deadly, one-day crime spree in the quiet Lake Erie town. Police began seeking Razo late Monday morning after the girl described him to police and said he had tried to rape her. Hours later, he allegedly shot a 40-year-old woman in the arm as she walked with her two children along a bike path and an hour after that, a man told park rangers he’d found his wife, 60-year-old Margaret Kostelnik, shot to death in their home near the bike path.

Victim Margaret Kostelnik

Victim Margaret Kostelnik

The Lake County coroner said Kostelnik, who was an assistant to the mayor in nearby Willoughby, was shot multiple times. “People always  say, ‘Oh, she’s the nicest person in the world,’” Willoughby Mayor David Anderson told FoxNews.com. “But Margaret Kostelnik is the nicest person you could ever meet.”

Anderson said he worked with Kostelnik for the 24 years he served as mayor and that her family is deeply entrenched in the 23,000-person community. Her husband has worked as the town’s cemetery sexton for the past 25 years. “She genuinely cared,” Anderson said.

A public defender entered a not guilty plea for Razo on Tuesday.

Tension between local and federal law enforcement agencies over how to handle illegal immigrants was brought to the forefront after the killing of Kathryn Steinle July 1 on a San Francisco pier. The 32-year-old was allegedly shot by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez who had been deported five times and had a felony record. 

Lopez-Sanchez has said he came to San Francisco because he knew local police would not turn him over for deportation because of the city’s sanctuary policy, which has caused Republicans to blame these policies adopted by liberal enclaves nationwide.

Lopez-Sanchez was freed in March on an old marijuana charge even though Immigration and Customs Enforcement had filed a detainer request with San Francisco law enforcement. The city’s sheriff’s department was criticized for releasing Lopez-Sanchez and not notifying federal immigration authorities.

Lopez-Sanchez pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and weapons charges in the case. His bail was set at $5 million, which means he will stay in jail until the murder trial, where he faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.

Read more about the illegal immigration that plagues our country here.

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Most new California licenses go to drivers in country illegally

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Fox News: More than half of all new California driver’s licenses this year have gone to people who are in the country illegally, the state said Friday

The California Department of Motor Vehicles reported it has issued roughly 397,000 licenses to people who live in the country illegally. A total of 759,000 licenses have been issued in the first six months of the year. The DMV only issued 435,000 licenses in the first six months of 2014.

The new law initially generated huge interest causing long lines at motor vehicle offices in January and February. The DMV expects to see about one million more applicants over the next three years who are covered under new law. “We hope that all of those people will be able to pass the testing and have the necessary documents to obtain” a license, said DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez.

Supporters of the law say giving licenses to people regardless of their immigration status makes the road safer for everyone. New drivers say having a license means they can travel more freely for work or pleasure.

“It’s great that people are taking advantage of this new law,” said Jackelin Aguilar, community organizer for Placer People of Faith Together, an Auburn, California-based group that supports the new licenses. “It’s definitely a step forward for the families, and having identification is huge,” Aguilar said.

Opponents say people who get into the country illegally shouldn’t be rewarded.

Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, which advocates for legal and limited immigration, criticized California for making life easier for people in the country illegally, at the expense of citizens and legal residents. “There are now 400,000 more signals to people all over the world that working illegally in California is encouraged by the government itself,” he said.

About 687,000 people have applied for the licenses issued to illegal immigrants. Applicants must pass driving tests and show proof of residency and identity. The new license is marked differently than those issued to other drivers in the state and is not considered a valid form of federal identification, for example, to board an airplane.

More than 1.1 million people who qualify for the new licenses took the written driver’s test between Jan. 2 and June 30, and 436,000 have also taken a behind-the-wheel driving test.

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Ethnic studies projected costs pegged at $73 million for LAUSD

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SCPR.org: The Los Angeles Unified School District is looking at a bill of $73 million to cover course development, textbooks and teacher training in ethnic studies, a new high school graduation requirement approved last year.

LAUSD’s school board ushered in the mandatory coursework in November, believing the rollout would cost an estimated $4 million.

Officials later clarified that the original figure was the cost to pull together a pilot program of 30 schools. A draft report from an advisory Ethnic Studies Committee released this week concludes that sum wouldn’t even cover textbooks for the trial run.

A major portion of the latest $73 million estimate is needed for teaching staff. “We figured we are going to have to add at least one teacher per school site, and that’s an ongoing cost,” said Angel Barrett, the district’s executive director of curriculum and instruction and among the committee’s members.

The committee, which includes administrators, teachers and scholars, recommended postponing the ethnic studies requirement so that it takes effect for the Class of 2022 rather than the Class of 2019. The delay would give high schools three more years to train and recruit the 250 teachers needed to implement the new requirement.

The ethnic studies report, released Thursday, comes out as the school board takes up a looming problem with the college preparation graduation requirements known as A-G coursework. Starting with the Class of 2017, students must pass the slate of college prep courses that are required to qualify for entry into the University of California and Cal State University systems.

The district estimates about 45 percent of sophomores are still not on track to meet the A-G mandate.

The A-G requirement is criticized by some who say it will hold back students who otherwise would meet the state’s graduation qualifications. The ethnic studies requirement got the green light before the latest district estimate that many students may fail to graduate on time.

Ethnic studies explores race and racism as “powerful social and cultural forces,” according to a University of California at Berkeley definition adopted by LAUSD. Students can meet the graduation requirement by taking African-American history, Mexican American literature or similar classes.

Manuel Criollo

Manuel Criollo

“We think this builds a young person’s sense of self and empathy in others,” said Manuel Criollo with Community Rights Campaign who advocated for the new course requirement at the school board’s November meeting.

EL Rancho Unified in Pico Rivera was the first district in the state to require students to take classes in ethnic studies, catching the attention of ethnic studies advocates and school administrators around California.

San Francisco Unified pledged to offer ethnic studies at every high school less than a month after LAUSD required it for graduation.

Tamar Galatzan was the only LAUSD board member to oppose the ethnic studies requirement, voicing concerns at the November meeting about its financial impact and whether the added requirement would pack students’ schedules too tightly.

“I believe we should work these issues out first,” Galatzan said last fall. Galatzan lost her bid for re-election in Tuesday’s runoff.

From the Community Rights Campaign web site:

“We are told the only solution to the symptoms of urban neglect—drugs, violence, joblessness—is more prisons, more police, and more punitive and discriminatory laws to lock more people up. A racist re-enslavement complex and rising police state are enveloping entire Black, Latino, immigrant, and low-income schools, communities, and individual lives—and tracking them into prison cells. 

The Community Rights Campaign is organizing in L.A. high schools and among L.A.’s 500,000 low-income bus riders to build campaigns to push back the growing police/prison state and push forward an expanded social welfare state; push back the police/prisons/punishment approach to organizing society and push foward (sic) a resources/reparations/ redistribution approach.

We organize high school students in Take Action after school clubs to stop the school-to-prison pipeline and the schools-as-jails culture in favor of building a positive, empowered learning environment. We also seek to build broad coalitions to defeat local and state initiatives (such as Prop 6 and Prop 9 on the 2008 ballot) and police state programs (such as regional gang-databases) that criminalize our communities.  Real public safety will be achieved only by challenging the Prison/Police State — not allying with it.”

Some of their “demands”:

  • Schools, Not Pre-Prisons! Decriminalize tardiness, truancy and all student behavior issues.
  • Cut funding for Police and Sheriffs
  • End to the ICE Raids, Amnesty Now!
  • End the racist “War on Drugs”
  • Defeat and overturn reactionary “tough on crime” laws

End ICE raids and amnesty now? Well I hope they include these stories in their ethnic studies class. Maybe the the story of Kate Steinle will build a young person’s sense of empathy in others.

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Macy’s “dump Trump” backfires as 30,000 irate customers cut up their cards

It’s a topsy-turvy world when law-breakers — those who illegally enter and stay in the United States — are sacred cows, while those who criticize the law-breakers are ostracized and demonized.

On June 16, 2015, when Donald Trump announced that he’s entering the crowded race to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, he made some remarks about illegal immigration which brought the wrath of the PC Left on his head. Trump said:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

For saying that, one business after another severed their ties with Trump. Univision and Comcast’s NBCUniversal cancelled plans to broadcast Trump’s Miss Universe beauty pageant. Mattress giant Serta said it will stop selling Trump-branded products. Department store giant Macy’s also cut its ties with Trump.

Such righteous indignation! You would think Trump were a heinous mass murderer or a child-molester or serial rapist or bestialist!

But Macy’s anti-Trump move has backfired.

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TMZ reports, July 13, 2015:

Macy’s is paying the price for sacking Donald Trump, because we’ve learned thousands of customers are cutting up their Macy’s credit card in protest.

Sources connected to the department store tell TMZ, Macy’s has received complaints from approximately 30,000 customers since ending its relationship with Trump nearly 2 weeks ago.

We’re told the store has been “inundated with complaints” from customers who believe the department store is unfairly punishing Trump for his views on immigration.

Our sources say thousands of customers have vowed never to shop at Macy’s again and many of them say they’re cutting up their Macy’s credit card to make a statement.

We’re told the complaints have come in various ways, including phone, Facebook and email. A Macy’s spokesperson would only say, “Our Facebook page is often times used by our customers to express their feelings or points of view. Many times it does not correlate to any action.”

Join the boycott against Macy’s!

  • Macy’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Macys
  • Customer service: 1 (800) 289-6229
  • Email: https://www.macysinc.com/contact-us/

Meanwhile, Trump isn’t meekly taking their abuse. He’s suing Univision for $500 million and has threatened legal action against NBC, among others.

Trump is also taking a stand for Christians.

In an interview with The Brody File for CBN News, Trump said:

“The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.”

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~Éowyn

Illegal immigrant found with missing girl, arrested

Illegal Hernandez-Gomez (Photo: Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office)

Illegal Hernandez-Gomez (Photo: Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office)

WZZM13.com: (HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — Authorities have located a missing 13-year-old Florida girl and arrested the man she was found with. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Polk County, Fla. authorities on Thursday about the girl. Her name is not being released.

She was last seen on Tuesday and was thought to be with Aurelio Hernandez-Gomez. Polk County authorities had received information that the two may be in a Hartford Township residence.

Deputies went to the home with Covert Township and Pokagon Tribal police. They found the girl and Hernandez-Gomez upon arrival.

During the investigation it was discovered that he had sexually assaulted the 13-year-old. Deputies also reported that Hernandez-Gomez told them he entered the United States illegally and had come from Chiapas, Mexico. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was contacted.

The suspect was jailed Thursday and arraigned Friday in a Van Buren County courtroom on one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Bond was set at $150,000. He is expected back in court on July 15.

He also faces felony charges out of Polk County for felony kidnapping and interference with child custody. He is expected to be extradited back to Florida at some point.

Michigan Children’s Protective Services took custody of the girl and is arranging to return her to her family in Florida.

If you have any additional information about this incident, please contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, at 269-657-3101.

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Things are getting crazier in America

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I TOLD YOU THINGS ARE GETTING CRAZIER

By David Limbaugh • Townhall.com • July 7, 2015

Lately I’ve shared my lament that in America today we are witnessing a surreal transformation of the greatest nation in history. Last week, a spate of headlines made this point better than I could make it on my own.

I was minding my business, mind you, surfing the Internet to check out the news and political sites and forums I customarily visit, and these news and column headlines, most from last week, some from a bit earlier and a few from this week, bombarded me. I wasn’t looking for trouble. Nor was the satirical website The Onion one of the sites I visited. The world is upside down, inside out, sideways, crazy, nutso. Bad is good; up is down. Left is right; right is wrong. Evil is good; insanity is sanity. Abnormal is normal. Circles are squares. Hot is cold. Luke warm is red hot — among Republicans, anyway. Common sense is uncommon. The world is otherworldly. Dissent is “hate.” Diversity means conformity. The good guys are the bad guys; virtue is vice; sophistry is intellectualism; jerks are celebrated; debauchery is glorified; the holy is debauched. Let me share some of these headlines, which speak for themselves — loudly and depressingly.

• Shakespeare’s Works — Too Hard, Too White.

• Obama Red-Faced: Iran Nuclear Stockpiles Grew 20 Percent in 18 months.

• Obamacare Dangerous to Our Health.

• Eye-Popping Premium Increases.

• Obama, Clinton Want To Enforce ‘Correct’ Thinking in America.

• High School Denies Pro-Life Club!

• Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama’s ‘Pathetic’ ISIS Strategy.

• Shabazz Calls on Nation of Islam, New Black Panther ‘Army’ to Defend Black Communities Against Police Brutality.

• Obama: Climate Change Deniers Endangering National Security.

• Team Clinton Swarms Sunday Interview Shows, Minus Hillary.

• Antonin Scalia Is Unfit To Serve: A Justice Who Rejects Science and the Law for Religion Is of Unsound Mind.

• In L.A., Obama addresses Washington’s Dysfunction: “I Did Not Say I Would Fix It.”

• Authorities: Gay Slur Carved Into Utah Man’s Arm Was Staged.

• Justice Department: Transgender Students Can Use Bathrooms that Match Their Gender Identity.

• Political Correctness 101: Praising America, Virtues of Hard Work Dubbed ‘Micro-Aggression’ On Campuses.

• Video Shows U.S. Citizens Willing To Ban American Flag.

• Are Americans of Faith in Danger?

• Obama Administration Says Redskins Nickname Could Block Potential Stadium Deal.

• TV Land Drops “Dukes of Hazzard” Amid Confederate Flag Controversy.

• Gay Teacher Files Federal Discrimination Lawsuit Against Catholic School.

• Terrific: Attorney in Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner ‘Lost’ Emails Now in Charge of HRC’s Emails.

• For Obama, Rainbow White House Was ‘A Moment Worth Savoring.’

• Montana Polygamist Family Applies for Marriage License.

• 74 Children Executed by ISIS for ‘Crimes’ That Include Refusal To Fast, Report Says.

• New Undercover Footage Shows VA Officials Admitting of ‘Unaccountability at Every Level.’

• Black Teacher Hits Handicapped White Child, Tells Him Black People Fought To Not ‘Serve White People Like You.’

• Girl Scouts Raise $250K for Transgender Cause.

• Teen Leads Mob in Ransacking of Georgia Walmart.

• U.S. Debt Headed Toward Greek Levels.

• Obama Administration Invokes Executive Privilege on Benghazi Probe?

• United Church of Christ Anti-Israel Extremism.

• U.S. Troops in Afghanistan ‘Feel Abandoned.’

• More than 42 Million Muslims ‘Support ISIS.’

• 17 Shot Since Monday Morning in Baltimore.

• Baltimore Mayor Wants Park Named for Robert E. Lee Changed, Other Monuments May Come Down.

• Christian Preachers Brutally Beaten at Gay Pride Festival.

• Seattle 6th Graders Can’t Get a Coke at School, but Can Get an IUD.

• Local Minister Urges the Flying of Black Liberation Flag This Weekend.

• Christian Bakers Face $135K Fine and Gag Order Over Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple.

• Center for American Progress Helped Craft EPA Talking Points, Emails Show.

• White House Blames GOP for Kathryn Steimle’s Slaying, Rise in Gun Violence.

• 10 Killed, 55 Wounded in Fourth of July Gun Violence in Chicago.

• Shock: Arizona Paper Decries Border Fence As Too High For Mexicans To Safely Jump.

• California Family Supports 4-Year-Old’s Decision To Transition from Male to Female.

• Illegal Alien Who Murdered Woman Went to San Francisco Because It Was a ‘Sanctuary City.’

• Chris Matthews: Hillary Clinton is ‘More of a Conservative … Traditional Politician.’

• Netanyahu Says Nuke Deal Getting Worse by the Day.

• Chicago Convulsed By Another Violent Weekend; Top Cop Blames Justice System.

……………………………………

To David Limbaugh’s list, I add these other crazy headlines (h/t FOTM’s MomOfIV, CSM, Glenn47, and marblenecltr):

• Christian Colleges’ Right to Deny Married Housing for Gay Couples Is ‘On the Edge of the Indefensible’

Electric Cars Can Be Worse For the Environment Than Gas-Guzzling Vehicles

Meet the First Trans Pastor Officially Ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Oregon State Issues Gag Order Against Opposing Gay Marriage

• Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

Millions Going to Train Teachers On ‘White Privilege’

• ACLU: Why we can no longer support the federal ‘religious freedom’ law

• Is Plastic Surgery a Sin? Doctor Argues ‘Jesus Performed Plastic Surgery’

• Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

• You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History

• How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built [Only] Six Homes

• Court Rules Disabled Patient Can be Starved to Death Against His Will

• Selfie With Parents’ Sex Toys? Alameda Teacher Accused Of Assigning Bizarre Extra Credit For Sophomores

Why Would Anyone Want An Eyeball Tattoo?

• Schools Ask 12-Year-Olds If They’ve Had Anal Sex

Marine Court-Martialed For Refusing to Remove Bible Verse

Obama Gives Amnesty to Child Molester

• Former [black] Obama Admin Aide Rapes 2 Women, Gets No Jail Time

• Obama blocks Iraqi nun from describing Christian persecution

• US Police Departments Using “Spy Rocks” to Spy on Citizens

With the hindsight knowledge of the past 6½ years, I truly believe America reached a tipping point or “jumped the shark” when millions elected Barack Obama to the White House in 2008, then re-elected him in 2012.

Do you think America has crossed the Rubicon, past the point of no return? Sound off!

~Éowyn