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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

UPDATE: Week-ends (04/25/15)

Week-ends


Previously on This Just In…Michelle Manhart (and others) made HEROES OF THE WEEK.


The update.

Week-ends (05/23/15)

Week-ends

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...

HEROES OF THE WEEK


Matt Okes


We missed this one last week



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Armando Espinoza-Hipolito



Justin Perez-Gorda


Some federal employees



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“She realizes the less she talks, the better off she is. The good thing is that [Hillary] is an excellent representative of the progressive left ideology” and “eventually she’ll have to talk.”
GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson


“We're still 17 months out from an election so the media have some freedom to decide exactly how much pressure they want to apply to Hillary Clinton. If you think the media have been surprisingly tough on Hillary so far, do bear in mind that in about 12 months as the election starts to close in and polls narrow, the whole liberal clerisy is going to write ‘Why I'm Still Voting For Hillary’ pieces, along the lines of ‘Sure, the Clinton Foundation appears to be a billion dollar money laundering operation masquerading as a charity with the willing cooperation of thousands of corporate and media elites. And maybe we have to face the fact that the Clintons have been rooking people with variations of this scam for 35 years. However, the Supreme Court and Obamacare are just too darn important to trust to a Republican with the White House. While Hillary and Bill may have lined their pockets with money from brutal Central Asian oligarchs under the rubric that they were helping kids with AIDS, at least they're not the kind of monsters who think that gay people may have to go to more than one bakery to find a wedding cake.’

“If Hillary secures the nomination as expected, and the scandals continue to metastisize as expected, before this election is over, the tortured ‘...but I'm voting for her anyway’ declaration will become a genre unto itself. There will be a torrent of rationalizations in the pages of the same publications that are grilling her now. Count on it.”
Mark Hemmingway of the Weekly Standard


“ABC’s refusal to pull George Stephanopoulos off of all 2016 coverage makes it crystal clear that ABC has no intentions of being an objective news outlet. Therefore, unless George Stephanopoulos recuses himself from all 2016 election coverage – or unless ABC pulls him from covering the 2016 campaign – conservatives should avoid going on any ABC shows. ABC has made it clear that they will not hold its anchors accountable for unethical and dishonest journalistic behavior and it should not expect conservatives to subject themselves to coercive interviews by former Clinton campaign operatives masquerading as objective journalists. In a recent survey, ABC News was dead last in the 'trust' factor. Only 8% of the public trusts ABC News. This kind of behavior explains why."
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell after ABC failed to sanction George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s This Week and Good Morning America, for displaying an inexcusable lack of journalistic ethics


“According to numerous media accounts the formidable political couple has earned at least $30 million in speaking fees since 2014.  The Clintons are maybe who President Obama had in mind when he famously said ‘You didn’t build that.’

“The Clintons are extraordinarily rich not because Bill discovered a cure for cancer, or because Hillary has a knack for resuscitating companies that are on the proverbial deathbed, because both are expert as Ford, Rockefeller and Steve Jobs were at mass producing former baubles of the rich, or even because they were born well.  No, the Clintons are rich for having been wise enough to make a profession of politics in what is the richest, most innovative country on earth.  Without a hint of hyperbole, the wealth they enjoy is a function of their pull within a federal government that is empowered to tax away trillions on an annual basis.  The Clintons are posh and supercilious, but their grand posture is directly attributable to the political class’s ability to plunder the actual wealth of America’s truly productive.

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Week-ends (05/16/15)

Week-ends

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...

HEROES OF THE WEEK


Macy's and their customers


Cameron Hill


Sydney Engelberg


Brendan Lee

 
Chiufang Hwang



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Sierra McCurdy


Thieves


California students


The Girl Scouts


These moms



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“Those who are doing better and better, more skilled, more educated, luckier, having greater advantages, are withdrawing from, sort of, the commons. Kids start going to private schools. Kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks. An anti-government ideology then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together and that, in part, contributes to the fact that there is less opportunity for our kids.”
President Obama 


“Obviously, the man who said that went to the best prep school in Hawaii and went to the best private colleges in the United States. His children who, I don't think it's anybody's business where they send their children, but if the President is going to criticize people who send their children to private schools, he has to recognize, obviously, that he sends his children to the best schools in Washington, possibly America. How does he, is this a self critique against himself, mistakes he's made? What was the President trying to get at there? So did the President consider sending his children to public schools? Again, none of my business unless he is criticizing Americans who send their children to private schools. 
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough grilling White House spokesman Josh Earnest about President Obama’s above comments


"I want to address some news you may have seen about me. Over the last several years I’ve made substantial donations to dozens of charities including the Clinton Global Foundation. Those donations were a matter of public record but I should have made additional disclosures on air when we covered the foundation. And I now believe that directing personal donations to that foundation was a mistake. Even though I made them strictly to support work done to stop the spread of AIDS, help children, and protect the environment in poor countries, I should have gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a conflict. I apologize to all of you for failing to do that."
ABC News anchor and former Clinton White House communications advisor George Stephanopoulos issued an apology on Good Morning America for failing to openly disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation. The donations weren't disclosed before Stephanopoulos conducted an interview with Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer about allegations Hillary Clinton traded political favors for donations to the Foundation during her time as Secretary of State. 


“Here's the problem. This isn't about the donations being made in the first place, it's about hiding them from viewers while covering, and defending, the Clinton Foundation. Stephanopoulous is a former and current Clinton and Democratic operative. We saw his role play out during the 2012 presidential election when he inserted non-existent birth control bans into the national debate. He talks to Rahm Emanuel and James Carville every day about strategy. Stephanopoulos didn't ‘make a mistake’ by donating the Clinton Foundation or by failing to disclose the donations. They were both done deliberately as part of his role to shape narratives on behalf of the Left.”
Katie Pavlich, the editor of Townhall.com


“In 1985, after fifteen great years, I was fired by ABC News. The official reason for my firing was a non-disclosed $200 donation to a family friend running in a non-partisan mayoral campaign in New Bedford Massachusetts.  Now ABC is bending over backward to minimize and forgive George Stephanopoulos’ $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation because he is central to the network’s recent success.”
Geraldo Rivera


“There’s a lot to do in the first 100 days. Let’s start with day one. I’d make three phone calls immediately. First is to the Prime Minister of Israel because how we treat our friends is reassuring to our other friends.

“I would also call the head of Iran – he might not take call, but he would get the message. I would tell him that we are going to impose sanctions, making it difficult to move money throughout the global financial system unless and until they open themselves up to full and unfettered inspections per UN agreements.

“My third call would be to the head of Democratic Party. I would tell them, ‘We have work to do and I look forward to working with both Republicans and Democrats to get work done’.”

Carly Fiorina when asked if elected President, what would be her top three issues you’d address in her first 100 days


“They (Democrats) have lost control of Congress and a majority of the country. And now they are fighting among themselves and against their own president. Meantime, the economy is weaker. Obama can't break out of the 40-some percent approval zone. And 4 in 10 Democrats say ‘honest’ either barely applies to Hillary Clinton or doesn't apply at all, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. A little more than 17 months from now the voters will get to have the last word about all this. It can't come soon enough.”
Donald Lambro, chief political correspondent for The Washington Times


“There is a new governing crisis here and it is getting worse. It is about money in politics. It involves both political parties. I won’t name names. If you follow the news at all, you know. It is said that the media is sleeping, lost its investigative zeal and does not have the patience to dig. There is some truth to that. But that changes when there is a good story. And money in politics is a great story and important to democracy. It is important that the next president be able, unfettered and unbought, to find and move the country to the next stage of good. You should insist that the sleeping giant, which is both the country and the media, wake up.”
Bob Woodward in a commencement address last Saturday at Loyola University in New Orleans delivered in the Superdome


"Amtrak has a lot of problems. A lack of taxpayer generosity is not one of them, not even close. The key to fixing Amtrak, to making it function as a 'for-profit corporation' — which is how the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak's overseer, officially describes the passenger rail organization — is not increasing the volume of federal cash it sucks up every year. The solution is not to reform this and that. ... Selling off its assets to the highest bidder won't fix Amtrak, either. No, the key to fixing Amtrak is to just give it away. Hand over the entire enterprise to whichever rail company wants it. ... Amtrak's problems have far more to do with terrible staff cost management than they do with a so-called lack of infrastructure funding. American taxpayers involuntarily dump over a billion dollars each year into Amtrak, and for what?"
Sean Davis, the Federalist


“Well, first of all, Hillary has to win the nomination. If she wins the nomination, then she has to win the election. If she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent I’ll move back. If — wait, wait — if I’m asked.”
Bill Clinton on the David Letterman Show


“You may not be invited back.”
Letterman joking with Clinton



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


MPD video malfunction


Naked final exam



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


House passes pro-life bill


2015 Congressional Pig Book


MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


GOP policies caused the Philadelphia train wreck



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


No, it was not the fight of the century

 

Week-ends (05/09/15)

Week-ends

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...

HEROES OF THE WEEK


Erin Stoffel


Cheryl Treadway



Texas police officer


Brady Olson


Federal moms



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Glenn Alan Bates


This husband and father


Adam Swift



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“If this is where American sentiment stands on this issue, then the jihadis are officially winning. The terrorists’ point was to shut us up, not just the organizers of this event, but any American who deigns to disagree with their way of life or thinking. There may be a time and place to discuss whether this kind of discourse is helpful to our country, to our fight with the jihadis, and so on. But within hours of an attempted murder of the very folks under attack? The reaction is, ‘Well, you asked for it.’ Well, they did not ask for it. In this country, we have every right to say what we want to say about Mohammed, or anyone else for that matter. And the rest of society can condemn this group’s speech as a matter of decorum, but how about waiting a beat until the crime scene has been cleared? Lest we appear more concerned about offending Islam than we are about a fundamental pledge we’ve all taken, namely liberty for all.”
Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly responding to criticism of the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest


“Stop being loyal to a party or a man. Think for yourself. I think it’s time for the people to rise up and take the government back.”
Dr. Ben Carson as he announced his run for president


“Not only is Mrs. Clinton not ‘hyper-competent,’ she is not even minimally competent.

“What exactly are her brilliant achievements? Is it HillaryCare, a substantive disaster that led to a political disaster (the Republican sweep in the 1994 mid-term election)? The multiple ethical problems she’s encountered during her years in politics? Her fierce opposition to the Petraeus-led surge in Iraq long after it was obvious it was succeeding? Perhaps the Russian reset? Referring to Bashar Assad, the genocidal dictator of Syria, as a ‘reformer’? Or maybe her masterful handling of the Iranian Green Revolution, relations with Egypt, Libya, Israel, the attack on the American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Poland, the Czech Republic, the ‘pivot’ to Asia and countless other failures during the first Obama term?

“What exactly are her achievements – her concrete, tangible, exceptional achievements – as First Lady, senator, and secretary of state? They don’t exist. In fact, the things she has her fingerprints on have, much more often than not, turned into disasters. The case that her supporters put forward on her behalf — she has flown nearly a million miles, visited more than 100 countries, read briefing books (!) and had tea with local power brokers (!!) – highlights just how pathetic her achievements are.”
Peter Wehner is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center


"I gotta pay our bills. And I also give a lot of it to the foundation every year. I spend a couple of hours a day just doing the research. People like to hear me speak.”
Bill Clinton on giving high-priced speeches, even though he acknowledges being a wealthy man these days, reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars. He also says he has no regrets about taking millions in foreign cash for his foundation.


Calling the rioters in Baltimore “thugs” is just “a proxy, is a word we use instead of the N-word…can't think of a situation where there's ever been a headline or someone has called a white young person who is in the middle of a violent protest demonstration, whatever, a thug. We use it all the time when we're talking about people in the inner city.”
Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien


“I forgot that after this past week we may no longer refer to destructive, looting and pillaging blacks as ‘thugs’ because ‘thugs’, according to the Speech Nazis, is a now verboten. Indeed, starting right now, in keeping with The Leftists’ New Rules, the term ‘thug’ is the equivalent of the ‘N-word’ and thus, anyone who floats that word must be ‘a racist’. Which is weird because I, Whitey Whitebread, have used thug to describe white trash who trash crap just for the helluva it.

“Being both confused and inquisitive, I googled up the word ‘thug’ to see if it had diddly to do with the gnarly N-word. What I found was that thug owes it’s origin to early 19th century India where gangs of idiots murdered, robbed and strangled their Indian victims. The word then got adopted by us Yankees and broadened to describe low-lifers who were stupid, violent and consistent violators of the law, which means, low-and-behold, it has nada to do with the N-bomb or blacks. That said, we should not pay attention to the etymology of the word because, you see, the Leftists are gods and we must bow and kiss their ring.”
Conservative blogger/author Doug Giles


“The data doesn't support this false narrative that's been going on ever since the days of Ferguson, this ‘Hands up, don't shoot.’ You know, you look at the research -- and I’ve looked at a lot of it since then because I wanted to make sure that there was no pattern here. There is no pattern. There is no credible evidence to support that law enforcement officers of any race use an inordinate amount of force against black males.

“And I heard it yet again yesterday, the president of the United States promoting, propagating this false narrative about how law enforcement treats black males and people in the black community. Now, one of the reasons that this thing thrives is because of the liberal mainstream media. They like race politics. They support a lot of the leftist agenda when it comes to this stuff, identity politics. They have abandoned their responsibility under the 1st Amendment to be neutral and to get to the facts, and they have become the mouthpiece, they have become the propaganda wing of leftist policy and leftist ideology.

“That’s why you don’t hear much about when a cop suffers or gives up his life at the hands of some perpetrator. You know, the headlines I was reading after the New York incident starting Saturday night, New York officer shot. But if the reverse happened and if Officer Moore would have shot and killed a black suspect, the headline would have been... white officer shoots black.

“You have the liberal mainstream media that likes to engage in the race hustling. I mean, they’re always sticking a camera and microphone in front of the charlatan Al Sharpton when these things happen, and he starts to fuel the dissension and fuel the false narrative. You know, it’s almost as if, you know, the cops are expendable in all this thing. You know, a cop loses his life, it’s, Oh, well, we feel bad about that, on to the next story.”

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in an interview with Sean Hannity


“If our inner-city African-American communities suffer disproportionately from crippling social pathologies that make upward mobility difficult—and they do—it is in large part because they have disproportionately been on the receiving end of this five-decade-long progressive experiment in government beneficence.

“How do we know? Because when we look at a slice of white America that was showered with the same Great Society good intentions—Appalachia—we find the same dysfunctions: greater dependency, more single-parent families and the absence of the good, private-sector jobs that only a growing economy can create.”
William McGurn is a Vice President at News Corporation who writes speeches for CEO Rupert Murdoch. Previously he served as Chief Speechwriter for President George W. Bush.


“What do you say to conservatives who say, this shows that liberal policies are failing urban America? Everything, this is a Democratic city in a Democratic state, everything that they want to do, they do here and look at West Baltimore. It's still horrible.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper during an exclusive interview with former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley


“Well, what I would say to them is, beyond the – beyond the tangible progress of nation leading crime reductions, beyond the fact that we made our schools, as a state, the best in America for five years in a row, I think the real question, or the real conclusion we draw, from Baltimore, from Charleston, from Ferguson and other places is that America is failing America.”
O’Malley responding to Tapper


"Vegans try to tempt me with their pie. Well they can keep their seitan and tofu. Because I'll devour bacon till I'm blue. The meat goes on."
Alton Brown, master of ceremonies at the 2015 James Beard Awards



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


The criminal justice system and consequences



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Brian Moore


Study shows babies are viable at 22 weeks



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Deflategate



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Excuse me.


Halle Berry does WHAT?

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Week-ends (05/02/15)

Week-ends


A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...

HEROES OF THE WEEK


Toya Graham


Irwin Horwitz


Jordan Veloz (with Oak Creek ties)


Bryan Henderson



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Rioters, looters in Baltimore and those who support and/or make excuses for them




QUOTES OF THE WEEK


"I understand anger, but what we're seeing isn't anger. It's disruption of a community. The same community they say they care about, they're destroying. You can't have it both ways."
Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake after National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday. Looting and arson erupted in Baltimore following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. State and local authorities pledged to restore order but found themselves responding to questions about whether their initial response had been adequate. Rawlings-Blake waited hours to ask the governor to declare a state of emergency, and the governor hinted she should have come to him earlier.


"They just outnumbered us and outflanked us. We needed to have more resources out there."
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts after rioters set police cars and buildings on fire, looted a mall and liquor stores and threw rocks, bottles and bricks at police in riot gear.


“They had enough. They don’t know what else to do. They don’t have no jobs, they don’t have proper schooling. I was driving through Baltimore earlier and I noticed how many abandoned buildings is out there. It’s like there’s no hope. These kids have no hope. I’m not condoning what they are doing but like they think – they seem like they have no hope. Like, eventually this is going to happen to me, I’m going to be killed by the cops so why not go out there and get my message across. Burning down the city is not right but what other choice do we have. They scared.”
Monday night on CNN with Don Lemon, Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner who died while being restrained by police in the New York City borough of Staten Island, said the rioters in Baltimore were justified for Monday’s actions.


“There is no excuse for the kind of violence we saw. It is counter productive when individuals get crow bars and start prying open doors to loot. They're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing. When they burn down a building they're committing arson.”
President Obama on the violent protests in Baltimore


"I made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act. Because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate."
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake trying to explain how a public tribute turned into a small war zone


“You elect a mayor not to express sadness but to do something to prevent the events that cause sadness… they deliberately held back the police for reasons that these were, what, 15, 16-year-old kids. If a 16-year-old kid is torching a CVS store, a drugstore, the police have to do something. They can't just say, well, they're underage or they're too young so I'm going to give them a pass.”
Charles Krauthammer


“As a nation, we fail to comprehend Black political strategy in much the same way we fail to recognize the value of Black life. We see ghettos and crime and absent parents where we should see communities actively struggling against mental health crises and premeditated economic exploitation. And when we see police cars being smashed and corporate property being destroyed, we should see reasonable responses to generations of extreme state violence, and logical decisions about what kind of actions yield the desired political results.”
Blogger Benji Hart who describes himself as
“a multiethnic, mixed-class, queer man who is dedicated to radical education, Black feminism and community-committed activism.” Hart argued destroying some cop cars and “corporate property is quite reasonable.”


“Lack of government is not the problem in Baltimore. Every single member of the Baltimore City Council is a Democrat. All 15 of them. The mayor is a Democrat. Baltimore has not had a Republican mayor since 1967. The tax rates in Baltimore are astronomical; the city carries the fourth highest tax rate of any city in the nation. The poverty rate within the city is nearly 25 percent. Households in Baltimore earn approximately 56 percent of the overall state average. Crime rates, of course, are out of control. Modern race riots do not occur because of the supposed white superstructure or a legacy of governmental underservice. They occur because valueless rioters act in valueless ways.”
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration


“I love our nation’s veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities, and they are ready to do battle.”
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin blaming military vets who become police officers for the riots in Baltimore. Baldwin apologized for her comment.


“[Obama] mentioned that we all need to do soul searching. I think he needs to do some soul searching about failed liberal policies that have prolonged the misery in the American ghetto...

“This is lifestyle choices. These are flawed lifestyle choices people make like dropping out of school, like failing to stay employed, like having kids out of wedlock, father absent homes. Those are behavior changes that go on in these American ghettos that will have to change if we're going to see a change.”

Milwaukee Co. Sheriff David Clarke


“Barack Obama was elected President on a tidal wave of hope, optimism and genuine belief from tens of millions of African-Americans that he would finally get them true justice and equality.

“What’s the point being the first black president if you CAN’T do that?

“But he’s failed.

“Many black Americans feel even more marginalized than they did before he came to power. They feel even less ‘equal’, even more exposed to injustice. Most are just as poor and badly educated as they were before Obama got to the White House.”
Former CNN host Piers Morgan


“It’s our Roe v. Wade.”
Street preacher Tracy Grisham demonstrating outside of the Supreme Court Tuesday as justices inside prepared to hear oral arguments to determine whether or not same-sex marriage bans in certain states are constitutional


“Everyone in this debate favors marriage equality. Everyone wants the law to treat all marriages in the same ways. The only disagreement our nation faces is over what sort of consenting adult relationship is a marriage. Since the Constitution doesn’t answer that question, the people and their elected representatives should.

“As Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito pointed out two years ago, there are two different visions of marriage on offer. One vision of marriage sees it as primarily about consenting adult romance and care-giving. Another vision sees it as a union of man and woman—husband and wife—so that children would have moms and dads.

“There simply is nothing in the Constitution that requires all 50 states to redefine marriage.

“Our Constitution is silent on which of these visions is correct, so We the People have constitutional authority to make marriage policy.”
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon senior research fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation


“Suppose we rule in your favor in this case and then after that, a group consisting of two men and two women apply for a marriage license. Would there be any ground for denying them a license? These are 4 people, 2 men and 2 women, it's not--it's not the sort of polygamous relationship, polygamous marriages that existed in other societies and still exist in some societies today. And let's say they're all consenting adults, highly educated. They're all lawyers. What would be the ground under--under the logic of the decision you would like us to hand down in this case? What would be the logic of denying them the same right?”
Justice Samuel Alito questioning Mary L. Bonauto, a lawyer who was presenting the Supreme Court with arguments on behalf of clients seeking to establish a right to same-sex marriage.


“Number one, I assume the States would rush in and say that when you're talking about multiple people joining into a relationship, that that is not the same thing that we've had in marriage, which is on the mutual support and consent of two people.”
Mary Bonauto responding to Alito


“Well, I don't know what kind of a distinction that is because a marriage between two people of the same sex is not something that we have had before, recognizing that is a substantial break.”
Alito responding back to Bonauto


“Leftists are not more tolerant of transgenders, gays, blacks or anyone else. They only use their issues to destroy freedom and acquire power — and they only tolerate those who agree with them.”
Award winning author, screenwriter and media commentator Andrew Klavan


"You can sign contracts, you can get married, you can go to war and lose an arm or lose an eye ... you come back and you're 20 years old and you can't have a cigarette.”
Hawaii Democratic Sen. Gil Riviere. A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature and is headed to the governor. Riviere voted against it.


“Let this be the nourishment of the People of God, that your sermons are not boring, that your homilies reach people’s hearts because they come from your heart, because what you say to them is what you carry in your heart.”
Pope Francis last Sunday as he ordained 19 new priests


"Soon the first presidential contest will take place. And I for one can't wait to see who the Koch brothers pick.

"We've already seen some missteps, with Jeb Bush identifying himself as Hispanic. It reminds me of when I identified myself as American in 1961.

"Ted Cruz said that denying the existence of climate change made him like Galileo. Galileo believed the earth revolved around the sun. Ted Cruz believes the earth revolves around Ted Cruz. And when a guy who has himself on a 'Hope' poster calls you self-centered, you know you've got a problem.

"Hillary kicked things off in 2016 by being completely unrecognized at a Chipotle.

"Martin O'Malley kicked things off by being completely unrecognized at a Martin O'Malley event.

"For Bernie (Sanders), some folks really want to see a pot smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all.

 “Nine in ten Americans have health coverage today. Thanks to Obamacare, you no longer have to worry about losing insurance if you lose your jobs. You're welcome, Senate Democrats.
President Obama joking at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last Saturday



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This March



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Once again, the officer(s) must have been wrong and racist.


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But nice! We need to have a happy ending!

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