Michigan official stands by call for killing of all Muslims

HERO JEFF SIETING. HAS ISSUES WITH MUZZIES.

Some folks are upset with a small town official in Michigan because of his opinions about how to deal with the Muslim threat.

Jeff Sieting reminds me of Ann Barnhardt. It may be my imagination, but I believe I’ve heard her call for nuking the Middle East, which he has done.

Like Ann, Jeff is NOT apologizing for his political incorrectness.

Bravo!

ABC News

A local official in northern Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities.

Jeff Sieting, the village president in Kalkaska, which is about 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, said Monday that he doesn’t owe anyone an apology over his Facebook posts, the Record-Eagle of Traverse City reported ( http://bit.ly/2uaNYKP ).

The posts were discovered by area native Cindy Anderson, who along with others unsuccessfully sought an apology last month. They’re now looking to remove Sieting from office.

“You ran for office to represent all of the people of this community, not just the white, non-Muslim ones,” Anderson said to Sieting. “You were supposed to represent all of your constituents.”

One post Sieting shared said Muslims are destructive and “there is simply no place for them in our world.” The post also called for using nuclear weapons against the 10 largest Muslim-majority cities, as well as pilgrimage sites.

Sieting said his comments are protected by the First Amendment and that those trying to oust him from office are only doing so because they oppose President Donald Trump.

“I don’t expect everyone to see things the way I do,” he said.

Sieting has also come under fire for a sign on his hotel, Hotel Sieting, that asks citizens to pray for Trump. That dispute began before Sieting’s Facebook posts were discovered.

Local residents and others who helped create the Facebook group “Kalkaska Residents for Peace” are determining how to move forward after Sieting’s refusal to apologize. Anderson said the group of more than 150 people are looking at a potential recall and finding someone to run against him in 2018.

Joyce Golden, a county resident who supports Sieting, said she believes the official has the right to post whatever he wants on his personal Facebook page.

“If you don’t want to read it, get off of (his Facebook page),” she said. “From what I do know, you are a very honest, faithful, hardworking man and I thank you for that. I hope you continue and stand your ground for your beliefs. I don’t believe he has to represent everybody.”

Woman Threatened After Urinating on U.S. Flag on Facebook to Celebrate 4th of July

EMILY LANCE. PEES STANDING UP.

I assume the America-hating leftie in this story, Emily Lance, is a Jew. In my experience that last name is Jewish.

BBC

A woman who shared a video of herself urinating on an American flag has asked that people stop targeting her family, saying they do not support her actions.

Emily Lance received online threats of murder and rape after posting the video during Independence Day celebrations.

Her account is no longer on Facebook but she previously posted that her father and his workplace had also been “targeted”, reports say.
Desecrating a US flag is not illegal due to strong freedom of speech laws.

In the video, Ms Lance is seen standing over a toilet on which a US flag is draped, and urinating on it with the aid of a device that allows women to do so standing up.

She captioned it with: “F*** your nationalism. F*** your country. F*** your stupid f****** flag”.

Later she made a plea for her opponents not to “take your anger out on the wrong people”, saying no-one in her family “agrees with my shenanigans”.

“They’ve got nothing to do with my decisions,” she continued.
She did not explain how her father and his workplace had been “targeted”.

“What don’t you people understand? You’re celebrating freedom while damning me for doing the same. You can’t have it both ways,” she said.

“Go Girl” allows women to pee standing up:

Disgusting Creep Kathy Griffin Grilled by Secret Service Over Trump Severed Head Photo

Kathy Griffin is claiming First Amendment protections for advocating the beheading of President Trump. I suppose she’s never heard that yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater is not protected. Neither is advocating that someone be murdered.

news.com.au

COMEDIAN Kathy Griffin has been questioned by the US Secret Service over a prank in which she held what looked like a severed head of Donald Trump.

According to US media reports the interview went for more than an hour and the investigation remains open.

Griffin’s lawyer Dmitry Gorin defended his client saying she was simply exercising her constitutional rights.

“She basically exercised her First Amendment rights to tell a joke,” he said.

“When you look at everything in the media, all the times entertainers make videos or express themselves in other ways, you’ve never seen an entertainer, let alone a comedian, be subject to a criminal investigation.”

Photos appeared in May of Griffin holding up what looked like the bloodied and decapitated head of US President Trump as a ‘joke’.

Griffin posed for the disturbing shots taken by well-known photographer Tyler Shields.

During the photo shoot Griffin was said to have joked she would have to move to Mexico once they were released.

Since the photos were released, Griffin has been sacked from CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast she has been a part of for more than a decade.

She has also had all her tour decades cancelled.

The 56-year-old held a rambling press conference following the controversy of the pictures.

Griffin, apologised for the bad joke, says she was a victim of bullying at the hands of the Trump family.

“If you don’t stand up, you get run over,” Griffin said.

“What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country.

“A sitting president of the US … is personally trying to ruin my life forever.”

“I’m not afraid of Trump.

“He’s a bully.

“I’ve dealt with older white guys trying to keep me down my whole career.”

“He wants to mess with me?

“He picked the wrong redhead!”

‘The president and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever.

“I am going to make fun of him more now. I am not going to threaten him, I have no desire to harm him.”

Mika and Morning Joe’s Accusations of Trump Blackmail are Lies, says White House Source

Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a surprise!

You might call the story of the Trump vs. Morning Joe feud a distraction, but it’s important because we’re watching the traditional news media melt down into complete irrelevancy. Lie after lie, and unprofessional behavior over and over, characterizes these dinosaurs. This is not the 50s and they don’t have a monopoly anymore.

I was reading somewhere yesterday the opinion of some law professor, probably (((Lawrence Tribe))), that President Trump was guilty of blackmailing Morning Joe and it was implied that he be arrested, tried, and thrown in prison. That’s what you’d expect a liberal to say.

Former Republican, fake conservative politician turned TV host, “Morning Joe” Scarborough had claimed that Trump had tried to blackmail him. That set off all sorts of talk about Trump the blackmailer facing criminal charges and removal from office.

Impeachment is never far from the mind of the liberal.

According to Dimwit Joe, Trump offered to quash a National Enquirer story about Joe and Mika’s illicit romance in exchange for favorable coverage on their TV show.

Everyone who engages in a feud with Trump ends up in deep trouble. Trump supporters are taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding Scarborough’s resignation from Congress not long after his alleged mistress was found dead in his office. Read more about Joe’s scandal at the Daily Kos.

Daily Mail

Joe Scarborough lied when he said that the White House threatened to have a nasty article about him and co-host Mika Brzezinski printed in the National Enquirer, it has been alleged.

On Friday, Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are also engaged, said Donald Trump’s staff demanded they apologize to him for their unfavorable coverage or face an Enquirer story about their relationship.

But both the White House and Trump have denied that – and say that Scarborough went to Jared Kushner begging for help with the expose, Fox News reported.

Morning Joe host Scarborough, who is friendly with the president’s close aide, approached Kushner because he hoped the president would be able to help, sources claimed.

Trump is a long-time friend of David Pecker, who is the chief executive of American Media, which owns the tabloid.

Kushner said Scarborough should talk to the president directly, at which point the host said he couldn’t because Trump was mad at his coverage on Morning Joe.

‘Well then, maybe you should apologize,’ Kushner reportedly told Scarborough.

That story was agreed upon by two White Hosue sources who told the Daily Beast that Scarborough had ‘calmly sought’ advice from Kushner, who ‘recommended he speak with the president.’

‘This is getting blown up on Twitter and elsewhere as some kind of blackmail operation,’ one of the sources said.

‘The truth is far more mundane. In this case, Joe was talking to Jared about his [bad] relationship with the president and a Enquirer hit piece he was uneasy about.’

Trump had made a similar claim an hour after Scarborough and Brzezinski accused his staff of blackmail on Friday.

‘Watched low rated @Morning Joe for first time in long time,’ he tweeted. ‘FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show.’

After the president’s tweet, Scarborough replied: ‘Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven’t spoken with you in many months.’

‘Why do you keep lying about things that are so easily disproven? What is wrong with you?’ he asked.

Trump, who made the tweets just before going into an Oval Office meeting with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, did not reply.

Scarborough said on Friday’s program that three senior White House officials told him: ‘If you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story.

‘The response was like, are you kidding me?’ he said.

Brzezinski said that their home had been staked out and that they had received multiple calls from the White House trying to blackmail them into apologizing to Trump.

She said they then decided: ‘Screw it, let them run it… We’re not calling.’

The National Enquirer did run a story about their relationship on June 5, 2017, almost a month after they confirmed their engagement and dished about their love story to Vanity Fair.

It claimed that the couple ‘started hooking up while married to other people’ and ‘used ironclad divorce deals to keep their dirty secret!’

Brzezinski also claimed the tabloid called her children, her ex-husband and her close friends.

The Enquirer said in a statement after the Trump-Scarborough dispute on Twitter that the ‘truth’ of its report is not and never was in dispute.

Allegedly, even many Trump supporters want him to stop Tweeting. I doubt it. Anyway, he’s signaling he’s not going to stop:

UPDATE: LATEST TRUMP TWEET!

SURPRISE! MIKA’S DAUGHTER IS A TRUMP SUPPORTER.

Read more at American Lookout.

Christian Woman Ordered by Cops to Stop Praying in Her Home Loses in Court

MARY ANN SAUSE.

Police have the right to invade your home and abuse you if you’re a Christian.

That’s the essence of a ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in closely watched case involving Mary Ann Sause.

If the plaintiff were a Muslim, you have to wonder if the police officer’s conduct would have been ruled illegal discrimination or whether the Court ruling would be the same.

Christian Post

The United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a Kansas Catholic woman who claims that she was ordered by police to stop praying in her own home.

On Tuesday, the three-judge panel voted to uphold a judge’s dismissal of Mary Anne Sause’s lawsuit against two Louisburg officers, who she said demanded to be allowed into her home and wouldn’t tell her why they were there. She alleged that when she began praying, the officers, who were there because of a noise complaint, ordered her to stop.

An opinion written by Judge Nancy Moritz states that the court assumes that “the defendants violated Sause’s rights under the First Amendment” by repeatedly mocking her, ordering her to stop praying “so they could harass her,” insisting that she reveal scars from a double mastectomy and threatening her with arrest.

“But this assumption doesn’t entitle Sause to relief. Instead, Sause must demonstrate that any reasonable officer would have known this behavior violated the First Amendment,” the judge argued, citing the 2011 Supreme Court ruling in Ashcroft v. al–Kidd, which asserts that the former U.S. attorney general could not be personally sued for the jailing of a U.S. citizen after the events of September 11, 2001.

“But while the conduct alleged in this case may be obviously unprofessional, we can’t say that it’s ‘obviously unlawful,'” the judge added. “It certainly wouldn’t be obvious to a reasonable officer that, in the midst of a legitimate investigation, the First Amendment would prohibit him or her from ordering the subject of that investigation to stand up and direct his or her attention to the officer — even if the subject of the investigation is involved in religiously-motivated conduct at the time, and even if what the officers say or do immediately after issuing that command does nothing to further their investigation.”

First Liberty Institute Deputy General Counsel Jeremy Dys, who represents Sause, said in a statement that the court’s “harsh criticism of the officers’ conduct in this case supports our First Amendment claim.”

“No one should face the prospect of being arrested for praying in their own home,” Dys said.

The First Liberty Institute said in a press release that the government defended the police officers by arguing that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment only “protects an individual’s right to choose a religion.” Sause’s attorneys argued that the government’s argument misconstrues the fact that the First Amendment protects the right to exercise faith.

“While Ms. Sause’s appeal was ultimately unsuccessful, the court stated clearly that Sause’s First Amendment rights may have been violated, but the legal doctrine of qualified immunity shields the officers from any liability,” First Liberty Institute stated. “The concurring opinion condemned the police officers’ ‘extraordinary contempt of a law abiding citizen.'”

This ruling protects police who might be ignorant of your rights. Be careful when praying in the presence of abusive cops who like to shove people around.

The Slants and Redskins Win

The rock band The Slants, pictured above, were denied a trademark for their “offensive” name. The band took the government to court and won. Offensive names like The Slants and the Washington Redskins can be trademarked, says the Supreme Court.

Around 1982, when the pre-race-realist me was dating a Jewish girl, I suggested we start a band called Adolf and the Dead Jews. I guess now I could trademark that name. She liked that name, by the way.

Bloomberg

Supreme Court Doesn’t Care What You Say on the Internet

Two free-speech rulings combine to make clear that any social media regulation will have to come from the companies themselves.

t was a big day for free speech at the U.S. Supreme Court. In two consequential decisions, the justices set the terms for the First Amendment in the era of Donald Trump and the internet. In one, the court struck a blow against political correctness, saying the Patent and Trademark Office could not refuse to register an offensive trademark. In the other, the court declared social media to be the vast public forum for nearly all expressions.

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Releases Statement Warning Against Fake News

Haha. This is great stuff here.

CNN, famously called out as fake news by President Trump, posts a story denigrating Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s advice to the public to be very skeptical of fake news.

Rosenstein seems to flip flop back and forth between undermining President Trump and helping him.

This statement could have been written by Trump, it’s so Trump-like.

CNN

Washington (CNN)Late Thursday night, seemingly unprompted, deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — he of the James Comey firing memo and the appointment of Bob Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation — put out a very odd statement on just how terrible anonymously-sourced stories are.

Here it is in its entirety:

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations.”

Er, what?

This statement is 62 words long but it really could have been just two: “Fake news.”

Rosenstein, according to CNN’s Evan Perez, was not asked by the White House to release the statement. But it comes directly from President Trump’s playbook: An attempt to discredit any negative stories that rely on anonymous sourcing.

A quick word on that: Anonymous sourcing is not ideal. As a reporter, you always try to get people to attach their names to pieces of information or quotes they are providing you. But that isn’t always possible — particularly when you are dealing with negative information about the President of the United States, like, say, that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. Anonymous sourcing is an imperfect tool but one that has helped expose all sorts of important stories over the decades.

Trump seemed to take a swipe at Rosenstein — anonymous leak statement notwithstanding — in a Friday morning tweet. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted.

The Rosenstein statement isn’t just strange because it seemingly came out of nowhere. (My guess is what prompted it was back-to-back Washington Post stories on Wednesday and Thursday about the obstruction of justice investigation and the fact that Jared Kushner’s finances are now part of the special counsel investigation.)

The oddest part of it is when Rosenstein warns people to be skeptical of anonymous sources “particularly when they do not identify the country … with which these alleged sources supposedly are affiliated.”

Unless I am misunderstanding Rosenstein, what he is suggesting is that some of the stories that have been written of late using anonymous sources rely on officials from foreign countries who might have ulterior motives — like undermining Trump — when they decide to share information. I suppose that’s technically possible but seems very, very far-fetched to me. (Following Rosenstein’s statement, the Post noted “US officials” had told them about the investigation into Kushner’s finances.)

If Rosenstein suspects that sort of disinformation campaign from a foreign government, I think he should tell us more about it as soon as possible. As in, if a foreign government is actively leaking information about the Russia investigation to US reporters for the express purpose of disrupting Trump’s presidency, that’s a pretty big damn deal. Right?

The rest of his statement is the standard sort of stuff that comes out of the Trump White House regarding anonymous leaking. “Caution” is necessary. “Skeptical” is the right view Americans should take. And so on and so forth.

The message from Rosenstein — while oddly timed — is clear: A lot of the stuff you see on TV or read in the papers attributed to anonymous sources is wrong. And the leakers likely have nefarious motives — and might even be from foreign countries!

That Rosenstein put out a statement at all is weird. That it was this statement is even weirder.

Styx advises getting your news from alternative sources on the Internet. He also explains how fake news is damaging to society.

Thousands of swamp creatures have a motive to leak false info to damage Trump. The press has a motive to publish that false information. Rosenstein did good this time.

Drain the swamp, President Trump!