Abortion, Politics

Delta Refuses to Bow to Abortion-On-Demand Activists

Delta Airlines, the largest employer in Georgia, is standing strong against the abortion-on-demand activist mob demanding that the company boycott the state due to the latest life-saving fetal heartbeat law. “This is something that the courts need to settle and resolve, not corporate America. At least for us. I can’t win,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said at a recent Recode conference. Bastion’s remarks come in the wake of a letter signed by more than 180 CEOs denouncing pro-life protections as being “bad for business.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Even though practically all of Hollywood and various tech companies have threatened to boycott Georgia if lawmakers do not overturn the recently enacted fetal heartbeat law, the state’s largest employer— Delta Airlines — has opted to stay neutral.

“Delta Air Lines is one of the largest employers in Georgia, but the airline’s chief executive said Tuesday the company will not take a stand on the state’s restrictive abortion law, which other corporate leaders have called ‘bad for business,'” reports NBC News.

The fetal heartbeat law essentially bans abortion once doctors detect an unborn child’s heartbeat in the mother’s womb, which typically happens after 5-6 weeks of pregnancy. Ed Bastian, Delta Airlines CEO, said that the courts should decide the law’s fate.


Big govt, Elections, Politics

Warren Polls at #2

Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (D-MA) just clinched second place in the race for the Left’s 2020 presidential nomination according to a new poll from Monmouth University. The poll shows Warren second with 19% among Nevada voters, forcing Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) into third place with 13% of the vote. Joe Biden is still clocking in the lead at 36%, though the margin of error +/- 5.1 percentage points could render the entire poll a pointless exercise. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) 2020 presidential campaign continues to gain momentum as a new poll out of Nevada shows her firmly in second place behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrat frontrunner.

Monmouth University released a new poll on Wednesday indicating Warren ranks second with 19 percent among Nevada voters. The poll, which is Monmouth’s first ahead of the Silver State’s caucus in February 2020, found Biden leading overall with 36 percent, followed by Warren, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in third place with 13 percent.

Monmouth conducted the poll by surveying 1,333 Nevada voters from June 6 through June 11.It drew from a pool of both Democratic and unaffiliated voters who participated in a primary or general election in the past two cycles or have registered to vote since November 2018.


Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Illinois Gov’t Signs Law Allowing Abortion “Until Birth”

Democratic Illinois Governor JB Pritzker just signed the nation’s most aggressive abortion law in the nation, legalizing abortion “until birth.” The legislation specifically repeals the ban on “partial birth abortions, totally ignores the concept of a baby’s viability outside of the womb, removes medical licensing requirements, and mandates that ALL (Christians included) insurance providers pay 100% of abortion costs”. It also removes the ability of medical providers to refuse to perform abortions without facing severe consequences. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Illinois governor JB Pritzker signed the nation’s most permissive abortion bill into law Wednesday, as part of an effort to make abortion a “fundamental right” in the state.

The legislature passed the sweeping abortion bill last month in a whirlwind session that saw massive tax hikes and huge expansions in government in addition to this most recent abortion bill.

As The Daily Wire reported then, Pritzker’s landmark abortion bill repeals the state’s ban on “partial birth abortions,” legalizing the procedure all the way through pregnancy and up until the moment of birth. The bill utterly ignores the concept of viability, a particularly shocking development given that most states currently passing abortion-related regulations are greatly restricting the practice, not expanding it.


Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Gillibrand Equates Pro-Lifers with “Racists”

Glaring statistics that most aborted babies are African-American are not stopping Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) from race-baiting the abortion-on-demand Left to back her candidacy in 2020-going so far as claiming that being pro-life is like being “racist.” In what the DailyWire speculates could be “the most embarrassing campaign clip of all time,” Gillibrand shared her thoughts that the 50 percent of Iowans who oppose abortion are just un-“woke” racists: “Imagine saying that it’s okay to appoint a judge who’s racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic…” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been trailing badly in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, so she’s been trying to make a name for herself with outlandish policy proposals and bizarre Instagram videos.

Over the weekend, Gillibrand posted what may be the most embarrassing campaign clip of all time, and followed it up Tuesday with an interview with the Des Moines Register where she insulted around 50% of Iowa residents by suggesting that opposing abortion is akin to supporting racism.

Most Democratic primary candidates are content to express their support for abortion rights but limit their criticism of the other side of the debate to complaints about being “extreme.” Occasionally, someone far to the progressive left will suggest that pro-life Democrats don’t belong in the Democratic party, or that opposition to reproductive rights has a harmful effect on women.


Courts, Issues, Politics

Christian Baker Jack Phillips Under Attack Again

Christian baker Jack Phillips continues to be under the same relentless attack by transgender radicals and rabid Left wing lawyers as the last time around concerning “discrimination” allegations. This latest suit claims Phillips discriminated against would-be customers trying to order an X-rated “transition” celebration cake complete with adult toy decorations. Though this is far from surprising, it does beg the question when harassment of an individual over his or her religious beliefs becomes discrimination or even a hate crime. Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Remember Jack Phillips, the Christian baker from Colorado who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? He’s being sued again, for the third time, by the same lawyer who tried and failed to take him down last time.

CBS Denver:

Attorneys for a Denver woman greased the pan for yet another legal battle against a Lakewood bakery already burned around the edges from a series of heated civil rights fights. Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused in 2012 to bake a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a same-sex couple from Denver, on the basis of his religious beliefs…

The latest lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Denver District Court on behalf of Autumn Scardina by attorneys Paula Greisen and John McHugh…

The newest lawsuit claims Phillips discriminated against Scardina and used deceptive and unfair trade practices.


Big govt, Issues, Politics

Beverly Hills Tobacco Prohibition Puts Local Profits At Risk

History has demonstrated that Prohibition doesn’t work — and neither will the sweeping tobacco ban voted into effect this week in Beverly Hills.

In what’s considered to be the first ban of its kind, the Beverly Hills City Council voted in a unanimous 5-0 decision on Tuesday to outlaw the sale of most tobacco products within its city limits in a purported measure to promote a healthy lifestyle. “Allowing tobacco products to be sold in the city increases access to these harmful and dangerous products and does not promote the city’s image as a healthy city,” proclaims the ordinance.

Of course, the “central planners” overseeing the restriction — infringing on Americans’ liberties — aren’t addressing the glaring hypocrisy that Beverly Hills permits marijuana dispensaries within its jurisdiction, allowing citizens and tourists alike to buy and smoke mind-altering drugs and get stoned. But tobacco? That’s taboo.
Talk about retail inequality and discrimination.

The ordinance bans most tobacco products from being sold at grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores and other small businesses but carves out an exemption for some high-end establishments including upscale hotels and ritzy cigar bars. Result? The mom and pop shops get burned while corporations that own the hotels and cigar bars get to profit off smoking products.

Hard to imagine this misguided ban would be welcome at a time in American culture when vocal far-left politicians like Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and others are pounding the table over “income inequality.” How exactly are the city councilors in Beverly Hills going to justify the city’s selective enforcement benefitting the elite? Clearly, misguided bans that outlaw legal products that benefit some retailers but not others widen income disparities.

Make no mistake. Smoking products are harmful to one’s health, and everyone must consider the risks before lighting up. But if the city council is going to ban these products, they ought to be banned everywhere, not discriminately.
That being said, bans simply won’t work, as smokers who enjoy tobacco products will simply drive to neighboring towns to purchase cigarettes and other smoking-related products, hurting local businesses. Worse, consumers who drive out of town to purchase cigarettes, for example, won’t just buy a pack of Marlboros while they’re visiting an adjacent town. They will also buy other goods, such as beverages, gasoline, groceries and other nonprohibited items, thereby hurting a gamut of small businesses in Beverly Hills.

Undoubtedly, coffee shops, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and other retail shops will be affected when customers are pushed out of town.

Here’s how it works. A smoker drives to West Hollywood or another neighboring town to buy cigarettes or other banned products, and instead of spending the day shopping on Rodeo Drive and eating in a Beverly Hills restaurant, he or she does that someplace else. Result? Citizens and tourists visiting Beverly Hills who enjoy tobacco products don’t become healthier due to the ban, as they haven’t quit smoking. Instead, the “feel-good” measure causes local businesses to lose profits and be forced to lay off workers.

All the more reason consumer-choice advocates should resist the prohibition of most legal products that are readily available within a short distance of the banned products, especially in an age of Amazon and other door-to-door delivery services that deliver millions of products to one’s doorstep.

Take Concord, Massachusetts. In 2012, the uber-liberal town filled with environmental extremists banned the sale of single-serve bottled water in an effort to protect the environment. Did that misguided measure reduce the consumption of beverages contained in plastic or stop the public from buying bottled water? Far from it. Residents throughout the town now have cases of bottled water delivered to their homes and businesses instead of buying them from small local retailers.

Consumers of bottled water simply took their business elsewhere — with no upside for the environment.
The same will happen in Beverly Hills. Few, if any, smokers will quit as a result of the ban, while local businesses will lose margins and customers.

Perhaps Beverly Hills ought to recall the wise words of former President Ronald Reagan before enacting such bans in the future: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.



Abortion, Big govt, Politics

NYT Subs “Fetal Heartbeat” with “Embryonic Pulsing”

The New York Times just traded the medical term “fetal heartbeat” for “embryonic pulsing” in its abortion reporting. “The measure would require an ultrasound test for any woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy, and forbid abortion if the test detects embryonic pulsing–which can occur before many women know they are pregnant,” NYT reporter Alan Blinder wrote, taking the initiative to invent the entirely new term, and the New York Times actually published it. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

The New York Times traded in the term “fetal heartbeat” for “embryonic pulsing” in a report on Louisiana’s new abortion ban last week, playing to abortion advocates and journalists eager to downplay the realities of abortion.

“The measure would require an ultrasound test for any woman seeking to terminate a pregnancy, and forbid abortion if the test detects embryonic pulsing — which can occur before many women know they are pregnant,” reporter Alan Blinder wrote. The sanitizing language was first highlighted by Breitbart News. It’s not a medical term and was apparently invented by Blinder.

A slew of states have similar laws on the books, known as fetal heartbeat bills because they ban abortion after a heartbeat can be detected in the unborn baby.


Elections, Politics

Poll: Biden Drops 7 Points

A new CNN poll reveals that former Vice President Joe Biden has lost 7 points since April shortly after he entered the 2020 race and instantaneously became the Democrats’ front runner with 39 percent support. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pulled 18 percent support followed by Senators Kamala Harris (CA) at 8 percent and Elizabeth Warren (MA) at 7 percent. According to a report by The Hill, Biden’s “commanding lead” has been ratcheting up the pressure on Democratic lawmakers to endorse him over the other candidates. Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

Support for former Vice President Joe Biden has faded since the launch of his 2020 presidential campaign, according to a new CNN poll.

The survey, released early Tuesday, shows Biden still leads the crowded pack of Democrats vying for the party’s nomination with 32 percent support.

However, his support is now 7 points lower than it was in an April CNN poll shortly after his formal entry in the race, when 39 percent said they supported him.


Big govt, Issues, Politics

Veterans Ditch AOC after Bashing Trump Foreign Policy

Military veterans gave socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) the cut-direct during a private meeting when the Left’s darling took to bashing President Trump’s foreign policy, namely calling him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu autocrats. “She knocks the country; she knocks the president, and that’s not what America is about,” Silvio Mazzella, a 78-year-old Army veteran and community leader, told the New York Post. “I just couldn’t hear her BS anymore,” said Anthony Vitaliano, a former Community Board 11 chairman and retired NYPD officer. AOC’s spokesperson dismissed the chairman’s statement, arguing they left because they had to “pick up their children.” Right. Because we often see septuagenarian veterans in the school pickup line. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Two military veterans stormed out of a private meeting with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after she made a few remarks bashing President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.

The self-described Democratic socialist conducted the closed-door meeting, which was held in the Bronx section of New York City with Community Board 11 members on Wednesday evening, according to a Saturday report from the New York Post.

At the meeting, she criticized U.S. foreign policy of providing bombs to Saudi Arabia and called Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu autocrats because of their leadership style.


Big govt, Courts, Politics

Mueller Turns Justice System on Its Head

Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be censured, if not disbarred, for violating Department of Justice rules and turning the legal system upside down for political purposes — to “get Trump.”

His malpractice was on full display this week with his unnecessary press conference to smear the president’s character and reputation by inferring he committed crimes — without bringing charges.
Our legal system doesn’t work that way.

The accused is either innocent or guilty based on factual evidence — not nuance or smoke and mirrors. If prosecutors have insufficient evidence and can’t bring charges against someone, the case is dropped. And prosecutors aren’t supposed to damage a person’s reputation for spite.

But that’s exactly what Mueller did in violating Department of Justice rules and protocols.
In the U.S. justice system, Americans are afforded the presumption of innocence, and the burden to proof is on law enforcement — not the defendant. But Mueller took a sledgehammer to that foundational principle during his partisan press conference by saying, “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. … We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”

Seriously, folks? Mueller and his rabid team of partisan lawyers just completed a 22-month exhaustive special counsel investigation into all things Donald Trump at an estimated cost of $35 million. With unlimited resources — and the president’s full cooperation — Mueller and his cabal of pro-Hillary Clinton lawyers interviewed hundreds of witnesses including top White House officials, campaign associates and family members. They reviewed 1.4 million documents provided by the White House and conducted an over-the-top raid of the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen’s home, forever damaging attorney-client privilege. They raided Roger Stone’s private home — in a heavy-handed, embarrassing spectacle — using helicopters, amphibious vehicles and a dozen heavily armed law enforcement agents to pull the old man out of bed in a pre-dawn arrest.

If that wasn’t enough, the special counsel used strongman tactics to inflict cruel and unusual punishment against Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, putting him in solitary confinement for white-collar crimes from years ago — that had nothing to do with the president, or Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

If, after all that, Mueller and 19 high-priced lawyers couldn’t find sufficient evidence a crime was committed and bring indictments against the president, it’s because it didn’t happen.

It was all a hoax, stemming from a discredited dossier and massive disinformation campaign waged by Trump’s political enemies.

But that fact didn’t stop Mueller during his media spectacle from kicking the president in the shins on his way out the door. He implied that just because he didn’t charge Trump due to Office of Legal Counsel rules that state he can’t indict a sitting president, that doesn’t mean Trump is exonerated. This wrongfully put the burden of proof upon the accused, forcing Trump to prove his innocence.

Turning our system of justice upside down.

Adding to it, Mueller put out a dog whistle to Democratic lawmakers who’ve wanted to impeach the president from day one, encouraging them to “go for it.” He deliberately threw a shiny object to media, whipping up an impeachment frenzy for the next 18 months, during a presidential election cycle, to harm Trump politically. Mueller dishonestly created an innuendo that Trump committed crimes despite Mueller’s office being unable to prove it.

Make no mistake; the special counsel didn’t bring charges solely on the rules that restrict indictment of a sitting president. Attorney General Barr recently testified before Congress saying Mueller told him multiple times — with witnesses present — that he was unable to bring charges against the president irrespective of the Office of Legal Counsel rules.

Here’s the deal: It’s well known that Attorney General Bill Barr has opened a DOJ investigation into the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation and illicit spying operation of Trump and his 2016 campaign. Mueller knows full well that the evidence that’ll be uncovered will be damning.

Hence the real purpose of the Mueller’s presser: He deliberately distracted the media’s attention away from the DOJ investigation and got the punditry talking nonstop about impeaching the president instead.
It’s a politically fueled chess move for all to see.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.