Bad News Planned Parenthood: Poll Shows America Increasingly In Favor of Restrictions on Abortion

Planned Parenthood’s PR group isn’t doing too hot when it comes to convincing the public that abortions are both necessary and good.

According to PR Newswire, an annual Marist poll discovered more people have found themselves in the “pro-life” column than the “pro-choice” column this year than last, showing a continued upward trend of pro-life sentiments in the United States:

A slim 51 percent majority of respondents describe their abortion position as “pro-choice,” with 44 percent responding “pro-life,” and four percent unsure.  This gap has narrowed considerably from last year’s poll, in which “pro-choice” held a (56/39) advantage.  The current spread reflected in the new poll closely matches this series’ fairly consistent findings over the last five years.

According to PR Newswire, this is due to the fact that more and more people are understanding the gravity of taking a human life and efforts by pro-abortion groups to normalize abortion are failing:

As has been the case throughout this polling series (stretching back to 2012), a clear majority of voters say abortion is morally wrong, as opposed to morally acceptable.  The latter option has consistently outpaced the latter one by roughly 15 to 25 percentage points.  In addition, 52 percent say abortion “does more harm than good” in the long run, whereas 29 percent say it “improves a woman’s life.”  Efforts to normalize abortion are failing.  Most people understand the gravity of taking of an innocent human life.

What’s more, Americans believe that restrictions on abortion should absolutely be in place by a wide margin, opposing Democrat party platforms:

Just 12 percent of Americans support the Democratic Party’s radical abortion platform, which effectively favors restriction-free abortion-on-demand (some left-wing state legislatures have gone even further in their extremism).  Fewer than one-in-four respondents say abortion should be widely legal either throughout pregnancy, or at least through the first two trimesters.

A lopsided majority — 76 percent — believe that legal abortion should be limited to the first trimester, permitted only in very rare circumstances (rape, incest, or to save the mother’s life), or barred entirely.  Support for these pro-life reforms includes 61 percent of Democrats and 78 percent of independents.  And even if you excise the ‘first trimester’ option, fully 50 percent of Americans believe abortion should only be legally allowed in a handful of narrow circumstances, or not at all.

By a 30-point margin (63/33) US voters favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, when an unborn child has reached her sixth month in the womb.  The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a measure that offers such protections on the day of the March for Life.  A similarly robust majority (60/36) opposes taxpayer dollars being directed to finance abortions.

At this rate, abortion groups may have a PR nightmare on their hands, and this will also result in a nasty turn for Democrats. The loss of public approval for abortion and the increased respect for life may have people turning away from groups and politicians that trumpet abortion as both necessary and moral.

Without the protection of Democrats, groups like Planned Parenthood may see a stark decrease in their bloated funding, crippling or closing clinics.

Or one can hope.

(h/t: Town Hall)

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Watch: Pro-Sanctuary City Chicago Politician Refuses to Say He Puts American Citizens First

Sanctuary city politicians are an interesting breed. For one, they don’t seem to believe that American citizens are more important than anyone in their city illegally. This was demonstrated to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson as he questioned Democratic Chicago Alderman George Cardenas, who flat out refused to say he put the concerns and well being of U.S. citizens before those who weren’t.

“Do you think, here’s the question, now let’s see if you can answer it, do you think that you have an obligation to represent American citizens first, above people who are here illegally?” asked Carlson very simply.

Cardenas continued to dodge giving a flat out yes or no answer.

“I represent my citizens very well, thank you, Tucker, every one that comes through that door…” said Cardenas before being interrupted by Carlson.

“Okay, so you weren’t willing to answer that question,” laughed Carlson.

Cardenas, back against the wall, decided to make it racial.

“You want me somehow to equate that with–you want me somehow to guess, you want me to just guess, what, cause they have to be blue-eyed and blonde, to be able to say, ‘okay you’re American?’” said Cardenas.

Carlson verbally slapped Cardenas across the face for attempting to make Carlson out to be a racist.

“You know what,” Carlson said, “what a loathsome little demagogue you are to say something like that.”

Watch:

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Watch: Robbers with Fake Guns Experience Instant Regret when Confronted by Security Guard with Real Gun

A good guy with a gun is sometimes all it takes to turn a bad situation into a neutral one. In the case of one convenience store robberyin Hamilton, New Jersey, a good guy with a gun turned a fake situation into a real one.

In a video recently released by Independent Journal Review, you can see two young men dressed in hoodies demand a cash register be opened at a convenience store. The two hoodied youths produce guns, hop the counter, and begin to hold up the cashier while they steal his money.

Meanwhile, a security guard sees the incident and comes inside with his revolver at the ready. Instantly, the guard fires off shots at the burglars, seemingly hitting one. As the guard leans over the counter and fires at another of the burglars nearly point blank, one of the shouts that the guns are actually fake.

“Oh well, mine is real,” says the security guard.

The security guard then demands the two men stand up with their hands behind their back and orders the cashier to call the police.

“Am I shot?” asks one of the burglars.

“Oh f**k yeah,” says the security guard, once again demanding the men put their hands behind their back.

“Y’all picked the wrong one,” said the security guard after hopping the counter and taking away their fake guns.

Watch below:

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Katie Couric’s Return to Broadcasting Proves that Lying Is Okay If You’re Lying About the Right Thing

Disgraced journalist Katie Couric was figuratively run out of town after she was caught blatantly lying in her anti-gun documentary “Under the Gun,” and was discovered intentionally trying to make pro-gun advocates look like ignorant, and unintelligent bumpkins when they were actually knowledgeable and succinct.

Couric has more or less kept her head down after the incident. After all, she made a fool of herself, and not only with the blatant lies within the documentary. She also issued a non-apology that was panned by almost everybody. Not only did Couric vilify herself in order to push an agenda, she didn’t even seem to feel bad about it. The whole incident tarnished Couric’s reputation.

But now that some time has passed, it seems the mainstream media is ready to have her back. According to TV Newser, Couric will return to NBC in order to co-host the 2018 Peyongchang Olympics with Mike Tirico.

The appearance is for the Olympics only, but regardless of the — for now — brief stint, Couric is proof that being a disgraced journalist isn’t a career ender so long as you were disgraced lying about the right things.

Journalists make mistakes all the time. I can attest. Being only human we are limited to the resources we have at our disposal, and with a lack of omniscience, mistakes are bound to happen in reporting. That’s understandable.

However, Couric attempted to paint a picture with partisan lies about firearms and those who support gun rights as ignorant savages and may have even broken some gun laws during the filming. What Couric did wasn’t a simple mistake, it was the use of her platform to falsely smear good people and the rights they uphold in order to push an agenda, and then pass it off as actual journalism.

What message does this send that Couric can reappear in front of a camera for a major event? That lying is okay so long as you lie in the right direction? That demonizing innocent people is fine so long as these people fall outside the approved ideology?

I want to believe this one-off appearance for the Olympics is the last time we’ll see Couric, but that would make little sense. To me, this feels like more of a trial run to see how well she’s received by the public. I refuse to believe they couldn’t find anyone else to report on the Olympics. Someone with a much cleaner record.

Either way, it would appear journalistic integrity means little to the mainstream media. If you touch a woman inappropriately you’re gone — at least that’s how it is now that it’s a hot issue — but flat out lie about innocent people in order to push your agenda, and you’re still camera-worthy.

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Ted Cruz is Helping Keep Communism Out of Texas Colleges

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) helped keep communist Chinese influence out of his state after he wrote a letter to the University of Texas advising them not to take any money from a Chinese foundation thought to use its funds to spread communism in the United States.

The money was meant to fund the new interdisciplinary China Policy Center, but was blocked by university President Gregory Fenves.

Cruz wrote the letter on January 2, warning UT that the China United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) have arisen concerns “over the potential for Chinese governmental access to UT-Austin’s education system, which may lead to undue foreign influence and exploitation.”

“Under the direction of Xi Jinping, the PRC and the CCP have initiated information operations throughout the entire world, most recently in Australia, Latin America, and the United States,” wrote Cruz. “The PRC aims to gradually establish influence in policy debates abroad by shaping Americans’ perception of China.”

According to Campus Reform, the CUSEF had links to the Chinese Communist Party, and was tasked with spreading influence here in the United States:

Both the Chinese group and its leader, Tung Chee-hwa, were suspected of having strong ties to the Communist Party branch that is tasked with influence operations abroad. The connection quickly raised eyebrows among several university officials after the China Policy Center’s Executive Director David Firestein, who is a former foreign service officer, proposed to fund the project through CUSEF.

Fenves wrote a letter responding to Cruz, saying that he had already conducted a lengthy investigation into CUSEF, and decided not to take the money prior to receiving Cruz’s warning about them.

“Based on that review, I had decided prior to receiving your letter that the university will not accept programmatic funding from CUSEF,” Fenves wrote. “Neither will we accept any funds for travel, student exchanges or other initiatives from the organization.”

It’s good to know that Cruz and the University of Texas are attempting to keep communist influence from spreading like the plague throughout the great state of Texas. Lord knows that enough pro-communist sentiment taints too many institutions of higher learning.

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Facebook: Page Advocating Burning Christian Mother Alive Meets Community Standards, Quoting the Bible Does Not

Christian blogger and mother Elizabeth Johnston, better known as “Activist Mommy,” found out recently that Facebook’s community guidelines state that a Facebook page dedicated to burning her alive does not violate any standards.

According to the Daily Wire, Johnston found and reported the page “I will find The Activist Mommy and burn whoever runs it alive” to Facebook. You would think that the name alone would be enough to send Facebook running to shut down the page for the promotion of violence against an individual.

But you would be wrong. According to Daily Wire, Johnston had to provide more than just the name of a Facebook page to Facebook. She had send them a picture.

“So a page named ‘I Will Find Activist Mommy And Burn Whoever Runs It Alive’ does NOT go against Facebook’s community standards? Hmmm…if that is not targeted violence, nothing is! Facebook is a joke! Share this folks!” Johnston posted on Facebook.

The person who runs the page advocating Johnston be burned alive did clarify that he wishes no violence on Johnston, stating “I don’t really want someone to burn her alive. I don’t want to; I don’t want followers to do so, just don’t do it. I don’t condone it.”

He then changed the page’s title to “May God make the Activist Mommy spontaneously combust.”

What a swell dude.

The kicker here is not that some person out there is a bigoted jackass with violent wishes, especially against Christians. That’s not necessarily news as the left is riddled with such types.

What’s news is the fact that not long ago, Johnston herself was censored by Facebook in February of 2017 simply because she quoted Leviticus, which states that homosexuality is a sin.

Apparently, quoting a bible verse that speaks negatively of homosexuality is too far for Facebook, but wanting to burn a Christian alive isn’t.

 

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Democrat Claims About the Sexism and Racism of the Republican Party Shattered in New Video

A rule of thumb when it comes to social interaction is that if a person is vehemently accusing someone of doing something they’re innocent of, it’s because they themselves are guilty of the crime. It’s something one should always consider when listening to Democrats, social justice warriors, et al point their finger at Conservatives, Republicans, and Libertarians for being racist, sexist, bigoted, etc etc.

In terms of racism and sexism, the Republican party is far from being a racist and sexist institution. Not only do they hold true to the idea that all men are truly created equal, they vote by it, and their history proves this.

In a new video from Prager U, former Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Carol Swain explains that when it came to promoting blacks and women, Republicans were on the forefront.

Meanwhile, Democrats were attempting to prevent Republican advancements every step of the way:

In 1870, the first black senator and the first black congressman were sworn in—both Republicans. In fact, every black representative in the House until 1935 was a Republican. And every black senator until 1979 was, too. For that matter, the first female member of Congress was a Republican; the first Hispanic governor and senator were Republicans. The first Asian senator? You get the idea.

Republicans also kept their pledge to defend women’s rights. In 1862, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress to put an end to polygamy.

In 1920, after 52 years of Democratic Party opposition, the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to the Republican Congress, which pressured Democratic President Woodrow Wilson to drop his opposition to women’s rights. In the final tally, only 59 percent of House Democrats and 41 percent of Senate Democrats supported women’s suffrage. That’s compared to 91 percent of House Republicans and 82 percent of Senate Republicans. There certainly was a “war on women”—and it was led by the Democratic Party.

When it comes to equality, it’s Republicans who are really driving the movement.

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I Have Some Questions for the Silicon Valley Exec Who Said Middle America is Stupid, Racist, and Violent

Many of the coastal elite have never taken a liking to what they consider those living in the “flyover country” of middle-America, and one Silicon Valley executive made that quite clear with her comments recently.

According to the Daily Caller, Melinda Byerley, MBA and founder of Timeshare CMO, a Silicon Valley-based tech start-up, took to Twitter to voice her thoughts about what us yokels should do in order to get more jobs.

Her suggestion? Stop being racist, violent, and sexist:

Byerley says that the first thing those in middle America need to realize is that “no educated person wants to live in a sh*thole with stupid people.” Particularly, in a “sh*thole” filled with people who are “violent, racist, and/or misogynistic.” In Byerley’s opinion, “big corporations,” do not consider moving to the heart of America because “those towns have nothing going for them.”

The towns have “no infrastructure, just a few bars and a terrible school system.”

The MBA claims that “we,” the educated people, like herself, “would like to live a more rural lifestyle,” but they “won’t sacrifice tolerance or diversity to do so.” Especially, these folks do not want to live in “states where the majority of residents are voting for things against their own interests,” solely, because these voters “don’t want brown people to thrive.”

Byerly continues her rant about those who dare live outside the coastal bubble by declaring that if we in flyover country clean up our act and improve our schools, then sophisticated elite may find living among us peasants more enjoyable. As she puts it, she and her fellow superior Americans would much rather “scrape by in SF than live in a huge house somewhere if it meant dealing with with bigots and backwards ideologies every day.”

While I appreciate Ms. Byerly’s advice, which is no doubt laden with wisdom due to her consistent interactions and visits with us dregs of society in our humble habitat, I’m going to have to ask her some questions. Hopefully, with her much higher intelligence, she can answer some questions that are bugging me about where she lives.

For one, why are residents from her state, or states like hers, fleeing by the thousands to red states just like mine? From July 2016 to July 2017, your state lost 136,000 taxpayers who left for better opportunities in state’s with a less oppressive tax system, and less crime. Your state did have an increase despite the out-migration, but it appears a lot of this is migrant driven. How many of those migrants are paying the high taxes imposed on Californians?

What is California’s plan to make up for the absence of taxpayers who are no longer there to foot the bill? I’m sure you coastal elites, so much more intelligent than us middle-American hicks, have a plan to save the state. It does seem to be taking a while, though. At this time, California has the largest poverty problem in the nation by a vast margine.

And while sexism is a problem in every state, including mine here in the great state of Texas, it seems your state is having massive problems in that department. In fact, it’s sparked national outrage. As you may well know, Hollywood is beyond filthy with predators who prey on women. Sometimes not even women! Sometimes it’s children. Then some of your most recognized coastal colleagues defend or applaud them, like Meryl Streep.

And there seems to be a massive problem in your capitol too. Last I checked, there were around 150 claims of sexual assault pertaining to congressional members right in your own state. Now, I’m just a lowly middle-American with not much of a thinker in the attic compared to you, but it would seem that your state has a much larger problem with sexism than mine does, doesn’t it? Perhaps it’s just my flyover idiocy doing the talking here, but the numbers seem to be skewed in your state’s direction.

Ms. Byerly, if you could possibly help a humble hill country hick such as myself by responding to these questions, I would be ever so grateful. To be graced by your wisdom and coastal know-how would just make this yokel’s day.

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US Govt Tells Americans Traveling to North Korea to Make a Will and Make Funeral Arrangements

Plan on taking a jaunt to North Korea? Better get your affairs in order then, says the U.S. State Department, because you might not make it out alive and there’s nothing the U.S. can do to help you.

According to Fox News, the State Department sent out an ominous notification to those about to take a trip to the communist hermit kingdom of North Korea. Within the notification, the State Department warned travelers that they should prepare for the fact that they may not make it home due to the deteriorated relationship between the U.S. and North Korea.

Thus, the State Department advised that before you depart for the communist country, fill out a will and make funeral arrangements:

“The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea,” the State Department published Wednesday on its website.

Those who wish to travel to North Korea must be approved for a special validation, which are handed out on “very limited circumstances.” U.S. travelers given the approval to experience Kim Jong Un’s regime should then prepare for the worst — including drafting a will and making funeral and property arrangements with family and friends.

“Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney; discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.,” according to the recommendations.

North Korea has shown what they do with American prisoners. Last year, college student Otto Warmbier was returned to the U.S. so malnourished and diseased that he died shortly after his return to America.

And things don’t look like they’ll be getting any better. While talks between North and South Korea have begun — the first in two years — North Korea has been very adamant to keep its nuclear missile program an issue outside of discussion. That program is one of the main points of contention between North Korea and the U.S., and so long as the program is active, the U.S. will continue to impose sanctions upon the hermit kingdom.

In fact, one North Korean Official stated that war with the U.S. is “unavoidable” at this point.

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Vikings QB Praises Wife and Jesus After Winning Game, Proving the NFL Isn’t Full of Self-Absorbed Protesters

The NFL has been one big letdown this season. The kneelers — so called for taking a knee during the national anthem as a show of disrespect to a “racist” country, according to them — has put a bad taste in a lot of mouths. People are tuning out of the games in droves due to the protests, but at least one player is giving us hope that professional football isn’t completely lost.

It started after the Minnesota Vikings pulled off a major victory, defeating the New Orleans Saints 29-24 with a last second 61-yard touchdown thrown by quarterback Case Keenum to wide receiver Stefon Diggs that brought them up from behind for the win. The win resulted with everyone in the stadium participating in what Joe Buck described as “pandemonium.”

As the excitement was still on him, Keenum was interviewed about the game, the play, and his feelings. Keenum’s excitement was such that he was repeatedly at a loss for words, but he did manage to say something very profound.

According to Keenum, as excited and happy as he was, he admitted that this massive win was only the third greatest moment of his life.

“It’s probably the third best day of my life; the day I gave my life to Jesus Christ, the day I married my wife, and probably this one,” he breathlessly told the reporter.

Watch:

I’m not sure what the bigger miracle is here. That the Vikings won in such a edge-of-your-seat way, or that I’m writing about something good happening in the NFL. Lately it’s been a sad mess of eye-roll worthy content, boring games, and anti-American sentiment. The problem has been so bad that boycotts against the NFL has cost it 33 percent of its viewers.

All my congrats to Keenum. Not just for winning the game, but for actually showing me that the NFL isn’t completely lost.

Also shout out to J.J. Watt. That dude is awesome.

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