He’s Baaaaaack: Bill O’Reilly Returns With Podcast On Monday

Since Fox News and Bill O’Reilly parted ways last week many have wondered what the 67-year-old would do now. Write more books? Walking into the sunset and entering a full retirement? Even the idea of the host moving his show to Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze was floated on CNN and even by Beck himself (joking with the caveat that O’Reilly would have to take a massive pay cut.)

But O’Reilly will make his first public statements following his departure from Fox News on his ‘No Spin News’ podcast, according to his website.

The podcast is only available as premium content to paid subscribers of the website. One can be certain that a lot of $4.99 subscriptions will be expensed by news outlets by Monday morning.

The O’Reilly Factor, which had been changed to simply ‘The Factor,’ was shuttered after twenty-one years by Greg Gutfeld on Friday night.

Closing out the show for the last time, Gutfeld said, “How do I turn out the lights on such a venerable and amazing show? I can’t. It’s not my show and it’s not my place. So on behalf of all of us on ‘The Factor,’ good night and godspeed.”

There is no question that Fox News has undergone one of the biggest shake-ups in modern memory, from editorial bent to longtime popular hosts like Megyn Kelly and now O’Reilly leaving by choice or being forced out. Greta Van Susteren left for MSNBC after Roger Ailes was forced out for sexual misconduct last year.

Now the only question is whether O’Reilly can make podcasts popular with his Baby Boomer fan base.

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Tennessee: Female Genital Mutilation Is Not One of Our Concerns

The recent arrest of two Detroit doctors for complicity in carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) in immigrant communities has got a lot of people asking questions. The CDC estimates as many as a half-million women and girls in the United States are at risk of having FGM inflicted upon them, but since the practice was outlawed in 1997 there have been a total of 10 arrests. How can this be? Either the CDC estimate is stratospherically wrong or there is an informal vow of silence in place among health care professionals who are not reporting child abuse to authorities out of a sense of political correctness or from fear that parents will be deported.

In 2011, there were 21 cases of FGM reported in Tennessee. You might think Tennessee is an odd place to find this practice but the Population Reference Bureau ranks Tennessee as 18th in the nation in regards to risk of FGM. And it ranks Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area as 20th in nationwide risk.

In 2012 a state law was passed requiring health care professionals to report cases of FGM to law enforcement. You had 21 reported cases in 2011 with no reporting requirements so one would expect the number to increase once reporting became mandatory.

Nope.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is the agency that should receive reports of FGM, doesn’t track the complaints.

The TBI confirmed to The Star that FGM is reportable to TIBRS under the broader category of “Aggravated Assault” although there is no way to identify FGM incidents in the TNCrimeOnline system within the “aggravated assault” menu, even though the report can identify incidents in categories including “Lovers’ Quarrel,” “Hunting Accident,” and “Juvenile Gang.”

The Star questioned TBI spokesman Josh DeVine regarding TBI’s knowledge and reporting of the twenty-one 2011 FGM cases.

“In incidents reported to our program, we are not necessarily aware of specific details of that nature. Our TIBRS program collects specific demographic and incident information, but does not collect full narratives,” DeVine told The Star.

Given the attention the two Detroit arrests have garnered, it seems safe to say that there have been ZERO arrests and prosecutions for FGM in Tennessee since reporting became mandatory. That the TBI’s database has not been expanded to include a reporting requirement mandated under state law calls into question just how much Tennessee law enforcement actually cares about these cases.

More troubling is the response of the Tennessee Department of Health.

After learning about the twenty-one cases of FGM in Tennessee in 2011, The Tennessee Star asked the TDH whether any of those cases had been reported to any of the local or regional health departments and whether TDH was aware of any other incidents of FGM occurring after 2011.

Without any additional comment, TDH responded by quoting back the 2012 FGM reporting law and underscoring the law’s mandate that law enforcement has an affirmative duty to receive and report when girls under age 18 are mutilated in Tennessee.

TDH did not answer a follow-up question regarding whether the law prohibited TDH from collecting FGM incident information. TDH did, however, confirm that they had not asked any legislator to add TDH to the reporting statute.

Sen. Bill Ketron, the sponsor of the 2012 FGM reporting law told The Star that the initial goal of his bill was to put the issue of FGM, which he describes as “a despicable act of abuse,” in the hands of law enforcement for prosecution. As to reporting FGM cases to the TDH, Sen. Ketron said, “I also think that it would be helpful to keep track of this through the Department of Health and will bring a bill next year to accomplish this.”

The first line in educating health care professionals on their responsibilities under Tennessee’s reporting law is obviously the licensing agency for those professionals. The fact that they are punting to law enforcement indicates that they have no interest in eradicating this practice. One can nearly see the little PC wheels whirring away thinking, “if immigrants are afraid they will be reported for sexually mutilating their daughters they may not seek health care.”

It seems increasingly clear that the reason there have not been arrests for FGM is that many people, in the health care professions and in the administration of justice, simply do not think the crime is a big deal.

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From Shattered: Russia Hacking Story Was Created By Clinton Campaign As Damage Control

What a difference six months makes. Do you remember in the lead up to the election how we were all told that questioning the legitimacy of the election was unpatriotic and possibly dangerous, what’s more that it would be nearly impossible to rig the vote ?

In a vivid illustration of how Mr. Trump is shattering American political norms, the Republican nominee is alleging that a conspiracy is underway between the news media and the Democratic Party to commit vast election fraud. He has offered no evidence to support his claim.

“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary — but also at many polling places — SAD,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

American elections are, unlike those in many democracies, largely decentralized, rendering the possibility of large-scale fraud extraordinarily unlikely. Further, the balloting in many of the hardest-fought states will be overseen by Republican officials, individuals who would be highly unlikely to consent to helping Mrs. Clinton rig the vote.

—The New York Times

Give the Democrats credit, they had no problem turning on a dime and steam rolling everything they had said. In less than a day Hillary’s team eagerly embraced the rigged election narrative they had previously denounced as dangerous and possibly leading to violence.

“I’m angry,” Hillary told her friend. And exhausted. After two brutal campaigns against Sanders and Trump, Hillary now had to explain the failure to friends in a seemingly endless round of phone calls. That was taking a toll on her already weary and grief-stricken soul. But mostly, she was mad— mad that she’d lost and that the country would have to endure a Trump presidency.

That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.

—From Shattered

Turns out telling people that the election was stolen from them would result in violence was about the one thing the democrats did get right. We saw it at the inauguration , we see it when conservatives go to speak, when anyone the left doesn’t like goes to rally. What’s more there is no sign the violence is de-escalating. The leftist groups that have been egged on by the campaign to rewrite the results of the November election are now looking to arm up for greater violence.

Not getting disarmed is a big part of the problem, yes, but we need more than flags and bats. We need to take notes from the John Brown Gun Club and get firearms and training. I know getting firearms in states and cities we have a presence in is usually a hassle, but even handguns would help. It would certainly put a psychological element in while holding fash back. Who do you think a fascist is more afraid of? People with only flags and bats, or people with flags, bats, and guns?”

—The Blaze

It’s a pretty sad place to be, because a crazy woman couldn’t take defeat gracefully, and has media and a major political party thinking they salvage their loss by helping her.

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Buckner host shoe drive

Volunteers handed out new shoes and socks to nearly 50 children from Dupre Elementary School today.
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