Patriot Post – Daily Digest For Tuesday
Law Would Force Wedding Chapel to Perform Same-Sex Weddings
The Alliance Defending Freedom had a busy week. First, it was the pastors in Houston. Now, ADF filed a federal suit against an Idaho town on behalf of a wedding chapel that was asked to perform a same-sex wedding ceremony. The town of Coeur d’Alene has a law on its books banning sexual orientation discrimination. However, the ordinance exempts religious entities. But here’s the kicker: The Hitching Post is a for-profit business, and owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp believe marriage to be between one man and one woman. The Knapps’ lawyer, Jeremy Tedesco, told Fox News, “The other side insisted this would never happen — that pastors would not have to perform same-sex marriages. The reality is — it’s already happening.” And we have two examples of persecution in the name of “tolerance” in the last week. As Family Research Council president Tony Perkins says, “Remember when President Obama sat down and told ABC News that ‘churches and other faith institutions are still gonna be able to make determinations about what their sacraments are — what they recognize’? Neither does he.” More…
Columnist David Limbaugh: “The left and militant gay movement are getting bolder and bolder, and too many Christians are stewing in their apathy. It seems that with each passing month, this senseless tyranny advances. … Why can’t same-sex couples who want to marry under the newly minted law find ministers who have no objection to the procedure? Are they seeking the vindication of their rights or trying to force their beliefs on other people to the point of compelling them to deny their own? … Many of us keep warning our fellow Christians (and other freedom lovers) that their apathy and refusal to fight for their rights in the public square is going to bite them where it hurts. Could it be that this, along with other disturbing developments around the country, will wake them up? We shall see.”
My Opinion: If all you do is sit on your ass and complain about our eroding Religious Freedoms, you are part of the problem. You are going to be forced to allow 3% of the population to force their beliefs on you. More people need to stand up and proclaim “Enough. I Do Not believe in this and will not condone it.” Fight back. Wish I could afford to start a few “discrimination” & “Civil rights” suits. Check out the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and, of course, our Constitution & The Bill of Rights. Then elect people into office that will “support & defend” them.
Mission Creep + Bureaucratic Failure = CDC, NIH
What do you get when a government entity created to address public health and responses to communicable disease operates outside its mission and purpose? What happens when an agency’s key leaders become more characteristic of an Ivy League professors’ lounge than a highly responsive team of clinical medical professionals equipped with more than theory and unproven policy?
You get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that’s “overseeing” the response to Ebola.
From the CDC’s own website, verbatim:
“CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
“CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.”
The CDC was birthed in 1946 out of a malaria outbreak in the U.S. and given a $1 million budget. Its personnel were devoted to mosquito-control and destruction of the insect’s habitat. In other words, the CDC was created to identify a public health problem, to develop a strategy to isolate, minimize and remove the cause of said problem, and to provide educational and health care research to treat and prevent such problems.
What has happened at this federal agency created to address public health and community safety related to the transmission of illness and disease?
Well, when the word “Prevention” was added to the agency’s moniker in 1992, the CDC’s mission expanded from killing the vector of malaria to managing venereal disease and tuberculosis, and then to disability, injury control and chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. As easily observed, some of these are communicable through public exposure, and others happen due to accidents. But some are not communicable at all — they are instead a result of poor health choices.
Meanwhile, the CDC’s budget increased to $6.9 billion in 2014, an 8.2% increase from 2013, and most certainly a far cry from its early days operating on $1 million. So much for the Democrats’ mantra that GOP budget cuts are to blame for the Ebola panic.
Now, America is faced with a true infectious disease issue that, while not easily contracted through incidental contact, does indeed involve a communicable pathogen that manifests its disease as hemorrhagic fever with a mortality rate of 50% to 70%.
But what exactly has the CDC’s ample taxpayer-funded budget included in recent years?
With its “Prevention and Public Health Fund” housed within Obama’s signature legislation, ObamaCare, the account has received in excess of $3 billion since 2010 to serve as a general fund for things like breastfeeding educational programs and neighborhood improvements such as sidewalk installation and streetlight placement.
And what about its mission to address infectious or communicable diseases?
It seems, according to its own financial reporting, just over 6% of that taxpayer funding made its way to the true scope of the CDC mission to address epidemiology and prevention programs.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a CDC partner agency devoted to research and development within the Department of Health and Human Services. NIH Director Francis Collins blames budget woes for the lack of an Ebola vaccine: “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready.”
Would that Ebola vaccine have come before or after the agency blew through more than $39 million in its “priority” to understand why lesbians are obese? Or maybe a vaccine wasn’t quite as important as encouraging senior citizens to participate in choral groups, texting drunks at bars telling them they’ve reached their limit, or figuring out why getting dates is tough for fat girls. Oh, and then there was the spending on shoe insoles to track body weight and the study on origami condoms. We’re not making these up.
Both the CDC and the NIH have important roles in America’s public health and safety. Yet they are both examples of bureaucratic failure in meeting the demands and premise of their very existence. They have not met the challenge of the day due to their mission creep and lost scope of practice.
The Ebola virus infects its hosts’ healthy cells where the replication of the deadly virus occurs in the hijacked normal, helpful cells. The virus grows, replicates and may ultimately kill, only because it overtakes the machinery of one’s body turning it into a dysfunctional mess.
Sounds eerily like the expansion of bureaucracies like the CDC and the NIH.
My Opinion: Repeat: “Both the CDC and the NIH have important roles in America’s public health and safety. Yet they are both examples of bureaucratic failure in meeting the demands and premise of their very existence. They have not met the challenge of the day due to their mission creep and lost scope of practice.”
If Lesbians want to know why they are fat, I suggest they pay for the study to find out. Getting dates for “fat” girls is tough because, well, they’re fat. (Fat guys have the same problem so don’t get all Postal on me.) There, I “saved” them about $50 million bucks they could have spent on an Ebola vaccine. (Which may or may not work since we haven’t been able to kill a virus without killing the patient to date.)
Radio talk-show host Dennis Prager: “According to the World Health Organization, in 2012, 627,000 Africans died of a disease. But it wasn’t Ebola. It was malaria. Why no concern about that? Because malaria won’t touch anyone in the Western world, and therefore the media never mention it. The obsession with Ebola rather than malaria is First World narcissism. If Americans seek reasons to panic, at least two things rationally qualify: The Islamic State and all the other Muslim terror groups whose greatest desire is to murder and maim as many Americans as possible; and Iran on the verge of making a nuclear weapon. It would be a better world if the media were preoccupied with those two issues. But for two weeks, they have only mentioned the former in between reports on Ebola. And they almost never mention the latter. … For half a century, just about every health and social hysteria has been manufactured or abetted by these media, especially television news.(EA) That is why the media are so frightening. There doesn’t appear to be anything that they cannot persuade most people, in any country, to believe.”
My Opinion: If you depend on only one (or maybe two) “News” agencies, you are not fully informed. You are, however, fully brainwashed and manipulated to that (or those) “News” agencies prejudices, perceptions, policies, and “social directing.” The sky is not blue because a newspaper/show says it is. ISIS is bad, but not because a reporter says it is. Don’t just blindly follow the “Party” line. Get out and do your own research. Open your eyes. But, mostly, open your damned brain. You are the result of 4 billion years of evolutionary success. Fucking act like it.