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Liberals Blame anything to protect Radical Islam Terrorists

sanbernardino120315As I’m writing this, it’s 9:15 p.m. EST. Over seven hours have passed since somewhere between one and four people entered the San Bernardino center and opened fire, killing a reported 14 people and injuring 14 more. As of this moment, I have yet to see a single confirmed report as to:

  • How many shooters participated.
  • What their ethnicity(ies) were.
  • What their motive(s) were.
  • What their name(s) were.

And that’s despite an almost insurmountable number of theories that nearly crushed my Twitter feed flatter than Michael Moore’s flip-flops. While people who still had hearts and souls proffered prayers and thoughts for those affected, the left trampled their lost loved ones into the dirt. In fact, our liberal compatriots actually took umbrage at our compassion. According to the Big Apple’s fourth or fifth-most respected rag, the Daily News, “God isn’t fixing this.” Liberals actually managed to spend hours debating their own assessment of conservatives’ sincerity with such rage they forgot to offer condolences of their own.

Over at the George Soros-funded hate blog Think Progress, a kid named “Igor Volsky” turned his entire Twitter-verified feed into a rant against the National Rifle Association and the politicians whom it supports. Even seemingly reputable sources like the BBC boiled the massacre down into “just another day in the United States.”

They blamed white people, with a woman named Imani Gandy of an abortionista blog named RH Reality Check asking: “Who wants to bet the shootout..on live tv just made another white person start planning the next mass shooting.” They blamed “teabillies,” a personal favorite of mine. They blamed the NRA. One special little snowflake even claimed “I don’t care how we slice the pie, GUNS kill people,” a sentiment echoed by none other than the Democrats’ likely Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who proclaimed “I refuse to accept this as normal. We must take action to stop gun violence now.” The old girl apparently thinks Islamic terrorism is “normal,” and/or that the terrorists were named “gun violence.” And our esteemed president, Barack Obama I of the Gun-Free Paradise of Chicago, managed to blurt out: “(W)e have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.” He mouthed his counterfactual platitude — which would come as a surprise to nearly every resident of France — at a hastily arranged press conference before all the victims’ families had been notified. None of them managed to point out that California, much like Sandy Hook, Fort Hood and (insert nearly any Democrat-run city here), has precisely the sort of draconian anti-Bill of Rights laws that they routinely insist will prevent these sort of incidents from occurring.

Of course, our portside pals also felt the need to focus on language, as if parsing words was the logical next step following such a tragedy. Here’s a tip, kids: The San Bernardino attack was terrorism. But maybe we could hold off on the grammar lessons until at least all the smoke has cleared. The San Bernardino attack was stupid, inexplicable, hateful, venomous, tragic terrorism. Liberals are the only ones who feel the need to repeat that ad nauseam, as if terrorists might somehow be daunted if we didn’t call them “fluffy bunnies.” That logic also explains their belief that disarming law-abiding citizens will somehow protect other law-abiding citizens from non-law-abiding terrorists.

By 10:15 p.m. EST, more than eight hours since the attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, I had seen enough blame and spurious leftist allegations to fill a season of MSNBC shows. What I hadn’t seen is any expression of sorrow for the victims and their families. So focused were our left-wing friends on expressing their hatred for people who didn’t commit the San Bernardino atrocity and the guns they may or may not own, they forgot all about the human factor. Humans did it. And they did it to other humans. I’d like to think the rest of us humans might consider that. If it was “white people,” then Beverly Hills would look like Baltimore, The Hamptons would look like Detroit, and Chappaqua would look like Chicago. If it was “guns,” then I’d be dead, since the guns in my safe would have murdered me by now. If it was the NRA, then NRA conventions would feature higher body counts than either Baltimore or Detroit.

And then, confirmation came down that one of the shooters was named Syed Farooq. Without having stopped to say “sorry” to anyone, the leftists, while continuing their stream of invective against guns, gun owners and white people, abruptly stopped talking about “terrorism” and started talking about “mass shootings” again. Spare few ever even acknowledged the existence of the victims. But look on the bright-ish side: At least they didn’t blame so-called “climate change,” for once.

–Ben Crystal

Source: Will County News

Comer Children’s Hospital benefits from generosity of Homer Junior High students

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

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Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628



For Immediate Release:

Dec. 4, 2015


Comer Children’s Hospital benefits from generosity of Homer Junior High students

Homer Junior High School students are spreading a little holiday cheer, gathering toys for children who are too ill to celebrate in their homes this holiday season.


Members of the school’s Honor Club led a toy drive Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, gathering toys for children hospitalized at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.


“They’re going to brighten someone’s holiday,” said Homer Junior High teacher and Honor Club sponsor Karen DeFilippis who co-sponsors the school’s service club with teacher Eileen Garrison.


Students created posters and hung them throughout the school soliciting donations. They also made daily announcements on the school’s PA system.


Classmates responded, bringing in an assortment of new toys, including Nerf footballs, board games, stuffed animals, dolls and even a Mr. Potato Head.


The toys will be delivered to Comer Children’s Hospital in time for the holidays.


This is the second year Homer’s Honor Club has donated toys to the hospital. The service club, which numbers about 80 students, strives to help others throughout the school year.


Earlier this year, they wrote letters to servicemen and women and created posters for Red Ribbon Week. They also visit Victorian Village, a retirement and assisted living facility in Homer Glen, on a regular basis and sometimes make dog biscuits for the local animal shelter.


Cheering up children at Comer Children’s Hospital is a project that students can relate to easily.


“Not everyone can be home for the holidays,” said DeFilippis. “This is going to brighten that day for them.”




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Source: Will County News

The Senate Finally Votes to Repeal Obamacare

‘Promise Kept’: The Senate Finally Votes to Repeal Obamacare
After five years of trying, Republicans will force the president to veto a bill scrapping his namesake law.
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Republicans on Thursday night achieved something of a milestone in their five-year battle against the Affordable Care Act: They finally passed a bill repealing the law through the United States Senate.

The measure cleared by a narrow, party-line margin of 52-47, and it must still return to the House for a final vote next week. But passage in the Senate means that after dozens of failed tries by Republicans in the House, President Obama will get the opportunity to stamp his veto on a bill eviscerating the law that, in the popular parlance if not in text, bears his name.

Chances are, it’ll be a moment that both he and congressional Republicans will relish. Republicans can tell their restive, angry base of conservatives that they have now done everything they could to repeal the hated law, delivering on the promise of the Senate majority they won last fall to put a bill on Obama’s desk. It will frame the choice in 2016 clearer than ever before: Elect a Republican president, and you can be rid of this abomination once and for all.
“For too long, Democrats did everything to prevent Congress from passing the type of legislation necessary to help these Americans who are hurting. Today, that ends,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor before the final vote. “Today, a middle class that’s suffered enough from a partisan law will see the Senate vote to build a bridge past Obamacare and toward better care.”


Yet Democrats see a political winner, too. Obama and his allies in Congress love to mock the GOP’s obsession with repeal, frequently pointing out the 50-plus times that the House had previously passed doomed bills to dismantle the law. And they will undoubtedly use the moment to highlight the fact that Republicans still have not kept their oft-repeated promise to not only repeal but replace the Affordable Care Act.

The repeal votes in the House and Senate were, like so many before them, purely symbolic. In an odd twist of the political dynamic in Washington, the only reason Republicans were able to muster the votes to pass it in the Senate was that it stood no chance of becoming law. Because if Obamacare were repealed without a replacement ready, the health-care system would be thrown into chaos, with millions of Americans poised to lose insurance either on the exchanges or from Medicaid. As it is, Democrats plan to target Republican senators up for reelection next year and accuse them of voting to kick needy constituents off Medicaid.

“Today, a middle class that’s suffered enough from a partisan law will see the Senate vote to build a bridge past Obamacare and toward better care.”
The measure passed by the Senate on Thursday doesn’t actually repeal Obamacare in its entirety. To be able to pass a bill with a simple majority of 51 votes, rather than the filibuster-proof threshold of 60, Republicans needed to use a process known as budget reconciliation, which requires that provisions directly affect the budget. (Democrats used this same process to pass part of the original law in 2010 after Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate race deprived them of their 60th vote.) As such, the bill does not scrap the health law’s provisions allowing parents to keep their children covered under their insurance plans through age 26, or the prohibition on insurers discriminating against people with preexisting conditions, among others. But it does gut the law by eliminating the insurance exchanges and subsidies, and by repealing the Medicaid expansion accepted by 30 states.
The Senate bill is much more robust than a version that passed the House, as Republican leaders tried to prevent defections from conservatives like Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee who said it would be meaningless to snip at the law rather than eviscerate it. The measure also defunds Planned Parenthood, but that provision drew protests from centrist Republican Senators Susan Collins, Mark Kirk, and Lisa Murkowski, who failed in their attempt to restore funding by amendment.

McConnell opened the floor to amendments on Thursday afternoon, and following the mass shootings in Colorado and California in the span of a few days, Democrats used the opportunity to force votes on measures to expand gun background checks and prevent people on the terrorist watch list from buying firearms.

Yet it was a political move more than anything. Legislatively, it made little sense, because if Republicans did accept the amendments, then Obama would have been forced to veto a bill that included gun-control provisions he has been demanding for years. Republicans turned them aside anyway. An amendment from Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein to prevent the sale of guns to suspected terrorists drew just one Republican vote, while a bipartisan measure on background checks from Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, and Pat Toomey, a Republican, earned four votes from Republicans. (It was the same measure that failed to pass the Senate in 2013 after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.)

Ultimately, the Senate adopted no extraneous amendments to the health care bill. It passed over the opposition of all Democrats and two centrist Republicans: Collins of Maine and Kirk of Illinois. In a statement, McConnell’s office hailed the vote as a “promise kept.” That’s partially correct. More than a year after voters handed the Senate to Republicans, they have pushed the repeal of Obamacare one key step closer to reality. Next year’s election will determine whether that’s as far as they get.

Source: Will County News