John Boehner announced earlier this week his resignation as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. This means that the House will not vote to remove him, but to find a replacement. The front runner is California Republican representative Kevin McCarthy, who is the House Majority Leader, who has a conservative rating of 45% from Conservative Review. Other contenders are Republicans Jim Jordan (92%) from Ohio and Tom Price (70%) from Georgia.
Time will only tell if Boehner’s replacement will do any better in holding Conservative values up against an increasingly lawless President and Progressive/Liberal Democrats.
The Pope made a historic address to Congress this past week. That address can be found here, and I will let you draw your own conclusions from his speech.
Robert already stole my thoughts on the deception that Islam permits against all other faiths and people. I can’t add much else to his comments except with the below:
I simply do not understand the stink that has been raised with the following:
Has our world gone completely insane? Our teachers are charged with keeping our children safe, and to determine if a threat exists. When kids bring weapons into the schools (think Columbine here), wouldn’t teachers be on the lookout for potential issues?
Besides, there are several reports that this kid didn’t invent the clock that was found – he only repackaged an existing alarm clock, probably to get attention. It also doesn’t help his case that this parents are known extremists, and his sister was suspended from school . But that doesn’t matter – he gets attention, showered with gifts, and an invitation from the President.
Turns out that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas, never invented a clock, and had no reason to bring the suspicious-looking device to school. But everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to President Obama was fooled by what appears to have been a hoax designed to muster sympathy for Muslims accused of terrorism, while putting police on their heels and undermining the “see something, say something” directive for citizen vigilance. Here’s the real story:
- There was no “school project” or science assignment to justify Mohamed bringing the device to school.
- Just three weeks into his freshman year, Mohamed was no “science whiz well-known by high school teachers for tinkering.”
- The “clock” wasn’t made from scratch but just the guts of a mass-manufactured digital clock, complete with AC cord and 9-volt backup battery connection.
- With its exposed wires and lack of a face, the gutted clock looked like a bomb. It also sounded like a bomb: The alarm was set to go off during English class; the beeping startled the teacher who called police.
- When police questioned Mohamed, he wasn’t cooperative and was described as “disrespectful.”
- The police chief said the device was “intended to create a level of alarm; in other words, a hoax bomb.”
- Mohamed’s Sudanese father — a Muslim political activist involved in previous Muslim grievances — reportedly asked the cops to re-handcuff his son — so his daughter could take the photo that went viral.
- Mohamed tweeted: “Thank you fellow supporters. We can ban together to stop this racial inequality.”
- The family’s spokesperson is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a terror-tied group that in 2006 sued US Airways for kicking several Muslim activists off a flight for behaving suspiciously and rattling passengers — a stunt that looks eerily similar.
Looks like the President jumped ahead of the facts – again – before getting the whole story.