December 18th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
First Lady Michelle Obama has come under well-deserved scrutiny of late, the Obama's-- as the [first] black first family ever to be voted into the office of the presidency--serially ignore the fact that a predominantly white America actually had the (misplaced) confidence to vote them into office.
Recently, the Obama's have been stealthily using the death of a violent black man, in conjunction with the powers of their office, to foment racial strife throughout America.
In that vein, now the radical First lady has actually sought to twist her rare "everyday" human interactions into incidents of foul racism. In this case, having to reach up high on a shelf to acquire a bottle of detergent in which a smaller white woman could not reach, due to her height handicap.
The first lady's latest account, for public consumption, deviated markedly from an account just a few years earlier, according to the Daily Caller:
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
As Ben Shapiro notes, Michelle had a different spin on that same incident a few years ago. She told David Letterman:
“No one knew that was me. Because a woman actually walked up to me, right? I was in the detergent aisle, and she said — I kid you not — she said, ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, cover’s blown.’ She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not. And the only thing she said — I reached up, because she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down. She said, ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good.”
Now from the Blaze comes this story, which clarifies the supposedly racist short person who asked for the First lady's aid--the height challenged lady who actually requested a comparatively towering Michelle Obama's help, and who had an entirely different view of what happened, which pretty much coincided with Michelle Obama's initially innocent account:
"A listener called into Glenn Beck’s radio program Thursday with an incredible story that contradicts First Lady Michelle Obama’s example of racism at Target. The caller said her sister was the person who asked the first lady to help her reach something, and the shocker is the woman allegedly voted for President Barack Obama — twice.
For those not familiar with the story, the first lady took a trip to Target in 2011. In a subsequent interview with David Letterman, she joked that someone didn’t recognize her and asked her to help her get something off the shelf. But in a recent interview with People magazine, Obama cited the story as an example of racism, saying the woman “saw me as someone who could help her.”
The caller, identified only as “Donna,” first called into TheBlaze Radio’s Pat and Stu on Wednesday, outraged that her sister was being painted as a racist by the first lady. TheBlaze has made multiple attempts to contact Donna’s sister since then, but was not able to reach her to independently verify her claim.
Speaking on Beck’s program, Donna said: “The funny thing is, my sister didn’t even know it was Michelle Obama until she was laying in the bed with her husband watching David Letterman and heard Michelle Obama tell the story. And she looked at her husband and said, ‘That was me!’”
“Michelle Obama told it accurately the first time, but she is twisting it now to make my sister out to be a racist,” Donna continued. “Now, her name isn’t out there. But I just got furious on my sister’s behalf. I can — we have political differences, big time, but my sister is not a racist.”
Never let a gratuitously engineered crisis go to waste, eh Michelle?--Wonder where she learned that trick?
December 18th, 2014
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December 18th, 2014
Grandfather: Boy did good job protecting sick grandmother....
By LEO HOHMANN
A 14-year-old North Carolina boy shot and killed a 18-year-old man who was trying to break into his grandmother’s home Tuesday while he was there alone with the elderly woman.
Investigators said the incident occurred shortly before 5:15 p.m. near Charlotte. They said the 14-year-old and his grandmother were in the home when two men tried breaking in, reported the Charlotte Observer.
George Wyant, the homeowner and the teen’s grandfather, told the newspaper that the intruders were on the deck in the back of the house and trying to get through a sliding-glass door. He said his grandson warned the men to leave.
“He told them, ‘Stop, I’ve got a gun,’” Wyant said. But the men continued trying to get into the house. So the boy fired and hit his target – 18-year-old Isai Robert Delcid.
Delcid’s brother, 22-year-old Carlos Delcid, fled the scene but was apprehended late Tuesday night and charged with first-degree burglary, police said. Carlos Delcid has a previous charge of felony breaking and entering on his record.
The teen’s grandfather, George Wyant, told Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police that the boy was trying to defend his grandmother.
This is not the first time the family was targeted for a criminal attack.
The boy’s 35-year-old father was shot to death six years ago during a robbery at the auto repair shop he operated in east Charlotte, the grandfather said.
“He had the hood open in his car,” Wyant told WBTV. “He was a mechanic. It was his garage. Somebody came in and shot him.”
The boy was 8 years old at the time of his father’s murder. As he grew older, his grandfather taught him how to use a gun, taking him to shooting ranges for practice, according to the Observer report.
Wyant said Wednesday that someone had tried breaking into his house twice just last month.
“I left the gun here for protection,” he told WBTV.
Investigators were at the scene throughout the night, trying to piece together exactly what happened at the two-story brick home, in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac off of N.C. 218.
Wyant, who owns the home with his wife, told WBTV that his grandson “did a good job” in protecting his grandmother.
Police said the killing “appeared to be justified,” according to the Charlotte Observer.
“These people were trying to break into the house, and (the home’s occupants) were trying to defend themselves,” Lt. Eric Brady told the newspaper.
“It’s not something you can be proud of. But, I’m happy the way it turned out. Because my wife is getting over an illness,” Wyant told WSOC-TV. “What would have happened if he wasn’t there? That’s all I can tell you. What would have happened?”
‘Train up a child’.....
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December 17th, 2014
Who knew there was an actual "atheist TV" channel?
Worse, it must be much like an anti-Seinfeld episode, a faith based upon unbelieving--a show in essence, about a belief in nothing. Well, beyond the fact that God isn't real and Christ wasn't real, and if one does believe, they'll mock and rail against you in complete militant outrage.
Still waiting, by the way, for their similiar attack against Islam....but that's an allowable superstition, at least, apparently.
But, most of us do indeed know and understand what the real problem is with these folk....hint: It has nothing to do with God.
~ Refocus Notes
The Washington Times
Conservatives have been mocked for insisting there’s an ongoing war on Christmas, but now it looks like they may have simply been ahead of their time.
American Atheists unveiled Wednesday the “War on Christmas” line-up on its television channel, AtheistTV, featuring “original programs proclaiming the truth about Christmas on December 24 and December 25, featuring scholars and celebrities from the atheist community.”
“Christmas is hard for many atheists, so we will provide programming free from superstition and fairy tales that allows families to watch together and not worry about being preached at,” American Atheists President Dave Silverman said in a statement.
Conservatives like Fox News talk-show hosts Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly have long warned of a “War on Christmas,” citing moves by retailers, public schools and local governments to remove references to Christmas from displays and celebrations.
The network’s annual coverage of anti-Christmas happenings has drawn taunts from “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, such as last year’s “War on Christmas: S***’s Getting Weird Edition,” while the liberal online magazine Salon weighed in with a sarcastic article titled, “9 reasons Fox News thinks there’s a war on Christmas.”
AtheistTV’s slate of “holiday-inspired specials” probably won’t make anyone forget “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” They include a speech by Council for Secular Humanism Executive Director Tom Flynn and an episode of the atheist viewpoint titled, ‘Is Christmas a ReligiousHoliday?”
There’s also the “Xmas 2009” episode of The Atheist Experience and episodes of The Atheist Voice with The Friend Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta, according to the press release.
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December 17th, 2014
The Blaze / Zach Noble
Copper tubes in a Danish factory. (Image via Andy Putnam/flickr)
Should we be using it as preventative medicine, too — in hospital safety railings?
The germ-killing powers of copper have been well-established since ancient times, but besides a few copper doorknobs — shown to kill 95 percent of superbugs like pneumonia and MRSA — the metal is noticeably absent from many medical facilities.
Hospitals, meanwhile, are a breeding ground for disease, with the World Health Organization estimating that “hundreds of millions” of people are infected at medical facilities each year and the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion reporting that 1 in 25 inpatients picks up an infection at the hospital.
Copper BioHealth aims to change that.
A startup led by Constanza Correa, 33, Copper BioHealth is working to install copper safety railings on hospital beds in Santiago, Chile, adding an additional layer of germ-slaying material to modern medicine’s arsenal.
Correa spoke with NPR earlier this month, stressing the severity of the hospital infection problem and the promise held by copper:
Healthcare-acquired infections are a huge problem. People come to the hospital with a sickness, and they get another one in the hospital. Then they have to stay longer and spend more money on treatment. Sometimes it can cause death. Eighty percent of these infections come from touching hospital surfaces. In the hospital room, the most contaminated surface is the bed rail. It’s the most manipulated by medical staff and patients. It’s in direct contact with the patient. That’s the most critical surface in the room.
Our objective is to decrease the chance of infection due to surface contact. So we replace current bed rails with copper bed rails. It kills viruses, fungi and bacteria continuously.
Correa admitted overhauling equipment with copper can be expensive, which is why she’s set up a leasing plan for the four Santiago hospitals currently testing her bed railings.
She said she hopes copper’s use in hospitals can soon be expanded to all sorts of things: IV poles, tables, even copper fibers in mattress covers.
“Copper kills everything,” Correa said. “Why wouldn’t you use it?”