Senior Center Card Game Night Shut Down By State

4d66ad1601a2b.image_Dubbed as “illegal gambling” by the Indiana Gaming Commission, the Delaware County Senior Citizens Center has been forced to shut down it’s regular card games.

The Muncie, Indiana based center has been hosting card nights for several decades. The games include euchre, poker, and bridge, in addition to bingo. Because there is a $2.50 buy in and meager prizes are won, such as fruit or cookies, it qualifies as gambling and is illegal.

The Star Press reports:

The Indiana Gaming Commission last week contacted officials of the senior center — where the most common regular activities, besides euchre, include bridge and line dancing — and told them the pay-for-play must stop.

Senior center officials scrambled to comply and notified the 50 or so euchre players that the days of “Vegas on West Eighth Street” were over.

Center officials are worried about the potential loss of rent from the euchre players, but players like Wilson and her daughter are left shaking their heads.

“It gives them some excitement,” said Wilson’s daughter, Karla Lance. In other words, Wilson and her fellow euchre players aren’t in it for the canned peaches that have been offered as prizes.

The law is the law, and Indiana law says card games like poker and euchre are considered gambling if played for money.

Sara Tait, executive director of the gaming commission, initially wouldn’t answer questions from The Star Press about the nature of the state’s action against the seniors group. “Our general practice is not to provide substantive comments for stories.”

When asked if the state did advise the senior center that the euchre games as they had been played had to end, Tait would only say, “The gaming commission received a complaint and contacted the center to educate them on the law.”

In a follow up story, Governor Mike Pence has chimed in, and says that he has no plans to shut down the lil’ old ladies nefarious activities.

The executive director of the Indiana Gaming Commission said Monday the state “did not, and never had, any plans to take enforcement action” against a Muncie senior citizens group playing euchre in violation of state gaming laws.

And Gov. Mike Pence said through a spokesman Monday he not only had no plans to “shut down” the senior card games but would ask the gaming commission to “ensure common sense prevails” in its actions.

Nevertheless, last week’s contact from the state prompted euchre clubs at the Delaware County Senior Citizens Center to end the long-standing practice of pay-for-play and prizes at the three-times-weekly euchre games.

And the director of another Indiana senior center told The Star Press on Monday that prizes in her center’s euchre games were discontinued after similar concerns from the state.

Get Ready For “Gun Range Loophole”

ArmsRoom2 (2)The next paper cut on their way to a thousand is being dubbed the “gun range loophole” and it exploits Chris Kyle, propagated, of course, by one of Bloomberg’s shill operations.

The Trace is Bloomberg’s “journalism” site, and it opened with a giant, yet eerily silent, THUD when it launched last month. Even his other shill operations, such as Moms Demand Action, rarely share or link to anything on it. In fact, website tracker Alexa doesn’t rank it high enough to warrant keeping track of the hits, and Quantcast doesn’t have any info for the site.

A recent story dubbed “Shooting of Firearms Trainer by NYC Woman Exposes Gun Range Loophole” goes on to lament over the lack of background checks at gun ranges. That’s right, even though almost every gun owner has already been subjected to at least one background check, that’s not enough for the deranged anti gunners. They want you to have to go through yet another background check when you go to a gun range.

A federal background check is not required to rent or handle firearms at any range in the United States, and in some states, like Florida, checks on a gun-renter are illegal. If someone heads to a range determined carry out violence, they will not encounter the hurdle that would keep a gun out of their hands at a licensed dealer.

“[Criminals] can go and play with a gun, handle it, fire it, even take pictures with it to intimidate other people, and nobody is going to know about it,” Joseph J. Vince Jr., a retired ATF supervisor, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a 2010 investigation about the lack of background checks at gun ranges.

In perhaps the most publicized case of murder at a gun range, Chris Kyle, the lauded Navy SEAL sniper, was shot and killed along with his companion, Chad Littlefield, by a mentally unstable veteran suffering from PTSD. No background check was required at that rural Texas range.

This is just the latest random gun related thing to be dubbed a “loophole”, as they close one “loophole” at a time until they finally close that pesky “2nd Amendment Loophole”.

Rutgers Professor: White People Are “The Face Of The Oppressor”

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After making headlines earlier in the year for her rant about “A**hole God” and “White Supremacist Jesus”, Rutgers Professor Brittney Cooper is back at it again, with another op-ed on Salon. This time, she rants about the Sandra Bland tragedy, and how all white people are the “face of the oppressor”.

White power. Black submission. It’s the oldest trick in the white supremacist handbook. The officer might think he wanted Sandra Bland’s respect. But what he really wanted was her fear. And the fact is: He is entitled to neither. She did not owe him either her respect or her fear. When his white maleness and his badge didn’t elicit the first, he used the power of that badge to compel the second.

There is a way that white people in particular treat Black people, as though we should be grateful to them — grateful for jobs in their institutions, grateful to live in their neighborhoods, grateful that they aren’t as racist as their parents and grandparents, grateful that they pay us any attention, grateful that they acknowledge our humanity (on the rare occasions when they do), grateful that they don’t use their formidable power to take our lives.

When we refuse gratitude, they enact every violence — they take our jobs, our homes, refuse us respect, and kill us. And then they demand that we be gracious in the face of it.

Black gratitude is the prerequisite for white folks to treat us like human beings. But in my faith tradition, we define grace as “unmerited favor,” as undeserved, unearned. And it is God’s grace toward us that compels our gratitude toward God. Not so in a culture of white Supremacy. In a culture of White Supremacy, White people get to be God without grace. Black people must give all the grace and act grateful for opportunities to do so. If we stumble on the wrong day with the wrong white person, we pay for it with our lives.

White people resist seeing themselves in the face of the oppressor. That mirror reflection is almost too much to bear. I get it. So then they resent the person that holds up the mirror. But let me just say as directly as I can: White people must begin to see themselves in the faces of the mostly white police officers who keep committing these atrocities against Black and Brown people. This will not stop until you recognize that you are them. These officers are your brothers and sisters and aunts and cousins, and sons and daughters and nieces and nephews, and friends, and church members. You are them. And they are you.

It’s a hard truth. It’s a truth that will infuriate each and every white person that floats through life on the cloud of individuality, fooling themselves into thinking that the assumptions, presumptions and privileges of growing up white in a white supremacist society somehow missed them, while touching an alarmingly large number of people who look just like them.

Dr. Cooper has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University and is an assistant professor of “Women And Gender Studies” and “Africana Studies” at Rutgers University.

Progressive Moron Sally Kohn Blames Planned Parenthood Videos on White Supremacy

Leave it to an idiot like Sally Kohn to ignore the facts and blame the horrific Planned Parenthood scandal on white supremacy.

Progressives usually resort to accusations of racism and sexism and they’re almost always wrong but Kohn’s claim is ridiculous for multiple reasons.

First of all, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a known racist. Second, it’s been documented that a majority of the babies aborted by Planned Parenthood are black.

Finally, what do the exact words of Planned Parenthood executives talking about selling baby body parts have to do with white supremacy?

Read more on this at NewsBusters.

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UH OH! Corporate Donors Start Deserting Planned Parenthood

We recently brought you a list of companies that give cash to Planned Parenthood. Apparently, some of those corporations don’t want to be associated with an organization that harvests organs from the unborn.

The Daily Signal reports:

Planned Parenthood Pulls Names of Corporate Donors After Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox Object

Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization.

The move follows a Daily Signal report revealing the names of 41 companies that Planned Parenthood listed as donors. That list, which was featured on Planned Parenthood’s website, has since been removed.

This latest development comes in the wake of two undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives talking about the sale of fetal body parts. Planned Parenthood is facing both federal and state investigations—and the possibility of losing taxpayer funding.

2016 Republican candidate, Governor Scott Walker is calling to defund the organization:

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BUSTED! The IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Conservatives for Audits

Just a few days ago, Obama went on the Daily Show and told Jon Stewart that the IRS targeting of the Tea Party and other conservative groups never happened.

But Judicial Watch has obtained new documents which show that the IRS used donor lists from conservative groups to target people for harassment in the form of tax audits:

Judicial Watch: New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come under “high scrutiny” from the IRS. The IRS produced the records in a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking documents about selection of individuals for audit-based application information on donor lists submitted by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations (Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).

A letter dated September 28, 2010, then-Democrat Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) informs then-IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman: “ I request that you and your agency survey major 501(c)(4), (c)(5) and (c)(6) organizations …” In reply, in a letter dated February 17, 2011, Shulman writes: “In the work plan of the Exempt Organizations Division, we announced that beginning in FY2011, we are increasing our focus on section 501(c)(4), (5) and (6) organizations.”

The FOX Business Network reported on this last night:

Here’s what the president of Judicial Watch had to say:

President Obama may want to continue to lie about his IRS scandal. These documents tell the truth – his IRS hated conservatives and was willing to illegally tax and audit citizens to shut down opposition to Barack Obama’s policies and reelection.

If you want to know what a big deal this is, just try to imagine the reaction from the left and the media (same difference) if George W. Bush had done this to members of MoveOn or some other liberal activist group.

It’d be front page news every single day and there would be demands for a Watergate style investigation.

Because a liberal administration did it to conservatives, the media shrugs.

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Cash For Minority Criminals To Deter “Gun Violence”

arrest-and-call-logs copyAs Seattle deliberates their gun purchase tax, a town in California is taking a different route. They are literally subsidizing criminals to keep them from committing crimes, as long as the “potentially lethal” criminal is a young, person of color.

DeVonne Boggan, the brainiac behind the "cash for criminals" scheme.

DeVonne Boggan, the brainiac behind the “cash for criminals” scheme.

Devone L. Boggan is the head of the “Office Of Neighborhood Safety” in Richmond, CA. He has penned an op-ed in the New York Times which highlights his genius idea of targeting Hispanic and black males in their late teens through mid 20s, assume they will be the ones committing crimes, then paying them off to stay out of trouble. (Note that the New York Times doesn’t allow comments on their stories.)

Excerpts of his op-ed include:

We modeled our approach on “Cure Violence,” a community outreach program in Chicago founded by the epidemiologist Gary Slutkin. The Chicago project evolved from the Operation Ceasefire program begun in Boston in the mid-1990s, since replicated in scores of cities across America. Many of these were successful at reducing gun violence, but we felt that they were too law-enforcement-driven and lacked the social services to help the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods.

A police liaison officer told us this startling fact: An estimated 70 percent of shootings and homicides in Richmond in 2009 were caused by just 17 individuals, primarily African-American and Hispanic-American men between the ages of 16 and 25.

We employed street-savvy staff members, whom we called neighborhood change agents. Think of their work as a kinder version of stop-and-frisk, more like stop-and-blend with the profile subjects, to build healthy, consistent relationships with those most likely to shoot or be a victim of gunfire.

Once we’d identified the city’s potentially most lethal young men, we invited them to a meeting (the first was in 2010). Then came the big innovation of the Operation Peacemaker fellowship program. We offered those young men a partnership deal: We would pay them — yes, pay them — not to pull the trigger.

The deal we offered was this: If they kept their commitment to us for six months — attended meetings, stayed out of trouble, responded to our mentoring — they became eligible to earn up to $1,000 a month for a maximum of nine months.

Of course bleeding heart liberal sites like Mother Jones laud the program, and seemingly ignore the blatant racism involved. Can you imagine the outrage from those same sites if some “right winger” called young minority males “potentially most lethal” and proposed the idea of paying them off in order to keep them out of trouble? One can also imagine how many people are now pretending to be hard in order to score some quick cash.

But the liberals also have to ask themselves why California, which is the Brady Campaign’s highest rated state for strict gun laws, has any “gun violence” at all. Are you telling me that all those laws, registration, waiting periods, assault weapons ban, magazine capacity limits, ammo purchaser cards, and other regulations have failed to thwart the violence?

I guess the final link in this chain is take the money from Seattle’s tax of legally purchased guns and use that money to pay the criminals.

Yeah, that’ll work!

Transgendered Woman Steals $248,000 In Social Security With Double IDs

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U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez

“You stole a quarter of a million dollars that didn’t belong to you!” proclaimed U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez, during the sentencing for Richelle Dee McDonald.

McDonald was born in 1945, as Richard Duncan McDonald, in San Francisco. After spending time on the streets, he was hit by a bus in 1976, and began collecting Social Security Disability. In 1981, s/he underwent a sex change operation, and went on to work as a janitor in a hospital for 26 years under her new name, while still collecting SSDI under “her” old name.

The Oregonian reports:

Records filed in Portland’s U.S. District Court describe McDonald’s long-term fleecing of the Social Security Administration:

At age 15, she obtained a Social Security number under her birth name, Richard Duncan McDonald. But in late 1972, she applied for another SSN – this time as Richelle Dee McDonald – declaring she had never received one of the federal IDs.

McDonald applied for Supplemental Security Income in 1974 under her male name, staking claim to federal disability payments because of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.

But by 1976, McDonald was earning income as Richelle. She underwent sex-change surgery in August 1981 and worked in Oregon as a janitor for Kaiser Permanente from 1986 to 2010.

Meanwhile, she received monthly checks and electronic deposits into a Bank of America account in California as Richard McDonald, where she maintained a driver’s license in that name.

McDonald’s lies to Social Security helped to funnel $248,968.76 into her bank accounts over a 32-year stretch, according to court records. But her perfidy was undone after she applied for Richelle McDonald’s retirement benefits.

Now 70 years old, McDonald got off with no jail time, but is under house arrest for 8 months and probation for 3 years, in addition to having to pay back all of the money pilfered.