Artwork Critical Of Obama Displayed On Nation’s Most Liberal Campus

While it can easily be said that Libertarians and Conservatives have the thinkers, there is no doubt that Liberals have the artists. In fact, it has long been conceded by people on both sides of the aisle that the left owns art, especially the world of political protest art.

If you need proof of this, think back to the early 2000’s when you couldn’t turn on the television or go online without encountering some vapid painting or slam poem made with the intention of criticizing the Bush Administration. Think of all the artists and activists that tried to crucify Bush over his foreign policy that have fallen mysteriously silent now that their candidate is in charge.

It was this hypocrisy on the part of leftist artists that inspired Boulder based photographer Patrick Waters to create a series of images that attempts to break Liberal’s stranglehold on political art.

 

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By combining surrealist imagery with the bite of H.L. Mencken style political satire, Waters is able to strip away the pomp and circumstance of American politics in order to reveal the sordid underbelly of D.C. and its leaders.

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What is most shocking about Waters’ photos is not their subject matter, but the fact that they were displayed at one of the country’s most liberal campuses. Last March, Waters’ images were prominently displayed at a gallery in the middle of The University of Colorado at Boulder, a school infamous for having only one Conservative academic.

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In an interview with The Gateway Pundit, Waters said that he was worried that his photos would be vandalized or that he might be academically persecuted for his views. Thankfully, this was not the case.

While Waters’ images are strange and sometimes abrasive, it is nonetheless important to seek out and foster creative political voices outside of the left. It is high time that Conservatives and Libertarians reject the notion that only those on the left are able to make artistic criticisms about politics and reclaim culture.

Water’s full series can be viewed online here. You can also support Waters’ by following him on Faecbook here and can order prints by contacting [email protected].

 

 

Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

While Brian Aitken’s The Blue Tent Sky: How The Left’s War On Guns Cost Me My Son And My Freedom is written is an unassuming and accessible way, it is by no means an ‘easy read.’ In fact, it will likely be the most difficult book you’ll ever read.

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Brian Aitken is a man who was forced into a tragedy thought inconceivable in the United States — being stripped of his family and his freedom all for owning a gun in New Jersey. When Brian was pulled over in 2009 he had not committed any crimes, the guns he would be charged with illegally possessing was legally purchased, transported, and even stored while moving it to his new apartment in Hoboken. An outstanding citizen and entrepreneur, Brian could not have done more to follow strictly the letter of the law.

Sadly, this would do nothing to stop an activist judge from sentencing Brian to seven years in prison under bogus charges as a deterrent to other gun owners.

Brian sat in a federal prison for 161 days before being released by Governor Chris Christie. Though Brian was not forced to spend his felony sentence in jail he has had to suffer the effects of it ever since. Despite the fact that Brian was exonerated of any wrongdoing he still maintains his convicted felon status, meaning that Brian can not longer vote, own a gun, travel abroad, or see his son.

In his book, Brian eloquently states that if he was to be made an example of by the state of New Jersey, he was not going to be the example they wanted him to be. Brian has fought his wrongful conviction at every turn and has been a voice for those also being targeted by New Jersey’s vicious anti-gun laws.

Last year Brian began a crowdfunding campaign to write his memoir, petition the Supreme Court, and regain custody of his son. After his project was banned by Kickstarter for ‘not meeting the company’s guidelines,’ it eventually found a home on Indiegogo where the project raised over $40,000 by pre-selling more than a thousand copies of a yet unwritten book.

After an arduous year of writing and painstaking research, Brian’s memoir is finally available online and in bookstores around the country.

If you can resist the temptation to travel to New Jersey and pelt your hardback copy at gun hating prosecutors and judges, then The Blue Tent Sky can easily be read in a day or two. That being said, overcoming this urge may prove very difficult for anyone with a modicum of reverence for the United States Constitution.

Brian is a man who no matter how many times he is kicked refuses to stay down. While his story is unique, it could easily become the story of any gun owning citizen. Please consider supporting Brian by ordering his book here.

The 9 Craziest Tweets From Arrested Terrorist Sympathizer, Anjem Choudary

Meet Anjem Choudary, the former head of the now banned Islamist group Al-Muhajroun or Islam4UK. The BBC reports that Choudary was recently arrested along with eight other men in London on “suspicion of being members of a banned organization.”

While Choudary has consistently denied allegations that he is an active supporter of acts of terrorism, tweets from his popular Twitter page seem to show otherwise.

Listed below are just a few of the tweets put out by the self proclaimed supporter of sharia.

For those who are not aware, kafir is a pejorative term used to describe those who do not believe in Islam. Apparently showing basic respect to people who believe differently than you makes you a heretic.

Here is a flyer for a talk Choudary hosted arguing that Muslims should not even interact with non-Muslims.

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A man of peace, Choudary explores the possibility of trading judges and police officers for the captured British journalist Alan Henning.

According to Choudary, when Jesus comes back, he will be waging war against Christians. Makes sense.

At least he isn’t a communist.

Tell that to the ISIS child brides.

Finally, last but not least, here is the craziest tweet from terrorist sympathizer Anjem Choudary.

Common Core Architect Reveals Agenda Behind Curriculum

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While speaking at an event sponsored by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Common Core architect Dr. David Pook reveled one of the driving agendas behind the state mandated curriculum.

“The Reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn.”

Pook’s statement was met with a mixture of tepid applause and jeers, prompting one on the panel to shout “hey” to try and contain the audience’s reaction.

Although the idea of ‘white privilege’ is taken as self evident to social justice activists, many have serious concerns about the true message and motives behind the ideology.

An undercover reporter from Progressives Today witnessed much of the sordid underbelly of this brand of social justice activism first hand while attending a week long conference about white privilege in Madison Wisconsin.

While at the conference, PT’s undercover reporter was asked to leave a seminar that was exclusively meant for non white patrons. When confronted with the irony of forcing racial segregation at a self proclaimed “anti-racist” gathering,  conference staff told the reporter that they did not believe that anything was “intrinsically bad,” including racism and rape. The idea of white privilege presented at the conference was tied heavily to anti-Capitalist, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish rhetoric, and anti-American rhetoric that made many watching the undercover footage question about the roots and true beliefs of white privilege proponents.

The conference was primarily composed of educators attending the seminar on their respective school’s dime.

One of the stated goals of the white privilege conference is to “get the classroom in on the conversation.” Now it appears that with Common Core that it has been there from the start.

Not Racial Profiling: Actress Was Having Sex With Boyfriend In Public When Detained by LAPD

The internet was outraged upon hearing the news that Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was arrested by the LADP on suspicion of prostitution for kissing her white boyfriend in public.

The actress claimed that she was racially profiled by police, and has caused a media firestorm.

“I sat on his lap in the front seat of the car and we start making out,” said Watts.

Watts boyfriend Lucas claimed that while questions Watts, officers repeatedly asked him “do you really know her?” Lucas claimed the questions were full of “innuendo” and suspected that they were trying to imply that Watts was a prostitute.

“Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place,” wrote Watts on her Facebook page.

“When the officer arrived, I was standing on the sidewalk by a tree. I was talking to my father on my cellphone. I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn’t harming anyone, so I walked away. A few minutes later, I was still talking to my dad when 2 different police officers accosted me and forced me into handcuffs.”

While countless news organizations have reported claims of racial profiling, recent developments in the story have shown that the stop by officers was not as unwarranted as previously believed.

It has come out that Watts and Lucas were not simply making out as the actress claimed. The couple was in fact having sex in a car when Watts was detained.

While with police, Watts refused to give her identification to the officer saying “I have a publicist and I work as an actor… do you know how many times the cops have been called just because I’m black and he’s white?”

Sgt. Jim Parker of the LAPD has refuted Watts story, telling Hollywood Reporter that the actress is lying. According to Parker, Watts’ claims that the LAPD harassed and profiled her are “malicious and false statements.”

Parker explained that he was in the area when he received a call about public nudity near the corner of Radford Avenue and Ventura Boulevard where the couple was located.

Parker recorded the call from the moment he stepped out of the car. The recording shows that officers saw Lucas “in the passenger seat with his legs outside,” and that they could see the couple was “f***ing.”

Due to the massive amount of media attention the case has received, Parker says he is glad that he and his fellow officers were recording the situation. Otherwise “the three of us would be relieved of duty right now,” said Parker.

Neither Watts or Lucas were charged with a crime.

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Another Miss: Internet Outraged Over Urban Outfitters Bloody Kent State Sweatshirt

Controversy ensued after clothing manufacturer Urban Outfitters released a ‘vintage’ Kent State University sweatshirt that appears to be soaked in blood.

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Thousands took to Twitter to voice their disgust over what many have called a “tasteless” and “rude” product. The $129 shirt has since been removed from the website.

What the hell is wrong with Urban Outfitters?

They love offending people.


Poor taste.

The company quickly issued an apology for the shirt, claiming they did not intend to make the shirt appear as if it were soaked in blood. Instead, the company claims, the shirt was merely meant to look “vintage” with the red stains being “discoloration.”

“The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray.”

This seems incredibly unlikely given the distinct splatter on the shirt and the company’s reputation for selling edgy and controversial clothing.

The company recently came under fire for selling a shirt featuring a beer drinking Jesus for Saint Patrick’s day.

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Another shirt featured a six-point star on yellow fabric which many claimed resembled the uniform forced on jewish people under the Nazi regime.

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According to Buzzfeed, this strategy of “tone-deaf edginess” isn’t paying off among Millennial shoppers. Last month the company reported a 3.7% decline in sales and a 12% drop in sales in last year’s fourth quarter.

Facebook Locks Down Page For Criticizing ISIS

Administrators of the popular Facebook page Global Secular Humanist Movement found themselves locked out of their page earlier this week after posting a status critical of ISIS.

The photo that started the incident featured a niqab wearing young girl holding a sign that read “we are all ISIS, support from Austria!” One of the page’s administrators shared this photo to their nearly 300,000 fans adding the caption “Support for the Islamic State in Austria?? Brainwashing kids? This needs to stop!”

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Soon after this was posted, Facebook removed the photo claiming it violated the community standards and temporarily locked out all of the page’s administrators from posting.

While it is unclear which of the community standards the post violated, it is likely that the post was removed due to excessive reporting by ISIS sympathizers. If a page or photo is reported enough, it goes to either to an algorithm or to Facebook moderators to determine whether it violates the site’s terms of use.

Apparently this mild criticism of a terrorist group was enough to warrant a response from Facebook officials, but this video of a kitten being burned alive and this page named Death To America and Israel do not.

Page Owner Faisal Saeed Al Mutar declined to comment on the photo being removed saying “I don’t want to give these trolls attention because that’s what they are looking for.”

The page has since been unlocked and has gotten back to posting regularly.

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Neighbor Reports Lemonade Stand to Authorities As “Illegal Business”

12 year old T.J. Guerrero got more than he bargained for when he tried to save up for an iPod by setting up a lemonade stand in his front yard. Guerrero’s stand went viral after a neighbor, Doug Wilkey went on a rampage against the child’s stand by reporting him to the city of Dunedin Florida.

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The 61 year old Wilkey has reportedly contacted city officials four times in the past two years about the stand, arguing the stand is an “illegal business” that reduces property values.

“The city could possibly face repercussion in the event someone became ill from spoiled/contaminated food or drink sales,” wrote Wilkey in an email. “If this were a once a year event by a couple kids to earn a little money for a holiday or something, I would not have a problem with it… I am very worried about the value of my home, which is why I built in a residential area, not a business area.”

“Please help me regain my quiet home and neighborhood,” added Wilkey.

According to The Tampa Bay Times, a community police officer was sent to investigate the issue on more than one occasion, but found no issue with Guerrero’s stand. The officer even polled the neighbors and found no objections other than Wilkey’s. Reports add that neighbors were “baffled that anyone complained.”

While investigations failed to yield any wrongdoings on the part of the 12 year old entrepreneur, it appears that Wilkey himself has been violating city business ordinances. The Washington Post reports that Wilkey used his home address for his business. According to city officials, they are currently drafting a letter to Wilkey informing him that he must purchase a business license and sign an affidavit to avoid facing a daily fine.

Far from being deterred by his neighbor’s bullying, young T.J. kept his stand open, and is doing better than ever. Business has exploded since Wilkey’s complaints made headlines across the globe. The Washington Post reports that in addition to community support, a local radio host has helped T.J. raise awareness of his stand, and at the same time his sales.

T.J. was even invited to throw out the first pitch at the Blue Jays playoff game.

Foley’s Killer Identified As British Rapper By English Intelligence

Citing unnamed British intelligence officials, several news outlets, , claim that they have discovered the identity of the black clad killer of American journalist James Foley.

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Before and After: 23 year-old London rapper Abde Majed Abdel Bary traveled to Syria in 2013 to join ISIS.

According to MI5 and MI6 however, the killer has been identified as a 24 year old British rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Barry, or L Jinny.

British intelligence claim that they used voice recognition technology to ID the man who beheaded Foley in the now infamous video, who spoke in a clear London accent.

USA Today reports that Barry left London over a year ago to join the Islamic State. He is one of 500 British citizens believed to be fighting for the Islamic radicals overseas.

Barry is the son of a man held in the US under terror charges. In one of his songs, Barry sings about how his father was taken away when he was six, and how he wishes he would have killed the officers who arrested him.

“Give me the pride and honor like my father”

“I swear the day they came and took my dad

I could have killed a cop or two when I went in the back

Nah, imagine back then I was only six

Picture what I’d do now with a loaded six”

Barry then goes onto sing “violate my brothers and I’m filling you with lead.”

Adding:

“From a city in the west, and the west of the city

If you want vengeance invest in a strizzi (Strizh gun)

If you need protection stay blessed with the lord”

Ending the song by saying “this is just the first page of the book.”

USA Today reports that while British intelligence claim to have identified the killer, there is still no word from U.S. intelligence on the matter.

“Were not in a position to say exactly who the man in the video is yet, but we are actively working with our British counterparts to determine that every day,” said U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.

 

EPA Employee Won’t Stop Pooping In Hallways

Since December 2013, reports have come out of the Denver EPA office chronicling the activity of the agency’s ‘poop bandit.’

Likely a disgruntled employee or ex-employee, the bandit has been terrorizing the office for months by clogging toilets, urinating on floors, placing feces in the office’s hallway, and even smearing feces and menstrual blood on the walls.

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According to emails obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor asked employees to stop defecating in the office, and threatened action against the culprit.

“Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals,” wrote Cantor.While there have been several tips as to the identity of the ‘poop bandit’ none have yielded the identity of the culprit.

Clogged toilets and soiled hallways appear to be the least of the EPA’s problems as employees have refused to come into work until the issue is resolved. In an email titled ‘Oh boy’ an anonymous EPA official informs management about the growing concern amongst EPA employees.

One of my employees refused to come into the office today because she is terrified after hearing a story on the train home last night: A male supervisor in ECEJ (she would not tell me who) told her that management knows that it is a female on the (deleted) floor who has been wiping feces and menstrual blood on the walls (I’m really sorry, this is beyond gross) and that they are worried that her behavior is escalating. This supervisor said that managers were directed to share this information with staff and she feels that I am not being upfront with my staff with this same information.

Another email to management revealed that some employees are so tired of dealing with the problem that they are considering leaving the agency altogether, fearing they are “not sure that there is a solution.”

Just so you know, the memo from yesterday seems to be generating lots of hall cat, etc. Many women have expressed feeling fearful. I mentioned this to Deb as well. Not sure that there is a solution.

I had one employee report that her house keys were stolen off her desk on Jan. 31st and she had to have her locks changed — she also said that “this place is getting strange so I am going to apply for the buy out.

The security concerns have prompted EPA officials to ramp up security in the Region 8 Denver office. Agency officials have not only increased security sweeps and patrols, but have also solicited help from the Department of Homeland Security who have sent the report to “Special Agents” in the hopes that they “can provide any assistance in investigating this matter.”

The EPA refused to comment on whether the culprit has been identified.

According to the Huffington Post, this is not the first employee scandal found inside the EPA. Reports show that in May an EPA employee was caught downloading 7,000 pornographic files and accused of spending anywhere from two to six hours a day viewing them.

Later that month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee declared the EPA was “sustaining a system riddled with high-ranking fraud and ‘criminal conduct’ costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

December 2013, a high-level EPA official was caught pretending to work for the CIA and stealing almost $900,000 from taxpayers. Despite the fact that the employee was forced to repay most of the stolen money, his judge argued he had “made a mockery of working for the federal government.”

In addition to this, employees were caught building ‘man caves‘ featuring workout equipment and televisions in a taxpayer funded EPA warehouse.

“This is truly a broken agency,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in May.

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