Monday, October 23, 2017

Peter Yarrow to Perform at ‘Women for Peace’ Rally Outside Pentagon

The following article appeared on Free Beacon on October 21st

Peter Yarrow, convicted in the 1970's  of "making sexual advances" on a 14-year-old girl, will perform on Friday at a rally organized by the nonprofit Code Pink: Women for Peace. 
Peter Yarrow

Yarrow went to prison after making sexual advances on a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister in 1970 when they went to his Washington, D.C. hotel room to ask for his autograph, according to the New York Post. Yarrow pleaded guilty to taking "indecent liberties" with the 14-year-old and spent only three months behind bars.

The performer was pardoned by President Jimmy Carter on his last day in office in 1981.

Yarrow has extensive ties within liberal circles: he sang at John Kerry's 1995 wedding, performed at Occupy Wall Street for protesters, and performed for Barack Obama's campaign. Yarrow is also godfather to one of Kerry's children.

Yarrow has a history of social and anti-war activism. He traveled to Vietnam to "apologize" on behalf of the United States in 2005 for America's participation in the Vietnam War.

The two-day Code Pink protest is called "Divest from the War Machine" and the activist will perform at the "U.S. responsibility for the legacies of war" vigil.
Peter, Paul and Mary

His participation comes amid a current climate of strong scrutiny of sex crimes in the wake of film producer Harvey Weinstein's downfall. Many women are coming forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault, using the hashtag #MeToo on social media.

Over the years, the performer has repeatedly made excuses for his behavior in 1970. "You feel terrible about it, make your amends,’’ he told the Baltimore Jewish Times in 2006.  "In that time, it was common practice, unfortunately – the whole groupie thing.’’

Yarrow came to fame as a member of the music group Peter, Paul, & Mary in the 1960s.

Ed. We of the older generation remember Yarrow as the Peter of Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow went to PRISON after making “sexual advances” to a 14 year old in 1970. (Undoubtedly the only time he EVER did such a thing.) Yet here he is, performing before the leftist group, Women for Peace. Shouldn’t these women ostracize Yarrow for his actions; hold him responsible for the grotesque abuse of a child?

Of COURSE not. And the Weasel Zippers site is right on the money with the reason for the liberal groups’ “understanding” attitude and that is, Yarrow (like ALL leftists) is above reproach “as long as he has the right liberal credentials.”

Yarrow has spent decades advancing the leftist agenda. He asks no questions, ignores facts and reason, in short, he is the perfect representative of the left. Such unwavering dedication provides Yarrow the “right liberal credentials,” relieving him of responsibility for little character flaws such as those associated with the gross perversion of a child molester!

Get it? As long as you’re “thinking” right, what you do doesn’t really matter!

Flashback VIDEO Barbara Walters Scolds Corey Feldman for Calling Out Hollywood Abuse

The following article appeared on Breitbart on October 14th

By Katherine Rodriguez 

Former child actor Corey Feldman has spent years calling out the practice of Hollywood A-listers sexually exploiting young actors who try to make their mark in show business.

A video clip from a 2013 episode of The View where he shares these revelations about the abuse in the industry has resurfaced after allegations came to light that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed and abused those working in the industry: 
Corey Feldman

“There are people that were the people that did this to both me and Corey [Haim] that are still working. They’re still out there, and that are some of the richest most powerful people in this business. And they do not want me saying what I am saying right now,” Feldman tells The View panelists.

The former ’80s child star tried to explain to host Barbara Walters that he, along with his best friend Corey Haim, had been sexually abused by older, powerful men in Hollywood. Feldman added that he believed the abuse led Haim to drug addiction and ultimately his sudden death in 2010.

“Are you saying they are pedophiles and that they are still in this business?” Walters asks incredulously, to which Feldman replies, “Yes.”

“They don’t want me here right now. They want me dead,” he added.
Barbara Waters

After Feldman advised parents who want their kids to enter show business not to go into it blindly, Walters cuts him off, saying, “You’re damaging an entire industry!”

“I’m sorry,” Feldman replied.

Social media users immediately chimed in after Feldman tweeted the 2013 clip on Thursday, acknowledging a problem that Walters ignored.

Youtube clip here.

Ed.  Revealing of the leftist mind set, isn’t it! A child is sexually assaulted by pedophiles, a common and fairly widespread practice in Hollywood, yet Barbara Walters reacts by accusing Corey Feldman of “damaging” the movie industry! Imagine a conservative scolding a rape victim for damaging her attacker’s business interests! The howling left would be merciless!

The lesson is a simple one: leftists are a tight-knit club advancing an agenda which they consider infinitely more important than commonly accepted notions of right and wrong. They are shameless hypocrites; the wealthy among them must be protected as money and power are vitally important to the cause. 

And it all comes down to this: if a leftist is true to the cause, he can do no wrong, for his dough and intentions are EVERYTHING. And he will be protected to the bitter end by his fellow cheats, liars, hypocrites and shameless associates.

Pittsburgh Mom Facing Charges In Violent Assault Of Daughter’s Teacher

The following article appeared on Weasel Zippers on October 21st


A mother is facing charges in connection with the violent assault of her daughter’s elementary school teacher on the North Side.

KDKA’s Kym Gable reports that the suspect, 29-year-old Dai’Shonta Williams, was arraigned Thursday night on six charges: three counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of terroristic threats, stalking and reckless endangerment. She was unable to post the $50,000 bail and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
Dai' Shonta Williams

The incident allegedly started Wednesday when 46-year-old Janice Watkins, a teacher at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 School, confiscated a cell phone from a fourth grade girl. The district has a no cell phone policy.

While confiscating the phone, the child allegedly bit Watkins. As a result, Williams was called to the school.

During a meeting between the Williams, Watkins and the student, the child claimed Watkins had choked her. Williams became agitated at how the situation was being handled and allegedly stated, “She [Watkins] is going to get it later.”

Later, investigators say Watkins was driving home along Ohio River Boulevard. While sitting in traffic on the West End exit off-ramp, she noticed a black male and female get out of their vehicle. Watkins’ driver’s side window was down as she was speaking to her mother on the phone.
Janice Watkins

The woman approached Watkins’ car and allegedly threw a brick through the open window. Watkins was struck in the head. She said after she was hit, the woman opened her door, dragged her out in the road and began punching and kicking her.

Remainder of the story available here.

Ed. Thanks a heap, President Lincoln

Obamacare hits an iceberg called ‘the rule of law'

The following article appeared on the American Thinker on October 21st

The latest nonsense from the left is that President Trump forced the collapse of Obamacare. In fact, the iceberg hit this ship called the Affordable Health Care Act years ago, as Avik Roy reminded us:

[T]he reason ObamaCare weighed in at 2,000 pages is because the law passed by Democrats detailed, in highly specific language, how Washington would run the health care system from here on out.

While the HHS Secretary – in those days, Kathleen Sebelius – would have the authority to determine exactly how to implement Obamacare's rules, the Obama administration was (in theory) bound by the statutory law passed by Congress.

Now, in reality, the Obama administration was highly selective in enforcing the ACA as written. 

Here are just some examples of ways in which Obama simply ignored the ACA and decided to do what he thought was best, regardless of the law:

The Obama administration decided not to enforce the law's employer mandate until 2015, and then delayed its enforcement a second time.

After millions of Americans complained that their insurance plans had been canceled – contrary to Obama's promise that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan" – Obama declined to enforce aspects of the law that required those plans to shut down – until he was reelected.

The Obama administration decided – unilaterally – to waive Obamacare's individual mandate, by granting a "hardship exemption" to anyone for whom Obamacare's offerings were "unaffordable."

The ACA forced insurers to offer plans with reduced co-pays and deductibles for those with very low-incomes, but didn't appropriate the cost-sharing subsidies needed to pay for them. 

Facing a rebellion from insurers, who were being forced to cover these individuals at a loss, the Obama administration decided to spend the money anyway, even though they had no legal authority to do so.

I could go on, but you get the point.

Last, but very important, Obamacare divided its "customers" into two groups: the subsidized and the others who couldn't afford the premiums!

The subsidized got a free ride, and the others couldn't afford the ticket.

I saw this often in my circles.

On one hand, I saw people who would praise the program because it got them the insurance they couldn't afford in the past.

On the other hand, I met many more people who simply could not afford the premiums and found the deductibles way beyond their budgets. 
As a friend with a wife and two kids told me, "what's the point of paying $6,000 in annual premiums so I get to a $ 15,000 deductible?  I'd rather do nothing and pay the penalty."

As Mr. Roy points out, Obamacare did all this damage through a total disregard for the rule of law, from rewriting the law with executive orders and mandates plus paying money to the insurance industry without the approval of Congress.

The bad news is that Obamacare has messed up our health care system .

The good news is that Obamacare is failing.

It was a flawed law from day one, and even a President Hillary Clinton would have been forced to do a lot more than fix it.

Ed. ObamaCare never had the first thing to do with healthcare.  The purpose of this massive assemblage of statutes was to assume complete control over the life of the American citizen. There can be no better way to control our actions than to claim that our very existence depends upon our willingness to submit to the necessary demands of the state.  After all, Big Brother has our best interests at heart!