Peace-Loving Gay Community Violently Protests Chick-fil-A

Since Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy vocally supported traditional marriage, the LGBT community vowed to boycott the intolerant, hateful fried chicken chain. But the protests have been anything but a tolerant love fest.

On Thursday, a Chick-fil-A in Torrance, Calif., became a canvass for a gay artist. The words “Tastes Like Hate” and a picture of a cow were scrawled across the side of the building. Manny Castro claimed the artwork.

Castro denies any wrong doing. “Everybody is entitled to free speech, but it seems like for the gay tribe, this is more of an issue of equal rights — human rights,” Castro told the Huffington Post. “I’m against what these people stand for, what this company stands for. They’re trying to take away what little rights we already have. It’s paint on a wall. It got removed in less than an hour. It’s not that much of a crime — it’s a protest.”

A Chick-fil-A in St. Louis was also vandalized. “Don’t Hate,” was written on the side of the building which serves drive-thru customers.

At a Chick-fil-A in Chicago, a group of Chick-fil-A protestors congregated around a homeless man reading his Bible. An eyewitness recounted the event.

While there, a group formed around an elderly African-American homeless man, who was reading his bible while seated along a fence rail off to the side of the protest. Some in the group confronted the man, who was reading the bible aloud, and engaged him in theological debates. A few others took the opportunity to mock the man, which I captured on video:



Adam Smith was the CFO of an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer. Smith waited in the drive-thru to receive free water and berate a Chick-fil-A employee. Smith later posted another video, apologizing to the employee.



Some gay rights activists have seen the hypocrisy in the protests. Most notable of which being internet sensation Antoine Dodson. (Dodson became famous overnight when he appeared on a news station in Hunstsville, Ala., to discuss the attempted rape of his sister.) Dodson spoke to a Birmingham, Ala., talk show, “The Matt Murphy Show,” and said that the gay community is “becoming bullies.”

The Return Of The Teleprompter

President Barack Obama is once again relying on his trusted teleprompter during his campaign speeches.

The Hill announced in July that the Obama campaign was going to be weaning the President off his teleprompter –- or, as some call it, TOTUS. It was an attempt to get him to speak “more extemporaneously.”

That announcement came days after the campaign already felt the damage from Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark — a statement that was made without the teleprompter. Conservative capitalists claim that the statement showed Obama’s true colors.

Since the monumental misspeak, the campaign has stated that Obama has continued to make appearances without the teleprompter.

But The Examiner reports that the President reverted to his old method during a recent stop in Florida, a State that will be important in November.

 

 

 

Media Covers Kiss-In, Ignores Success Of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

A lack of media coverage of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day has some people thinking the mainstream media are chicken. Are they afraid to cover a story that does not further their agenda?

While many outlets did cover the event, it was not given adequate treatment in several publications. At least not as much as the “kiss-in” that took place Friday.

The restaurant set a sales record Wednesday. The chain will not release sales numbers, but Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A’s executive vice president of marketing, confirmed that the company set a record. There is reason to believe that it was a world record.

Under any other circumstances, one would expect to find major coverage of world record sales. However, as reported by the Weekly Standard, there was no front-page coverage of the event in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Sun-Sentinel or The Boston Globe. And many media outlets that did cover the event only mentioned it in passing, or in an attempt to make Chick-fil-A supporters seem like hateful bigots.

One would think that the number of people involved in an event would largely influence the coverage of a story. However, the “kiss-in” continues to receive attention despite a lack of a nationwide involvement.

Huffington Post sent out multiple tweets in an attempt to get photos of “kiss-in” participants. It seems they knew they would have to doctor the photos to make it appear as though the kiss-in drew the same number of supporters as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Huffington Post resorted to: “Or even if you’re not going — send us your gay kiss photo!”

Many news outlets seem to be using photos and video clips of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day in stories about the “kiss-in” in such a way that the average browser at first glance might think the droves of people are “kiss-in” supporters. Like this one, this one, this one and this one.

Crop Circles Appear In Washington

Crop circles have been found in an Eastern Washington wheat field. Local farmers are perplexed by the circles. The design, which resembles Mickey Mouse ears, covers about an acre of wheat.

The circles along Highway 174 near Spokane, Wash., were first spotted on July 24. There are no signs of footprints or human involvement.

“We’re trying to figure out how they got out there without breaking any of the wheat. It’s hard to walk through the crunchy wheat and not knock it down,” said Cindy Geib, whose family owns the field. “At the same time, it’s hard to think it’s aliens. It’s a bizarre thing to wrap your brain around.”

The circles will cause the Geib family to lose out on some of their revenue.

“Of course, we don’t have alien insurance,” Geib said. “You can’t do anything other than laugh about it. You just kind of roll with the theory it’s aliens and you’re special because aliens chose your spot.”

The Lincoln County area is no stranger to the odd event. Crop circles were found in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The phenomenon reaches outside of the United States, with many crop circles being found throughout the world in 2012.

 

 

Woman Breaks Into Jail, Wants To Be Arrested

How bad is the economy under President Barack Obama? It’s so bad that a woman in Ohio broke into jail and told deputies she wanted to be arrested.

Tiffany Hurd attempted to climb over a barbed wire fence early Sunday morning. Hurd was told to leave, but she continued trying to climb the fence. After refusing to leave, Hurd was charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. She informed the staff, “I want to be arrested.”

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones  said: “Her actions really caught me by surprise. I know the economy is bad right now, but I didn’t think it was so bad that someone would actually try to break in to jail. I’ve seen a lot throughout my career, but this one is truly unique. I will probably never say that I’ve now ‘seen it all,’ but this one sure comes close.”

Last month, Rodney Dwayne Valentine was released from the Rockingham County Jail in North Carolina. He refused to leave and was then arrested and charged with second-degree trespassing.

Black Pastors Organize Anti-Obama Campaign

A group of black pastors is rallying together in an attempt to decrease the support of President Barack Obama in black communities. Their efforts are largely a response to Obama’s same-sex marriage stance.

The Coalition of African-American Pastors, headed up by the Rev. William Owens, is hoping to “save the family” and “save our country.” Owens called the direction in which Obama is leading the country “a disgraceful road,” and referred to the President as Judas.

 

 

The group claims to have 3,742 black pastors in its camp. Owens promises that the group will be as big as the President’s celebrity status.

“We are going to go nationwide with our agenda just like the president has gone to Hollywood,” he said.

Owens also doubts Obama’s commitment to helping the black community, noting that the President is “half-black, half-white.”

Owens, who actively participated in the civil rights movement, says that the comparison between the civil rights movement and same-sex marriage is nonsensical.

“The hijacking of the civil rights movement by homosexuals, bisexuals and gender-confused people must and will stop. There is no legitimate comparison between skin color and sexual behavior.”

The group is hoping to get 100,000 signatures in support of traditional marriage. Click here to sign.

Obama Campaign Struggling, President Funds It Himself

President Barack Obama took $5,000 out of his own pockets to donate to his campaign.

Democrats admit that Republicans have raised more money and that Obama’s re-election campaign has fallen behind in donations. The President gave on his own accord as a way to show that everyone needs to be willing to “pitch in.”

“On its own, what I gave won’t be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we’ve seen on the other side, both from our opponent’s campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him,” Obama wrote in an email to supporters. “But we have always believed that there’s nothing we can’t do when we all pitch in. That includes me.”

Obama’s $5,000 looks like a paltry sum compared to the funding dished out by Mitt and Ann Romney. Each donated $75,000 earlier in the year to the Romney Victory Fund.

Obama’s video of his charitable deed has resulted in criticism. One commenter on POLITICO wrote, “This guy is free and loose with trillions, but makes a big deal over the ‘symbolism’ behind $5K? Well, like communists, socialists are all about symbolism and making a big show of how ‘benevolent’ the leaders can be.”

Another reader aptly pointed out that the President’s contribution is less than the price of the stylish jacket the first lady recently donned at Buckingham Palace.

Washington Pays Students To Go To School

There’s no reason for kids in Washington, D.C., to cut grass or wash cars this summer. The public school system is paying kids $5.25 an hour to attend summer school. The students being paid are those with poor grades.

Through the “Summer Bridge” program, about 300 students are receiving payment. The program is targeting ninth-graders who are “less likely than their peers to graduate high school within four years,” reported The Washington Examiner.

This isn’t the first time the school system has paid students; but in times past, students with good grades got the money. A Harvard University group paid middle school students between 2008 and 2010 for making good grades. But this time around, students with poor grades are raking in the cash.

“How much will we pay going forward, and who will we pay, and what’s the cutoff to get paid?” asked political consultant Chuck Thies. “It’s critical that we get at-risk students and underperforming students and failing students into the program, but I don’t think incentivizing them with money sends the right message.”

Teen Mob In Chicago Steals $3,000 Worth Of Jeans

A group of about 20 teens stormed a store in Wicker Park over the weekend, stealing about $3,000 worth of jeans. The shoplifting took place just days after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about “Chicago values.”

The group of teens poured into the store about 6:40 p.m. on Saturday. The co-owner of Mildblend Supply Co., Luke Cho, knew the teens weren’t usual shoppers.

“At least I think I kind of maybe stopped the flow a little bit, but I quickly realized something bad’s about to happen, and I alerted my staff to call 911,” said Cho, who quickly locked the door.

The mob went straight for Nudie Jeans, a brand of jeans that cost about $200 a pair. Mildblend Supply Co. is one of the few clothing stores in the area that sells the jeans.

Authorities are currently trying to track down the thieving teens.

Emanuel made this comment about the event: “They’re looking into that.”

 

CNN Plays ‘Stupid Girls’ Before Palin Segment

On Sunday, CNN played the song “Stupid Girls” before a story about Sarah Palin. The snippet of the song contained the lyric, “Stupid girl, stupid girls, stupid girls, maybe if I act like that…”

The segment, covered by anchor Randi Kaye, was about Sarah Palin tweeting a picture of herself at Chick-fil-A. The tweet said, “Stopped by Chick-fil-A in the Woodlands to support a great business.”

Jazz Shaw wrote on Hot Air:

For the record, it’s my understanding that the hosts of these shows on the 24 hour cable news channels generally have nothing to do with the selection of the bumper music. That’s usually handled by the production staff, and a specific individual is frequently assigned to do nothing but select the musical cuts. CNN can — and probably will — easily say that it was all a coincidence and it might be hard to prove otherwise.

The most trusted name in news isn’t the only one that seems to be criticizing Palin. Former Vice-President Dick Cheney recently said he thought it was “a mistake” to put Palin on the ticket in 2008.

John McCain, as well as Cheney’s daughter, Liz Cheney, quickly came to Palin’s defense. McCain responded to the criticism with his own jab: “I respect the vice president. He and I had strong disagreements as to whether we should torture people or not.”

Libertarian Billboard Compares Obama To Batman Shooter

A billboard in Caldwell, Idaho, is causing an uproar. The highway advertisement compares President Barack Obama to alleged Batman shooter James Holmes. Attempts to get the billboard removed have been unsuccessful.

The billboard has the image of Holmes on one side with the message “Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle everyone freaks out.” On the other side is Obama’s picture with the message “Kills thousands with foreign policy wins Nobel Peace Prize.”

The controversial display was funded by a group honoring the late Libertarian Ralph Smeed. Maurice Clements, one of the individuals behind the billboard’s creation, said that America needs to be reminded that many have died during Obama’s Presidency.

“We’re all outraged over that killing in Aurora, Colo., but we’re not outraged over the boys killed in Afghanistan,” he said.

When asked about the opposition to the message, Clements admitted, “Maybe it was poorly done.”

After the shooting in Aurora, Colo., “The Dark Knight Rises” has been falling at the box office. “The Dark Knight,” the 2008 Batman movie, took in $533 million. So far, “The Dark Knight Rises” has generated $289.1 million.

Man Arrested For Collecting Rainwater On His Property

When it rains, it pours. A man in Oregon has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for collecting rainwater on his property. The government determined he had “illegal reservoirs.”

Guy Harrington of rural Eagle Point, Ore., collects rainwater and snow runoff in three locations on his property. Harrington believes a 1925 law is behind the ruckus. The law established that the city of Medford would hold the rights to all the sources of water in the Big Butte Creek watershed and tributaries.

But Harrington thinks the courts are taking the law of out context.

“It didn’t mention anything about rainwater and it didn’t mention anything about snow melt and it didn’t mention anything about diffused water, but yet now, they’re trying to expand that to include that rain water and they’re using me as the goat to do it,” argued Harrington.

Harrington has three ponds on his 170 acres. According to Oregon laws, one must obtain a permit in order to have a reservoir. Harrington applied for permits and was granted permits in 2003, but a State court reversed that decision.

“They issued me my permits. I had my permits in hand and they retracted them just arbitrarily, basically. They took them back and said ‘No, you can’t have them,’ so I’ve been fighting it ever since,” said Harrington.

The real issue is this: Is the water that Harrington collects public water? Oregon says “yes.” The State believes Harrington is diverting and damming water that would otherwise run into public streams.

But Harrington thinks it is just another example of government overstepping its bounds.

“The government is bullying,” he said. “They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies. So, we as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail.”

Naked Beauty Queen Forced Out Of Bed By Cops

Miss Nevada 2007 is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The department had a warrant for apartment “C” but knocked down the door of apartment “A.” When they entered, Calenche Ranae Manos was covered with only a bed sheet.

The deputies ordered Manos “to get out of bed and then watched as she attempted to do so,” a complaint states. Manos’ fiancé, Eric Otto Ryder, was also in bed.

Allegedly, one of the officers joked that the beauty queen would have a good story to tell at Thanksgiving.

According to KTLA in Los Angeles, Manos has accused the deputies of sexual harassment and is seeking damages for negligence, false imprisonment and civil rights violations.

Manos’ claims, should they prove true, serve as another example of police abusing their power and acting irresponsibly.

Teen Saves Money To Start Business, City Shuts Him Down

A 13-year-old Michigan teen saved nearly $1,000 to start a hot dog business as a way to help take pressure off of his disabled parents. On the same day he set up shop, the city of Holland shut him down.

“I was trying to help my mom and my dad, because they’re both on disability,” recounted Nathan Duszynski. “So I was just trying to bring in some money for them and the household while they’re struggling.”

Duszynski set up a hot dog stand for about 10 minutes before he was told he would have to leave the location. The Michigan teen thought he had jumped through all the necessary hoops, but a zoning law prevents food stands from competing with certain restaurants.

“What makes market capitalism work is the ability of individuals to provide highly nuanced, competing alternatives to some existing business,” commented Michael LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. “This seems like just another sad episode of some government micromanaging the lives of many to benefit a few.”

The teen’s efforts to help his parents, one of whom suffers from epilepsy and the other from multiple sclerosis, were profitable. Shoreline Container, a local packaging company, bought Duszynski’s cart for $2,500. Shoreline Container plans to use the cart for outdoor cookouts.

Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of Gibson Guitar, a company that has faced its own share of legal issues, said: “Policy makers must stop criminalizing capitalism. This begins by stopping the practice of creating new criminal offenses, or wielding obscure foreign laws, as a method of regulating businesses.

“Especially in a bearish economy, entrepreneurs need to be able to operate without the fear that inadvertently breaking an obscure regulation or unknowingly violating a foreign statute could shut down their company and land them or their employees in jail.”

Obama Announces Education Program For Black Youths

President Barack Obama announced an executive order establishing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The President said it will give black students “a complete and competitive education from the time they’re born all through the time they get a career.”

“We also believe that every entrepreneur should have a chance to start a business, no matter who you are, no matter what you look like,” he added. “That’s why we’ve helped African-American businesses and minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses gain access to more than $7 billion in contracts and financing that allow them to grow and create jobs.”

The plan calls for local communities to work with the Federal government in an attempt to prepare black students for high school and college. As part of the initiative, Obama wants to see the price of college tuition drop.

“A higher education in the 21st century cannot be a luxury. It is a vital necessity that every American should be able to afford. I want all these young people to be getting a higher education, and I don’t want them loaded up with tens of thousands of dollars of debt just to get an education. That’s how we make America great,” he said. The remarks came during a speech on Wednesday in New Orleans to civil rights group National Urban League Convention.

The campaign stop was meant to rally black voters. A recent Gallup poll showed that 89 percent of blacks support Obama. In 2008, 95 percent of blacks voted for Obama.

According to a National Urban League Policy Institute report, if the turnout of black voters returns to 2004 numbers, Obama will lose in North Carolina and perhaps in Ohio and Virginia.

Huckabee, Santorum Plan Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

Following Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy’s comments on traditional marriage, gay rights activists are making plans to boycott the restaurant until the cows come home. They found Cathy’s remarks utterly disturbing. But Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have a different plan in mind.

The two Republicans are organizing Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

“No signs and no protests are needed to make your voice heard,” Santorum wrote in an email on Wednesday. “Just simply have a meal at Chick-fil-A on August 1 for ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ and our support for traditional values will be heard loud and clear.”

In an interview that has caused a firestorm, Cathy told the Baptist Press: “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

Since making the comment, Cathy has faced pressure on many fronts.

“You called supporters of gay marriage ‘prideful,’” wrote Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to Cathy. “Here in Boston, to borrow your own words, we are ‘guilty as charged.’ We are indeed full of pride for our support of same sex marriage and our work to expand freedom to all people.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested that Chick-fil-A is unwelcome in Chicago, saying: “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values. …If he’s in the business of selling chicken in Chicago, he should be in the business of having equal rights for everyone.”

Muppet maker Jim Henson Co. has refused to work with Chick-fil-A “on any future endeavors.”

Gay advocacy group Equality Illinois is urging people to eat at restaurants on Aug. 1 that support same-sex marriage. The group is also urging gay and lesbian couples to “show their disdain for Chick-Fil-A’s policies with public displays of affection in front of their restaurants.”

More than 100,000 people have vowed to eat at Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1 to show their support of Cathy.

Los Angeles Bans Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles took a hit on Tuesday. The city council approved a measure that will ban dispensaries throughout the city. The ban was passed unanimously with a 14-0 vote.

There are 762 dispensaries operating in the city. Once Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signs the law, each dispensary will be expected to shut down immediately.

The city believes that the dispensaries have caused an increase in crime. Police Chief Charlie Beck said that most dispensaries are “for-profit businesses engaged in the sale of recreational marijuana to healthy young adults.”

But those who claim to use marijuana for medical purposes think the real crime is the banning of dispensaries.

“I have anorexia. I have a back injury. I have fibromyalgia. I have other things that are wrong with me,” said one woman at the hearing. “The only thing that helps is medical marijuana.”

After the vote was announced, police were called in to manage the crowd of medical marijuana supporters.

Legality issues concerning marijuana have been hazy since an initiative was passed in California in 1996 legalizing medical marijuana. The sale of marijuana remains illegal under Federal law.

Gun Sales Up Following Batman Shooting

The Aurora, Colo., shooting has ratcheted up debates about gun laws. But in the State where the shooting occurred, something else has ratcheted up: gun sales.

Background checks needed to buy a gun legally are up 43 percent after James Holmes’ alleged shooting spree. Prosecutors say that Holmes, the alleged gunman, purchased all his weapons and ammunition legally. In the aftermath of the attack, citizens of Aurora have taken to gun shops to buy their weapons legally as well, to protect themselves against people like Holmes.

Over the weekend, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, 2,887 people were approved to buy a gun. Gun shop owners have also reported an increase in sales.

Dick Rutan, owner of Gunners Den, a gun shop in Arvada, Colo., told The Denver Post: “What they’re saying is: They want to have a chance. They want to have the ability to protect themselves and their families if they are in a situation like what happened in the movie theater.”

Jake Meyers, who works at Rocky Mountain Guns and Ammo in Parker, Colo., told The Post: “A lot of it is people saying, ‘I didn’t think I needed a gun, but now I do.’ When it happens in your backyard, people start reassessing — ‘Hey, I go to the movies.’ ”

According to reports, gun sales have also increased in Florida and Oregon.

Two other events in recent history sparked an increase in gun sales: the election of President Barack Obama and the shooting in Arizona that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others.

Since the Aurora shooting, media outlets have been flooded with stories about gun control. Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T even got in on the action, defending the right to bear arms.

“The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. … If somebody wants to kill people, they don’t need a gun to do it. … The United States is based on guns,” he said during an interview with Channel 4 London.

High School Graduation Held In Church Ruled UnConstitutional

For years, high schools have used large buildings in the community for graduation. But church buildings might have to be crossed off the list after a ruling in Wisconsin on Monday.

In September, a three-judge panel ruled it was Constitutional for the Elmbrook School District to conduct graduation ceremonies in a church. But that decision was reversed, largely because students were exposed to “conditions of extensive proselytization” (a cross, religious pamphlets and hymnals). The court also cited the involvement of minors as a reason for the decision.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a complaint on behalf of a group of nine anonymous individuals consisting of parents and students. The initial claim was filed in 2009, but some of the plaintiffs have made claims for monetary damages due to emotional suffering.

“They felt graduation was ruined because it was held in such a deeply religious environment. We’re hopeful this case will have a big impact around the country,” said attorney Alex Luchenitser. “This decision upholds the separation of church and state, it upholds the Constitution. It ensures the students in Wisconsin will not be forced to enter an intensely religious environment as the price of attending their own high school graduation, a seminal event in their lives.”

Similar cases have been tried in Georgia, Maryland and New Jersey.

According to the school district, graduations were held at Elmbrook Church because it was an air-conditioned venue large enough to seat the friends and family of graduates.

7-Year-Old Calls Obama ‘Rude’

Clara Sutton, co-owner of Cool Blast Lemonade, has a message for President Barack Obama following his “You didn’t build that,” remark in Roanoke, Va. “I would say that’s rude,” Clara said during an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

“We worked very hard to build this business, but we did have help,” she said. Seven-year-old Clara along with her 4-year-old sister, Eliza, started the lemonade business with the help of their father and step-mother. Their younger brother, Eirik, helps spot potential customers.

Representative Ted Poe (R-Texas) has backed the Houston-based business.

“You see these kids did it without government doing anything but getting out of their way,” he said.

Obama’s infamous comment has resulted in criticism from small business owners across the country. Hard working entrepreneurs are rallying together in defense of their dreams and dedication.

The video below was organized by Bristol Palin, “Let’s give the President a little lesson on how this country works. And let’s hurry, because he only has a few months left on the job!” she wrote on her blog.

Man Released From Jail Refuses To Leave

Life is obviously comfortable in the confines of a prison cell. A man in North Carolina has been arrested for refusing to leave jail. Rodney Dwayne Valentine was imprisoned for injury to personal property on May 22. Around 8 a.m. on Saturday, he was released from the Rockingham County Jail.

Five hours later, Valentine was still hanging around the Sheriff’s office. He was informed that he would have to leave. Valentine insisted that deputies give him a ride to a nearby motel, but the officers told Valentine he would have to find his own transportation.

When Valentine refused to leave and find transportation, he was arrested for second-degree trespassing and placed in jail with a $500 bond.

Valentine will appear in court on Aug. 9.

Those who visit family or friends in prison are often taken aback by the luxurious lifestyle of many inmates. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey made headlines earlier this month when he visited a prison in London for the filming of a TV show. Ramsey was angered by the lifestyle of inmates and the nice amenities they have access to.

“Even a professional chef on the outside doesn’t just walk into a kitchen that good,” he remarked.

Democratic State Senator Says Romney Is Running On Race

According to Virginia State Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Mitt Romney wants race to be part of November’s election. Lucas said that Romney and his supporters do not want anyone “other than a white man in the White House.” Reportedly, the black Senator is part of Barack Obama’s “Truth Team.”

“I absolutely believe it’s all about race and for the first time in my life I’ve been able to convince my children finally that racism is alive and well,” Lucas said on The John Fredericks Morning Show.

Lucas went on to say that there is no reason anyone should not like Barack Obama:

All of the folks who are saying ‘We don’t like Barack Obama’ they can’t tell you any reason that they don’t because, let me say first of all, President Barack Obama did not create the situation … this economic mess that we’re in. Everybody knows that this stuff happened under President George Bush and they are trying to dump it on the President. … Intelligent people understand that President Barack Obama did not create this mess. … I listen to MSNBC.

She also said that polls indicate Obama’s approval rating is falling because people are on vacation and not paying attention to political messages.

Lucas is known for her attempts to change the State song of Virginia. “Carry Me Back To Old Virginia” talks about a “darkey” who laments the loss of his “massa and misses” and wants to return to “old Virginny.”

Obama Punching Bag Causes Controversy

Some Indiana Republicans are taking a hit after displaying at a fair a punching bag featuring President Barack Obama. It was removed after some fairgoers objected to the display.

Even some Republicans complained, believing that the punching bag is disrespectful to the commander in chief.

“I’m retired military and I respect the commander in chief,” said Delaware County GOP spokesman Tom Bennington. “From that perspective it was offensive and we asked to take it down and it was taken down.”

Bennington called it “mildly offensive.”

“We had a lot of people having a good time with it,” he added. “We had a couple who didn’t like it.”

The inflatable bag can be purchased here.

Earlier this year, a town in Utah was criticized when a man appeared in a Fourth of July parade in an Obama costume. He was accompanied by a limo with the sign “Huntsville Welcomes Obama’s Farewell Tour?”

The back of the limo had a sign reading: “Ask About Our Assault Gun Plan! Call Eric Holder.”