The Government Accountability Office tells Whispers it is now investigating large ammunition purchases made by the Department of Homeland Security. Chuck Young, a spokesman for GAO, says the investigation of the purchases is "just getting underway."
The congressional investigative agency is jumping into the fray just as legislation was introduced in both the Senate and the House to restrict the purchase of ammo by some government agencies (except the Department of Defense). The AMMO Act, introduced Friday, would prevent agencies from buying more ammunition if "stockpiles" are greater than what they were in previous administrations.
Donelle Harder, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., who introduced the legislation in the Senate, tells Whispers the bill would also require GAO to share the findings of its report on DHS purchases with Congress.
#NARRATIVEFAIL: Brendan O’Neill: Where is the mob of Muslim-hating Americans going crazy after Boston? It’s a figment of liberals’ imaginations. Kinda like those oft-imagined but seldom-seen Tea Party Terrorists.
The Red Hook Middle School in New York uses the buzz word ‘anti-bullying’ to demoralize and indoctrinate the children with homosexual behavior lessons. As if approaching adolescence isn’t confusing and difficult enough for young students, the school has decided to rob them of their innocence and pervert their understanding of something this private. Amazingly, people have a problem with this lesson plan… who would have thunk?
CBN News reports the following:
Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School. [...]
Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.
Parent, Mandy Coon, spoke with reporters saying, “she told me, ‘Mom we all get teased and picked on enough, now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her.’”
Coon says parents were given no warning about the presentation and there was no opportunity to opt-out. Both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops and advising they will schedule more.
“The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent said. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”
“I was absolutely furious — really furious,” a parent who asked to remain anonymous told reporter Todd Starnes, “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”
Superintendent Paul Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.” [...]
Read more here.
During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.” [...]
“I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”[...]
According to reports, during the workshop for the adolescent boys, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pocket at all times, and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.” [...]
However, both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops, and are advising that they will schedule more.
This is child abuse IMO. Time to insist Congress defund the Department of Education and take back the education system to the local individual and community level. Take corrupt Big Government out of the equation.
Voters are divided over how the White House is handling the September 11, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
On President Obama’s role, however, voters are clear: he should have been more involved.
A Fox News poll asked voters about their reaction to former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s testimony to Congress in February on the Benghazi attack. Panetta testified that after the initial 5:00 PM briefing with the president, he didn’t hear from the President Obama or anyone at the White House again that night.
While almost a third of voters (29 percent) think there was “probably a good reason” for the president not to be personally involved, most voters -- 61 percent -- say Obama should have been directly involved “no matter what.”
Most Republicans (82 percent) and over half of independents (57 percent) feel the president should have been more engaged in responding to the assault. Among Democrats views are split: 43 percent say Obama had a good reason not to be involved, while 45 percent say there’s no excuse.
The new poll, released Wednesday, also asked voters to react to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony that she hadn’t seen a cable from the consulate asking for additional security and warning the administration about the dangerous situation diplomats were facing.
Some 39 percent of voters say it is “troubling” Clinton didn’t see the cable, while an equal number don’t believe her testimony and actually think she was aware of it (39 percent). Few -- 11 percent -- say it’s no big deal that she didn’t see the ambassador’s request for help.
Voters have mixed views about how the White House is handling the situation: 46 percent say the administration is covering up what happened. Almost as many -- 43 percent -- say there’s no cover up.
Republicans (72 percent) are almost three times as likely as Democrats (24 percent) to think there is a cover up. Among independents, 46 percent feel the White House is hiding what happened, while 39 percent do not.
The administration eventually acknowledged the attack in Benghazi was a planned terrorist attack. Early on it pointed to a controversial online video sparking spontaneous violence.
Although Panetta and Clinton have testified, so far Congress hasn’t heard from the U.S. government personnel who survived the attack. By a 67-26 percent margin, voters think lawmakers should subpoena them if the State Department and CIA don’t volunteer to let the witnesses be interviewed by Congressional investigators.
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,009 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from April 20 to April 22. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
GOSNELL FALLOUT? Obama backs out of Planned Parenthood keynote address. Instead, he’s suddenly planning to visit the scene of the Texas fertilizer plant explosion.