Liberal Media Has 4 Sick Words For Fred Thompson Right After His Death- It Backfired BIG Time

The announcement of the passing of former Senator, actor and 2007 GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson was only minutes old when the gossip site Gawker essentially danced on his grave with what many felt was a vile headline. But it wasn’t long before even usually liberal readers were criticizing the site for its “disgusting” attack on the actor.

Not long after the news broke that Mr. Thompson had passed away at 73 from complications from lymphoma, Gawker posted a headline reading, “Actor, former senator, and predatory home refinancing shill Fred Thompson dead at 73.”

The story, mostly a short bio of the actor and politician, ended with a misleading claim that the reverse mortgage seller that Thompson worked as a front man for was sued by the Illinois attorney general in 2010.

What the article doesn’t say is that the Illinois attorney general, Lisa Madigan, is one of the most liberal AGs in the country, one that many might say has spent her tenure in office trying to burnish her own liberal credentials by attacking conservatives while ignoring the corruption by Democrats.

Even the Illinois Better Government Association, a group led by a former liberal TV reporter, has criticized Madigan for refusing to root out the rampant corruption in Illinois’ various Democrat-led governments and public offices.

In any case, Gawker was quickly criticized–even by its own readers–for its article on Thompson on the day of his passing.

In fact, the very first comment on the Gawker story scolds the site, saying, “Wow, what is wrong with everyone? I mean I am quite liberal and don’t align with Fred Thompson politically at all, but he just died. Have a little class. I know it’s clickbait, but jeez.”

In another case, a reader wrote: “This is a new low, even for Gawker.” And another wrote: “I wasn’t a fan, but I must say, that headline is a bit much.”

Dozens more comments criticizing Gawker filled the comments section of the article.

Twitter was no nicer to the gossip website, with many Twitter users slamming the site for its headline and attack on the recently passed actor.

Thompson was a senator from Tennessee from 1994 to 2003, and a GOP candidate for president in 2007. The Tennessean also launched an acting career later in life, appearing in such popular TV shows as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as well as having roles in several movies such as Die Hard 2, and The Hunt for Red October.

h/t: TheBlaze

A Major Muslim Group Is Furious Over This Law One State Is Considering…

The nation’s largest Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American Islamic Relations, is staunchly opposed to a recently proposed bill in Tennessee concerning education and religion.

The bill, proposed by Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia, would prohibit teaching religious doctrine in public schools unless it is taught in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

Butt told a Tennessee newspaper: “I think that probably the teaching that is going on right now in seventh, eighth grade is not age appropriate. They are not able to discern a lot of times whether its indoctrination or whether they’re learning about what a religion teaches.”

Council on American Islamic Relations Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw said about the bill: “Islamophobes like Rep. Butt fail to recognize that there is a big difference between teaching students about religion as an important part of world history and promoting particular religious beliefs. The education of children in Tennessee should not be delayed because of anti-Muslim bigotry.”

Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism are other religions being taught in Tennessee schools besides Islam.

Butt argues that she doesn’t think the line would be hard to navigagte between mentioning the religion–which is okay under her bill–and teaching religious doctrine, which isn’t okay. She stated: “If you’re teaching the Middle East, then of course you’re going to mention the religion that was prevalent in that area. But to teach the doctrine is another thing. … It’s just a bill about balancing the teaching of religion in education.”

Metro Nashville Public Schools social studies teacher Kyle Alexander recently told The Tennessean: “The reality is the Muslim world brought us algebra, ‘One Thousand and One Nights,’ and some can argue it helped bring about the Renaissance. There is a lot of influence that that part of the world had on world history.”

However, Butt argues that her bill is not aimed at any particular religion.

In addition, the bill requires that any teaching of “comparative religion” in high school not focus on one religion above another.

What do you think about this proposed bill? Would you like to see similar legislation passed in your state?

Trump Just Revealed Something About Himself Supporters Will Love- ‘Somebody Attacks Me, They’re Gonna Be Shocked.’

Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to the Second Amendment while speaking before an audience in Tennessee over the weekend, and revealed something about himself many may not know.

In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Umpqua Community College last Thursday, liberals like President Obama have called for more gun control legislation as an appropriate response. Trump differs.

The candidate told a crowd in Franklin, Tennessee, on Saturday: “By the way, it was a gun free zone. I will tell you, if you had a couple teachers with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off.” The audience responded with cheers and applause. 

Trump revealed that he does not rely on others to defend him. “By the way, I have a license to carry in New York — can you believe that? Nobody knows that. Somebody attacks me, they’re gonna be shocked,” he said. “Can you imagine somebody says. ‘Oh, there’s Trump. He’s easy pickings.’” “What did you say?” Trump asked his hypothetical assailant, as he pulled out an imaginary gun. The audience loved his animated gesture, responding with more applause and laughter. 

Trump believes that there will always be mentally disturbed people who slip through the cracks and commit heinous crimes, even with the best of laws on the books to address gun violence and mental illness.

He said in an interview on Friday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “You’re always going to have problems. I mean, we have millions and millions of people. We have millions of sick people all over the world. It can happen all over the world.”

As reported by Western Journalism, the candidate released his Second Amendment plan last month. In the document, he stated“It’s been said that the Second Amendment is America’s first freedom. That’s because the Right to Keep and Bear Arms protects all our other rights.”

Among the changes that he would implement to protect and strengthen Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms include instituting a national right to carry and allowing soldiers to carry firearms on military bases and in recruiting centers. Additionally, he would update the national background check system to ensure that accurate criminal and mental health records are more readily available on those seeking to purchase a gun. 

h/t: Yahoo Politics

Trump Just Revealed The ONLY Thing He Thinks Can Stop School Shootings, And It’s Controversial

America must rely on self-defense for protection and not self-deception, according to Donald Trump. Over the weekend, the Republican presidential candidate advocated arming classroom teachers. He also criticized gun control and gun-free zones.

Trump’s comments came in the wake of Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that left nine dead.

“I will tell you, if you had a couple of the teachers or somebody with guns in that room you would have been a helluva lot better off,” Trump told a Franklin, Tenn., crowd on Saturday.

“I can make the case that if there were guns in that room other than his, fewer people would have died, fewer people would have been so horribly injured,” he added Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Trump said gun-free zones present an illusion of safety, but not the real thing.

“How about the military event that took place three or four months ago? Where you had these highly decorated soldiers in a military area… where they weren’t allowed to have their guns. And this whack job walks in and starts shooting them,” Trump said Saturday in Tennessee. “Why are we having gun-free zones in a military camp?”

Trump Sunday criticized President Obama’s call for new restrictions on guns.

“He’s a great divider and, you know, you have a big issue between the Second Amendment folks and the non-Second Amendment folks, and he is a non-Second Amendment person,” Trump said on ABC’s This Week.

Trump repeated his contention that mass shootings are a mental health issue, not a gun control issue.

“The gun laws have nothing to do with this. This isn’t guns,” he said. “This is really about mental illness, and I feel very strongly about it.”

He called the push for stricter gun laws “political correctness.”

“Look at Chicago. It’s got the toughest gun laws in the United States. You look at other places that have gun laws that are very tough, they do, generally speaking, worse than anybody else,” Trump said.

Trump said the mental health system can’t ever catch all potential threats.

“You have sick people. They happen to be intelligent. And, you know, they can be sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”

Atheists Demanded Sheriff Remove ‘In God We Trust’- His 1-Word Response Was Perfect…

Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke believes the phrase he added to his patrol cars is very important.

That’s why it only took him one word to reply when a group of atheists sent a two-page letter to the Tennessee lawman telling him that they wanted him to remove “In God We Trust” decals from the department’s 20 patrol cars.

“NO,” Duke wrote back in big, bold letters.

Duke said the expression doesn’t single out one specific religion. “There’s so many religions that acknowledge the existence of a God,” he said.

The sheriff was adamant that neither he nor the department has broken any laws. Duke said no employee has complained about the slogan, which was added last month.

“The U.S. Supreme Court says it’s perfectly legal,” Duke told WBBJ-TV. “Basically everything I had to say I included in my letter.”

Duke has received support from Henderson County residents.

“It’s what this country stands for,” Billy Franklin said.

Duke is not alone. Many sheriffs are adding “In God We Trust” to their cars.

“There has been no better time than now to proudly display our national motto,” Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County, Mo., told the Stone County Chronicle. “I’m very humbled at the amount of support behind it.”

“Right now it seems like in our country law enforcement has been painted with a brush that we’re bad guys,” Bay County, Fla., Sheriff Frank McKeithen told the Washington Post. “So I was trying to think of something that might set a fire to our guys. We want to be proud and we want people to be proud of us, and we know we’re better than how people portray us.”

McKeithen say the religious aspect of the slogan is important.

“I’m not hiding from the fact that it’s religious and I’m not trying to make an excuse for the fact that it’s religious,” he said. “Morals and ethics — that’s kind of what law enforcement’s supposed to be about.”

“We still pray,” he added. “We pray before we go to a horrible situation where we think someone could get hurt or killed.”

McKeithen also said that God is universal.

“You don’t have to be a Christian to trust in God, because you think of all the people in this world that bad things happen to them and at the last moment, they say, ‘Oh God; please God help me,’” he said.

h/t: TheBlaze