Officials in Asheville, N.C., are allowing plans for a nude-fest to go forward in the Bible belt city this weekend, even though local residents have been fighting the event’s activities as a violation of state law.
Last year, WND reported on how the organization Go Topless conducted a public rally in Asheville that featured topless women engaged in sexually suggestive positions in the presence of children. Despite such public displays being prohibited by state statute, authorities did nothing to prevent the displays.
The pro-nudity organization, sponsored by an off-shoot religious group founded by a man, has announced that it intends to repeat the events of last year in the city on Aug. 26.
Despite being in the Bible belt, Ashville is considered to be one of the most liberal cities in America and has been called the “east-coast San Francisco” and the “Paris of the South.” The local Chamber of Commerce slogan is, “Asheville – Any way you like it.”
In an attempt to prevent a repeat of last year’s displays in the presence of children, a local group, GoBrainless.org, headed by former Asheville vice-mayor and clinical psychologist Carl Mumpower along with former Republican County Party Chair Chad Nesbitt, has been fighting to stop the event.
The two passed a resolution along to the city council supporting an ordinance that would prohibit organized topless events on public property.
The resolution notes that while North Carolina laws permit women’s breasts to be exposed in public in limited circumstances such as breast-feeding an infant, it draws the line at sexually suggestive displays.
The current applicable law states that anyone over 18 “who shall willfully expose the private parts of his or her person in any public place in the presence of any other person less than 16 years of age for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire shall be guilty of a Class H felony.”
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… The papers showed he had made more than 1,800 calls to over 180 contacts in 20 different countries, Le Monde said…
Once again, the seminal difference between a Batman killer or a madman Breivik, and a jihadist. The differences between them and the French Muslim who slaughtered soldiers in cold blood and mowed down Jewish children at a Jewish day school in Toulouse are motive, ideology and religious mandate.
All that “lone wolf” stuff was total, deliberate obfuscation and disinformation. Millions of “lone wolves” cite quran chapter and verse.
The savage’s heart was soothed by his murders in accord with the Qur’an’s promise:
“Fight them, Allah will torment them by your hands, and bring them to disgrace, and will assist you against them, and will heal the hearts of the believers, and will still the anger of your hearts.” — Qur’an 9:14-15
Mohamed Merah slaughtered French soldiers, Jewish children and a Rabbi in the cause of Islam. Mohamed Merah videoed his cold-blooded slaughter. In the video he is seen yanking the terrified 8-year-old (above) Myriam Monsenego by her hair — then firing a bullet into her head while he holds her. Officials believe Merah strapped on a camera before each murder and posted the videos on jihadi Web sites, where he believed they would inspire other al Qaeda wannabes.
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A group of immigration agents filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration Thursday, saying they are sick of being told not to do their jobs, a feeling intensified by the president’s new non-deportation policy and a previous memo directing them not to arrest certain illegal immigrants.
A total of 10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and deportation officers filed the lawsuit in federal court to try to do away with both initiatives, The Washington Times reports.
Since taking office, President Obama has taken drastic measures to loosen the nation’s immigration laws. In addition to the president’s new executive order that protects younger illegal aliens from deportation, the Obama administration has shut down numerous Border Patrol stations, ended a crucial ICE program that allowed local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law and actually instructed Border Patrol agents not to make arrests.
The 10 U.S. ICE agents and deportation officers said Obama’s policies have put them between a rock and a hard place. They can either enforce the law and be reprimanded by their superiors, or fail to enforce the law and violate their own oaths of service. In fact, a 1996 law requires the agents to demand proof of legal status from individuals they suspect are in the country illegally.
High-profile attorney Kris W. Kobach, who is also secretary of state in Kansas and a staunch promoter of Arizona’s immigration law and other immigration crackdowns, is representing the agents.
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A Chicago-area official apologized after saying former President Ronald Reagan deserves a “special place in hell” for his part in stepping up the war on drugs.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a Democrat, said her language Tuesday was “inflammatory,“ but stood by her criticism about the ”failure of the war on drugs to end illegal drug use or sales in this country.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Preckwinkle was defending the city of Chicago’s recent move to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, allowing police officers to write tickets instead of make arrests. She said drug treatment should be part of the health care system, not criminal justice and said Reagan deserves a “special place in hell” for his role in “making drugs political.” Reagan, who died in 2004, was born in Illinois.
Preckwinkle’s remarks prompted gasps from the audience, the newspaper reported.
“What? You didn’t like that?” she responded.
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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has asked Republican vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan’s camp not to play his hit song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”
Ryan spokesman Brandon Buck wrote a pithy email in response: “We’re Not Gonna Play It anymore.”
Snider says in a statement that he does not support Ryan and denounced use of the song, an anthemic 1984 hit for the glam metal band.
It joins a long list of songs that musicians have asked politicians to stop using. Most recently, the rock band Silversun Pickups asked likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney to stop using the song “Panic Switch” last week. The campaign said the song’s use was inadvertent.