Confirmed: EPA Waited 7 Months To Do Something About Poisoned Water In Flint


It’s been awhile since I’ve written about the EPA on here but rest assured it has nothing to do with them miraculously making improvements over at the most corrupt agency in the Obama Administration.  The 2016 election has moved other issues to the back burner but make no mistake, the EPA is still absolutely out of control.

You are probably familiar with the awful situation in Flint, Michigan where the residents of that ravaged town were drinking poisoned water thanks to their incompetent local government.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the EPA showed up to make things a lot worse.

Michael Bastasch has more…

From The Daily Caller:

EPA had the legal authority to intervene in the Flint, Mich., water crisis months before it actually did, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general.

EPA IG Arthur Elkins said, “the EPA’s Region 5 had the authority and sufficient information to issue an emergency order to protect Flint residents from lead-contaminated water” under the Safe Drinking Water Act as early as June 2015.

“However, we found that EPA’s Region 5 did not issue an emergency order because the region saw the state’s actions as a jurisdictional bar,” Elkins said in a podcast, summarizing his investigation into EPA’s handling of the Flint water crisis. “In other words, people at the federal agency believed they were unable to do anything because the state was already taking action.”


From ABC News:

The Environmental Protection Agency had the power and enough information to issue an emergency order to protect the people of Flint, Mich. from lead-contaminated water as early as 7 months before they did, the EPA’s inspector general said Thursday.

“Federal law provides the EPA with emergency authority to intervene when the safety of drinking water is compromised,” said EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins. “Employees must be knowledgeable, trained and ready to act when such a public health threat looms.”

Flint’s drinking water was contaminated after the city switched its supply in April 2014, exposing many of the city’s nearly 100,000 residents to elevated lead levels in the water.

Flint has been in Democrat control since forever and the people who were supposed to be providing oversight, the EPA, completely failed.

This is par for the course for the EPA as you well know and you have to wonder how much longer the American people are going to stand by and let this kind of thing slide.

People drank poisoned water for 7 months while the EPA knew about it and screwed around.  If that doesn’t outrage you I’m not sure anything can.

Also, while I have you, check out this fun quote from the head of the EPA this week.  Looks like she isn’t even going to speak to people that don’t believe her insane narrative on climate change.

From The Daily Caller:

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said she’s done talking to “climate deniers” who don’t think human activities are causing global warming.

“If they haven’t figured out by now, what in God’s name could anyone say to them?” McCarthy said in a Facebook Live interview with Mashable Tuesday.

“I don’t check out flat Earth society and I’m not talking to climate deniers,” she said. “That’s it. Sorry, I know I’m supposed to be for everybody, but my patience has worn thin over eight years.”

Is this really the best we can do?


NBC News, NYT, And Washington Post All Completely Bury WikiLeaks Findings On Their Homepage


Over the past few days, WikiLeaks emails have been revealed that provide shocking insight into the inner workings of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

We learned that the Clinton campaign was communicating with the DOJ about the details of the investigation into Hillary’s emails.

We learned that the campaign doesn’t like Catholics very much and that they were discussing the possibilities of provoking a revolution within the religion.

We learned Hillary read word for word from a piece of paper for an interview with MSNBC.

We learned that even Chelsea Clinton was worried about corruption at the Clinton Foundation.

We learned Hillary Clinton told a room full of Wall Street execs behind closed doors that she didn’t identify with the middle class, supports open trade and open borders, and basically assured them she has their best interests at heart.

We learned that that a significant amount of journalists are firmly positioned in Hillary’s corner.

And that wasn’t all.

But yet, the media completely ignored it.

Want to see something ridiculous?

Check out the homepage from New York Times, Washington Post, and NBC News today at about 4 pm Pacific Time.





Absolutely nothing about the devastating WikiLeaks emails.

We all know that the media can’t be trusted but this is an egregious display of media malpractice.  No Republican could ever get away with this kind of treatment and for these three “respected” outlets to completely ignore a huge story like this speaks volumes about the level of scrutiny that Hillary Clinton has had to face.

But hey, Donald Trump said some bad words 11 years ago.

This should be unacceptable to all Americans regardless of party.

Joy Behar: The Women Who Accused Bill Clinton Of Sexual Assault Are “Tramps”


Typically, I try not to put too much stock into anything that is said on “The View”.  Most Americans seem to agree with me on that.  At the end of last season many people thought that the show would be cancelled due to their terrible ratings.  The election season seems to be keeping them somewhat relevant but that is likely to change in about a month.

But Joy Behar said something recently that needs to be talked about.  The left has been desperately trying to convince us that Bill Clinton’s long history of sexual assault allegations is off limits while at the same time claiming that a video of Trump being rude 11 years ago and talking about inappropriate things should force him out of the race.  No proof that he did those things.  Simply words.

The same people who claim that they are the only true defenders of women are shamelessly dismissing and criticizing the several women who have accused Bill Clinton of ruining their lives.  It’s illogical and embarrassing.  You don’t have to like Donald Trump, but you would think that some things would be more important than party politics.  Apparently not, check out what Joy had to say about Bill’s accusers.

So, let’s play the game that we often play on this site.

Close your eyes and imagine how the left would react if a conservative pundit or commentator called someone who accused a prominent conservative of rape a “tramp”.

Think that would go over well? I’m thinking probably not.

It’s been startling to see how much ignorance is spreading around the internet on this subject. I constantly see people claim that Bill Clinton has never been accused of rape. A pundit on CNN called the whole situation a “conspiracy theory”.  That’s not the case.  30 seconds of research would tell you that.

Nice job Joy…

H/T The Daily Caller

Mike & Miller Show – Episode 1 – Pence Beats Kaine, Planned Parenthood Madness, And More…

Excited to let our followers know that SGR’s Andrew Mark Miller and Sanctified Rebellion’s Mike Cantrell are starting a podcast to discuss some of the things we discuss on both of our sites.

On our opening episode we discuss the vice presidential debate, Planned Parenthood, and much more! Check it out, share it around, and tell your friends about the show!

Hope you all enjoy it. We love hearing from you all too if you have any comments.  Thanks again for following SGR.

Always question the premise.

Click the link because I don’t know how to work the internet.

Muslim Mayor Of London On NYC Bombings: Get Over It!


Britain has a serious problem with radical Islam.  In fact, a quarter of British Muslims wish that they could be ruled by Sharia Law.  If you aren’t sure what that is, you can look it up or just take my word for it that it’s really bad for women, gays, and non-Muslims.  That’s not all, two thirds of Muslims in Britain say they wouldn’t tell the police if they knew about a terror plot.  Lovely.

So when London made the decision to elect a Muslim mayor with ties to radical Islam, I was obviously a little concerned.

Well, since taking office, Sadiq Khan has done some really fun things like make women stand in the back at one of his rallies and prevent city buses from advertising with provocatively dressed women.

Kind of a red flag…

In New York City over the weekend, a radical Islamist tried to kill people with bombs in Chelsea.  No one died thank God, but 29 people were hurt.

What did the “not a terrorist sympathizer” mayor of London have to say about it?

Get over it.

Here is Justin Holcomb with more…

From Townhall:

Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, has never hesitated when it comes to lecturing Americans about how they are mishandling terrorism.   At an event in New York City called “Building Progressive, Inclusive Cities,” Khan told New Yorkers that they should simply get used to Islamic terror.

Terror attacks are “part and parcel of life in a big city,” Khan told the Evening Standard just hours after multiple terror attacks in New Jersey and New York.  He mimics words that come from most of the European Union’s leaders. After multiple terror attacks in France, the French Prime Minister told his subjects that they “will have to live with terrorism.”

Get over it New Yorkers! That’s just part of the deal when you live in New York.  Every once in awhile a radical jihadist is going to try and murder you while you walk down the street.

It might be time to just admit that this guy might have a soft spot in his heart for radical Islam.

Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Stunt Exposed Several Uncomfortable Truths About The Left


If you think you’re tired of the Colin Kaepernick story, just imagine how it feels to have to write about it all day long for three days.  The guy is a clown and his selfish actions will probably cost him his job.  That should be the end of it.  But, as you can tell, the story is still going strong.

There is no debate among rational people as to whether or not he should have done what he did.  Of course he shouldn’t have.  It was selfish, cowardly, and disrespectful.  It hurt his team.  It hurt the league.  And it failed to prove any coherent point.  However, Kaepernick has helped illuminate some extremely troubling realities with today’s liberal left.

It isn’t surprising that a lot of Americans out there are supportive of Kaepernick’s decision to put his personal politics before the country.  There are plenty of kooks out there.  It was pretty surprising however to see how far the liberal left was willing to take their adoration of the former star quarterback.

Liberals have become completely unhinged over the situation and you can literally feel the excitement when you read articles from these far left sites.  They are basically salivating at the prospect of knocking racist America down a few pegs.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the legendary NBA center, perhaps summed it up best when he called Kaepernick’s actions “patriotic”.


Only someone completely brainwashed by the backwards liberal worldview could possibly cloud the definition of the word patriotic to the point where it could be used to describe refusing to do the most patriotic thing ever.

But that’s how liberals work.  Sticking it to America is always the right answer. Disrespecting the anthem is good. Standing for it is bad.  The world that liberals live in is almost the exact definition of Bizarro World.

You may have also noticed that the left has been trying to make the completely nonsensical argument that the national anthem itself is racist.  That’s right, the most racist people on the planet are now trying to make the argument that everyone who recites the national anthem is actually doing something bad.

Here’s what Shaun King, the white BLM activist who has been lying about his race for a couple years now, had to say about that.

From Conservative Review:

And then there was Shaun King. On Monday, the controversial Black Lives Matter activist and New York Daily News columnist penned a piece explaining “why I’ll never stand again for the ‘Star-Spangled Banner'”: While it has always been known that the song was written during American slavery and that when those words about this nation being the “land of the free” didn’t apply to the millions who had been held in bondage, few of us had any idea that the song itself was rooted in the celebration of slavery and the murder of Africans in America, who were being hired by the British military to give them strength not only in the War of 1812, but in the Battle of Fort McHenry of 1814. These black men were called the Corps of Colonial Marines and they served valiantly for the British military. Key despised them. He was glad to see them experience terror and death in war — to the point that he wrote a poem about it. That poem is now our national anthem.

Isn’t he great?

His logic is that Colin Kaepernick did a good thing by disrespecting all the people who have died for this country and making himself the center of attention because our national anthem is actually some kind of KKK theme song.

Only problem is.  He’s wrong about the origin of the song.

Again from Conservative Review:

There’s just one problem: These lyrics are describing slaves, who were, as King conveniently points out, hired by the British. This song is not about killing black slaves. It’s about fighting the enemy, be he a decorated British officer or the escaped slave hired to do his dirty work.

Shaun King and his allies might be surprised to learn that Francis Scott Key, a DC lawyer, was initially against the United States’ entry into the War of 1812.

According to, “Key referred to the war as ‘abominable’ and ‘a lump of wickedness.’ However, his opposition to the war softened after the British began to raid nearby Chesapeake Bay communities in 1813 and 1814, and he briefly served in a Georgetown wartime militia.”

OK, the liberal Left asks, then why do we no longer sing that stanza?

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “The third stanza is customarily omitted out of courtesy to the British.” To the British — not slaves!

Why is that? Because any human being with a moral conscience knows that the enslavement and degradation of others is wrong. Slavery is an ethical stain on the American narrative, but Key, though he owned slaves, wasn’t writing in defense of slavery — he didn’t have to. Slavery was for the most part a given during early 19th-century America.

I’m not exactly shocked that liberals don’t quite have the historical facts straight, they almost never do, but it’s really shocking to watch people like Spike Lee come out and praise a guy simply for sitting down during the one time where people are asked to put the country before themselves.  Spike said that Colin Kaepernick is just like Jackie Robinson.  Sure, maybe, if this was 1972.  It’s 2016 Spike.

I mean seriously, how often do we ask people to take a moment out of their day to honor the flag? If you don’t go to sporting events, the answer is never.  If you go to sporting events, they ask for a couple minutes of your time.

These people really, really don’t like America.

Apparently in liberal land, if the country does something you don’t like, you sit down instead of stand for the anthem.  Sorry guys.  It doesn’t work that way.  Patriotism isn’t only for people who love everything about America.  It’s for Americans.  The people who died for this country didn’t die just for white people.  They died for all of us and the least you can do is put your phone down for a minute and mumble a couple words.

Even Colin Kaepernick has no idea what he’s talking about.  Check out the shirt he was seen wearing after he pulled his little stunt.


If you can’t tell, that’s Fidel Castro.

So let’s get this straight.

He won’t stand up for the national anthem because it represents “oppression”, but yet, he can walk around with a T-shirt on celebrating one of the most oppressive dictators ever who was responsible for the death of thousands of his own people. Brilliant.

It’s also fun watching people try to criticize Colin’s critics by making the argument that Colin has the “right” to protest.  Of course he does.  No one on the planet has made the argument that he doesn’t.  That’s completely irrelevant.  The fact is that he did it and deserves whatever criticism that comes from it.  People have the “right” to feel disrespected as well.  Including the many brave men and women who defend the flag every day.  The conversation has nothing to do with whether or not Colin has the “right” to sit down. This is America, everyone knows that if you think it’s cool to disrespect the flag you can do that.  The conversation is about whether or not it was a logical move, whether or not there should be push back, and whether or not it was disrespectful.  The answer to all those “ifs” is very clear.

There were a million different ways Colin Kaepernick could have brought attention to the issue of police brutality.  The guy is worth millions of dollars, heck, he could have started a foundation if he wanted to. He could have made a substantial donation to BLM.  But he didn’t do that.  He chose to sit down during the national anthem and make the story about him.  He chose to take a swipe at the identity of our country.  Why? Because he clearly harbors a deep sense of animosity and resentment towards it. That’s nothing to celebrate.

And just for fun, since we are already here, check out this video from Prager University explaining how Colin isn’t even correct about his original point.  I can guarantee you haven’t heard some of these statistics about police brutality.

Liberals Bashed McCain And Dole Over Their Health, Now Hillary Is Magically Off Limits

Hillary Clinton Speaks At Event At Center For American Progress
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Center for American Progress March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Clinton joined a panel in discussing challenges facing urban centers in the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“McCain faces questions on age, health”.  That’s a CNN headline from October of 2008 when John McCain was running for President of the United States. The article goes on to talk about McCain’s previous bout with skin cancer and criticized McCain for not releasing more medical records thus making the obvious implication he was hiding something.  As you can probably guess, the media did the same thing to Bob Dole.

That was fair game for the liberal left.  But then, something miraculous happened.  Eight years later, when the roles were reversed, the left decided that wasn’t allowed anymore.  In 2016, if you dare mention Hillary Clinton’s health, you’re a sexist.  Yes, today it is completely off limits to even mention the coughing fits, stumbles, questionable health records, concussion, and age.   McCain was 71 when he ran.  Hillary is 68 now.

You aren’t even allowed to do it if you’re a liberal.  Andrea Mitchell and Chris Matthews brought it up and both got hammered for it by their rabid followers.

Dr. Drew Pinsky , a distinguished Pasadena, CA native and board certified physician, went through Hillary’s medical records and had some troubling things to say about them. You would think that he just accused Hillary of being an alien from outer space the way the liberals reacted. You can sort through Twitter on your own but trust me, it’s nasty.

What is going on with this world?  If you need more evidence that political correctness is taking over the planet look no further than the ridiculous cries of sexism that are being hurled around in this conversation.  Glamour actually posted a story with a headline that read, “Yes, It’s Sexist To Speculate About Hillary’s Health”.

I’m sorry, what?

Is that the world we live in now?  Where the media babies women so much and treats them with so much contempt that they won’t even allow them to be questioned about potentially serious health problems? We can’t even ask the question?  She could be perfectly fine, but when we start telling the media that they can’t even ask certain questions, then what’s the point of even having a free press?

What feminists don’t seem to understand is that they are actually hurting their cause by creating this narrative that men can be criticized for anything but women are too frail or are off limits for some reason.  How does that help women?  Hillary is running to be the leader of the free world.  She can handle herself.

“Oh, but would you say the same thing to a man?” Yes, in fact, liberals in the media HAVE done it at least twice in recent memory.  So you can put that elementary school argument to rest.

It should concern everyone when we see the liberal media complex start telling us what questions we are allowed to ask and what we aren’t.