Top State Dept Official: ‘Nothing Religious’ About ISIS Execution

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Of course it isn’t the same as using a cruel and inhumane lethal injection. Update to this story.

Via WFB

A senior State Department official on Saturday claimed that there is “nothing religious” about the Islamic State’s reported execution of a Japanese hostage.

Rick Stengel, an under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, took to Twitter to condemn the killing of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, who has been held for ransom by the terror group along with Japanese freelance reporter Kenji Goto.

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Thousands Of Palestinians In The West Bank Protest Against Charlie Hebdo

Palestinian supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir take part in a protest against Charlie Hebdo in Ramallah

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Thousands of Palestinians rallied in the occupied West Bank on Saturday to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Simultaneous demonstrations were held in the cities of Ramallah and Hebron less than three weeks after Islamist gunmen shot dead 12 people in the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, which has repeatedly featured cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

The magazine returned to the newsstands the following week with a cartoon of the prophet on its front page.

“France is the mother of terrorism. America is the mother of terrorism,” the protesters chanted. They carried black-and-white banners which read “There is only one God and Mohammad is his messenger.”

The protests were called by the Islamist Tahrir Party, which advocates the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate in Muslim countries.

“We have taken to the streets in order to demand Muslim armies act the way France and the West deserve in response to the repeated offences against the Prophet, peace be upon him,” said Baher Saleh, a member of the party.

In the wake of the Paris killings, the Western-backed Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, marched in Paris alongside dozens of world leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at a memorial rally for the dead.

Gee, I wonder what they mean to demand “Muslim armies act the way France and the West deserve”? And more Caliphate believers…

Ben Carson Wants Immigration Laws Based On ‘Common Sense’

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Ben, we already have immigration law, we need enforcement not reform. Carson also wasn’t heckled by illegal immigration advocates.

Via Washington Examiner

Dr. Ben Carson pushed for stricter immigration laws based on “common sense” during a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday, making little mention of the 2016 race that many conservatives hope he will enter in the coming months. The popular neurosurgeon advocated criminal punishments for employers who hire illegal immigrants, claiming such policies would “reverse the polarity” of the “magnet” that attracts people to the U.S. in the first place. “We don’t have the will to seal the border,” Carson said of the government’s seeming reluctance to step up security resources for border patrol. Carson advised “whoever wins in 2016″ to “make it their goal to seal the border within a year.” To combat the economic strain of an immigration influx, Carson suggested employers “shouldn’t offer jobs unless Americans won’t take them.” He also said those applying for work permits should only be allowed to do so from outside the U.S. In a speech marked by specific policy prescriptions not typical of a campaign address, Carson briefly touched on his own humble upbringing and the strong foundation his mother, whom he often references in his talks, gave him growing up. “I’m certain that if my mother was secretary of the Treasury, we would not have this deficit problem right now,” he joked.

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Barack Obama’s Official Twitter Account Follows Crude Sexist ‘SarahPalinVagina’ Account

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Barack Obama’s twitter account is run by his former campaign arm, Organizing for America, now ‘independent non-profit’. Barack Obama still posts on the account occasionally signing his posts as ‘BO’. In order to follow on Twitter one has to take the affirmative step to actually click on the follow bottom, and decide that this is worthy of your attention. It also helps to pump the Twitter follower numbers of the offensive account.

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Obama Renews Push To Close GITMO While Normalizing Relations With Cuba

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Castro is running out of jail cells for dissidents.

Via LA Times

President Obama has recharged his campaign for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center with a strategy legal experts say holds out new hope of achieving that signature objective of his presidency.

After years of being thwarted by Congress from transferring detainees cleared of terrorism suspicions from the remote prison at the U.S. naval base in southern Cuba, the administration has in less than three months resettled 27 of the long-held foreign men in countries as far-flung as Estonia, Oman and Uruguay.

Dozens more are ready to be moved out as soon as other countries agree to take them, a diplomatic task that received an unexpected boost last month with an appeal by Pope Francis for predominantly Catholic nations to help empty the prison.[…]

Obama has for years opposed indefinite detention at Guantanamo for the moral stain it has left on America’s reputation, but the money issue may offer better prospects for wearing down those opposed to closing the prison.

“It makes no sense to spend $3 million per prisoner to keep open a prison that the world condemns and terrorists use to recruit,” the president said during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. “It is not who we are. It is time to close Gitmo.”[…]

Most of the 75 Yemenis at Guantanamo have been cleared, but U.S. authorities have been reluctant to send them home to a country engulfed in political chaos and increasingly under the sway of Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Among the 27 prisoners released since early November have been 12 Yemenis, all sent to other countries in apparent recognition that their homeland won’t be stable any time soon.

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ISIS Executes Seven Women In Mosul For Refusing ‘Temporary Marriage’

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How dare women refuse to be raped!

Via Bas:

The Islamic State (IS) militants have executed seven women in Mosul for refusing temporary marriage, or ‘nikah’.

Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul Saed Mamuzini told BasNews that IS are demanding women accept nikah with insurgents. Nikah is a temporary marriage which permits the participants to have sex.

“Many women refuse to have sex with IS militants, in which cases they are arrested. The militants often kill them,” said Mamuzini.

“Today [Saturday] seven women from Mosul were killed at the IS base of Ghazlan,” he added.

Mamuzini claimed that these women had refused to enter in nikah with IS insurgents.

IS tell women that if they have sex with IS insurgents within the contract of nikah, it will be considered jihad for women.

Carly Fiorina: Unlike Stand By Your Man Hillary Rodham Clinton, I’ve Actually Accomplished Something

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Caryl had to endure media attacks during her run for Senator against “Don’t call me ma’am” Robert Redford Babs Boxer.

Via Washington Examiner

Potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina took a major swipe Saturday at Hillary Clinton during a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

“Like Hillary Clinton, I too have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But unlike her, I have actually accomplished something,” Fiorina said, according to her prepared remarks. “Mrs. Clinton, flying is an activity not an accomplishment.”

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Texas Principal Suspended For Linking To Article On Protecting Kids On Christian Website

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Bet no problem linking to anything from Planned Parenthood.

Via Daily Caller:

The principal of a Katy, Texas, junior high school was recently placed on administrative leave all because — according to parents of students at the school — she posted a link to a Christian website article in a school e-newsletter.

Seven Lakes Junior High School principal Imelda Medrano was actually reinstated to her position on Friday, but administrators at the suburban Houston school district have remained tight-lipped about why she was abruptly placed under administrative review and removed from her post last week.

According to the Houston Chronicle, parents surmised that Medrano came under scrutiny because she linked to an article titled “9 Most Dangerous Apps For Kids” in a Jan. 9 e-newsletter sent to parents.

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Obama’s Foolish Complicity In Iran’s March Toward Nuclear Weapons

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Via NY Post:

Thou shall not cross Dear Leader.

With their gutter sniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile.

“He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.”

It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain said about trying to teach a pig to sing: It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Still, the fury is telling. It reminds, as if we could forget, that everything is always about Obama.

How dare Israel be more concerned with the existential threat of Iranian nukes than with Obama’s feelings? And what do members of Congress think they are, a separate branch of government or something?

Yes, the presidency deserves respect, even when the president doesn’t. Although Obama routinely ignores lawmakers and their role in our constitutional system of checks and balances, there is an argument afoot that Congress should have taken the high road and consulted him before inviting Netanyahu.

The argument has a point — but not a compelling one. To give Obama veto power over the visit would be to put protocol and his pride before the most important issue in the world.

That is Iran’s march to nuclear weapons, and Obama’s foolish complicity. His claim at the State of the Union that “we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material” would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous. The claim earned him three ­Pinocchios, with four being an outright whopper, by The Washington Post.

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Ted Cruz: “The Miracle Of America”

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DES MOINES, Iowa — In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News backstage at the Iowa Freedom Summit, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) detailed the pathway to victory for Republicans in 2016—and he explained a new phrase he started using in his speech minutes earlier.

Cruz introduced a new major theme, the “Miracle of America,” in his speech to the thousands of Iowans gathered at the event hosted by Citizens United and Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

“What I want to talk to you about today is reigniting the Miracle of America,” Cruz said in his speech in the Hoyt Sherman Place theater in downtown Des Moines. “This country was built on an extraordinary miracle. The Miracle of America began with a revolutionary idea—which was that our rights, they don’t come from government. They come from God almighty. The Constitution, as Jefferson says, serves as chains to bind the mischief of government.”

He used the phrase, “Miracle of America, many more times throughout the speech, and after almost every line, Cruz earned loud applause from the thousand-plus in the room.

When asked to explain the meaning of the phrase during his exclusive interview with Breitbart News backstage, Cruz said that it signifies the “extraordinary challenge” Americans are facing over the next two years—and the importance of how big of a deal it is to actually fight for those values laid out by America’s founders. Cruz said:

We’re facing a time of extraordinary challenge right now and over the next two years. Americans need to come together to reignite the ‘Miracle Of America’.

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How Obama Justice Department Has Gutted Response To Terrorism

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Terrorism is not shoplifting, in the game of respond or be killed, you take off the gloves.

Via NY Post:

President Obama used his State of the Union address to urge Americans not to fear terrorists: “We lead best, when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents.”

But his words reached Americans when the Gallup Poll notes that 40 percent of Americans are very or somewhat worried that they will become a victim of terrorism — a higher percentage than when Obama took office in 2009.

They have reason for concern. From Day One, this administration has downplayed the terrorist threat from Islamic extremists. It declared the terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 as “workplace violence.”

It pulled all US troops out of Iraq, allowing ISIS to move in and create a training ground for terrorists. Protracted negotiations with Iran have allowed that rogue nation to fortify and proliferate its nuclear facilities.

Even Sen. Robert Menendez, former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a Democrat, says President Obama’s statements on the issue “sounds like talking points coming out of Tehran.”

President Obama even had to apologize for not sending a high-level official to the unity rally in Paris protesting the murders at Charlie Hebdo by Islamic terrorists.

Much has been made of the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder was actually in Paris at the time of the rally, yet he also skipped the march.

That failure brings up the fact that the attorney general was in France to meet with officials on methods to counteract terrorism. But the smartest thing the French could do would be to ignore any advice Holder gave them and do the exact opposite.

Obama and Holder have implemented the politically correct view of coping with terrorism by shifting to a weaker, criminal model of prevention — the kind that miserably failed during the Clinton administration, when Holder was the No. 2 official in the Justice Department. It was Holder who decided that terrorists should be read Miranda rights

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Boko Haram Attacks Key Nigerian City, Resident Says “Please Pray For Us”

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Via BBC:

Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.

Fierce fighting was reported on the outskirts. The military is carrying out air strikes, and a curfew is in place.

Maiduguri is home to tens of thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram attacks and was visited on Saturday by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Another Boko Haram attack was reported in Monguno, north of Maiduguri.

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Iranian General Was Killed In Israeli Strike Because He Didn’t Turn Off His Phone

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Can you hear me……………………………

Via JPost

An Iranian general killed in an alleged Israeli air strike last Sunday in Syria may have died because he did not turn off his cellphone.

The Lebanese newspaper Al-Joumhouria reported on Saturday that a Hezbollah investigation into the strike found that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Allahdadi kept his cellphone on in a sensitive area targeted by Israeli intelligence.

According to the report, Allahdadi was in the Quneitra area on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Sunday with Hezbollah personnel at outposts that the Syrians and the Iranian built in order to counter Syrian rebels along with Syrian army forces. A few days before Allahdadi’s visit a joint “operations room” was established with Hezbollah.

Allahdadi reportedly was killed along with his personal assistant, his driver and a more junior Iranian officer.

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Rob Lowe: Obama Prefers Fruit Loops Over Netanyahu

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Silly Rob Lowe, fruit loops are for moonbats.

Via JPost

How is it that a woman famous for eating cereal in a bathtub can get an audience with US President Barack Obama, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so? asked Rob Lowe on Twitter.

Among the Hollywood actor’s famous roles, is that of Deputy White House Communications Director in the television show The West Wing.

On Friday Lowe entered a real-life diplomatic drama, when he weighed in on one of the most serious crises in the often infamous series of political battles that have raged between Obama and Netanyahu in the last six years.

Lowe mocked Obama, for a live streamed meeting he held Thursday with three YouTube stars on Thursday, GloZell Green, Hank Green and Bethany Mota.[…]

Netanyahu’s stance on Iran runs counter to Obama’s, who prefers to halt Iran’s nuclear program with a negotiated agreement with Iran rather then increased sanctions.

In a breach of protocol, Netanyahu also informed the White House of his pending trip only after he accepted the invitation.

US Secretary of State John Kerry also declined to meet with Netanyahu on the trip.

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Kentucky State Senator Wants DUI Charges Dismissed Citing That Lawmakers are “Privileged from Arrest”

The Senator is invoking the Kennedy defense.

Via DC Clothesline

A Kentucky state senator is having no reservations about proclaiming his political privilege. In fact, he’s simply citing a section of the Kentucky constitution that claims politicians are in fact, above the law.

Sen. Brandon Smith (R) was charged with driving under the influence and wants the case dismissed citing that lawmakers are “privileged from arrest.”

His attempt to circumvent the hand of justice have thus far proven to be successful too. On Wednesday a judge delayed Smith’s arraignment after his attorney filed this request.

“(Smith) has raised a serious constitutional issue regarding his immunity in this case,” attorney Bill Johnson wrote.

Smith and his attorney are citing a century-old rule, Section 43 of the Kentucky Constitution, which is still on the books and states:

“The members of the General Assembly shall, in all cases except treason, felony, breach or surety of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance on the sessions of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House they shall not be questioned in any other place.”

The Senator was arrested on January 6, by a Kentucky state trooper, just after 9 pm — on the opening day of the legislative session. Smith was charged with DUI and speeding 20 mph over the posted limit.

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Tara Kyle, Widow Of Chris Kyle, Surprised With Special Gift From Sniper Group

What a wonderful gift of support.

Via The Blaze:

Taya Kyle, the widow of legendary Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, made an appearance at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas on Friday to support AmericanSnipers.org. But she was unaware that the group had planned a surprise that would leave her at a loss for words.

AmericanSnipers.org, a non-profit that provides gear to military snipers, raffled off several firearms used by the men and women in uniform, including a replica of the McMillan .338 Lapua Chris Kyle used in combat.

The gun raffle — including the rifle signed by Taya Kyle — raised over $62,000.

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Illegal Immigration Advocates Heckle Speakers At Iowa Freedom Summit

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Yes, yes we will deport your families, it’s called being here illegally!

Via Daily Mail:

Illegal immigration jumped to the front of Iowa conservatives’ minds on Saturday when a group of protesters heckled two potential presidential candidates for disagreeing with President Barack Obama’s recent moves on the subject.

‘If you become president, will you deport our families?’ the group of eight shouted over and over from the balcony, after former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke about how he had mobilized his state’s National Guard troops to patrol America’s southern border.

One was heard shouting ‘We are Americans!’

Security at the Iowa Freedom Summit escorted them out with their signs, which read ‘DEPORTABLE?’ – but not before the near-capacity audience drowned them out by applauding and cheering nonstop for two minutes.

Perry kept talking, but no one could hear him.

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‘Migrant Rights’ Advocate Urges Vermont DMV Not To Investigate Illegals

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Illegal aliens from other States are taking advantage of Vermont’s driving privileges for illegals. The illegals aren’t respecting Vermont’s borders and laws.

Via Watchdog

Vermont’s transportation secretary says she’s doing her job, but accusations from an outspoken immigrant rights activist have the transportation chief on the defensive over her investigation of illegals.

“We have 13 documented cases of people who live and work in Vermont being caught up in the DMV’s collaboration with ICE, resulting in irreversible damage to those people’s lives,” Migrant Justice’s Brendan O’Neill told Vermont Watchdog.

O’Neill, who helped convince lawmakers to pass a bill granting driver’s privilege cards to illegals in 2013, now claims a DMV investigation involving out-of-state illegals is harming innocent migrants.

“The irreversible damage is that people who have families and lives established in Vermont have spent months in jail and are in deportation proceedings because they went to get a license,” O’Neill said. “These are people who simply followed the proper and legal steps to get a Vermont driver’s license.”

Whether it was proper and legal for migrants to apply for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards is under investigation.

This month, investigators at the Agency of Transportation Department of Motor Vehicles revealed that 130 applications at the Bennington DMV office were filled out using false address information. When the applicants arrived in person to take their driver’s tests, investigators learned many of the migrants were from out of state. Some applicants said they paid $2,000 in New York City for help obtaining the cards.

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“Repeal Every Word!” Potential 2016 Gop Rivals Hammer Obamacare, IRS At Iowa Freedom Summit

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Conservative heavyweights joined with up-and-comers in hammering President Obama Saturday over everything from the health care law to his immigration policies as they played to a sold-out Iowa crowd in what amounted to the opening bell of the Republican presidential campaign.

They spoke at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, held in the first-in-the-nation caucus state at a time when big-name Republicans are getting close to announcing whether they’ll seek the presidency.

While nobody at the summit has definitively declared a 2016 bid, nearly a dozen of the summit’s speakers are flirting with one. Testing their message on the conservative Iowa crowd, they took a hard line in their prescriptions for the country.

“The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told the fired-up audience.

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Australian Actor Rebel Wilson To Play Muslim Woman In R-rated Sacha Baron Cohen Comedy

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I heard she has a tattoo of Mohamed on her left arse cheek.

Via AWW

Australian actor Rebel Wilson is due to appear in an R-rated comedy this May in which she plays a young woman who does ‘scandalous’ things while wearing a burqa.

The ribald sex scenes were shot before the Charlie Hebdo massacre, in which Islamic extremist murdered four Paris cartoonists for making jokes about Islam.

In an interview with The Weekly conducted last December, Rebel said no offence was meant, and that none should be taken.

“It’s MA15-Plus and it’s scandalous,” she said, of her performance as Dawnie in Grimsby, a film made by her friend, Sacha Baron Cohen.

“One hundred per cent, you will not be disappointed in the outrageous nature of that movie.

“Just so you know, it’s not actually 
me that’s naked in that film. That’s the body of a South African burlesque dancer

“Anyway, Sacha has said I might need extra security when the movie comes out. There is a scandalous bit, quite controversial, where I wear a burqa.

“Obviously, I don’t mean any offence to Muslims. I asked my Muslim friend, ‘Do you think this is alright, to tell the joke we’re telling?

“And she said yeah. But she’s pretty liberal and lives in New York. So who knows? But it is a joke and no offence meant.

“But however bad it is,” Rebel continued, “I’m following it up with being a full-grown, female panda in Kung Fu Panda III, which is a proper family movie.”[…]

Wilson is one of Hollywood’s brightest new stars, having burst into consciousness with an hilarious performance as Fat Amy from Tasmania in Pitch Perfect just two years ago.

Now she can barely move for the scripts being thrown her way.

In her interview with the Weekly, Rebel says she’s particularly proud to be “the first Australian woman to really break into comedy in the US. I think I can say that I am and that’s been amazing.

“I mean, at first, they were intrigued, like, ‘How does a girl like you [not being a size four] become an actress?’ Then they were like, ‘But actually, we have nobody else like you’. Because I write,
I produce and I’m an actress, and I had a background in improv and stand-up, and I had all the bases covered.

“So, of course, I’m still learning, but they were like, ‘For somebody so young, you have so much experience and we can use that’.”

Besides being one of the busiest actors in the game, Rebel is arguably one of the most intriguing. Her name really is Rebel (one of her siblings is called Ryot, as in Riot); she was raised in a family of dog breeders (despite being allergic to dogs) and she is related to Walt Disney (which gives her special privileges at Disneyland.)

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