Obama: Lying Republicans “Obfuscate And Bamboozle”…

Name-calling is the only thing this clown is good at.

Via The Hill:

President Obama appeared at a fundraiser Wednesday at the home of “Scandal” creator Shonda Rimes and used the popular political thriller to speak about Washington.

“No offense, Scandal is a great show,” Obama said at the fundraiser before a crowd that included the show’s actress Kerry Washington.”But it’s not necessarily something we want to be living out.”

Speaking at the fundraiser, Obama tore into the Republican party saying that it “has been taken over by people who just don’t believe in government.”

Republicans he said “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true — that was a euphemism,” he said to laughter.

Protesters Gather Where Maryland Governor Wants Illegal Aliens

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Not a hot bed of right wing extremists in Annapolis, Maryland. Are you getting this LSM?

Via Watchdog

They protested at the intersection of West Street and Route 2 in Annapolis, a short drive from the governor’s mansion, where Martin O’Malley is seeking to bring illegal immigrant children, who crossed the southern border and landed in to Maryland.

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Turkey’s Islamist PM Erdogan: Israel A “Terror State”…

Same guy who funds jihadist group in Syria.

Via CNN:

In an interview recorded Wednesday with CNN’s Becky Anderson (@beckycnn), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of being a “terror state,” saying that the country’s operation in Gaza was “creating a wave of terror.”

Erdogan also denied that the governments of Turkey or Qatar were involved in the funding of Hamas’ terrorist activities, saying the only support his country is offering to the people of Gaza is humanitarian.

“Qatar’s cooperation with Turkey has always been to be on the side of the persecuted and to support them through humanitarian aid. This is what’s being done.”

CNN Poll: Only 18% Of Americans Say They Are Better Off Because Of Obamacare…

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What are the odds the vast majority of the 18% have EBT cards and food stamps?

Via Washington Examiner:

Eighteen percent of Americans, or fewer than one in five, say they or someone in their family is better off because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll by CNN. Nearly twice that number, 35 percent, say they or someone in their family is worse off. A larger group, 46 percent, say they are about the same after Obamacare as before.

In nearly all demographic categories — age, income, education, etc. — more people say they are worse off because of Obamacare than say they are better off.

For example, one might expect respondents with incomes below $50,000 to be somewhat likely to say Obamacare has helped them. And that is the case: 21 percent say they are better off because of the Affordable Care Act. But 35 percent say they are worse off. (Forty-four percent are the same.)

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Colleges Seek To Recruit More Native American Students

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AKA the Liz Warren recruitment drive.

Via GF Trib

Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.

The 17-year-old was reminded of the tough decision he’ll face next year when he participated in a weeklong celebration in March of his cousin’s Kinaalda, a hallowed Navajo ceremony marking a girl’s transition into womanhood.

“I’m afraid because it’s really hard to leave my family,” he said, noting that college would mean he’d be away from taking part in the same rite for his little sister and participating in other important tribal ceremonies.

To reach students like Watson with higher education aspirations, a growing number of universities are offering programs to recruit and prepare Native American students for a transition to college life that can bring on a wrenching emotional conflict as they straddle two worlds.

Missing culture, family

Many young Native Americans find themselves divided by their desire for a higher education and the drive to stay close to home to hold onto a critical part of their identity. Sometimes, families discourage children from pursuing college, fearing once they leave the reservation they won’t come back.

That was the case with Watson’s mother — his grandmother encouraged her to stay home and carry on the family tradition of pottery-making.

“These students could be in a classroom with hundreds of kids and no one will be like them, so it’s really good for these programs to pull all of these kids together,” said Ahniwake Rose, the director of the National Indian Education Association.

“Moving to college for these kids is taking them so far away from their homes. On top of that, we still have so many first-generation students and their parents can’t give them any idea of what college is like,” Rose said.

Dozens have implemented mini-college boot camps, including the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale and Duke.

Last week, Watson found himself at the University of California, Riverside, where he was joined by other students, including some as young as 12.

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John Kerry To Mother of Fallen Israeli Soldier: “How’s Your Day?”…

He could be dumber than Biden.

Via Free Beacon:

Taking a break in Jerusalem today from his attempt to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry visited with the parents of Max Steinberg, a 24-year-old Los Angeles native and IDF soldier who was killed in action in Gaza. [...]

“How’s your day?” Kerry asked as he sat down. “How’s your day?” Evie [Steinberg's mother] asked back. “My day’s going better than yours,” he said.

Pro-Palestinian Hack On MSNBC: Claims That Hamas Uses Human Shields Is a “Racist” Myth…

I suppose playing the race card on MSNBC is a no-brainer when you’re trying to defend terrorists.

Via NRO:

“It’s unfortunate we can hear Israeli spokespeople who are speaking on behalf of a military force that is inflicting massive civilian casualties on the ground stand here in front of your viewers and essentially blame the victims for their own deaths, I think there’s something fundamentally wrong and, in fact, racist about that argument.”

Jesse Ventura Trial: Who’s Telling The Truth? Jury Gets Case

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It takes a sick deranged media seeking person to sue a widow. Update to this story.

Via Twin Cities Pioneer Press

It would take 11 witnesses and a decorated Navy SEAL lying under oath for Jesse Ventura’s defamation claims against Chris Kyle to hold up, defense attorneys said Tuesday.

Ventura’s lawyers argued that the accounts of those witnesses were so full of holes and inconsistencies that it’s not hard to see how they got it wrong. Deciding the case in the former Minnesota governor’s favor, they said, would help make things right.

The two sides made their closing arguments Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul before handing off the two-week-long trial to a jury of six men and four women.

Jurors got the case about noon and broke for the day just before 4:30 p.m. without reaching a verdict. They’ll resume deliberations Wednesday morning.

The verdict must be unanimous.

At issue is whether Kyle, a SEAL sniper-turned-author, fabricated a story that he punched out Ventura at a Coronado, Calif., bar in 2006.

Kyle wrote in his 2012 bestseller “American Sniper” that he slugged a celebrity he dubbed “Scruff Face” at the bar after the man badmouthed fallen soldiers at a war hero’s wake.

Ventura, who was at the bar for a reunion of his own Navy class, said that never happened. He sued Kyle after he was outed as “Scruff Face” in promotional interviews for the book and continued the lawsuit against Kyle’s estate after Kyle was shot to death at a Texas gun range last year.

Jurors were instructed to focus their deliberations on whether Ventura made offensive statements — that he hated America, that SEALs were killing innocent people in Iraq and that they deserved to lose men at war.

For Ventura to win, the jury must find three things: that the story was defamatory, that it was false and that Kyle knew it was false or had serious doubts about its truth.

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Biden: Hey, This Economy Is Kicking Some Ass!…

Then again, Biden is actually dumb enough to believe this.

Via Breitbart:

On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden declared that America’s jobs picture is brighter than ever.

“Businesses are hiring at historic rates, with 52 consecutive months of net private sector job growth,” said Biden in the newly released report supporting the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 1998, which President Obama signed on Tuesday. [...]

Obama and Biden’s efforts to cast a positive light on America’s jobs outlook, however, may face headwinds with voters. As the New York Times noted, “In fact, part-time jobs accounted for two-thirds of all new jobs in June.” What’s more, economist Ben Casselman of Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight states, “For the 49th time in 50 months, more jobseekers gave up looking than found work.”

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Obama Tells Dem Donors, “You’re Chronicling The Slow Deterioration Of Barack Obama”…

We noticed.

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama told a group of Democratic fundraisers that they’re “chronicling the slow deterioration of Barack Obama” at a Wednesday event in California.

The luncheon, sponsored by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was hosted by real estate mogul George Marcus at his home in California’s Los Altos Hills. Tickets started at $10,000, with a VIP option available for just $32,400 — the maximum amount an individual can contribute to the DCCC in one year.

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GOP Rep. Frank Wolf Accuses Islamic State Of Genocide Against Christians…

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Via CNSNews:

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) accused the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) of genocide for “systematically targeting Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq for extinction” during an impassioned speech on the House floor Tuesday.

Wolf – who earned an international reputation as a champion of human rights for his humanitarian efforts in China, Tibet, Sudan, Afghanistan and other countries during his 34 years in Congress – told his House colleagues that “I believe that what is happening to the Christian community in Iraq is genocide. I also believe it is ‘a crime against humanity’.”

“Last Thursday, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, more commonly referred to as ISIS, gave the few remaining Christians in Mosul until Saturday to leave or be killed,” Wolf said.

He added that “on June 16th, for the first time in 1,600 years, there was no Mass said in Mosul.” Prior to the U.S. invasion in 2003, some 130,000 Christians lived in Mosul, where the Prophet Jonah is believed to be buried. However, only 2,000 are estimated to remain there today.

Obama Tells Black Youths There’s Nothing Wrong With “Acting White”…

Which is true, but if a white Republican said this they’d be slammed as a racist.

OBAMA: There’s no contradiction between knowing your culture — the traditional cultures out of which your families come, but also being part of the larger culture.

And I think that one of the things — this is true not just for Native Americans, but it’s also true for African Americans.  Sometimes African Americans, in communities where I’ve worked, there’s been the notion of “acting white” — which sometimes is overstated, but there’s an element of truth to it, where, okay, if boys are reading too much, then, well, why are you doing that? Or why are you speaking so properly?

And the notion that there’s some authentic way of being black, that if you’re going to be black you have to act a certain way and wear a certain kind of clothes, that has to go.  (Applause.)  Because there are a whole bunch of different ways for African American men to be authentic.

HT: Keith Koffler

State Dept. Official: “ISIS Is No Longer A Terrorist Organization, It Is Now A Full-Blown Army”…

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According to Obama and his advisors al-Qaeda went from being “on the path to defeat” to having a standing army.

Via CNS News:

A State Department official who just returned from a seven-week trip to Iraq, said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – or the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) – is no longer just a terrorist group.

“ISIL is no longer simply a terrorist organization,” Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S. Department of State, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday. “It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigress and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”

ISIS continues to expand its hold on territory in Iraq, including overtaking the city of Mosul on June 10. Since then, the Sunni extremists have targeted Christians who are reportedly being told they have three choices: Convert to Islam, pay a fine or be killed. As a result, most, if not all, Christians have fled the city.

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Jihadi Work Accident: Six Taliban Fighters Killed When Suicide Bomber’s Explosives Prematurely Detonate…

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Feel good story of the day.

Via Gazzetta:

. . .In Pastori in the southwest province of Paktika, meanwhile, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive prematurely, killing himself and five comrades and wounding seven others, the Pajhwok news agency said. There was no immediate comment from the Taliban on the own-goal blast.

UK: Muslim Teachers Claim Boston Bombing Was A Hoax, Call Gays “Animals”…

Via Daily Mail:

Teachers at the centre of the ‘Trojan Horse’ plot to takeover Birmingham schools exchanged messages that the murder of soldier Lee Rigby was a hoax, it emerged today.

A damning report into Birmingham schools has unearthed ‘compelling evidence’ of an attempt by a group of hardline Muslims ‘to gain control of governing bodies’, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said.

The investigation, led by former anti-terror chief Peter Clarke, revealed details of a WhatsApp group called The Park View Brotherhood which also included a description of homosexuals as ‘animals’ with ‘satanic ways’. [...]

One post above a YouTube link attributed to someone identified as Teacher L on 24 May last year said: ‘ATTACK ON ISLAM! Plz watch and share ASAP before they remove it!!!!! London butcher incident; It’s is a hoax And this is the link to reveal it.’

A message sent by Teacher C on 19 April said: ‘Watch PROOF! Boston Marathon Bombing is Staged Terror Attack on YouTube.’

The ‘core contributors’ to the group were identified as mainly teachers at either Park View School or other schools within the Park View Educational Trust and all were men.

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California Nanny State Dems Pass Bill To Limit Full-Contact Football Practice, Banned In Offseason…

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The Nanny State knows best.

Via WaPo:

California lawmakers have a new plan to make football safer for young players: Put a time limit on tackling.

Under a law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), youth football teams are allowed just three hours of full-contact play per week during the season. In the off-season, full-contact play is not allowed at all.

The law will also delay an injured player’s return to the field. Players who are suspected of head injuries cannot play for the rest of that day and must obtain approval form a medical professional before going back into a game.

Democratic Assemblyman Ken Cooley, who drafted the legislation, said it will reduce the risk of lasting brain damage among middle-school and high-school players.

Study: Socialists Twice As Likely To Cheat, Ideology Has A “Lasting Impact On Basic Morality”…

Dem Sen. John Walsh nods sadly in agreement.

Via CNS News:

Individuals exposed to socialism were twice as likely to cheat as those who had not been in a socialist system, says a new study from a collaboration between Duke University and the University of Munich. “The longer individuals were exposed to socialism, the more likely they were to cheat on our task.”

Researchers compared 259 participants’ willingness to lie and cheat by playing a simple game that could earn them $8. Every game player was asked to throw a pair of dice 40 times and record every roll of the dice on paper. Those with the highest tallies would have the highest payoff. Players had to commit to write down the number on either the top or the bottom of the dice. Since they didn’t have to say which side they had chosen, it was easy to cheat by rolling the dice and then pretending the higher number was the side they had chosen. [...]

“We interpret our findings as evidence that the political regime of socialism has a lasting impact on citizens’ basic morality,” say the study’s authors Ariely, Garcia-Rada, Hornuf and Mann.

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AFL-CIO Union Boss Demands Companies Show Their Patriotism By Paying More Taxes…

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Only libs would consider paying higher taxes patriotic, just don’t ask them to do the same.

Via Daily Caller:

The AFL-CIO demanded Tuesday that a tax loophole that benefits U.S. corporations competing in foreign markets get closed.

The practice known as corporate inversion allows U.S.-based companies to avoid some taxes by moving their headquarters to a foreign country where taxes are less demanding.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka called the practice “a gaping, unpatriotic tax loophole” in a statement and demanded “Congress to close it and end this outrageous practice.”

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Montana Dem Senator Busted Plagiarizing His Master’s Degree Thesis From US Army War College…

You can pretty much guarantee the GOP will now pick up Montana’s Senate seat, prior to today’s scandal Walsh was down double-digits to Steve Daines.

WASHINGTON — Democrats were thrilled when John Walsh of Montana was appointed to the United States Senate in February. A decorated veteran of the Iraq war and former adjutant general of his state’s National Guard, Mr. Walsh offered the Democratic Party something it frequently lacks: a seasoned military man.

On the campaign trail this year, Mr. Walsh, 53, has made his military service a main selling point. Still wearing his hair close-cropped, he notes he was targeted for killing by Iraqi militants and says his time in uniform informs his views on a range of issues.

But one of the highest-profile credentials of Mr. Walsh’s 33-year military career appears to have been improperly attained. An examination of the final paper required for Mr. Walsh’s master’s degree from the United States Army War College indicates the senator appropriated at least a quarter of his thesis on American Middle East policy from other authors’ works, with no attribution. [...]

Most strikingly, each of the six recommendations Mr. Walsh laid out at the conclusion of his 14-page paper, titled “The Case for Democracy as a Long Term National Strategy,” is taken nearly word-for-word without attribution from a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace document on the same topic.

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Biden Tries To Frighten Blacks During NAACP Speech: Racist Republicans Trying To Take Away Your Right To Vote…

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One minor problem, a recent study found voter ID laws INCREASE black voter turnout.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called “a hailstorm” of measures to restrict citizens’ ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party’s base before the midterm elections.

In a 31-minute speech to the civil rights group’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Biden said there have been 83 attempts this year alone in 29 states to restrict voting rights. The measures stiffen requirements on identification needed to vote, or limit or end early voting.

“These moves to limit the right to vote are nothing more than pure politics, masquerading as attempts to combat corruption where there is none,” Biden said.

Civil rights groups complain the measures make it harder for minorities to vote because they have less access to identification and depend more on early voting. Biden said if the laws had been in effect during the 2012 election and only six percent of black voters who cast their ballots had been unable to vote, President Obama would have lost Florida rather than narrowly winning the state.