Round #191 by my count.
Via the pool report:
Admit it. You all made small-dollar bets that POTUS would be playing golf today. And … you would be right! We are at the Farm Neck Golf Club at 1:13 pm. and POTUS is hitting the links again.
The White House sends the following: Partners:
The only time Obama moves faster than this is when Reggie rings the doorbell.
Keep telling yourself that, guys.
… Zoller Seitz’s story lays bare a reality that we have seen play out over and over again: A white person can get away with a lot if they claim that they were scared of a person of color. White people and law enforcement are allowed to fear for their lives — even if that so-called fear is based on racist perceptions about black and brown criminality or, more often, nothing at all.
A grand jury was seated on Wednesday to consider the circumstances surrounding the killing of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot six times by Darren Wilson, a white cop. If the case eventually goes to court, no doubt one of the questions that will be put before the jury is whether Wilson could have reasonably feared for his life during his confrontation with Brown. While witnesses to the shooting have indicated that Brown had his hands up in surrender when he was fatally shot, others — mostly other cops — have suggested that Brown charged at Wilson and that the “genesis of [the shooting] was a physical confrontation.” [...]
Brown’s friend Dorian Johnson, who was with Brown at the time he was killed, told MSNBC that the police instigated the confrontation. That they were just walking in the street, and almost home when Wilson approached. “I saw the barrel of the gun pointed at my friend,” he said. “Then I saw the fire come out of the barrel.”
Johnson said he feared for his life. There’s no reason to doubt that Brown felt the same way. But are teens like Johnson and Brown allowed to fear for their lives? And who poses a more credible threat? A teenager allegedly armed with a lifted pack of cigarillos or a cop with a gun and a willingness to use deadly force? It seems we are offered the answer to such questions with an alarming frequency. And with the outcome of this week’s grand jury hearing on Wilson’s decision to shoot and kill an unarmed teen looming, Brown’s parents, the residents of Ferguson and the rest of the nation prepare themselves to have that question answered once again.
I’m shocked the people who vote for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders aren’t big fans of Israel… OK, maybe I’m not that shocked.
Their attempts at taking the Islam out of Islamic terrorism is comical to say the least.
Via CNS News:
[W]hen pressed by reporters for details on what the United States expects from the other governments in the Middle East, Harf refused to go into specifics on how the administration is working with other countries to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS.
“Clearly there’s more we can all do to fight ISIL,” she said.
Harf also emphasized the administration’s view that ISIS does not accurately represent the religion of Islam as a whole.
“ISIL does not operate in the name of any religion. The president has been very clear about that, and the more we can underscore that, the better,” Harf said.
Wait, when did Chris Matthews start writing for Salon?
And by “change” he means trumped up charges against Officer Darren Wilson.
Via Fox News:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured residents in suburban St. Louis that “change is coming” in the wake of the controversial police shooting that has rocked the community and triggered days of protests and riots.
The attorney general spoke as he visited the area Wednesday to meet with community leaders as well as law enforcement officers and federal investigators – who are conducting their own probe into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
To the backdrop of Holder’s visit, new details were emerging about the case. One source close to the department’s top brass told FoxNews.com that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, suffered severe facial injuries and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun.
Meanwhile, Holder vowed that federal investigators would aggressively conduct their probe, while local law enforcement do the same.
You won’t be surprised to learn the media scrubbed the race of the attackers.
Via American Thinker:
To the four clean-cut college freshman out on a double date, it had seemed like a typical McDonald’s: spanking clean, well-lighted, and safe. It was in a good neighborhood too, right next to Texas A&M University in College Station — a campus known for its friendly atmosphere and official down-home greeting: “howdy.”
Shortly after 2 A.M. that Sunday, they pulled into the parking lot of so-called “University McDonald’s” and beheld a scene unlike anything portrayed in all those wholesome McDonald’s television commercials. Before them, hundreds of young black males were loitering about, some without shirts.
Other local residents — the more cynical and world-weary, both whites and most blacks — would have taken one look at the crowd and driven off, dismissing many of the young and posturing black males as thugs. But not them: innocent white kids from the suburbs. They presumed this was post-racial America — and that they were in an easy-going college town.
Twenty minutes later, two of them were dead.
Incredibly, the race of the assailants was scrubbed from local news coverage; and utterly missing from tersely written wire-service stories about a Brazos County jury’s whopping $27 million negligence verdict on July 30 against “University McDonald’s” — an outlet owned by the Oak Brook, Illinois-based fast-food giant.
A Democrat accusing Republicans of being racists is about as shocking as saying water is wet.
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) believes that “too many” House Republicans are “appalling” bigots.
In a Wednesday interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos, Wasserman Schultz argued for a pathway to citizenship for all of the country’s illegal immigrants. [...]
“The Republicans have not only played politics with this for too long, but I think deeply embedded in too many of the Republicans in the House of Representatives is a thread of bigotry that is appalling,” Wasserman Schultz said.
Kill them, keep on killing them until you’ve killed the last one, then kill his pet goat.
HT: Free Beacon
Holder didn’t see that coming. Previous story.
A federal judge ordered President Obama’s team to hand over some documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious and to provide a list of withheld documents.
Once House Republicans see the list of withheld documents, they will have a chance to challenge the withholding of particular documents.
“This Administration has been so intent on hiding the contents of these documents that it allowed Attorney General Holder to be held in contempt instead of just turning them over to Congress,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said of the ruling. “The privilege log will bring us closer to finding out why the Justice Department hid behind false denials in the wake of reckless conduct that contributed to the violent deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and countless Mexican citizens.”
How clueless is the left when it comes to guns? . . . This clueless.