Because they’re the Obamas, that’s why.
The White House released the menu of President Obama’s Thanksgiving menu as he dined with his family at the White House.
The dessert menu included six kinds of pie: banana cream pie, coconut cream pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, and cherry pie.
The royal family are the Kim Kardashians of Britain, famous for doing nothing.
Via Weekly Standard:
You won’t find the British royals in the holy land. Elliott Abrams calls it, “The bizarre story of the refusal of British royals to visit Israel, while they are constantly in the Arab world, continues.”
“[T]he Queen has never set foot in Israel and Prince Charles set foot there briefly only once, for the Rabin funeral,” Abrams, a former deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration,observes.
“By contrast, in just the month of November 2014 we found Prince Andrew and Prince Harry at what the Foreign Office must have considered a diplomatic necessity: the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Prince Andrew also visited Saudi Arabia (at the request of the Foreign Office, it was announced).
Let the Black Friday brawls begin!
I get the feeling St. Swisher’s mom isn’t being honest with us.
HOSTIN: “what do you say to those people that did loot and riot in your son’s name?”
McSPADDEN: “I say that they didn’t do it in my son’s name, because that’s not what we’re — that we are about. Some people are out there now angry for their own reasons.
Then again, when are Muslims not infuriated?
Via Daily Star:
POP babe Beyoncé sparked fury last night when she donned an Islamic-style veil in her latest video.
The megastar was seen sporting the niqab in the promo for her Superpower duet with Frank Ocean, 27.
But religious activists accused her of disrespecting Islam by pairing the headgear with a flesh-flashing outfit.
Now she has started a fresh storm with Twitter user Karesa Warner saying: “Dear Beyonce: Do you think you’re going to get away with wearing a version of Islamic head-dress, niqab, while promoting your Demonic music?”
Dina added: “Quoting our holy Quran and dressing in a niqab isn’t a fashion statement you dumb beyonce.”
“I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn.”
Via Right Scoop:
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson wrote a very honest assessment of how he feels about what happened in Ferguson between Darren Wilson and Michael Brown as well as the larger implications. It has now gone viral on facebook and I couldn’t agree more with the ending:
At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:
I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.
I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.
I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.
I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.
What were liberals saying about this again?
Last week, I wrote an article arguing that voter ID laws don’t swing many elections.
This week, the Brennan Center for Justice says I have it “wrong” on voter ID. Yet, oddly, it’s hard to find a place we disagree.
As the Brennan Center puts it in the second sentence of their article: “Yes, it is likely rare for an election to be close enough for voter ID laws to swing the outcome.”
The Brennan Center instead disputes my contention that studies tend to “overstate the number of voters who truly lack identification.”
My position on the matter, setting aside whether the laws are a cynical attempt to disenfranchise Democratic voters, is based on these facts: Many studies do not use robust matching techniques when comparing state voter registration and licensing databases (and robust matching, even when used, isn’t perfect); and many studies fail to match voter registration files with alternative forms of identification, like United States passports or military identification.
The studies with the most sensational and widely publicized findings have generally failed to do these things. The most famous of these was a study finding that 758,000 of Pennsylvania’s registered voters lacked identification. It caused liberals to wonder whether voter ID laws could steal elections. The result was publicized by the Brennan Center, but more rigorous studies have since cut that figure nearly in half.
Really? They couldn’t find a picture of the troops?
He can’t even keep ego out of a turkey pardon. Meanwhile, the Obama daughters looked thrilled to be there (not) and, I’m not their parent, but really, they need longer skirts.
Thanks to the media and other agitators/community activists, Officer Wilson will not have a normal life.
Darren Wilson was mowing his lawn Aug. 19 — 10 days after he’d shot an
unarmed teenager — when he got a call telling him that his address was popping up in online reports. He quickly packed up his belongings and moved in with a relative, somebody who didn’t have the same last name. By nightfall, media members were outside the house.
Wilson then spent about a week with one of his attorneys, Greg Kloeppel, until finally he moved into what his legal team now calls the “quote-unquote permanent location,” which they declined to disclose. Wilson hasn’t been back to his ranch-style home since he stopped cutting the grass midway through.
“You want to buy a house?” another Wilson attorney, James Towey, asked.
Wilson’s four-person legal team spoke with The Washington Post on Wednesday about their strategies during a 3 1/2- month period from which Wilson emerged facing no criminal charges but also contending with a lost career and reputation. They said that their client, who had become nationally a “poster child for bad race relations,” was the perfect legal weapon behind the scenes: He stayed silent publicly, and when he spoke to investigators and jurors, his version of events remained consistent.[…]
In the first weeks after the shooting, Wilson retained hope that he would be able to reclaim his job as an officer. Although the Ferguson department hasn’t yet officially determined Wilson’s future, the decision makes little difference, Wilson’s attorneys said. He won’t be returning to that police department or any other.
“At first [his thinking] was, ‘I want to go back, I’m a cop, I want to still be a cop,’ ” attorney Danielle Thompson said. “It took some time for him to realize that wasn’t exactly going to be what happened.”
Towey added: “I think I expressed to him, ‘Do you realize your first call [back on the job] will be to a blind alley where you’re executed?’ He took a pause for a minute, thought about it and said, ‘Oh.’ That is the reality.”
Crowds in line for the black Friday sales are interfering with the looting and rioting.
Via Philly Com
Hollywood leaders are supporting a nationwide protest of the Ferguson grand jury decision Monday not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, under the social media hashtag #BlackoutFriday and organized through the collective Blackout for Human Rights.
“Fruitvale Station” director Ryan Coogler, “Selma” helmer Ava DuVernay, “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams, Russell Simmons, Michael B. Jordan and others have voiced their support for Blackout Friday, an effort to “make Black Friday (November 28, 2014) a nationwide day of action and retail boycott.”
“Blackout will be organizing grassroots events, nationwide, for people to come out and show their solidarity in the fight for equal human rights,” read the website. […]
DuVernay will moderate a Q&A session Friday following a screening series presented by African American Film Festival Releasing Movement at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, which will feature “Fruitvale Station,” DuVernay’s “Middle of Nowhere” and “25 to Life.”
See more of the video here, from Right Scoop, including the arson and the woman saving the store.
This is the store that Michael Brown stole the cigarillos from, strong arming the owner, as Brown tried to get away. It was hit twice before, but was attacked a third time on the night of the grand jury decision. You can see in the video people with a plan going to great effort to get in, past boards and bars to destroy the store. Then, a man very deliberately spreads accelerant around and lights it on fire. He sprays more accelerant on the fire before he flees the store.
A woman, described as a local frequent customer of the store, courageously rushes in and pours milk on it to put it out, otherwise the store might have gone up.
According to the attorney for the store, Jay Kanzler, the store through the various attacks has suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and loss, and they have set up a gofundme account “Ferguson Market Fund” to help out the store.
Picture of the Patel family cleaning up their store:
Typical strawman. No one is objecting to immigration, people are objecting to ILLEGAL immigration and a president who not only condones the breaking of the law, but assists in it, by violating the Constitution, Mr. President. Not to mention that “Native Americans” are not a static entity, all of them were immigrants as well.
Via The Independent:
President Obama quite succinctly summed up the absurdity of the Republicans’ issues with his immigration reform in Chicago yesterday, arguing that perhaps the only people who can legitimately be pissed off about illegal immigrants are Native Americans.
Returning to his hometown to speak, the president tried to place his recent executive action, which saved five million immigrants from deportation, within a great American tradition of welcoming foreigners.
“If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave there have been periods where the folks who were already here have said, ‘Well I don’t want those folks,'” he said. “Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.”
Compared to Barry’s remarks on his favorite holiday
Newly elected Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) delivered the Republican Thanksgiving Day address on Thursday, emphasizing his gratitude for the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
“For many, there will be no homecoming this week. From Afghanistan to Iraq to Korea, our troops continue to patrol the world to bring peace and security for us all. From Marines in Liberia to sailors across the oceans to airmen over the Asian skies to the sentinels standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, these troops will sacrifice the comforts of family and home so we can enjoy them. To each of you, on behalf of the people of a grateful nation, I extend our deepest thanks for your honorable and faithful service.”