Report: DOJ To Accuse Ferguson Police Of Funding Their Department With Racist Traffic Stops…


Holder last seen grinning ear to ear.

Via The Hill:

The Justice Department will soon release a report condemning the Ferguson, Mo., police department for actions that helped to foster bitterness within the city’s black community ahead of last year’s high-profile shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer, according to The New York Times.

The report will point a finger at police for targeting black residents during traffic stops and using those fines to make up a significant portion of the budget, the newspaper reported. The Times reports that the Justice Department could release those findings this week. If the department doesn’t make clear strides to change its policies, it could face a federal civil rights lawsuit.

Racial tension in Ferguson came to a head last summer after then-officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in an altercation. A grand jury declined to charge Wilson, finding his use of force was justified. But many civil rights activists and others in the black community believe Wilson overreacted and that Brown didn’t pose a true threat to him.

Pic Of The Day: John Kerry Meets With Russian FM, Has A Case Of The Sads…

Horse face having a bad day.

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Leftist Protesters Call For Genocide Against Israel Outside AIPAC, Scream “Baby Killers!”…

The woman you see wearing pink and holding a banner in the first four seconds of this video is the founder of Code Pink, Medea Benjamin.

HT: Jorge Bonilla

Dem Sen. Barbara Mikulski To Retire…

You won’t be missed, Barbara.


Oops, used wrong picture.

Via CNN:

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving female senator in history, will retire at the end of her term, CNN has learned.

The Democrat will make the announcement Monday morning in her hometown of Baltimore.

Mikulski is known as the “Dean” of the Senate women — helping forge bipartisan relationships for decades that often result in compromise.

Until Democrats lost control of the Senate, she was the chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

Code Pink Claims Dems Boycotting Netanyahu Speech Will Lead To “Demise” Of Israel, Or Something…

Code Pink still living in an Israel-free fantasy land.

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Artist Who Painted Bill Clinton’s Official Portrait Says He Included Secret Monica Lewinsky Reference…


Odds are Bubba doesn’t care.

Via WaPo:

A cursory glance at the official painting of President Bill Clinton that hangs in the National Portrait Gallery would easily miss an ode to the lowest point of his presidency — Monica Lewinsky.

But it’s there, the artist revealed in an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News. Philadelphia area painter Nelson Shanks cunningly included a shadow over the fireplace cast from a blue dress on a mannequin.

Shanks said painting Clinton was his hardest assignment because “he is probably the most famous liar of all time.” So he added the nod to the Lewinsky scandal because it had cast a shadow over Clinton’s presidency.

“He and his administration did some very good things, of course,” Shanks said, “but I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind, and it is subtly incorporated in the painting.” He told the Daily News:

“If you look at the left-hand side of it there’s a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things. t actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.”

Perverted Old Man Jokes About How He Gropes Women…


If this doofus was a Republican the left would have lynched him by now.

Via Red Alert:

So does he. Politico captured the vice president joking about that now-infamous moment, telling an audience, “I just want you to know that I will not be offended if you don’t want to, but I’m gonna be in that room if anybody wants a photograph.”

“I would not blame you if you didn’t,” he added.

Some of Biden’s greatest hits:





And he goes both ways:


Statue Honoring Murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Unveiled In Arizona

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R.I.P., good sir. Thank you for your service.

Via Fox:

A statue honoring murdered United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was unveiled Saturday at the now re-named Brian Terry Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona.

“That iconic image of Brian carrying his BordTac team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination, his attention to detail, his love for the Border Patrol and his love for his fellow agents,” Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, said.

Terry’s family established the Brian Terry Foundation to honor his memory and create a legacy in his name. The foundation provides emotional and financial assistance for U.S. Border Patrol agents and their families.

Terry was killed in a 2010 gun fight between border patrol agents and members of a gang attempting to steal marijuana from smugglers. Authorities later determined that the gang’s weapons were part of the Justice Department’s botched “gun-walking” program Operation Fast and Furious.

Netanyahu Tells Huge AIPAC Crowd He Has A “Moral obligation To Speak Out” Against Obama’s Nuke Deal With Iran…


Netanyahu twisting the knife… love it!

Via PJ Media:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu rocked the house at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee mega-conference in Washington this morning, teasing his speech to a joint session of Congress tomorrow to focus on his rift with the administration over “the best way to prevent Iran from developing those weapons.”

Netanyahu received a standing ovation from the crowd at the mere mention of his name by AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr, who introduced the prime minister.

And he received thunderous applause, cheers, and an extended standing ovation befitting a rock star when he finally took the stage before the packed crowd of 16,000.

“As prime minister of Israel I have a moral obligation to speak out about these dangers while there’s still time to avert them,” he said of Iran, which “envelops the entire world with its tentacles of terror.”

“The days when the Jewish people are passive in the face of threats to annihilate us, those days are over,” Netanyahu said, garnering a massive ovation. “Tomorrow as prime minister of the one and only Jewish state I plan to use that voice.”

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Report: Hillary To Announce Her Presidential Run Early…

Hillary Clinton

China’s pantsuit sweatshops operating at full speed.

Via WSJ:

Hillary Clinton and her close advisers are telling Democratic donors that she will enter the presidential race sooner than expected, likely in April, a move that would allay uncertainties within her party and allow her to rev up fundraising.

Clinton aides have spoken of the earlier timetable in private meetings, according to people engaged in recent discussions about the presumed Democratic front-runner’s emerging 2016 campaign. Many within her camp have advocated her staying out of the fray until the summer.

Jumping in sooner would help the Democratic field take shape, reassuring party leaders and donors that the former first lady, senator and secretary of state is running. A super PAC loyal to Mrs. Clinton has faced hesitation from donors who don’t want to make big pledges until she is a candidate. Such concerns would evaporate after she announces.

Sheila Jackson Lee: There Could Be Another 9/11 Because Of Republicans Objecting To DHS Bill…

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In related news, Sheila Jackson Lee is still dumb.

Via Grabien:

MSNBC: And let’s talk a little about that, congresswoman, because the fact is, as you said on this hearing you attended just last week there are very real threats, terrorist threats against Americans, and even right here in the homeland. How concerned are you about that reality in our future?

SJL: Jose, I have — I call it a privilege. It certainly was a tragic privilege of serving on the homeland security committee since the heinous acts of 9/11. Many of us were there on the first opening day gavel of this committee. I had the onerous responsibility of visiting ground zero in those early, early days. I would say to you that we are now at a stark moment in history, the convergence of the ISIS, the ISIL approach, to establishing a state, its commitment to franchise terrorism, its direction that says, if you cannot come to be a foreign fighter, then stay at home and create havoc. That means that all of the world is facing a new phenomena of terrorism. The United States has been very fortunate. But the homeland security department, I must say, in the new legislative initiatives and pressures, to ensure there is communication on intelligence, which did not occur in the way it should have pre-9/11 that there’s is communication now that all of the agencies are talking,

Netanyahu Speaks Before AIPAC: “No One Makes Alliances With The Weak”…

Looking at you, Barack.

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Samantha Power: Obama Fights “Every Day” To “Have Israel’s Back” And Fight Anti-Semitism…

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Wait, is she serious?

Via Grabien:

Now, let me turn to aspects of the U.S.-Israel partnership that get far less attention. What the United States is doing every day to combat anti-semitism around the world and to have Israel’s back at the United Nations. We are living in an era where anti-semitism is surging by every measure. Reported harassment, polling data, violent attacks, and we should all be extremely disturbed by it.

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Iran FM Blames West For Creating ISIS By Failing To Protect Rights Of Muslim Immigrants…


The kicker: Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made this claim as he was meeting with John Kerry.

Geneva (AP) – Iran’s foreign minister has accused the West of fueling Islamic extremism by failing to protect the rights of Muslim immigrants.

Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday that “a sizeable number” of those joining the Islamic State group and others were second-generation immigrants in western democracies.

He noted that some of those “beheading innocent civilians speak European languages with native accents” — a veiled reference to “Jihadi John,” who appeared in several IS propaganda videos showing the execution of the group’s prisoners.

“Jihadi John” was revealed last week to be Mohammed Emwazi, a young man raised in London.

Zarif also repeated his country’s previous claim that western efforts to promote human rights in the Mideast have destabilized existing regimes and benefited extremist groups.

John Kerry Meeting With Iran Today: Any Nuke Deal Will Make “Israel Safer Than It Is Today”…

Kerry in Geneva today for a not-so-subtle snubbing of Netanyahu as he arrives in America.

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Anonymous, #BlackLivesMatter Swarm Chicago Police “Black Site” . . . Think Name Is Racist?

Protestors Rally Outside Purported Chicago Police "Black Site"

A crisis Rahms wants to go to waste during the runoff election.

Via Raw Story

The Chicago police facility Homan Square was becoming the focus of an organized protest movement this weekend, as the hacktivist collective Anonymous and organizers associated with the Black Lives Matter movement seized on allegations of unconstitutional abuse at the secretive warehouse.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former top adviser to Barack Obama suddenly facing a runoff for re-election, remained at the political fulcrum of a mounting campaign both on social media and the streets of Chicago, where demonstrations were planned for Saturday outside what coordinated campaigners described as mirroring a CIA “black site”.

Organizer Travis McDermott said Saturday’s “Shut Down Homan Square” protest was one of several being planned as far away as Los Angeles.

“Hopefully with the presence we expect to have, that will put a little bit of pressure to say, ‘Hey, look – this isn’t going to go away,” he said.

On Friday night, campaigners associated with the Occupy and Anonymous collectives took to Twitter , Instagram and other social-media platforms with the hashtag #Gitmo2Chicago to decry allegations of what users alternatively labeled as a “secret prison” and “torture soon coming to a city near you” .[…]

Local and national organizers, meanwhile, have zeroed in on Emanuel, who on Thursday night – two days after being forced into an extended campaign in which policing has been a major issue – made his first statements about the Homan Square row.

“That’s not true,” Emanuel said of the Guardian’s reporting, on the local public television program Chicago Tonight. “We follow the rules.”

Emanuel has not responded to detailed questions from the Guardian, sent on Wednesday. Another set of questions sent on Friday, requesting comment on human-rights group requests for access to the site and an elaboration of Emanuel’s comments on Homan Square, did not receive a response despite repeated requests.

Emanuel’s press office has been directing queries on Homan Square to the mayor’s deputy director of communications, Adam Collins.

A representative for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Emanuel’s challenger in the runoff election, said his campaign was planning to address the Homan Square allegations soon.

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Saudi Arabia May Re-Try Liberal Blogger In Prison For “Insulting Islam” On Apostasy Charges, Carries Death Penalty…

The neanderthals who run Saudi Arabia’s sharia court don’t like the fact that the west is championing Raif Badawi’s case, and they want him dead to send us a message.

Via Channel 4 News:

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 1,000 lashes over accusations he insulted Islam, could now be facing the death penalty, Channel 4 News learns.

Raif Badawi, 31, was expected to serve a 10-year jail sentence, and a fine of £175,000 for offences related to his setting up of an online forum for public debate, as well as accusations he insulted Islam.

On 9 January, the Saudi writer was lashed 50 times as the first part of his sentence to be flogged 1,000 lashes over a course of 20 weeks. However, subsequent floggings were postponed due to injuries that he sustained.

Mr Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haider, has told Channel 4 News that judges in Saudi Arabia’s criminal courts are wanting him to undergo a re-trial for apostasy. If found guilty, he would face the death penalty.

In a statement on Facebook, the family said that they had received information that the case would be referred to the same judge who sentenced Mr Badawi with flogging and 10 years imprisonment. The said: “[The judge’s] has twice requested that Raif be charged with ‘apostasy’. His request was declined at the time on the ground that the criminal court has no jurisdiction on cases that lead to death penalty.

Historically Black Benedict College Struggles With A 24.7% Graduation Rate, Obama To Pay Them A Visit For A Job Well Done…

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He is avoiding the other HBCU, SC State that is pending closure due to financial mismanagement.


The White House confirms President Barack Obama will visit Benedict College in Columbia on Friday.

“The President will travel to Columbia, South Carolina to hold an event at Benedict College with students and youth leaders,” a White House official confirmed to WIS.

Officials said further details regarding the President’s visit will be made available in the coming days.

This will be President Obama’s first visit to the Palmetto State as President.

UK: Gay Parliamentary Candidate Under Fire For Wishing “Jihadi John” Committed Suicide…


+1 for his response: “I am gay and Islamic State are throwing gay people off roofs before stoning their bodies, so I am not going to apologize.”

Via BBC:

A UKIP parliamentary candidate who said “Jihadi John” should have killed himself has been referred to the party’s national executive committee.

Richard Hilton tweeted: “Jihadi John ‘contemplated suicide’. It’s a shame he didn’t. Don’t understand media attempts to blame MI5 for his evil”.

UKIP says neither the party nor Mr Hilton encourages suicide.

As soon as Mr Hilton realised his tweet might be misconstrued he took it down, a party spokesman added.

The party’s national executive committee could opt to take disciplinary action against Mr Hilton, who is a prospective parliamentary candidate for Mitcham and Morden, in South London.

In a statement, Mr Hilton said he was not advocating suicide but he said the “world would be a better place” without “Jihadi John”.

“I am gay and Islamic State are throwing gay people off roofs before stoning their bodies, so I am not going to apologise for wishing that Jihadi John and the murderous Islamic State were not around,” he said.

“Jihadi John” has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man from west London.

Sunday Smile: World War II Vet (90 Yrs Old) Goes Snow Sledding With His Dog

MEIGS COUNTY – Many East Tennesseans took advantage of the recent snow and did some sledding with family members.

One of the most remarkable sledders, however, has to be “90-years-young” World War II veteran Claude Bratcher.

On Thursday, Bratcher’s great-grandkids were out playing on a snowy hill near the family’s Meigs County home in the Ten Mile area. They were taking turns riding in a sled pulled by an ATV.

“They were all out sledding,” Bratcher’s son John Bratcher recounted Friday evening. “I told Dad, ‘You want to ride over and watch them?’ and he said, ‘Yeah, let’s go.’ So I put him in the truck and we rode over, and he sat there awhile and said, ‘I believe I’ll try it, too.'”

The move shocked and delighted Bratcher’s great-grandkids, who range in age from five to 17.

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Claude Bratcher served in the 122nd U.S. Naval Construction Battalion during World War II:
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HT: Blue Sky