Dem Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Flies Mexico’s Flag During Arizona Parade…

Hmm, I wonder where her loyalties lay?

PHOENIX – Today Robert Graham criticized Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona’s CD 1 for flying the Flag of Mexico during her parade in Eloy, Arizona this morning.

“Arizona voters already know Kirkpatrick has been doing a poor job representing her constituents while she continues to support Obama’s failed policies, but flying the Flag of Mexico alone with no sign of the Flag of the United States is offensive and hurtful not just to our veterans but to every American,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.

Kirkpatrick (@Ann_Kirkpatrick) tweeted out images of her official parade float which appear to have cropped away much of the Mexican flag, but other images of the float clearly show the Mexican flag displayed prominently.

Australia First To Offer Troops As Coalition Of 40 Is Slow To Take Shape

Australia: Ready for war and not hiding behind a veil.

Via CNS News

Arab and European countries have yet to state publicly what military contributions they may make to the coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), which Secretary of State John Kerry is cobbling together, but Australia showed no such reluctance Sunday, announcing that troops and aircraft will be deployed to the Middle East within days.

Kerry said earlier more than 40 countries had “offered assistance of one kind or another” to the anti-ISIS coalition but declined several times over the weekend to give details.

In response to what he said was a specific request from the U.S., Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said 600 personnel, including a Special Forces contingent, as well as eight fighter planes, an early warning and control aircraft and an air-to-air refueling aircraft were being prepared.[...]

We’ve seen the beheadings, we’ve seen the crucifixions, we’ve seen the mass executions, we’ve seen the blood curdling threats, and indeed the murders directed towards Westerners. And we know that there are at least 60 Australians fighting mostly with this particular group. These are people who have murderous intent towards everyone who doesn’t share their particular ideology and that includes us.”

Abbott said the operation against the jihadists could last “many months.”

The mission could be considered to success, he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, if the Iraqi government and Kurdish regional authorities “are able to maintain reasonable control over their substantial towns, reasonable protection for their own people.”

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Study: Mooch’s Healthy Eating Campaign Is “Sexist” And “Elitist”…

Coming from the Queen Elitist.

Via College Fix:

A recently published study claims that the push for healthy, home-cooked family meals – pressure coming from famous “foodies,” public health officials and First Lady Michelle Obama – is actually a “moralistic … elitist … burden” on poor and working-class mothers.

First Lady Michelle Obama has made health food and exercise programs for children her signature issue. The study says she has been “influential in popularizing public health messages that emphasize the role that mothers play when it comes to helping children make healthy choices,” but that advice shames mothers into “unrealistic standards of ‘good’ mothering.”

The North Carolina State University study contends the notion of healthy, home-cooked meals is an “alluring” but “tasty illusion, one that is moralistic, and rather elitist, instead of a realistic vision of cooking today.”

The study further contends home cooking represents an “elite foodie standpoint,” as many of the working-class families the authors spoke to lacked necessary kitchen space, reliable transportation to the grocery store and functional appliances.

It’s also sexist, the study’s authors suggest, noting that “intentionally or not, it places the burden of a healthy home-cooked meal on women.”

Researchers spent 18 months conducting in-depth interviews with 150 black, white, and Latina mothers, as well as spent more than 250 hours in observation of 12 working-class and poor families to determine their results.

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Pelosi Ties Republicans To NFL Woman-Beater Ray Rice…

Pelosi showing all these wannabe hacks how it’s done.

Via Breitbart:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tied the Republican Party to Ray Rice on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Daily.”

When asked about Rice and the Democratic Party’s domestic policy agenda, she stated “the issue is about respect or disrespect for women. Whether it’s respect for their ability to make their own choices in terms of their reproductive health, whether it’s equal pay for equal work honoring the value of work that people bring to the table, whether it’s meeting the needs of women in terms of affordable quality childcare, which are for families and not just women.”

Farrow also asked Pelosi whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign, she declared “I do not know. I think the investigation is really important. I understand now that he is appointing some women, which I think is very positive, to review what happened.”

Pelosi then pivoted to criticizing the Republican Party, arguing “it’s important to note that the Violence Against Women Act, we celebrated, observed the 20th anniversary, this past week on Saturday, the 20th anniversary. It has really helped women tremendously. If there is any good thing that could come out of all of this horror, it is that women know that something is there for them, that they do not have to put up with this.

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Obama Whines He Isn’t Treated Like Ronald Reagan…

Gee, I wonder why?

Via WSJ:

Obama also is evidently feeling a bit of Reagan envy:

At one point, Mr. Obama noted acidly that President Ronald Reagan sent Marines to Lebanon only to have hundreds of them killed in a terrorist attack because of terrible planning, and then withdrew the remaining ones, leaving behind a civil war that lasted years. But Reagan, he noted, is hailed as a titan striding the earth.
“Well, Reagan won the cold war,” replies blogger John Hinderaker. “If Obama can win the war against Muslim terrorists, we will hail him as a titan striding the earth, too.” And it’s not as if Reagan was spared harsh criticism in his day.

The Times story concludes with a quote from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, who attended the Monday dinner: “[Obama] clearly falls on the side of those who are slow or reluctant to decide because deciding often forces you into a more one-sided position than you’re comfortable with.” Oddly, Haass doesn’t seem to intend that as a criticism.

HT: Arthur Kimes

White House Says Obama’s Anti-ISIS Alliance Still Not Ready To Be Unveiled…

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If Obama hadn’t thrown every U.S. ally he’s worked with under the bus he might have a better chance at building an alliance.

Via Daily Caller:

White House spokesman Josh Earnest ducked and dodged today when he was pressed by reporters to detail which U.S. allies have promised to join the pending military campaign against ISIS’s forces in northern Iraq and Syria.

“There are no specific public commitments for me to make from here right now,” Earnest said.

However, “at some point we’ll be able to announce important commitments from our allies and regional governments,” he said.

But Earnest did admit that the U.S. is talking to the United States’ long-standing enemy, the Shia theocracy of Iran.

“There is a reason for us to have conversations with Iran on this topic, because we do have shared interest in degrading and destroying ISIL… [and] that shared interest has been discussed,” he said.

But, he added, the U.S. won’t be coordinating military operations or sharing intelligence with Iran.

BREAKING: U.S. Launches First Offensive Airstrikes Against ISIS Position Near Baghdad…

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These limited “offensive” strikes will not dislodge ISIS, but the White House thinks they will take the heat off Obama.

Via NBC News

The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday in what a defense official described to NBC News as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq.

U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said. There was also at least one airstrike near Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, the officials said.

The military has been pounding ISIS targets from the air since Aug. 8. President Barack Obama announced last week that a broader campaign, including the authorization of strikes inside Syria, would seek to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS.

In Iraq, the earlier airstrikes were mainly to protect important sites, like Mosul Dam and the city of Erbil, or to break the seize on Mount Sinjar, where thousands of religious minorities had been trapped by the militants.

The airstrike Monday near Baghdad was more offensive in nature and was not triggered by any advance of ISIS toward the Iraqi capital, the official said.

Christie, Pelosi, Hold Hands, Attend Prisoner Re-Entry Center Ceremony In Jersey City

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Cory Booker and T Bone unable to attend.

Via North Jersey

Governor Christie and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put aside their partisan political differences — and at one point clasped hands in prayer — to celebrate the opening of a drug treatment and workforce development center in Jersey City Monday.

The celebration of Martin’s Place, named after Martin Luther King Jr., drew a mix of politicians to the heavily Democratic city. Former Gov. Brendan Byrne, a Democrat, and former Gov. Tom Kean, a Republican sat alongside Christie, a Republican considering a run for president.

While a handful of people stood up and applauded Christie after his remarks, the packed crowded jumped to its feet for Pelosi, a California Democrat. Former Gov. James McGreevey, himself the subject of an HBO documentary Pelosi’s daughter made about his work with drug addicts, tried to get the enthusiasm for Pelosi out before Christie arrived.

“We’ve got to get all these Democratic spirits out of us before the governor shows up,” McGreevey said drawing laughs and applause. “Let’s give it up one more time, then we’ve to get proper and white bread and all that stuff.”[...]

Pelosi, who spoke after Christie, cited the governor in her remarks saying she agreed that judges should be given the discretion to decide bail and that every person who wants a second chance deserves one She said she was proud to be speaker of the house when Congress passed the Second Chances Act, a bill that made federal funding for Martin’s Place possible, which was signed by President George W. Bush in 2008.

She said Martin’s Place has national significance, because it can serve as an example for other communities and states across the country.

“I’m here is to say thank you because you are not only helping people here, you’re helping people across the country because you’ve served as a model that this can be done,” she said.

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Geraldo: Anti-Illegal Immigration Activists Are “Xenophoic,” The “Real Threat” Is Coming From Canada…

Then again, this is Geraldo we’re talking about.

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DHS Agents Find Anti-Israel And Pro-Palestinian Messages On Border Fence..

Just a tad disturbing.

Via Breitbart:

On September 11, 2014, individuals or a group in Mexico hung a message to America over the U.S.-Mexico border wall condemning American support for Israel and declaring support for Palestine. U.S. federal agents discovered the banner draped over the primary border fence in Arizona’s Yuma Sector in a restricted area that could only have been reached from Mexico. The message also contained an image described by authorities as an anarchist symbol. The incident was kept secret from the American public by federal authorities. Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained the leaked incident report from federal agents on the condition their identities remain private.

The leaked incident report reveals that U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered the banner in the early hours of September 12, 2014, indicating that the banner had been draped over the border wall late in the night on September 11th.

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Elizabeth Warren: It’s “Fair” To Compare Israel’s Actions In Gaza To The Holocaust…

Actually, it’s not fair at all, not even a little.

HT: Jay

Deportations Fall To New Lows As Administrative Amnesty Looms…

Fantastic…

Via Daily Signal:

The Associated Press (AP) has obtained internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents that show deportations are down 20 percent since last year. Sadly, this news is not surprising as under President Obama deportations have fallen consistently, in 2011 hitting the lowest levels since 1973.

According to the ICE documents, from October 2013 to the end of July this year, ICE removed 258,608 unlawful immigrants. The AP reports that this is 20 percent less than the number of removals during the same period in 2013 and 25 percent less than during the same 10 months in 2012. Another type of deportation, known as returns, has also plummeted under President Obama to approximately 230,000 in 2012, the lowest rate since 1968. The total number of deportations—returns plus removals—fell from around 1.2 million in 2008 to around 650,000 in 2012, the last complete set of data that is available.

The AP story indicates that the number of deportations could drop even further this year. If returns didn’t pick up in the past two years (it is likely that they fell further) and if removals continue at the pace reported by the AP, then the U.S. could be headed for a new low of around 500,000 total deportations for FY 2014, the lowest since 1972.

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Online Ammo Retailers Targeted In Lawsuit By Anti-Gun Violence Group…

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Via The Washington Times:

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is filing a lawsuit against online retailers that allegedly sold ammunition to James Holmes, the suspect accused of the Aurora theater killings.

“The lawsuit alleges that the websites negligently supplied Holmes with the arsenal he used to kill 12 people and wound at least 58 others by failing to use any screening mechanism to determine his identity or intent for the products,” the Brady Center said in a media release, Fox-affiliated KDVR reported.

The lawsuit comes as the Brady Center continues its “Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers” campaign, which seeks to target those who “supply guns to criminals by selling them to straw purchasers (people buying guns for others), gun traffickers (people buying guns to illegally resell), and other dangerous people,” according to its Web page.

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Syrian Rebels: If Obama Gives Us Weapons, We’ll Use Them To Fight Assad…

Which has been obvious to everyone not named Barack Obama.

Via Daily Beast:

If the U.S. arms the Free Syrian Army to fight ISIS, they are going to battle the Syrian regime at the same time—no matter what the White House says.

President Obama has reversed course, and is finally promising to openly arm the moderate Syrian opposition. But he wants the rebels to use those weapons to fight only ISIS, not the Bashar al-Assad regime. The Syrian rebels plan to use them to fight both at the same time.

For the Free Syrian Army, the loose conglomeration of opposition fighters that are not extremists and not aligned with the Assad regime, the war against ISIS began long before President Obama’s prime time speech Wednesday night. They have been battling ISIS for a year and fighting the Assad regime for over three years. For all that time, they have been begging the United States to send them weapons, but the CIA program to arm them has been extremely limited. They are getting beaten on both fronts, badly.

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NBC and CBS Gush Over Hillary In Iowa: ‘Can She Do It This Time?’

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Does anyone in the Liberal Media ever tire from the constant water-carrying?

Via NewsBusters:

After fretting on Sunday’s Meet the Press that Hillary Clinton may not be liberal enough for 2016 Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, on Monday’s NBC Today, correspondent Andrea Mitchell eagerly touted the Clinton campaign machine: “This time, Clinton organizers say they’ve learned their lesson, busing in volunteers from all over the country.”

A clip played of Mitchell shouting a question to the former secretary of state: “Does it feel great to be back out here?” Clinton replied: “It’s great. It was a great day. Couldn’t have been better.” To former President Bill Clinton, Mitchell enthused: “If she wants to, can she do it this time?” He dodged the question, remarking: “I have nothing to say. It’s not my decision.” Mitchell concluded: “I think I know which way you would vote.”

Monday’s CBS This Morning treated the Clintons in a similar fawning manner. Like Mitchell, correspondent Nancy Cordes gushed over the unofficial campaign stop: “At this year’s event everyone treated her like a candidate from the supporters on the rope line to the dozens of volunteers who flew in to hand out buttons and signs in this key caucus state.”

Cordes lobbed this softball to Hillary Clinton: “Does this wet your appetite for another campaign?”

After the report, co-host Norah O’Donnell acknowledged that the former first couple “didn’t talk to the press” but was thrilled by their barbeque skills: “The Clintons were both there but they were flipping steak, it was a steak fry. But Bill Clinton, true to himself, was flipping a veggie burger as he remains a vegan, or partial vegan.”

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Pelosi Whines: “We Never Treated President Bush The Way They Treat President Obama”…

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You know, except for all those Bush is Hitler references.

Via Washington Times:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said comparing Republican treatment of President Obama to how Democrats handled President George W. Bush is a false equivalence and that Democrats don’t bear culpability for the comparatively fewer number of bills being passed by Congress and signed into law.

“Let me just say that any of this equivalence, both sides, this or that, no — we never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama,” she said Monday on MSNBC. “It’s no use whining about it; we just have to get people out to vote” and make people aware there’s an election this year. [...]

“But they have said President Obama’s failure is their top priority and they will not — anything he proposes, it’s never, that’s our timetable for that, Mr. President,” she said. “So again, it is a fact — we just move on [from] that and we want to give people positive reasons” to vote.

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Ex-CIA Director Predicts 5,000 US Troops In Iraq By December

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Inevitable?

Via The Hill:

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden on Sunday said he predicts there could be nearly 5,000 U.S. personnel on the ground overseas by the end of the year to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“In terms of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, logistics, advice, command and control assistance, tactical air control parties, look I’m betting we’re up close 5,000 by the end of the year,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Hayden explained he doesn’t think they will be “combat maneuver units,” but predicted U.S. special operations forces could wind up on the ground in Syria.
“I think we will at some point. It might be through covert action rather than more overt activity,” he said. “I actually think we will end up with small American special operations forces active within this broad theater in Syria and Iraq.”

The most difficult plan to execute, Hayden said, will be training and arming the Free Syrian Army, or vetted moderate opposition groups in Syria.

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VIDEO: College Students Sign Petition In Support Of ISIS

We’re doomed, America.

Via CNS News:

Despite one’s feelings on how the U.S. government should deal with the growing threat that ISIS poses to the world, it’s safe to assume that Americans across the political spectrum agree that the terror group is pretty odious.

Unless, of course, those people have never heard of ISIS.

I can only assume that the college students who were willing to sign my petition calling on President Obama to support the terror group, were ignorant to the group’s existence.

God, I hope so!

Over the period of about an hour, I stood on the campus of George Mason University in Northern Virginia and asked passing students to sign my petition. The petition was adorned with the ISIS flag above the unambiguous headline, “SUPPORT ISIS.”

I was able to accumulate 11 signatures and email addresses from students at this institute of higher education. Students who will, one day, go into the world and have real responsibilities. Students who, will one day, have children. Students who probably vote in presidential elections.

But, It wasn’t all bad news.

Several students refused to sign and a couple even hurled expletives at me when I told them what I was doing. At one point, I was concerned that I might get beat up. To be fair, I probably deserved it.

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Emails: EPA Rules Part Of The Progressive Agenda

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Umm….yeah, we doubt anyone is actually surprised by this.

Via Daily Caller:

Emails between top Environmental Protection Agency officials reveal they saw their fight against global warming as putting them at “forefront of progressive national policy.”

“You are at the forefront of progressive national policy on one of the critical issues of our time. Do you realize that?” former EPA chief Lisa Jackson asked former EPA policy office head Lisa Heinzerling in a Feb. 27, 2009 email.

“You’re a good boss. I do realize that. I pinch myself all the time,” Heinzerling replied that same day to Jackson, who was using an alias email account under the fake name “Richard Windsor.”

These emails, which were part of a batch obtained by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, show what top EPA officials were thinking as the agency prepared to release its greenhouse gas endangerment finding. which would give the agency the power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from tailpipes and, eventually, from power plants.

“This is not about climate,” CEI senior fellow Chris Horner told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “This is the progressive agenda.”

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Obama Draws Another Red Line For Syria, Says He Will Overthrow Assad Regime If They Target U.S. Planes…

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Via Times of Israel:

US President Barack Obama has said he would authorize military forces to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad if regime troops attempt to shoot down American planes as they strike Islamic State targets in Syria, according to a New York Times report.

The move would represent a significant shift in Washington’s stated aims in Syria and Iraq, where a campaign of airstrikes has been planned to thwart the advance of the IS jihadi group. It also highlights the tangle of alliances and antagonisms in the war-torn region, where the US and Syria, while not allies, find themselves both fighting the same foe.

Citing members of a group of people who met with Obama in a closed meeting last week, The New York Times reported that the president said he would wipe out Assad’s air defense system if he tried to hit American planes. The move, he said, would lead to Assad’s overthrow, according to the newspaper’s account.

Syria’s air defenses have taken a major hit in the country’s north and east, but the air force is still active, firing rockets and dropping crude bombs on rebel-held areas on daily basis.