Idiotic WaPo Reporter: Blame Conservative Media For “Coded Sexism” Words You Can’t Use To Describe Hillary…


These people are hilarious…

Via Newsbusters:

Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake picked up on the Hillary Clinton “Super Volunteers” badgering New York Times reporter Amy Chozick about the 13 words you can’t use to describe Hillary because it’s coded sexism.

But Blake took a fascinating turn: he defended the “mainstream media” against the idea they attacked Hillary. These negative adjectives are used by the “conservative media” or “people who don’t like Hillary Clinton.” This means liberal journalists don’t fit that category.

But do the media actually use these words to describe Clinton? Well, yes, but only if you loosely define “the media” as “the conservative media” and “people who don’t like Hillary Clinton.”

In fact, if you Google “Hillary Clinton” and “calculating,” there are 140,000 results. The first slew of results come from conservative outlets like The Daily Caller, The Blaze, Breitbart, the Daily Telegraph and also the Republican “America Rising” super PAC. One result comes from the Los Angeles Times, but it’s a defense Bill Clinton lodged in 2007 against the attacks.

“Calculating” is almost completely something used to attack Clinton or describe the attacks on her. The same goes for “disingenuous,” “insincere,” “entitled,” “secretive,” “over-confident,” “represents the past” and “out of touch.” These are all loaded words and not terms used casually by mainstream media journalists like Chozick to describe a politician.

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BREAKING: Iranian President Writes Letter To Obama, WH Refuses To Release Its Contents Or Obama’s Response…

Most transparent administration evah!

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Your weekly open thread. Let it rip!

Afternoon bump: Michale Moore, rejoice! McDonald’s launches Big Mac clothing line.


Jeb Bush In Response To Criticism From The Christian Right: I’ll Do Just Fine With Them During The Presidential Race…

Jeb Bush Speaks At The Reagan Library About His New Book


Via Business Insider:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) says he’ll do just fine when it comes to evangelical Christian voters in the presidential race.

“I have a record as governor; I don’t have to talk about things. I actually acted on my core beliefs both as it relates to traditional marriage, which I support, and the sanctity of life, which I acted on on numerous occasions,” he told Fox News Channel’s Brian Kilmeade during a radio interview on Thursday.

Bush was responding to a recent New York Times article detailing how evangelical Christian activists are “unhappy” with his expected White House bid and are looking for a suitable alternative as a potential Republican presidential nominee.

The article quotes major leaders in the conservative Christian movement, including Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, activist David Lane, and Gary Bauer, a former Reagan official who once led the Family Research Council himself. The three leaders said the conservative community is hoping to coalesce around a suitable candidate but they were not quoted explicitly criticizing the potential of Bush wining the GOP nomination.

For his part, Bush went out of his way to praise Perkins in his Thursday radio interview.

“Look, I have a lot of respect for Tony and his group. I talk to him, I have an open dialogue with him,” he said.

At another point in the conversation, Bush said he doesn’t even read The Times.

“I don’t read The New York Times, to be honest with you,” he said. (Some Times reporters were skeptical of that claim.)

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Don’t Yawn, Whistle, Or Complain When Going Through Airport Security; TSA Will Think You’re A Terrorist…


Just about the only thing missing from this list is “breathing”…

Via National Journal:

Next time you go through airport security, do your best to avoid yawning, whistling, or complaining too much: Any of those behaviors could make you look like a terrorist in the eyes of a Transportation Security Administration screening agent, according to newly disclosed government documents.

A secret 92-point checklist, obtained and published Friday by The Intercept, reveals for the first time what kind of passenger behavior can merit a red flag for TSA agents responsible for pulling possible terrorists and criminals out of airport security lines.

The checklist reveals a step-by-step process for assessing whether passengers deserve additional scrutiny. Those deemed suspicious under “observation and behavior analysis” are pulled aside and searched for “unusual items” such as almanacs and prepaid calling cards. During the inspection, TSA agents are also instructed to look for “signs of deception,” which can include a fast rate of eye-blinking.

Other suspicious signs listed include exaggerated yawning, gazing down, a pale face due to a recent beard shaving, widely open staring eyes, wearing of “improper attire,” and arriving late for a flight.

The program, known as Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT, has been in use nationwide since 2007 and has cost taxpayers upwards of $1 billion dollars.

SPOT has been dogged with accusations that it is based on pseudoscience and promotes racial and ethnic profiling among the some 3,000 TSA agents tasked with observing unusual behavior. Two years ago, a review by the Government Accountability Office found no clear evidence that the protocol used by SPOT-trained agents to detect terrorists was any better than random selection. The GAO report recommended that Congress halt funding for the program.

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Police Find Notes Indicating #Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Was Hiding Illness…Update: Reportedly “Crisis In Relationship” With Girlfriend

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As we reported yesterday, the “illness” would appear to be mental in nature, and that it was still an issue on the day of flight.

(Reuters) – German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline.

French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday and deliberately steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board.

“Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors,” said the prosecutors’ office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading.

“The fact there are sick notes saying he was unable to work, among other things, that were found torn up, which were recent and even from the day of the crime, support the assumption based on the preliminary examination that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional colleagues,” the German prosecutors said.

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He apparently was under regular treatment and was required to have regular evaluations to be able to fly.

Via NY Post:

Security officials also said Lubitz and his girlfriend were having a “serious crisis in their relationship” that left him heartbroken and distraught, the German paper Bild reported.

It also emerged Friday that Lubitz ordered two new upscale Audi cars at a car dealer near Duesseldorf – one for himself and the other for his girlfriend just a few weeks ago, Focus Online reported. The girlfriend has yet to be identified but a namecard on his apartment reads Lubitz/Goldbach.

Torn-up doctor’s notes for the day of the crash “support the current preliminary assessment that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and colleagues,” prosecutor’s spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said in a written statement.

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He had been under treatment with a Dusseldorf hospital over the past two months.


Lib Darling Lena Dunham Compares Jews To Dogs…


Putting the ignorance of what she said aside, her chosen words left her wide open for attacks in more ways than one…

Via Truth Revolt:

Self-proclaimed sexual abuser of her sister Lena Dunham has now turned her rapier wit to the quaint anti-Semitic custom generally reserved for Nazis and radical Muslims of comparing Jews with dogs. Writing in The New Yorker, Dunham penned a piece comparing her dog to her Jewish boyfriend, asking, “Do the following statements refer to (a) my dog or (b) my Jewish boyfriend?”

She then lists a series of descriptions ranging from the silly to the blatantly anti-Jewish. “He’s crazy for cream cheese,” she writes (presumably about her boyfriend). “If it were up to him, every room in our place would be carpeted,” she jokes (presumably about her dog).

Then she gets to the anti-Semitic. “[H]e comes from a culture in which mothers focus every ounce of their attention on their offspring and don’t acknowledge their own need for independence as women. They are sucked by their children, who ultimately leave them as soon as they find suitable mates,” she writes, presumably about her boyfriend (who may be a dog). “As a result of this dynamic, he expects to be waited on hand and foot by the women in his life, and anything less than that makes him whiny and distant.”

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Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez Makes “Do Not Deport Me” Cards For Illegal Immigrants That Cite Executive Amnesty…

A real life get out of jail free card?

“I want you to cut the card in the toolkit and keep it in your wallet and use it in cases of emergency. Use this card only if you are arrested and detained by an immigration official. If the police pull you over for a bad taillight or you were going a little fast, that’s not when you pull this out. It explains in English and Spanish that you’re eligible for DACA or DAPA,” he added. “By using this card after you have been arrested or detained, you can explain that under the policy in place today, you should be released because you’re not a priority for deportation.”

Oopsie! Report: Did Socialist Bernie Sander’s Wife Commit Loan Fraud?

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Rules and laws are for the little people…

Via Daily Caller:

Documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation indicate that the wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have been able to use her clout to get away with loan fraud, nearly bankrupting the small college she was president of and collecting a sizable severance package in the process.

These revelations come amid growing speculation that Sen. Sanders, a self-described socialist who has blasted the U.S. government asan oligarchy run by billionaires and railed against the golden parachutes received by top corporate executives, will contend for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Jane Sanders was the president of tiny Burlington College in Burlington, Vermont for seven years, from 2004 until 2011. During her tenure, Sanders masterminded an ambitious expansion plan that would have more than doubled the size of the school. To do so, she had the college take on $10 million in debt to finance the purchase of a new, far more expansive campus. The move backfired massively, leading to Sanders’ departure from the college and the near-collapse of the institution.

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BREAKING: Harry Reid Picks Chuck Schumer To Replace Him As Leader Of Senate Democrats…

Schumer to take his already legendary media whoring to a a whole new level.

Via Washington Examiner:

Harry Reid endorsed Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Senate minority leader after he retires in 2016.

“I think Schumer should be able to succeed me,” the Nevada Democrat said about the New York Democrat in an interview Friday with the Washington Post.

Reid, 75, whose Senate career has spanned three decades, has led Senate Democrats since 1995. He announced Friday he would not seek re-election in 2016.

Reid predicted Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in Senate leadership, would win the post without opposition. He also suggested any competition — specifically Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, with whom he spoke on the phone with Friday morning — should stand down.

Reid called Schumer “extremely smart” in the interview, adding that he would bring a “different style” to Senate leadership compared with Reid’s soft-spoken nature.

Salon: “If You’re White, You’re Racist”….

Salon finally says it… all white people are racist.

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Senate Approves Amendment To Repeal ‘Death Tax’

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Evil grabby government wants what little you have left, even after your relative has died. Hopefully death tax goes down in flames…

Via The Hill:

The Senate approved a budget amendment Thursday that supports a repeal of the estate tax.

Senators voted 54-46 on the amendment. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) broke rank and voted against the amendment, while Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voted for it.

The amendment, offered by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), aims to repeal the estate tax, sometimes referred to as the “death tax.” Under the tax, an estate, or assets, have to be worth more than $5.43 million before they are taxed.

Thune, ahead of the vote, said “a death in the family should not be a taxable event. … It also hits farmers particularly hard.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) fired back that “this amendment is not about family farms or small business. This amendment exclusively the wealthiest 0.3 percent of the families in this country.”

Like many votes taken during the “vote-a-rama,” the approval isn’t binding, but it sets the stage for a decision later in the appropriations process.

National Treasure Cher Gives Us Her Invaluable Insight On Problems Between Black Men And Police Officers…

Maybe it was Cher who wrote OFA’s “shruggie” tweet?

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Uh-Oh, Is Scott Walker Flip Flopping On Immigration Again?

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I like his record, I like what he’s achieved and that he’s defeated the Left time and again. But he has to be clear on where he stands and stick to it, or he will have no support.

Via Right Scoop:

This is not good. Three people have corroborated to the WSJ that Scott Walker is flip-flopping on a path to citizenship for illegals, denouncing it publicly but supporting it at a private dinner:

WSJ – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship, a position at odds with his previous public statements on the matter.

Mr. Walker’s remarks, which were confirmed by three people present and haven’t been reported previously, vary from the call he has made in recent weeks for “no amnesty”—a phrase widely employed by people who believe immigrants who broke the law by entering the country without permission shouldn’t be awarded legal status or citizenship.

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OFA Now Using “Shruggie” Emoticon To Pitch Contest To Meet Obama: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Seattle’s Socialist City Councilor Behind $15 Minimum Wage Blames Capitalism For Job Loses…

If there’s one thing socialists excel at, it’s denying reality.

Shiite Terror Militias Leading Fight Against ISIS In Tikrit Quit After U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Support Them…


Via Boston Globe:

Three major Shi’ite militia groups pulled out of the fight in Tikrit against the Islamic State on Thursday, immediately depriving the Iraqi government of thousands of their fighters on the ground even as US warplanes readied for an expected second day of airstrikes there.

The militia groups, some of which had Iranian advisers with them until recently, withdrew in protest of the US military airstrikes, which began late Wednesday, insisting that the Americans were not needed to defeat the extremists in Tikrit.

A fourth Shi’ite militia group said it would remain in the battle but vowed to attack foreign members of the US-led coalition, raising the possibility that it might turn antiaircraft fire against US planes from what had been Iraqi positions.

US military leaders were seen as likely to welcome the exit of the Shi’ite groups, so long as enough Iraqi fighters remain to keep the pressure on the Islamic State’s holdouts. Before starting the airstrikes, US officials demanded that Iranian officials and the militias closest to them to stand aside, and had expressed concerns about sectarian abuses in areas controlled by the Shi’ite militias.

One of the commanders of the biggest Shi’ite militia, the Badr Organization, also criticized the American role and said his group might pull out.

“We don’t need the American-led coalition to participate in Tikrit. Tikrit is an easy battle; we can win it ourselves” said Mueen al-Kadhumi.

Obama Threatens U.S. Allies For Disagreeing Over Iranian Nuke Deal

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Kicking our friends and bending over for our enemies, that’s the Obama legacy. Hopefully, we can survive it…

Via WFB:

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program.

A series of conversations between top American and French officials, including between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande, have seen Americans engage in behavior described as bullying by sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The disagreement over France’s cautious position in regard to Iran threatens to erode U.S. relations with Paris, sources said.

Tension between Washington and Paris comes amid frustration by other U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel. The White House responded to this criticism by engaging in public campaigns analysts worry will endanger American interests.

Western policy analysts who spoke to the Free Beacon, including some with close ties to the French political establishment, were dismayed over what they saw as the White House’s willingness to sacrifice its relationship with Paris as talks with Iran reach their final stages.

A recent phone call between Obama and Hollande was reported as tense as the leaders disagreed over the White House’s accommodation of Iranian red lines.

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Great News! Harry Reid Announces He Wouldn’t Seek Re-Election

All those ‘gym accidents’ must be wearing on him a bit. He does slip in a truth, that “we have to think about the country” and because of that he should retire. We still have 22 months of him, but then buh bye, Harry! Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.

Via The Blaze:

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced in a video Friday morning that he will retire at the end of his term and not seek re-election.

The liberal firebrand, who has led the Democrats in the Senate since 2005, said a recent eye injury and the loss of a Democratic majority were not factors in his decision.

“We have to make sure the Democrats take control of the Senate again and I felt it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources on me when I could be devoting those resources to the caucus,” Reid said. “And that’s what I intend to do.”

“I haven’t been perfect but I’ve really tried my hardest to represent the people in the state of Nevada.”

“The decision that I have made had absolutely nothing to do with my injury, it has nothing to do with my being minority leader, it certainly has nothing to do with my ability to be re-elected because the path to re-election is much easier than probably anytime that I’ve run for re-election,” he added.

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Connecticut College Professor Accused of Being “Racist” Over Anti-Palestinian Facebook Post…

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Remind me what race the Palestinian are?


A firestorm of controversy has erupted on the normally quiet campus of Connecticut College in New London over a philosophy professor’s Facebook post [shown above] that many are claiming was racist toward Palestinians.

The professor, Andrew Pessin, said the entire event has been taken out of context and that the outcry is not about his alleged racism, but is a concerted effort to attack his reputation because of his pro-Israel point of view.

The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut college, as well as the history department have issued statements to the college community condemning hate speech, and raising the issue of censorship on college campuses.

The “CCSRE would like to clearly state that we do not condone speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality,” an email read.  […]

Pessin posted a message on his Facebook wall last August wherein he referred to the “situation in Gaza” as “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage” that, when set free, “comes roaring bounding out, snarling, going for the throat.”

At that time, Israel was fighting Hamas in Gaza in a seven-week battle that left thousands dead or injured, most of them from Palestine.

Pessin’s post went relatively unnoticed until a student saw it in February and reached out to Pessin, saying his post offended her. He told WNPR that he apologized, and removed the post.

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