Washington Redskins Donate $200,000 Playground To Montana Tribe

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Pride over political correctness.

Via GF Trib

Mike Sangrey understands some people think his Chippewa Cree Tribe is selling out by taking money from the Washington NFL team’s Original Americans Foundation. Sangrey doesn’t care about that. There’s a spanking-new playground scheduled to open at noon Friday on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, and that’s what matters to him.

“If us accepting the money makes (the team and its owner) sleep better at night, then fine, I wish them a good night’s sleep,” Sangrey said. “What matters is our kids get to enjoy a new playground. And how can that be bad?”

The rodeo-themed playground belongs to the tribe, but the branding belongs to the Washington Redskins. The place is awash in the team colors of burgundy and gold. The team’s logo appears four times, near a slide here and a teeter-totter there. The team’s foundation paid roughly $200,000 for this gleaming tribute to itself.

Arguments over the Redskins are heard from the White House to trademark court to barrooms across the land, but there is little debate amid the rolling high-plains grasslands of northcentral Montana, where members of the business council of the Chippewa Cree Tribe say the name is fine with them.

“I have no problem with the name,” tribal chairman Rick Morsette said. “And if they’re willing to help our youth, that’s good too.”

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Call 911! Nancy Pelosi Appears To Be Despondent And In Need Of Psychiatric Help…

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Pelosi’s emails over the last day:

Border Bill Back On Deck, Members Plan To Take Action Before Recess

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What kind of back door deal are Reid and Boehner planning?

Via Townhall

Update (Amanda): House leadership announced that members will stay until a vote on border legislation takes place. Currently, there is no set schedule for the vote. It could take place late Thursday or Friday.

#BREAKING House GOP plans to hold another conference in morning on border Source says “almost every mbr said stay..it was pretty hot.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 31, 2014

#BREAKING Sr Hse GOPer after border mtg: I know 1 thing, we’re not leaving here until we get the votes.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 31, 2014

– Original Post –

House leadership has pulled a border security bill from the floor, which means it will not receive a vote before Congress goes on their August recess tomorrow. The bill was pulled due to a lack of support and the necessary vote threshold could not be met.

Boehner says nothing about pulling bill and what’s next as he walks to chamber.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 31, 2014

Here are details on what the bill would have done from Speaker Boehner’s office:

-Makes changes to a 2008 law to expedite the return of unaccompanied minors to their home countries by treating Central American children the same as those from Mexico. President Obama and members of his administration have repeatedly called for such a change, characterizing it as a “bipartisan priority.”

-Prohibits the Interior and Agriculture secretaries from limiting the activities of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents on federal public lands within 100 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Provides funding for National Guard troops at the southern border which, as Speaker Boehner noted in a letter to the president last month, are “uniquely qualified to respond to such humanitarian crises” and will “relieve the border patrol to focus on their primary duty of securing our border.”

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Federal Court Orders DOJ To Release Fast And Furious Documents Withheld Under Obama Executive Privilege Claim…

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I wouldn’t be surprised if the lawless Obama regime fails to hand the docs over.

Via Townhall:

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit pursued against the Department of Justice by government watchdog Judicial Watch, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled documents being withheld from Congress under President Obama’s claim of executive privilege must be turned over. Obama made the claim on the same day Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in criminal and civil contempt of Congress in June 2012.

“This order forces the Obama DOJ, for the first time, to provide a detailed listing of all documents that it has withheld from Congress and the American people for years about the deadly Fast and Furious gun running scandal,” Judicial Watch released in a statement.

The FOIA lawsuit has been ongoing for 16-months and is now proceeding after a lengthy delay. The Justice Department originally asked the court for an indefinite hold on a FOIA request from Judicial Watch, citing executive privilege and an ongoing investigation. That indefinite hold request was shot down more than a year ago.

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Pelosi: Republicans Are “Anti-Governance, Anti-Science And Anti-Barack Obama”…

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As if being “anti-Barack Obama” is a bad thing.

Via CNS News:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the House GOP “is anti-governance, anti-science and anti-Barack Obama.”

Pelosi made the comment during her press conference on Thursday, “This is a tactic. It’s always been a tactic of those who are anti-governance. Here we have a majority in the House – I speak to the House – that is anti-governance, anti-science and anti-Barack Obama.”

The House Minority Leader says a goal of the Republicans’ “anti-governance” stance is to decrease voter turnout. “If you’re anti-governance, what you want people to do is not participate in the electoral process.”

Illegal Aliens Get All Expenses Paid Trip To Hawaii…On Your Dime

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We get screwed, while they get lei’d.

Via Watchdog:

HONOLULU — Although 2,500 miles from the continental United States, Hawaii has joined the list of states temporarily housing unaccompanied minors from Central America who have illegally crossed into America through the Southwest border.

Who’s paying the freight? You, the taxpayer.

Some 60,000 Central American youths fleeing their home countries have come to the United States in the past few months. That number could reach 90,000 by the end of the year. Politicians, border agents and social service workers call the migration a “humanitarian crisis.”

Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told Watchdog.org that “between January 1 and July 7, a total of eight minors were discharged from the unaccompanied alien children program to sponsors in Hawaii.”

Wolfe couldn’t offer any details on the ages and countries of origin of the children, where the children are now living, or who is sponsoring them in Hawaii. However, he added the sponsors are “mostly family members of the child. In fact, more than half are parents of the minor.”

Federal taxpayers cover the cost of transportation and housing for the refugee children, including airfare to Hawaii, Wolfe said.

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Emory Hospital In Atlanta To Receive Ebola Patient

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No notice of which country the patient is from.

Via WGLC

Emory University Hospital has been told that a patient with the Ebola virus will be transferred to its hospital in Atlanta.

Emory says it has a special isolation unit to treat patients that are exposed to serious infectious diseases that is separate from other patient areas at the hospital.

Emory’s isolation unit is one of only four such units in the country, according to the hospital, which also said that its staff are highly trained in the procedures necessary to care for the patient.

A spokesperson from the hospital said the exact arrival date of the patient is unknown.

NYU Professor Blames Jews For “Islamophobia” In Movies, TV Shows…

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You know, because Jews control the media.

Via FPM:

Arabs and Muslims have an image problem in media and entertainment as a result of a pro-Israel political agenda. So claimed Edmund Ghareeb and Jack Shaheen, professors at American and New York Universities, respectively, on June 11, 2014, before an audience of forty middle-aged individuals at Washington, D.C. Jerusalem Fund think tank.

Ghareeb and Shaheen’s presentation, “Portraying Arabs: 30 Years Later,” commemorated their respective 1984 publications, Split Vision: The Portrayal of Arabs in the American Media and The TV Arab.  Drawing upon personal experiences, Ghareeb decried a “lack of balance” in Middle East news coverage in Israel’s favor, although groups such as CAMERA and Honest Reporting routinely demonstrate the reverse. According to Ghareeb, this allegedly biased media stereotyping “dehumanizes a people” and “allows for the use of force” against Arabs. [...]

Shaheen began his presentation by recounting how, in 1974, his children told him about “bad Arabs on television,” prompting him to study Arabs and Muslims in popular entertainment.  For his interest in this subject, Shaheen claimed he was “tagged the Arab professor” and had his research dismissed as “not academic; it’s propaganda.” A Rockford Filesproducer, meanwhile, allegedly rejected his interview request with the statement, “I hate Arabs.”

Hollywood prejudice has now “spread its wings” from Arab Muslims to Muslims in general. Shaheen claimed, noting in a subsequent article on the event that “Islamophobia [has] joined Arabophobia.”  He objected to headlines involving “Islamist extremists” in stories where Islam is not a factor, although he neglected to provide any examples. He did concede that, when pertinent, religion “should be part of the story.”

Shaheen alleged that “people who have a political agenda” play a significant role in creating such stereotypes, while entertainment involving an “Israeli connection” is “pervasive.” Eight seasons of the television crime show NCIS, he noted, featured American intelligence cooperation with an Israeli Mossad agent, not with a Palestinian or Yemeni agent. Yet despite CIA cooperation with Palestinian and Yemeni agents, American ties with Israel are clearly much stronger and mention of them in a TV show involving spies simply reflects reality. Vaguely referenced “friends of Israel” in the media are “much more influential, powerful,” than their opponents, Ghareeb added conspiratorially.

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World Burns… White House Tweets About Ice Tea And Oatmeal Raisin Cookies…

Ho-hum, nothing to worry about.

Sounds like the Bear is about to be set loose again.

Inspector General: CIA Broke Into Senate Computers

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CIA head John Brennan’s response? Oops, sorry. Nothing more to be done…

Via NY Post:

WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the agency searched Senate computers earlier this year.
Agency spokesman Dean Boyd said in an email to the Associated Press on Thursday that Brennan has convened an accountability board that will investigate the conduct of the CIA officers and discipline them, if need be.
The Justice Department has so far declined to pursue criminal charges against the employees, who searched the computers for information gathered in the course of a Senate investigation into the CIA’s interrogation techniques.

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Hezbollah Commander Killed Fighting The Islamic State In Iraq…

The jihadi vs. jihadi bloodbath moves from Syria to Iraq.

BEIRUT (AP) — Officials say a commander with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was killed in Iraq.

The Lebanese officials, close to the Shiite Hezbollah, say Ibrahim Mohammed al-Haj was killed during the past week while on a “jihadi mission” without providing further details.

It is the first known Hezbollah death in Iraq since Sunni extremists captured large parts of the country north and west of Baghdad in June.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Iraqi officials have said that a handful of advisers from Hezbollah are offering front-line guidance to Iraqi Shiite militias fighting jihadi militants north of Baghdad.

Hezbollah fighters openly joined Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces last year in a decision that has fueled sectarian tensions in Lebanon.

Ginsburg: Male Supreme Court Justices Didn’t Really Understand Hobby Lobby Because Of Their Genitals…

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Just a tad condescending.

Via Mediaite:

… “Do you believe that the five male justices truly understood the ramifications of their decision?” Couric asked later in the interview of the men who made up the majority.

“I would have to say no,” Ginsburg replied after a pause. “But, justices continue to think, and can change. So I’m ever hopeful that if the Court has a blind spot today, its eyes can be opened tomorrow.” Asked if she believes those five justices had a blind spot when it came to Hobby Lobby, Ginsburg said, “Yes.”

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Wasserman Schultz: We Are “Absolutely Not” Going Stop Fundraising Off Imaginary Threat Of Impeachment…

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Dems have raised millions screaming “impeachment” thanks to their followers being a bunch of brain-dead sheeple

ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC: There has been some criticism directed towards Democrats and Democratic organizations that they have overreached on the issue of impeachment and they have overfundraised. By one count, there were 21 e-mails sent to fundraise off the notion of impeaching the president. Do you think that the Democrats have overstepped?

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Absolutely not. I think that it’s very clear that it’s quite possible this lawsuit against the president of the United States for doing his job is a prelude to the potential for impeachment. The third highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives refused to take it off the table this past Sunday when directly asked on Fox News whether or not he would support impeachment and whether they will pursue it. No less than five to six — I probably lost count how many Republicans in Congress have said they should pursue impeaching President Obama. So not only are we not overreaching but we’re making sure the American people understand exactly where the Republicans, who are running the House of Representatives, priorities are. They certainly are not where Americans’ priorities are and certainly don’t have Americans’ back.

Poll: Majority of Americans Think Obama Wants Flood Of Illegals To Stay In America…

Not fooling anyone… well, maybe some people.

Via Rasmussen:

Voters think President Obama is doing a poor job handling the latest immigration crisis and believe he wants to let most of the new illegal immigrants stay here despite majority support for their quick deportation.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters want the U.S. government to send these new illegal immigrant children home as quickly as possible. Thirty-six percent (36%) think instead that the government should process them more slowly to determine whether any should be allowed to stay in the United States. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.

However, only 22% believe the president is interested in doing what most voters want – sending most of these new illegal immigrants home. Fifty-four percent (54%) believe he is more interested in letting most of them stay in the United States. One-in-four voters (24%) aren’t sure what Obama has in mind.

Mayor Of East London Borough Flies Palestinian Flag Over Town Hall In “Solidarity” With Hamas…

Surprisingly, this didn’t go over well with the Jews living there.

Via Daily Mail:

Tower Hamlets’s Muslim mayor Lutfur Rahman sparked a storm of protest tonight after raising the Palestinian flag over the town hall ‘in solidarity with Gaza’.

Barely 24 hours after it emerged Mr Rahman is to face trial over claims he committed widespread voting fraud, he ordered the flag to fly ‘in support of a ceasefire and peace’.

Jewish leaders condemned the move as ‘destructive’ for community relations as local residents said the council should concentrate on ‘potholes and bins’ and not international conflicts.

Mr Rahman was a member of the Tower Hamlets Labour Party and was its candidate to be the first directly elected mayor of the borough in 2010.

But he was expelled from the Labour party after allegations surfaced about his close links with an Islamic extremist group called the Islamic Forum of Europe.

He is accused of using illegal tactics to win the mayoral election in Tower Hamlets, East London, in May.

Obama After Signing Latest Executive Order: “I’ll Wash Their Car, Walk Their Dog. I’m Ready To Work With Them”…

He will also eat your dog.

Via Breitbart:

Thursday, at a White House ceremony to sign the Executive Order titled “Fair Pay and Safe Workplace,” President Barack Obama criticized Republican lawmakers for being unwilling to pass his agenda. [...]

“The door’s always open,” Obama said. “More than that, I’ll go to them, I’ll wash their car, walk their dog. I’m ready to work with them anytime.”

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Wisconsin School: Michelle Obama’s Lunch Mandate A “Financial Disaster,” Food “Always In The Trash”…

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If these lowly commoners only knew how much smarter Mooch is than them.

Glendale — Nicolet High School will be dropping out of the national school lunch program this school year because the required healthy food options didn’t win over students.

Healthy foods are required under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will be fully implemented this year. But Vicky Hanson, the district’s food service director, said foods like black beans, kale and whole grains just end up in the trash at the end of the lunch hour.

“We put it out, but they just don’t take it,” she said. “It’s always in the trash.”

As a result, the Nicolet High School District lost $10,000 last year due to the increased cost of preparing healthy foods that were then thrown away by high school students, said Jeff Dellutri, Nicolet’s business manager. About 15 percent of the school’s population participates in the free or reduced-price lunch program, but the remaining 85 percent of students prefer the a la carte program, which is not allowed under the National School Lunch Program.

For the district to lose the a la carte program would lead to an even more dramatic loss in hot lunch sales, Dellutri said.

“We thought it would be a financial disaster for us this year with the full implementation (of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act),” Dellutri said at a School Board meeting Monday, July 28.

NY Sheriffs’ Association Recommends Refusing ICE Requests To Hold Foreign Detainees For Immigration Offenses…

Thanks to Obama it is now acceptable to pick and choose which immigration laws to enforce.

Via NY Times:

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association has recommended that its members refuse requests by federal immigration authorities to hold foreign-born detainees for additional time so that they can be investigated for immigration-related offenses.

At least nine sheriffs in the state have vowed to follow the association’s guidance, joining a growing wave of law enforcement agencies around the nation that have made similar policy changes, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union, which has been pressing the jurisdictions in the state to make the changes.

The shift follows a series of federal court rulings this year that raised questions about the constitutionality of the holds, which are known as detainers and are a key part of the federal immigration-enforcement machinery. Immigration authorities have for years issued detainers to local and state law enforcement agencies, asking them to hold immigrant detainees for up to 48 hours after they were scheduled for release from jail.

Many of those detainees are then transferred into federal custody and end up in deportation proceedings.

“We’re pleased that some of the counties that have large immigrant populations have recognized that they can’t legally hold people based on an ICE detainer,” said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, using the acronym for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency that issues the holds.

“We applaud the state sheriffs’ association for recognizing that you can’t violate the law to enforce the law,” Ms. Lieberman added.

Far-Left Atheist Group Works With IRS To Crack Down On Churches…

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Abolish the IRS.

Via The Blaze:

The Internal Revenue Service has settled a lawsuit brought by a secular activist group, reportedly agreeing to adopt standards for determining and investigating whether churches and religious organizations have violated restrictions on political activity.

The precise terms of the settlement are still unclear, as is how the IRS will amend its policies to enforce tax law on churches in a way that is palatable to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which has long decried “rogue political churches.”

The IRS and the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a joint motion for dismissal July 17, though the court has not officially closed the case, according to Christianity Today.

That said, the atheist group has said that an unspecified settlement agreement is underway.

Freedom From Religion Foundation co-resident Annie Laurie Gaylor called the IRS’s decision to settle the case — a legal battle that began in federal court in Wisconsin back in 2012 — “a victory,” despite the moratorium currently in place on all IRS investigations of nonprofit groups.

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CNN Host Calls Global Warming Skeptics “Willfully Ignorant Fucksticks”…

So eloquent.

Weir was outraged by this post from Fox Nation.