Don’t worry, Al. They can’t afford to lose you…
MSNBC host, self-proclaimed civil rights activist, professional race-baiter and shakedown artist Al Sharpton apparently owes $4.5 million to the IRS in unpaid taxes. On top of this long list of titles, Sharpton also serves as an unpaid advisor to the White House and President Obama on civil rights issues, race and politics. In fact, just three days after the 2014 midterm elections Sharpton was invited to the White House to offer advice about how to work with the GOP in the new Congress. In August, President Obama spoke for Sharpton’s National Action Network. The video of Obama’s speech is available on the official White House YouTube page and is watermarked with the WhiteHouse.gov logo.
Regardless of Sharpton’s indisputably long history, partnership and many White House visits to meet with President Obama, recent news of Sharpton’s massive tax bill have Obama administration officials playing dumb.
Or as Al Sharpton calls it, a job well done.
Washington (CNN) — Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday finds.
Fifty-four percent of nonwhites — including blacks, Latinos and Asians — say Wilson should be charged with murder, while just 23% of whites agree. And 38% of whites say Wilson should be charged with no crime at all, while just 15% of nonwhites hold that position.
The poll’s results come as the grand jury prepares to make its decision, with an announcement expected Monday evening.
The vultures continue to circle Brown’s corpse.
The Ferguson grand jury is expected to make an announcement today about whether Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for fatally shooting Michael Brown back in August. Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump was on MSNBC earlier this afternoon talking about the impending decision, and Joy Reid asked him exactly what the family is planning if Wilson is not indicted. […]
“If there’s no indictment, the federal government is investigating the matter, so they will want to know if there’s any federal charges, but if not then the only remedy they will have left is a legal civil matter, and so we’re going to explore every legal avenue to get them some sense of justice.”
Shorter Webb: “I swear I don’t want to see violence, buttttt….”
The President of Sacramento’s NAACP branch has stated that he hopes there will not be violence once the decision in the case of Officer Darren Wilson is handed down, but also asserted that he understands that members of the NAACP community have animosity for police.
Stephen Webb told local Fox affiliate KTXL 40, “We’re hoping if anything, that peace will continue, that the looting the rioting will not happen… We know our local branch is there, working very diligently with community, we’re hoping that we will have a verdict tomorrow and hopefully that verdict will be right.”
…Webb tacitly defended any unrest that might occur, adding, “The unrest, I think you have to walk in their shoes. Walk in the shoes of a person that’s being affected by that community. And we’ve got different examples right here in Sacramento. Even though it wasn’t a law enforcement officer, it was an enforcement officer with Oscar Grant.”
Yeah, Joe, that never happened.
She’d fit right in…
Via Washington Free Beacon:
Former Defense Department official Michele Flournoy, who is considered to be on a short list to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, attacked Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign for recognizing that the decision to withdraw troops from Iraq in 2011 was a “tragic” mistake.
“Governor Romney called the ending of the Iraq War and the bringing of our troops home ‘tragic,’ which is really hard to understand,” Flournoy recited for an Obama campaign video in October 2012. “He wanted to keep our troops there longer, tens of thousands of them.”
“Hey, no one is looking, let’s dump some ridiculous news” — Obama admin every single holiday.
Via Daily Caller:
While Americans are focused on what delicious foods they’re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda — marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday.
The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday — and right before a major holiday.
“It’s become an unfortunate tradition of this administration and others to drop these regulatory agendas late on a Friday and right before a holiday,” Matt Shudtz, executive director of the Center for Progressive Reform, told The Hill newspaper.
I disagree, he unleashed his race-baiting Attorney General Eric Holder on whites in Ferguson.
Via Rebel Pundit:
Which is news to everyone not named Barack Obama.
Via The Hill:
President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he “bent over backwards” to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform.
On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents “by a long shot.”
“If you ask historians, take a look at the track records of the modern presidency, I’ve actually been very restrained. And I’ve been very restrained with respect to immigration. I bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress to work,” Obama said.
One day they will understand Mooch knows what is best for them.
(WSAW) – Many Marathon middle school students are fed up with their school lunch program and Thursday organized a boycott of the school lunch program to show their disapproval of federal lunch guidelines. In lieu of heading through the lunch line Thursday, students brought packed lunches.
Students at Venture Academy said they’re simply not getting enough to eat during school lunch.
“Lately what I have noticed with our school lunches is probably the portions. They have actually gotten smaller and when I was younger we used to be able to get a lot more food. The younger kids are getting the same amount of food we are, but if we want more we have to pay more money to get double,” explained student Ally Phakitthong.
But Venture Academy isn’t the only school hoping to send a message to the government. Last week, high school student at D.C. Everest did a similar boycott. In October, students in Hartford, Connecticut also boycotted school lunch.
Thursday in Marathon students also signed a letter addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama expressing their concerns about their school lunches.
British SAS are badass in every sense of the word.
Via Daily Mail:
SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Defence sources indicated last night that soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks.
Until now, it had been acknowledged only that the SAS was operating in a reconnaissance role in Iraq and was not involved in combat. But The Mail on Sunday has learned that small groups of soldiers are being dropped into IS territory in RAF Chinook helicopters – to take on the enemy.
The missions have taken place on a near daily basis in the past four weeks and the SAS soldiers have expended so much ammunition that regimental quartermasters have been forced to order a full replenishment of stocks of machine-gun rounds and sniper bullets.
An SAS source said: ‘Our tactics are putting the fear of God into IS as they don’t know where we’re going to strike next and there’s frankly nothing they can do to stop us.
Versus the almost instant reaction he got (all negative) after switching to Israel’s flag.
Update to this story.
Time for an Obama sad face:
Half of the nation’s voters don’t like President Obama’s recently announced changes to the U.S. immigration system and think it will be bad for the economy, and a majority believes the new plan will attract more illegal immigrants.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of the president’s new plan that will allow nearly five million illegal immigrants to remain in this country legally and apply for jobs. Fifty percent (50%) oppose the plan.
Speak the truth, get fired for it.
… Mr. Hagel, for his part, spent his time on the job largely carrying out Mr. Obama’s stated wishes on matters like bringing back American troops from Afghanistan and trimming the Pentagon budget, with little pushback. He did manage to inspire loyalty among enlisted soldiers and often seemed at his most confident when talking to troops or sharing wartime experiences as a Vietnam veteran.
But Mr. Hagel has often had problems articulating his thoughts — or administration policy — in an effective manner, and has sometimes left reporters struggling to describe what he has said in news conferences. In his side-by-side appearances with both General Dempsey and Secretary of State John Kerry, Mr. Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran and the first former enlisted combat soldier to be defense secretary, has often been upstaged.
He raised the ire of the White House in August as the administration was ramping up its strategy to fight the Islamic State, directly contradicting the president, who months before had likened the Sunni militant group to a junior varsity basketball squad. Mr. Hagel, facing reporters in his now-familiar role next to General Dempsey, called the Islamic State an “imminent threat to every interest we have,” adding, “This is beyond anything that we’ve seen.” White House officials later said they viewed those comments as unhelpful, although the administration still appears to be struggling to define just how large is the threat posed by the Islamic State.
Nothing like a little internecine warfare on the left.
The family feud between President Obama and soon-to-be Senate minority leader Harry Reid escalated this week, after the Nevada Democrat told the White House to “get a life” for its continued anger over remarks made by one of his top aides. […]
Reid, for his part, is unrepentant. “He didn’t make it up, you know,” the senator said, referring to Krone’s claim that the Nevada senator begged Obama to get more involved in the midterm elections and blamed the president for the impending loss.
And Reid also appears furious at the White House for their targeting of his top aide and close friend. ”They should just get over it,” he told the Times. “I have a good relationship with the president. This is all staff driven. Get a life. Forget about this.”
The purveyors of the “War On Women” unavailable for comment.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off controversy Monday when he said that men and women are not equal, adding that a woman’s job is to be a mother.
“Our religion [Islam] has defined a position for women [in society]: motherhood,” Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdogan as saying to an audience of women, including his own daughter, at the Women and Justice Summit hosted by the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul.
“You cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t accept the concept of motherhood,” he said.
Using another example of mothers, Erdogan went on to say that “[Women’s] characters, habits and physiques are different… You cannot place a mother breastfeeding her baby on an equal footing with men,” Russia’s RTE news reported Erdogan as saying.
“You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different.”
Erdogan called instead for “equivalency” between the genders, though emphasized the need for full equality regardless of gender before the law.