They sound an awful lot like Eric Holder…
Via Truth Revolt:
In a unanimous decision Friday, California’s seven Supreme Court Justices voted to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on the grounds that the group’s policies discriminate according to sexual orientation. Having eliminated the exemption that protected nonprofit youth groups, the only remaining exemption is for members of religious organizations.
While the Boy Scouts of America allows homosexual boys to be members, it prohibits homosexual adults to be leaders. The organization’s controversial policy has been under fire for years from LGBT and civil rights activists.
Despite a 1996 California Supreme Court ruling which forbids participation in groups with discriminatory policies, the Boy Scouts had been exempted under the state’s nonprofit youth exemption…
Not sure they understand Americans’ “personal worries”…
Via Daily Caller:
An Environmental Protection Agency memo sent to top officials implored the agency to build up support for its agenda by tying its regulatory agenda to the “personal worries” of Americans.
“Polar ice caps and the polar bears have become the climate change ‘mascots,’ if you will, and personify the challenges we have in making this issue real for many Americans,” reads a memo sent around to top agency officials in March 2009, just months after President Barack Obama took office.
“Most Americans will never see a polar ice cap, nor will most have the chance to see a polar bear in its natural habitat,” the memo reads. “Therefore, it is easy to detach from the seriousness of this issue. Unfortunately, climate change in the abstract is an increasingly — and consistently — unpersuasive argument to make.”
“However, if we shift from making this about the polar caps and about our neighbor with respiratory illness we can potentially bring this issue home to many Americans,” the memo adds. “There will be many opportunities to discuss climate-related efforts this year. As we do so, we must allow the human health argument to take center stage.”
Obama jumps to his feet applauding enthusiastically.
Via Business Insider:
Miss USA Nia Sanchez gave a classic “world peace” answer when asked what message she would send to terrorists during the onstage question at the 63rd Miss Universe pageant on Sunday night.
“If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to global terrorists, what would you say?” world champion boxer and Miss Universe judge Manny Pacquiao asked Sanchez.
Sanchez replied: “OK, if I was given 30 seconds to give a message to the global terrorists, is that what you said? OK. I would just say, ‘I know as Miss USA, I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace,’ and I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world.”
Sanchez — a 24-year-old fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do — could have nailed the question with a firm response against terrorists’ brutality.
Then again, Ebonics is his first language.
It’s a safe bet the Islamic State’s egomaniac leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not like being upstaged by al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula when they slaughtered the staff of Charlie Hebdo.
BEIRUT (AP) — The spokesman for the Islamic State group is calling on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to “shed a drop of blood” should do so.
Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, in an audio recording released Monday, praised recent attacks in Australia, Belgium and France – where gunmen killed 12 people in an assault on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine.
He also praised the gunman who shot and killed a soldier in October at Canada’s national war memorial and then stormed the parliament building before being killed by security forces.
Al-Adnani also made reference to the death last week of Saudi King Abdullah, saying Muslims “are happy for the death of the tyrant of the peninsula.”
And if that wasn’t insane enough, Yarmuth (who is Jewish) accuses Jews of buying Republican support for Israel.
Rep. John Yarmuth says Republican House Speaker John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the House of Representatives is “close to subversion.”
Speaking with the Stephanie Miller Show on Friday, the Kentucky Democrat added some Congress members’ strong support for Israel “had to do with fundraising.”
“I am totally outraged at Speaker Boehner for doing it, I think it’s, it was deliberately designed to undermine the president — that’s close to subversion,” said Yarmuth of Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress.
“I mean, the president is supposed to be conducting foreign policy, not the Speaker of the House.”
Yarmuth then said a lot of the strong support for Israel has to with fundraising and pressure from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
“And you know, a lot of it has to do with fundraising — I’m sure some of it is sincere support for Israel,” Yarmuth said.
“You know, I’m a Jewish member of Congress, I’m a strong supporter of Israel, but my first obligation is to the Constitution of the United States, not to the Constitution of Israel. And unfortunately, I think, some of the demands that are made of members by AIPAC and some strong Jewish supporters are that we pay more attention — I guess we defer — to Israel more than we defer to the United States.”
Yes, still a fake controversy.
Via Washington Examiner:
State Department officials called the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack at the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya, a “violent demonstration” even though they had known for many hours that it was a coordinated military-style assault, newly obtained documents show.
“Violent demonstrations took place at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and at the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya, resulting in damages in both locations and casualties in Benghazi,” the State Department said in a Sept. 12, 2012, statement issued by its Diplomatic Security Command Center.
The statement was uncovered in a partial document release in a lawsuit after the State Department refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, a Right-leaning non-profit that works for increased transparency in government. The FOIA request sought “any and all activity logs, reports, or other records produced by the Diplomatic Security Command Center between Sept. 10 2012, and Sept. 13, 2012, regarding, concerning, or related to the attack at the U.S. Special Mission Compound and Classified Annex in Benghazi, Libya.”
So they are not “violent extremists?”
AMMAN, Jordan — At first glance the official slogan and emblem of the Houthis, who are now the dominant force in Yemen, does not offer much hope to American policy makers.
It includes the words “Death to America, death to Israel, damnation to the Jews.” Houthis shout it when they march, wear it on arm patches, paint it on buildings and stick it onto their car windows. When pictured, those words are rendered in red, framed by “God is great” and “Victory to Islam” in green, on a white background.
Sometimes the red words are shown dripping blood.
But for all their harsh sloganeering, the Houthis may be a lot more moderate than it suggests, according to many diplomats and analysts who have followed them closely. They say it would be premature to dismiss them as Yemen’s Hezbollah, despite their alliance with Iran.
While Obama administration officials in Washington insisted that counterterrorism operations in Yemen against Al Qaeda, including armed drone flights, would continue despite the Houthi takeover, there were indications that given the political turmoil some specific missions and training might be suspended, reduced or altered on a case-by-case basis.
Last week: Obama says he will refuse to meet with Netanyahu claiming he does not want to influence Israeli elections.
Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections.
One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including Jeremy Bird, the Obama campaign’s national field director) who will run the campaign out of offices taking up the ground floor of a Tel Aviv office building.
V-2015 is careful not to support a specific party – rather “just not Bibi”. As such, the foreign funds pouring into the campaign are not subject to Israel’s campaign finance laws.
To be precise, they are at risk of “breaking their penis.” (cringe)
Via Daily Mail:
Global warming is claimed to be already posing problems for polar bears, whose numbers are waning because of melting ice, dangerous conditions and fewer hunting opportunities.
Now experts have warned that chemical pollutants may be reducing the density of the bears’ penis bones.
This puts them at risk of breaking their penis, which could have disastrous consequences for mating and the survival of the endangered species.
Mammals such as otters have a penis bone, or baculum, which is thought to be a by-product of evolution, although experts are not sure.
Now, a team of scientists led by Christian Sonne at Aarhus University, Denmark, has found that a certain type of pollutant called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is associated with a less dense penile bone, New Scientist reported.
Anything considered even slightly pro-America is considered blasphemous by the left.
Via Raw Story:
Famed linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky took some time during a Cambridge, Massachusetts event hosted by The Baffler to discuss the film American Sniper and what its popularity says about the American people.
He began by reading a glowing review of the film in The New York Times that began by insulting “America’s coastal intelligentsia, which has busied itself with chatter over little-seen art dramas while everyday Americans showed up en masse for a patriotic, pro-family picture which broke all attendance records in its opening days.”
“What was the patriotic, pro-family film that so entranced everyday Americans?” Chomsky asked by way of response. “It’s about the most deadly sniper in American history, a guy named Chris Kyle, who claims to have used his skills to have killed several hundred people in Iraq.”
The website posted info on Yair and Avner Netanyahu claiming it was from an IRGC intelligence report… reality, it was copied from Wikipedia.
The Iranian Mashark news website published a detailed plan to kill Prime Minister Netanyahu’s sons, in retaliation for the Iranian general’s elimination last week. The plan also includes the targeting of former Prime Ministers Sharon and Olmert’s family members
The elimination of an Iranian senior level general continues to irritate Teheran. Iran, who is holding Israel accountable for the killing of at least 6 Hezbollah terrorists and 2 Iranians last week on Syrian soil, already made an official statement regarding acts of revenge.
Today (Sunday), the Mashark news website, which is known for being in close relations with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, challenged Israel with a dramatic plan to kill some of the family members of Israel’s heads of state, in retaliation for the alleged elimination.
The opinion column includes not only the targeting of current Prime Minister Netanyahu’s sons, Yair and Avner Netanyahu, but also the sons of former Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. In addition to their names and photos, a detailed text regarding an intelligence plan about the two was given, regarding their whereabouts and recent activities.
However, a quick online search shows most of the information about Netanyahu’s sons was taken from Wikipedia.
You can’t make this stuff up.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University.
The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the essay competition is a fitting tribute to the life and leadership of the Saudi Arabian monarch.
I can’t see why anyone would have a problem with this.
Via Daily Caller:
Earlier this month, a professor at Queens College, City University of New York asserted that “the right to vote in this country has never been intrinsically tied to citizenship” in an op-ed in the Providence Journal.
The Journal’s version of PolitiFact has now deemed the claim as “mostly true.”
Hayduk notes that “more than 22 million adults in the U.S. are barred from voting because they lack U.S. citizenship.” Some voting districts are especially affected. In Los Angeles, for example, Hayduk says illegal aliens “make up more than one-third of the voting-age population.”
“The right to vote helps keep our democracy inclusive and fair, and resident voting is the next logical step toward creating a truly universal franchise,” the professor concludes. “Noncitizen voting is the suffrage movement of our time.”
Via U.S. Embassy To Yemen:
Due to the recent resignation of the Yemeni president, prime minister, and cabinet, and the ongoing security concerns, the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa is unable to provide routine consular services and will have very limited ability to assist with emergency cases involving U.S. citizens. The U.S. Embassy will be closed to the public until further notice out of an abundance of caution and care for our employees and others who may be visiting the Embassy. We are continuously analyzing the security conditions and will resume consular operations as soon as our analysis indicates we are able to do so safely.
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Yemen. U.S. citizens still in Yemen should make plans to depart immediately. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Yemen are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Travelers should reconfirm flight schedules with their airline prior to going to the airport. Flight cancellations occur frequently. There are no plans for charter flights or other U.S. government-coordinated evacuations.
U.S. citizens in Yemen remain vulnerable to kidnappings and terrorist attacks, especially when in transit to and from residences or workplaces. U.S. citizens should exercise caution and take prudent security measures in all areas, especially those areas frequented by Westerners. All U.S. citizens are reminded to vary their routes and times for all travel, maintain a high level of vigilance, keep a low profile, lock car windows and doors, carry a cell phone at all times, and report suspicious incidents to the Embassy.