I disagree, he unleashed his race-baiting Attorney General Eric Holder on whites in Ferguson.
Via Rebel Pundit:
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.
Riots ensue in 3… 2… 1…
Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — A decision is expected Monday from the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, that is weighing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting, U.S. and local law enforcement officials told CNN.
The announcement will come from the St Louis County Prosecutor, the sources said.
The sources did not know what decision will be announced.
The city has been on edge in anticipation of a decision. Some businesses have been boarded up, and activists are prepared to protest.
For the grand jury, the key question is whether Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, will face charges in the August 9 shooting death of Brown, 18, who was black.
Though the basic facts of the case — that Brown was unarmed when Wilson shot him — are not in question, the facts of the fatal moment are hotly disputed.
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.
Via Campus Reform:
Ivy League students held a “funeral” for those “murdered by structural racism and capitalism” Friday afternoon in anticipation of the forthcoming verdict in Ferguson, Mo.
As a part of Ferguson Fridays at the University of Pennsylvania, a couple dozen students gathered for a mock wake of “black and brown bodies” who have been oppressed in the world. The students–with both minorities and Caucasians in attendance–congregated in front of a casket to hear personal anecdotes and poems, according to an attendee at the event.
“Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) presents a funeral for those casualties of crimes against humanity,” the event programs read. “Black and brown bodies murdered by structural racism and capitalism both domestically and globally.”
The funeral speakers lamented on a variety of topics spanning from immigration to Palestine to the Civil War. One speaker alleged that Americans had been misinformed about the true nature of the Civil War as it was really “about black bodies.”
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.
Via Raw Story:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is more focused on “black on black” crimes than police violence against African-Americans because of the “defense mechanism of white supremacy at work” in his mind, according to Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson. […]
“First of all, most black people who commit crimes against other black people go to jail,” Dyson pointed out. “Number two, they are not sworn by the police department as an agent of the state to uphold the law. So in both cases, that’s a false equivalency that the mayor has drawn, which has exacerbated tensions that are deeply imbedded in American culture.”
“Black people who kill black people go to jail,” he added. “White people who are policemen who kill black people do not go to jail. If a jury can indict a ham sandwich, why is it taking so long?” […]
“Look at this,” Dyson concluded. “This is the defense mechanism of white supremacy at work in your mind, sir.”
And he considers that a good thing?
OBAMA: You know, they’re probably not going to be looking at me to campaign too much…One of the things about our society which is great, is that we don’t have real long memories. And, you know, we get, we get impatient for the next thing – it has worked for me before.
Via NBC News:
With Thanksgiving just days away, Michael Brown Sr. headed back to the street where his son died to give back to the community. Residents of Canfield Green Apartments talk about the stress of uncertainty as the Grand Jury continues to deliberate on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson.
ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced nearly $135 million in humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by Syria’s war.
Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, Biden said the money will raise the amount of aid the U.S. has provided to more than $3 billion since Syria’s crisis began.
The new funding will help feed vulnerable people inside Syria; Syrian refugees in Turkey; and Syrian refugees in other neighboring countries.
Turkey is now hosting an estimated 1.6 million refugees from Syria.
More than 190,000 Syrians from Kobani, a Syrian town near the border, flee to Turkey in recent weeks.
About 300 people have protested U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey, chanting: “Biden get out. This country is ours.”
Of course Granderson has noting to say about the dozens of black men who have been killed by their fellow blacks since the Ferguson shooting.
The wheels on the bus go round and round…
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and a beleaguered national security team that has struggled to stay ahead of an onslaught of global crises.
The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.
The officials described Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration.
But now “the next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus,” one administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. He insisted that Mr. Hagel was not fired, saying that he initiated discussions about his future two weeks ago with the president, and that the two men mutually agreed that it was time for him to leave.
Only in lib fantasyland.
John Kerry gets treated like a doormat? Shocker.
Via Free Beacon:
Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks is known to frequently scream and shout at Western diplomats, including Secretary of State John Kerry, a practice that has caused alarm among bodyguards stationed outside the negotiating room, according to a member of the Iranian diplomatic team who spoke to the Farsi-language press.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif—who is scheduled to hold one-on-one talks with Kerry this evening in Vienna—”frequently shouts at Western diplomats” in such a forceful manner that bodyguards have hurriedly entered the negotiation room on occasion worried that an incident might occur, according to one Iranian diplomat involved in negotiations who spoke anonymously with the Iranian press earlier this week.
On one occasion, Zarif’s shouts were so loud that a member of the Iranian delegation entered the negotiation room to check on the players, according to the report, which was independently translated for the Free Beacon.
Upon entering, the Iranian official was informed by European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, a chief western negotiator, that Zarif was just shouting and she had gotten used to it, according to an independent translation of the report.
The report of Zarif’s aggressive behavior is consistent with previous reports claiming that Iranian negotiators tend to treat their Western counterparts—particularly the Americans—with scorn.