Report: Officer Darren Wilson Was Nearly Beaten Unconscious By Michael Brown…

Wait, you mean Michael Brown wasn’t a saintly soul needlessly gunned down by a racist cop?

Via Fox News:

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic. However, the confrontation quickly escalated into physical violence, the source said..

“They ignored him and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move,” the source said. “They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.

The source claims that there is “solid proof” that there was a struggle between Brown and Wilson for the policeman’s firearm, resulting in the gun going off – although it still remains unclear at this stage who pulled the trigger. Brown started to walk away according to the account, prompting Wilson to draw his gun and order him to freeze. Brown, the source said, raised his hands in the air, and turned around saying, “What, you’re going to shoot me?”

Report: Obama Considering Sending More Ground Troops To Iraq…


More mission creep. The fact is the Islamic State is an 80K strong army and are deeply entrenched in Iraq and Syria, a token U.S. force and airstrikes will not dislodge them.

Via The Hill:

U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more U.S. troops into Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad, according to The Associated Press.

A senior U.S. official said the number of troops currently under discussion is less than 300, but there has been no final decision.

The discussion comes after Sunni militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheaded American journalist James Foley. ISIS released video of the killing on Tuesday and threatened to kill another U.S. journalist held captive if the U.S. did not stop airstrikes in Iraq.

U.S. fighter jets and drones, however, continued their airstrikes in Iraq, conducting nearly a dozen strikes within hours after the video surfaced online.

North Korea Calls John Kerry “A Wolf With A Hideous Lantern Jaw”…

Now that I think about it, that does sound like Lurch.

Via SC Morning Post:

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous lantern jaw.”

North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and Seoul this year, calling President Barack Obama a monkey and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute.

Wednesday’s slur against Kerry appeared only in a Korean-language dispatch, suggesting it was meant to rally anti-US sentiment and burnish the leadership’s image domestically at a time when Washington and Seoul are conducting annual military drills that Pyongyang calls an invasion rehearsal.

An unidentified policy department spokesman at the North Korean defence commission, led by leader Kim Jong-un, described Kerry as a “wolf donning the mask of sheep.”

University Changes Name Of Student Newspaper “The Bullet” Because It “Propagates Violence”…

The stupidity never ends.

The University of Mary Washington’s student newspaper, the record of campus events since 1922, is changing its name from The Bullet to The Blue & Gray Press.

The first edition of the weekly paper under the new name will come out Sept. 4.

The paper’s editor-in-chief, Alison Thoet, said the staff wanted to change the name to reflect the changing nature of the field of journalism and “really be reflective of the student body.”

The newspaper announced the change in a release to the UMW community Monday.

“The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner,” the release said. “The board intends to remain faithful to the history our university stands upon, and we continue to honor this history both in a respectful and meaningful way.”

Keep reading…

Ferguson Protesters Chant “Time To Kill A Cop”…

What a lovable group of scamps.

FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS St. Louis/AP) — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers.

Police told KMOV-TV that urine and bottles were thrown at officers by protesters who hid in the media staging area. Some protesters also chanted “Time To Kill A Cop.”

WaPo Obamabot Eugene Robinson: Islamic State Beheaded James Foley Because Obama’s A Badass, Or Something…


Robinson’s not the first person to make this claim today.

ANDREA MITCHELL: He is an angry commander in chief. He is not backing down. It’s clear, though, that they are reluctant to go after the safe haven in Syria because they know that that may well be where other western and American hostages are being held.

ROBINSON: But it’s also clear that the airstrikes are having an impact on ISIS or they wouldn’t be doing this. They wouldn’t be doing these dramatic and terroristic acts if they weren’t hurting. I think it’s had a real impact on them.

Kerry: ISIS Is An “Ugly Insult To The Peaceful Religion” Of Islam…

The “religion of peace” myth continues.

John Kerry statement on death of James Foley:

James Foley went to the darkest of places to shine the light of truth. Nothing could stop him from sharing with the world the reality of what was happening on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the struggle against a brutal dictator in Libya, and he was just as determined to do the same from Syria. He was brave and bold, and no masked coward can ever steal the legacy of this courageous American who lived out the meaning of the word journalism.

I was a Senator when James was first held in Libya, and we were first introduced to the Foley family. His family was as determined in working towards his release as James had been daring in covering those war zones himself. The sheer unfairness and unlikely odds that this young journalist would again find himself in captivity in another conflict was almost unimaginable. It is impossible to express how much we all wanted this latest horror to end with his family reunited, as it had been the first time.

Teresa and I, along with members of my family who got to know James’ mother Diane and his brother, are heartbroken for all of the Foleys. There are no words of condolence that can adequately convey our sorrow, our sympathy, or our anger for what has happened.

There is evil in this world, and we all have come face to face with it once again. Ugly, savage, inexplicable, nihilistic, and valueless evil. ISIL is the face of that evil, a threat to people who want to live in peace, and an ugly insult to the peaceful religion they violate every day with their barbarity.

Obama’s Top Advisers Privately Assure Black Leaders Justice Will Prevail In Ferguson…

How can Officer Wilson get fair treatment if Obama’s top two advisers are basically saying they think he’s guilty?

Via WaPo:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. left Washington early Wednesday for a day of meetings in Ferguson, Mo., as the highest-ranking Obama administration official to visit the tension-filled community where nightly protests have led to dozens of arrests. [...]

The administration has been working behind the scenes to assure leading civil rights groups that it is determined to see justice achieved as Obama — who has been criticized by some African American leaders for not visiting Ferguson himself — seeks to preserve his support in the black community with his handling of the racially charged case.

Holder and senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett briefed 1,000 African American leaders, community organizers and civil rights groups in private conference calls this week, White House aides said. The strategy was aimed at enlisting the groups to “help keep the situation calm and focused,” said a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the conversations.

Holder and Jarrett were joined on the calls by Molly Moran, acting director of the Justice Department’s civil rights division. They said that FBI agents had conducted more than 200 interviews and personnel from the federal civil rights division and the office of ­community-oriented policing also are in Ferguson.

“Rest assured, we’re working tirelessly,” Holder said on one of the calls, according to people who participated. “We have the utmost confidence in the independence and integrity of our investigators.”

Van Jones On Ferguson: “All Summer Long You Had African-American Unarmed Men Killed”…

And he’s not talking about black-on-black crime.

COOPER: Do you believe this will have what is happening here behind the scenes or this killing will have an impact the way Rodney King [did]?

JONES: Absolutely. This is transforming a generation of young black activists and political leaders –

COOPER: Really? This incident?

JONES: This incident. Well, you have to remember all summer long you had African-American unarmed men killed all summer and when you have a summer like this, just like ’92, my generation of young activists, we were totally changed in terms of our understanding of what we need to do to make the system work better for us. It’s happening right now with this generation.

UNREAL: Obama Goes Straight To The Golf Course After Foley Beheading Statement …

How do you think George W. Bush would be treated by the media if he did something like this?

Six Flags To Former Marine: Hey, Sorry For Kicking You Out Of Our Park For Wearing Shirt With A Gun On It…

Sanity prevails… after a thorough public shaming.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Marine who wasn’t allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.

Mario Alejandro, who served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, received a phone call from Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald on Saturday apologizing, and he accepted, reported.

Alejandro, a father of three from Woodbridge, said he went to the park with his family on Aug. 9 wearing the shirt, which was a Father’s Day gift and was bought from a nonprofit that supports Marines. He said a security guard told him the shirt, which included the phrase “Keep calm and return fire,” was offensive and he had to change it or cover it if he wanted to go into the park, located in Jackson.

“I told them (that it’s) not offensive, that it’s a military shirt and that it means something,” Alejandro said. “But they said, ‘I don’t care. Get out of the park.’”

A spokeswoman for the park, whose rides include the Nitro and Runaway Mine Train roller coasters, said it didn’t realize Alejandro’s shirt was related to a military charity, The Reconnaissance Foundation.

HT: Mystical Groove

Obama Says Islam Has Nothing To Do With Violence Committed By ISIS…

There’s no way around it, the Islamic State’s justification for violence is taken straight from the Koran.

Obama Fundraises One Hour Before He Speaks About Beheading Of American Journalist…

Barack Obama

Note the time on the email, 11:41 a.m., Obama is speaking about the horrific beheading of James Foley at 12:45 p.m.

From: Barack Obama
Subject: Thank you, Drew
Date: August 20, 2014 11:41:58 AM EDT

Drew –

Nothing has ever been more important than fighting for folks like you. You are my priority.

And right now, a focus of that fight has to be getting people who really care about making things better for you elected. The upcoming elections could determine whether or not we have a Congress who will work with me to help you.

That’s why it’s so important I spend some time helping Democrats campaign and win. I can only tackle the issues that matter to you with some help. Will you help me out, Drew?