The race card … yawn.
Holder also praises the protesters for accusing the police of being racists.
Via Weekly Standard:
Ahead of the grand jury in Ferguson announcing whether it will indict a police officer for killing a man in Ferguson, Missouri, Attorney General Eric Holder has released a video announcement telling law enforcement to behave.
“The Justice Department encourages law enforcement officials, in every jurisdiction, to work with the communities they serve to minimize needless confrontation,” Holder says.
“Over the past few months, we’ve seen demonstrations and protests that have sought to bring attention to real and significant underlying issues involving police practices, implicit bias, and pervasive community distrust. And in most cases, these demonstrations have been both meaningful and responsible, and have brought vital issues to the attention of the public at large,” the top cop says in a video.
“I know, from first-hand experience, that demonstrations like these have the potential to spark a sustained and positive national dialogue, to provide momentum to a necessary conversation, and to bring about critical reform.”
The media will call the protest “mostly peaceful.”
One of the holiest of holy days for the left.
Via The Hill:
The White House on Friday chided Republicans for warning that President Obama’s action on immigration could disrupt work on other issues, with a top aide likening the threats to the “third-grade equivalent of taking your ball and going home.”
“There’s no reason you should not be doing those things you think are in the best interest of the country where there’s bipartisan agreement because you disagree with this,” senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.
“The equivalent would be if the president said, ‘If you pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act that will poison the well and I refuse to work with you on anything else.’ That’s an illogical approach.”
Then again, TIME is a lib rag so I wouldn’t put it past them.
More like a shakedown.
Will air this weekend on cable news channels.
One of the most frightening aspects of the Islamic State is that they are building an actual state.
IRBIL, IRAQ — The Islamic State is accumulating gold, silver and copper in markets throughout northern and western Iraq, dealers report, in an apparent effort to stockpile enough precious metal to follow through on a pledge to mint its own currency.
On Nov. 11, the Islamic State’s Beit al Mal, an ancient Islamic term akin to “Department of Treasury,” announced that the group would reintroduce the dinar currency of the Umayyad Caliphate, which ruled an empire that stretched from modern Iran to Spain for much of the seventh and eighth centuries. The announcement – which included images of three types of coins in gold, copper and silver – drew skepticism from experts, who doubted that the Islamic State could arrange a system to mint and issue a modern currency.
But interviews with dealers in precious metals indicate that the Islamic State has begun the complex process of issuing the currency, a reminder that as the best-financed non-state actor in history – with a revenue stream from oil sales and aggressive taxation – it’s been able to install bureaucratic controls over the large swath of territory it’s claimed in Iraq and Syria.
Hajj Samir, a gold trader in the city of Fallujah who asked that his full name not be used for security reasons, said that since the announcement, foreign jihadists had been buying all of the gold and silver in the city’s markets.
He said he alone had sold more than 15 pounds of gold to foreigners who were members of the Islamic State. “They said it was for gifts for their wives, but now I know why, and all the traders say the same thing,” he said. “We’ve been making trips to Baghdad to get more, and they buy all of it.
It’s almost like they are racist, which is impossible because only white people can be racist.
Death threats, how progressive.
Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have taken to the streets and chosen not to wait for a grand jury’s decision before clashing with police once again. A grand jury is expected to decide whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who is accused of shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown, in the coming days. But protesters made their voices heard outside the Ferguson Police Department on Thursday night shouting, “What do we want? Darren Wilson! How do we want him? Dead!”
Protesters gathered on South Florissant Road outside the police department and halted traffic. Police responded by coming out of the station and forming a line behind the barricade protecting the department.
Bush Derangement Syndrome still alive and kicking.
Via Campus Reform:
A political science professor dressed up as former-Vice President Dick Cheney (R) and pretended to shoot around the classroom.
In a video and photos obtained by Campus Reform, John Gruhl, a professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) donned an orange vest and Cheney mask and then pretended to shoot around his classroom.
Some students in the classroom can be heard laughing at Gruhl’s antics.
“When Professor Gruhl walked in to the class on Halloween dressed as Dick Cheney, I felt as though he had overstepped his boundaries as an educator,” Matt Server, a freshman political science major told Campus Reform. “By dressing up, and in my eyes, mocking the former vice president, I felt that Professor Gruhl had gone to another level in his attacks on Vice President Cheney. His costume, and subsequent remarks, were inappropriate for an institute of higher education.”
If this were a Republican president the left would be screaming “religious fanatic!”
Via CNS News:
President Barack Obama said in a primetime address to the nation last night that he will travel to Las Vegas today and meet with an illegal alien whom he intends, unilaterally, to allow to stay in the United States in violation of the nation’s immigration laws.
In explaining why he thinks this is the right thing to do, Obama cited an unspecified passage of “Scripture.”
“Tomorrow, I’ll travel to Las Vegas and meet with some of these students, including a young woman named Astrid Silva,” said Obama.” [...]
“Are we a nation that kicks out a striving, hopeful immigrant like Astrid, or are we a nation that finds a way to welcome her in?” said Obama. “Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger–we were strangers once, too.”
Barack and Mooch touring the Lincoln Memorial:
Libs and ISIS have something in common, they both love taxes.
Via NBC News:
ISIS has announced monthly taxes on students attending schools and colleges in Iraq’s second-largest city, parents and a security official said Wednesday. Iraqi government schools have been state-funded since 1974. But parents in Mosul — which ISIS militants now control — have been told they must pay 25,000 Iraqi dinars (about $21) for every child attending kindergarten, 50,000 dinars ($42) for high-school students and 75,000 dinars ($62.50) for college undergraduates, a mother of three and another father-of-three told NBC News. A senior Iraqi security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the taxes had been introduced. “ISIS elements are trying to get funds from different sources in order to run the territories they took over,” the official said.
“This is too much for me,” the mother of three told NBC News by phone. “We are living under very bad financial conditions here in Mosul.” The woman, whose name has been withheld for her own safety, added: “ISIS elements are using different kinds of pressure against us…My husband will have to work more hours to earn this money.”
Have at it.
THIS JUST IN: Secret Service agents have arrested a 23-year-old Michigan woman carrying 9MM handgun in holster near White House.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KABC) — A 23-year-old Michigan woman who was carrying a 9MM handgun in a holster was arrested by Secret Service agents outside the White House Thursday. The female suspect was identified as April Lenhart.
She was spotted along the north fence on Pennsylvania Avenue, and taken into custody. She is reportedly not cooperating with authorities.
And yet Obama fully supports the PA over our longtime ally, Israel.
A week before the brutal murders of four rabbis during prayer and a policeman in a Jerusalem synagogue, the official Palestinian Authority daily published an op-ed that demonized Israel and Jews. It specifically singled out “the rabbis of the secret societies” as the ones giving the instructions to Israel to “set the foundations for an eternal hegemony”:
“The danger posed by Israel remains the greatest and most significant of all, and the first [threat] we must come out against. For the Zionist settler ideology does not seek temporary influence or gains, and does not strive to exploit and exhaust resources, but rather sets the foundations for an eternal hegemony based on the instructions of the ‘rabbis’ of the secret societies. And all this is in order to take revenge on history and their minority and false persecution complex.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 12, 2014]