Indiana Cop Asked To Stop Selling ‘Breathe Easy, Don’t Break The Law’ Shirts

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Already placed my order for the shirts, now all I have left to buy for gifts is the Ole Smoky Moonshine gift pack.

Via Indy Star

Three South Bend Common Council members have called on a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that make light of the “I can’t breathe” refrain used in recent protests of the police killing of a New York City man.

Mishawaka Police officer Jason Barthel this week began selling T-shirts with the message “Breathe easy, don’t break the law” at a South Bend store he owns in response to a weekend protest at the University of Notre Dame.

Members of Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team wore T-shirts prior to Saturday’s game against Michigan emblazoned with the message “I can’t breathe.” Those were the last words of Eric Garner, a black man who died in July in New York City after a white police officer placed him in a chokehold while trying to arrest Garner for allegedly illegally selling single cigarettes.[…]

he city of South Bend is a frequent customer of Barthel’s store, South Bend Uniform, records show, with more than $64,700 in receipts since January 2013, the South Bend Tribune reported.

The Mishawaka Police Department referred calls seeking comment from Barthel to South Bend Uniform. The store’s voicemail was full Wednesday, and a message seeking comment couldn’t be left.

The store did defend its T-shirts in a Monday posting on its Facebook page.

“For those upset, please understand when we use the slogan ‘Breathe Easy’ we are referring to knowing the police are there for you!,” the store’s statement read.

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The Dream Is Dead: Vermont Governor Kills Plan To Enact Single-Payer Health Care System…

Socialist heartache.

Via Politico:

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday dropped his plan to enact a single-payer health care system in his state — a plan that had won praise from liberals but never really got much past the framework stage.

“This is not the right time” for enacting single payer, Shumlin said in a statement, citing the big tax increases that would be required to pay for it.

Shumlin faced deep skepticism that lawmakers could agree on a way to pay for his ambitious goal and that the feds would agree to everything he needed to create the first state-based single-payer system in 2017.

And that was all before Shumlin, a Democrat, almost lost reelection last month in one of the country’s most liberal states. And it was before MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, the now notorious Obamacare consultant who also advised Vermont until his $400,000 contract was killed amid the controversy, became political poison.

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DOD: ‘We’re Not Going To Target Taliban Simply By Virtue Of The Fact That They’re Taliban’

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Giving the Taliban the benefit of the doubt.

Via CNS News

As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan ends on Dec. 31, American troops will still conduct counter-terrorism operations, but only if the terrorists “directly threaten our people or our allies,” Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday.

“And we’ve also said that we’re not going to target Taliban simply by virtue of the fact that they’re Taliban. So being a member of the Taliban doesn’t — doesn’t mean that the United States is going to prosecute operations against you for that reason alone.”[…]

As CNSNews.com reported, Mullah Omar just this past July urged Afghan soldiers and policemen to “come and wage jihad alongside with your own people and together with the mujahedeen of the Islamic Emirate against the common enemy in order to gain the bliss of the two worlds” (i.e. the present world, and the one to come.)”

On Tuesday, Kirby noted that Afghanistan remains a “dangerous place.” “We just lost two soldiers over the weekend in an IED attack. And it doesn’t mean that between now and December 31st that U.S. troops won’t be involved in conventional combat with the Taliban. It very well could happen.

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Islamic State Releases Formal Penal Code: Execution, Severing Limbs, Crucifixtion, Lashing…

Grotesque brutality that comes straight from the Koran.

Via Free Beacon:

The Islamic State (IS) has published it own penal code, which harshly penalizes actions such as sodomy and blasphemy with punishments including execution, crucifixion, lashing, and the severing of limbs, among other penalties.

IS (also known as ISIL or ISIS) issued the detailed document as a “warning and a reminder to people living under its rule” that any behavior not in accordance with strict Islamic law will be cruelly punished, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which translated a copy of the penal code posted at a radical online depot known as the Jihadi Media Platform.

Radical militants associated with IS emphasized that they have a “commitment” to enforce the brutal doctrine “vigilantly,” according to MEMRI.

As IS continues to gain strength and devotees, it has staked out bolder and more confrontational policies governing the territory in its control. The release of a formal penal code is a sign that the terror outfit remains committed to regional dominance in the face of ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes.

The death penalty and lashing by whip features prominently into IS’s legal code, which is governed by Sharia law.

“Blasphemy against Allah,” for instance, is punishable by death, according to the legal code provided by MEMRI.

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#BlackLivesMatter Targets Mall Of America For Protest And Shutdown, Mall Calls Police

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The people of #BlackLivesMatter are organizing what they call a shutdown of the Mall of America in Minneapolis.

Naturally the Mall of America isn’t being fooled by Anti-Corporatism masked as “The New Civil Rights Movement” so they moved quickly and talked to Minneapolis Police.

According to a letter posted on FaceBook which was hand delivered to organizers of the rally the mall has alerted them to the fact that they will not allow a shutdown of the mall to occur and that Minneapolis Police will be on scene to prevent it.

The evil racist corporation even went so far as to help them find a spot for protesting which is right next door to the mall itself on the road leading to the mall.

Phi Delta Theta Holiday Photo Sparks Controversy, Pajama Boy Makes An Appearance

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Someone else noticed a sex doll in the photo.

Via The DP

Following national conversations on race relations, Penn students were confronted with the issue on campus in the form of a holiday card.

On Sunday night, a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity posted what became a controversial Christmas photo on Facebook. The photo showed the brothers — most of whom appear to be caucasian — posing in holiday attire in a living room. Next to one of the brothers on the left of the photo was a dark-skinned blow-up doll.

In a draft of an apology emailed by College senior and Phi Delta Theta President Jimmy Germi to UMOJA co-chairs Wharton junior Rachel Palmer and College sophomore Ray Clark, the fraternity said that the doll was a Beyoncé sex toy originally meant as a gag gift at the group’s Secret Santa event.

“Given the larger conversations and actions taking place in the country, there’s never been a worse time to do what they did,” said College senior Keishawn Johnson, president of Penn’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

He referenced the conversations surrounding race relations sparked by the recent alleged police brutality cases in Ferguson and Staten Island. “It’s not just about police brutality, but about a society that puts a particular lens on African-Americans,” Johnson said.

Beyond the racial implications of the photo, students were also offended by the depiction of a female body through the use of a sex doll.

“The inclusion of a racially and sexually charged object in such a flagrant fashion displays a serious and immediate need for repercussions that reflect the severity of this misogynistic, racist offense,” a joint statement issued by the 5B — the five umbrella coalitions for minority groups on campus — and the Penn Consortium for Undergraduate Women said. “We—UMOJA, APSC, UMC, Latin@ Coalition, Lambda Alliance, and PCUW—firmly believe that when an event like this marginalizes one of our communities, it marginalizes us all.”

“What particularly concerns us is how flippant this deeply misogynistic and racist choice seems to have been,” an addendum from the PCUW read.

The draft apology, signed “The Brothers of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Pennsylvania,” said the Beyoncé sex toy was “distasteful” and that “once removed from the packaging, it bore no semblance to the artist beyond skin color adding to its offensive nature.” The apology said “there were absolutely no prejudicial motivations behind the gift,” but acknowledged that “the absence of racial motivation is no justification for this act of poor judgement and the decision not to include a sex toy in a holiday picture should have been an easy one.”

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Islamic State Gets Pummeled In First Ever Clash With American Troops After Attacking U.S. Base…

Didn’t Obama mention something about Americans troops not engaging in combat in Iraq?

Via Inquistr:

American troops in Iraq had their first actual battle with ISIS troops, after the Islamist militants tried to overrun a base, an encounter that left the ISIS troops decimated and in retreat.

The attack took place near the Ein al-Asad base, which includes close to 100 U.S. military advisers. The U.S. troops, armed with “light and medium weapons,” and were able to inflict casualties against the ISIS fighters, forcing them to retreat, Shafaq News reported. The American troops were also aided by fighter jets, which directed air strikes against the ISIS troops that “silenced their heavy sources of fire.”

“US forces intervened because of ISIS started to come near the base, which they are stationed in so out of self-defense,” said Sheikh Mahmud Nimrawi, a prominent tribal leader.

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Teen Whose Father Was Killed In 2008 Robbery Kills Would-Be Intruder At Grandmother’s House

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One dispatched with the tax payer relief shot and another apprehended.

Via Charlotte Observer

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted home invasion and robbery that claimed the life of the suspect’s younger brother Tuesday afternoon in eastern Mecklenburg County, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the suspect’s brother was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy. The teen’s family has said the youth was trying to defend his grandmother from a suspect breaking into a window about 5:15 p.m.

Investigators said Isai Robert Delcid, 18, was fatally shot while he and his brother Carlos Delcid were trying to break into the rear of a home on Rolling Fields Road. The home is in a neighborhood surrounded by Mint Hill that is unincorporated and served by CMPD.[…]

In a 911 call released by CMPD, the teen’s grandmother tells a call-taker “somebody just broke in the house and we shot him.”

“The man was breaking into the window,” she tells the 911 operator. “He was halfway in the window. My grandson told him to stop and get out of here and he didn’t so my grandson shot him.”

The grandson can also be heard talking in the background: “I said ‘who is it’ and he wouldn’t stop. And he broke my – he broke my grandma’s window so I shot three times.”[…]

George Wyant, the teen’s grandfather, said Wednesday that he left the gun at the house “for protection.”

Wyant said Wednesday that someone had tried breaking into the house twice in recent months, but no one had been apprehended.

Afterward, Wyant said he had taken the 14-year-old to a shooting range to teach him how to use the gun.

Family had been victims before

The family had been visited by violence before.

On April 11, 2008, Wyant’s son-in-law and the 14-year-old’s father, Gregorio “Greg” Hernandez, was working on a car at Greg’s Automotive, the shop he operated on Albemarle Road. Neighbors reported hearing shots and the sound of squealing tires leaving the scene. Police arrived to find Hernandez, 35, shot to death.

“He was a mechanic,” Wyant said. “It was his garage. Someone came in and shot him to death.”

Two years later, a jury found Victor Vasquez guilty of first-degree murder for Hernandez’s killing. Vasquez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A co-defendant, Alfonzo Caballero, pleaded guilty in connection with the crime.

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One Islamic State Leader Kills 150+ Girls And Women Who Refused To Have Sex With Group’s Fighters…

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Jihadi all-star.

Via Fox News:

One Islamic State militant is alone responsible for killing 150 women, including pregnant women and young teenagers, because they refused to marry members of the barbaric militant army, according to Iraqi officials.

Abu Anas Al-Libi is suspected of mercilessly gunning down the women,most of whom were Yazidi, because they refused to enter into sham temporary marriages with Islamic State fighters simply to have sex in what the terrorists believe to be a Koranic loophole.

“Abu Anas Al-Libi killed more than 150 women and girls, some of whom were pregnant after refusing to accept Jihad marriage,” the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights said in a statement.

Al- Libi is not the terrorist with the same name who is alleged to have helped carry out East Africa’s embassy bombings back in 1998 that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania.

Marquette Univ. Suspends Professor For Criticizing Liberal Colleague Who Banned Student From Arguing Against Gay Marriage…

LIbs are among the most close-minded people you will ever come across.

Via Daily Caller:

A tenured Marquette University political science professor has been officially barred from campus and suspended for writing a blog post criticizing a philosophy instructor who refused to allow a conservative student to debate the topic of gay marriage in her classroom.

The suspended professor, John McAdams, received a letter on Tuesday from Richard Holz, the dean of the Wisconsin school, informing him of his suspension.  […]

According to McAdams, Abbate told the student that topics like gay marriage would not be discussed because gay students might find it offensive and because, she said, “you don’t have a right in this class to make homophobic comments.”

According to McAdams, Abbate then suggested that the student drop the class, which he later did.

In his blog post, McAdams criticized Abbate’s actions, as well as the political climate at the Marquette, which McAdams says is steeped in political correctness.

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Europe Removes Hamas From Terror List

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Hamas needs money for future underground urban renewal projects.

Via IN News

Hamas, in both its military and governmental branches, has been temporarily removed from the European Union’s list of proscribed terrorist groups as the result of a technical legal blunder.

After Hamas filed an appeal against its terrorist list standing, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg published its decision on Wednesday, with Hamas being removed due to claims that the group’s inclusion in the list was against EU procedures and without sufficient evidence.

The court said in a statement that Hamas’s inclusion was based on “factual imputations derived from the press and the Internet” as opposed to sound legal judgments. But it stressed that Wednesday’s decision to remove Hamas was based on technical grounds and does “not imply any substantive assessment of the question of the classification of Hamas as a terrorist group.”

The lawyer for Hamas, Liliane Glock, told AFP she was “satisfied with the decision”.

Many have noted the fault lies in the EU terror list rules requiring new information every six months to reevaluate. Apparently classified intelligence had not been used as proof due to fears of tipping off Hamas, and instead news reports were submitted.[…]

However, after the Court of Justice removed the Sri Lankan terror group the Tamil Tigers from the list a few months ago, Hamas followed suit and appealed on the same grounds of a lack of legal evidence.

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Obama: I’m Not Sure If Cuban Dictator Raul Castro Will Be Changing Significantly…

Well done, Barack.

Two Philadelphia Dem Lawmakers Charged In Sting Probe

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Future CBC members in Washington, DC.

Via Philly Com

Philadelphia prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials swept up in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane had argued could not be successfully prosecuted.

District Attorney Seth Williams announced conspiracy, bribery and conflict of interest charges against state Reps. Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald G. Waters, both Philadelphia Democrats, for accepting cash from an undercover operative.

In announcing the charges, Williams had harsh words for Kane, who he said had to be forced through “judicial intervention” to turn over key documents in the case.

As for Kane’s assertions that the sting investigation, begun by her predecessors, racially targeted elected officials, Williams said they were false, and that he was “disgusted” by them.[…]

According to sources, Waters is currently exploring a deal with prosecutors under which he would plead guilty to the felony charge of conflict of interest, but a bribery charge would be dropped.

While such a conviction would require Waters to step down from office, it would protect him from the loss of his state pension. A bribery conviction would cost him his pension.

It was unclear whether any negotiated plea would call for him to serve time behind bars.

Williams’ announcement brings to three the number of Philadelphia Democrats implicated in the sting to face charges. Two others – state Reps. Louise Williams Bishop and Michelle Brownlee – remain under the grand jury’s scrutiny.[…]

The plan to charge Waters and Brown will mark another professionally embarrassing moment for state Attorney General Kane, who earlier this year dared Williams, a fellow Democrat, to take on a case that she at one point characterized as “dead on arrival.”

Kane could not be reached for immediate comment.

Kane shuttered the sting in 2013, without bringing any charges and without informing the state Ethics Commission that the investigation had allegedly caught the four legislators, as well as a former city Traffic Court judge, Thomasine Tynes, on tape accepting cash or gifts.

The details of the case were buried in sealed court files.

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Couple Sue Whole Foods, Missouri-Based Ranch Over Contaminated Grass Fed Beef

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They should have stuck with the free range chicken.

Via KMBC

A Massachusetts husband and wife who blame their 8-year-old son’s death on the ground beef they bought at a Whole Foods Market have sued the supermarket chain and the ranch they say produced and processed the meat.

Melissa and Andrew Kaye, of Braintree, said in their suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boston that the grass-fed beef they bought at the Weymouth store was contaminated with a powerful strain of E. coli. Their son, Joshua, died in July.

“This lawsuit is about bringing awareness to the issue of food safety and forcing change where it needs to be made,” Melissa Kaye told the Boston Herald.

The lawsuit said “Witnessing their child suffer for 13 days caused Melissa and Andrew Kaye near incalculable pain, anguish, physical harm and suffering, creating searing memories that will haunt them both forever.”

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

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Salon Shames Its Liberal Readers For “Expressing Their White Guilt” So They Can “Feel Free To Enjoy Their White Privilege”..

You have to be a moonbat to understand what this means.

What White Privilege Really Means – Salon

[I] wonder if the racial self-flagellation of #CrimingWhileWhite is like buying an indulgence. If you engage in ritualized expressions of white guilt, you are free to enjoy your white privilege, comfortable in the knowledge that you are nothing like those ignorant and presumably terrible white people who refuse to do so. I have little patience for this kind of privilege-checking. As Phoebe Maltz Bovy observed back in May, invocations of white privilege are more often than not a way for one privileged person to “win a sensitivity competition” with another privileged person.

What, then, is a useful way to think about what white privilege means and how it works? In my view, the key to understanding white privilege is in this question: How can you benefit from racial inequality without being a racist? It’s true, and important to understand, that white people often have the privilege of getting the benefit of the doubt from law enforcement. Or to put it in another, starker way: White people are less likely to be killed by police officers.

Shep Smith Wonders If The US Is Going To “Ruin” Cuba With Taco Bell And Lowe’s…

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Yes, he’s an idiot. And yes, he actually wonders that…

Via Hot Air:

I first heard of this when John Podhoretz tweeted about it and I thought, “Nope, John’s exaggerating. I wonder what Shep really said.” Then a bunch of other people tweeted that Podhoretz was right, so I thought, “Okay, but obviously a joke.” Then I watched the clip.

Actual quote about an honest to goodness police state, no apparent irony intended: “The last thing they need is a Taco Bell and a Lowe’s.”

Two ways to read that, I guess. One is that he’s objecting to having the wrong priorities, not to American businesses invading the island. Cubans need basic necessities, not fast food. Get a couple of Charmin factories in there churning out TP and that’d be a corporate move worth applauding. But wait — if that’s his point, why’s he reminiscing at the start of the segment about the sweet-ass four-dollar Cuban rum he likes to bring back whenever he travels there? That’s not a necessity…

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People Magazine’s Worst Selling Issue This Year? The One With Hillary Clinton On The Cover…

Shocker!

Via WaPo:

In June, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on the cover of People magazine for the first time in more than a decade. Real people, not the magazine, talked about what the article might mean for 2016. They talked about whether Clinton was using a walker (she wasn’t). They talked about people talking about whether Clinton was using a walker (She still wasn’t).

What they didn’t do was buy the magazine. According to a report from AdWeek on Monday, the June 16 issue of People featuring the former first lady and senator was the magazine’s worst selling of 2014 with 503,890 copies sold. The magazine’s best-selling issue –1,169,800 copies — was the one featuring Robin Williams after his death in late August. AdWeek said that celebrity weeklies saw poor performances with issues that featured the Kardashians and Beyonce on the cover.

It has not been a good year for Hillary Clinton and print media. Her book, “Hard Choices,” also failed to sell as many copies as initial estimates assumed it would.

DNC Donna Brazile Compares U.S. Embargo On Cuba To The Berlin Wall…

There are so many things wrong with this statement, I don’t know where to begin.

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Obese Troll Michael Moore Congratulates Cuba For “Winning” Against The US…

Douche.

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Obama Admin Debating Whether To Attack North Korea With Its Most Fearsome Weapon . . . The Sternly Worded Letter…

The mere mention of the sternly worded letter is enough to make our enemies cower in fear.

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