Alternate headline: Why are people in Pennsylvania so racist?
Via Daily Caller
Alternate headline: Why are people in Pennsylvania so racist?
Via Daily Caller
Because Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the real victim here.
Via Howie Carr:
Another sob story in the left-wing media about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
Yesterday it was the turn of The New York Times, under the headline, “Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Isolation.”
Needless to say, the ACLU is up in arms.
Boo-hoo-hoo. And if he were in general population, rest assured the headline would have been, “Marathon Bombing Suspect Waits in Fear of his Life.”
Needless to say, the ACLU would be up in arms.
This one was perfectly timed — on the first anniversary of the Joker placing one of his kettle bombs in front of little Martin Richard, who had moments to live after the Times’ victim du jour decided he wanted to murder an 8-year-old infidel.
Does every trust-funded, pony-tailed male Marxist writer in this country have a crush on the “tousle-haired” youth? Rolling Stone, the Globe, now the Times — they start writing about this guy and suddenly they sound like heartsick teenage girls.
This isn’t journalism, it’s mash notes. If these Tiger Beat-like stories were Top 40 songs, they’d have to bring back Leslie Gore to sing them.
It’s My Fatwa and I’ll Cry if I Want to.
Do you suppose Jann Wenner, who got the whole thing going with his infamous Rolling Stone cover, realizes that if the Joker and his pals ever succeed in establishing sharia law, he and his “partner” Matt Nye won’t be together very long? Yet they swoon over this mass murderer who would cut their heads off in a Riyadh minute. This is beyond Stockholm Syndrome, this is the Kabul Conundrum.
Last year, the Boston Globe told us that his late 26-year-old brother, whom the Joker killed when he ran over him in a stolen SUV, was a “stay at-home dad.” Yes, that and the prime suspect in the murder of seven infidels.
The Times even lifted the Globe’s golly-gee description of the bloodthirsty foreigners as “homegrown.” Really? When you go to the produce stand and you read “homegrown,” above, say, the vine-ripened tomatoes, do you assume they’re from … Dagestan, or Chechnya?
That’s the Third World hellhole these monsters came from, to go on welfare here in the Great Satan.
Ladies. Out on the town in NYC’s financial district? Shaving, Bathing and drug use not an issue? Well meet Harrison, the Sapio-Sexual Occupy Wall Street organizer.
“I am an expert in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and erotic hypnosis. Or you can just eat sushi off of my body, up to you.”
Jump on it ladies, Harrison’s only $200/hour.
If she was yelled at for carrying a Koran CAIR would be feigning outrage and the school would be holding “tolerance” meetings.
(KMOV.com) – The mother of a Potosi High School student said a teacher went too far when her daughter was reprimanded for carrying a Bible around school.
Angela English says her daughter, Kiela, called her from school saying a teacher yelled at her for carrying a bible and discussing religion with a classmate.
Her daughter wasn’t punished, but she says it’s clear even talking about the bible in the hallways of the high school isn’t acceptable.
Angela started using Facebook to plan a bible protest for students to stand up for their religious rights at school on Thursday.
“We’ve asked the children to bring the bibles and carry it, not preach and shove religion in their face but to show they have the right to carry the bible,” said Angela English.
News 4 has tried contacting the Potosi School District for comment, but have not heard back.
I can think of lots of words to describe Obama, “courageous” is absolutely not one of them.
Another idiot who makes his living by playing the race card.
Update to this story.
Via Washington Post:
Baseball great Hank Aaron is catching hell for telling the truth. Actually, the Hall of Famer is catching hell from racists because he had the temerity to point out that racism still exists. Those who think otherwise are delusional and willfully ignorant of the racial state of play in the United States.
Aaron’s alleged offense occurred in a USA Today interview with sports reporter Bob Nightengale. Aaron explained why he still has the racist hate mail he received as he closed in on breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record. [...]
The frustrations are many, but Obama spending years having his citizenship questioned by birthers stands out. It was a lie with racist underpinnings that flourished in the silence of a Republican Party all too eager to ride the wave of base enthusiasm it created. Don’t forget that before his implosion, Donald Trump was an early frontrunner for the 2012 presidential nomination thanks to his ugly embrace of the birther lie.
Facts be damned, CAIR will still play the victim card.
Via NBC News:
Harry prefers to make his land deals with the Feds and the Chinese
Many say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could easily arrange for his home state to get back most of the 84 percent of Nevada territory owned and controlled by the federal government. So does the Democrat represent the interests of Nevada, or does he put the interests of the U.S. government and the Democratic Party over his own state’s needs?
Nevada would get what it deserves if Reid drafted a measure to treat Nevada the same way as other states. The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives would eagerly vote to treat Nevada like a grown-up. Instead, Reid runs the U.S. Senate with an iron fist, to the detriment of his own voters.
Renegade rancher Cliven Bundy raised a question during the hair-raising show-down between the Bureau of Land Management and the militia supporting the cattle rancher. Bundy says he was paying grazing fees to Clark County, but that the county stopped accepting his payments. Bundy insists that Nevada, not the U.S. government, owns the land where his cattle graze.
According to the ranchers’ argument, the federal government “owned” or controlled every territory before it became a state, but once statehood was reached, the land became the property of the new state.
So how is it that the U.S. government owns 84 percent of Nevada? It certainly looks like Nevada citizens are being treated unfairly. It is almost as if Washington, D.C., is treating Nevada like a child that can’t manage itself.
Ranchers support Cliven Bundy
Many Western states were treated unequally when they joined the Union. Unlike Eastern states, Congress reserved vast amounts of federally-owned land in the “Enabling Acts” for statehood in the West. Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution requires an act of Congress to create a state. Keeping the majority of land in federal control seems in conflict with the very concept of statehood. The second paragraph of Section 4 appears to authorize this bizarre practice. But on closer inspection, that is far from clear.
Via CNS News:
Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited an elementary school in Columbus, N.M. last year where 75 percent of the students live in Mexico but are being educated in the United States because their mothers crossed the border to seek medical help, and their birth here makes them U.S. citizens.
“These are our kids and they’re trying to get a great education,” Duncan said during a visit to the school, which was part of his 2013 school bus tour. “These are children and families who are trying to live the American dream of putting everything, everything on the line to get a great education.
“And it’s frankly inspiring,” Duncan said.
Keepin’ it classy.
Via Honolulu Civil Beat:
The man who was almost president graced Honolulu with his presence Tuesday and walked us through a “seminar of sustainability.”
By turns a university professor, a wry observer, a recovering politician, a joke teller and a Southern preacher, Al Gore fired up an audience of thousands at the Stan Sheriff Center to believe that global warming can be stopped. But it’s possible only if each of us does our part.
“Ultimately, we are going to win this thing,” he said, one of many statements met with hearty applause.
He also managed to repeatedly gush over fellow Democrats Neil Abercrombie and Brian Schatz, who he singled out multiple times as leading the fight here at home and in Washington to tackle the environmental crisis head on. [...]
But Gore cited two “game changers” in recent years that will help. The first is the growing realization from even climate-change deniers that something seems to be strange with the weather. The second is the exponential growth in photovoltaic solar panels, driven largely by consumer demand for lower prices.
The “barriers” to doing something about climate change are business and political interests that profit off of fossil fuels — “dirty energy that causes dirty weather.” He compared fake science from polluters stating that humans are not to blame for the climate to tobacco companies that used to hire actors to play doctors who denied cigarettes were dangerous.
“That’s immoral, unethical and despicable,” he said of both.
The Feds can start with the perks the Congress Critters get. The Senate Hair Care barbershop/salon ran a $401,000 in 2012 providing $20 cuts to senators, staff members and the public.
Via The Daily Mail
The Internal Revenue Service is considering a bold move to label perks like free lunch given to workers by companies as taxable.
The agency wonders if freebies like haircuts and gym memberships are a way to compensate the highly skilled rather than just a way to jumpstart productivity.
Companies say it would be a step too far that needlessly chips away most notably at the fruitfulness of industries in Silicon Valley that have become a driving force behind the American economy.
‘I clearly think it ought to be taxable income,’ University of Florida tax law professor Martin J. McMahon, Jr. told the Wall Street Journal.
After all, argue proponents of such a tax, workers at Silicon Valley firms like Google and Facebook receive free meals from famously fancy in-house eateries every day.
Some companies even go a step further by offering freebies like haircuts, car services, and child care.
Typical workaday folks can expect to pay for all these using their fully taxed wages, an argument at the heart of the agency’s reason for pondering the added tax.
‘I buy my lunch with after-tax dollars,’ McMahon told the WSJ. ‘And I have to pay taxes to support free meals for those Google employees.’
Google reportedly serves 50,000 meals per day in its 120 cafes worlwide.
On the flip side, and in addition to arguments that the tax agency is already hopelessly burdened, are complanies’ claims that the perks aren’t perks at all: they’re incentives.
In the eye of the law, free meals are permissable, for instance, if they are ‘noncompensatory’ and a ‘convenience to the employer.’
‘There are real benefits for knowledge workers in having unplanned, face to face interaction,’ tax law prof from the University of Colorado Victor Flescher told the WSJ.
In Silicon Valley, where collaboration is the key to innovation, employers say they facilitate by putting workers lunch rooms where the munch free gourmet food.
It’s also an environment where the less time employees are away from their desks, the more time they’re working on projects that benefit the company.
And according to at least one Silicon Valley tech start-up founder, those projects benefit Americans as a whole.
‘Our customers win [because] they get a higher quality product and then our shareholders win because they see our momentum in the market,’ Andy Byrne of CEO of Clari, a cloud computing company, told Fox News.
‘If the IRS wanted to stop the productivity of Silicon Valley and of the economic growth engine that this place is,’ he said, ‘then they can have at it.’
As the government grapples with whether or not they should tax the recipients for their free meals–or whether it’s even got the manpower to add the task to its ever-growing list of to-dos–Silicon Valley companies already know how they’ll respond.
Legal experts largely agree that tech companies eager to keep programmers and the like well-fed and hacking away will probably just report the meals as taxable income and pay workers more to make up the difference.
Obama is easily the least presidential POTUS of all-time.
Feel good story of the day.
SHIBERGAN — A Taliban mine planter was killed as his mine went off prematurely in Jauzjan province with Shiberghan as its capital 390 km north of Kabul on Wednesday, police said.
“The incident took place early Wednesday morning when a Taliban fighter Mullah Habibullah was planting a mine on a road in Faizabad district killing him on the spot,” provincial police chief Abdul Aziz Ghairat told Xinhua.
Mullah Habibullah was involved in series of mine planting and organizing roadside bombings over the past couple of years, Ghairat said, adding his death is a major setback to the Taliban militants.
It’s hammer time again without the tax payer relief shot. Soon the Carpenters Union is going to demand dues. Click photo for video
A guy delivering pizzas in Buffalo, New York, was attacked by a group of four armed robbers late Monday night, but the delivery guy – who was armed with a handgun – fought back and won.
It was about 10:30 p.m. when the delivery driver, whose name has been withheld for what police say are safety reasons, arrived at a home to deliver a late-night dinner, The Buffalo News reports. But as the man walked down the front hallway of the home, he was attacked by four would-be robbers who began beating him on his head and body.
One of the suspects was wearing a mask as well as a hoodie pulled over his face and was armed with a hammer, which he used to hit the man over the head. The suspect also exposed what appeared to be a gun.
But what the four assailants didn’t know was that the man they were attacking was armed as well.
The pizza guy pulled out a pistol and shot the suspect who was wearing a mask. The remaining suspects quickly scattered and fled the scene.
The injured suspect was taken to a local hospital where he is receiving treatment for gunshot wounds to the right arm and abdomen. He was said to be in fair condition Tuesday.
The suspect, later identified as 18-year-old DeJuan Coleman, remains in police custody at the hospital and will face first-degree robbery charges. The remaining three suspects are still at large.
The pizza delivery man received cuts and bruises on his head and hands during the attempted robbery, but his current condition or whether he remains in the hospital is unknown.
Authorities, who would not reveal what pizza company the man works for, confirmed that the handgun used was legally owned and properly registered by the delivery driver, who also has a license to carry the gun.
There was no indication that the man would face any charges for shooting his attacker, as he acted in self-defense. The investigation is ongoing.
Isn’t part of their parole to not associate with known felons? If their GPS was being monitored even Barney Fife could have figure it out
Via The Daily Mail
Two registered sex offenders stand accused of raping and killing four California women since October of last year – and police believe there are likely more victims.
Transients Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Gordon, 45, were each charged Monday with four felony counts each of special circumstances murder and rape of women with histories of prostitution, but more charges are likely to come.
Both accused killers were wearing ankle monitors last fall when the women were killed in Anaheim and Santa Ana, Anaheim Chief Raul Quezada said during a Monday press briefing.
Gordon has admitted to killing and raping five women, a police source told CBS Los Angeles, but no information regarding the fifth victim has been made public.
The case broke open when the body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found on a recycling plant conveyer belt, authorities said.
‘The lifestyle that we are aware of of these four individuals, their pattern of behavior and the location where they frequented ties the four of them together,’ said Anaheim Police chief Ralph Quezada.
Officials said they also used both the GPS readings from their ankle bracelets and their supposed victims’ cell phone records to match up the times and places where the slayings are believed to have occurred.
The discovery brought to an end the serial killings, but investigators said they are convinced there is at least one more victim, and perhaps several more even outside of California, cops said.
‘They put a stop to a serial killing that would likely have continued beyond this point,’ District Attorney Tony Rackauckas added.
Both men were arrested Saturday and charged Monday with four counts each of special circumstances murders and rapes of Estepp, Martha Anaya, 28, Josephine Vargas, 34, and Kianna Jackson, 20.
Special circumstances murder charges are filed when the killings are committed during rape or when there is more than one victim, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
If convicted, the men could face a minimum sentence of life without parole or the death penalty.
Prince Charles had turned his back on India-born Salman Rushdie after a fatwa was issued against him for his controversial novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims, a British author has claimed.
Martin Amis claims that the Prince of Wales’ views caused a row at a dinner party after Rushdie was issued with the death sentence by Islamic clerics in 1989.
In an interview with ‘Vanity Fair’ magazine, he claims that the heir to the British throne told him that he would not offer support “if someone insults someone else’s deepest convictions”.
Amis is quoted as saying: “I had an argument with Prince Charles at a small dinner party. And I said that a novel doesn’t set out to insult anyone: ‘It sets out to give pleasure to its readers,’ I told him.
“A novel is an essentially playful undertaking, and this is an exceedingly playful novel. The Prince took it on board, but I’d suppose the next night at a different party he would have said the same thing.”
‘Vanity Fair’, marking 25 years since the fatwa was issued by the Iranian government under Ayatollah Khomeini, has asked a group of novelists here about their memories of the time.
You can see Al Nusra Front’s flag on one of their vehicles.
While the civil war in Syria is between Bashar al-Assad’s Alwaite regime and the overwhelmingly Sunni rebels, the neutral Christian and Druze minorities in Damascus are paying a high price. Regime forces are using Christians and Druze neighborhoods as a base to launch their attacks against rebel-controlled areas, and in return, the rebels are retaliating by launching mortars against neighborhoods packed with civilian residents. [...]
The mortar campaign has been active since a month. A group called Faylak Al Ruhman has claimed responsibility for the shelling. It claims to be targeting Assad forces and the Shia Iraqi militia that is allied with Assad, both of which are using the Christian and Druze neighborhood as a base. The Youtube channel of Faylak Al Rahman has posted a video showing rebels while firing the mortars against the city of Jaramana.
It is difficult to believe that these mortars are being fired at military targets. They are not guided missiles, but very crude rockets. Christians and Druze in Syria are not only blaming the rebels, but the regime, too, for putting them on the front line of its battle against the rebel forces.
Americans? No. Mexicans? Most likely.
Via CNS News:
Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) is among the Democrats pressing Congress to take up immigration reform. On Tuesday, he told a conference call that deportations are breaking families apart and leaving children in foster care.
“So the human toll has been horrific. This president, by implementation of existing law, has been forced to deport a huge number of Americans.”
Although Garcia may consider the deportees to be “Americans,” legally they are not. But they might become citizens if Garcia and other immigration advocates get their way.
Democrats are urging Republicans to sign their discharge petition, which would force a House vote on immigration reform. They said they have 191 of the 218 signatures they need to force the bill to a vote.
“This is our last effort to do this in a legislative fix. That is what we need — a legislative fix that fixes this problem once and for all,” Garcia said.
As expected, the White House is denying it, because no one in their right mind would disrespect Dear Leader.
Via NBC News:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says that he and President Barack Obama clashed Wednesday during a phone conversation about immigration reform.
But the White House has a different story.
One year after the Senate introduced its comprehensive immigration bill, which passed the upper chamber but has not been taken up by the GOP-led House, Obama issued a written statement criticizing Republican leaders for failing to take up the legislation. “We have a chance to strengthen our country while upholding our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, and I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote,” he said.
Then Obama called Cantor, who blasted out a statement making clear that he was no fan of Obama’s message.
“The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together,” Cantor said in a statement. “After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue.”
The Virginia Republican reiterated that the House has no intention of taking up the Senate’s reform bill, which many GOP lawmakers call unfair “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants.
However, a White House official described the call as “pleasant” and said they were surprised by how Cantor’s staff had characterized the exchange. The call was imitated so that the president could wish the House Majority Leader a happy Passover, according to the official.