MailOnline Hires Piers Morgan As Editor-at-Large…

Are they trying to self-implode?

Via Mail Online:

MailOnline, the world’s biggest English language newspaper website, today announced that Piers Morgan has joined the website as Editor-at-Large (US).

Piers, one of the best known journalistic faces on both sides of the Atlantic, joins MailOnline from CNN where he was host of Piers Morgan Live from 2011 until 2014.

He will write several times each week, bringing his own experience and perspective to bear on the big US stories of the moment.

He will continue contributing a weekly column to the Mail on Sunday newspaper and hosting Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in Britain.

He will also be pursuing new television ventures in the US.

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House Dem Survey Asks Supporters If Seeing Pro-Obama Bumper Stickers “Makes Them Smile”…

The Chicago Jesus worship still going strong despite the steep decline in membership.

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Full survey here.

Prosecutor Says Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Was Motivated By Racism, Not Islam: “This Is About Him Not Liking White People”…

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In reality he was most likely motivated by a combination of the two.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker’s head, and had “some sort of infatuation with beheadings,” but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man’s suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Alton Nolen, 30, could face the death penalty after being charged with first-degree murder in the attack Thursday that authorities say appears to have been an act of revenge for a co-worker’s complaint that got him suspended.

The FBI also is investigating the attack, given Nolen’s interest in beheadings and a recent surge in Middle East violence.

“There was some sort of infatuation with beheadings. It seemed to be related to his interest in killing someone that way,” Cleveland County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn said. “Other than that, it seemed to be related to his being suspended earlier in the day.”

Mashburn said the human resources department at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore had suspended Nolen earlier Thursday after another co-worker, Traci Johnson, had complained she had had an altercation with Nolen “about him not liking white people.”

“It had more to do with race rather than trying to convert people,” Mashburn said. He said there was a “back and forth with Ms. Johnson and that led her to make a complaint to the HR department.”

Now: Hagan Embraces Clinton At Fundraiser. Then: Once Begged Reporters Not To Print Pic of Her Near His Portrait…

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What changed between 1998 and 2014?

Via Capitol City Project:

Today, former President Bill Clinton is attending a fundraiser in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in support of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.). Ironically, 16 years ago she begged a reporter not to print a picture of her nearby a portrait of then scandal-plagued Clinton, telling them to “do something” about the photo.

In September 1998, as Hagan was running for state senate, she was so concerned with how the optics of a picture involving a portrait of Clinton would look she asked a reporter not to run the photo because she didn’t want to give the illusion she supported his actions with Monica Lewinsky.

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Politico Runs Story On GOP And Race, Uses Pic Of Democrat George Wallace…

Well done, Politico.

Story here…

HT: Instapundit

UNREAL: FCC Chairman Says They Are Considering Banning Use Of Term “Redskins” On TV And Radio Stations…

Considering FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler refused to say the team’s name during the press conference, I’m guessing there’s a good chance they will ban it.

Via The Hill:

The Federal Communications Commission is mulling whether TV and radio stations should be banned from repeatedly saying the name of the Washington Redskins.

Earlier this month, the FCC received a petition to deny renewing the license of Washington sports radio station WWXX-FM because it “deliberately, repeatedly and unnecessarily broadcasts the word ‘R*dskins’ during most of its broadcasting day, and especially in prime time.”

The word, which many consider to be an offensive slur against Native Americans, is no different from other racist, homophobic or sexist names, legal activist John F. Banzhaf III argued in his complaint.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters on Tuesday that the commission is examining the complaint.

“We will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we’ll be responding accordingly,” he said.

If the FCC decides to pull the radio station’s license, it would seem to effectively ban stations from repeatedly using the name of the Washington football team.

Wheeler himself is a critic of the team’s name. He recently called the name “offensive and derogatory,” and said that he did not use the term personally.

During Tuesday’s press conference, he repeatedly sidestepped naming the team, instead referring to the organization as “the Washington football team.”

Mooch: Beating Scott Walker “Just As Important” As Husband’s 2012 Presidential Race…

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Disregard those endless claims she made in 2012 about it being the most important election in our lifetimes.

Via NRO:

First Lady Michelle Obama told Wisconsin voters that defeating Republican Governor Scott Walker is “as important as” her husband’s presidential elections.

“And we all need to be as passionate and as hungry for this election as we were back in 2008 and 2012,” she said at a voter mobilization rally after telling voters to go to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s website.

“In fact, we need to be more passionate and more hungry, because races like this governor’s race here in Wisconsin will be even harder and even closer than those presidential elections. But they are just as important.”

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UPDATED: Ebola Comes To America… “We Can Control It”

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Isn’t this how literally EVERY single biological disaster movie starts?

Via Associated Press:

Officials with the Center of Disease Control have confirmed the first case of Ebola in the U.S. in Dallas. The CDC will host a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to address the issue.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the patient is being kept in isolation until preliminary results came back Tuesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 12 other people in the U.S. have been tested for Ebola since July 27. Those tests came back negative.

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Author Stephen King: ‘Under Circumstances Obama Has Done Terrific Job’

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He’s officially mentally trapped in one of his books where everything is messed up but slowly becomes the norm…

Via Newsbusters:

Stephen King should stick to giant spiders, haunted hotels and evil, sentient hot rods, because in the world of hard facts, King isn’t exactly shining.

King has a long history of making ridiculous, phony and inaccurate statements, particularly in the political realm where he has a habit of closely aligning with the liberal left and blaming the nation’s ills on conservatives and the Republican party.

In his most recent interview, which aired September 24 on HuffPost Live, the novelist pointed the finger once more at Republicans, blaming them for everything from the Government Shutdown in October 2013, to blocked government appointments and un-passed legislation. He claimed the “large blocks of Republican’s” sole reason for doing so, was because they were “offended a Democrat could get elected at all.” He said “Republican’s only response to President Obama, was to “Sit down in the middle of the road and go ‘wah, wah, wah,’ and if it means we have to shut down the government we’ll do it, and if we have to block all these appointments we’ll do it …” Gosh, it sounds like Steven King has been writing for Barack Obama’s teleprompter … Or Brian Williams’.

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Liberal Vermont College Picks Cop-Killing Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal To Give Commencement Address…

Why do white-guilt libs love Mumia so much? Never mind, the answer is obvious.

Via Washington Times:

A convicted cop killer and former Black Panther whose case helped to derail one of President Obama’s top nominees has been chosen to give the commencement address at a Vermont college.

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been selected by undergraduate students at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, as their commencement speaker on Sunday.

Abu-Jamal was convicted in the 1981 slaying of Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner. He was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was reduced on appeal to life imprisonment.

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Obama Exempts Himself From The Strict Standards He Imposed On Civilian Deaths After Reports Of Civilian Deaths In Syria…

You can’t make this stuff up.

Via Yahoo News:

The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

A White House statement to Yahoo News confirming the looser policy came in response to questions about reports that as many as a dozen civilians, including women and young children, were killed when a Tomahawk missile struck the village of Kafr Daryan in Syria’s Idlib province on the morning of Sept. 23.

The village has been described by Syrian rebel commanders as a reported stronghold of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front where U.S officials believed members of the so-called Khorasan group were plotting attacks against international aircraft.

But at a briefing for members and staffers of the House Foreign Affairs Committee late last week, Syrian rebel commanders described women and children being hauled from the rubble after an errant cruise missile destroyed a home for displaced civilians. Images of badly injured children also appeared on YouTube, helping to fuel anti-U.S. protests in a number of Syrian villages last week.

“They were carrying bodies out of the rubble. … I saw seven or eight ambulances coming out of there,” said Abu Abdo Salabman, a political member of one of the Free Syria Army factions, who attended the briefing for Foreign Affairs Committee members and staff. “We believe this was a big mistake.”

BREAKING: Obama To Give Refugee Status To Illegal Minors Who Flooded Over Border From Central America…

Shocker.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Under the program, immigrants from those countries who are lawfully in the United States will be able to request that child relatives still in those three countries be resettled in the United States as refugees. The program would establish in-country processing to screen the young people to determine if they qualify to join relatives in the U.S.

The program would not provide a path for minors to join relatives illegally in the United States.

Report: U.S. Accidentally Bombed “Moderate” Rebels In Syria — Because Their Base Was Right Next To Al Qaeda’s…

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It must be pure coincidence their base was right next to Al Qaeda’s…

Via Hot Air:

Given that the “moderates” are our allies, you would think this problem could be avoided by coordinating with them on where to attack and where not to. But there’s a hitch: We … don’t trust them enough to rely on the intelligence they give us.

You’d trust a group that’s fighting so closely alongside Al Qaeda (a.k.a. the Nusra Front) that bombing the latter means collateral damage for the former, wouldn’t you?

There are, supposedly, no U.S. boots on the ground inside Syria to gather targeting info on the ground and, per Josh Rogin’s source, the Pentagon still hasn’t contacted the FSA a week into the Syria campaign to fill that role for them. Meanwhile, the same source claims that few ISIS jihadis have been killed by U.S. bombs so far because, quite rationally, they packed up and vacated their hubs once O announced we were coming for them. Result: Some Al Qaeda casualties, some “moderate” casualties, some civilian casualties, but fewer ISIS casualties than you’d hope.

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Occupy Member Arrested For Threatening To Bomb University, Rape And Decapitate Female Students

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That’s Derrick Dawon Burns in the middle in the blue shirt.

Via St. Louis Dispatch:

A Chicago man was arrested Monday on eight federal charges alleging that he made a series of bomb and violence threats toward Southern Illinois University-Carbondale students and workers, prosecutors said.

The charges of making bomb threats and sending threatening communications were filed against Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, on Thursday but sealed until his arrest, a release from the U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said. Burns is being held without bond pending a hearing Wednesday in Chicago.

The alleged threats were made in Fall 2012 and in October 2013, prosecutors said.

Postal workers discovered seven handwritten letters in postal sorting machines and collection boxes titled “The War on SIUC” or “The War on SIU,” court documents say. Another letter was directed to the FBI, and university police, staff, and students. “These letters collectively included various threats to rape and murder, to blow up buildings, and to cause major damage to property,” according to court documents.

One letter included threats to rape and decapitate female students, and said, “Give me $50 million or SIU is history,” court documents say.

Derrick Burns was a student at the university he threatened, Southern Illinois Univeristy at Carbondale. The pictures we post depict him during an Occupy protest there three years ago in October 2011. He also claims to have participated in Occupy Chicago.

“It’s going to be very hard to make a new world for yourself if Wall Street continues doing what they’re doing,” said protestor Derrick Burns, an SIU Freshman. “I was part of Occupy Chicago…I carried a sign, and on the back of the sign it said ‘the American government and Wall Street will hear from all of us soon’, and that’s true because you cannot keep treating people you serve this way.”

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Here’s the full complaint filed against Burns.

Great News! Obama Said Expanding Medicaid Under Obamacare ‘Doesn’t Cost You a Dime’!

Wait…what?

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) — President Barack Obama criticized Republican governors in states where they are not expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, saying, “It always puzzles me when you decide to take a stand to make sure poor folks in your state can’t get health insurance, even though it doesn’t cost you a dime.”

Medicaid is funded completely with taxpayer money. Obama made his remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 27.

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Culture Matters–Even If You Don’t Like It

FrontPage Magazine has a great interview with screenwriter Mark Tapson on the importance of culture and how a lot of conservatives don’t understand how much control it has over politics. I found myself shouting “Yes!” when I watched it:

The political arena is obviously a very important battleground and it’s good that we have people fighting in that arena. But until conservatives get their heads around the fact that the culture is everything … then we’re not going to win another presidential election. It’s all about the culture now.

And conservatives are typically very uncomfortable with the culture, it’s an arena that we ceded to the left long ago, largely unwittingly. So it’s at the point now that conservatives are so repulsed by what the culture has become that their instinct is to reject it. “I’m not going to give those people in Hollywood a dime of my money. I cancelled my cable tv, I’m not watching that filth. I don’t buy music CDs.”

The problem with that attitude is that disengagement is not how you win a culture war. When you take yourself out of the culture stream and end up sitting on the banks while the rest of the country flows by you, you become as marginalized as the Amish. And then you lose in the political arena as well. So it’s really important for conservatives to understand how important the culture is and to be willing to dive into the fray.

Rosie O’Donnell: Penalizing Muslim NFL Player ‘Propels Us to War’

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Yes, Rosie, had nothing to do with NFL rules. Penalizing him was some hidden conspiracy to continue to drop bombs…

Via Newsbusters:

According to View co-host and 9/11 truther Rosie O’Donnell, a Muslim NFL player being penalized for praying after a touchdown is the kind of thing that “propels us to war.” Talking to the other women of the show about Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, Whoopi Goldberg wondered if Americans are “feeding into Muslim fear.”

Somehow extrapolating from a single penalty in one football game, O’Donnell responded, “Yes. I think as a nation we are. I think that, you know, it propels us to war. You have to rally the country in order to bomb a country that did nothing to you and you need to rally them and so that’s what I think that was.” [MP3 audio here.] ISIS did “nothing” to us? (The NFL has since stated that Abdullah shouldn’t have been flagged.) She added, “Anyone is allowed to represent their joy in whatever way possible for two minutes on a football field and I think it’s anti-Muslim bias.”

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What Intel Meetings? Obama Has Spent Nearly 800 Hours Golfing…

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You’d think he’d be playing on the PGA Tour by now with how much golf he squeezes in.

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama has spent more time golfing than he has spent listening to daily intelligence briefings.

The Daily Caller has calculated that he’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009.

But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.

Obama’s golf trips typically last four and half hours, including one hour on the road. The longest trip took about six hours, according to regular reports from the media pool that follows the president on trips outside the White House.

In contrast, President George W. Bush largely gave up golfing during the Iraq campaign, from 2003 to 2008.

The daily briefing calculations are based on a new report by the Florida-based Government Accountability Institute, which reported Sept. 30 that Obama has attended 875 Presidential Daily Briefings over the course of his presidency.

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Harvard Moonbats Hold “Dead-In” To Commemorate Palestinians Killed By Evil Jews…

Liberal-elitists-in-training.

Via Harvard Crimson:

“It’s not about religion, it’s about humanity,” read a poster held up by a student at the Science Center Plaza Monday. The student was one of fifteen or so participants in Monday’s “dead-in,” an event hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Committee to raise awareness of the roughly 2,100 people who were killed in Gaza this summer.

Members of the PSC encircled Halah Y. Ahmad ’17, as she read the names and ages of the men, women and children who died in Israeli-Palestinian crossfire. As Ahmad continued to read the names, a few participants assumed “dead” positions on the ground.

“Two thousand one hundred people were killed in Gaza this summer. Today, we remember their names and their broken families,” Ahmad said, as onlookers took pictures of the students and their posters. Ahmad repeated these sentences several times throughout the event.

At several points during the reading, names of individuals from the same family were read. As their names were spoken, more PSC members dropped to the ground. Some Gaza victims were toddlers, Committee members said, while others were close to eighty years old.

Aside from small shifts of their feet and hands, the students lay still on the plaza. When bottles of water were placed by their feet, no one took a sip.

HT: Mr. College

UK Home Secretary: “ISIS Is Not Islamic… Their Actions Have Absolutely No Basis In Anything Written In The Koran”…

The Koran begs to differ.

Transcript of speech by Theresa May:

… I am going to talk to you about the deadly terrorist threat we face. David Haines was a tireless humanitarian worker who helped Muslims….not just in Syria….but in Bosnia, South Sudan and Libya. Two weeks ago, he was murdered by terrorists, simply for being British. His murder followed the equally barbaric killings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, American journalists who were reporting to the world the plight of the Syrian people.

The terrorists who murdered David Haines like to call themselves the Islamic State. But I will tell you the truth: They are not Islamic. And they are not a state. Their actions have absolutely no basis in anything written in the Quran. What they believe has no resemblance whatsoever to the beliefs of more than a billion Muslims all over the world. And, like all the other Islamist terrorist organisations, they have caused the deaths of many thousands of innocent Muslim civilians. They occupy large parts of Syria and Iraq, and not only are they bringing death and destruction to the people of those countries, they have made absolutely clear their desire to attack Britain, America and the West.