Rahm Emanuel’s Motorcade’s Bad Habit Of Running Red Lights And Driving Wrong Way Down One Way Street

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Rules are just for the little people…

Via Daily Mail:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s motorcade is developing a reputation for ignoring the rules of the road.

The mayor’s drivers were caught on city red light cameras running red lights and driving the wrong way down the street.
The moving violation reportedly took place in March.

My Fox Chicago reports the video shows the motorcade advancing on the wrong side of Cicero Avenue on the west side Austin neighborhood.

A statement from the mayor’s office said that the drivers are expected to prioritize safety.
The statement added, ‘all drivers are expected to follow the rules of the road, and the Mayor expects the detail to do the same.’

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Army ROTC Cadets Pressured To Wear High Heels At ‘Walk A Mile in Her Shoes’ Event To Prove They Support Sexual Harassment Program…

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What do they have planned for Cinco De Mayo?

Via Washington Times

Army ROTC cadets are complaining on message boards that they were pressured to walk in high heels on Monday for an Arizona State University campus event designed to raise awareness of sexual violence against women.

The Army openly encouraged participating in April’s “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” events in 2014, but now it appears as though ROTC candidates at ASU were faced with a volunteer event that became mandatory.

“Attendance is mandatory and if we miss it we get a negative counseling and a ‘does not support the battalion sharp/EO mission’ on our CDT OER for getting the branch we want. So I just spent $16 on a pair of high heels that I have to spray paint red later on only to throw them in the trash after about 300 of us embarrass the U.S. Army tomorrow,” one anonymous cadet wrote on the social media sharing website Imgr, IJReview reported Monday.

In a Reddit Army thread on the subject — titled “Okay, who put the cadets up to this?” — one user said the claims were legitimate and added, “I just don’t understand why [General] Combs would court political controversy like this. Isn’t the military supposed to avoid faddish political movement and religious issues.”

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Kirsten Powers: Christians Thrown Overboard Have Been Left To Drown By Obama

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Powers speaks about some of the men killed by ISIS, the value and worth of their lives, the courage they showed to cry out to their God in the face of death. Yet, the leader of the free world has left them and what may be uncounted others to die in the face of this threat.

Via USA Today:

What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus?

Answer: Religious persecution.

Yet, when a throng of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard a migrant ship traveling from Libya to Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi missed the opportunity to label it as such. Standing next to President Obama at their joint news conference Friday, Renzi dismissed it as a one-off event and said, “The problem is not a problem of (a) clash of religions.”

While the prime minister plunged his head into the sand, Italian authorities arrested and charged the Muslim migrants with “multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate,” according to the BBC.

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$50 Billion Signing Bonus For Iran To Make Deal?

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As long as he’s giving away the store, how about throwing in some hookers and blow too? Or a home in Hawaii, right next to the Obama vacation home?

Via Fox News:

The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds.

Experts have said this multi-billion dollar “signing bonus” option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory.

A cash release of $30 to $50 billion upon reaching a final nuclear agreement would come in addition to the more than $11 billion in unfrozen assets that Iran will already have received under an interim nuclear accord reached in 2013.

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Deluded Andrew Cuomo Takes Over Plane Mic To Praise Cuba’s “Approach To The Press” (Ignores 60 Dissidents Arrested Yesterday While He Was There)

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Are we living in an alternate universe?

Meanwhile 60 dissidents were arrested by the government. Their crime? Complaining about the government holding prior dissidents. No word from Obama or Cuomo condemning…

Via Babalu:

Yesterday, over 60 members of Cuba’s Ladies in White and other democracy activists were arrested in Havana.

They were carrying images of current Cuban political prisoners.

Castro regime officials confronted and arrested them with great violence.

Meanwhile, mum is the word from the Obama Administration or its regional “allies” — who were now supposed to espouse the cause of human rights and democracy in Cuba.

Poll: 74% Of Americans “Never” Talk About Global Warming…

Bad news for the fear mongers.

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White House Officials Say Obama Will Not Use Word “Genocide” On 100th Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide That Left 1.5 Million Christians Dead…

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Another cowardly display.

Via Politico:

President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians in his annual statement commemorating the historic atrocity later this month.

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes informed an official from the Armenian National Congress of America of the decision in a meeting at the White House on Tuesday.

Obama will send Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to Armenia this week to represent the United States at a commemoration of the genocide, a years-long slaughter traditionally observed on April 24. Historians mark 1915 as the start of the genocide, making this year the 100th anniversary.

The Armenians were slaughtered during the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, largely in what is modern-day Turkey, at the end of World War I. Today’s Turkish leaders are infuriated by charges that the founding fathers of their nation committed genocide.

As a candidate in 2008, President Obama issued a statement promising to describe the plight of the Armenians as a genocide, but in his previous five statements he has not done so — mainly to avoid a rupture in diplomatic relations with Turkey.

Armenian-American leaders, hopeful that the 100th anniversary and recent support for their view from Pope Francis, were dejected on Tuesday.

“This is a betrayal of the truth, a betrayal of trust, a disgraceful national surrender to a foreign gag order being imposed by the government of Turkey,” said Aram Hamparian, executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America, who attended the White House meeting.

Hillary Campaign Scolds “Nodding” Donors: “Do More Than Just Nod”…

But drooling and nodding is pretty much all her supporters can do.

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Harry Reid On Giving Obama Fast-Track Authority: “Hell No”…

Hell reported to be a little chilly today.

BREAKING: Ferguson Shooting Standoff

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Via STL Today:

A man whose personality had changed because of drug abuse shot and wounded his brother Tuesday before holding off police from the home the men shared here, their grandmother said.

The standoff continued at 420 Warford Avenue as Loretta Foster, 78, waited nearby for the outcome. She said her grandson, Lorenzo Foster, 40, had been struggling with heroin and may have been high when he shot Dennis Foster, 38, in the face.

Police said the wounded man was alert when taken from the area to a hospital. Another relative said he was in surgery and expected to recover.

The men’s cousin, Dasia Foster, 22, of Pine Lawn, said that because of drug abuse, Lorenzo Foster “was just losing his mind.”

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Elizabeth Warren-Led Democrats Introduce Resolution Calling For “Free” Public College…

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The funny thing is, they really think it’s “free.”

Via HuffPo:

A group of congressional Democrats introduced a resolution on Tuesday seeking to ensure that students who attend public colleges and universities can graduate without debt.

The Senate resolution was introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), while Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) introduced the House version.

The lawmakers support plans to increase financial aid, help states lower tuition and make it possible for students to earn degrees in less time.

Huh? Bill Clinton Says ISIS Is The “Most Interesting NGO Today”….

Not exactly doing his wife’s presidential bid any favors.

Former President Bill Clinton called the terrorist group ISIS the “most interesting non-governmental organization today” in remarks at Georgetown University:

“Arguably the most interesting non-governmental organzation today, which proves the importance of inclusion by its short-comings but is formidable, is ISIS,” said Clinton.

“ISIS is a terrorist organization, an NGO, trying to become a state. That is, they don’t recognize any of the boundaries of the Middle Eastern countries as legitimate. They were all established, drawn largely by Westerners after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in World War I. And so when they go capture a place, they set up their own judicial system, they set up their own rule making, they set up whatever their social services are going to be. And the only thing is, you can’t disagree with them, or they’ll kill you.”

Embattled DEA Chief To Resign Amid Scandal Of Agents Having “Sex Parties” With Prostitutes In Colombia…

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Not to mention the sex parties were fueled by drug cartel money. Update to this story.

Via CNN:

Washington (CNN): It didn’t happen on 4/20 — marijuana’s high holy day — but expect Michele Leonhart to step down soon as administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. officials familiar with the matter say.

Obama administration officials long ago soured on Leonhart, a career DEA agent who broke ground at the agency when she rose into leadership as the first woman to head a field office. In recent years, she has angered the administration for appearing to resist federal rules relaxing enforcement on marijuana as states have moved to legalize the drug for medicinal and recreational use.

More recently, she came under fire for her poor performance in a congressional hearing on an inspector general report that found instances of DEA agents having sex parties in Colombia with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels. The report cited light punishments for the agents and Leonhart seemed at a loss about what she could do about it.

On Monday — 4/20 — word spread around Washington that Leonhart had met with Justice Department officials to discuss her departure and how to handle succession at the top of the agency. Officials had hoped to have her departure announced before Loretta Lynch, the attorney general nominee awaiting Senate confirmation, took office.

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Cruz: “Media Tries To Twist The Question Of Marriage” Into A Battle Of Emotions…

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Not only that, but gotcha sound bites. All liberals base every single thing off emotions…

Via CNS News:

Ted Cruz, speaking with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt on gay marriage, said, “… what the media tries to twist the question of marriage into is … a battle of emotions and personalities.”

“What matters more,” asked Hugh Hewitt, “knowing if a candidate for the presidency will attend a gay wedding, or whether he and she, he or she will destroy the Islamic State before it throws hundreds, if not thousands, of more gay men to their deaths from towers? What matters more?”

“There’s no doubt the latter does,” answered Ted Cruz. “But look. That’s part of the ‘gotcha game’ the mainstream media plays, where they come after Republicans on every front, and it’s designed to caricature Republicans, to make them look stupid, or evil, or crazy, or extreme. And it’s because, sadly, most media players are not actual, objective journalists. They are active partisan players. Right now the mainstream media are the Praetorian Guard protecting the Obama presidency, and there is no group on this planet more ready … for Hillary than the mainstream media.”

“We need to focus on what matters,” stated Cruz. “The American people care about jobs, growth and opportunity. The American people care about defending our constitutional rights. And the American people care, as you rightly noted, about restoring America’s leadership in the world and defending this nation. ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism poses an enormous threat to this nation, and we need clear-eyed, strong leadership to stand up and defeat radical Islamic terrorism, and to be willing to call it by its name, which, sadly, the current president is not willing to do.”

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UCLA Activist Over Screening Of American Sniper: “Death To America”; “Can You Screen Videos Of US Troops Getting Executed?”…

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“Can you screen videos of US troops getting executed (or at least reenactments of that) so I can just kick back and relax?”

Via Truth Revolt:

UCLA activist and former student Seth Ashernasserpal Newmeyer, along with other UCLA student activists, has recently been pressuring the school’s Campus Events Commission to cancel a screening of American Sniper on Tuesday night. After heated debate on the CEC Facebook page, the event was modified to include a discussion for students who wished to critique the film and its perceived racism.

Newmeyer has commented incessantly on the screening event page, calling for collective action against the CEC and condemnation of the film for glorifying US troops.

Seeing the war cases on similar moral grounds, Newmeyer suggests to the CEC that they instead screen videos of “US troops getting executed,”

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Poetic Justice: Faulty Roof Solar Panels Cause Fire At Green Party-Run Hove Town Hall In UK…

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Classic.

Via Breitbart:

A large fire occurred yesterday at Hove Town Hall caused by a faulty solar panel on the roof of the building. No-one was hurt. Locals have been quick to take aim at the Green party with jibes over their record in office at Brighton and Hove city council, which owns the building.

The fire started in the early afternoon, sending up billowing clouds of thick black smoke which could be seen from miles around. Firemen were in attendance shortly after 1pm, and were able to extinguish the flames within the hour.

George Dalmon, who was in Hove Town Hall at the time of the fire told the Brighton Argus: “There was big black smoke billowing out, it looks quite major. Everyone has been evacuated out of the building. Somebody said something about it being a solar panel.”

A woman passer-by told reporters: “There’s lots of acrid smoke which is so bad that lots of passers-by are covering their mouths. The smoke seemed to be coming from the back of the building. You can see the smoke from at least half a mile away. It’s thick black smoke, it’s got to be quite a substantial fire.”

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AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Defending Partial-Birth Abortion: You Know, The Phrase “Living Fetus”‘ Is “Hopelessly Vague”…

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How is the term “living fetus” vague?

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch joined a group of former U.S. attorneys in signing an amicus brief presented to the Supreme Court in 2006 in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart that argued that the federal ban on partial-birth abortion was unconstitutional because its language was too vague.

In their brief, for example, Lynch and the other former U.S. attorneys argued that the term “living fetus” was too vague to be understood by those responsible for following and enforcing the law.

Congress enacted the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2003 with broad bipartisan support. Senators Joe Biden of Delaware, Harry Reid of Nevada, and Patrick Leahy of Vermont all voted for it.

The law defined a partial-birth abortion as follows: “(1) the term partial-birth abortion means an abortion in which the person performing the abortion (A) deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother, for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows will kill the partially delivered living fetus; and (B) performs the overt act, other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially delivered living fetus.”

In the amicus she signed, Lynch and her fellow former U.S. attorneys argued that this definition did not provide sufficient “clarity” as to what it prohibited.

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Hilarious: 8-Year-Old Pens Letter To Mooch Eviscerating Her School Lunch Program…

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Gold. Pure gold.

Via Weekly Standard:

A friend sends along an email attachment—a handwritten letter by his 8-year-old son, Peter. It’s addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama. “It all started because he saw something about school lunches [and] how ketchup is bad for you, and that Michelle Obama wants to limit the amount of ketchup” in schools, my friend explained. When the boy’s mother reminded him he attends a private school, making the ketchup rationing a nonissue, “He said something about wanting to ‘give a voice to the voiceless.’”

But ketchup is actually the least of the boy’s concerns, as he then continues onto foreign policy, the crisis in the Middle East, and the need for boots on the ground. (“He also disipionted millons of Americans by not bombing Syria.”) In addition, Peter recommends that the president urge the United Nations to send peacekeepers to Ukraine.

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Bitter Old Man McCain Mocks Cruz Over Claims He’s Pushing For Troops To Carry Private Firearms On Bases…

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There’s a fine line between being witty and a smartass. McCain isn’t aware of that line…

Via The Hill:

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is mocking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for claiming he is “pressing” for hearings on allowing U.S. troops to carry private firearms on military installations.

“You know, I was fascinated to hear that because I haven’t heard a thing about it from him. Nor has my staff heard from his staff. Where did that come from? I have not a clue,” McCain told reporters on Monday. “I’d be glad to discuss the issue and see if we need a hearing, but it came as a complete surprise to me that he had been pressing me.”

“Maybe it was through some medium that I’m not familiar with. Maybe bouncing it off the ozone layer, for all I know,” McCain joked. “There’s a lot of holes in the ozone layer, so maybe it wasn’t the ozone layer that he bounced it off of. Maybe it was through hand telegraph, maybe sign language. Who knows?”

Cruz’s office issued a statement maintaining that the Texas Republican is not new to the issue.

“Senator Cruz has been discussing this issue for a long time and he looks forward to continuing to raise it in the Senate Armed Services Committee where he serves with Chairman McCain,” according to the statement.

Episcopal Seminary: Jesus Christ Is A Transexual Icon…

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Uhh, what?

Via RedState:

Yesterday, I posted on how history is being tortured in the service of promoting homosexual marriage as a completely normal thing that was honored through the ages but lately forbidden by uptight, sexually repressed white guys. It isn’t sufficient that marriage, and institution formed by Christ, be made to support distinctly un-Christian acts, now our Savior, himself, is being outed as a transexual.

The political left has always been quick to enlist Christ in their causes even when they are, themselves, devout atheists. For instance, (picture)…

Really? A devout Jew? What food did Jesus, who is God, prescribe for the Passover (hint: not kale and quinoa)? What is the only food in the Bible that we know Christ ate (Luke 24:35-48)– it ain’t tofu?

So it will come as no surprise that now we learn that Christ was actually transexual.

Patrick Cheng, an ordained minister in the majority-homosexual Metropolitan Community Churches and an openly homosexual faculty member at EDS, attempted to claim biblical characters such as the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8 as examples of transgenderism.

“There’s a lot of work being done on the transgendered Christ,” Cheng revealed, producing several different books that either focused upon or addressed the notion of Christ as transgendered.

“Jesus has the experience of being excluded from the family,” Cheng noted, listing another perceived commonality with transsexuals, along with a sense of homelessness.

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