Dem. Senator Challenges NFL Nonprofit Status Over Domestic Abuse Scandal…

Cory Booker

This is the second time this week Democrats have threatened the NFL. This past Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell announced she’ll be introducing a bill to end their tax-exempt status over the stupid Redskins name controversy

Via Washington Examiner:

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., wants to strip the National Football League of its nonprofit status because of the way the league has been handling domestic abuse cases involving its players.

Booker’s legislation would prevent the NFL from operating as it currently does, as a nonprofit trade group. The $100 million in extra tax collections over the next ten years would go toward domestic violence prevention programs.

Even devoted football fans might be surprised to learn the NFL is a tax-exempt organization. Each of the NFL’s clubs pay taxes, but the league office does not. The exemption for the league is granted under 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code and applies to “business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, boards of trade, and professional football leagues (whether or not administering a pension fund for football players).”

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Iranians Behind “Happy” Song Sentenced To 91 Lashes And Six Months In Prison…

Ironic, but in a morbid way.

Via Independent:

A group of seven Iranian men and women who created and starred in their own version of a video for Pharrell Williams’ song ‘Happy’ have each been given suspended sentences of prison time and 91 lashes.

The fun-loving friends were arrested in May after posting their homemade music video ‘Happy in Tehran’ to YouTube.

They were forced to publicly confess and apologise on national television before being released on bail, with police chief Hossein Sajedinia warning others that the video was “a vulgar clip” which “hurt public chastity”.

Their lawyer Farshid Rofugaran told English-language Iranian news outlet IranWire that six of the group were yesterday given six months in prison and 91 lashes, while a seventh – the Director of the video – was also given 91 lashes but one year in jail. The sentences are suspended for three years.

HT: ROP

Kay Hagan May Have Skipped Classified ISIL Hearing for NYC Fundraiser…

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Seems fitting.

Via Washington Free Beacon:

Records indicate that Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) did not attend a classified hearing that focused on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) due to a fundraiser that was held for her in New York City.

The issue of ISIL has been thrust into the spotlight of the race between Hagan and her Republican opponent, Thom Tillis, who accused Hagan of not doing enough to stop the terrorist group during its rise.

Tillis also said that Hagan, who sits on the Armed Services Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, had “not held a single meeting to discuss the threat of ISIS.”

Senate records show that there was one meeting held by the subcommittee, which exists to “counter emerging threats” such as “terrorism,” but it is unclear whether Hagan attended it.

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Kerry: ISIS Is “The Order Of Satan… They Do Not Represent Islam”…

What are the odds Kerry converts to Islam by the time this is over?

Via CNS News:

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday defended President Barack Obama’s statement that the Islamic State is not Islamic, saying that they can call themselves whatever they want, but “they’re not a state, and they do not represent Islam.” “In fact,” he said, they are “the order of Satan.”

“The Islamic State, they can call themselves what they want to call themselves. We shouldn’t compound the sin by allowing them to get away with it and calling them what they’re not. They’re not a state, and they do not represent Islam,” said Kerry at the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s hearing on the U.S. strategy against ISIS.

NIH Spends $72K Studying Chlamydia In Guinea Pigs…

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Remember when some liberals went through that weird phase where they’d eat guinea pigs to “fight global warming“? Now this? The War on Guinea Pigs is getting outta hand…

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – The National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has given the University of Texas San Antonio $72,000 to develop a vaccine against chlamydia in guinea pigs.

The study cites chlamydia trachomatis as “the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide.”

“Untreated genital chlamydial infections cause serious sequelae such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. A licensed vaccine, which is considered to be the ideal way to limit Chlamydia-induced morbidity, is currently not available,” the grant abstract said.

Researchers have found a vaccine against Chlamydia has shown promise in mice and theorize that it may work in guinea pigs, which have similar “pathogenesis and immunity to chlamydial infection” as humans.

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New York Democrat Praises Dictator Robert Mugabe For His Anti-White Racist Policies…

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Back in July, Mugabe declared that white people could no longer own land in Zimbabwe.

Via New York Observer:

Charles Barron famously hosted Zimbabwe’s repressive President Robert Mugabe at City Hall as a freshman councilman in 2002–and said yesterday he would like to repeat the performance in his first term at the state capital.

In an exclusive interview with the Observer, Mr. Barron, who won a Democratic primary for an open Assembly seat last week and is very likely to crush his GOP rival, expressed hope that he could persuade the foreign official to visit Albany.

“I would love for him to come to Albany. I would love for him to come anywhere in the United States, really,” Mr. Barron said in an interview at his former campaign office in East New York, Brooklyn. “I think he’s a shining example of an African leader on the African continent.”New. Critics have argued that Mr. Mugabe uses this policy to reward his political allies.

“He was one of the few African leaders who had the courage to take the land back from the settlers,” said Mr. Barron, comparing him favorably to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela, who he argued allowed whites to retain too much property. [...]

Mr. Barron has long expressed admiration for other Third World military dictators, such as late Libyan leader Muammar el-Quaddafi and former Cuban President Fidel Castro, even as he condemned the United States for supporting the fallen regimes of the Duvalier family in Haiti and General Augusto Pinochet in Chile. All of those rulers drew international condemnation for using violence, intimidation, torture, imprisonment and extrajudicial executions to suppress political dissidence.

“All my heroes were America’s enemies,” Mr. Barron said.

Background on Mugabe sending his goons to forcefully seize white-owned farms:

…From 12 to 13 February 2000, a referendum on constitutional amendments was held. The proposed amendments would have limited future presidents to two terms, but as it was not retroactive, Mugabe could have stood for another two terms. It also would have made his government and military officials immune from prosecution for any illegal acts committed while in office. In addition, it allowed the government to confiscate white-owned land for redistribution to black farmers without compensation. The motion failed with 55% of participants against the referendum.

The referendum had a 20% turnout fuelled by an effective SMS campaign. Mugabe declared that he would “abide by the will of the people”. The vote was a surprise to ZANU-PF, and an embarrassment before parliamentary elections due in mid-April. Almost immediately, self-styled “war veterans”, led by Chenjerai ‘Hitler’ Hunzvi, began invading white-owned farms. Those who did not leave voluntarily were often tortured and sometimes killed. One was forced to drink diesel fuel as a form of torture. On 6 April 2000, Parliament pushed through an amendment, taken word for word from the draft constitution that was rejected by voters, allowing the seizure of white-owned farmlands without due reimbursement or payment.

Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo…

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Wonderful…

Via Daily Caller:

It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts.

The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing on Sept. 17 — Constitution Day.

“[N]o further petitions shall be permitted,” the court ordered.

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US-Backed Palestinian TV: Jews Are “Barbaric Monkeys, Wretched Pigs”…

The hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars we’ve given to Abbas and the PA help pay for this.

Via PMW:

In the poetry segment of its Friday morning talk show, Abbas’ Palestinian Authority TV last week hosted a poet reciting a poem cursing the Jews – “the Sons of Zion” – as “the most evil among creations,” “barbaric monkeys” and “wretched pigs”:

“Jerusalem is my land, Gaza is my honor
Jerusalem is my days and my wildest dreams
O, you who were brought up on spilling blood
O, you who murdered Allah’s pious prophets (i.e., Jews in Islamic tradition)
You have been condemned to humiliation and hardship
O Sons of Zion, O most evil among creations
O barbaric monkeys, O wretched pigs
As long as my heart is my Quran and my city
As long as I have my arm and my stones
As long as I am free and do not barter my cause
I will not fear your throngs
My belt is around my waist, and my rifle is on my shoulder.”

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Kerry: We’re Not Asking Congress For More Authority To Go To War With ISIS, We Are Asking “Good Lawyers”…

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And by “good lawyers,” he means the ones who work for the Obama regime.

Via CNS News:

Instead of asking Congress for new authority to go after terrorists in Syria and Iraq, the Obama administration is turning to “good lawyers within the White House, within the State Department,” Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

How is it that the Obama administration thinks it can rely on a 2001 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) to go into Syria and Iraq 13 years later, Sen. Robert Mendendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked Kerry at a hearing on Wednesday.

Kerry responded that “good lawyers” at the White House and State Department have concluded that the 2001 AUMF is sufficient because it “includes…al-Qaeda and associated forces.”

Obama To Micromanage War Against ISIS, Military Can’t Attack Until He Signs Off On Every Strike…

Because it worked so well in Vietnam?

Via WSJ:

The president hasn’t yet given the green light for an attack on Islamic State militants in Syria, but the U.S. military campaign against the group there is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control–going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes. The requirements for the strikes will be far more stringent than those targeting Islamic State in Iraq, at least at first. U.S. officials say it is an attempt to limit the threat the U.S. could be dragged more deeply into the Syrian civil war. After meeting with his top military advisers in Tampa yesterday, Mr. Obama insisted anew that U.S. ground forces won’t engage in combat in Iraq or Syria, despite suggestions by top military commanders that conditions could one day require that U.S. advisers and other military units play a limited front-line role (Here’s a look at why troops in Iraq don’t count as boots on the ground). Julian E. Barnes and Carol E. Lee report.

Obama Is Attending 1 Fundraiser Every 5 Days This Year…

Barack Obama, New York

And the days in-between are spent golfing. Good thing there’s nothing important going on anywhere in the world right now…

Via Capitol City Project:

Despite many Democratic politicians distancing themselves from President Obama’s low approval ratings and declining his assistance– even in their own backyard– he’s still doing a good amount to help raise money for various groups. So far this year, on average, Obama is attending a fundraiser every 5 days.

According to a new report, Obama has appeared at 49 fundraisers this year through September 15 — even taking the time out of his beloved vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this past August.

“When we looked at Obama’s fundraising in May, we figured out that he was on pace to go to a fundraiser every six days or so. Now, he’s at five-and-a-quarter. That’s thanks to a particularly active summer; the president even attended a fundraiser during his putative vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in August.”

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Air Force Will No Longer Require Airmen Say “Under God” When Taking The Oath…

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No surprise, the Air Force Academy already dropped “under God” from the honor oath cadets take.

Via CBN News:

The U.S. Air Force will no longer require airmen to say the words “So help me God” when taking the enlistment oath.

Air Force officials say the change comes after an airman struck out the words on his re-enlistment paperwork, going against a policy that prohibits omissions.

The airman say he was told by his commanders that he must swear to God or leave the Air Force.

The Department of Defense General Counsel backed the airman’s actions, ruling “So help me God” can be left out if an airman prefers.

“We take any instance in which Airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said in a statement. “We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our Airmen’s rights are protected.”

Another Nauseating Kerry Quote On ISIS: America Is At “War Against This Enemy Islam”…

Let me fix that for you: We are at “war against this enemy Islam”…

KERRY: If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We are happy with calling it that. I think it’s much more important to focus on how we’re going to do it.

Video: Al Gore’s Microphone Fails While Quoting Jesus On Word “Hypocrite”…

Divine intervention?

HT: Drudge

Barbra Streisand: Obama Is “Like A Greek Tragedy… They Always Try To Bring Down The Gods”…

Apparently Obama is a god now, who knew?

Barbara Streisand

Alternate headline: Barbra Streisand’s Obama-worship takes a turn for the worse.

Via ABC News:

AP: Speaking of politics, have you spoken to Hillary Clinton whether she’ll run for president?

Streisand: I would love her to run. I think we have advanced with Obama, and I think people are giving him a hard time, which is not fair because this Affordable Care Act is working and it’s going to help a lot of people. But it’s like Greek tragedy, you know, they always try to bring down the gods, bring down the kings, bring down the leaders.

ISIS Launches Major Offensive Against Kurds In Syria, Seize 16 Villages In One Day…

Seems like those pinprick airstrikes from Obama isn’t slowing ISIS down… shocker.

AFP — A monitoring group said Islamic State fighters had seized a string of villages as they closed in on Syria’s third-largest Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab.

“In the past 24 hours, IS fighters have launched a huge offensive and seized at least 16 villages to the east and west of Kobane,” said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman, using the Kurdish name for Ain al-Arab.

“The IS is using heavy weaponry, its artillery and tanks,” he said, adding that thousands of Kurdish fighters defending the town on the Turkish border were being encircled.

The US estimates that IS has 20,000 to 31,000 fighters, including many foreigners, and there are concerns that returning jihadists could carry out attacks in Western countries.

Australia on Thursday detained 15 people in connection with the plot to behead a random person, in the country’s largest ever counter-terrorism raids.

Prosecutors said the plan, coordinated with a senior IS militant with Australian citizenship, would have seen random people abducted to “gruesomely execute” them on camera.

Hillary Clinton At Feminist Conference Says She’s “Embarrassed” By America For Not Signing Radical UN Treaty…

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The feeling is mutual, Pant Suits.

Via Breitbart:

Last Friday, to a packed hall at the modernist Ford Foundation building not far from the UN, former Sec. of State and presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she was embarrassed that the United States has never ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. “It’s embarrassing. I mean, really, it’s embarrassing,” she said.

Clinton was speaking to a conference called “Women and Girls Rising” that was a look back at rosier days for the feminist agenda during the mid-90s and the great global UN conferences at Cairo on population and Beijing on the rights of women. Long-time Clinton adviser John Podesta also spoke and he, too, complained, “…many think the U.S. can’t ratify anything these days.”

There are a whole host of UN treaties most of the world has ratified that have either never been signed by the president or never given consent by the Senate, including the women’s rights treaty, but also one on children’s rights, and a more recent treaty on persons with disabilities.

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UK: Facing A Wave Of Hundreds Of ISIS Fighters Coming Home, Top Government Adviser Warns About Violence From “Right-Wing Extremists”

Does it get any more clueless than this?

Via Daily Mail:

Ministers must not ignore the growing threat of violence from far-right extremists in Britain in the wake of ISIS terrorism and crimes involving UK Muslims, a senior Home Office adviser said today.

The anonymous expert on right-wing extremism warned that the Government is putting an emphasis on the ‘global jihadist agenda’ while possibly ignoring the growth of the far-right at home.

The adviser warned of the importance of preventing a violent attack being carried out by the far-right in Britain in the future.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘I have been working with people from the far-right for about 27 years now.

‘I can see increases in some of these groups and membership in some of these groups based on things that are happening nationally here and internationally.

Obama As Delusional As Ever: “America Is Now Positioned Better Than We Could Have Ever Imagined”…

Positioned for what? – An implosion?

Via Grabien:

On Wednesday while speaking at the 2014 Congressional Picnic at the White House, President Obama said that “America is now positioned better than we could have ever imagined.” Heralding the bipartisanship House measure granting him authorization to act against ISIS, President Obama said, “If we continue to act together,” progress could also be reached on schools, roads, bridges, investments in research and development as well as cures for diseases.

Report: ISIS Leadership Ordered Terror Attack On Australia…

Update to this story

Australia accounts for the largest per capita number of foreign fighters in ISIS.

(AFP) – A series of anti-terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane were sparked by a senior Islamic State militant ordering “demonstration killings” in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today.

“The exhortations, quite direct exhortations, were coming from an Australian who is apparently quite senior in Isil to networks of support back in Australia to conduct demonstration killings here in this country,” he said.

“So this is not just suspicion, this is intent and that’s why the police and security agencies decided to act in the way they have.”