I guarantee this is the result of the absurd restrictions the White House has placed on our forces.
I guarantee this is the result of the absurd restrictions the White House has placed on our forces.
It’s OK, they’re Democrats.
Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote.
The front of the flier blares: “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014.”
The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching.
Someone tucked the flier under McNair’s windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road.
“My daughter said, ‘Mom, look in the background. They’re lynching somebody.’ It’s the lynching of an African-American man,” McNair said.
At the bottom, the flier reads, “Not endorsed by any candidate. Paid for by Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County.” No contact information for the group was on the flier.
HT: Noah Rothman
These are the same Yazidi towns Obama claimed we had secured from ISIS in August.
The Islamic State group has taken over two towns on Sinjar Mountain Monday, indicating that the Sunni militant group is advancing on territory that the U.S. had said that it had secured during its airstrikes on the region back in August. U.S. officials warned months ago that if ISIS militants succeed in advancing this far, the Yazidi population could be at risk of “a potential genocide.”
U.S. airstrikes on the area in August seemed to have secured the region. “The situation on the mountain has greatly improved,” President Obama said in am Aug. 15 speech. “We broke the ISIL siege of Mount Sinjar. We saved many innocent lives. Because of these efforts, we do not expect an additional operation to help rescue people off the mountain, and it is unlikely that we are going to need to continue humanitarian air drops on the mountain.”
But the Washington Post reported Monday that Yazidi volunteers who have been protecting the area for more than two months retreated from villages north of the mountain after the extremists attacked. The volunteers said they had pulled back to a shrine on the mountain but the militants were close by.
Why not give Iran a few of our nukes and get it over with?
Via LA Times:
The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency.
The Mehr news agency also said Monday that Iran and the six world powers seeking to negotiate a nuclear deal remained divided over how much uranium-enrichment capacity the Middle East nation should be allowed to maintain, and how to lift punitive sanctions from its economy.
With a deadline for negotiators a month away, the two sides still differ on how to deal with two nuclear sites that have stirred international concern, the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor and the Fordow underground enrichment facility, according to Mehr.
Yeah, he doesn’t have anything to worry about.
Via The Hill:
While casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President Obama was given an unusual voting instruction.
“Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend,” a Chicago man, later identified by CNN as Mike Jones, quipped as he walked by the pair casting their ballots.
“I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama shot back with a smile.
Jones’ finance, Aia Cooper, flushed with embarrassment and apologized for her boyfriend.
“I am sorry, please excuse him… I can’t believe Mike, he is such a fool,” she said.
Obama joked Jones was “an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason whatsoever” but said the pair would at least have a story for their friends and family.
Obama said to Cooper: “Fortunately, the president was nice about it, so it’s aiight.”
Louis Farrakhan last seen shaking his head in disapproval.
Jersey City, New Jersey (My9NJ) – Mayor Steven Fulop’s chief of staff, Muhammed Akil, has decided to resign a week after news broke that 20-years-ago he made racially inflammatory remarks in a speech at a conference in Chicago.
As Chasing previously reported, Akil’s comments included: “all white people have a little Hitler in them,” as well as referring to the Pope as the “anti-Christ”. Akil also repeatedly used homophobic slurs.
However, while Akil may have stepped down from his $120,000 a year job as the Mayor’s chief of staff, he will stay on the city’s payroll as a systems analyst with the health department, making about $85,000 a year.
Mayor Fulop was not available for comment on Akil’s resignation, but previously he was quick to defend his staffer after his comments were originally made public.
“…As the grandson of holocaust survivors myself they are offensive, however, I also know people change and grow over time and the comments made 20 years ago is not consistent nor reflective of the person I have known for the last 10 years,” Mayor Fulop said weeks ago.
And Tingles wonders why nobody watches his clown show on MSNBC.
HOWARD FINEMAN: Can I mention race here?
CHRIS MATTHEWS: You may.
FINEMAN: Let’s put the cards on the table here.
MATTHEWS: You mean the word Africa?
FINEMAN: No. The brown people coming from the South, the Arab people coming from the East, the black people coming from Africa, nobody’s saying that in so many words. Nobody’s saying it at all, but it’s in the background of this whole discussion, and anybody who would deny that doesn’t know how this country operates. It’s not the only way this country operates. We’re bigger than that in the end, but that’s definitely a subtext of a lot of what’s going on here. There’s just no question about it. And I’ll say it if other people won’t.
MATTHEWS: It is the arrival of them, even though African-Americans, hint hint, have been here before we got here.
The nurses fighting to keep their organs from liquifying beg to differ.
Via Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama claimed Oct. 20 that the left-leaning established media invented the Ebola crisis that has deeply damaged his chances of keeping the Democratic majority in the Senate.
“The Ebola crisis… [which] has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks, is not an outbreak and epidemic here,” Obama complained to his donors at a Chicago fundraiser.
“To give you some sense of perspective, around 20,000 to 30,000 [American] people die of flu every year. So far we’ve got one person dying of Ebola.”
Even though the economy is growing, Obama claimed, “people are still anxious” about the Middle East, Russia’s slow-motion invasion of Ukraine, the Islamic jihadis in Iraq and the media-magnified fear of Ebola.
But “we’ve had one case of a person dying from Ebola that brought it in from outside,” he said.
Apparently he still smokes a lot of weed.
Via The Hill:
Despite a slew of international and domestic challenges, and “a lot of just nailbiter” congressional races on the horizon, President Obama told high-dollar donors that he is actually “doing pretty good” in his sixth year as president.
“Whenever people ask me how I’m doing, I say, ‘Actually, I’m doing pretty good,’” Obama said Monday. “I love the work. It is an extraordinary privilege to every single day work on behalf of the American people.”
Obama acknowledged that there was a “sense of urgency overseas” and that in recent weeks stories such as the struggle with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, and the outbreak of Ebola were weighing heavily on the American people.
Considering the Koran is the rantings of a 7th-century warlord who needed a new and very violent “religion” to unite the Arab tribes under his rule so they could conquer new land, how could it be?
Via CNS News:
Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has sometimes criticized Islam, and in a recent Facebook post questioned whether Islam is “really a religion of peace” noting that the Islamic State, in the latest issue of its magazine, Dabiq, defends slavery and the use of women as sex slaves “as a firmly established aspect of the Shariah.”
Sharia law “guides all aspects of Muslim life, including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings” in most Muslim countries, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. “It is derived primarily from the Quran and the Sunna—the sayings, practices, and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed.”
In his Oct. 18 Facebook post, Rev. Graham, who also runs the international aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said, “Is Islam really a religion of peace? Islamic State justified kidnapping women as sex slaves in the new issue of their online magazine. They said that it is a ‘firmly established aspect of Shariah’ and anyone who denies this is denying the Koran.”
“These are the militants who are currently terrorizing innocent Iraqis right now and advancing throughout the Middle East,” he said. “Does this sound peaceful to you?”
Via TIME’s Zeke Miller:
And here comes the least surprising part of this story:
Here in America we call this “workplace violence.”
MONTREAL (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car Monday in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman David Falls said the suspect “was known to Federal authorities” and “authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized.”
An official familiar with the case identified the suspect as Martin Couture Rouleau, 25, of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and said he was influenced by radical Islamists. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Quebec police shot the man after two members of the military were struck by the motorist in a parking lot mall near Montreal. The suspect died a few hours after being shot.
Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet said earlier that police ended up shooting the man after a car chase in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of Montreal. After the man hit the two soldiers, he fled the scene in his vehicle, triggering a police chase that ended with the man losing control and his car rolling over several times.
Brunet said the man exited the car and was shot. He said they found a knife on the ground but he could not say if he had it in his hand when police fired their weapons. Television images showed a large knife in the grass near his flipped over car.
Police said one of the soldiers was seriously injured, while the other’s injuries were less serious. Brunet said he didn’t know if the soldiers were wearing uniforms at the time they were struck.
The “Progressive Christian” website Patheos gives us this gem titled:
Obama is black! They are black! He’s African! They are African! He wants to let them in with no travel ban! He wants us all to die! He hates America! He’s a secret Muslim! He wasn’t born here! He wants to take away our guns!
The white/Fox News/Tea Party/Republican/American reaction to Ebola is moving into the high gear of xenophobia, victimology and fear of the other… and a thank-you-Jesus! phase of naked opportunism: Ebola is just what’s needed to help win control of the Senate for the Republicans!
Once again ignorant white people, who fear the wider world–the world where high speed trains work, there is healthcare for all and a good education is a right–and who dismiss Christian charity as “socialism,” are about to find a new lie to comfort themselves with:
Ebola is President Obama’s fault!
And that’s the “respectable” white Republicans in Congress and Fox News talking. At the millions-strong conspiracy idiot-fringe of course (the sludge that produced and circulated the thousands of online types of silly-to-ugly anti-Obama defamation shown above) there will be talk that “He did it on purpose!”
“He” of course is President Obama. We’ve been watching a slow motion lynching of this moderate brilliant family man, a father, and faithful loving husband for near on 8 years now. He’s been accused by every kind of lie. Now he’s in the White House when God is sending us a biblical-style plague! Need more proof Obama is the devil? Need more proof God is on the side of the Republicans taking back the Senate?
I am a white privileged well off 62-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago. The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my former friends I’m considered a “traitorous prince” since my religious right family was once thought of as “evangelical royalty.” [...]
The Republicans in Congress are so dedicated to lynching the President they’ve been willing to shut down our government and risk the future of our economy. Now they are on their knees thanking their white mean “god” for sending Ebola just in time to help them win in November and to counterbalance the facts of Obama’s monumental achievements he’s made while they have been willing to wreck the country to take the black man down.
Very mature stuff.
Via Campus Reform:
A self-described progressive socialist in Michigan attacked a group of conservative students outside of a Hillary Clinton speaking engagement by attempting to lick them while yelling that he has Ebola. [...]
A group of around 25 conservative students protested the event with campus police and the Secret Service quarantining the students to an area far away from the line of people to get into the event hall. Larry Mitchell, a 63-year-old member of the St. Clair Shores Democratic Club, walked across the street to the group of students.
According to witnesses, Mitchell licked his hand and tried to wipe his saliva off on the students.
Mitchell called the students “fascists” and blamed their political beliefs for the spread of Ebola.
Harvard Tightens Travel Restrictions as Ebola Outbreak Worsens – Harvard Crimson
Harvard affiliates wishing to travel on University business to the countries most affected by Ebola must now obtain the approval of University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 and their respective School dean, according to a new set of guidelines the University disseminated on Friday.
Unrelated to that approval process, the new policy also mandates that any Harvard affiliate returning from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia must complete a medical screening with Harvard University Health Services before arriving on campus. Travelers could also be asked to stay away from campus for 21 days, the length of the virus’s incubation period.
The guidelines, outlined in an email from Garber and UHS Director Paul J. Barreira, expand on those detailed in August that asked for Harvard students, faculty, and staff to avoid nonessential travel to the three countries.
In an interview Friday, University President Drew G. Faust added that UHS is also undertaking a set of planning exercises to prepare for a case of Ebola at the University, training staff so that they can properly respond and recognize the disease.
“The CDC is working out its procedures, the President’s sitting in the White House trying to figure out what the next steps are, so we’re all very eager to do the right thing and define the parameters of our engagement,” Faust said.
From an interview he gave to the New Yorker that was published today.
Answer beneath fold:
And yes, we are supposed to take these people seriously.
You may already know about how the Keene Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire turned violent over the weekend, with injuries and at least 14 arrests. And you may already know that many people have noted the differing responses to a mass of drunk college students rioting and the protests in Ferguson in the days following Michael Brown’s death.
The pumpkin rioters were mostly white. The protesters in Ferguson were mostly black.
On Monday, a group of protesters armed with pumpkins descended upon the St. Louis Justice Center, a common site for post-Ferguson demonstrations. St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Steve Giegerich was on the scene, and reported that two people were arrested.
Yes, you read the headline correctly, dildos.
Via Daily Caller:
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis earlier this month was pilloried in the press for her attack ad that prominently highlighted the fact that her Republican opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott uses a wheelchair. Davis took her attacks to a new level on Monday by strongly implying Abbott would support an interracial marriage ban, despite the fact that Abbott is married to a Latina. But less than three hours later, Davis again topped herself by forwarding an attack on Abbott about an unlikely issue: dildos.
In an emailed press release, Wendy Davis For Governor passed along an article from progressive magazine The Texas Observer entitled “Greg Abbott: Dildos? Against ‘em. Interracial Marriage? No Comment.” The piece attacks Abbott for his supposed reluctance to say whether he’d defend interracial marriage and his defense of Texas’ ban on the sale of sex toys.
Code Pink is giddy.
The department store chain Macy’s has stopped carrying Israeli settlement products of SodaStream, according to the Wall Street Journal. Macy’s has been targeted the past year by pro-Palestinian activists, who have called on it and other major chains to stop carrying the SodaStream home carbonation system and soda flavourings due to the company’s role in the military occupation of Palestine.
This news comes amidst sinking share prices of the company, which earlier this month announced preliminary results for the fourth quarter. It projected $125 million in revenue in the quarter and operating income of $8.5 million. That’s well short of the $154.4 million of revenue and $17.6 million in operating income expected by analysts. In the third quarter of last year, the revenue was about the same, but operating income of $18 million was more than double what it expects this year. Its shares have dropped by 45% so far this year.
Jim Charnier, an analyst at Monness Crespi Hardt, told the Wall Street Journal that he had been expecting a poor quarter when he learned early in September that Macy’s had stopped carrying SodaStream and saw other negative figures from the market.
Macy’s did not respond to questions by North American activists concerning SodaStream.
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