It sure seems a ton of anti-gun politicians get arrested carrying firearms…
Via The Blaze:
Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a Democrat who was sponsored several “anti-gun” bills in her state, was arrested Monday night during a protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department. However, it’s what police officers found on her that is raising eyebrows.
Nasheed was carrying a loaded 9mm handgun and extra rounds of ammunition, according to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. She also refused to take a breathalyzer test after officers determined she “smelled strongly of intoxicants,” sources told KMOV-TV.
Nasheed claimed on Tuesday that she was not intoxicated at the time of her arrest and emphasized that she is a legal concealed carry permit holder.
Police arrested and charged the state senator with failure to obey lawful order of police and manner of walking in the roadway after she and other protesters refused to get out of the street.
People pay money to watch Gallagher smash watermelons.
Via Moultrie News
Charleston County School District released a statement Tuesday revealing, “There was an allegation related to inappropriate postgame celebrations by the Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) football team. An investigation was conducted and, as a result of the investigation, the head football coach will no longer be serving as a coach for Charleston County School District.”
The celebration in question reportedly involves players smashing a watermelon after the game. The act became a postgame ritual of sorts as Academic Magnet went on a six-game winning streak this season.
Mike Miller, a Charleston County School Board member, reportedly told Live 5 News that a parent from an opposing school came to him and complained about the watermelon act and that the kids were making monkey sounds. [...]
Former Academic Magnet football player Harry Griffin released a statement Tuesday voicing his opinion in the firing. Griffin played for Walpole from 2009-12.
In the statement, Griffin says, “Coach Walpole was fired because his team had a harmless tradition that was made to seem prejudice. … They had a post-game ritual of smashing a watermelon and eating it after every victory. A parent on an opposing team deemed this act as racist and the school board decided to interrogate the players. These high school athletes were forced into a room one by one and questioned about their “racist” acts. Since when is eating watermelon racist? Since when does a school board have the right to interrogate students without notifying their parents? The way this situation has been handled can only be described as despicable.”
Nobody does racial politics better than the Democrats.
The Democratic National Committee is using Obama’s popularity among blacks in a seven-figure advertising campaign targeted at minorities and young voters. An ad targeted for black newspapers reads “GET HIS BACK” in large letters over a picture of Obama and urges readers to stand with the president by voting for Democrats. In a DNC commercial airing on radio stations popular among black listeners, an Obama speech touting his economic agenda is set to jazz and ends with a voiceover urging listeners “to stand up for our community and vote Nov. 4.”
Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said a challenge for Democrats this election is that many of the most hard-fought races are in Republican-leaning states where Obama didn’t compete in 2008 or 2012, so his campaign did not engage core voters. “In the closing weeks of just about every campaign that I’ve been involved in since the late 1970s, people worry about the black vote in the last two weeks,” she said. “The problem with the two-week strategy is that it doesn’t give you the kind of turnout you need.”
In reality it should be less than 5 percent (there are always a few nuts who answer yes to insane questions).
Houston’s lesbian Mayor Annise Parker recently subpoenaed sermons, speeches and private communications by pastors in the city opposed to a proposed gay rights ordinance. This has prompted an angry response from advocates of religious freedom nationwide, and voters strongly agree that religious leaders standing up for the beliefs of their faith should not be subject to prosecution.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 77% of Likely U.S. Voters do not believe the government should be allowed to prosecute religious leaders for comments that criticize government and social policies that violate the basic beliefs of their religion. Just 14% think the government should be able to prosecute religious leaders on these grounds.
Twenty-four percent (24%) say it is a hate crime when religious leaders criticize social policies such as gay marriage that violate the batsic beliefs of their religion. But 63% disagree and say it is not a hate crime when religious leaders stand up for the tenets of their faith. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) say their religious faith is important in their daily life, with 52% who say it is Very Important. Only 19% say faith is not very or Not At All Important to them. This is also comparable to attitudes in past surveys.
I’m shocked liberals aren’t as open-minded and “progressive” as they claim . . . said nobody.
Via Pew Research
Liberals most likely to block people on Facebook who they don’t agree with politically:
Liberals are by far and away more likely to drop someone as a friend if they don’t like their political views:
Also known as the jihadi four legged sex machine.
Via Daily Mail:
Goats are shrinking as a result of climate change, researchers have claimed.
They say Alpine goats now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.
Researchers say it is a stark indication of how quickly climate change can affect animals.
They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University.
The researchers studied the impacts of changes in temperature on the body size of Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, over the past 30 years.
To their surprise, they discovered that young Chamois now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.
In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species, and have frequently been linked to the changing climate.
Pryor has been attacking his GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton over his college writings, apparently Pryor forgot what he wrote in his 1985 thesis.
Via Free Beacon:
Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor argued that the federal government’s desegregation of Arkansas’s largest public school in 1957 was an “unwilling invasion” that took “a local problem out of the local authorities’ hands” and led to deep suspicions of democracy in the state, according to a copy of his college thesis obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Written in 1985, the 30-page paper—which also suggested that the state’s Democratic Party was hindering economic progress, and attributed policies such as welfare and the Equal Rights Amendment to “wild-eyed liberals”—could add to Pryor’s difficulties as he fights to protect his seat from Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton.
College writings have become a campaign issue in the Arkansas Senate race, with the Pryor campaign and national Democrats attacking Cotton for his student newspaper columns and senior thesis. [...]
“Arkansas has been invaded unwillingly twice. Once in reality and once figuratively,” wrote Pryor.
“The Civil War provided the real invasion. The figurative invasion took place in 1957 at Little Rock Central High School. That event took a local problem out of the local authorities’ hands. The federal government had again forced its will on the people of Arkansas.”
Worth noting this wouldn’t be the first time ISIS used chemical weapons against the Kurds..
Positive side: Maybe they won’t come back.
Grimes’ Deputy Campaign Manager thought he hit Internet gold with this one:
Via NY Times:
A spokeswoman for Mr. McConnell’s campaign said that the bus had not been pulled over by the police and was not in danger of missing an event.
“They just stopped because they were running ahead of schedule and needed to hold for a minute before entering the venue,” she said. “The senator has a police escort.”
Why no, there’s nothing shady about this at all.
Via Judicial Watch:
According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in North Carolina, and to use the evidence of that confusion in the ongoing litigation between Eric Holder’s Justice Department and North Carolina and to show that North Carolina’s election integrity laws are discriminatory. From the letter:
It is also our understanding that during the [NAACP conference], Rev. Barber urged those in attendance to take unregistered voters to vote during the Early Voting period and to engage in get-out-the vote activities that included transporting registered voters to vote in precincts in which they are not assigned to vote on Election Day, or words to that effect. The stated purpose for these activities, as I understand it, was to gather evidence for and thereby enhance plaintiffs prospects of success in the litigation involving [North Carolina’s Election Integrity Laws].
Judicial Watch has been actively involved in this sprawling North Carolina election litigation for the past two years. Judicial Watch has filed two amicus briefs in this case, one in 2013 and one in 2014, supporting North Carolina and election integrity. On both occasions, we were joined in our brief by our partner the Allied Educational Foundation and by local political activist Christina Merrill. We also gave oral arguments and submitted an expert witness report to the trial court explaining that no one is harmed by these election integrity laws, but rather, these laws prevent fraud and ensure all Americans are confident that election results are fair and honest.
But that would put Jesse Jackson out of work.
The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn.
A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters:
“If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.
Blue Cross, Blue Shield of NJ (“BCBSNJ”) is New Jersey’s largest insurance provider accounting for somewhere between 55-65% of all New Jersey residents insurance wether through work or your own means you live in NJ chances are you have them.
Well the rates for Oct 2013-2014 have been unveiled and there’s a $100-$300 increase across the board. Reduction of coverage on almost every single plan type Blue Cross offers New Jersey residents.
If you previously had the “Horizon EPO Essentials Plan” you now are stuck with a $6,500 deductible you likely will never use in a calendar year and paying out of pocket for literally everything. But hey, you have insurance and aren’t getting fined right?
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Defend posted the top pic used by the Daily Mail over the weekend.
Via Daily Mail:
Members of a German motorcycle gang have arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane to fight against Islamic State militants who have been attacking the city for the past four weeks.
Leaders of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club, which has strong Kurdish links, have posted images of their riders posing in the city – some of them carrying weapons.
The news comes just after three members of a notorious motorcycle gang from the Netherlands were told they had not committed any crime by travelling to Kobane to join the fight against ISIS.
Images of the Median Empire Motorcycle Club emerged on the group’s Facebook page, and showed the heavily tattooed riders with rifles slung over the shoulders.
In a shot of the Germans huddled together, the gang’s logo – a sinister looking white face on a black background – could clearly be seen on their leather vests.
HT: Mrs. Zip
I can think of an easy way for them to avoid being sued.
Via Free Beacon:
Pennsylvania Democrats are outraged after a bill was passed that allows gun rights groups like the NRA to sue localities for passing laws that violate state law.
Many such Democrats said a provision forcing localities that lose lawsuits to pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs is particularly objectionable.
“This is a dangerous provision that threatens municipalities’ financial stability,” Rep. Madeleine Dean (D., Montgomery) told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Note to Mrs. Brazile: The 24th Amendment was ratified in 1964.
And being the class act that she is, Brazile also touts a prolific lib Twitter troll whose avatar depicts the GOP elephant performing a sexual act on itself.