Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Obama’s Amnesty Executive Order…

Time for an Obama sad face:

Via Rasmussen:

Half of the nation’s voters don’t like President Obama’s recently announced changes to the U.S. immigration system and think it will be bad for the economy, and a majority believes the new plan will attract more illegal immigrants.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of the president’s new plan that will allow nearly five million illegal immigrants to remain in this country legally and apply for jobs. Fifty percent (50%) oppose the plan.

NY Times: Hagel Forced Out For Portraying Islamic State As A Serious Threat And Not A Junior Varsity Team…

Speak the truth, get fired for it.

Via NYT:

… Mr. Hagel, for his part, spent his time on the job largely carrying out Mr. Obama’s stated wishes on matters like bringing back American troops from Afghanistan and trimming the Pentagon budget, with little pushback. He did manage to inspire loyalty among enlisted soldiers and often seemed at his most confident when talking to troops or sharing wartime experiences as a Vietnam veteran.

But Mr. Hagel has often had problems articulating his thoughts — or administration policy — in an effective manner, and has sometimes left reporters struggling to describe what he has said in news conferences. In his side-by-side appearances with both General Dempsey and Secretary of State John Kerry, Mr. Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran and the first former enlisted combat soldier to be defense secretary, has often been upstaged.

He raised the ire of the White House in August as the administration was ramping up its strategy to fight the Islamic State, directly contradicting the president, who months before had likened the Sunni militant group to a junior varsity basketball squad. Mr. Hagel, facing reporters in his now-familiar role next to General Dempsey, called the Islamic State an “imminent threat to every interest we have,” adding, “This is beyond anything that we’ve seen.” White House officials later said they viewed those comments as unhelpful, although the administration still appears to be struggling to define just how large is the threat posed by the Islamic State.

Red On Red: Harry Reid Tells Obama’s Staff To “Get A Life”…

Nothing like a little internecine warfare on the left.

Via NRO:

The family feud between President Obama and soon-to-be Senate minority leader Harry Reid escalated this week, after the Nevada Democrat told the White House to “get a life” for its continued anger over remarks made by one of his top aides. […]

Reid, for his part, is unrepentant. “He didn’t make it up, you know,” the senator said, referring to Krone’s claim that the Nevada senator begged Obama to get more involved in the midterm elections and blamed the president for the impending loss.

And Reid also appears furious at the White House for their targeting of his top aide and close friend. ”They should just get over it,” he told the Times. “I have a good relationship with the president. This is all staff driven. Get a life. Forget about this.”

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Turkish President Erdogan: Islam Tells Us Women Are Not Equal To Men…

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The purveyors of the “War On Women” unavailable for comment.

Via JPost:

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off controversy Monday when he said that men and women are not equal, adding that a woman’s job is to be a mother.

“Our religion [Islam] has defined a position for women [in society]: motherhood,” Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdogan as saying to an audience of women, including his own daughter, at the Women and Justice Summit hosted by the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul.

“You cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t accept the concept of motherhood,” he said.

Using another example of mothers, Erdogan went on to say that “[Women’s] characters, habits and physiques are different… You cannot place a mother breastfeeding her baby on an equal footing with men,” Russia’s RTE news reported Erdogan as saying.

“You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different.”

Erdogan called instead for “equivalency” between the genders, though emphasized the need for full equality regardless of gender before the law.

Michael Eric Dyson Claims Giuliani Motivated By “White Supremacy” For Noting The Epidemic Of Black-On-Black Violence…

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More on this story.

Via Raw Story:

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) is more focused on “black on black” crimes than police violence against African-Americans because of the “defense mechanism of white supremacy at work” in his mind, according to Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson. […]

“First of all, most black people who commit crimes against other black people go to jail,” Dyson pointed out. “Number two, they are not sworn by the police department as an agent of the state to uphold the law. So in both cases, that’s a false equivalency that the mayor has drawn, which has exacerbated tensions that are deeply imbedded in American culture.”

“Black people who kill black people go to jail,” he added. “White people who are policemen who kill black people do not go to jail. If a jury can indict a ham sandwich, why is it taking so long?” […]

“Look at this,” Dyson concluded. “This is the defense mechanism of white supremacy at work in your mind, sir.”

Islamic State Claims Chuck Hagel Firing As A Victory…

A White House official told Fox News, “make no mistake, Hagel was fired.”

Link to hashtag

Obama Praises America For Not Having “Long Memories”, “It Has Worked For Me Before”…

And he considers that a good thing?

OBAMA: You know, they’re probably not going to be looking at me to campaign too much…One of the things about our society which is great, is that we don’t have real long memories. And, you know, we get, we get impatient for the next thing – it has worked for me before.

Fail: Father of Michael Brown Sports Grammatically Incorrect “Gone To Soon” T-Shirt…

Oopsie!

Via NBC News:

With Thanksgiving just days away, Michael Brown Sr. headed back to the street where his son died to give back to the community. Residents of Canfield Green Apartments talk about the stress of uncertainty as the Grand Jury continues to deliberate on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Turkish Protesters Chant “Biden Get Out” As VP Visits Turkey To Announce Increase In U.S. Aid…

Heartache.

ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced nearly $135 million in humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by Syria’s war.

Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, Biden said the money will raise the amount of aid the U.S. has provided to more than $3 billion since Syria’s crisis began.

The new funding will help feed vulnerable people inside Syria; Syrian refugees in Turkey; and Syrian refugees in other neighboring countries.

Turkey is now hosting an estimated 1.6 million refugees from Syria.

More than 190,000 Syrians from Kobani, a Syrian town near the border, flee to Turkey in recent weeks.

About 300 people have protested U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey, chanting: “Biden get out. This country is ours.”

ESPN’s Resident Race Baiter LZ Granderson: Police Shooting Black Men Simply Because Of Their Race…

Of course Granderson has noting to say about the dozens of black men who have been killed by their fellow blacks since the Ferguson shooting.

BREAKING: Obama Throws Hagel Under The Bus, WH Forces Him To Step Down As Defense Secretary…

The wheels on the bus go round and round…

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and a beleaguered national security team that has struggled to stay ahead of an onslaught of global crises.

The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary — the sole Republican on his national security team — to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.

The officials described Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration.

But now “the next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus,” one administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. He insisted that Mr. Hagel was not fired, saying that he initiated discussions about his future two weeks ago with the president, and that the two men mutually agreed that it was time for him to leave.

Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Amnesty For Illegals “Secures The Border”…

Only in lib fantasyland.

Report: Top Iranian Negotiator “Frequently Shouts” At John Kerry, Western Officials…

John Kerry gets treated like a doormat? Shocker.

Via Free Beacon:

Iran’s foreign minister and lead negotiator in nuclear talks is known to frequently scream and shout at Western diplomats, including Secretary of State John Kerry, a practice that has caused alarm among bodyguards stationed outside the negotiating room, according to a member of the Iranian diplomatic team who spoke to the Farsi-language press.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif—who is scheduled to hold one-on-one talks with Kerry this evening in Vienna—”frequently shouts at Western diplomats” in such a forceful manner that bodyguards have hurriedly entered the negotiation room on occasion worried that an incident might occur, according to one Iranian diplomat involved in negotiations who spoke anonymously with the Iranian press earlier this week.

On one occasion, Zarif’s shouts were so loud that a member of the Iranian delegation entered the negotiation room to check on the players, according to the report, which was independently translated for the Free Beacon.

Upon entering, the Iranian official was informed by European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, a chief western negotiator, that Zarif was just shouting and she had gotten used to it, according to an independent translation of the report.

The report of Zarif’s aggressive behavior is consistent with previous reports claiming that Iranian negotiators tend to treat their Western counterparts—particularly the Americans—with scorn.

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MO Dem State Senator: Racist Police “Pulling Out Their Guns And Shooting Black Men Down Each And Every Day”…

In reality it’s black men who shooting down other black men each and every day. Nasheed herself claimed to face an attempted car jack by a young black male with a gun two days ago (and she contacted the ‘racist’ police).

NASHEED: “Well, a lot of people are worried that there will not be an indictment from the grand jury and they are extremely concerned about that because many of them feel like that we had a young unarmed African-American black man who was gunned down because he was in the middle of the street. And we just had that same situation occur last night where you had a young unarmed black man gunned down in New York. So we have a very serious systematic problem that’s not just playing in the city of St. Louis or in Ferguson, this is a problem throughout the country where you have law enforcement officers that are afraid and fearful of young black men and they are pulling out their guns and shooting them down and kill them each and every day.

Tender Moments With Chuck Todd: Obama “Nourishes” Me…

Oh boy.

Via Newsbusters:

NBC’s Chuck Todd on Thursday night found a new way to compliment Barack Obama. Politicking host Larry King asked the Meet the Press anchor if he “liked” the President. Todd quickly responded “yes” and added, “I mean, he’s very easy to talk to…You sit there and have these off-the-record sessions with him.”

The journalist enthused, “They’re just very nourishing conversations.”

#Ferguson Protester Becca Campbell Killed With Her Own Gun

Fundamental missing part of the CNN story? Becca Campbell was a Ferguson protester. The story of the accidental shooting, as told by the boyfriend, is just a tad suspicious.

ST. LOUIS (CNN) – A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation.

The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium.

The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident. Her 33-year-old boyfriend was driving, the sources told CNN.

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Breaking: Ft. Sam Houston In San Antonio, Texas On Lockdown Due To Bomb Threat…Update: Suspect Caught

Update:

Lockdown lifted but investigation continuing…

Via KENS5:

Sources told KENS 5 a driver was placed in custody after reportedly driving through a gate without stopping, triggering a manhunt. The suspect was chased by Base Law Enforcement personnel and captured on one of the parade fields, according to a source.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was brought in to inspect the suspects vehicle for possible explosives and later cleared the vehicle saying no bombs were detected.

In a statement, a post spokesperson said there were ‘no other passengers in the vehicle at the time and no other individuals are suspected of being involved.’

Fort Sam Houston was under ‘heightened security measures’ while the investigation unfolds, officials said.

Obama: “Police Need Training To Distinguish Between A Gang Banger And A Kid Wearing A Hoodie”…

Apparently gang members don’t wear hoodies.

Via Truth Revolt:

In the end, what I have confidence in is that if we do a better job of training our law enforcement to be sensitive to the concerns of minority communities, then over time, trust can be built. In part because minority communities typically are subject to more crime, they need law enforcement more than anybody. And there are a lot of communities in my hometown of Chicago, for example, who actually want to see more police in, but they want to make sure that the police are trained so they can distinguish between a gang-banger and a kid who just happens to be wearing a hoodie, but otherwise is a good kid and not doing anything wrong.

Unbelievable: WaPo “Fact Checks’ SNL Schoolhouse Rock Satire On Obama’s Use Of Executive Order

We reported on the brilliant SNL parody here.

Benghazi Security Team Forcefully Disagrees With New House Intel Report: We WERE Told To “Stand Down”

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Via PJ Media:

Saturday on C-SPAN’s Book TV, CIA Benghazi annex security team members Kris Paronto and Mark Geist answered questions about a report released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee on the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012. The two former CIA contractors pushed back forcefully against parts of the the committee’s conclusions about the night that Ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed in Benghazi.

The report by the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, concluded that “the CIA ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi” and that “appropriate U.S. personnel made reasonable tactical decisions that night.” The committee “found no evidence that there was either a stand down order or a denial of available air support.” The report, according to the House Intelligence Committee, is meant to serve as the “definitive House statement on the Intelligence Community’s activities before, during, and after the tragic events that caused the deaths of four brave Americans” so that the American public can separate “facts from the swirl of rumors and unsubstantiated allegations.”

Kris “Tanto” Paronto, co-author of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, reacted to the report on Twitter Friday night and Saturday morning, prior to the C-SPAN interview:

Paronto continued:

“We were told to stand down. We were delayed for approximately 27 minutes on our compound,” he said. “We do not know, as far as outside of our chain of command outside Libya, where that came from. We know that the stand down orders and the waits and the delays came from Libya. Came from chief of station, chief of base. Whether it came from anybody higher, we don’t answer that. We don’t know. And we’d like to know, but we have no idea.”

Paronto specifically reported they were told to stand down to Mike Rogers, one of the people behind this new House Report.

“Ma’am,” Paronto said, “during the House intel subcommittee I looked at Mike Rogers in the eyes and I said, ‘If we would have not been delayed — which, we were delayed three times — that we would have saved the ambassador’s life and Sean Smith’s life.’” He added, “Why he came out with the report, I don’t know what to tell you on that. You’re going to have to ask him. What we said in the book is what happened on the ground and that is the truth.”

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