The Pledge isn’t the most popular song among liberals.
Via Free Beacon
The Pledge isn’t the most popular song among liberals.
Via Free Beacon
The latest fashion craze.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars receiving corps wore “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during pregame warmups prior to Thursday night’s 21-13 win against the Tennessee Titans.
Cecil Shorts III, Marqise Lee, Ace Sanders and Allen Hurns wore the shirts while they were running around the field and catching passes more than two hours before kickoff at EverBank Field.
It’s the first time the group has worn those shirts during warmups this season.
Defensive end Ryan Davis was also spotted wearing the shirt during warmups.
Then again, Obama’s a LeBron fanboy so nothing he does is wrong.
Via The Hill:
Obama Praises LeBron James For Stoking Racial Tensions With Wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirt…
President Obama says NBA superstar LeBron James did “the right thing” when he wore a t-shirt protesting the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner.
James and other NBA players have worn t-shirts emblazoned with “I can’t breathe,” Garner’s dying words as he was put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer.
Obama has said generally that he believed it was “important” for athletes to speak out on political and social issues. But in an interview with People magazine released Friday, he offered his strongest endorsement of the protests from James and other NBA players to date.
“You know, I think LeBron did the right thing,” Obama said.
The president noted that sports stars like Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe and Bill Russell played a role in “raising consciousness” in the past, and said he was pleased to see athletes doing so again.
“We went through a long stretch there where [with] well-paid athletes the notion was: just be quiet and get your endorsements and don’t make waves,” he said. “LeBron is an example of a young man who has, in his own way and in a respectful way, tried to say, ‘I’m part of this society, too’ and focus attention.
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The SEIU is one of the only employers in America where punching a cop is considered a good thing.
Via Daily Beast:
Robert Murray, an SEIU organizing coordinator, has been charged for Saturday night’s assault on police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge.
A protester who has been charged with assaulting a New York police officer was making six-figures working for one the country’s largest unions, The Daily Beast has learned.
Robert Murray, 43, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, surrendered to police at Manhattan’s 5th Precinct Thursday morning.
According to a police spokesperson, Murray was charged with two felony counts of assaulting a police officer and three misdemeanors counts, one each of resisting arrest, inciting to riot, and obstruction of governmental administration. Murray has no prior arrests, the spokesman said. No date has been announced yet for Murray’s arraignment, where he will enter his plea and have an opportunity to contest the charges.
Murray worked as an organizing coordinator for 32BJ, a 145,000-member New York affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, known as SEIU, which has more than two million members nationally.
Via Middle East Eye:
The Syriac Military Council (MFS) was established in January 2013 to protect the marginalised Assyrian Christian communities in Syria.
They have fought to defend themselves from the Islamic State, Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham and frequently work in tandem with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
As sectarian violence swamps Syria, MFS aim to defend their land, religion and identity in a region where Christians are increasingly finding themselves unwelcome.
Keep it up and the RINO’s will take a shellacking in 2016.
Via CNS News
There is a growing backlash against 20 Senate Republicans who less than a month ago publicly stated that President Obama’s executive amnesty was unconstitutional, only to turn around and vote in favor of funding it last week, conservative leaders say.
“This was easy. All of them said they were against amnesty. All they had to do was press a button,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told CNSNews.com.
“For them to roll over so close to an election in which Obamacare, executive amnesty, and Obama’s massive and lawless expansion of presidential power were the top three issues is pretty amazing.”
Cuccinelli said he is “shocked” that 20 Senate Republicans “defected from the Constitution, defected from the Founding Fathers,” noting that the grassroots is indignant over what it correctly views as a betrayal of conservative principles.[…]
“Exquisite hypocrisy,” agreed Richard Viguerie’s ConservativeHQ, blasting Republicans “who prefer to campaign like conservatives at home while voting with President Obama when they are in Washington.”
Led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 20 Republican senators who had previously condemned the president’s executive amnesty as unconstitutional joined 54 Democrats in voting against the constitutional point of order raised by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) late Saturday, which would have sent the $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” bill back to the House to remove funding for amnesty.[…]
“Instead of fighting to defend the Constitution, Speaker John Boehner schemed with the Democrat-controlled Senate to rush through a massive spending bill that fully funds Obamacare and the president’s unlawful amnesty… Tell John Boehner if he likes being speaker, he better start listening to the people who put him there,” the ad running in Boehner’s Ohio district says.
Passage of the cromnibus bill “emphasizes the need for us to unify behind a solidly conservative presidential nominee,” Cuccinelli told CNSNews.com. “I believe the Republican majority [in Congress] will swing heavily behind the leadership of a Republican president, so a good conservative, limited-government president should be our goal.”
And all those Republicans who betrayed their constituents and voted to fund executive amnesty should watch their backs, he warned.
I thought the Sony executives were the most gutless wimps in Hollywood, that is until Paramount dethroned them by banning Team America, a movie released 10 years ago.
Language warning: NSFW X 100.
God forbid something upset those special little Palestinian snowflakes.
Via Daily Caller:
Harvard University’s dining service has removed labels from soda machines in its facilities over concerns that merely reading them could damage the fragile psyches of university students.
The root of the problem, like so many other campus food fights, is Israel. Until last spring, Harvard Undergraduate Dining Services (HUDS) purchased water machines from a firm owned by SodaStream, an Israel-based firm that operates a plant in the West Bank.
According to The Harvard Crimson, those purchases have stopped after activists on campus complained that the machines were offensive to students of Palestinian origin. Nor did HUDS stop there, as they even stripped SodaStream labels from machines they already owned in order to minimize any potential psychic harm to students who oppose the company. […]
“These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights,” sophomore Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash, a member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance, told the Crimson. A “microaggression,” according to modern campus activists, is some minor everyday statement or action that entrenches discrimination or degrades a person based on their group identity.
The truck was purchased by an Achmed Gonzalez of Austin, TX.
A local plumber is being flooded with phone calls — and some threats — after a picture of one of his old company vehicles being used by Islamist militants in Syria was posted on Twitter.
The picture was posted online by the Islamic extremist brigade Ansar al-Deen Front, according to a CBS News report. It shows a black pick-up truck with a Mark-1 Plumbing decal on the door and an anti-aircraft gun in the bed.
Mark Oberholtzer, who has owned and operated Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City for the past 32 years, confirmed it was his pickup truck in the picture. He said he no longer owned the vehicle and had no idea how it ended up in Syria.
Oberholtzer said he traded in the truck to an AutoNation dealership three years ago. He usually takes the decals off his vehicles when he sells them but he left it on this truck with the expectation that AutoNation would remove it.[…]
Oberholtzer said he didn’t know what to do about all the attention he was getting from the picture. He just wanted the public to know that the vehicle was no longer his.
“I just want it to go away, to tell you the truth,” he said.
He will get reelected, he is a gun grabber. Not required to register as a sex offender or charged with disseminating child p0rn.
A Virginia state lawmaker who recently entered a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenager said Thursday he will let the voters decide whether he should stay or go.
Democratic Del. Joseph D. Morrissey announced that he has submitted his resignation but said he plans to run for the same seat in a special election set for Jan 13.
“It is the voters and not political pundits and not partisan caucuses that should decide who serves in office,” Morrissey said at a news conference in his Capitol office.
Morrissey’s decision to run for re-election surprised many, including Republican House Speaker William J. Howell, who called the move “deceitful, selfish and disrespectful.”[…]
He was sentenced to 12 months in jail with six suspended but will ultimately serve three months, according to one of his attorneys. Morrissey is in a work-release program that allowed him to work as a legislator and lawyer by day while spending nights in a Henrico County jail.[…]
According to prosecutors, Morrissey and a 17-year-old girl, who worked for him as a receptionist, had sex multiple times at his law office in August 2013 and texted their friends about it. Morrissey, 57, also procured a nude photo of the teen “to help him fantasize about their next encounter,” according to special prosecutor William Neely, and sent the picture to a friend.
Not enough blacks are being elected to the school board which caused the shooting of St. Swisher. The school cultivated a culture of distrust of whites in a position of authority.
One of the school districts for students from Ferguson is facing a lawsuit alleging school board elections discriminate against black residents.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP announced the suit Thursday against the Ferguson-Florissant School District. It claims the district’s at-large elections make it more difficult for blacks to be elected, even though the district serves more black families than whites.
The suit seeks elections where candidates are selected by ward or sub-district.
He saved the horses from tourists in search of Sarah Jessica Parker.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan and advocating other animal-friendly causes, the group said on Thursday.
De Blasio, a liberal who took office less than a year ago, campaigned partly on the promise to push for a ban on horse-drawn buggy rides in Central Park, a cause that has won him the support of PETA and other animal rights groups.
“I’m humbled to receive this support from PETA,” de Blasio said in a statement. “From moving horses off our busy streets to protecting circus animals, our administration remains committed to safeguarding the well-being of our animals and the livelihoods of all New Yorkers who care for them.”[…]
The mayor also has promoted animal-free eating by unveiling a model of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables when his city was named as the most vegan-friendly city in the nation.
“When the mayor of New York City talks, the world pays attention and Mayor de Blasio’s kindness to animals and determination to protect them speak volumes,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement.
De Blasio, who will receive an engraved horse sculpture as an award, joins high-profile PETA Person of the Year honorees including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Russell Simmons.
Yay! Everyone celebrate diversity!
Because of people like Eric Holder.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid that aired today, Attorney General Eric Holder said that “We as a nation have failed.” Speaking of the tension between black communities and police officers and whether any progress has been made since 2000, Reid asked Holder why there was still tension between the black community and the police, even after a memorandum he wrote in 2001 addressing the issue.
“It means that we as a nation have failed,” he quickly replied. “It’s as simple as that. We have failed.”
PC Police reportedly inconsolable.
(AP) – Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team’s flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content.
But the FCC said that the law defines profanity as sexual or excretory in nature — meanings that don’t relate to the name of the football team.
Can Hillary’s ego take another shot?
Democracy for America, the activist group founded by Howard Dean, has vowed to spend a quarter-million dollars to help draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren for the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. It is the latest sign that liberal activists are frustrated with Hillary Clinton’s early domination of the race.
“America needs Senator Warren’s leadership, this is her moment, and we’re committed to building the powerful, grassroots movement that will inspire her to seize it,” said Charles Chamberlain, DFA’s executive director.
The group made the announcement in Iowa, which hosts the first political caucus in presidential primaries. The group would be officially joining Moveon.org’s “Draft Warren” campaign, which began last week. Moveon.org, which boasts 8 million members, has vowed to spend $1 million to build an infrastructure for her to run.[…]
Dean officially endorsed Clinton last week, breaking with the group he founded over the issue. He argued that Clinton will address the same issues, such as income inequality, that Warren has focused on.
Democracy for America conceded drafting Warren was an uphill fight. “Democracy for America members aren’t under the delusion that it is going to be easy to prove the Beltway pundits wrong and encourage Senator Warren to enter the 2016 race. If Senator Warren were already running, there’d be no reason to launch a draft campaign in the first place,” said Annie Weinberg, the group’s electoral director.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Dozens of Islamic extremists in the Sukaharjo District have attacked three shopping centers in Solo, better known as Surakarta in Central Java, because they were selling and promoting items, clothing and events related to Christmas. The group has told the owners and managers of commercial activities, not to “force” Muslim employees to wear or use clothing or other items related to the Christian festivity in this high-season shopping period. After the province of Aceh, the only one in which Sharia law is implemented, a radical vision of faith is on the increase in other parts of Indonesia as well, as is the intention to introduce legislation or regulations relating to customs derived from Islamic law.
There are five local hard-line groups behind the raids which took place on the evening of 15 December against the Solo shops that exhibited items relating to Christmas. They are Surakarta’s Sharia Council (DSKS), The Islamic Warrior Group of Surakarta (LUIS), Al Ishlah Brigade, the Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid and the Jemaah Ansarus Sharia. The Solo Paragon Lifestlye Mall, the Solo Grand Mall and the Luwes Shop in Kartasura were the targets of the “attention” of the promoters of the Islamic morals.
After bursting into the shops, they imposed a ban on the retailers prohibiting them to wear or display any Christmas item, even if for mere commercial reasons.
He’s been doing this since the day he took office, schedule a few small official events during his fundraising trips so we get stuck with the bill.
Via CNS News:
President Barack Obama’s fundraising trips in October to cities in California cost taxpayers a total of $1,176,120.90 in flight expenses alone, according to records obtained from the U.S. Department of the Air Force by the investigative group Judicial Watch.
“On October 9, Obama attended a fundraiser party hosted by Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow in Los Angeles,” states Judicial Watch. “He also attended a closed-door ‘roundtable’ fundraiser at the home of restaurateur Michael Chow. A second event shielded from the public was scheduled for October 11 in San Francisco.”
Judicial Watch submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of the Air Force on Oct. 20, 2014 and received the records on Dec. 8, 2014. They showed that the transportation for Obama to Los Angeles on Oct. 9 for the Gwyneth Paltrow fundraiser cost taxpayers $1,011,051.30 and the transportation to San Francisco on Oct. 10 for the secret fundraiser cost taxpayers $165,069.60.
According to Judicial Watch, the Paltrow fundraiser was the thirtieth Los Angeles fundraiser for Obama since he took office and it wasn’t Paltrow’s first fundraiser for him. For his 2012 reelection campaign, Paltrow held a fundraiser where the cost was $32,400 per attendee.
Feel good story of the day.
WASHINGTON — U.S. airstrikes have killed several very senior military leaders of Islamic State forces in Iraq, the Pentagon’s top uniformed officer disclosed Thursday.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that three key Islamic State military leaders in Iraq were killed there in recent weeks during operations that are part of an expanding coalition effort ahead of a planned offensive next year.
The strikes in which the Islamic State leaders were killed were designed to hamper the group’s ability to conduct its own attacks, supply its fighters and finance its operations, Gen. Dempsey said.
“It is disruptive to their planning and command and control,” Gen. Dempsey said. “These are high-value targets, senior leadership.”
Islamic State is also known as ISIS or ISIL and by its in Arabic label, Daesh.
Between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9, American military airstrikes killed Abd al Basit, the head of Islamic State’s military operations in Iraq, and Haji Mutazz, a key deputy to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the group, officials said.
In late November, another strike killed a midlevel commander, Radwin Talib, Islamic State’s wali, or governor, in Mosul, Iraq, officials said.
Other defense officials said that in addition to the most recent strikes, the U.S. has killed a number of senior and midlevel Islamic State commanders, and believe those operations are beginning to significantly weaken the group’s leadership structure in Iraq