San Fran Hippies Trash Golden Gate Park, Leave 5 Tons of Trash Behind After Weed Festival…

Must be a lib thing, Obama’s supporters left behind a similar mess after his inauguration.

Via Fox Nation:

The mellow, “peace now,” countercultural, environmentally conscious “420” celebration deposited 10,000 pounds of garbage on what is known as Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, leaving volunteers and park workers to clean up the mess.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s website SF Gate, this year’s celebration drew a massive amount of revelers estimated at between 10,000 and 15,000. The pot smokers’ untidiness will cost the city more than $10,000 in cleanup costs.

The immense load of empty bags of chips, candy wrappers, and snack containers left behind was evidence that it was indeed the remnants of weed smokers with a case of the munchies on steroids.

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Pic of The Day: Obama Bows To Japanese Emperor…

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At least he wasn’t bowing to a robot… no, wait, yes he did.

TOKYO, JAPAN – APRIL 24: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) bows upon meeting with Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (L) at the Imperial Palace on April 24, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. President is on an Asian tour where he is due to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Philippines. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-USSR): It’s “Dangerous” To Want “Big Government” To Disappear…

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Like every other lib, Warren worships big government.

Via Newsbusters:

“Politics so often felt dirty to me – all the lobbyists and the cozy dealings and the special favors for those who could buy access. But as I stood in the lobby outside Ted Kennedy’s office, I felt as if I’d been washed clean,” media favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said in her book.

That quote sums up the message of Warren’s new book “A Fighting Chance.”

Published by Metropolitan Books, Warren’s autobiography “A Fighting Chance” was released on April 22. In it, she tells of her struggles as a child and young adult – and attacks conservatives, conservative media and anyone wealthy along the way. It also documents her planning political moves with the AFL-CIO, Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank and a Who’s Who of the left. [...]

To Warren, as well as many other liberals, there is no solution without the help of big government. “We can’t bury our heads in the sand and pretend that if ‘big government disappears, so will societies toughest problems,” she argued. “That’s just magical thinking – and it’s also dangerous thinking.” She also warned against “trying to starve the government or drown it in a bathtub.”

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McRINO Says He Made “Huge Mistake” By Running For President…

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For once, we can all agree with him.

Via The Hill:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday talked about his biggest regrets in life during an event with students at Harvard University.

A student who said he admires McCain asked the senator to identify his biggest regret in life.

“As far as one huge mistake … maybe running for president,” McCain said at one point during his answer at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy Jr. forum.

McCain, 77, lost to President Obama in 2008, receiving only 173 electoral votes to Obama’s 365. He also ran for president in 2000, but President George W. Bush won the nomination.

Hollywood Moonbat Cher’s Nutty Rant Against “T-Bag Cesspool” Tea Party…

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Seriously unhinged.

Which one of you pranksters stole Cher’s caps lock key?

State Department Gets Second Chance To List Hillary Clinton’s Accomplishments… Fails Miserably…

Update to this story.

Via Byron York:

On Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki appeared flustered when she was asked a question concerning one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s main legacies at Foggy Bottom. It was something called the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, known around the Department by the clunky acronym QDDR, and it was created by Secretary Clinton in 2010 to “provide a sweeping assessment of how the Department of State … can become more efficient, accountable, and effective.”

When Psaki announced that the 2014 edition of the QDDR is now underway, to “build on the foundation established by the 2010 review,” Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked: “Off the top of your head, can you identify one tangible achievement that the last QDDR resulted in?”

Psaki could not. “Well, Matt, obviously it’s an extensive, expansive process,” she began. Noting that she came to the State Department after the first review was finished, Psaki said, “I am certain that those who were here at the time, who worked hard on that effort, could point out one.”

“So I’m sure there are a range of things that were put into place that I’m not even aware of were a result,” Psaki concluded.

“I won’t hold my breath,” said Lee.

Psaki’s non-answer created an obviously embarrassing situation for the Department, and on Wednesday Psaki came to the briefing with an answer ready to go. “After the 2010 QDDR,” she began:

Economic statecraft, which as you know is a big part of what Secretary Clinton did when she was traveling overseas, became a — a stronger emphasis was placed on trade promotion, investment, and leveling the economic playing field. That’s something the Secretary has continued to support. As he often says, economic policy is foreign policy, and that’s one of the roles that we can play here at the State Department and our diplomats play around the world.

We also — as a result of the 2010 QDDR, we also now have a fuller integration of women and girls into our policy framework – planning and budgeting, program monitoring and evaluation, and management and training. That continues to be a big priority for the State Department, promoting women and girls around the world.

The QDDR also — the 2010 QDDR also reorganized and created bureaus to address the needs of the 21st century — of 21st century diplomacy that we’re seeing in effect today. So that includes a reorganization of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. As you all know, and we talk about frequently in here, the ENR Bureau and the work they’re doing on energy issues, which is newer to the State Department — relatively so — is vital in places like Ukraine. We’re seeing that today.

It also established the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, and established, as I already touched on, three new bureaus, including the Bureau for Counterterrorism, which of course, is one that we work quite a bit with.

So I just wanted to highlight that as a follow-up.

There it was. With plenty of time to prepare, the State Department came up with a number of mostly bureaucratic reorganizations as the legacy of Secretary Clinton’s QDDR. Lee was not impressed. “Were there any of these that didn’t simply involve rearranging of the bureaucratic deck chairs or shuffling responsibilities between one bureau to another or creating a new level of bureaucracy?” he asked. “Were any of the accomplishments in — outside of that, those areas?”

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Mooch: Average American Doesn’t “Know Much About The Military”…

Which is exactly what you’d expect a liberal to say.

Via Washington Examiner:

First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don’t know much about the military.

Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife and Obama’s teammate in helping veterans, she noted that unlike Biden, she had little familiarity with the military prior to campaigning for the White House in 2008.

“Unlike Jill, I wasn’t a military mom. I wasn’t a Blue Star family member. I didn’t know much about the military, and I was probably more like the average American,” said Obama.

Video: Obama Bows To Japanese Robot…

What is it with the guy and bowing?

NYC Commissar Bill De Blasio Calls For Ban On Wood-Burning Fireplaces…

Comrade de Blasio isn’t afraid to tackle the tough issues.

Via NY Post:

Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday by proposing more regulations — including a ban on new wood-burning fireplaces.

The mayor made the proposal, along with those for other sweeping regulations that he said would update emission standards and help curb air pollution.

Instead of wood-burning fireplaces, de Blasio wants to allow only cleaner-burning units, such as those that use natural gas.

Residents who already have wood-burning fireplaces would be allowed to keep them, but would be required to use only firewood that has 20 percent moisture or less, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.

Officials said that drier wood burns more cleanly and releases fewer toxins into the air.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene estimates that emissions from the toxins contributed to a 12 percent boost in premature deaths annually from 2005 to 2007.

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Mooch Unveils New Jobs Website For Veterans

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The resources already exist. Healthcare from the VA needs fixed.

Via Washington Examiner

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday announced a new online initiative to help military members and veterans find new jobs in the private sector.

The new online Veterans Employment Center at ebenefits.va.gov includes tools to help “translate military skills into the civilian workforce,” the White House said.

Veterans, servicemembers leaving the military and their spouses can upload resumes, connect with both public and private-sector employers and access career resources.

“Our service members haven’t always had the time or information they needed to prepare their resumes, to plot their career goals, to meet with employers and get the jobs they deserve. And that’s simply not acceptable,” said Mrs. Obama in a statement. “As my husband has said, when you’ve fought for this country around the world, you shouldn’t have to fight for a job when you return home.

“Starting today, every single service member, every veteran, and every military family will have access to a new online tool that will revolutionize how you find jobs in both the public and private sectors,” she added.

The initiative is the latest step from the administration to tackle the high unemployment rate for the nation’s veterans.

The first lady and Jill Biden joined troops and military families at Fort Campbell for a jobs summit on Wednesday. Earlier this month, the two marked the third anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative which looks to help veterans and military spouses find jobs.

More than 540,000 veterans and spouses have been hired by companies working with the program, the first lady announced in a tweet.

With the nation winding down the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has called for a renewed focus on helping former servicemembers transition to civilian life.

Obama Says He’s “Scared” of Japanese Robots…

Wimp.

Via TWS:

President Obama met some Japanese robots and didn’t like it. “I have to say that the robots were a little scary, they were too lifelike. They were amazing,” Obama said at a technology display while visiting Japan.

Democrats On Midterm Elections: “All Hope Is Lost”…

Getting emails like this has to be demoralizing if you’re a Democrat.

From: Democrats 2014 (dccc@dccc.org)
Subject: all hope is lost
Date: April 23, 2014 7:18:41 PM EDT

Drew –

This morning we alerted you that Karl Rove’s group, American Crossroads, brought in $5.2 million last month — more than they raised all last year. And that’s just one outside group.

We did some digging to find out how much Republican outside groups have spent so far, and the numbers aren’t good:

In total, Republican outside spending against us is over 47 million dollars this year. We’re officially being outspent 2-1. That’s scary.

If we don’t hit our $175,000 goal by midnight tonight, then consider all hope of winning a Democratic majority in November lost.

Thanks,

Democrats 2014

Jihadi Work Accident: Taliban Fighters Killed When Explosives Prematurely Detonate…

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Oopsie!

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 23 (Xinhua) — Eight people, including four civilians, were killed as Taliban insurgents launched two attacks in southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Tuesday, sources said on Wednesday.

In one attack, four police were killed and one was wounded when the militants attacked a security checkpoint in Ghorak district, the provincial government said in a statement.

Three policemen were missing following the attack in the district, northwest of the provincial capital Kandahar city, 450 km south of Kabul.

The statement also said three militants were killed in a premature blast and an engagement with the security forces in Kandahar on Tuesday.

ISIS Says It Has Established A Base In Gaza To Train Jihadis For War In Syria And Iraq…

Hamas approved?

NICOSIA — Al Qaeda’s leading militia in the Levant has claimed a presence in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant said it established bases in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in 2014. In a statement ISIL, deemed the most powerful Sunni Islamist force in the region, was training Palestinians from the Gaza Strip for the war in Iraq and Syria.

“The holy warriors of the Gaza Strip are in ISIL,” the statement said. The statement was accompanied by photographs that showed training of unidentified men.

The fighters were said to comprise an ISIL unit called Sheik Abu Nour Al Maqdisi, killed in a Hamas assault in the southern city of Rafah in 2009.

ISIL, which showed eight purported fighters, did not provide details of its presence in the Gaza Strip. The statement urged Hamas to impose Islamic law on the strip.

Al Qaida-aligned militias have been expanding operations in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt and Israel have determined that these militias were working with elements in Hamas and Islamic Jihad to organize rocket attacks from the Sinai Peninsula.

Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

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Relax, this is a modern account of a historic event that could easily happen again.

Via Buckeye Firearms

Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19 by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”

Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this, fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, in April, 1775.

On July 4th, 1776 these same extremists signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

Lest we forget!!

HT Indy and Kat

College Offers Course On “The Theology of Harry Potter”

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Meeting the demand for employment in comic book stores

Via College Insurrection

Samantha Watkins of The College Fix reported.

College Offers Religion Course – on Harry Potter

“The Theology of Harry Potter” is a religion course recently offered at Centre College that allowed students to explore if the boy wizard is really a Christianity-inspired hero.

“Is the series pure entertainment or does it draw upon existing archetypes of the hero, or existing Christian archetypes?” the course’s description asks. “Is God in Harry Potter? Is the concept of sin? Or salvation?”

The course, Religion 458, is part of the private, liberal arts university’s CentreTerm, a three-week semester in January that offers classes with narrow topics based on professors’ special interests, and often include field trips and projects.

“This course will allow students to develop an understanding of technological concepts such a God, sin, and theodicy or the problem of evil and also to study the literary epic genre through the lens of the Harry Potter series,” its description states.

CentreTerm sessions, hosted between traditional semesters, largely give students and faculty the opportunity to focus all their effort into one obscure subject, and J. K. Rowling’s famous book series of witchcraft and wizardry was the basis for the religion course that debuted this year at the Danville, Ky., campus.

It was taught by professor of religion Lee Jefferson, who did not respond to interview requests by The College Fix. In the past, Jefferson has taught a course on comic book heroes and religion, and the Harry Potter class is an extension of that notion, he has said.

Based on his public writings, Jefferson appears to have progressive interpretations of the Bible, and once opined in the Huffington Post that the Bible does not condemn same-sex marriage.

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Tunisians Outraged After Government Says It Will Allow Jews To Enter Country With Israeli Passports…

Oh noes, the Joooos!

Via Ynet:

Tunisia’s elected assembly accepted a petition Wednesday to question the tourism minister over a decision allowing Israelis to use their passports to enter the country for an annual religious pilgrimage.

While Israelis and Jews long have traveled to Tunisia for an annual pilgrimage to the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, this is the first year that Israelis have been allowed to use their passports rather than a special document issued by Tunisian embassies.

Tunisia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

Some 85 of the 217 members of the assembly signed the petition summoning Tourism Minister Amel Karboul to explain her actions to the parliament, said spokeswoman Karima Souid.

The protesting lawmakers argue that recognizing Israeli passports amounts to recognition of the Jewish state.

“Our problem is not with our Jewish brothers who come for the pilgrimage but with the Zionist entity that occupies Palestinian territories,” said the head of the center leftist Democratic Alliance Mohammed Hamdi.

In remarks Tuesday, Tunisia’s interim prime minister, Mehdi Jomaa, defended the new policy as part of efforts to revive the country’s key tourism sector, which accounts for 7 percent of the GDP and employs 400,000 people.

“We must dispense with these political arguments focus on the essential,” he said. “All the previous government authorized Jews from Israel to come to Tunisia for the annual pilgrimage; we just decided to do it in total transparence.”

Group Finds Duplicate Voters Around Virginia

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Documented case of voter fraud keep pouring in

Via Watch Dog

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

And that’s just the beginning.

“The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.

George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small. In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election.

But George said his group will expand their search for duplicate voters in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Georgia.

“We are also determining the best way to identify non-citizens who have registered to vote and may have voted in past elections,” George said.

Working with the Privileges and Elections committees of the state House and Senate, VVA identified 31,000 dead voters via the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. Subsequent processing by SBE found 40,000 to 60,000 dead voter registrations.

“Dead voter registrations are prime targets for voter fraud which generate few complaints,” George noted.

Appearing with Clara Belle Wheeler of the Albemarle County,Va., Election Board and Jay DeLancy of the North Carolina Voter Integrity Project, George challenged the SBE to:

Tighten Virginia’s voter ID law that allows absentee voters to use mailed ballots without affirming their identity.
Check the 50,000-plus patient beds in Virginia nursing homes and rehab centers amid reports of voting irregularities there.
Require proof of citizenship to register to vote. Kansas and Arizona require this.
Annually audit felons who are not allowed to vote.

“Certain nonviolent felons, especially those who commit voter fraud, should never be given back their right to vote,” George said.

More broadly, George said, “Virginia must control the registration process, as well as the form used to register voters. The current system is the perfect vehicle for identity theft and ‘lost’ registrations.”

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Clueless Buffoon Jimmy Carter Attacks Koch Brothers For Donating To Global Warming Skeptics…

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Because only liberal billionaires are allowed to donate.

(RTCC) – Jimmy Carter has criticised the Koch brothers for distorting the climate change debate through multi-million dollar donations to sceptic organisations.

Speaking in Paris yesterday, the former US president said that there was an “unpleasantly successful” campaign to undermine the science on global warming.

This is backed by the donations of the country’s wealthiest, he said, including the fossil fuel magnate Koch brothers, whose net worth was recently valued at over US$ 100billion.

“The Koch brothers are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into every political campaign to support candidates that will support their position,” said Carter.

According to figures collected by Greenpeace, the Koch brothers donated over US$ 67million to think-tanks and organisations working on anti-climate agendas between 1997 and 2011.

This included $55,000 to the Heartland Institute and $5,760,781 to the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, through which they persuaded over 400 politicians to pledge to resist climate change legislation.

Top Al-Qaeda Commander Relocates To Syria, Living Openly In Rebel-Held Areas…

CIA may have to divert a few drones from Yemen and Pakistan to Syria.

Via Fox News:

A member of Al Qaeda’s senior leadership, Sanafi al Nasr, has relocated to Syria, where he is living openly and publicly courts his followers on twitter, according to counter-terrorism analysts and social media messages.

“This is a guy who fought with Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. He’s a spokesman for the Nusra Front. He’s connected, if not a planner, for the Al Qaeda core. This demonstrates the integration of Al Qaeda and all its levels,” Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies said. “And the fact that it’s (Al Qaeda leadership) now seeking out Syria as a core area of operations, this explains a lot about, I think, the new direction of Al Qaeda today.”

While Nasr is not a household name, his pedigree is well established, according to counter-terrorism analysts, who say he is the third cousin of Usama bin Laden and almost all of his six brothers have fought alongside the Al Qaeda network. At least one of his brothers was held at Guantanamo Bay.

The Saudi, who is on that nation’s most wanted list, was first identified by the Long War Journal as relocating to Syria, and as a member of Al Qaeda’s so-called Victory Committee, which sets policy and long term strategy for the network.

“This is a sort of policy planning group for Al Qaeda,” Schanzer said of the Victory Committee, adding, “These are people who are trying to think about what happens next, how to plan for the future.”

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