Planned Parenthood: Pro-Lifers Are “Cruel” For Not Supporting Laws Allowing Babies To Be Killed After 20 Weeks…
Just a tad messed up.
Just a tad messed up.
Because she’s Hillary Clinton, that’s why.
Hillary Clinton, known for giant paydays in exchange for speeches, will take no money for her remarks before the 2015 Toner Prize Celebration later this month. She’s also not taking any questions.
The March 23 ceremony will celebrate the winner of the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. Clinton, a longtime friend of the award’s sponsors, is keynoting the event for free.
Tickets to the ceremony run $250, but the event is open to the press. “It’s going to stop being an awards ceremony if she makes any news — everyone will exit the room and start writing,” said Peter Gosselin, husband to the late reporter Robin Toner, for whom the award is named. “Journalists will be journalists.”
Damn you racist like snotbags!
Via Free Beacon:
A federally funded study on the effects of First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch standards found that vegetable consumption has “significantly decreased” since the rules went into effect.
The study, released by the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, was praised by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as authoritative research that more kids are eating fruit and fewer are throwing away their food.
However, the USDA neglected to mention that the study found that kids are choosing vegetables 16.5 percent less of the time since the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was enacted in 2012.
“The percentage of students selecting vegetables significantly decreased from 68 [percent] in 2012 to 62 [percent] in 2013,” the study said.
Last year, even fewer students chose vegetables, dropping to 52 percent.
The study’s authors, a group of academics from UConn, Yale University, and Berkeley, rationalized the findings that since fewer kids were choosing vegetables to begin with, less ended up in the trash.
Justice for St. Swisher!
Via The Hill:
The family of Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown intends to sue Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed him in a shooting that attracted national attention, they said Thursday.
“You will get a more clear, a more accurate picture, of what took place that day,” said Anthony Gray, one of the lawyers who represents the family.
The suit will be filed against Wilson and the city of Ferguson, lawyers said, adding that more parties may be named. It will cover “wrongful death” and may include “other actions.”
Leslie McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr., Michael Brown’s parents, did not take questions. But their attorneys said they believe that they can win a civil case even though federal and state investigators did not bring criminal charges against the officer.
Bummer for Barry.
Via Daily Caller:
A new Pew Research Center survey shows most Americans believe President Barack Obama’s two terms in office have favored the rich, and have not benefited the middle class or the poor.
Those negative attitudes are justified by much negative economic data, and could help GOP candidates in 2015 and 2016 who offer a populist criticism of “crony capitalism.”
The data may also nudge the Democrats’ 2016 candidate to run a populist anti-government campaign, despite Obama’s eight-year tenure.
Sixty-six percent of Pew’s 1,504 respondents say “government economic policies since the recession have helped” wealthy people a “great deal” or a “fair amount.” Only 29 percent said the wealthy were helped “not too much/not at all.”
In contrast, only 26 percent of respondents said middle-class people were helped a great deal or a fair amount.
Or as Obama calls it, another “random” stabbing.
WASHINGTON – A knife attack on Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was applauded by North Korea on Thursday as a “knife attack of justice.”
Mr. Lippert was slashed in the face early Thursday and required two hours of surgery to stitch up his wounds. The regime of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un added that the attack reflected “anti-U.S. sentiment” in South Korea, CNN reported Thursday.
Kim Ki-Jong, 55, screamed “South and North Korea should be reunified” during the attack and was promptly taken into custody by police. He was previously found guilty in 2010 for throwing concrete at a Japanese ambassador to South Korea and received a suspended two-year prison sentence, CNN reported.
Strangely no mention of Islam. Because when my farm fails, it really motivates me to behead people…
Via Daily Kos:
Analysts often point to many factors that contributed to the rise of ISIS. Sunni frustration with the Shi’a-dominated central Iraqi government, the remnants of Al Qaeda in Arabia, and of course the disastrous U.S.-led war just to name a few. But another factor may have played an early role in destabilizing Syria:
We know the basic story in Syria by now: From 2006-2010, an unprecedented drought forced the country from a groundwater-intensive breadbasket of the region to a net food importer. Farmers abandoned their homes—school enrollment in some areas plummeted 80 percent—and flooded Syria’s cities, which were already struggling to sustain an influx of more than 1 million refugees from the conflict in neighboring Iraq. The Syrian government largely ignored these warning signs, helping sow discontent that ultimately spawned violent protests … A preventable drought-triggered humanitarian crisis sparked the 2011 civil war, and eventually, ISIS.
A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science provides the clearest evidence yet that human-induced global warming made that drought more likely. The study is the first to examine the drought-to-war narrative in quantitative detail in any country, ultimately linking it to climate change.
It’s unfortunate that we in the U.S. have senior policymakers playing rhetorical games with snowballs as the world warms up and populations are displaced. But climate change denial isn’t just bad science, it’s bad business. And since our elected leaders increasingly take marching orders from corporate America instead of we the people, perhaps we can hope global energy companies and related firms, many of which are highly leveraged in the Middle East, will conclude that simply denying climate change is bad for their shareholders.
Just when you think this can’t get any worse for Pant Suits…
Although Hillary Clinton and her allies may be claiming that her private e-mail system is no big deal, Hillary’s State Department actually forced the 2012 resignation of the U.S. ambassador to Kenya in part for setting up an unsanctioned private e-mail system. According to a 2012 report from the State Deptartment’s inspector general, former U.S. ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration set up a private e-mail system for his office in 2011.
The inspector general’s report offered a scathing assessment of Gration’s information security practices — practices that are eerily similar to those undertaken by Clinton while she served as Secretary of State […]
The inspector general’s report specifically noted that Gration violated State Department policy by using a private, unsanctioned e-mail service for official. In its executive summary listing its key judgments against the U.S. ambassador to Kenya who served under Hillary Clinton, the inspector general stated that Gration’s decision to willfully violate departmental information security policies highlighted Gration’s “reluctance to accept clear-cut U.S. Government decisions.” The report claimed that this reluctance to obey governmental security policies was the former ambassador’s “greatest weakness.”
Only four? They’re losing their edge.
On Wednesday night, shortly after the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, acknowledged the findings of a scathing Justice Department investigation into his city’s policing practices, the Ferguson Police Department arrested four protestors for blocking traffic outside police headquarters.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that two of the arrests were of protestors sitting in the street. A local Democratic committeewoman told the paper that two of those arrested were “legal observers,” though it’s not yet clear if these were the same people.
All four of those arrested are women.
Video footage and photographs shot by journalists at the scene reveal a group of a few dozen protestors peacefully chanting that the Ferguson police department is “racist.”
Eventually a larger group joined hands in the street for a moment of silence honoring the late Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man who was shot by a Ferguson police officer last August amid disputed circumstances. Protests following last year’s shooting ultimately triggered the Justice Department’s investigation.
Degrees in unicorn breeding and rainbow identification were considered.
Via FOX News
Sweet Briar College — a small, private school for women near the Blue Ridge Mountains — will shut down this summer because of financial issues.
The college announced the Aug. 25 closure Tuesday. The college says its board of directors approved the closure Saturday.
Sweet Briar attributed the decision to what it calls “insurmountable financial challenges.”
The optics of this couldn’t look any worse for Kerry.
Via Times of Israel:
Iran’s Foreign Minister acknowledged that his country seeks the annihilation of the “Netanyahu regime” but denied that it seeks to wipe out Israel.
In an NBC interview on Wednesday, Zarif finessed a series of questions raised by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech to Congress Tuesday, including over Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s tweet last year urging the annihilation of Israel, and about his own laying of a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh, the arch-Hezbollah terrorist responsible for the killings of hundreds of Americans.
Zarif said Netanyahu had been fanning “hysteria” since 1992 with the claim that Iran was two years from the bomb. “Once this fear mongering is out, then we can have a deal,” he said. Zarif also denied stalling the IAEA’s efforts to probe alleged nuclear weapons work. He spent much of the extensive interview castigating Israel for a series of alleged vicious crimes, while insisting on Iran’s tolerant and peaceful nature.
In related news, Tingles is not gay.
Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).
Van Hollen announced Wednesday that he’ll seek the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
A longtime resident of Chevy Chase, Matthews was a popular longtime anchor for WJLA-ABC7, then-owned by the family of POLITICO publisher Robert Allbritton. Matthews, currently abroad on business, has begun talking to Democratic activists and interviewing potential consultants.
Matthews, who has long talked about running for office, advocated Marriott’s move toward more progressive policies, including sustainability and LGBT friendliness. She pushed the company to open a hotel in Haiti after the earthquake — Bill Clinton attended the opening last month.
A top consultant told POLITICO: “Her successful career in local television plus her work for one of the region’s most respected employers definitely gives her a strong background to be a strong voice.”
You know what else is deeply offensive? People being torn to shreds by a suicide bomber.
An American inventor has unveiled an offensive “anti-terror” system designed to spray Muslims with pig blood.
The highly controversial device is the work of tinpot tinkerer Franklin R Lacy, who works in Tampa, Florida.
He has applied for a patent on a “system for protecting against terrorist and illegal invasion” which cruelly exploits the Islamic ban on eating or even handling pork. […]
“It will keep suicide bombers from blowing themselves up near the container of pig blood because they believe that they would be guaranteed not to go to heaven,” Lacy wrote.
Fiyaz Mughal, director of the interfaith group Faith Matters, said the device has “been created by someone who seeks to humiliate specific faiths”.
“The patent is particularly troubling if used against Jews or Muslims, because it would be deeply offensive and insulting to their faith and beliefs,” Mughal continued.
Not, health insurance… health care. Expect to see piles of dead bodies if the Supreme Court rule against Obamacare.
Screengrab via Tim Graham
You know, because Islam is the religion of peace.
The Muslim Action Forum (MAF), which staged a protest outside Downing Street against Charlie Hebdo in February, has launched a “legal strategy” to stop insults against Mohammed.
The organisation is also asking supporters to “lobby your MP” to make “Islamophobia” a criminal offence.
They state that they intend “to launch a series of legal challenges in the English Court system” because “depictions of our Holy Prophet peace be upon Him is the worst kind of ‘Hate Crime’ that can be perpetrated on the 3 million Muslims in the UK and 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide.”
The group says that they have “devised a legal strategy to prevent the continuous insulting and derogatory publications depicting and abusing the personality of our Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him.”
In a press release published shortly after the demonstration in February 2015, the MAF set out details of their plan to outlaw depicting Mohammed in the UK, through “amendment of some existing legislation and the presentation of a Private Members Bill that promotes the idea of Global Civility.”
Watch out Jooos, he’s on to you!
While Part 1 of Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan’s 2015 Saviours’ Day sermon largely avoided the topic of Jews, in Part 2 of his sermon (March 1), Farrakhan alleged that Jews committed the 9/11 attacks and control the U.S. government.
The NOI’s Saviours’ Day provides Farrakhan with an annual platform to display his hatred for Jews. This year, promulgating a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jews and 9/11, Farrakhan explained to the congregation at Mosque Maryam in Chicago that “thanks to the exemplary work of scholars like Victor Thorn and Christopher Bollyn, it is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks.”
Citing “evidence” from anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theorists that Israelis were supposedly “arrested immediately after the attacks but quickly released and sent to Israel,” that the attacks were a plot for the Jewish owner of the World Trade Center to collect billions of dollars in insurance money, that “Israelis had foreknowledge of the attacks,” and that “we know that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11,” Farrakhan concluded that 9/11 was a “false flag operation” to start a war between the West and the Muslim world. Blaming Jews for 9/11 is a common NOI tactic for riling up anti-Semitic hatred.
Farrakhan also invoked anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about supposed Jewish control of the American government. He claimed that U.S. foreign aid to Israel is given “without consulting the American people because they [Israel and Jews] have been working for years to control your representatives in Congress, in the Senate, in the House of Representatives.” He also claimed that Israel constantly acts against America’s interests, but “they don’t fear America because they control it from within.”
I swear Salon, Slate, MoJo, MSNBC etc. are in a secret competition to see who can make the most absurd claim about racism.
Courtesy of The Atlantic’s anti-white racist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who is the left’s favorite up-and-coming race baiter after he wrote a piece pushing slavery reparations:
Are adults still running schools these days?
A Colorado Springs first-grader was suspended from school after pointing his fingers at a classmate in the shape of a gun.
Six-year-old Elijah goes to Stratton Meadows Elementary School. On Monday, he pointed at a classmate in the shape of a gun and said, “You’re dead.”
According to his behavior report, an administrator spoke with him about what being dead means and about not confusing “make-believe” or things in games with reality. And he received a one-day suspension for threats against peers.
“I know they have zero tolerance, but more of a maybe no recess,” his dad, Austin Thurston said. “Going as far as a one-day suspension is a little extreme for a six-year-old in a first-grade class.”
Reach across the aisle Boehner is going to have an uphill battle. Gridlock is good.
The House Freedom Caucus doesn’t have a Web site. It’s not completely clear exactly who belongs to the group. But in the just-completed fight over Homeland Security funding, it was hard to miss the influence of the insurgent conservative bloc as it clashed with GOP leadership.
The small group of far-right renegades has emerged as the latest embodiment of the internal GOP resistance to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio); as a general rule, they are unpredictable, opaque and completely unwilling to back down from any fight against President Obama and his agenda.
As the unified Republican majority looks to the next big legislative battles over the debt ceiling, the federal budget and the Export-Import Bank, the Freedom Caucus may be the best illustration of how intra-party discord could dramatically slow the pace of business in this Congress and likely bring it to a complete halt.[…]
The chairman of the group is Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), a square-jawed former college wrestling champion who voted for Boehner but also received two votes of his own for the speaker’s job. In a Wednesday interview, Jordan said the caucus has no interest in a new campaign to topple Boehner. He sounded populist notes in explaining the group’s overarching goal.
“We’re here to stand up for those folks who we think get left out all too often,” he said. “Everyday folks. Working Americans.”
Jordan said the group meets at least weekly, typically on the first night when lawmakers get back into town after the weekend. Asked how many members the group has, he estimated there were about 30 but declined to name all of them.[…]
On Tuesday, Boehner, in another jam, caved and gave Democrats exactly what they wanted: a long-term DHS funding bill with no immigration provisions.
“This is an unmitigated loss for conservatives,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a founding Freedom Caucus member.