OPEN THREAD: OBAMA AMNESTY ADDRESS…

Alternate headline: Obama coronates himself Emperor of The United States.

Note: I’ll leave this post at the top of the page for a few hours. New posts below.

Finally, A Gift For That Hard To Shop For Liberal In Your Life . . . The Multicultural Christmas Sweater…

Goes great with a COEXIST bumpersticker.

Via Daily Mail:

Over the years, political correctness has slowly eroded the the outlandish displays of festive cheer that occur around Christmas time.

Numerous offices have banned decorations over concerns that it would make certain parts of the population feel left out and others have stopped Christmas booze raffles in case it offends people of religious faiths where alcohol and gambling are forbidden.

So, with the huge growth sales of festive sweaters over the last few years, it was only a matter of time before someone invented the ‘Multicultural Christmas Jumper.’

And the website Britishchristmasjumpers.com are the first past that particular politically correct finishing post.

Their multicoloured offering features several different signs of faith including; Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sikh, a form of scientific atheism, Chinese philosophy and also the peace sign.

The woolly garment can be pre-ordered from the site for £40, with the company shipping the prodcuts from December 1 onwards.

White House: C’mon You Guys, Obama Isn’t “Tearing Up the Constitution” On Executive Amnesty…

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Oh, really?

Via Townhall:

The Washington Post’s editorial board, not known for its staunch conservatism, has been warning the White House for months against implementing the executive amnesty President Obama is expected to announce tonight. In August, the Post published a stern house editorial that laid out the stakes and Constitutional context of the administration’s then-rumored action:

Congress is a mess. But that doesn’t grant the president license to tear up the Constitution. As Mr. Obama himself said last fall: “If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws.” To act on his own, the president said, would violate those laws. Mr. Obama now seems to be jettisoning that stance in the name of rallying his political base. He is considering extending temporary protection from deportation to millions of illegal immigrants, including the parents of U.S.-born children and others who have lived in the United States for years. Conceivably, this would give Democrats a political boost in 2016. Just as conceivably, it would trigger a constitutional showdown with congressional Republicans, who could make a cogent argument that Mr. Obama had overstepped his authority.

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Obama Speaks For 15 Minutes – Refers To Himself 31 Times…

I, me, my…  it’s all about me!

Full transcript here

DNC: Racist Republicans Think Amnesty Will Lead To “Ethnic Cleansing”…

Wait, what are we worried about?

Dem Rep. Gwen Moore: Don’t Forget About Transgender Immigrants While You Watch Obama Amnesty Address…

Which is probably the last thing anyone will be thinking about.

Illegals Flooding Attorney’s Offices With Calls To See If They Qualify For Obama’s Amnesty…

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So it begins…

Via Yahoo:

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys’ offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama’s yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.

Obama said he’ll reveal the long-awaited order on Thursday. Alex Galvez, an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, said he’s going to need to add phone lines to keep up with the demand. Orange County, California-based immigration lawyer Annaluisa Padilla said she’s getting twice as many calls as usual since buzz intensified over the plan, which would also grant the immigrants work permits.

“It’s like the golden ticket,” she said. “Everybody who is calling my office is asking how can I get a work permit under Obama’s program? I am like, there is no Obama program yet.”

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Ed Schultz Says Obama Should “Back Off’ Immigration Executive Order And Pin It On Republicans…

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Don’t think anyone would be opposed to this…

Via Washington Examiner:

There’s at least one Obama supporter in the media who doesn’t think the president should address immigration policy unilaterally: MSNBC host Ed Schultz.

Schultz said on Twitter Wednesday that Obama should instead work with congressional Republicans to get the job done, though not for the sake of bipartisanship.

“[President Obama] should back off on immigration reform, give the Republicans a deadline and use the [State of the Union address] to call ‘em out,” Schultz said. “[GOP] won’t deliver.”

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UN Security Council’s Condemnation Of Terror Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue Fails To Mention The Terrorists Were Palestinians…

I’m sure it was just an accidental oversight.

Via UN website:

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gary Quinlan (Australia):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the despicable terrorist attack in a synagogue in Jerusalem on 18 November, resulting in the murder of four innocent civilians worshipping at the synagogue and a police officer, as well as the injury of many more.  The members of the Security Council expressed their condolences to the families of all those who have died and sympathy to those injured and to the Israeli people.

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned all such acts of violence, expressed concern about increased tensions, which have affected both the Israeli and Palestinian people, and urged all sides to take immediate steps to restore calm.  The members of the Security Council emphasized the importance of all statements condemning this attack and condemning all acts of violence, and encouraged Israeli and Palestinian leaders and citizens to work together to lower tension, reject violence, avoid all provocations and seek a path toward peace.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.  The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law.

Disturbing: Major Democratic Fundraiser Arrested On Charges Of Sex Abuse Of 15-Year-Old Boy…

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Can we imagine the media coverage if this were a major Republican fundraiser?

Via Truth Revolt:

A national “power player” for the Democratic party and the gay rights movement was arrested Wednesday on charges of sex abuse of a minor.

Terry Bean, a Portland-based fundraiser for Democratic causes, is being charged with sex abuse and two counts of sodomy involving a 15-year-old boy. Bean’s attorney claims that his client is the victim of an “extortion ring” and expressed full confidence that his name would be cleared.

The Willamette Week reports that law enforcement sources say Bean, 66, will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree (a felony) and sex abuse in the third degree (a misdemeanor). The arrest followed a six-month investigation concerning a concealed video camera over Bean’s bed that accuser Kiah Lawson says was used to illegally film him and at least half a dozen other men “in a state of nudity engaged in intimate acts with [Bean].”

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Pentagon Got Punked: Made Ransom Payment For Bowe Bergdahl To A Con Man…

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Reassuring.

Via Washington Times:

The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials.

Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made the payment covertly as part of a release deal. But the money was stolen by the Afghan intermediary claiming to represent the Haqqani terrorist network.

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Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Republicans Have To “Stop Whining” About Obama’s Executive Amnesty…

Lat time I checked all Chihuahua Boy does is whine.

Via Daily Caller:

Appearing on “Andrea Mitchell Reporting,” Democratic Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez said that incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell should “stop whining” about President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty. [...]

The bipartisan vibe ended shorty thereafter. “Mitch McConnell, they should stop whining and they should start legislating and start saying what they will do. They have an incredible victory in the Senate, an incredible new majority in the House of Representatives. Use it to do something constructive.”

PETA Compares Fight Against Presidential Turkey Pardon To Civil Rights Struggle…

Now, if you’ll excuse PETA, they have a frozen chicken funeral to attend.

Via The Hill:

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling on President Obama’s daughters to go vegan for Thanksgiving and urge their father to end the “offensive turkey pardon” ceremony.

In a letter Thursday to the president’s daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, PETA suggested the family follow its “values” during the holidays, citing the struggle for civil rights.

“You come from a family whose members don’t hesitate to fight for those who have been oppressed by standing up for civil rights, women’s rights, and LGBT rights,” Rachelle Owen, a senior manager in the group’s youth division, wrote to the Obama daughters.

“Obviously, you’re familiar with the horrible ways that people often treat others who are viewed as ‘different’ simply because of superficial physical differences or cruel traditions. This year, we would like to ask you to lend your powerful and influential voices to another group whose voices often go unheard: animals.”

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Pelosi: We Have “The Bibles” And “The Badges” Supporting Us On Amnesty…

Whatever you say, Nancy.

 

Sheila Jackson Lee: Obama “Extending An Olive Branch To Republicans” With Immigration Executive Order…

Wait, what?

Obama: I’m Not Acting Like An Emperor – WaPo Fact Checker: Yes, You Are…

Obama last seen jotting down the Washington Post on his list of enemies.

Via Washington Post:

Question: Your administration has deported a record high number, 1.5 million, of undocumented immigrants, more than your predecessor. And I know your administration took some steps last year to protect unintended undocumented immigrants from being deported. However many people say those efforts were not enough. What I’d like to know is what you’re going to do now, and until the time that immigration reform is passed, to insure that more people aren’t being deported and families are not being broken apart.

Obama: Well, look Jackie, this is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency. The problem is that you know I’m the president of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed, and Congress right now has not changed what I consider to be a broken immigration system. [...]

The Pinocchio Test

The president has certainly been consistent on this issue—until he saw that the path through Congress was blocked. It’s clear from the interviews that the president was not being asked about executive orders that would have provided comprehensive immigration reform, but about specific actions that ended deportations of a subset of illegal immigrants—precisely the type of action he will shortly unveil.

Previously he said that was not possible, using evocative language that he is not a “king” or “the emperor.” Apparently he’s changed his mind. The president earns an upside-down Pinocchio for his flip-flop.

New Congressional Black Caucus Head Warns Of Violence If Darren Wilson Is Not Indicted…

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He wasted no time in peddling Ferguson…

Via Daily Caller:

The new head of the Congressional Black Caucus issued a thinly-veiled threat that mob violence will break out if a St. Louis County grand jury fails to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

“I would certainly hope that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri will find that there is sufficient evidence to conclude that a crime probably was committed, to lay out that crime, and to let a jury of 12 in Missouri decide the guilt or innocence of the police officer,” North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield told WUNC on Wednesday.

Butterfield was elected on Wednesday to lead the 45-member caucus. The St. Louis County grand jury has convened regularly since August, and is expected to meet for the last time on Friday. A decision on whether or not to charge Wilson with a crime could be announced the same day.

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Barack Obama Wishes Joe Biden A Happy Birthday With A Picture Of . . . Barack Obama…

It’s almost like Obama’s a raging narcissist.

Poll: Pelosi Jumps Ahead Of Harry Reid As Least-Liked Congressional Leader…

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Congrats, Nancy! You earned it.

Via Rasmussen:

November has not been Nancy Pelosi’s month. Despite being named the Democratic leader in the House again, she’s facing a Republican-controlled Congress and open opposition from within her own party. Now, Pelosi has edged back ahead of Harry Reid and John Boehner to be the least-liked leader in Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey now finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable opinion of Pelosi, including 41% with a Very Unfavorable one. Thirty-one percent (31%) view the San Francisco Democrat favorably, with just nine percent (9%) who have a Very Favorable opinion.

UK Government Marks Down School For Being “Too White,” Christian School Dinged For Not Inviting Islamic Clerics To Speak…

This is the same path the PC-obsessed left has America headed down.

Via Telegraph:

Ofsted was accused of “political correctness” after downgrading a top rural primary school for effectively being too English.

The education watchdog faced a backlash from MPs and parents following the decision to penalise Middle Rasen primary in Lincolnshire for not having enough black or Asian pupils.

In a report, inspectors said the school was “not yet outstanding” because pupils’ cultural development was limited by a “lack of first-hand experience of the diverse make up of modern British society”. [...]

Last month, it was claimed that a small Christian school in the Home Counties had been penalised after failing to other invite faith leaders, such as imams, in to lead assemblies.

Commenting on the latest case, Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Gainsborough, said he had written to Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, “objecting strenuously to the new so-called ‘equality’ regulations she is implementing in schools”.