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.
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.
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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.
Only in lib fantasyland.
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.
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.
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.”
— Paul Hampel (@phampel) November 24, 2014
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.
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) November 24, 2014
Lockdown lifted but investigation continuing…
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.
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.
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:
So this BS report came out…..i don't think these weak congressman understand our resolve..i promise i will bring them all down!!! #13hours
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) November 22, 2014
“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.”
Dyson actually calls white police working in black populated areas “a matter of the state occupying forces”.
It is a fundamental fight, and one we must win.
I present these musing under the rubric, “Requiem for the American Republic.” I do so with a profound sadness at the destruction wreaked upon our civic system through the decades-long phenomenon of uncontrolled immigration. In presenting his new policy of granting illegal immigrants legal status through executive action, President Obama said he did so in part because of “who we are as Americans.” Who we are is a nation of laws. Our government has ignored the law for a generation or more in allowing law-breaking immigrants to enter the country. Now the president doubles down on that assault on American law by promulgating an unconstitutional executive order.
Inevitably, those who are unconcerned about the flow of illegal immigrants—either through humanitarian impulses or because they see a political realignment in the making (or both)—can’t perceive why anybody would view the president’s action as the least bit malign.
But this is a brazen assault on the separation of powers doctrine of our Constitution. When the president says his action is “just like [what] law enforcement does every day,” he heralds the arrival in distilled form of Orwell’s “Newspeak.” Newspeak is a corrosive force, as Orwell made clear, because it contributes to the slow erosion of verities, such as the fundamental elements of the American Creed.
HT: Brit Hume
High five, Mr. Rowe!
Via Young Cons:
Mike Rowe, former host of Dirty Jobs, has come to be known as a salt of the earth type of guy. Someone the average Joe can relate to and who understands that true economic stimulation comes from folks working hard for their income and living within their means.
Apparently, Rowe can add culturally savvy marketing expert and dispenser of wisdom to his resume after completely owning a rather obnoxious liberal who was attempting to commandeer his Facebook page to promote his book in a rather unsavory manner.
Rowe’s response is simply epic.
From Mad World News:
Jim Green: It is ALARMING when we do the demographic post mortem on this election, because it is probable that it was decided by our RACISTS–voting against President Obama, who wasn’t on the ballot—that gave the Republicans their election wins—OUR GREED AND IGNORANCE, Amazon.com
Jim Green: Why is the media avoiding that we have a U.S. Senate bought and paid for by the Koch Bros/1%–and what they want for their dollar is to cut THEIR taxes [for pure GREED], and cut regulations to increase the bottom line [for pure GREED]….in short “OUR GREED AND IGNORANCE” [Amazon] ruled the day
Jim Green: Why on Earth would ANYONE vote Republican? A reptile has more decency than the Republicans in Congress! Only an odious toad would pass Ryan’s budget or gut Food Stamps—and these depraved snakes made them THEIR HIGHEST PRIORITY! If only one child in America goes hungry because of the Republican’s War on Children it explains why—IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN, AND VOTE REPUBLICAN, Amazon/Kindle
Here’s Mr. Rowe’s response via his official Facebook page:
Via Weekly Standard:
The White House pool report notes President Obama is golfing with Derek Jeter and that the White House condemns today’s terror attack in Kenya:
Subject: Travel pool report No 3 – golf partners, statement on Nairobi attack
Golf partners, per WH:
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Nairobi-Bound Bus Attack:
The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s horrific attack in Kenya by the terrorist group al-Shabaab against innocent civilians traveling aboard a Nairobi-bound bus. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 28 individuals killed. The United States stands with our Kenyan partners in the effort to counter the threat of terrorism and affirms our ongoing commitment to working with all Kenyans to combat these atrocities.
And the fans were Canadians. Thank you, O Canada!
Hilarious. They realize she has a major connection with the public problem, so they are trying to polish her up, increase her humanity. Listen, for each ‘reason’ they outline for why you should be ‘ready’ for Hillary, the exact opposite is actually the case.
1. “She really does care about the average American”. Yup, with all those mortgages for all the houses and being a ‘dead broke’ millionaire, she can really relate. I’m not critical of her having money, I’m critical of her attempt to lie and ‘look like a regular person’.
2. Hillary “can articulate a vision”. I’m still waiting for what that is, other than “I’m next to be in line to be president, and dammit, I deserve it!”
3. “Whether you say it or not, you trust Hillary Clinton”. Um, Hillary has a long history of deception from being fired on the Watergate to team to lying to the parents of the dead Americans killed in Benghazi, there are few people I would trust less.
4. “She isn’t afraid to talk about difficult decisions”. Where was she on the night of September 11, 2012? Who made what decision that night? Who decided to send Susan Rice out to lie on the Sunday shows about a video? Who thought up the video lie? Why did you lie about it to the parents of the dead? Why did you obfuscate about your decisions at State that caused the lack of security in Benghazi. I could go on and on, and there are so many more issues of failures, but you get the point.
5. “Someone who wouldn’t forget about the little people like us”. Unless you’re dying on a roof in Benghazi.
6. “I want my future to be in her hands, and I think she can lead this country to places it’s never been before”. Oh poor deluded woman, your future is in YOUR hands, why would you hand it over to anyone else, much less a politician who couldn’t give a rap. And yes, I am very afraid that she can take this country to “places it has never been before”…
7. “She did an amazing job as Secretary of State”. Pray tell, what are her achievements in the position? Please list them for me. She can’t even list them. She earned reports criticizing her on the security provided in Benghazi. Is that an achievement?
8. “She’s out of sight”. Would that were true.
9. “She’s a strong woman” (as she hugs Bill Clinton). Well, I’ll give her that. She is a strong woman, anyone else would have run from him long ago. But there were her own political desires to be achieved.
10. “We’re all familiar with her, her work ethic and her beliefs”. Ok, then please outline those for me in specifics, what do you believe she will do as President. I think we will find answers to that question amorphous, emotional and lacking in concrete actions or facts.
11. “You are our best hope. You are our next hope”. How did that last hope work out for you?
12. “I’m back!”. So are deported illegal aliens, but we’re not voting for them either…