Report: British PM David Cameron Invited Muslim Brotherhood Leader To Lunch, Asked Him What UK Could Do To Support His Islamist Group…

Via Middle East Eye:

British Prime Minister David Cameron invited the Muslim Brotherhood’s international spokesman to lunch at Chequers last year in a two-hour seminar in which the Brotherhood presented its vision and the prime minister asked what Britain could do to support it, the Middle East Eye has learned.

Gehad El-Hadad, the international spokesman, was the star attraction of a prime ministerial seminar held on 17 May last year, when the former president Mohamed Morsi was still in power and months before he was due to London on an official visit.

According to a source who was present, Cameron talked of crony capitalism under Hosni Mubarak, and the potential of free markets under Morsi. Cameron questioned El-Hadad on the Brotherhood’s vision and asked what Britain could do to support it.

El-Hadad’s answers were described by those who attended as convincing and were referrred to in Cameron’s own summary at the end of the meeting. The prime ministerial seminar was followed by lunch and a tour of Chequers. Also present was Maajid Nawaz, the co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation, a London-based think tank which focusses on counter-extremism.

The lunch at Chequers was the start of a series of meetings which Downing Street officials and ministers held with senior members of the Brotherhood. On June 5 Gehad’s father Dr Essam El Hadad had a meeting with John Casson in 10 Downing Street, accompanied by Dr Wael Haddara, senior advisor to the then Egyptian president. This was in preparation for a visit by Morsi in July.  Dr El-Hadad also met William Hague and Alastair Burt at the Foreign Office.

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Jimmy Carter Calls On Obama To Reject Keystone Pipeline Because of Global Warming…

Carter

Pipelines cause global warming?

Via WaPo:

Former president Jimmy Carter has joined a group of Nobel laureates who oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, warning President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, “You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change.”

By announcing his opposition, Carter becomes the first former president to come out against the controversial project. Two years ago former president George W. Bush called the proposal “a no-brainer,” and that same year former president Bill Clinton said that the revised route of the pipeline avoided Nebraska’s Sandhills region, “”So, I think we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work modeled on what was done with auto mileage agreement.”

Prominent Democrats – including those who have worked directly for Obama –remain split on whether the president should grant TransCandada the right to build the nearly 1,700-mile pipeline. Americans continue to support the project by a wide margin, despite the fact that many environmentalists argue it will accelerate global warming by hastening the energy-intense extraction of heavy crude from Alberta’s oil sands region.

Ukrainian Lt Gov Offers 10,000 Dollar Reward For The Capture Of Any/All Russian Invaders

I advocate the “shoot them and throw them in the river approach” like in Newark NJ but whatever, this works too I guess.

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(obviously its in Cyrillic. That’s the gist of what it says though. I’m sure someone in the comments will translate)

Mooch Turns Traditional White House Easter Egg Roll Into An Official “Let’s Move!” Event…

Let's Move

It’s all about meeeeee!

Via WhiteHouse.gov:

The White House announces the program, activities, and talent line-up for the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition in its 136th year and the largest annual public event at the White House.

The Easter Egg Roll will take place Monday, April 21, on the South Lawn of the White House and in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”  The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling.

Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on April 21, 2014 on WhiteHouse.gov/live. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by checking out Let’s Move! on Twitter and Facebook.

Joe Biden Touts His Badass Aviator Shades…

He couldn’t be any more lame if he tried.

The first post on Biden’s new official Instagram account:

Vice President Biden’s getting ready to head to Pennsylvania with President Obama this afternoon, where he’ll lay out steps we can take to train America’s workers with the skills they need for good middle-class jobs. Follow @VP for the latest from the Vice President, and the occasional aviators pic.

Elizabeth Warren Reveals The Super Sexist Remark Obama Adviser Made To Her: He Called Me A (Gasp) “Cheerleader!”…

Warren

Oh the humanity!

WASHINGTON – Summoned to the White House in September 2010, Elizabeth Warren met President Obama in the Oval Office and he escorted her outside to a garden patio. Obama described it to Warren as a hidden retreat. But Warren, writing in a new political memoir, says the weather was hot, and the patio, confined between hedges, “felt like a green version of Hell.”

Obama had already told Warren during a previous visit that he would not name her to lead the agency that was her brainchild – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — because of objections from Senate Republicans and bankers. “You make them very nervous,” he told her in that previous conversation, which Warren says ended with “a perfunctory hug.”

Now, Obama wanted her to perform the hard work of setting up the agency, even without the promise of the ultimate leadership role. What’s more, she would have to work with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, one of her rivals who had opposed her nomination to direct the bureau. Warren, as she recounts in “A Fighting Chance,” at first rejected the president’s request. [...]

Later, her relationship with Summers would turn frosty. And after legislation creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Summers and other Obama advisers reportedly opposed nominating Warren to run it.

Warren recounted that one of Obama’s advisers – whom she doesn’t name — suggested that someone else be named director, while Warren could serve as “cheerleader” for the new agency.

“I assume that was meant as a metaphor, but I had to wonder: Cheerleader?” Warren writes. “Would the same suggestion have been made to a man in my position? I did not rush out to buy pom-poms.”

Kremlin Propaganda Channel RT: “America Is The New Auschwitz” Thanks To Capitalism…

Oh, and capitalism is the new fascism, or something.

I wonder how Putin’s troll brigade will spin this?

Feds Destroyed Water Lines, Fences, Water Tanks, Killed Two Prized Bulls During Bundy Ranch Standoff…

More public relations brilliance by the BLM.

Via Fox News:

The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind.

Fox News toured the damage — allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management — which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau’s hired “cowboys” also killed two prize bulls.

“They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week,” said Corey Houston, friend of rancher Cliven Bundy and his family. “So why would you trust somebody like that? And how does that show that they’re a better steward?”

The BLM and other law enforcement officials backed down on Saturday in their effort to seize Bundy’s cattle, after hundreds of protesters, some armed, arrived to show support for the Bundy family. In the end, BLM officials left the scene amid concerns about safety, and no shots were fired.

The dispute between the feds and the Bundy family has been going on for years; they say he owes more than $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees — and long ago revoked his grazing rights over concern for a federally protected tortoise. They sent officials to round up his livestock following a pair of federal court orders last year giving the U.S. government the authority to impound the cattle.

The feds, though, are being accused of taking the court orders way too far.

On a Friday night conference call, BLM officials told reporters that “illegal structures” on Bundy’s ranch — water tanks, water lines and corrals — had to be removed to “restore” the land to its natural state and prevent the rancher from restarting his illegal cattle operation.

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Al Sharpton: True Meaning of Easter Is The Political “Crucifixion And Resurrection” of Barack Obama…

We don’t call him Chicago Jesus for nothing.

SHARPTON: I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.

The story of Jesus on the cross. No matter what they humiliated him with. No matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he could rise. And the story of Easter and my message for this Easter session is no matter what unearned suffering you go through, that if you know you can rise above it, don’t become like the diseases that you fight.

As I looked at President Obama at our convention last Friday where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again.. I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those who believe.

Poll: By 3-To-1 Margin Americans Think Media Will Be Biased In Favor of Hillary Clinton In 2016 Presidential Election…

Hillary Clinton

There shouldn’t be a shred of doubt.

Via Washington Secrets:

She hasn’t even announced her bid for president yet, but voters, by a margin of more than three to one, believe that an adoring media will favor Hillary Clinton over the eventual Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 41 percent of all voters believe reporters will “try to help her.” Only 13 percent said the media “try to help her Republican opponent.” A paltry 22 percent said the media would be “unbiased” in a Clinton race, and 24 percent were unsure.

Men, Republicans and conservatives expressed the highest level of confidence that the media would treat Clinton like any other candidate. Some 47 percent of men, 64 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of conservatives told Rasmussen that they expected the press to pitch in for Clinton.

And apparently voters expect to see it unfold that way since 81 percent said that Clinton will likely be the Democratic nominee if she runs. It’s even higher among the Democrats who will actually vote for her, 91 percent.

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Latest Absurd Global Warming Claim: Fish Losing Their Minds Because of Climate Change…

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Harry Reid’s twin brother, Blob Fish, nods in approval.

Via Daily Mail:

Fish are losing their survival instinct as the world’s oceans become more acidic because of climate change, researchers have claimed.

The study confirms laboratory experiments showing that the behavior of reef fishes can be seriously affected by increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the ocean.

Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed into ocean waters, where it dissolves and lowers the pH of the water.

The new study is the first to analyze the sensory impairment of fish from CO2 seeps, where pH is similar to what climate models forecast for surface waters by the turn of the century.

‘These results verify our laboratory findings,’ said Danielle Dixson, an assistant professor in the School of Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

‘There’s no difference between the fish treated with CO2 in the lab in tests for chemical senses versus the fish we caught and tested from the CO2 reef.’

The research was published in the April 13 Advance Online Publication of the journal Nature Climate Change.

IRS Confirms Abortions Are Tax Deductible…

Fetus

Macabre to say the least.

Via Life News:

Here’s something from the “Did you know that?” category. Did you know that abortions are apparently eligible for a tax deduction? That appears to be true, so says the IRS.

From the Washington Examiner, in a list of odd tax deductions:

Have an abortion, get a tax deduction! How strange that pro-abortion advocates aren’t using this as a selling point. Hmmm.

Oh, and while they hyperventilate over Hobby Lobby not wanting to provide every type of birth control without a co-pay, it turns out that birth control pills can be deducted if prescribed by a doctor.

Also, you can deduct the purchase of pregnancy test kits and vasectomies.

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California Dem Files Bill Seeking $9.2 Million For Illegal Immigrants To Go To College…

California

Moonbat heaven.

Via NRO:

Senator Ricardo Lara (D., Calif.) introduced a bill that would authorizes $9.2 million in loans to undocumented students attending California state universities.

“Many undocumented students still lack the financial wherewithal to pay for school,” Lara said. “They are having to risk a withdrawal from college.”

Illegal immigrants are not eligible for loans and other financial aid from the federal government, a gap the bill is supposed to address. They are eligible for in-state tuition at California’s public university system.

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NYC Dem Councilman: Anyone Who Opposes Gay Marriage Is Not Welcome In New York City…

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The hypocrisy is ming-blowing.

Via HuffPo:

Chick-fil-A is hatching a plan to take over New York just two years after enraging much of the city.

In a lengthy story in USA Today, an executive at the fast food chain detailed plans to add more healthful items to the menu as the company opens 108 restaurants this year, many in cities and a number of those in New York.

A Chick-fil-A spokeswoman told The Huffington Post that the company is “still in the process of evaluating locations in [New York].”

It may take more than the company’s cultish following and new grilled chicken offerings to win over the country’s largest city.

“We don’t need bigots coming to New York City,” Councilman Daniel Dromm, who is openly gay, told HuffPost. “They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community, including the LGBT community.”

Book: A “Furious” Valerie Jarrett Accused Biden of “Downright Disloyalty” To Obama After His Comments Backing Gay Marriage…

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Go easy on the guy, Valerie, he’s clearly suffering from the early stages of dementia.

Via Politico:

Vice President Joe Biden really did get ahead of President Barack Obama on accepting gay marriage in 2012 — and the White House really wasn’t happy about it, despite their many attempts to claim otherwise.

That’s the story laid out in Jo Becker’s new book, “Forcing the Spring,” which documents the past few years of successful efforts to expand the legalization of gay marriage, according to an advance copy obtained by POLITICO.

Speculation that Biden’s comments on “Meet the Press” in May 2012 were meant as a trial balloon, Becker writes, came from people “not privy to the chaos that erupted inside the West Wing after an emailed transcript of the interview landed in the inbox of the White House press team.” A furious Valerie Jarrett, Becker adds, accused Biden of “downright disloyalty.”

CAIR Gloats Over Forcing NYPD To Disband Counterterrorism Unit…

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Update to this story.

NEW YORK: The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ New York chapter (CAIR-NY) has lauded the New York Police Department (NYPD) for breaking up a specialized surveillance unit in the city that had been created specifically to spy on Muslim residents.

The announcement of the NYPD disbanding the Muslim-focused surveillance team is the culmination of several efforts, made on the part of CAIR-NY, to draw attention to un-Constitutional monitoring and tracking of Muslim Americans in New York City. CAIR-NY has appealed repeatedly to the Department of Justice to investigate and put an end to the spying and undue harassment of such activity, but only now can Muslims across the Big Apple breathe a sigh of relief.

“CAIR-NY welcomes the closing of the NYPD Zone Assessment Unit,” said the organization in a statement. “This is an important first step. However, the damage of unconstitutional mass spying on people solely on the basis of their religion has already been carried out and must be addressed. We need to hear from the mayor and NYPD officials that the policy itself has been ended and that the department will no longer apply mass surveillance or other forms of biased and predatory policing to any faith-based community.”

The NYPD Zone Assessment Unit was responsible for monitoring Islamic institutions around the city, mostly mosques and other religious centers, and also kept tabs on Muslim student groups and small business either operated by or catered towards the Muslim demographic of the city.

DSCC Vows To “Terrify” The Koch Brothers…

DSCC

That would be the Harry Reid led DSCC.

Drew – This will terrify the Kochs:

Our enormous voter turnout effort, the Grassroots Victory Project, is now projected to boost swing-state Democrats by one to four percentage points. This will drive the Kochs wild — their $30+ million in attacks will be a total waste if we neutralize their ads with strong turnout and stop a GOP Senate takeover!!

But if we fall short and don’t have the resources to execute this ambitious plan, our chance to stop the Kochs from buying the Senate will be doomed before Spring ends. Our funding deadline is Friday and we still need 6,000 more Democrats to step up to help fund ground staff in key battleground states like North Carolina – will you help before then?

Please pitch in $15 to the Grassroots Victory Project before Friday. Don’t let the Kochs buy the Senate!

Thanks for your help,
DSCC Battleground Update

Tax-Loving Socialist Bill De Blasio Paid Effective Tax Rate Of Only 8.3%…

When he pushes wealth redistribution he’s talking about other people’s money, not his (obviously).

Via Zero Hedge:

Mayor Bill de Blasio is the first New York City mayor to release his tax returns in 12 years, according to the WSJ. de Blasio earned $165,000 as public advocate last year and brought in an additional $52,000 in rent on a second home he owns in Park Slope, according to his 2013 tax returns. Mr. de Blasio’s effective tax rate was 8.3%.

As WSJ reports, Mr. de Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who served as mayor from 2002 through 2013, released highly redacted copies of his return that gave scant information about his net worth.

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Pro-Russian Protesters In Ukraine: “America F*ck You”…

According to several reports this sign made its way uncensored onto CNN this morning:

Pro-Putin trolls flood comments section in 3… 2… 1…

Marine Combat Vet Booted From Pizza Hut After Manager Thinks His USMC Patches Are Gang Symbols…

How incredibly dense do you have to be to think a patch reading “Marine Combat Veteran” or “USMC” is a gang symbol?

Via Rare:

A Facebook user writing under the pseudonym Rick Libertas Semper claims that he was discriminated against at a Wisconsin area Pizza Hut for wearing military patches on a leather jacket.

“Semper” hit his Facebook to tell the tale of trying to sit down and eat some lunch, and being told that he needed to remove his jacket, because Pizza Hut does not allow gang symbols in their restaurants.

Yes, you read that right, the manager thought his military patches were gang symbols.

“I was wearing my black leather jacket that has 4 patches and the back of the jacket is embroidered. One patch says USMC, the other patch says Marine Combat Veteran, the 3rd patch is the unit patch for 3rd Marines 3rd Battalion and there is a patch of the US flag on it. The back of the jacket is embroidered with the Marine Corps Emblem,” Semper wrote on his Facebook page.

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