Report: Hackers Sent Sony Execs Message Thanking Them For Being So Spineless…

Via CNNMoney:

The hackers behind a devastating cyberattack at Sony Pictures have sent a new message to executives at the company, crediting them for a “very wise” decision to cancel the Christmas day release of “The Interview,” a source close to the company told CNN.

The email message was received by Sony’s top executives on Thursday night and was obtained by CNN.

The source said that the company believes the email was from the hackers because it followed a pattern of previous messages, sent to a list of particular executives and formatted in a particular way.

A Sony spokesman declined to comment.

The hacker message is effectively a victory lap, telling the studio, “Now we want you never let the movie released, distributed or leaked in any form of, for instance, DVD or piracy.”

The message also says, “And we want everything related to the movie, including its trailers, as well as its full version down from any website hosting them immediately.”

Transgender Student Files Federal Complaint Against Virginia School District For Banning Her From The Boys Restroom…

If you have to squat to pee, you deserve to be in the girls restroom.

Via BuzzFeed:

A transgender teenager in rural Virginia is taking his case to the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing in a complaint that the Gloucester County School Board violated his rights by approving a policy this month prohibiting students from using restrooms that do not correspond to their “biological genders.”

The complaint, sent Thursday, argues the school board ran afoul of Title IX, a 1972 law that bans gender-based discrimination, which has been interpreted recently to protect students from discrimination based on their gender identify.

“I felt like it was my moral responsibility to stand up for the rights of all transgender students, as well as my own,” the 15-year-old sophomore told BuzzFeed News.

Lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union sent the complaint, which cites a slew of legal decisions and precedents. “Federal courts have made clear that the protections in Title IX from discrimination based on ‘sex’ include discrimination based on gender identity or transgender status,” the lawyers write.

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Video: Trailer Chris Kyle Movie, “American Sniper”…

Looks awesome. Thank God they picked non-moonbat Clint Eastwood to direct the film (who’s easily one of the best directors in Hollywood).

Obama Admin Backed Talks Between Leading Al-Qaeda Clerics And Islamic State’s “Spiritual Adviser” In Bid To Free U.S. Hostage Peter Kassig…

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Including infamous al-Qaeda cleric Abu Qatada, who was jailed and then deported from the UK.

Via Guardian:

US counter-terrorism officials backed a high-stakes negotiation involving two of the world’s most prominent jihadi clerics as well as former Guantánamo detainees in an attempt to save the life of an American hostage held by Islamic State, the Guardian can reveal.

Emails seen by the Guardian show how tentative talks with the spiritual leadership of Isis to secure the release of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig began in mid-October and ran for several weeks, with the knowledge of the FBI.

Kassig – who converted to Islam while imprisoned for more than a year – was the most recent western hostage to be killed by Isis. The jihadi group announced his death on 16 November with a typically grisly video.

The ultimately unsuccessful initiative to save him was the brainchild of a controversial New York lawyer, Stanley Cohen, who has represented Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and members of Hamas in US courts.

Cohen persuaded two senior clerics aligned with al-Qaida to intervene with Isis on behalf of the American. One, Abu Muhammed al-Maqdisi, is regarded as the world’s most influential living jihadi scholar, while the other, Abu Qatada, was once branded by a Spanish judge as al-Qaida’s “spiritual ambassador” in Europe.

Pic Of The Day: Obama Sniffs Cuban Cigar Hours After Lifting Embargo…

Must. Fight. Urge. To. Make. Reggie. Love. Joke.

Close to a Cuban: Obama was attending one of two White House receptions to welcome the start of Hanukkah when a guest handed him a large cheroot, which he took in his hand and ran under his nose. (DM)

Whoopi To Rosie For Playing Race Card: “You’re A White Lady Telling Me What’s Racist” – Rosie Responds: “I Have A Black Kid!”…

Too funny.

Via Daily Mail:

A screaming match over racism erupted between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell on Thursday’s episode of The View.

The show’s co-hosts were discussing the news that Barack Obama was mistaken for a valet.

Goldberg dismissed the confusion as one of stupidity, with Americans failing to identify the most important man in the country and the world.

But when O’Donnell suggested racism may have been a key factor in the incident, Goldberg became enraged.

‘You are a white lady telling me what is racist to you,’ she shouted.

O’Donnell hit back in the segment: ‘I’m a gay American whose been called an [expletive].

‘I have a black kid at my house, Whoopi. I have a black kid I raise!’

DHS Chief Jeh Johnson Admits Forgetting Pledge Of Allegiance…

The Pledge isn’t the most popular song among liberals.

Via Free Beacon

Jacksonville Jaguars’ Players Wear “I Can’t Breathe” Shirts Before Thursday Night Game…

The latest fashion craze.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars receiving corps wore “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during pregame warmups prior to Thursday night’s 21-13 win against the Tennessee Titans.

Cecil Shorts III, Marqise Lee, Ace Sanders and Allen Hurns wore the shirts while they were running around the field and catching passes more than two hours before kickoff at EverBank Field.

It’s the first time the group has worn those shirts during warmups this season.

Defensive end Ryan Davis was also spotted wearing the shirt during warmups.

Obama Leaving Today For 16-Day Taxpayer Funded Vacation In Hawaii…

Must be nice…

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Obama Praises LeBron James For Stoking Racial Tensions By Wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirt Before Game…

Then again, Obama’s a LeBron fanboy so nothing he does is wrong.

Via The Hill:

Obama Praises LeBron James For Stoking Racial Tensions With Wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirt…

President Obama says NBA superstar LeBron James did “the right thing” when he wore a t-shirt protesting the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner.

James and other NBA players have worn t-shirts emblazoned with “I can’t breathe,” Garner’s dying words as he was put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer.

Obama has said generally that he believed it was “important” for athletes to speak out on political and social issues. But in an interview with People magazine released Friday, he offered his strongest endorsement of the protests from James and other NBA players to date.

“You know, I think LeBron did the right thing,” Obama said.

The president noted that sports stars like Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe and Bill Russell played a role in “raising consciousness” in the past, and said he was pleased to see athletes doing so again.

“We went through a long stretch there where [with] well-paid athletes the notion was: just be quiet and get your endorsements and don’t make waves,” he said. “LeBron is an example of a young man who has, in his own way and in a respectful way, tried to say, ‘I’m part of this society, too’ and focus attention.

SEIU Union Goon Arrested For Attacking NYPD Officers During Garner Protest…

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The SEIU is one of the only employers in America where punching a cop is considered a good thing.

Via Daily Beast:

Robert Murray, an SEIU organizing coordinator, has been charged for Saturday night’s assault on police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge.

A protester who has been charged with assaulting a New York police officer was making six-figures working for one the country’s largest unions, The Daily Beast has learned.

Robert Murray, 43, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, surrendered to police at Manhattan’s 5th Precinct Thursday morning.

According to a police spokesperson, Murray was charged with two felony counts of assaulting a police officer and three misdemeanors counts, one each of resisting arrest, inciting to riot, and obstruction of governmental administration. Murray has no prior arrests, the spokesman said. No date has been announced yet for Murray’s arraignment, where he will enter his plea and have an opportunity to contest the charges.

Murray worked as an organizing coordinator for 32BJ, a 145,000-member New York affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, known as SEIU, which has more than two million members nationally.

Syrian Christian Militia Fighting Islamic State And Al Nusra Front Jihadists To Protect Assyrian Christian Communities…

Godspeed.

Via Middle East Eye:

The Syriac Military Council (MFS) was established in January 2013 to protect the marginalised Assyrian Christian communities in Syria.

They have fought to defend themselves from the Islamic State, Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham and frequently work in tandem with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

As sectarian violence swamps Syria, MFS aim to defend their land, religion and identity in a region where Christians are increasingly finding themselves unwelcome.

Conservatives Lambaste 20 GOP Senators Who Voted For Amnesty

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Keep it up and the RINO’s will take a shellacking in 2016.

Via CNS News

There is a growing backlash against 20 Senate Republicans who less than a month ago publicly stated that President Obama’s executive amnesty was unconstitutional, only to turn around and vote in favor of funding it last week, conservative leaders say.

“This was easy. All of them said they were against amnesty. All they had to do was press a button,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told CNSNews.com.

“For them to roll over so close to an election in which Obamacare, executive amnesty, and Obama’s massive and lawless expansion of presidential power were the top three issues is pretty amazing.”

Cuccinelli said he is “shocked” that 20 Senate Republicans “defected from the Constitution, defected from the Founding Fathers,” noting that the grassroots is indignant over what it correctly views as a betrayal of conservative principles.[…]

“Exquisite hypocrisy,” agreed Richard Viguerie’s ConservativeHQ, blasting Republicans “who prefer to campaign like conservatives at home while voting with President Obama when they are in Washington.”

Led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 20 Republican senators who had previously condemned the president’s executive amnesty as unconstitutional joined 54 Democrats in voting against the constitutional point of order raised by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) late Saturday, which would have sent the $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” bill back to the House to remove funding for amnesty.[…]

“Instead of fighting to defend the Constitution, Speaker John Boehner schemed with the Democrat-controlled Senate to rush through a massive spending bill that fully funds Obamacare and the president’s unlawful amnesty… Tell John Boehner if he likes being speaker, he better start listening to the people who put him there,” the ad running in Boehner’s Ohio district says.

Passage of the cromnibus bill “emphasizes the need for us to unify behind a solidly conservative presidential nominee,” Cuccinelli told CNSNews.com. “I believe the Republican majority [in Congress] will swing heavily behind the leadership of a Republican president, so a good conservative, limited-government president should be our goal.”

And all those Republicans who betrayed their constituents and voted to fund executive amnesty should watch their backs, he warned.

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

I thought the Sony executives were the most gutless wimps in Hollywood, that is until Paramount dethroned them by banning Team America, a movie released 10 years ago.

Language warning: NSFW X 100.

Harvard Removes Labels From Israeli-Built SodaStream Machines Because It Could Offend Palestinian Students…

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God forbid something upset those special little Palestinian snowflakes.

Via Daily Caller:

Harvard University’s dining service has removed labels from soda machines in its facilities over concerns that merely reading them could damage the fragile psyches of university students.

The root of the problem, like so many other campus food fights, is Israel. Until last spring, Harvard Undergraduate Dining Services (HUDS) purchased water machines from a firm owned by SodaStream, an Israel-based firm that operates a plant in the West Bank.

According to The Harvard Crimson, those purchases have stopped after activists on campus complained that the machines were offensive to students of Palestinian origin. Nor did HUDS stop there, as they even stripped SodaStream labels from machines they already owned in order to minimize any potential psychic harm to students who oppose the company. […]

“These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights,” sophomore Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash, a member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance, told the Crimson. A “microaggression,” according to modern campus activists, is some minor everyday statement or action that entrenches discrimination or degrades a person based on their group identity.

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Texas City Plumber’s Truck Ends Up With Jihadist Group In Syrian War

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The truck was purchased by an Achmed Gonzalez of Austin, TX.

Via Galveston Daily News

A local plumber is being flooded with phone calls — and some threats — after a picture of one of his old company vehicles being used by Islamist militants in Syria was posted on Twitter.

The picture was posted online by the Islamic extremist brigade Ansar al-Deen Front, according to a CBS News report. It shows a black pick-up truck with a Mark-1 Plumbing decal on the door and an anti-aircraft gun in the bed.

Mark Oberholtzer, who has owned and operated Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City for the past 32 years, confirmed it was his pickup truck in the picture. He said he no longer owned the vehicle and had no idea how it ended up in Syria.

Oberholtzer said he traded in the truck to an AutoNation dealership three years ago. He usually takes the decals off his vehicles when he sells them but he left it on this truck with the expectation that AutoNation would remove it.[…]

Oberholtzer said he didn’t know what to do about all the attention he was getting from the picture. He just wanted the public to know that the vehicle was no longer his.

“I just want it to go away, to tell you the truth,” he said.

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Virginia Dem Lawmaker That Had An Improper Sexual Relationship With A Teenager To Resign, Then Seek Seat In Special Election

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He will get reelected, he is a gun grabber. Not required to register as a sex offender or charged with disseminating child p0rn.

Via The Virginian Pilot

A Virginia state lawmaker who recently entered a plea in connection with accusations that he had an improper sexual relationship with a teenager said Thursday he will let the voters decide whether he should stay or go.

Democratic Del. Joseph D. Morrissey announced that he has submitted his resignation but said he plans to run for the same seat in a special election set for Jan 13.

“It is the voters and not political pundits and not partisan caucuses that should decide who serves in office,” Morrissey said at a news conference in his Capitol office.

Morrissey’s decision to run for re-election surprised many, including Republican House Speaker William J. Howell, who called the move “deceitful, selfish and disrespectful.”[…]

He was sentenced to 12 months in jail with six suspended but will ultimately serve three months, according to one of his attorneys. Morrissey is in a work-release program that allowed him to work as a legislator and lawyer by day while spending nights in a Henrico County jail.[…]

According to prosecutors, Morrissey and a 17-year-old girl, who worked for him as a receptionist, had sex multiple times at his law office in August 2013 and texted their friends about it. Morrissey, 57, also procured a nude photo of the teen “to help him fantasize about their next encounter,” according to special prosecutor William Neely, and sent the picture to a friend.

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Ferguson-Florissant School District Faces Lawsuit For Lack Of Diversity

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Not enough blacks are being elected to the school board which caused the shooting of St. Swisher. The school cultivated a culture of distrust of whites in a position of authority.

Via KFVS

One of the school districts for students from Ferguson is facing a lawsuit alleging school board elections discriminate against black residents.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP announced the suit Thursday against the Ferguson-Florissant School District. It claims the district’s at-large elections make it more difficult for blacks to be elected, even though the district serves more black families than whites.

The suit seeks elections where candidates are selected by ward or sub-district.

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New York Mayor Werner Wilhelm AKA De Blasio Named PETA’s Person Of The Year

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He saved the horses from tourists in search of Sarah Jessica Parker.

Via Reuters

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was named 2014 Person of the Year by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for opposing horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan and advocating other animal-friendly causes, the group said on Thursday.

De Blasio, a liberal who took office less than a year ago, campaigned partly on the promise to push for a ban on horse-drawn buggy rides in Central Park, a cause that has won him the support of PETA and other animal rights groups.

“I’m humbled to receive this support from PETA,” de Blasio said in a statement. “From moving horses off our busy streets to protecting circus animals, our administration remains committed to safeguarding the well-being of our animals and the livelihoods of all New Yorkers who care for them.”[…]

The mayor also has promoted animal-free eating by unveiling a model of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables when his city was named as the most vegan-friendly city in the nation.

“When the mayor of New York City talks, the world pays attention and Mayor de Blasio’s kindness to animals and determination to protect them speak volumes,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement.

De Blasio, who will receive an engraved horse sculpture as an award, joins high-profile PETA Person of the Year honorees including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Russell Simmons.

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Maryland School Board Bows To CAIR’s Demands, Ads Islamic Holiday To Calendar…

Yay! Everyone celebrate diversity!

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