Cummings being one of the biggest hacks in Congress.
Via Daily Caller:
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is the ranking member on the House Select Committee on Benghazi. So when it was discovered that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had every email she ever sent during her tenure on a previously unknown private server in her home — and that it was not accessible or searchable by anyone in government — you’d think he’d be upset that his committee had not received all the information they need to conduct their investigation.
You would be wrong.
Cummings praised the former secretary for her transparency. “As far as I am aware,” Cummings said in a statement, “no other Cabinet secretary in history has ever called for the release of his or her emails — in their entirety and throughout his or her tenure. I commend Secretary Clinton’s decision.”
Uh ohhh. Pantsuit may wanna dig a hole and crawl into it ASAP.
The State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal e-mail accounts for government work, a regulation in force during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that appears to be at odds with her reliance on a private email for agency business, POLITICO has learned.
The policy, detailed in a manual for agency employees, adds clarity to an issue at the center of a growing controversy over Clinton’s reliance on a private email account. Aides to Clinton, as well as State Department officials, have suggested that she did nothing inappropriate because of fuzzy guidelines and lack of specific rules on when and how official documents had to be preserved during her years as secretary.
But the 2005 policy was described one of several “clear cut” directives the agency’s own inspector general relied on to criticize the conduct of a U.S. ambassador who in 2012 was faulted for using email outside of the department’s official system.
“It is the Department’s general policy that normal day-to-day operations be conducted on an authorized [Automated Information System], which has the proper level of security control to provide nonrepudiation, authentication and encryption, to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the resident information,” the Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual states.
Spokespeople for the State Department and Clinton stressed earlier this week that the agency had “no prohibition” on the use of private e-mail for work purposes.
Amazing to think they actually need legislation like this.
Via Daily Caller:
Nevada Republicans have introduced a bill that would legalize Pop-Tart guns, finger guns and other non-lethal non-firearms in the state’s elementary schools.
“A little plastic gun that small is not going to be mistaken for a real gun,” Republican Assemblyman Jim Wheeler told the state Assembly’s education committee on Wednesday, according to KOLO News.
To drive the point home, a supporter of the bill treated members of the committee to tasty Pop-Tarts to observe how harmless they are, a reference to a case two years ago in Maryland where an 8-year-old boy was suspended after nibbling a cherry Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.
Luckily his screams were heard and he was saved.
Via Daily Mail:
A group of children in Yemen have attempted to burn a 10-year-old boy to death after first locking him in a cage in a shocking imitation of the Islamic State’s murder of a Jordanian pilot.
As many as seven boys are believed to have attacked the as-yet unnamed victim in Al Dahthath village in the country’s northern Ibb province.
The defenceless child was then locked in a wooden cage and had petrol poured over his body before being set alight.
Thankfully a group of locals spotted the attack and managed to save the boy’s life, although he was still left with horrific burn injuries on his legs.
The attack is understood to have been a sickening imitation of the brutal murder of Jordanian pilot Mu’ath al-Kasasbeh, who was burnt alive by ISIS earlier this year.
The chilling footage, entitled ‘Healing the Believers’ Chests’, shows the caged airman wearing an orange jumpsuit and seemingly doused in fuel as a trail of petrol leading up to the iron bars is seen being set alight.
Flames are seen quickly spreading across the dirt to the cage, where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.
Extremists pour debris, including broken masonry, over the cage, which is then flattened by a bulldozer.
H/T Truth Revolt
Playing dumb is a favorite past time of the nitwits in Washington…
Via CNS News:
CNSNews.com) – The head of the executive agency charged with reviewing the legality and economic impact of new federal rules admitted that he was “not familiar” with the Obama administration’s well-publicized proposal to ban ammunition for AR-15 rifles.
Howard Shelanski, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), made the admission during a heated exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Tuesday.
Jordan asked Shelanski about a proposal by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to exempt itself from the normal rulemaking process when banning the commonly used M855 ball ammunition.
The exemption would allow ATF to circumvent OIRA review.
More than 200 members of Congress have signed a letter to ATF director Todd Jones stating that “under no circumstances should ATF adopt a standard that will ban ammunition that is overwhelmingly used by law-abiding Americans for legitimate purposes.”
“They have said they’re not going to follow the normal process, the most transparent process, they’re going to deviate from that, they’re not going to have public notice and public comment,” Jordan said, asking Shelanski if he was aware of the proposal.
Islamic cavemen doing what they do best.
Baghdad (AFP) – The Islamic State jihadist group began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said.
IS “assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles,” the ministry said on an official Facebook page, the group’s latest attack on the country’s historical heritage.
Last week, ISIS released a video featuring the destruction of artefacts in the Mosul Museum and statues at the palace at Ninevah. ISIS militants then said that they were planning to move on to Nimrud next.
Maybe they will include some of Sanger’s racist comments on the design?
In Margaret Sanger’s book, “Pivot of Civilization” she describes African-Americans, and immigrants as “human weeds,” “reckless breeders,” and “spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” However, pro-abortion supporters conveniently forget these words, and her crusade against the poor and minorities, when the praise her as an advocate for women.
In her book, “Woman and the New Race,” Sanger argues that because the conditions of large families tend to involve poverty and illness, it is better for everyone involved if a child’s life is snuffed out before he or she has a chance to pose difficulties to its family. She writes, “[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” […]
Nevertheless, these outlandish statements haven’t stopped the group Women on 20’s from trying to replace President Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar-bill with a picture of Sanger. In their opinion, Sanger’s an American hero whose helped shaped our countries history.
Instead of sharing Sanger’s radical beliefs, Women on 20’s describe her like this:
One of 11 children in a working class family, Margaret Sanger grew up in the time of the Comstock Act, a federal law that defined contraceptives as obscene and criminalized their use and dissemination. While working as a visiting nurse on the Lower East Side of New York City and caring for women who suffered from botched illegal abortions, Sanger decided to fight for legal access to contraceptives for women so they could decide if and when to have children in order to lead healthier, more empowered lives. “Birth control,” she called it.
He fits right in over at NAN.
Via Truth Revolt:
One of Al Sharpton’s activists offered comments in a news conference Monday that has him in some hot water. President of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Michigan chapter, Rev. Charles Williams, told a press conferences that Flint water is “almost as bad as gas chambers for Jews.”
Williams says, “the city of Flint’s residents are being sold bad water and being told to like it. That’s just as unjust as slavery, that’s just as unjust as genocide, and an injustice is an injustice.”
Rev.Williams was in Flint, Michigan with the National Action Network delivering bottled water to city residents. He described, “the water is slightly discolored it has an odor.”
According to Fox Detroit:
When our reporter Randy Wimbley asked Reverend Williams how he can compare the situation in Flint to Holocaust, he said,”we don’t know the severity of the effects on people who have drunk the water in Flint.”
And his office brags about it…
Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees and grant money as a result of Reid’s advocacy.
Fulcrum Bioenergy began contributing to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) in 2013. One year later, the Nevada Democrat steered tens of millions of dollars in federal grant money to the California biofuel company.
Fulcrum is one of at least nine corporate donors to the Clean Energy Project (CEP) that have secured federal financing for themselves or a client due in part to Reid’s behind-the-scenes advocacy—activity that watchdogs warn could be construed as unethical.
Rebecca Lambe, Reid’s top political strategist who has been directed by Reid to take the lead in hiring for his 2016 reelection campaign, founded CEP in 2008 and served as its executive director. Reid’s former chief of staff Susan McCue served as CEP’s president at that time. Lambe is now an adviser to CEP, according to her official bio. McCue is a member of its board.
McCue and Lambe also run Senate Majority PAC, a powerhouse Super Pac with close ties to Reid that spent $67 million to elect Senate Democrats last year.
Far from denying a role in steering subsidies to donors to aides’ group, Reid’s office brags about it.
“Senator Reid’s leadership on creating clean energy jobs in Nevada is something we like to talk about at every opportunity and we are glad you have chosen to cover this topic,” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said in an emailed statement.
Via NY Times:
Officer Wilson Approaches
Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson walked down the middle of Canfield Drive, and Officer Darren Wilson arrived in his police vehicle. Speaking through his window, he told them to move to the sidewalk. He saw that Mr. Brown fit the description of a suspect in a convenience store theft, and he made a call to the dispatcher about the men. He positioned his sport utility vehicle to block them, and also blocked traffic.
There was an altercation between Officer Wilson and Mr. Brown, who was standing at the driver’s window. In testimony supported by physical and forensic evidence, Mr. Wilson and some witnesses said that Mr. Brown reached into the vehicle, and punched and grabbed the officer. The two men struggled over Mr. Wilson’s gun. Autopsy results and other evidence confirmed that a shot grazed Mr. Brown in the right hand at close range.
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.