Heartless Republicans Pass Bill To Curb Welfare Recipients From Buying Weed With Their Welfare Payments…


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill.

The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana. It would also prohibit people from using the cards to withdraw cash from ATMs in those stores.

A 2012 federal law already prevents people from using welfare debit cards at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.

Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., is the main sponsor of the bill. He said it is a logical extension of existing law now that Washington State and Colorado have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

“The fact that some people are using welfare for weed is outrageous,” Reichert said in a statement. “While some may decide to spend their own money on drugs, we’re not going to give them a taxpayer subsidy to do it.”

North Dakota Parents Say School Is “Bullying” Their Child By Making Him Stand For The Pledge Of Allegiance…

Moonbat parenting.

Via Fox News:

A North Dakota school has drawn the ire of a national atheist group after a teacher made a 6-year-old child stand up during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jesse Adams, of New Town, ND, tells the Minot Daily News that school administrators violated his son’s First Amendment rights by making him stand for the pledge.

“We’re trying to raise free thinkers,” he told the newspaper.

Yes, Mr. Adams is one of those parents.

When his child continued to defy the directions of his teacher, the youngster was told to stand in the hallway for the duration of the pledge. Mr. Adams said that amounts to bullying.

Maybe the six-year-old could’ve used hallway time for some personal meditation – or free thinking?

Superintendent Mark Bluestone is a military veteran and a patriot. He told the Associated Press the child was placed in the hallway to avoid disrupting other students who wondered why they could not sit during the pledge.

Senate Democrats: “We Demand Rush Limbaugh Be Taken Off The Air”…


Yesterday, House Dems called for boycotting Rush’s sponsors, today their Senate counterparts kicked it up a few notches by calling for him to be taken off the air immediately.

ISIS Orders All Christians To Hand Their Businesses Over To The Caliphate…


Islamic-style wealth redistribution.

(AINA) — The Arabic language Alsumaria News is reporting that ISIS has ordered all Sunni businesses with Christian and Shiite partners to deliver the non-Sunni share of the business to the Islamic State. ISIS gave a two day deadline to comply with the order, else all assets would be confiscated.

According to the report, ISIS has a complete list of of businesses with Christian and Shiite partners.

ISIS is now charging tariffs on all goods entering the Nineveh Province. Goods deemed offensive to Islam are seized and destroyed.

In other news, ISIS has removed all clothes from department stores in Mosul and imposed the Afghan style of clothing on the city. ISIS has also segregated male and female students at the University of Mosul, changed the curriculum and renamed the Fine Arts college to “Text Decoration.”

Comedian goes on awesome rant against climate fearmongers

Here’s something you don’t see every day: A comedian daring to tell the truth about the far left’s global warming scare machine. Very funny and true stuff from comedian Michael Loftus’s new show The Flipside which just launched in broadcast syndication:

Best-Selling Author Naomi Klein Says U.S. Should Pay “Trillions” In Climate Change Reparations To Poor Countries…

Yes, trillions.

Via Newsbusters:

Naomi Klein, the best-selling author and columnist taken too seriously by American media, decried conservative groups for opposing “wealth redistribution.” Klein argued that North America and Europe need to pay reparations to poorer nations for causing climate change. Her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate,” used flawed facts, exaggerations and misrepresentations to promote her brand of climate-change alarmism.

Klein’s criticism of the passengers of flight 3935 was particularly hypocritical. The Guardian reported on September 14, that Klein actually flies “a lot more than most people, and is set to rack up air miles that would make her, by her own admission, a ‘climate criminal’”

After citing the oft-repeated but still very misleading claim that 97 percent of scientists agree that “humans are a major cause of climate change,” Klein demanded that the United States and other first-world nations should take part in a “Marshall Plan for the Earth.” (That was a reference to the original Marshall Plan after World War II, where the United States gave $12 billion to rebuild shattered European economies to prevent them from being overrun by the growing threat of communism).

According to Klein, this new Marshall Plan “would be very costly – hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars.” Klein further displayed her lack of basic economic knowledge when she suggested a source for this staggering price tag: “Need more money? Print some!”

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Holder Launching Study To Prove Law Enforcement In America Is Racist…

Gee, I wonder what their results will show?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri underscored the need for the long-planned initiative, Holder said in an interview with The Associated Press.

He said the three-year project could be a “silver lining” if it helps ease racial tensions and “pockets of distrust that show up between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.”

“What I saw in Ferguson confirmed for me that the need for such an effort was pretty clear,” Holder said.

The five cities have not yet been selected, but the researchers involved in the project say they’re bringing a holistic approach that involves training police officers on issues of racial bias, data analysis and interviews with community members. They expect to review police behavior in the cities with the hope of building community trust and creating an evidence-based model that could be applied more broadly.

BREAKING: House Passes Bill To Arm And Train “Moderate” Islamist Rebels To Fight ISIS…


Via The Hill:

The House voted Wednesday to grant President Obama authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels waging war against Islamic extremists.

Despite vocal opposition from both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who feel the Syria plan should include more robust steps, a bipartisan coalition voted 273-156 to back Obama’s plan to give military aid to vetted members of the Free Syrian Army.

The Syria language was considered as an amendment to a stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown on Oct. 1.

Ridiculous: VA Whistleblower Says Inspector General “Softened” Report On Veteran Deaths…



Not surprising in the least.

Via Hot Air:

No surprise to Hot Air readers, of course, but this allegation will come as a bombshell in a House hearing today on the VA scandal. This whistleblower claim will just be one of the issues that the Veteran Affairs committee will probe in the wait-list fraud that permeated the VA. Another will be the fact that the number of veteran deaths connected to those secret wait lists has skyrocketed from 40 to 293:

Our source, who works at VA headquarters and who spoke exclusively to CBS News, said officials inside the agency asked for a revision of the first draft. That’s standard practice, but in this case the source said it amounted to pressure on Inspector General Richard Griffin to add a line to water down the report.

“The organization was worried that the report was going to damn the organization,” the whistle-blower said. “And therefore it was important for them to introduce language that softened that blow.” …

But that conclusion, that no deaths were caused by delays, seemed to conflict with the rest of the report. For example: “28 instances of clinically significant delays” were found, including delays linked to six deaths. And findings indicated either “treatment” or “an appointment for this patient might have changed the outcome.”

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John Kerry: It’s Crucial That We “Continues To Repudiate The Gross Distortion Of Islam That ISIS Is Spreading”…

When exactly did Kerry become an expert on Islam?

JOHN KERRY: Finally, you can not overstate this, we must repudiate the gross distortion of Islam that ISIS is spreading. Put an end to the sermons by extremists that brainwash young men to join these movements to commit mass- atrocities in the name of god.

Obama’s Bone-Chilling Warning To ISIS: “We Will Find You . . . Eventually”…

U.S. President Obama gestures during a joint news conference with his Estonian counterpart Ilves, at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn

I’m sure ISIS jihadists are shaking in their man-dresses.

(Al Arabiya) – President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to eradicate fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria through a careful counter-terrorism strategy but reiterated that U.S. troops would not be deployed as part of the campaign against the militants.

“We will find you eventually,” Obama, addressing ISIS, said at a military base in Tampa, Florida.

The American president said more than 40 countries have offered to help the U.S. led coalition against ISIS, which gained swathes of Iraqi territory in a lightening offensive in June and control provinces in neighboring Syria.

Obama said France and Britain were already flying with the United States over Iraq, adding that Australia and Canada would send military advisors to the country.

Expert: After Benghazi, State Department Hasn’t Done Anything It Promised To Protect Diplomats…

File photo of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in flames during a protest

No way…

Via Washington Examiner:

An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the department has failed to follow through on key proposals for improving diplomatic security.

“Clear the smoke. Remove the mirrors. Now is the time for the Department of State to finally institutionalize some real, meaningful and progressive change,” said Todd Keil, one of three witnesses interviewed by a new special House panel tasked with investigating the Benghazi attacks.

“Words and cursory actions by the Department of State ring hollow absent transparency and verifiable and sustainable actions to fully put into practice the letter and the intent of our recommendations.”

The special House committee held its first hearing Wednesday, spending almost three hours looking into the implementation of security recommendations made by the State Department’s Accountability Review Board, established to investigate the surroundings that led to the attacks.

Chicago Part Of U.S. Citizenship Push For Illegal Immigrants…

Rahm Emanuel

I’m sure the gangs in Chicago will welcome them with open arms…

Via Chicago Tribune:

Chicago will join New York and Los Angeles in a corporate-funded push to try to get more legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

The Cities for Citizenship initiative is getting a $1.1 million contribution from Citigroup to help pay for the three cities to expand their naturalization programs. The effort also calls for additional counseling, legal assistance and financial help for immigrants in the urban centers.

The program will be coordinated by two nonprofits — The Center for Popular Democracy and the National Partnership for New Americans — with the aim of encouraging cities across the country to invest in their citizenship drives, according to a news release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office and the other participants.

The mayors said naturalization would provide the new citizens with access to better jobs, academic scholarships and other benefits, while providing economic boosts to the cities in which they live, according to the release.

Waffle House Boots Uniformed Texas Trooper From Restaurant Because He Was Armed…


The anti-gun madness never ends.

Via Breitbart:

A uniformed Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper was asked to leave a Waffle House restaurant in Grapevine this week because he was armed. The trooper was wearing a Texas DPS helicopter pilot “field uniform” that consists of a DPS polo shirt, tan slacks and his badge and gun were on his belt. Trooper was asked to leave and not to return because he was wearing a gun.

Breitbart Texas spoke with Trooper Evans via Facebook Messenger. He said he could not comment directly to the media about the matter. From postings on his Facebook page, Breitbart Texas learned the trooper was on his way to work and was standing at the cash register when the manager of the Waffle House began yelling at him from the doorway of the kitchen telling him that he had to leave and he was not welcome back to the restaurant. Despite Evan’s explanation that he was a law enforcement officer with the DPS and he was in uniform, the manager persisted in his rant.

“So I just got asked to leave the Waffle House in Grapevine!” Evans said on Facebook. “Apparently my Department Approved DPS Aircraft Uniform is not welcome there. I was asked to leave by the management and was also instructed not to return.”

“They said it was because I was wearing a gun,” he explained. “I was in uniform, TX DPS Polo Shirt and Tan pants, with my badge visibly displayed on my belt. I explained to the manager that I am a state trooper and he said I still wasn’t allowed to have a gun in the restaurant.

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HT: Jarhead83

Obama: Fight Against ISIS “More Effective” Without U.S. Forces On The Ground…

A cunning military tactician, he is not.

Washington (CNN) — “As your commander in chief, I will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq,” President Barack Obama told troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. U.S. forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in Iraq against ISIS, Obama said. Rather, the U.S. forces will support Iraqi forces on the ground as the Iraqis fight ISIS, he said.

“After a decade of massive ground deployments, it is more effective to use our unique capabilities in support of partners on the ground so they can secure their own countries’ futures,” he said. “And that’s the only solution that will succeed over the long term.”

“When we do things alone and the countries — the people of those countries — aren’t doing it for themselves, as soon as we leave, we start getting the same problems,” Obama said.

Dem Congressman: GOP Should Build A Monument On National Mall Dedicated To Global Warming…

Just stick Al Gore on a pedestal, he’s so stiff I hardly anyone would notice he wasn’t a statue.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) on Wednesday suggested Republicans should build a “do nothing” monument on the National Mall dedicated to climate change.

“I would challenge my colleagues on the other side that, if they want to do nothing, let’s go ahead and build a do nothing climate wall and put it somewhere out on the Washington Mall,” Swalwell said.

“And we can put all the names of the people who thought we should do nothing, and in a hundred years, we can let our children and grandchildren go to that wall and see who wanted to do nothing and who wanted to do something,” he added.

Swalwell’s comments came during a hearing where Democrats and Republicans squared off on the administration’s controversial climate rule, which seeks to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants.

Video: Joe Biden Refers To Asia As “The Orient”…

All I have to say… Joe, please run for president!

Dem Rep. On Islamic State: “Violent Extremism Has No Race, Ethnicity, Religion or Culture”

Cyber Security


Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday that the threat posed to the homeland by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has nothing to do with religion or culture.

“Last month’s arrest of Dan Morgan illustrates my long-standing view that we must reject specific ethnic or religious profiles of “would-be terrorists,” Thompson, ranking member on the committee, said.

“Violent extremism has no race, ethnicity, religion or culture, and there is no single profile or pathway for individuals who come to embrace violent extremism,” Thompson said.

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Study: Students Throwing Away $4 Million Worth Of Michelle Obama’s “Healthy” Food A Day…

Did she really think kids would suddenly start eating loving vegetables?

CLEVELAND – An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation reveals millions of dollars worth of fresh fruits and vegetables are being thrown in the trash in school lunch rooms in Ohio and across the country.

The National School Nutrition Association blames new federal nutrition standards requiring students to take more fresh fruits and vegetables as well as increasing the amount of whole grains.

It’s operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  and spends nearly $12 billion dollars a year and insists more students are eating fresh fruits and vegetables and the program is aimed at making students healthier.

The USDA points to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health to support its claim, but the same study also shows that 60 percent of fresh vegetables and 40 percent of fresh fruit are being thrown away.

And a recent study released by the National School Nutrition Association found 81.2 percent of schools surveyed indicated an increase in the amount of food being thrown away by students since the new nutrition standards went into effect two years ago.

The association also points to a study performed by researches at Cornell University and Brigham Young University that suggests some $4 million a day is being wasted.

At the same time, schools are being required to serve even more at increased costs to schools.

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Poll: People’s Trust In Mass Media Reaches All-Time Low…


What took so long?

Via Gallup:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After registering slightly higher trust last year, Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report “the news fully, accurately, and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time low of 40%. Americans’ trust in mass media has generally been edging downward from higher levels in the late 1990s and the early 2000s.

Prior to 2004, Americans placed more trust in mass media than they do now, with slim majorities saying they had a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust. But over the course of former President George W. Bush’s re-election season, the level of trust fell significantly, from 54% in 2003 to 44% in 2004. Although trust levels rebounded to 50% in 2005, they have failed to reach a full majority since.

Americans’ trust in the media in recent years has dropped slightly in election years, including 2008, 2010, 2012, and again this year — only to edge its way back up again in the following odd-numbered years. Although the differences between the drops and the recoveries are not large, they suggest that something about national elections triggers skepticism about the accuracy of the news media’s reporting.