Saudi Arabia’s Top Islamic Cleric Says Twitter Is “The Source Of All Evil”…

Really? … Twitter?

Riyadh (AFP) – Twitter is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.

“If it were used correctly, it could be of real benefit, but unfortunately it’s exploited for trivial matters,” Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said on his “Fatwa” television show broadcast late Monday.

Twitter is “the source of all evil and devastation”, the mufti said.

“People are rushing to it thinking it’s a source of credible information but it’s a source of lies and falsehood.”

The social media platform is popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, where some supported the mufti’s views but many others objected.

“This is why I will repent, and close my account to distance myself from this great evil,” one Twitter user wrote with apparent sarcasm.

Video: Debate Audience Laughs At Dem Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Over Refusal To Answer If She Approves Of Obama…

Obama didn’t do her any favors with his “support my agenda” comment.

The Streak Continues: Obama’s Ebola Czar Skipping House Hearing On Friday…

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Off to a great start. He’s already missed the first two White House meetings since being appointed

Via Fox News:

America’s newly appointed Ebola ‘czar’ is not yet in the House — at least not the ones on Pennsylvania Avenue or Capitol Hill.

Ron Klain, appointed last Friday by President Obama to direct the nation’s response to the Ebola crisis, sent his regrets Monday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which had invited him to testify this Friday, a committee aide told Fox News.

Klain was invited to join Defense and Health and Human Services department officials also slated to testify at the hearing.

“The White House has informed us that he has not yet officially started and will not be able to attend Friday,” the committee aide told Fox News.

Klain, a former chief of staff to vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, has yet to formally start his new assignment — though he was spotted on the White House campus on Saturday. Fox News was told, however, that he did not meet with the president – and was not part of an all-hands-on-deck Ebola meeting that same day.

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AP Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Among Whites Is Just 34%…

BREAKING MSNBC NEWSFLASH! CONFIRMED: WHITE PEOPLE ARE ALL RACISTS!

Via AP:

An Associated Press-GfK poll out Tuesday found Obama has an 85 percent approval rating among black voters, versus 34 percent of whites. The White House said the president and first lady Michelle Obama plan to do more radio interviews aimed at black listeners in the final two weeks of the campaign. Obama also has been doing web videos, mailings and recorded calls targeted at black voters in key races, although the White House declined to reveal which candidates are requesting them.

WaPo Editor Who Oversaw Watergate Coverage Dead At The Age Of 93…

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Via Washington Post:

Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93.

From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive reporting with engaging feature pieces of a kind previously associated with the best magazines. His charm and gift for leadership helped him hire and inspire a talented staff and eventually made him the most celebrated newspaper editor of his era.

The most compelling story of Bradlee’s tenure, almost certainly the one of greatest consequence, was Watergate, a political scandal touched off by The Post’s reporting that ended in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

But Mr. Bradlee’s most important decision, made with Katharine Graham, The Post’s publisher, may have been to print stories based on the Pentagon Papers, a secret Pentagon history of the Vietnam War. The Nixon administration went to court to try to quash those stories, but the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision of the New York Times and The Post to publish them.

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Six Times Our Amazing Leader Declared Crisis, Then Did Nothing…

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He’s got far more important things to do, like golf.

Via Breitbart:

Last week, President Obama finally began taking Ebola seriously – so seriously that he cancelled a campaign trip in order to hold an emergency meeting on Ebola. He then appointed a new Ebola czar, Ron Klain, whose stellar qualifications for handling a possible Ebola outbreak include flacking for Janet Reno, Al Gore, and Joe Biden. Finally, Obama held another Ebola meeting after going golfing. Klain skipped the meeting. It was the second such meeting Klain skipped.

Don’t worry. The Obama administration has top men on the job. Top. Men.

This makes the 1,297th crisis the Obama administration has initially ignored, then declared a crisis, then ignored again. Which doesn’t mean that the crises disappear – far from it. They accelerate, grow, metastasize. But since prestidigitator Obama has busily misdirected to the next pseudocrisis – Global warming! Sexual assault on college campuses! Fat kiddies shoving fast food down their drooling pieholes! – the media never return to the scene of the continuing crime.

Here are the top crises declared by the Obama administration – and the unreported-upon aftermath:

IRS Scandal. In the aftermath of the IRS admitting that it had targeted conservative non-profit applicants, President Obama said, “Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.” He then said that there was no need for a special prosecutor – Eric Holder would clearly clean up this mess. Today, conservatives are still being targeted, and the Obama administration continues to obstruct any attempt to find the wrongdoers.

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IRONY ALERT: Ferguson Agitator And Anti-Gun Missouri State Senator Arrested Carrying Loaded 9MM…Update: Pic Of Nasheed With Gun

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It sure seems a ton of anti-gun politicians get arrested carrying firearms…

Via The Blaze:

Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a Democrat who was sponsored several “anti-gun” bills in her state, was arrested Monday night during a protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department. However, it’s what police officers found on her that is raising eyebrows.

Nasheed was carrying a loaded 9mm handgun and extra rounds of ammunition, according to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. She also refused to take a breathalyzer test after officers determined she “smelled strongly of intoxicants,” sources told KMOV-TV.

Nasheed claimed on Tuesday that she was not intoxicated at the time of her arrest and emphasized that she is a legal concealed carry permit holder.

Police arrested and charged the state senator with failure to obey lawful order of police and manner of walking in the roadway after she and other protesters refused to get out of the street.

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Nick note:

Here’s a picture of Ms. Nasheed apparently playing around with a gun:

Nasheed has said that if the prosecutor refuses to indict Darren Wilson, that past riots would look like a ‘picnic’ compared to the havoc that would occur:

According to one of her fellow Ferguson activist/lawmakers, Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, Nasheed when she was young was in a gang called the Switchblade Sistas during which time Nasheed stabbed someone.

It will be interesting to see if other charges are pursued against Nasheed. It is illegal to conceal carry while intoxicated. She was not carrying her permit which could subject her to a fine. If she had a permit, how was she able to obtain it, given that she has a prior violent past history?

Feds Getting Ready To Take Executive Action on Immigration…

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They won’t touch it until after the elections, but anything is possible from that point on…

Via NBC News:

León Rodríguez, the new head of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), recalled how he was put on the “wait list” and eventually denied admission to Georgetown Law School, where he spoke Tuesday.

He tried to persuade the school’s officials to let him in and was told he was lucky to be on a wait list. The story is a metaphor for immigration policy, he said.

“What we do in immigration policy is decide who we want to admit to the U.S. and who we don’t,” he said.

Now Rodríguez is heading Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of the Department of Homeland Security.

“Looking back Georgetown, would you have admitted me? Would you have had different policies?” he said to chuckles from an audience attending an immigration law and policy conference.

Rodríguez’s agency will be front and center once President Barack Obama announces the executive action he’ll take on immigration. Obama said he would take executive action after the elections but before the end of the year.

“We’re going to be ready,” Rodríguez said. “Our agency will be shouldering the primary responsibility for executing whatever it is.”

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Ebola Stricken NBC Cameraman Now Free Of Virus…

Finally some good news on the Ebola front.

Rosie O’Donnell: Bill Clinton Should Have Been ‘Prosecuted’…

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Hell has frozen over.

Via Newsbusters:

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: The notoriously liberal Rosie O’Donnell on Tuesday recounted a time in 2002 where she snubbed Bill Clinton. The View co-host, angry over how the ex-president treated Monica Lewinsky, added that she thought the Democrat should have been prosecuted for his actions. After stating that she “loves” Lewinsky, O’Donnell explained the public encounter: “The Secret Service came over and said ‘President Clinton would like to speak to you’ and I said “I really can’t right at the moment.”

She continued, “And they said, ‘No, but he really wants to speak to you.’ And I said, “I really can’t.” O’Donnell then leveled this charge: “But I think she’s an amazing woman and if it was a company like GE he would have been prosecuted because you’re not allowed to have sex with people.”

Her co-hosts then explained that Clinton was prosecuted via impeachment. The View host clarified, “I think, corporately, the corporation would have said you’re out. You’re not allowed to have sex with anyone in your line of duty.”

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South Carolina HS Football Coach Fired Over Teams Ritual Of Smashing And Eating A Watermelon After A Win

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People pay money to watch Gallagher smash watermelons.

Via Moultrie News

Charleston County School District released a statement Tuesday revealing, “There was an allegation related to inappropriate postgame celebrations by the Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) football team. An investigation was conducted and, as a result of the investigation, the head football coach will no longer be serving as a coach for Charleston County School District.”

The celebration in question reportedly involves players smashing a watermelon after the game. The act became a postgame ritual of sorts as Academic Magnet went on a six-game winning streak this season.

Mike Miller, a Charleston County School Board member, reportedly told Live 5 News that a parent from an opposing school came to him and complained about the watermelon act and that the kids were making monkey sounds. [...]

Former Academic Magnet football player Harry Griffin released a statement Tuesday voicing his opinion in the firing. Griffin played for Walpole from 2009-12.

In the statement, Griffin says, “Coach Walpole was fired because his team had a harmless tradition that was made to seem prejudice. … They had a post-game ritual of smashing a watermelon and eating it after every victory. A parent on an opposing team deemed this act as racist and the school board decided to interrogate the players. These high school athletes were forced into a room one by one and questioned about their “racist” acts. Since when is eating watermelon racist? Since when does a school board have the right to interrogate students without notifying their parents? The way this situation has been handled can only be described as despicable.”

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DNC To Spend Millions On Ads Telling Blacks To Support Obama And “GET HIS BACK”…

Nobody does racial politics better than the Democrats.

Via HuffPo:

The Democratic National Committee is using Obama’s popularity among blacks in a seven-figure advertising campaign targeted at minorities and young voters. An ad targeted for black newspapers reads “GET HIS BACK” in large letters over a picture of Obama and urges readers to stand with the president by voting for Democrats. In a DNC commercial airing on radio stations popular among black listeners, an Obama speech touting his economic agenda is set to jazz and ends with a voiceover urging listeners “to stand up for our community and vote Nov. 4.”

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said a challenge for Democrats this election is that many of the most hard-fought races are in Republican-leaning states where Obama didn’t compete in 2008 or 2012, so his campaign did not engage core voters. “In the closing weeks of just about every campaign that I’ve been involved in since the late 1970s, people worry about the black vote in the last two weeks,” she said. “The problem with the two-week strategy is that it doesn’t give you the kind of turnout you need.”

Lib Heartache: Dallas Cowboys Cut Michael Sam From Practice Squad, Fails To Appear In Regular Season Game…

Not fabulous.

Via Yahoo News:

The Dallas Cowboys might be one of the best feel-good stories of the NFL so far this season, but they will not be a part of one involving defensive end Michael Sam.

Sam, who is aiming to be the first openly gay player to appear in an NFL regular-season game, was waived from the team’s practice squad on Tuesday, per various reports.

Sam signed with the Cowboys on Sept. 3 after the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted Sam in the seventh round in May, cut him following the preseason. The Cowboys even had sold Sam’s jerseys in its pro shop as he tried to impress the team enough to promote him to the active roster.

That never happened. Now Sam, who spent the past seven weeks on the Cowboys’ practice squad, is a free agent and will be joining his third team in three months if he lands with another club.

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Scary: One-Quarter Of Americans Say It Should Be A “Hate Crime” For Religious Leaders To Criticize Gay Marriage…

In reality it should be less than 5 percent (there are always a few nuts who answer yes to insane questions).

Via Rasmussen:

Houston’s lesbian Mayor Annise Parker recently subpoenaed sermons, speeches and private communications by pastors in the city opposed to a proposed gay rights ordinance. This has prompted an angry response from advocates of religious freedom nationwide, and voters strongly agree that religious leaders standing up for the beliefs of their faith should not be subject to prosecution.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 77% of Likely U.S. Voters do not believe the government should be allowed to prosecute religious leaders for comments that criticize government and social policies that violate the basic beliefs of their religion. Just 14% think the government should be able to prosecute religious leaders on these grounds.

Twenty-four percent (24%) say it is a hate crime when religious leaders criticize social policies such as gay marriage that violate the batsic beliefs of their religion. But 63% disagree and say it is not a hate crime when religious leaders stand up for the tenets of their faith. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) say their religious faith is important in their daily life, with 52% who say it is Very Important. Only 19% say faith is not very or Not At All Important to them. This is also comparable to attitudes in past surveys.

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Pew Confirms The Obvious: Liberals Are The Most Politically Intolerant Ideological Group…

I’m shocked liberals aren’t as open-minded and “progressive” as they claim . . . said nobody.

Via Pew Research

Liberals most likely to block people on Facebook who they don’t agree with politically:

Liberals are by far and away more likely to drop someone as a friend if they don’t like their political views:

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Global Warming Loons Claim Goats Are “Shrinking” Because Of Climate Change . . . ISIS Recoils In Horror…

Also known as the jihadi four legged sex machine.

Via Daily Mail:

Goats are shrinking as a result of climate change, researchers have claimed.

They say Alpine goats now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.

Researchers say it is a stark indication of how quickly climate change can affect animals.

They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University.

The researchers studied the impacts of changes in temperature on the body size of Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, over the past 30 years.

To their surprise, they discovered that young Chamois now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.

In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species, and have frequently been linked to the changing climate.

Arkansas Dem Sen. Mark Pryor: Desegregation An “Unwilling Invasion”…

Pryor has been attacking his GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton over his college writings, apparently Pryor forgot what he wrote in his 1985 thesis.

Via Free Beacon:

Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor argued that the federal government’s desegregation of Arkansas’s largest public school in 1957 was an “unwilling invasion” that took “a local problem out of the local authorities’ hands” and led to deep suspicions of democracy in the state, according to a copy of his college thesis obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Written in 1985, the 30-page paper—which also suggested that the state’s Democratic Party was hindering economic progress, and attributed policies such as welfare and the Equal Rights Amendment to “wild-eyed liberals”—could add to Pryor’s difficulties as he fights to protect his seat from Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton.

College writings have become a campaign issue in the Arkansas Senate race, with the Pryor campaign and national Democrats attacking Cotton for his student newspaper columns and senior thesis. [...]

“Arkansas has been invaded unwillingly twice. Once in reality and once figuratively,” wrote Pryor.

“The Civil War provided the real invasion. The figurative invasion took place in 1957 at Little Rock Central High School. That event took a local problem out of the local authorities’ hands. The federal government had again forced its will on the people of Arkansas.”

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BREAKING: Multiple Reports of Islamic State Chemical Weapons Attack On Kurds In Kobani…

Worth noting this wouldn’t be the first time ISIS used chemical weapons against the Kurds..

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Video: Ferguson Protesters Shut Down Live CNN Broadcast Because Network Run By “Zionists”…

How delightful.

Via Free Beacon:

Angry protesters in Ferguson, Mo., shut down CNN’s live broadcast Monday night after repeatedly heckling the reporter and cameraperson for working for an organization “run by AIPAC” and “Zionists.”

The heckling is audible in a video filmed by protester Bassem Masri, whose Twitter profile touts the Palestinian cause and reads “long live Palestine.”

“You fucking lie about Ferguson; you lie about Occupy Wall Street; you lie about Palestine. You’re all run by Zionists,” one protester said. “We’re holding y’all accountable.”

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Liberal Magazine “The Nation” Offering To Send Readers To Cuba For Vacation

Positive side: Maybe they won’t come back.

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