St. Swisher Of Ferguson Memorial Hit By Car, Then Rebuilt

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APB for a Chevy Caprice on 22’s with scuffed rims.

Via WAPO

People hurriedly cleaned and rebuilt a memorial to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday morning after they said a car intentionally destroyed it.

Flowers, signs and other mementos, left in remembrance of the 18-year-old who was killed in a police shooting in August, were scattered throughout the streets, stirring supporters who saw pictures on social media to gather to restore the makeshift shrine.[…]

Officer Timothy Zoll, the Ferguson Police Department’s public relations officer, said that no crime had been reported in connection to the memorial’s destruction. He suggested that the department would look at any video of the incident, but he did not specify whether the department would investigate.

“I don’t know that a crime has occurred,” Zoll said Friday. “But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?”

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9, sparking a national conversation about race relations and police enforcement in the United States. The memorial sits in the middle of a street near the Canfield Green apartment complex, where Brown was shot and died.

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Happy Kwanzaa! Obama Message, Parade Fail, And A Made-up Holiday By A Torturer

Now he’s just funning us, isn’t he?

Not everybody embraces the efforts to push Kwanzaa. The LA Parade failed to attract any interest and was stopped after ten minutes:

Perhaps background of its invention and its inventor has something to do with it, including that it was created by a deranged torturer of women.

HT: Sooper Mexican

Obama: U.S. Is Less Racially Divided Since I Came In

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Black is white, white is black, truth is a lie, and our friends are our enemies. Welcome to the Obama effect.

WASHINGTON – President Obama says the United States is less racially divided despite the tensions raging from deadly police shootings and emotional protests.

Compared to six years ago when he made history as the first black president, Obama says American race relations are on the upswing.

“I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided,” Obama told National Public Radio.

Americans, however, seem to disagree.

A Bloomberg Politics survey out this month found a majority of Americans – 53 percent – feel interactions between white and black communities have deteriorated since Obama took office.

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Police Supporters Plan ‘Sea Of Blue’ Rally In Cleveland’s Public Square

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Don’t expect coverage from the national media.

Via Fox 8

Protests in the streets of Cleveland and across the country over a series of highly-publicized police shootings have given critics of law enforcement a platform to air their grievances. But supporters of police have generally remained silent, until now.

Brooklyn police dispatcher Mary Jo Graves has organized a “Sea of Blue” rally on Saturday at noon on Cleveland’s Public Square.

Graves, who was a friend of slain Cleveland Police Officers A.J. Schroeder, Wayne Leon and Robert Clark, wants to send a message to local police officers.

“They don’t go out every day saying, ‘I’m going to take a life today.’ They go out saying, ‘I want to come home.’ They want to come home to their families,” Graves said.

Graves said the rally, which will include a silent march to Cleveland’s Peace Officers Memorial to honor the two New York City police officers assassinated last Saturday, is to show support for officers who feel they are under siege.

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James Woods Points Out The Real Problem…

Obama Personal Chef From Chicago To Hang Up Apron After 6 Years In The White House

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Every junior Senator from Illinois has a personal chef; Kass went from cooking in the Rezko mansion to cooking in the White House.

Via San Jose Mercury News

Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef also is hanging it up.

Sam Kass has been a fixture at the executive mansion, serving up nutrition policy as well as meals for Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha. He was not only their personal chef but also senior adviser for nutrition policy, giving him a seat at the table where administration officials hashed out everything from updated food labels to new requirements for healthier school lunches.

Kass, a newlywed, is leaving the White House at the end of the month, but don’t ask him what the Obamas like or don’t like to eat. “Top secret,” he said.

“I love this family and believe in everything the president and first lady are doing and this has been the greatest job of my life and I assume will be the greatest job of my life,” the 34-year-old said in an interview. “But I’m going to be with my wife. Once you’re married you kind of need to be together.”

Kass’ wife, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, is based in New York City.

Kass’ relationship with the Obamas started when they hired him to cook healthier meals for the family in Chicago before the 2008 elections. Michelle Obama was a vice president at the University of Chicago Medical Center and caring for young daughters, while Obama was a U.S. senator spending most of his time in Washington.

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Moviegoers Get To Their Feet And Sing “God Bless America” Before Seeing ‘The Interview’ In Atlanta

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American people, gotta love them!

Via Daily Mail:

After a month of threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release and almost brought Sony Pictures to its knees, the long-awaiting opening of The Interview on Christmas Day became a major event with packed crowds flocking to not only see the movie but also champion freedom of expression.

Sold out crowds turned out around the country, helping the movie earn a staggering $1million on opening day, and making it now on track to earn $4million this holiday weekend.

And for some theatergoers seeing the film became a very patriotic moment, like the crowd at The Plaza Theater in Atlanta, Georgia who got to their feet to sing God Bless America before the picture started.

The 1942 rendition of the classic song as performed by Kate Smith will be played before each screening at that theater.

‘This is way more fun than it would have been,’ said Jim Kelley of Atlanta, who waited outside with his daughter, Shannon. The elder Kelley added, with mocking sarcasm, ‘This is almost dangerous, like we’re living life on the edge.’

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#BlackLivesMatter Crazies Try To Block St. Louis Airport

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Leftists apparently have no lives and no families, and they don’t want you to have any either. Your rights are always trumped by their greater cause.

Obama: Afghanistan Won’t Be ‘Source Of Terrorist Attacks Again’

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Everybody gets ice cream and can keep their doctor, period.

Via Washington Examiner

President Obama pledged that Afghanistan will no longer “be a source of terrorist attacks again,” a week before the U.S. is set to end its combat mission in the Middle Eastern nation.

“We’ve been in continuous war now for over 13 years. Next week we will be ending our combat mission in Afghanistan,” Obama told troops in Hawaii late Thursday, celebrating Christmas.

“Because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country,” he said. “We are safer. It’s not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again.”

Though the American combat mission in Afghanistan is nearly completed, at least some troops are scheduled to stay in the nation until the end of 2016.

However, Republicans argue that the major drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will create another hotbed for terrorist activity in the Middle East, as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses a major security threat to the region.

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Mourners Gather To Remember NYPD Officer Killed In Ambush

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Officer Ramos was to graduate from his police chaplaincy program the afternoon he was sho, so that he might be able to minister to his fellow cops..

Via Daily Mail:

Rafael Ramos’ heartbroken family have gathered at a church in Queens to remember the New York police officer nearly a week after he was shot dead while on duty.

The 40-year-old police officer’s wife, Maritza, and two teenage sons entered Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale on Friday afternoon as thousands of cops lined the streets.

Crowds also gathered as Ramos’ casket – draped in an NYPD flag – was carried into the church by officers. Some officers stood in a line and saluted, while others embraced each other for support.

The wake started at 2pm and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is expected to pay his respects at 4pm. On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and city and state officials will gather for his funeral.

‘Today we weep with the Ramos family, the New York Police Department and the nation as we mourn the loss of our dear brother,’ The Rev. Ralph Pastor Castillo outside the church. ‘He was a gift to our church.’

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Cubans Can Keep A Whole 8 Percent Of Their Income

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IRS working on a low level staffer exchange program.

Via The Black Sphere

Cubans working for firms with foreign capital on the island received a bucket of cold water Tuesday when a new resolution published in the official Gazette fixes their salaries at only 8% of what the joint venture or foreign companies must pay the government in hard currency for their services.

The announcement published by Granma daily quotes Vice-minister of Labor and Social Security, Zamira Marín Triana, as saying the new wage involves a “significant increase” for workers.

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Cartoon Of The Day: “Cheap Demagogue”

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Jet Blue Offering Free Flights To Police Nationwide To Attend Funerals Of Slain Officers In NYC

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Class. 700 officers have already taken them up on the offer as representatives for their various departments.

Via The Blaze:

JetBlue announced Wednesday that it will provide complimentary tickets to any police officer who wishes to attend the funerals for the slain NYPD officers.

According to the New York Post, the major airline will provide tickets to two cops from each department, free of charge.

We’re honored to do what we can to support the communities we serve, and our team has made flights available to law enforcement agencies … who wish to send representatives to New York to support their brethren,” JetBlue spokeswoman Sharon Jones said.

“We’re honored to do what we can…”

Interested departments should send an email to DearJetBlue@JetBlue.com.

The funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos will be held Saturday. Plans for Officer Wenjian Liu have not been finalized.

Opposition To Comrade De Blasio Reaches New Heights

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Revolution, just not the kind de Blasio desires…

Via NY Post:

The opposition to Mayor de Blasio reached new heights Friday – with a plane flying a banner reading “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” over the Hudson River.
Ashley Chalmers, owner of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, the company that flew the banner, declined to reveal from the airborne plane who hired him for the flight.
John Cardillo, a blogger and former NYPD cop, tweeted that he was contacted by a “coalition of NYPD cops, Detectives, and supervisors” and asked to release their statement:
“As a large and unified group of current and retired NYC Police Officers, Detectives, & Supervisors, we are outraged by the mayor’s incendiary rhetoric, and for facilitating the current hostile climate towards the NYPD. We understand that the department and even our own unions can only go so far in their public condemnation of the mayor as to not irreparably damage the working relationship with the city, or future contract negotiations.

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Site note: I’m driving to NJ today and won’t be around until Sunday night. Nick, Dapandico and Jarred will be taking care of things.

US Missile Strikes Kill Seven Militants In NW Pakistan

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Took two missiles to take out seven.

Via CNS News

A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at two compounds in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region Friday, killing at least seven alleged militants, while security forces killed the alleged planner of the deadly recent attack on a school, Pakistani officials said.

Four intelligence officials said the early morning strikes hit the compounds of the Punjabi Taliban and a group of Uzbek militants in the Shawal area of North Waziristan.

Two missiles struck the compound of the Punjabi Taliban in the village of Kund, killing four militants, the officials said. They said the compound was being used as a training facility by the group’s commander, Qari Imran, but it was unclear whether Imran himself was present at the time of attack. The officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Minutes later, another drone-launched missile struck the compound of a group of Uzbek militants in the village of Mangrotai, killing three alleged militants, the officials said.[…]

Meanwhile, a top government official in the Khyber tribal region said security forces have killed the alleged planner of the recent school attack in the city of Peshawar. Security troops, acting on intelligence information, conducted a raid in the Bara area late Thursday night, where they fought a gunbattle with the militant commander known as Saddam and his accomplices, said Shahab Ali Shah, head of police administration in Khyber.

Shah said that Saddam was killed in the hour-long shootout, while his six accomplices were injured and arrested. He said Saddam helped plan the Peshawar school attack and was also involved in attacks on health workers giving polio vaccinations in the Peshawar valley.

On December 16, militants strapped with explosives broke into a military-run school in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and killed 148 people — most of them children.

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Two More Arrests In NYC For Threatening Police

An NYPD logo is pictured on a wall above a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New York

Via NY Post:

Two more people have been charged with threatening NYPD officers, including one who allegedly called a threat into the grieving police precinct of two officers who were slain last weekend.

The NYPD said 41-year-old Tyrone Melville allegedly called the 84th precinct switchboard, where the slain officers were based, at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and said he wanted to kill more police.

When Melville allegedly called the precinct, he identified himself as the dead suspect, Ismaayil Brinsley, and asked for Officer Ramos.

According to police, the officer who answered the phone said, “Is this a joke?” Melville answered that he was looking for Officer Ramos so he could remove the bullets from his head and “shoot more of you guys.”

Melville was arrested at his Upper Manhattan home and charged with felony making terroristic threats and aggravated harassment.

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Femen Topless Protester Tries To Steal Jesus From Nativity Scene At Vatican

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They would steal him from the world if they could; the radical left keeps trying.

Via NY Post:

A topless feminist activist let it all hang out in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day, as she ripped off her shirt and tried to steal a statue of the Christ Child from a manger scene.

The brazen blonde — a member of the radical group Femen — had “God Is Woman” scrawled on her chest as she stormed the nativity scene in full view of thousands of pilgrims after Pope Francis’ Christmas message at St. Peter’s Basilica.

A video of the X-rated Xmas stunt captured the sinful stunner squeezing through a fence, bolting toward the display and grabbing Baby Jesus.
She then held the statue aloft and shouted slogans as a cape-wearing lawman chased her down and grabbed her.

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Moonbat Student Activists Demand California Schools Teach Sexual Consent To Kindergartners…

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Take a wild guess which Cali campus the loon student activists are from…

Via Campus Reform:

Student activists at California colleges are demanding children as young as kindergarten-age be taught consent education in order to curtail campus sexual assault.

According to a list of three demands from students at University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Barbara; and San Diego State University, the state of California should teach sexual consent to K-12 students.

“We recommend consent education in K­12 [sic]. College is too late for people to learn about bodily autonomy and respect,” the request states.

According to Alejandra Melgoza, Take Back the Night coordinator at UC Santa Barbara, consent education would include teaching students to keep their hands to themselves.

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Bernie Sanders (Moonbat – VT): 2016 Decision By March

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Democrats have two old white rich women and Bernie for 2016.

Via The Hill

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) says he will decide by March whether to run for president in 2016.

“I don’t want to do it unless I can do it well,” the independent senator told the Associated Press in an interview published Friday. “I don’t want to do it unless we can win this thing.”

Sanders said it would be a “gut decision,” and that he is still unsure if he would run as an independent or a Democrat, setting off a potential primary challenge from the left to likely frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Sanders would be 75 years old next year, but said that his “health is good.”

Sanders’s comments are only the latest sign that the Vermont senator is serious about a 2016 run.

While polls show that former Secretary of State Clinton is the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, a number of progressive groups have pushed for a liberal challenger. MoveOn.org is seeking to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but she has denied plans to run.

Earlier this month Sanders traveled to early-voting Iowa to deliver a speech to a progressive group.

Last month, a veteran Democratic strategist, Tad Devine, signed on to help his possible campaign. Devine was a top adviser to Al Gore in 2000 and to John Kerry in 2004.

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