Biden Claims His Granddaughters Are Being Oppressed, “Will Not Rest Until They Have Every Single Right My Sons Have”…

Which begs the obvious question: What rights are they being denied?

HT: Twitchy

Van Jones-Founded Black Group Says People Donating To Officer Darren Wilson’s Defense Fund Are Racists…

Color Of Change was co-founded by former Obama czar Van Jones in 2005.

Via Color Of Change:

The online fundraising platform GoFundMe is profiting off racially-motivated donors, some of whom are celebrating the police killing of Michael Brown.

Join our campaign demanding that GoFundMe return these profits and take down Darren Wilson fundraising pages.

In the past week, a fundraising effort has been started to support Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the police killing of Michael Brown.

They were so successful with their first page, that they’ve started a second page, raising over $300,000 in total, so far. And GoFundMe takes 5% of every donation processed, meaning the company has already made more than $15,000.

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HT: Jay

North Korea: Ferguson Proves America Is Racist, “Graveyard Of Human Rights”…

Kim Jong Un

Because North Korea is such a well-known bastion of human rights.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is saying the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is evidence that the United States is a “graveyard of human rights.”

The comments by a Foreign Ministry spokesman fit a North Korean pattern of seizing any opportunity to turn the table on Washington’s longstanding criticism of the North as one of the world’s worst human rights abusers.

The Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson triggered nearly two weeks of sometimes-violent street protests.

The North Korean statement carried by state media on Tuesday called the United States a country “where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their races and they are seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death.”

Top Iranian Ayatollah Denounces High Speed Internet As “Immoral And Inhumane”…

Wait, what?

Via JPost:

An Iranian Grand Ayatollah has said high speed internet is unethical and contrary to humanitarian principles, Iranian media sources reported on Tuesday.

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, a prominent Shia scholar, made the remarks in response to a question put to him by cyber activists, via his website.

Although Iran has the highest total number of internet users in the Middle East, its average data speed is about a tenth of the global average.

However, Shirazi said 3G — third generation mobile communications technology — and broadband internet were morally wrong, and that there needed to be standards to prevent users from dangers such as “immoral and inhumane” videos and photos, rumors, and espionage.

Billy Crystal’s Robin Williams Tribute Called “Racist” For Including Joke About Treatment Of Muslim Women In Iran…

Islam is a race?

Via Independent:

“He could be funny anywhere. We were such close friends,” Billy Crystal said of Robin Williams in a special tribute to the comedian aired midway through the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles last night (25 August).

“He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him – on television, movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters for our troops overseas. And even in a dying girl’s living room for her last wish, he made us laugh. Big time.

“I spent many happy hours with Robin on stage,” he continued. “The brilliance was astounding. The relentless energy was kind of thrilling. I used to think if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on him for eight seconds I was going to do OK. [...]

That is until the honour ended in a series of clips of the comedian in action, cracking jokes during televised interviews and in stand-up.

In particular, it included a short snippet of a stand-up performance during which Williams borrows a pink scarf from an audience member in the front row and wraps its round his head to simulate a Hijab, or Islamic headscarf.

“I would like to welcome you to Iran… Help me!” he cries.

Viewers participating over Twitter were quick to criticise the inclusion of the joke as “racist”

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Senate Dem Freakout Email: “We Are Ashamed”…

How can you be ashamed when you have no shame?

From: [email protected]
Subject: we are ashamed
Date: August 26, 2014 8:01:19 PM EDT
To: Drew

We are ashamed.

We should have been ready for Rove’s Obama-bashing ad blitz. But we didn’t see it coming.

Now our Democratic candidates are paying the price. They’re facing downright dishonest attacks — and we don’t have the resources we need to fight back.

So even after all you’ve done, we have to ask you to dig even deeper:

We have a daunting task. We need 19,000 donations in the next 48 hours to close the gap with Boehner and Rove.

Arkansas Police Chief Forced To Resign For Accurately Describing Reporter As a “Smelly Left-Wing Liberal”…

Sounds right to me.

(Reuters) – The chief of the Jonesboro, Arkansas police resigned on Monday, three days after being suspended by the mayor for making derogatory comments on Facebook about a local news reporter he called “smelly” and a backer of marijuana smoking.

Mike Yates, chief of police in Jonesboro, about 135 miles (220 kms) northeast of Little Rock, said he was stepping down to take responsibility for his mistakes.

“I let my anger and pride override my wisdom and judgment by saying a number of things that are unacceptable given my position,” he said in a resignation letter.

The reporter, Sunshine Crump, who resigned from the Jonesboro Sun last week after complaining she no longer felt safe, will rejoin the newspaper, its editor said.

Angered by stories written by Crump, Yates posted comments suggesting she had an arrest record and had been suspended from the practice of law. His Facebook postings described Crump as “pro-dope smoking,” a “left-wing liberal” and “smelly.”

La Raza: Granting 5 Million Illegals Amnesty Is The “Floor” Of What We Will Accept From Obama…

It’s almost like the White House has made some behind the scenes promises to La Raza.

Via Breitbart:

The White House has indicated that President Obama will take some kind of executive action on immigration at the end of summer, but the administration has been tight-lipped about the specifics of such a move.

Reports have indicated that the executive action could provide legalization for some five million undocumented immigrants already in the United States – something Lisa Navarrete, adviser to the president of La Raza, explained to Breitbart News in a Tuesday interview would be welcome but really the “floor” number of what her group is looking to accomplish.

“We have been very clear with the President that if he is going to do this, he should be bold, and the population of people who would be covered under the Senate bill that’s just been waiting one House vote to pass would be a good starting point,” she said, referring to the Senate immigration bill that would have provided undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship.

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NYPD Sergeants’ Union Blasts Mayor’s Plan To Bring DNC To Brooklyn

NYPD Union

The NBPP and NOI can provide security for the DNC.

Via NY Daily News

The head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association has come out against the mayor’s plans for the Democratic National Convention in Brooklyn, citing the rise in shootings, the perception among cops that City Hall doesn’t have their backs and stalled contract talks.

“Morale is at an all- time low,” SBA president Ed Mullins told the Daily News.

“It isn’t fair to burden the NYPD with this because the mayor wants to be on a national stage. We don’t feel supported by the mayor and there’s a spike in shootings.”

Shootings are up around 13% compared to this time last year, but crime overall in the city is down, including a 12% drop in homicides.

The sergeants union has launched a media blitz, with full-page ads blasting the mayor’s DNC plans and calling on Democrats to “choose another venue.”

“This is a matter of public safety, and what’s good for New Yorkers,” Mullins said of the union’s decision to run the ad.

After the death of Eric Garner in police custody in Staten Island, he said many cops feel “second guessed, judged, and videotaped.”

Citing the possibility of arrests of protesters if the convention is held here, Mullins asked: “Are you going to say these are minor crimes, we shouldn’t be doing it?”

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Imperial President To Try And Bypass Congress To Enact U.N. Climate Change Rules…

Obama continues to treat the Constitution like a minor nuisance.

Via NY Times:

The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.

In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.

To sidestep that requirement, President Obama’s climate negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal that would “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions. The deal is likely to face strong objections from Republicans on Capitol Hill and from poor countries around the world, but negotiators say it may be the only realistic path. […]

“There’s a strong understanding of the difficulties of the U.S. situation, and a willingness to work with the U.S. to get out of this impasse,” said Laurence Tubiana, the French ambassador for climate change to the United Nations. “There is an implicit understanding that this not require ratification by the Senate.”

American negotiators are instead homing in on a hybrid agreement — a proposal to blend legally binding conditions from an existing 1992 treaty with new voluntary pledges. The mix would create a deal that would update the treaty, and thus, negotiators say, not require a new vote of ratification.

HT: Huck Funn

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

Free Tahmorsi

While Governor Moonbeam is putting out the welcome mat for illegal aliens.

Via Stars and Stripes

Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico.

Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the mansion, part of Pena’s two-day visit to California.

“I refuse to eat with Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi’s captors,” said Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, who helped organize the protest. “We want him to give us our Marine back.”

The Marine reservist, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, illegally entered Mexico in March with three firearms and is awaiting trial. Tahmooressi says he crossed the border by accident, and his case has become a cause celebre for some conservatives in the United States.

Mexican officials say the judicial system must run its course, and Brown did not publicly address the issue when he was in Mexico City on a four-day trade mission last month.[...]

Brown, speaking on KNX-AM in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning, declined to answer questions about Tahmooressi.

“I think it’s the prudent course for me, as the chief executive, not to start opining on factual legal matters that only a radio host is presenting,” he said.

Brown also dismissed Donnelly, who ran for governor this year until finishing behind Republican opponent Neel Kashkari in the June primary, as a conspiracy theorist.

“He thinks Common Core,” which are new standards for school curricula, “is some U.N. plot or something,” Brown said. “Some people are so far out in right field.”

Other Republican lawmakers have taken different approaches to the situation. GOP state Sen. Joel Anderson said he won’t join the protest, but he won’t attend the lunch either.

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Iran Supplied Weapons To Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad Bomb Kills 12

Iraqi Kurdish regional President Barzani shakes hands with Iranian foreign minister Zarif in Arbil

Obama still dithering on what action if any to take.

Via Reuters

Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region.

The direct arming of Kurdish forces is a contentious issue, because some Iraqi politicians suspect Kurdish leaders have aspirations to break away from the central government completely. The move could also be seen by some as a prelude to Iran’s taking a more direct role in broader Iraqi conflict.

“We asked for weapons and Iran was the first country to provide us with weapons and ammunition,” Barzani said.

Militants from the Islamic State have clashed with Kurdish peshmerga fighters in recent weeks and taken control of some areas on the periphery of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Earlier in the day, a car bomb was detonated in a mainly Shi’ite district of eastern Baghdad, killing 12 people and wounding 28, police and medical sources said. The bombing in the New Baghdad neighborhood followed a series of blasts in the Iraqi capital on Monday which killed more than 20 people. [...]

Britain, France, Germany and Italy have also promised to send military assistance to Kurdish security forces to fight the Islamic State.

The United States has carried out a series of air strikes against the Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq in the past two weeks, partly to protect the Kurdish region from being overrun.

Zarif denied that Iran and the United States were discussing Iraq as part of talks between Iran and Western powers about Iran’s nuclear program.

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Mexican President Declares America “The Other Mexico”…

Even worse, he says the other 49 states need to “evolve” like California and allow themselves to be invaded.

Via Breitbart:

Forget so-called “Mexifornia.” How about the United States of Mexico?

On Monday, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country.

Appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown in Los Angeles, Peña Nieto called for amnesty legislation and more open borders while blasting governors who have taken a tough stance on illegal immigration.

“This is the other Mexico,” Peña Nieto reportedly “said of the United States, which is property to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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