The anti-gun madness never ends.
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.
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.
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.
All I have to say… Joe, please run for president!
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.
Of course, he would have said this before he was murdered by jihadists attacking our consulate.
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Less than 5 percent of applications processed for the unbeatable price of one billion dollars. What’s a billion dollars to this administration anyways?
If stonewalling were an Olympic event, Holder would hands down win the gold every time…
Back in July after a long FOIA lawsuit from government watchdog Judicial Watch, a federal judge ordered the Department of Justice to produce a detailed list or Vaughn Index of documents being withheld from Congress and the American people under President Obama’s executive privilege claim. A month later in August, a federal judge ordered DOJ to turn over a privilege log of withheld documents to the House Oversight Committee. Both orders were to be completed by October 1.
Now, Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal judge to delay (again) an order requiring him to turn over thousands of Fast and Furious documents, not just a detailed list.
Universities receiving money for this garbage is just icing on the cake to them.
Via Washington Free Beacon:
Federal taxpayer funds continue to flow to a slew of U.S. universities that are spending the cash on programs that promote anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, and anti-American viewpoints, according to a large group of Jewish and civil rights organizations that are now pushing Congress to rectify what they call a systemic problem.
Taxpayer funds have been allocated to universities under Title VI of the Higher Education Act (HEA) since 1965. However, Congress and the Education Department have exerted little oversight, leading these funds to be spent on biased educational programs that promote radical views about Israel and even America, according to the groups.
Funding for anti-Israel programs at U.S. universities has fostered a culture of fear among the Jewish state’s supporters on campus and fueled a growing number of anti-Semitic incidents at many schools, the groups warned.
What could possibly go wrong?
Via Washington Times:
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.
With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 — the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm — to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white.
The amendment is causing a headache for gun retailers, as each box needs to be checked off or else it’s an ATF violation — severe enough for the government to shut a business down. Many times people skip over the Hispanic/Latino box and only check their race, or vice versa — both of which are federal errors that can be held against the dealer.
Requiring the race and ethnic information of gun buyers is not required by federal law and provides little law enforcement value, legal experts say. And gun industry officials worry about how the information is being used and whether it constitutes an unnecessary intrusion on privacy.
HT: Conservative Byte
Which begs the obvious question: How is allowing an illegal immigrant invasion force to storm America protecting us?
SEAN HANNITY: Last word. You can pass a bill, secure the border first, would you support that?
REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ (D-IL): No. Because it would be folly. It would be derelict in my duty to protect America.
HANNITY: In the mean time, every day you don’t pass that bill — you’re demanding amnesty.
GUTIERREZ: I would be derelict to my duty.
GUTIERREZ: It sounds great. It sounds good.
HANNITY: It doesn’t sound great.
GUTIERREZ: It sounds good, but it isn’t an effective —
HANNITY: If you don’t do it, it’s a dereliction of duty, sir.
GUTIERREZ: Sean —
HANNITY: It’s a dereliction of duty.
Joe being Joe.
Via Yahoo News:
Vice President Joe Biden drew fire from a prominent Jewish group on Tuesday after he described unscrupulous bankers who prey on servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks” — a term frequently condemned as an anti-Semitic caricature.
“Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful,” Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said.
Shylock, the villain in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” is a Jewish moneylender who mercilessly demands a “pound of flesh” from the merchant who defaults on a loan. Whether the 16th-century play is anti-Semitic or reflects the anti-Semitism of the time is a subject of frequent, bitter debate, but the term Shylock is offensive enough that Florida stripped it from state law back in 2009. (Not everyone has gotten that memo).
“When someone as friendly to the Jewish community and open and tolerant an individual as is Vice President Joe Biden, uses the term ‘Shylocked’ to describe unscrupulous moneylenders dealing with service men and women, we see once again how deeply embedded this stereotype about Jews is in society,” Foxman said.
Update: Biden Apologizes For “Poor Choice Of Words”…
America’s raging narcissist president is nothing if not predictable.
As we found out yesterday, Obama has made fighting Ebola the military’s number one priority and is pulling military personnel from counter-terrorism to deal with the virus.
Side question: Unless they’ve found a way to shoot a virus, what are 3,000 U.S. troops doing there?
Via CNS News:
President Obama said on Tuesday he is wasting no time in addressing a “global threat” that demands a “truly global response.” He was talking about disease, not terrorism.
Although the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is “spiraling out of control,” the world knows how to stop it from spreading, Obama said in remarks at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
“But we have to act fast. We can’t dawdle on this one. We have to move with force and make sure that we are catching this as best we can, given that it has already broken out in ways that we had not seen before.”
Sounds like the Obama administration to me.
Via The Hill:
A spokesman for the family of Steven Sotloff, an American journalist killed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said Wednesday that the family had been “hectored and bullied” by the Obama administration.
“We had meetings with the administration,” Barak Barfi, the spokesman, told “CBS This Morning.” “The family sat with the National Security Council officials. And basically he bullied and hectored them, and they were scared.”
Sotloff, who went missing in Syria a year ago, was killed in a video released by ISIS earlier this month. He was the second American journalist beheaded by the group.
The family has critized the administration through their spokesman, suggesting that officials did not cooperate to secure Sotloff’s release.
On Sunday, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough responded to reports that before Sotloff, and another journalist, James Foley, were killed, their families were threatened with prosecution if they paid ransoms to ISIS.
“In terms of what was communicated to the families in the midst of many, many meetings, over the course of this very difficult circumstance, we obviously made clear what the law is,” McDonough said on “Fox News Sunday.”
If only he knew about “real Islam” (as defined by John Kerry).
The Islamic State has apparently found a “cheerleader” in Canada. The man from Greater Toronto Area continues to defend the actions of the Middle-Eastern extremists group on Twitter.
The man, who uses Twitter user as Abu Turaab (@AlTuraabSVD), defended IS activities and evidently seemed to be pro-Jihad. He was “unmasked” by the National Post, which identified him to be Mohammed Ali, a 23-year-old Canadian citizen. He was a former Mississauga resident and left the country for Turkey and then for Syria, the website reported. His parents said that he had gone for a couple of weeks after he had left Canada in April 2014.
Turaab aka Ali is apparently one of the modern-day Islamists who use the social media to express freely about their love for Jihad. He quoted Islamic militant Anwar Al-Awlaki who, according to the United States, was a major al-Qaeda talent-recruiter. “”If their wisdom does not lead them to the Truth, it’s not wisdom,” Turaab tweeted Al-Awlaki’s quote. [...]
He also tweeted in August that he could not wait for the day when the Islamic State would behead the first U.S. soldier. “Soccer anyone?” he wrote apparently giving a hint of playing soccer with the “head” of the decapitated soldier. Later, he tweeted after American journalist James Foley had been beheaded by the Islamic State that it was “time to play soccer.”
It’s almost like ISIS isn’t afraid of President Milquetoast.
Via CBS News:
Despite his speech announcing his strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week, President Obama receives criticism for his most recent foreign policy challenge – the situation with the ISIS militants – and his approval ratings on handling terrorism and foreign policy have also taken a hit.
According to a new CBS News/New York Times poll, 57 percent of Americans don’t think Mr. Obama is being tough enough in dealing with ISIS militants, while just 31 percent think his approach is about right. Republicans are particularly critical of Mr. Obama on this measure: 83 percent of Republicans don’t think he is being tough enough.