Uh-Oh, Is Scott Walker Flip Flopping On Immigration Again?

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I like his record, I like what he’s achieved and that he’s defeated the Left time and again. But he has to be clear on where he stands and stick to it, or he will have no support.

Via Right Scoop:

This is not good. Three people have corroborated to the WSJ that Scott Walker is flip-flopping on a path to citizenship for illegals, denouncing it publicly but supporting it at a private dinner:

WSJ – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a private dinner of New Hampshire Republicans this month that he backed the idea of allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country and to eventually become eligible for citizenship, a position at odds with his previous public statements on the matter.

Mr. Walker’s remarks, which were confirmed by three people present and haven’t been reported previously, vary from the call he has made in recent weeks for “no amnesty”—a phrase widely employed by people who believe immigrants who broke the law by entering the country without permission shouldn’t be awarded legal status or citizenship.

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OFA Now Using “Shruggie” Emoticon To Pitch Contest To Meet Obama: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Police Find Notes Indicating #Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Was Hiding Illness

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As we reported yesterday, the “illness” would appear to be mental in nature, and that it was still an issue on the day of flight.

(Reuters) – German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline.

French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday and deliberately steered it into a mountain, killing all 150 people on board.

“Documents with medical contents were confiscated that point towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors,” said the prosecutors’ office in Duesseldorf, where the co-pilot lived and where the doomed flight from Barcelona was heading.

“The fact there are sick notes saying he was unable to work, among other things, that were found torn up, which were recent and even from the day of the crime, support the assumption based on the preliminary examination that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional colleagues,” the German prosecutors said.

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Seattle’s Socialist City Councilor Behind $15 Minimum Wage Blames Capitalism For Job Loses…

If there’s one thing socialists excel at, it’s denying reality.

Shiite Terror Militias Leading Fight Against ISIS In Tikrit Quit After U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Support Them…

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Via Boston Globe:

Three major Shi’ite militia groups pulled out of the fight in Tikrit against the Islamic State on Thursday, immediately depriving the Iraqi government of thousands of their fighters on the ground even as US warplanes readied for an expected second day of airstrikes there.

The militia groups, some of which had Iranian advisers with them until recently, withdrew in protest of the US military airstrikes, which began late Wednesday, insisting that the Americans were not needed to defeat the extremists in Tikrit.

A fourth Shi’ite militia group said it would remain in the battle but vowed to attack foreign members of the US-led coalition, raising the possibility that it might turn antiaircraft fire against US planes from what had been Iraqi positions.

US military leaders were seen as likely to welcome the exit of the Shi’ite groups, so long as enough Iraqi fighters remain to keep the pressure on the Islamic State’s holdouts. Before starting the airstrikes, US officials demanded that Iranian officials and the militias closest to them to stand aside, and had expressed concerns about sectarian abuses in areas controlled by the Shi’ite militias.

One of the commanders of the biggest Shi’ite militia, the Badr Organization, also criticized the American role and said his group might pull out.

“We don’t need the American-led coalition to participate in Tikrit. Tikrit is an easy battle; we can win it ourselves” said Mueen al-Kadhumi.

Obama Threatens U.S. Allies For Disagreeing Over Iranian Nuke Deal

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Kicking our friends and bending over for our enemies, that’s the Obama legacy. Hopefully, we can survive it…

Via WFB:

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program.

A series of conversations between top American and French officials, including between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande, have seen Americans engage in behavior described as bullying by sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The disagreement over France’s cautious position in regard to Iran threatens to erode U.S. relations with Paris, sources said.

Tension between Washington and Paris comes amid frustration by other U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel. The White House responded to this criticism by engaging in public campaigns analysts worry will endanger American interests.

Western policy analysts who spoke to the Free Beacon, including some with close ties to the French political establishment, were dismayed over what they saw as the White House’s willingness to sacrifice its relationship with Paris as talks with Iran reach their final stages.

A recent phone call between Obama and Hollande was reported as tense as the leaders disagreed over the White House’s accommodation of Iranian red lines.

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Great News! Harry Reid Announces He Wouldn’t Seek Re-Election

All those ‘gym accidents’ must be wearing on him a bit. He does slip in a truth, that “we have to think about the country” and because of that he should retire. We still have 22 months of him, but then buh bye, Harry! Don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.

Via The Blaze:

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced in a video Friday morning that he will retire at the end of his term and not seek re-election.

The liberal firebrand, who has led the Democrats in the Senate since 2005, said a recent eye injury and the loss of a Democratic majority were not factors in his decision.

“We have to make sure the Democrats take control of the Senate again and I felt it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources on me when I could be devoting those resources to the caucus,” Reid said. “And that’s what I intend to do.”

“I haven’t been perfect but I’ve really tried my hardest to represent the people in the state of Nevada.”

“The decision that I have made had absolutely nothing to do with my injury, it has nothing to do with my being minority leader, it certainly has nothing to do with my ability to be re-elected because the path to re-election is much easier than probably anytime that I’ve run for re-election,” he added.

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Connecticut College Professor Accused of Being “Racist” Over Anti-Palestinian Facebook Post…

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Remind me what race the Palestinian are?

Via WNPR:

A firestorm of controversy has erupted on the normally quiet campus of Connecticut College in New London over a philosophy professor’s Facebook post [shown above] that many are claiming was racist toward Palestinians.

The professor, Andrew Pessin, said the entire event has been taken out of context and that the outcry is not about his alleged racism, but is a concerted effort to attack his reputation because of his pro-Israel point of view.

The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut college, as well as the history department have issued statements to the college community condemning hate speech, and raising the issue of censorship on college campuses.

The “CCSRE would like to clearly state that we do not condone speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality,” an email read.  […]

Pessin posted a message on his Facebook wall last August wherein he referred to the “situation in Gaza” as “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage” that, when set free, “comes roaring bounding out, snarling, going for the throat.”

At that time, Israel was fighting Hamas in Gaza in a seven-week battle that left thousands dead or injured, most of them from Palestine.

Pessin’s post went relatively unnoticed until a student saw it in February and reached out to Pessin, saying his post offended her. He told WNPR that he apologized, and removed the post.

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Video: U.S. Warplanes Rain JDAMs Down On ISIS In Tikrit….

This video would be soooo much better if those bombs weren’t supporting Shiite terrorists with American blood on their hands.

Canada: Every School In Alberta To Have A Mandatory Gay Students Club, Islamic School Won’t Say If They Will Comply…

Via The Rebel :

Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) will soon be mandatory in every Alberta school. But will that include Muslim institutions, where (as you’ll see) attitudes about homosexuality aren’t always tolerant?

HT: JettiG

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Your weekly open thread. Let it rip!

Ithaca College To Create Anonymous System For Students To Report “Microaggressions” From Members Of A “Privileged Group”…

I’m guessing “privileged group” means white males.

Via The Fire:

Early last week, the Ithaca College Student Government Association passed a resolution to create an anonymous, online system for students to report “microaggressions” on campus. FIRE has closely monitored the bill’s progress, as its language presents obvious problems for freedom of expression at the private New York college.

First, the measure resolves to create a “school-wide online system to report microaggressions”—but does not define the term “microaggressions.” This glaring lack of clarity is deeply troubling. Without a stable understanding of what a microaggression is or is not, students run the risk of being reported for speech that crosses an invisible line, drawn by and known only to the offended listener. Of course, the inherent subjectivity of microaggressions is an even bigger problem, and the squirrely elasticity of the term makes the lack of clear definition all but unavoidable. One student’s microaggression is another’s earnest attempt to discuss different life experiences. The chill on student speech would be severe. In fact, chilling speech appears to be the point; as one supporter of the bill told The Ithacan student newspaper, “Just like any other resolution that we want to pass with microaggression and diversity in the institution, what it does is it helps to make people think a little more before they do or say something.”

If the bill had included a definition, the threat to free expression would likely be clearer still. In an interview with The Ithaca Voice, one of the bill’s authors defined microaggressions as “statements by a person from a privileged group that belittles or isolates a member of an unprivileged group, as it relates to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and more.” This is an unequivocal attempt to police speech, and it only prompts more questions: What groups are privileged or unprivileged? Who decides? What makes a statement “belittling” or “isolating”? Who decides? What other class statuses might make a student a member of an unprivileged group? Who decides? Again, the inescapable subjectivity of the term means that student expression is only as safe as the most sensitive student on campus allows it to be, however unreasonable his or her determination.

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Libs Slam New Will Ferrell Movie As “Ugliest Gay-Panic Humor To Befoul A Studio In Recent Memory” And “Racist As F*ck”…

The ironic part being Farrell is himself very liberal.

Via TND:

“Some of the ugliest gay-panic humor to befoul a studio release in recent memory.”

That is how industry bible Variety described Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s new comedy Get Hard.

“Racist as f**k,” was the slightly less eloquent verdict from one audience member at a SXSW Festival screening of the Etan Cohen flick earlier this month.

Neither appraisal is wrong. Get Hard tells the story of James King (Ferrell), a wimpy white collar banker who is charged with fraud and sentenced to 10 years in maximum-security prison, San Quentin.

To increase his chances of survival while in the big house, he enlists the help of down-on-his-luck car wash owner Darnell Lewis (Hart), whom he assumes has spent time in jail thanks to racial profiling.

Unbeknownst to King, Lewis is one of those “rare” black men who has not spent time behind bars, and the ensuing chaos as Lewis bluffs his way through a prison crash course is the basis for most of the movie.

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CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill: “Even If Bergdahl Is Guilty”… Shouldn’t His Time In Taliban Captivity “Count As Time Served?”

Let’s ask the families of the soldiers who were killed looking for Bergdahl what they think.

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Pic Of The Day: U.S. Dropping ISIS “Recruiting Office” Leaflets Over Raqqa…

Surprisingly, not job applications for the State Department.

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Jake Tapper has translation: “Da’ish Recruiting Office,” meat grinder labelled Da’ish. “now serving 6001″

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Taxpayers Foot Bill For Union Work, VA And IRS Biggest Offenders – Lawmakers Seek Changes…

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Its for the Union label.

Via FOX News

When he arrived on Capitol Hill in January, freshman Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., discovered something he had no clue was going on. Hundreds of federal employees spend their entire workday — not doing the business of the government, but working for their unions.

Hice told Fox News he was shocked by what he found.

“Waste on an egregious level by federal employees who are taking taxpayer monies and using it for purposes other than the reason they were hired,” Hice said.

It’s called “official time,” and it was sanctioned into law by Congress in 1978. Lawmakers voted to allow federal employees who are union members to spend part of their day addressing union issues. The reason behind the law: Federal employees are not required to join a union even if they are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The Civil Service Reform Act was designed to make up the financial gap of unions having to represent employees who did not pay dues, by allowing federal workers to “volunteer” time during their working hours to address grievances, work on collective bargaining and deal with other issues.[…]

According to the Office of Personnel Management, in 2012 (the most recent year there are statistics for) federal workers spent 3.4 million man-hours on union issues and not the work they were hired for. OPM estimates the cost to taxpayers was more than $157 million.

What’s more, at two government agencies that would seem least able to afford a loss of manpower — the Veterans Affairs Department and IRS — hundreds of workers spent 100 percent of their time doing union work. At the VA, 259 employees worked solely on union issues. At the IRS — which only disclosed their statistics when the National Review sent them a Freedom of Information Act request — the number was 201.

Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson — who is co-sponsoring a bill in the Senate to curtail the practice — is outraged.

“The VA’s had problems getting veterans appointments within 30 days, yet they’re taking thousands of hours to organize the union. Something’s wrong with their priorities. We need to get it fixed”, Isakson told Fox News.[…]

Republicans have been fighting this problem for years. Similar measures to crack down on “official time” have been introduced in each of the last three Congresses. They all went nowhere. With Republican majorities in both chambers, lawmakers are hopeful these new bills will get more traction. But even if they do pass, the measure would be a ripe target for a presidential veto.

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Twitter Never Forgets: Remember The 8 Public Figures That Cheered His Release…

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Their twitter accounts were hacked.

Via IJR

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was officially charged with desertion on Wednesday. In light of that charge, these politicians, journalists and political personalities might want to consider walking back some of the statements listed below.

Vice President Joe Biden:

Welcome home, Sergeant Bergdahl. Today we are elated about his return and reaffirm our commitment to recover the warriors still left behind.

— Vice President Biden (@VP) May 31, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid:

.@SenatorReid on #Bergdahl disappearance from Army base: Army will answer these questions, not Monday morning quarterbacks on Capitol Hill

— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) June 4, 2014

National Security Advisor Susan Rice:

Our hearts are filled with joy for the Bergdahl family

— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) May 31, 2014[…]

Meanwhile, here’s what Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) had to say on the issue back in June of 2014, in response to the White House push back at Bergdahl’s former platoon mates who’d expressed concern about his service:

“I want to say something to the anonymous sources in the president’s administration who are disparaging the service of Second Platoon and Blackfoot Company. Show yourself, speak in your own name, have the courage of your convictions. And if you don’t, shut up, and stand back and thank these men for their service.”

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Shocker: Email Scandal Forced Hillary Clinton To Delay 2016 Bid Announcement…

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Hillary to rummage in the closet and find some skeletons on Obama and Val Jar.

Via Washington Times

Many of the key figures cited in a scathing inspector general’s report this week are allies of Hillary Rodham Clinton, marking the latest in a series of stumbles for the former first lady and secretary of state that likely forced her to delay her planned presidential campaign announcement.

A Democratic strategist familiar with her team’s thinking said they are scrambling to limit the damage and readjust the campaign rollout schedule after the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general revealed an apparent cronyism scandal that ensnared Mrs. Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodham, and two of her political confidants, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell.

The accusation that a top Obama administration official did favors for the three politically connected Democrats follows other damaging revelations swirling around Mrs. Clinton, including that the Clinton Foundation pocketed foreign donations while she was secretary of state and that she exclusively used a private email account that concealed official business while she was in office.

“She is being tarnished before the race starts. It’s kind of like if you’re a race horse having a leg broken on a regular basis and the wound never heals,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a veteran Democratic campaign adviser who worked for President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.

“Every time there is a piece of news like this, it delays the announcement,” he said. “You can’t announce when you’re facing that kind of controversy and you have to respond to those kinds of questions rather than deal with what you intend to do with the campaign and talk about the issues you want to discuss.”[…]

The inspector general’s report detailed how a top Obama administration official appeared to give “favoritism and special access” to politically connected Democrats who intervened in the application process for the EB-5 visa program, which grants visas to wealthy foreigners who invest in American business ventures.

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alehandro Mayorkas, whom President Obama promoted even while he was under investigation, meddled in three cases involving Mr. Rodham, Mr. McAuliffe and Mr. Rendell, as well as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.

Mr. Rodham and Mr. McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee who helped run presidential campaigns for Mr. and Mrs. Clinton, were deeply involved in the GreenTech electric car company. They contacted Mr. Mayorkas, who pushed for approval despite career officials who wanted to deny it, according to the report.

Mr. Mayorkas also meddled in a 2011 movie project called LA Films, according to the report, which Mr. Rendell was pushing on behalf of an investment firm where he was a paid consultant.

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Obama Speaking Before Predominantly Black Crowd: Republicans Offering Tax Cuts To Just “Fiddy” Millionaires In Alabama…

I love watching Obama trip over his numerous fake accents. At the 2:02 mark he starts with “fifty,” followed by “fitty” and then ends with “fiddy”

Obama Admin Continues To Insist Airstrikes In Tikrit Are Supporting Iraqi Forces, Not Shiite Terror Militias…

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Right and Yemen is a model of success. Is Iran relaying the request for air support through Kerry?

Via LWJ

Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), the US-led Coalition that is launching airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, announced that it conducted 17 strikes against Islamic State fighters entrenched in Tikrit. US commanders continue to insist that they are supporting Iraqi security forces, and not the Iranian-backed Shiite militias who make up more than two-thirds of the fighting force in the Tikrit offensive.

The 17 airstrikes targeted “an ISIL [Islamic State] building, two ISIL bridges, three ISIL checkpoints, two ISIL staging areas, two ISIL berms, an ISIL roadblock and an ISIL controlled command and control facility,” according to a press release. The US military continues to refer to Islamic State as ISIL, the outdated acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Syria).

The airstrikes launched “in support of Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit commenced last night after a request from the Government of Iraq,” CJTF-OIR stated. The 17 targets hit in the last 24 hours were “approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.”

US military officials have previously said that support for the Tikrit offensive was being withheld because of the massive presence of the Iranian-backed militias and Iranian military units and advisers.

Despite this previous acknowledgment, Lieutenant General James Terry, the commander of CJTF-OIR, skips over the presence of Shiite militias in the Tikrit operation in the latest statement.

“The ongoing Iraqi and Coalition air strikes are setting the conditions for offensive action to be conducted by Iraqi forces currently surrounding Tikrit,” said Lt. Gen. James Terry. “Iraqi Security Forces supported by the Coalition will continue to gain territory from Daesh [a vaguely pejorative Arabic acronym for the Islamic State].”

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