Pennsylvania Dems Angry They Can Now Be Sued For Passing Illegal Gun Control Laws…

I can think of an easy way for them to avoid being sued.

Via Free Beacon:

Pennsylvania Democrats are outraged after a bill was passed that allows gun rights groups like the NRA to sue localities for passing laws that violate state law.

Many such Democrats said a provision forcing localities that lose lawsuits to pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs is particularly objectionable.

“This is a dangerous provision that threatens municipalities’ financial stability,” Rep. Madeleine Dean (D., Montgomery) told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Two Weeks Ago: Biden Says His Name Is “Middle Class Joe” – Today: “My Name Is Joe ‘Amtrak’ Biden”…

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No, it isn’t.

From October 7th:

Vice President Joe Biden is combining his traditional gaffe-making with some tentative criticism of President Barack Obama’s economy, as he embarks on his effort to win the Democrats’ 2016 nomination.

“In a macroeconomic sense, the economy is roaring, everything is growing great [but] the truth of the matter is, a lot of folks are hurting. A lot of middle class folks are in a stagnant position,” he told a meeting of Democrats in Los Angeles, Calif.

HIs gaffe wasn’t a diplomatic error or a accidental insult, but more of a fake humble-brag.

“My [Senate] colleagues would tell you, I’m referred to in Washington and nationally as ‘Middle Class Joe,’” he told the Democrats, who included the Italian-American mayor of L.A., Gil Garcetti.

DNC’s Donna Brazile Calls For Eliminating Racist “Poll Tax” That Doesn’t Exist…

Note to Mrs. Brazile: The 24th Amendment was ratified in 1964.

And being the class act that she is, Brazile also touts a prolific lib Twitter troll whose avatar depicts the GOP elephant performing a sexual act on itself.

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UPDATED: 3 Missing Somali Teenagers From Colorado Arrested In Germany Trying To Join ISIS

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Via Somalia Online:

Three teenage girls from the western U.S. city of Denver, Colorado are reported on their way back to the United States after going missing from their homes last Friday and later being apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany.

Relatives and other sources told VOA’s Somali Service the girls left Denver and flew to Frankfurt via Chicago. Family members alerted Denver authorities who contacted their German counterparts.

Two of the girls are sisters of ethnic Somali origin and are 15 and 16 years old. The third girl is from Sudan – her age is not yet known. It is not yet clear where they ultimately were heading, but one of the young girls reportedly told German authorities, “We are going to Turkey to study.”

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UPDATE:

All are of Somali heritage

Girls were reported missing by their parents prior to being arrested in Germany…

EXCLUSIVE: Islamic State Orders Mosul Universities To Cancel Classes Not In Line With Sharia Law

Out are: acting, music and dance classes. Sports are all uniformly cancelled across the board.

In are: animal husbandry, making burlap sacks for your wife to wear and “How to marry my teenage daughter”.

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3 International Students Arrested For Rape

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Via OKCFox:

Three international students were arrested over the weekend after Oklahoma City Police say they raped a man.

26-year-old Naif Albaqami, 25-year-old Mamoon Alghuwainem, and 23-year-old Fahad Alghuainem were all placed under arrest when a man told police he had been raped at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side.

According to authorities, the victim met Naif at a bar a couple weeks ago. They agreed to meet up at Alghuwainem’s apartment at the Capitol on 28th complex on Saturday and head to a bar. Police say they stayed till closing and then went back to Alghuwainem’s apartment.

The victim told police he headed to the bathroom. When he came out, he said Fahad was blocking the hallway and started “rubbing up” on him. The victim told police they went into the bedroom and “it got too rough.” According to police, the victim said he told Fahad to stop repeatedly.

According to authorities, the victim tried to dress quickly after Fahad had finished, but that’s when Mamoon came in and started to have sex with him. The victim said he told Mamoon to stop, but he wouldn’t.

After Mamoon finished, the victim told officers he tried to get dressed again, but Naif came in and started to have sex with him. He told police he yelled out Naif’s name, hoping it would “make it personal,” but he wouldn’t stop.

Police say the victim had minor injuries. He consented to a rape kit and was taken to the hospital.

Police arrested all three suspects on first degree rape charges.

The Ebola Map

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With all the talk about Ebola, it’s good to take a look at the origins and spread, according to this map. This map runs timeline of cases from March to two days ago, when there were 8,472 cases.

What makes the disease challenging is the exponential nature by which it spreads, and the map is great at showing this nature.

HT: Fox

How 1 Doctor Helped Save Nigeria From Ebola

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Courageous woman who probably saved hundreds, if not thousands. The other critical piece in Nigeria fighting a winning battle is that the government closed the borders to people from other Ebola affected nations.

Via Yahoo:

A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country’s first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak.

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, a doctor at First Consultant Hospital, oversaw treatment of Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria’s Ebola patient zero, when he arrived sick in Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital and Africa’s largest city, on a flight from Liberia in July.

Adadevoh fought to isolate Sawyer, a top official in the Liberian Ministry of Finance who did not take kindly to isolation and lied about his symptoms, officials said.

“Immediately, he was very aggressive,” Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, the hospital’s director, told the BBC. “He was more intent on leaving the hospital than anything else. He was screaming. He pulled his intravenous [tubes] and spilled the blood everywhere.”

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Breaking: American Held By North Koreans Released

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His crime? Leaving a Bible at a nightclub.

WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May. He was flown out of North Korea on a U.S. government jet that was spotted Tuesday by Associated Press journalists at Pyongyang’s international airport. The Swedish government helped negotiate Fowle’s release.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it was a positive decision by North Korea to release Fowle, but called on Pyongyang to release the other Americans, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller.

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Poll: 64% Believe America Is ‘Out Of Control’

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Hopefully, we find our root again in this election.

Via Breitbart:

A devastating new Politico poll reveals voters believe America has spun off its axis and is “out of control.”

“An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are ‘out of control’ and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms,” reports Politico.

The poll, which surveyed states and districts in the most competitive congressional races, found that 64% of Americans believe “things in the U.S. feel like they are out of control right now.”

Specifically, the poll found that 84% of voters believe the Islamic State (ISIS) represents a “serious” threat to America. Just 12% said ISIS terrorists do not pose a serious threat.

On the issue of Obamacare, the poll found that 57% of Americans believe their health care costs will increase, and just 7% believe that Obamacare will do as President Barack Obama claimed and reduce personal costs.

Politico’s poll also found Obama slightly trailing former President George W. Bush on managerial effectiveness. When asked “Which President do you believe was more effective at managing the basic functions of the federal government?” 38% said George W. Bush, 35% said Obama, and 26% answered “both about the same.”

The Politico poll sample contained 36% Democrats, 36% Republicans, and 28% Independents.
Voters head to the polls in 15 days.

White House Defends Obama Comment That Endangered Democrats “Vote With Me… Support My Agenda”…

Double down.

Via WaPo:

The White House Tuesday defended President Obama’s latest comment to seemingly gift opponents with another attack-ad ready soundbite — that even Democrats trying to keep their distance from him are all “folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress.”

“The question the reverend asked him [was], a lot of listeners are supporters of yours — why should they take their support from you and transfer that to other candidates?” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The president said he’s looking for partners in Congress who are supportive” of his policies, he added.

“They don’t support [the policies] because the president supports them. They support them because they’re the right thing to do,” said Earnest. “The president is pleased to have partners in Congress working with him to make progress,” he said. “Here’s the other thing: the Democrats are going to be counting on Hispanics, African-Americans, young people, young women in particular to turn out [in the midterm] elections. The president got them to turn out in 2008 and 2012.”

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It’s Come To This: Bakery Selling Vegan “Organic Genderless Gingerbread Figures”…

The scourge of sexist gingerbread men is coming to an end!

HT: Joseph Curl

Ebola Spreading Like Wildfire In Western Sierra Leone…

Forty-nine cases on Monday alone, and these are just the confirmed ones, countless cases go unreported.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) –  After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.

Forty-nine confirmed cases of Ebola emerged in just one day, Monday, in two Ebola zones in and around the capital, the National Ebola Response Center, or NERC, said. Lawmaker Claude Kamanda who represents a western area said more than 20 deaths are being reported daily.

Kamanda told the local Politico newspaper that authorities are experiencing challenges collecting corpses from both quarantined and non-quarantined homes.

Authorities say the uncontrolled movement of people from the interior to Waterloo which is the gateway to Freetown, the capital, has fueled the increase of Ebola cases in the west. There is a strong feeling that people are violating the quarantines elsewhere and coming to Freetown through Waterloo.

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BREAKING: Homeland Security Announces Travel Restrictions On West African Countries To Stall Ebola Outbreak…

Wait, hasn’t the White House been claiming any restrictions could “make it worse?”

Via National Journal:

Travelers flying between West African nations affected by Ebola and the United States will now be subject to additional screenings and “protective measures” in order to help prevent the disease from spreading into the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

All passengers flying from Sierre Leone, Liberia and Guinea into the U.S. will be required to enter the country through five major airports: Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.; John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City; Newark Liberty International Airport; Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“These airports account for about 94 percent of travelers flying to the United States from these countries,” Johnson said. “At present there are no direct, non-stop commercial flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea to any airport in the United States.”

All five airports will now be required to specially screen passengers whose trips originated in any of those three countries and perform additional “added protocols, including having their temperature taken,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a release on Tuesday.

Johnson stopped short of announcing a full ban on travel between the three nations and the United States, despite increasing calls from members of Congress to do so. The White House has said as recently as last week that it opposes such a restriction. However, Johnson added: “We are continually evaluating whether additional restrictions or added screening and precautionary measures are necessary to protect the American people and will act accordingly.”

Illinois: Cook County Voting Machine Casts Republican Candidate’s Vote For His Dem Opponent…

Nothing to see here folks…

Via Illinois Review:

Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.

“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race. It is unknown if the machine in question (#008958) has been removed from service or is still in operation.
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Über-Crank Ron Paul: Obama Is Correct, No Travel Ban On Ebola Countries Is Needed, GOP “Politically Motivated”…

Then again, this is the same guy who opposes a border fence because it could keep people from leaving America.

“For a government to just ban all travel, I’m not much interested in that… So right now, I would say a travel ban is politically motivated more than something done for medical purposes.”

Michelle Obama: “You Like Barack. I Think He’s Pretty Cool, Too”…

And because I think he’s “cool” I get to donate $10 to the DNC. Greatest. Day. Ever!

I know you’ve heard me say this before, but I don’t think anyone can hear it enough: I’m so grateful to you for your support, and I’m so proud of everything that we’ve accomplished together. At the end of the day, I think you’re great, Drew — and here’s why:

  1. You’re committed. If you’ve posted on Facebook about these elections or talked to a friend — you’ve done more for this election than your vote alone.
  2. You care about the future. These elections are about the country and world we want to leave for our kids and grandkids. You get that.
  3. You’re smart. Smart people are tuned in to these elections because they know how much ground we can gain.
  4. You like Barack. I think he’s pretty cool, too.
  5. You are standing by your convictions. Each time you chip in that extra $5 or $10, you are putting your name and your hard-earned money behind Barack and Democrats. It makes me so proud — and so grateful.
  6. You’ve got a lot of friends. With hundreds of thousands of Democrats across the country coming together to elect leaders who share our values, I think you’re in good company!

I hope this makes your day, Drew, and I hope you’ll think about chipping in that $10 before it’s too late.

Video: U.S. Drops Weapons Meant For Kurds Into Islamic State Hands In Kobani…

I guarantee this is the result of the absurd restrictions the White House has placed on our forces.

Vile: Dems Backing Sen. Kay Hagan Leave Fliers Warning Of Lynchings If GOP Wins…

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It’s OK, they’re Democrats.

Via Fayobserver:

Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote.

The front of the flier blares: “Kay Hagan doesn’t win! Obama’s impeachment will begin! Vote in 2014.”

The words are superimposed over a grainy reproduction of a photograph of what appears to be a lynching.

Someone tucked the flier under McNair’s windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road.

“My daughter said, ‘Mom, look in the background. They’re lynching somebody.’ It’s the lynching of an African-American man,” McNair said.

At the bottom, the flier reads, “Not endorsed by any candidate. Paid for by Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County.” No contact information for the group was on the flier.

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HT: Noah Rothman

Islamic State Overruns Two Towns On Mount Sinjar, Yazidis Plead With U.S. To Save Them As Massacre Looms…

These are the same Yazidi towns Obama claimed we had secured from ISIS in August.

Via IBT:

The Islamic State group has taken over two towns on Sinjar Mountain Monday, indicating that the Sunni militant group is advancing on territory that the U.S. had said that it had secured during its airstrikes on the region back in August. U.S. officials warned months ago that if ISIS militants succeed in advancing this far, the Yazidi population could be at risk of “a potential genocide.”

U.S. airstrikes on the area in August seemed to have secured the region. “The situation on the mountain has greatly improved,” President Obama said in am Aug. 15 speech. “We broke the ISIL siege of Mount Sinjar. We saved many innocent lives. Because of these efforts, we do not expect an additional operation to help rescue people off the mountain, and it is unlikely that we are going to need to continue humanitarian air drops on the mountain.”

But the Washington Post reported Monday that Yazidi volunteers who have been protecting the area for more than two months retreated from villages north of the mountain after the extremists attacked. The volunteers said they had pulled back to a shrine on the mountain but the militants were close by.

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