Obama Skipped Aunt’s Funeral, Went Golfing Instead…

If a Republican president skipped his aunt’s funeral to go golfing he would be flamed endlessly by the media.

Via Weekly Standard:

President Obama did not attend the funeral of his late aunt Zeituni Onyango. Instead, he went golfing.

The New York Times reports:

After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall.

Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the president did not attend, as he was golfing.

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Could Detroit Host 2016 Democratic Convention? DNC Asks For Proposal

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Debs wants a city to show the Democrats success in governing

Via Detroit FREEP

Will Democrats nominate their choice to succeed President Obama in party strongholds such as Chicago, Cleveland and New York City?

Or how about Detroit, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio?

The Democratic National Committee sent a letter Monday to 15 mayors asking them to submit proposals to host the party’s 2016 convention. In addition to the six cities named above, letters were also sent to Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

The cities will have until June 6 to submit the “request for proposal,” and the DNC hopes to make a decision by the end of this year or early next.

“This quadrennial convention is not just the place where we will nominate the leaders of our party and our country, but it is also an opportunity to provide our Host City with a chance to showcase its community on a world stage,” DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in her letter to the mayors.

Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, also said Democrats want a host city that “shares our values of equality, inclusion, diversity, respect and dignity.” She said the DNC wants the convention host city to have “strong relationships with organized labor and those they represent” because of the security and construction issues that are related to putting on the event.

Political conventions mean big bucks to the host city. There was an estimated economic impact of $164 million to the Charlotte area, which hosted Obama and the Democrats in 2012.

Some of the cities — such as Columbus – have made no secret about wanting to welcome Democrats in 2016. Las Vegas is one of the six cities in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Jimmy Carter To Obama: Leave Russia Alone!…

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Jimmy Carter wants America to coddle its enemy? Shocker.

Paris (AFP) – Former US president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday the West should not impose sanctions that would hurt the Russian people over their leaders’ actions in Ukraine.

“So far, we have limited the sanctions to the leadership of Russia, and I think that is the proper approach,” the Nobel peace laureate told AFP on the sidelines of a discussion in Paris on climate change.

“I don’t think we would go so far as to impose sanctions that would hurt the Russian people.”

The statesman was taking part in a meeting with students as a member of The Elders group set up to promote human rights around the world.

US Vice President Joe Biden earlier warned Russia of “more costs” and “greater isolation” if it continued to “pull Ukraine apart”.

Pakistani Christian Man Killed After Refusing To Convert To Islam…

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Oddly, there seems to be a lack of stories about Christians killing Muslims who refuse to convert to Christianity.

Via Christian Today:

A young man named only as Haroon, 22, has reportedly been shot and killed for his faith by a Muslim co-worker in Pakistan.

According to a news release from the advocacy group the Center for Legal Aid and Settlement in the UK (CLAAS), Haroon had recently started work in Lahore as a road sweeper, where he worked alongside Muslim security guard Umer Farooq.

Farooq mocked Haroon’s Christian faith on a daily basis and tried to persuade him to convert to Islam. He told Haroon he was good looking, and should embrace Islam.

Farooq also promised Haroon a prosperous life and marriage to a rich Muslim woman, but Haroon did not care about these things and refused to convert.

When Haroon told his father what was going on, he advised him to ignore Farooq. On April 16 2014 Haroon went to work. Farooq again started a conversation about religion and began pressurizing him to embrace Islam.

CLAAS said Haroon asked Farooq politely why he was so keen for him to convert.

Harroon refused to convert, saying he was a follower of Jesus Christ. Farooq then shot Haroon, with a bullet hitting him the head, killing him on the spot. He la ter started shouting that Haroon had attempted suicide.

NASA: “Climate Change Is The Challenge of Our Generation”…

NASA

Why did NASA branch off into global warming alarmism?

Via NASA.gov:

Observations of our home planet – and improving life on it for every resident – have always been at the core of NASA’s mission, and this year we’ll demonstrate that in multiple ways with a remarkable five Earth science launches.

NASA ventures into space not only to explore beyond Earth – we also venture into space to get to know Earth better. It’s only from space that we really get to understand our home planet.

In 2014, for the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth Science missions will be launched into space in one year. Together with NASA’s existing fleet of satellites, airborne missions, and researchers, these new missions will help answer some of the critical challenges facing our planet today and in the future: climate change; sea level rise; access to freshwater resources; and extreme weather events.

These new missions highlight NASA’s role as an innovation leader in Earth and climate science. They’re helping us build a constantly expanding view of our planet from space and are backed by an exceptional team of experts and decades of innovative scientific and technical research.

Back in February, we successfully launched the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory with Japan’s space agency. GPM inaugurates an unprecedented international satellite constellation to produce frequent global observations of rainfall and snowfall — revolutionary new data that will help answer questions about our planet’s life-sustaining water cycle and improve weather forecasting and water resource management. [...]

Climate change is the challenge of our generation, and NASA is uniquely qualified to take on the challenge of documenting and understanding these changes, predicting the ramifications, and sharing information about these changes for the benefit of society.

Race Baiter Oprah Winfrey Taunted Stepmother: “Negroes In The House. Negroes In The House”…

Confirming what we already knew, Oprah is evil.

Via Daily Mail:

[N]ow, Barbara is breaking her silence and speaking publicly for the first time about her devastation at what she regards as Oprah’s callous and calculated betrayal.

In an emotional and wide-ranging interview Barbara has given her account of the dispute, reveals the part Oprah played in ‘destroying’ her marriage, and gives an excoriating insight into the woman behind the global brand.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline she said, ‘I have lost everything. It’s not just a house, this is my home. All my memories are here.

‘I’m trying to keep it together but there are some days I just don’t understand how I could have made her so angry that she would kick me out on the street and think nothing about it. But that’s Oprah – she’s judge and jury.’

And when she and Vernon arrived at Oprah’s Chicago condo on one occasion she recalled, 
‘Oprah got on the intercom and announced, “Negroes in the house. Negroes in the house.”

‘She thought it was funny. I thought it was insulting. I’m older than her. I know what it means. She was reminding us of our low class.’

According to Barbara, ‘I’ve seen what happens to people when they step out of their place and fall out with Oprah.

‘It wasn’t unusual over the years for her to fly to her house in Hawaii, call Gayle and say, “Fire so and so and so and so and so and so.”

‘She never says a word to that person herself. She never tells the person why. She never gives the person the chance to defend themselves and all the “gifts” are snatched back.’

Pausing, Barbara shook her head: ‘You know I sometimes feel sorry for her because she’s created this world for herself and really, it’s a mess.

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Benghazi Attack Could Have Been Prevented If Obama Regime Hadn’t Allowed $500 Million In Weapons To Flow To Al-Qaeda

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Treason.

Via Daily Mail:

The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn’t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.

‘The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,’ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline.

She blamed the Obama administration for failing to stop half of a $1 billion United Arab Emirates arms shipment from reaching al-Qaeda-linked militants.

‘Remember, these weapons that came into Benghazi were permitted to enter by our armed forces who were blockading the approaches from air and sea,’ Lopez claimed. ‘They were permitted to come in. … [They] knew these weapons were coming in, and that was allowed.

‘The intelligence community was part of that, the Department of State was part of that, and certainly that means that the top leadership of the United States, our national security leadership, and potentially Congress – if they were briefed on this – also knew about this.’

The weapons were intended for Gaddafi but allowed by the U.S. to flow to his Islamist opposition.

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Investigation Clears Fort Carson Leader Suspended Over Alleged Insensitivity, Discrimination

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They wanted a sensitive Brigade Commander for the deployment to Afghanistan

Via Stars and Stripes

Army leaders suspended an Afghanistan-bound Fort Carson commander over allegations of insensitivity toward sexual assault victims and gender discrimination before an investigation cleared him last month.

The investigation into the conduct of Col. Brian Pearl is detailed in a 361-page report released to The Gazette on Monday under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

The report shows that three female officers in Pearl’s 4th Brigade Combat Team came forward with the accusations after a Feb. 18 focus group on sexual assault policies with a women-only audience.

The report offers a view of military struggles with the burgeoning issue of sexual assault, along with the complexity commanders face in addressing what is one of the most sensitive issues in the nation.

Top military leaders, including Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, have mandated increased training for troops on sexual assault prevention in the face of a hurricane of criticism after a report last year that estimated 23,000 incidents of unwanted sexual contact throughout the military.

The report released Monday is the first time the Army has revealed details of why the senior leader was suspended on the eve of a combat deployment and missed leaving with his soldiers March 6.

“I feel that I am being discriminated against on gender discrimination … by Col. Brian Pearl,” one of the accusers, a captain, wrote in an official complaint.

The captain, whose name was redacted from the report along with other witnesses, called for Pearl, a 25-year veteran, to be relieved and the allegations were taken seriously: The colonel was suspended and didn’t initially deploy with his unit.

That was an unprecedented step for the Army, which is reluctant to pull commanders as the soldiers they train head to war.

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NY Times Executive Editor Denies paper Has Liberal Bias: Our Reporting Is “Very Cosmopolitan… Which Can Strike Some Readers As Liberal”…

Who does she think she’s fooling?

Via Newsbusters:

Jill Abramson of the New York Times denied that her newspaper has a liberal bias during a Monday interview with Marlo Thomas of Huffington Post. Abramson asserted that the Times “reflects a very cosmopolitan, inclusive outlook, which can strike some readers as liberal,” and later claimed that “the news pages are not ideological.”

Stanford Professor: Global Warming Could “Cause The Death of Billions”…

Paul Ehrlich

Yes, billions.

Via Paul R. Ehrlich (Standford.edu):

Is it ironic or predictable that Harvard’s President, Drew Faust, would enter into a Faustian bargain over climate change and the University’s investments in carbon-intensive companies?

Let’s suppose that, by pure chance, it turns out that there is a 90% probability that the climate denier campaign paid for or organized by those companies is correct – that human caused climate disruption is not occurring (or if it is it is inconsequential). History shows that the consensus of several thousand honest scientists working in any area can be dead wrong (near universal opposition to Wegener’s idea of continental drift was an example in my lifetime).

Suppose there were only a 10% probability that business as usual would bring about global climate disruption sufficient to cause the deaths of billions and misery for survivors. What, if anything, should or would society do about it?

Looking at how other risks are handled can give us a clue. Your odds of having a house fire are way under 1%, and those of having your house burn down entirely are less than one in a hundred thousand. Yet most people choose to have fire insurance. The lifetime odds of dying in an airplane accident are about one in five thousand, yet many people are afraid of flying and/or take out trip life insurance.

Feds Intervene After Violent Weekend In Chicago

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Need to pursue RICO Charges against the gangs

Via MYFOX Chicago

The federal government is offering help to the city of Chicago in the fight to end violence in the streets. The special section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office will target drugs and guns.

The news was announced after an especially violent Easter weekend in the city. Police officials say at least 44 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago. Eight of those victims died.

Monday night, two teen boys were wounded — one critically — in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. The two boys, ages 14 and 16, were standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of East 69th Street about 9:35 p.m. when they heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said.

They were both taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. The 14-year-old was shot in the back and listed in critical condition, while the 16-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh, police said.

Earlier this year, the federal government created a special violent crimes section as part of the restructuring of their office. That means 16 prosecutors from the narcotics and gang section will focus on how to use statutes and gun laws to go after people terrorizing the streets of Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he does not yet have all the details, but he is pleased they are coming in to help the situation in Chicago.

“I think it is a good thing, I welcome it,” Mayor Emanuel said.

The man who will head up the special division is a U.S. Attorney who used to be a Cook County prosecutor. He is very familiar with the Chicago Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies.

Report: Obama Considering Sending Jihadist Rebels In Syria Surface-To-Air Missiles…

One question for the White House: Can you name one group in Syria we could safely send anti-aircraft missiles to?

Via TIME:

White House officials are weighing whether to send surface-to-air missiles to opposition factions at the risk of a possible terrorist “nightmare”

A former CIA director has called them “our worst nightmare.” A 2005 study found that just one could blow a $15 billion hole in the world economy. And the Obama Administration is thinking about sending them to Syria.

They are shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles, capable of knocking helicopters and low-flying planes out of the sky. Syria’s rebels and their Arab government backers insist those weapons could decisively reverse the momentum in Syria’s three-year civil war, which may recently have shifted in favor of Bashar Assad’s regime.

“The introduction of manpads could be a game changer in Syria, like it was in Afghanistan in the 1980s with Stinger missiles,” an Arab official tells TIME, adding that he believes the Obama Administration has begun discussing the idea more seriously. Other sources say the issue is being debated at the White House but that strong doubts remain about the wisdom of providing missiles to the rebels.

The issue is newly relevant amid recent reports that Syrian fighters are now using U.S.-made antitank weapons against Assad’s forces. Experts say it’s unlikely those weapons could have wound up in Syria without U.S. approval. Nor are they likely to shift the military balance in the conflict.

Antiaircraft missiles might. For a President unwilling to intervene directly in a conflict that has claimed upwards of 100,000 lives, they might seem an easy and inexpensive way to force out Assad. The Syrian dictator has employed his air supremacy to bomb rebel outposts, resupply isolated forces and force civilians to evacuate pro-rebel areas through terrorizing bombardments.

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Jeb Bush Still Pushing Amnesty…

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We heard you the first 400 times you said it, Jeb.

Via Breitbart:

At a prominent conference of education innovators, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, called for more guest worker programs and a path to amnesty for all of the country’s illegal immigrants.

Speaking at what is known as the “Davos in the Desert” event in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday evening, Bush said the United States needed “robust guest worker programs” and an expansion of H1-B visas for the high-tech industry,” even though the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers has been called a myth. He also called for a “tough but fair path to legalized status” for all of the country’s illegal immigrants and an end to immigration quotas for countries.

Bush said that it was not an “American value to have 12-13 million people living in the shadows” and spoke about the need to protect borders and sanction companies that may hire illegal immigrants.

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Russians Inspected Malmstrom’s AFB Demolished Missile Facilities

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Why are the Russians in our region?

Via GF Tribune

Russian inspectors visited Malmstrom Air Force Base earlier this month to verify that nuclear missile silos had been eliminated in accordance with the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

The Russian inspectors verified April 9 that 18 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launch facilities had been eliminated.

Those launch facilities were part of the former 564th Missile Squadron, which was deactivated in 2008. All 50 of the squadron’s launch facilities will be demolished.

The initial phase of elimination began in January.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Air Force Civil Engineering Center selected Bryan Construction Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., as the demolition contractor. Current estimates call for eliminating the 50 launch facilities, located in Toole, Pondera, Teton and Chouteau counties, by early 2015.

The contractor will eliminate the launch facilities by filling them with earth and gravel. Gravel fill is a more effective and environmentally friendly method of elimination that’s also faster and more economical than those used in the past under the original START treaty. The work doesn’t pose any threat to public safety or the environment, according to Malmstrom officials.

The verification immediately reduces the number of ICBM launchers the U.S. is accountable for under New START requirements.

The New START treaty, ratified by the Senate in 2010, limits the United States and Russia to no more than 1,550 deployed warheads; 800 deployed and nondeployed ICBM launchers, submarine-launched ballistic missile launchers and heavy bombers; and to have reduced their deployed ICBMs, SLBMs and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear weapons to no more than 700. The treaty deadline is February 2018.

The Type Two inspection gives Russian inspectors 12 hours to visit the eliminated sites and confirm that each launcher closure door has been removed and that the launcher tube is filled with earth and gravel.

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Also reported by the Voice of Russia

Poll: Despite Obama’s Claims He Defeated Al-Qaeda, Only 35% of Americans Say U.S. Winning War On Terror, Lowest Level In 3 Years…

But… but… but… Bin Laden!

Via Rasmussen:

Belief that America is winning the War on Terror and is safer than before the 9/11 terrorist attacks have fallen to their lowest levels in three years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. But that’s down from 39% in January and is the most pessimistic assessment since April 2011. Fifty percent (50%) felt America and its allies were winning a year ago.

Twenty-seven percent (27%) say the terrorists are winning the War on Terror, down from a recent high of 30% in January. Just as many (28%) say neither side is winning.

Graph: Reagan’s Recovery Vs. Obama’s “Recovery”…

It’s almost like conservative economic policies work.

Via IJ Review:

. . . Consider these three important comparisons of economic indicators, then and now:

- Unemployment was at 10.8% versus 7.7%

- Inflation (Consumer Price Index) was at 13.5% versus 2.7%

- Interest rates (prime rate) was at 21.5% versus 3.25%

In other words, Reagan inherited a bigger mess.

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Happy Earth Day: U.S. Carbon Emissions At Lowest Level In 20 Years . . . Thanks To Fracking…

Filed under: News that should make libs happy, but doesn’t.

Via CNS News:

Something to celebrate this Earth Day: carbon dioxide emissions in the United States are at their lowest level in twenty years, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) credits shale development and fracking technologies with this positive development.

“[The] rapid deployment of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies, which has increased and diversified the gas supply… is an important reason for a reduction of GHG emissions in the United States,” the IPCC said in a report.

“The decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in the United States in recent years has been one of the bright spots in the global picture,” the International Energy Agency says in a report. “One of the key reasons has been the increased availability of natural gas, linked to the shale gas revolution.”

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Showtime’s Hollywood Moonbat-Filled Global Warming Disaster Series “Years of Living Dangerously” Beaten In TV Ratings By “Bob’s Burgers” Reruns…

Too funny.

Via WUWT:

Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” aired Sun, Apr 20, at 10:00 PM and didn’t even make the top 100 cable TV shows this week and was beaten in its time slot by a re-run episode of the animated cartoon Bob’s Burgers. Ouch!

According to the producer, this docudrama got the “big budget” treatment to the tune of $20 million. Looks like nobody cares.

Maybe it was the “journalists”. Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, Jessica Alba, Ian Somerhalder, Thomas Friedman, and many more celebrities and journalists participated in the documentary event series.

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Oopsie: Al-Qaeda Meeting Video From Yemen Gave CIA “Goldmine” of Info That Led To Weekend’s Strikes That Killed 65 AQAP Fighters…

Al-Qaeda’s failure to blur out license plates and faces proved deadly.

Via Free Beacon:

Fox News national security reporter Catherine Herridge reported Tuesday last week’s Al Qaeda propaganda video released by militants in Yemen was an intelligence “goldmine” and led to the massive drone strikes over the weekend.

According to Herridge, an unnamed Yemeni official confirmed to Fox News the video played a large role in the strikes and was a grave miscalculation by Al Qaeda operatives. Details such as license plate numbers, faces, and the terrain all enabled intelligence agencies to identify and eliminate the terrorist enclaves. Up to 65 fighters were killed in the attack.

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MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson: Whites Benefited From Affirmative Action . . . Like The G.I. Bill…

Wait, this idiot thinks the G.I. Bill is affirmative action?

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: So for me, it’s very simple. Many white people are not asked to talk about their own privilege. …We’re pretending as if white Americans have not been the recipients of Affirmative Action from the beginning of this nation on down to the 20th century.

When we talk about the G.I. bill which in majority strokes went to white Americans — there were a few other exceptions — it created the middle class, it provided opportunities for them to buy homes, to get educated and to get employment. That is an extraordinary degree of Affirmative Action. …

So my point is simply we don’t ask white people to ask questions about their privilege, we don’t ask the degree in which they’ve been recipients of Affirmative Action in the negative, in terms of preferential treatment.

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