Phi Delta Theta Holiday Photo Sparks Controversy, Pajama Boy Makes An Appearance

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Someone else noticed a sex doll in the photo.

Via The DP

Following national conversations on race relations, Penn students were confronted with the issue on campus in the form of a holiday card.

On Sunday night, a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity posted what became a controversial Christmas photo on Facebook. The photo showed the brothers — most of whom appear to be caucasian — posing in holiday attire in a living room. Next to one of the brothers on the left of the photo was a dark-skinned blow-up doll.

In a draft of an apology emailed by College senior and Phi Delta Theta President Jimmy Germi to UMOJA co-chairs Wharton junior Rachel Palmer and College sophomore Ray Clark, the fraternity said that the doll was a Beyoncé sex toy originally meant as a gag gift at the group’s Secret Santa event.

“Given the larger conversations and actions taking place in the country, there’s never been a worse time to do what they did,” said College senior Keishawn Johnson, president of Penn’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

He referenced the conversations surrounding race relations sparked by the recent alleged police brutality cases in Ferguson and Staten Island. “It’s not just about police brutality, but about a society that puts a particular lens on African-Americans,” Johnson said.

Beyond the racial implications of the photo, students were also offended by the depiction of a female body through the use of a sex doll.

“The inclusion of a racially and sexually charged object in such a flagrant fashion displays a serious and immediate need for repercussions that reflect the severity of this misogynistic, racist offense,” a joint statement issued by the 5B — the five umbrella coalitions for minority groups on campus — and the Penn Consortium for Undergraduate Women said. “We—UMOJA, APSC, UMC, Latin@ Coalition, Lambda Alliance, and PCUW—firmly believe that when an event like this marginalizes one of our communities, it marginalizes us all.”

“What particularly concerns us is how flippant this deeply misogynistic and racist choice seems to have been,” an addendum from the PCUW read.

The draft apology, signed “The Brothers of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Pennsylvania,” said the Beyoncé sex toy was “distasteful” and that “once removed from the packaging, it bore no semblance to the artist beyond skin color adding to its offensive nature.” The apology said “there were absolutely no prejudicial motivations behind the gift,” but acknowledged that “the absence of racial motivation is no justification for this act of poor judgement and the decision not to include a sex toy in a holiday picture should have been an easy one.”

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Islamic State Gets Pummeled In First Ever Clash With American Troops After Attacking U.S. Base…

Didn’t Obama mention something about Americans troops not engaging in combat in Iraq?

Via Inquistr:

American troops in Iraq had their first actual battle with ISIS troops, after the Islamist militants tried to overrun a base, an encounter that left the ISIS troops decimated and in retreat.

The attack took place near the Ein al-Asad base, which includes close to 100 U.S. military advisers. The U.S. troops, armed with “light and medium weapons,” and were able to inflict casualties against the ISIS fighters, forcing them to retreat, Shafaq News reported. The American troops were also aided by fighter jets, which directed air strikes against the ISIS troops that “silenced their heavy sources of fire.”

“US forces intervened because of ISIS started to come near the base, which they are stationed in so out of self-defense,” said Sheikh Mahmud Nimrawi, a prominent tribal leader.

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Teen Whose Father Was Killed In 2008 Robbery Kills Would-Be Intruder At Grandmother’s House

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One dispatched with the tax payer relief shot and another apprehended.

Via Charlotte Observer

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted home invasion and robbery that claimed the life of the suspect’s younger brother Tuesday afternoon in eastern Mecklenburg County, police said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the suspect’s brother was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy. The teen’s family has said the youth was trying to defend his grandmother from a suspect breaking into a window about 5:15 p.m.

Investigators said Isai Robert Delcid, 18, was fatally shot while he and his brother Carlos Delcid were trying to break into the rear of a home on Rolling Fields Road. The home is in a neighborhood surrounded by Mint Hill that is unincorporated and served by CMPD.[…]

In a 911 call released by CMPD, the teen’s grandmother tells a call-taker “somebody just broke in the house and we shot him.”

“The man was breaking into the window,” she tells the 911 operator. “He was halfway in the window. My grandson told him to stop and get out of here and he didn’t so my grandson shot him.”

The grandson can also be heard talking in the background: “I said ‘who is it’ and he wouldn’t stop. And he broke my – he broke my grandma’s window so I shot three times.”[…]

George Wyant, the teen’s grandfather, said Wednesday that he left the gun at the house “for protection.”

Wyant said Wednesday that someone had tried breaking into the house twice in recent months, but no one had been apprehended.

Afterward, Wyant said he had taken the 14-year-old to a shooting range to teach him how to use the gun.

Family had been victims before

The family had been visited by violence before.

On April 11, 2008, Wyant’s son-in-law and the 14-year-old’s father, Gregorio “Greg” Hernandez, was working on a car at Greg’s Automotive, the shop he operated on Albemarle Road. Neighbors reported hearing shots and the sound of squealing tires leaving the scene. Police arrived to find Hernandez, 35, shot to death.

“He was a mechanic,” Wyant said. “It was his garage. Someone came in and shot him to death.”

Two years later, a jury found Victor Vasquez guilty of first-degree murder for Hernandez’s killing. Vasquez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A co-defendant, Alfonzo Caballero, pleaded guilty in connection with the crime.

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One Islamic State Leader Kills 150+ Girls And Women Who Refused To Have Sex With Group’s Fighters…


Jihadi all-star.

Via Fox News:

One Islamic State militant is alone responsible for killing 150 women, including pregnant women and young teenagers, because they refused to marry members of the barbaric militant army, according to Iraqi officials.

Abu Anas Al-Libi is suspected of mercilessly gunning down the women,most of whom were Yazidi, because they refused to enter into sham temporary marriages with Islamic State fighters simply to have sex in what the terrorists believe to be a Koranic loophole.

“Abu Anas Al-Libi killed more than 150 women and girls, some of whom were pregnant after refusing to accept Jihad marriage,” the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights said in a statement.

Al- Libi is not the terrorist with the same name who is alleged to have helped carry out East Africa’s embassy bombings back in 1998 that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania.

Marquette Univ. Suspends Professor For Criticizing Liberal Colleague Who Banned Student From Arguing Against Gay Marriage…

LIbs are among the most close-minded people you will ever come across.

Via Daily Caller:

A tenured Marquette University political science professor has been officially barred from campus and suspended for writing a blog post criticizing a philosophy instructor who refused to allow a conservative student to debate the topic of gay marriage in her classroom.

The suspended professor, John McAdams, received a letter on Tuesday from Richard Holz, the dean of the Wisconsin school, informing him of his suspension.  […]

According to McAdams, Abbate told the student that topics like gay marriage would not be discussed because gay students might find it offensive and because, she said, “you don’t have a right in this class to make homophobic comments.”

According to McAdams, Abbate then suggested that the student drop the class, which he later did.

In his blog post, McAdams criticized Abbate’s actions, as well as the political climate at the Marquette, which McAdams says is steeped in political correctness.

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Europe Removes Hamas From Terror List

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Hamas needs money for future underground urban renewal projects.

Via IN News

Hamas, in both its military and governmental branches, has been temporarily removed from the European Union’s list of proscribed terrorist groups as the result of a technical legal blunder.

After Hamas filed an appeal against its terrorist list standing, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg published its decision on Wednesday, with Hamas being removed due to claims that the group’s inclusion in the list was against EU procedures and without sufficient evidence.

The court said in a statement that Hamas’s inclusion was based on “factual imputations derived from the press and the Internet” as opposed to sound legal judgments. But it stressed that Wednesday’s decision to remove Hamas was based on technical grounds and does “not imply any substantive assessment of the question of the classification of Hamas as a terrorist group.”

The lawyer for Hamas, Liliane Glock, told AFP she was “satisfied with the decision”.

Many have noted the fault lies in the EU terror list rules requiring new information every six months to reevaluate. Apparently classified intelligence had not been used as proof due to fears of tipping off Hamas, and instead news reports were submitted.[…]

However, after the Court of Justice removed the Sri Lankan terror group the Tamil Tigers from the list a few months ago, Hamas followed suit and appealed on the same grounds of a lack of legal evidence.

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Obama: I’m Not Sure If Cuban Dictator Raul Castro Will Be Changing Significantly…

Well done, Barack.

Two Philadelphia Dem Lawmakers Charged In Sting Probe


Future CBC members in Washington, DC.

Via Philly Com

Philadelphia prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials swept up in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane had argued could not be successfully prosecuted.

District Attorney Seth Williams announced conspiracy, bribery and conflict of interest charges against state Reps. Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald G. Waters, both Philadelphia Democrats, for accepting cash from an undercover operative.

In announcing the charges, Williams had harsh words for Kane, who he said had to be forced through “judicial intervention” to turn over key documents in the case.

As for Kane’s assertions that the sting investigation, begun by her predecessors, racially targeted elected officials, Williams said they were false, and that he was “disgusted” by them.[…]

According to sources, Waters is currently exploring a deal with prosecutors under which he would plead guilty to the felony charge of conflict of interest, but a bribery charge would be dropped.

While such a conviction would require Waters to step down from office, it would protect him from the loss of his state pension. A bribery conviction would cost him his pension.

It was unclear whether any negotiated plea would call for him to serve time behind bars.

Williams’ announcement brings to three the number of Philadelphia Democrats implicated in the sting to face charges. Two others – state Reps. Louise Williams Bishop and Michelle Brownlee – remain under the grand jury’s scrutiny.[…]

The plan to charge Waters and Brown will mark another professionally embarrassing moment for state Attorney General Kane, who earlier this year dared Williams, a fellow Democrat, to take on a case that she at one point characterized as “dead on arrival.”

Kane could not be reached for immediate comment.

Kane shuttered the sting in 2013, without bringing any charges and without informing the state Ethics Commission that the investigation had allegedly caught the four legislators, as well as a former city Traffic Court judge, Thomasine Tynes, on tape accepting cash or gifts.

The details of the case were buried in sealed court files.

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Couple Sue Whole Foods, Missouri-Based Ranch Over Contaminated Grass Fed Beef


They should have stuck with the free range chicken.


A Massachusetts husband and wife who blame their 8-year-old son’s death on the ground beef they bought at a Whole Foods Market have sued the supermarket chain and the ranch they say produced and processed the meat.

Melissa and Andrew Kaye, of Braintree, said in their suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boston that the grass-fed beef they bought at the Weymouth store was contaminated with a powerful strain of E. coli. Their son, Joshua, died in July.

“This lawsuit is about bringing awareness to the issue of food safety and forcing change where it needs to be made,” Melissa Kaye told the Boston Herald.

The lawsuit said “Witnessing their child suffer for 13 days caused Melissa and Andrew Kaye near incalculable pain, anguish, physical harm and suffering, creating searing memories that will haunt them both forever.”

The suit seeks unspecified damages.

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Salon Shames Its Liberal Readers For “Expressing Their White Guilt” So They Can “Feel Free To Enjoy Their White Privilege”..

You have to be a moonbat to understand what this means.

What White Privilege Really Means – Salon

[I] wonder if the racial self-flagellation of #CrimingWhileWhite is like buying an indulgence. If you engage in ritualized expressions of white guilt, you are free to enjoy your white privilege, comfortable in the knowledge that you are nothing like those ignorant and presumably terrible white people who refuse to do so. I have little patience for this kind of privilege-checking. As Phoebe Maltz Bovy observed back in May, invocations of white privilege are more often than not a way for one privileged person to “win a sensitivity competition” with another privileged person.

What, then, is a useful way to think about what white privilege means and how it works? In my view, the key to understanding white privilege is in this question: How can you benefit from racial inequality without being a racist? It’s true, and important to understand, that white people often have the privilege of getting the benefit of the doubt from law enforcement. Or to put it in another, starker way: White people are less likely to be killed by police officers.

Shep Smith Wonders If The US Is Going To “Ruin” Cuba With Taco Bell And Lowe’s…


Yes, he’s an idiot. And yes, he actually wonders that…

Via Hot Air:

I first heard of this when John Podhoretz tweeted about it and I thought, “Nope, John’s exaggerating. I wonder what Shep really said.” Then a bunch of other people tweeted that Podhoretz was right, so I thought, “Okay, but obviously a joke.” Then I watched the clip.

Actual quote about an honest to goodness police state, no apparent irony intended: “The last thing they need is a Taco Bell and a Lowe’s.”

Two ways to read that, I guess. One is that he’s objecting to having the wrong priorities, not to American businesses invading the island. Cubans need basic necessities, not fast food. Get a couple of Charmin factories in there churning out TP and that’d be a corporate move worth applauding. But wait — if that’s his point, why’s he reminiscing at the start of the segment about the sweet-ass four-dollar Cuban rum he likes to bring back whenever he travels there? That’s not a necessity…

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People Magazine’s Worst Selling Issue This Year? The One With Hillary Clinton On The Cover…


Via WaPo:

In June, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on the cover of People magazine for the first time in more than a decade. Real people, not the magazine, talked about what the article might mean for 2016. They talked about whether Clinton was using a walker (she wasn’t). They talked about people talking about whether Clinton was using a walker (She still wasn’t).

What they didn’t do was buy the magazine. According to a report from AdWeek on Monday, the June 16 issue of People featuring the former first lady and senator was the magazine’s worst selling of 2014 with 503,890 copies sold. The magazine’s best-selling issue –1,169,800 copies — was the one featuring Robin Williams after his death in late August. AdWeek said that celebrity weeklies saw poor performances with issues that featured the Kardashians and Beyonce on the cover.

It has not been a good year for Hillary Clinton and print media. Her book, “Hard Choices,” also failed to sell as many copies as initial estimates assumed it would.

DNC Donna Brazile Compares U.S. Embargo On Cuba To The Berlin Wall…

There are so many things wrong with this statement, I don’t know where to begin.

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Obese Troll Michael Moore Congratulates Cuba For “Winning” Against The US…


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Obama Admin Debating Whether To Attack North Korea With Its Most Fearsome Weapon . . . The Sternly Worded Letter…

The mere mention of the sternly worded letter is enough to make our enemies cower in fear.

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University Of Michigan Professor: “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans”…


Liberals: Overflowing with acceptance so long as you agree with them.

Via Truth Revolt:

“It’s Okay To Hate Republicans,” writes University of Michigan professor Susan Douglas in an article published Monday, saying that innocent, inquisitive Democrats have fallen victim to the GOP’s mean-spirited rhetoric for the past 30 years.

“I hate Republicans,” Douglass’ article begins. “I can’t stand the thought of spending the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal ‘personhood.'”

She goes on to write that she used to have respect for Republicans back in the 1970’s when they were “fiscally conservative but progressive about women’s rights, racial justice and environmental preservation.” Douglas makes no mention that Democrats spent the first half of the 20th century defending and enforcing Jim Crow laws.

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Networks Make Big Deal Out Of Bush “Dynasty” — Silent On The Clinton’s…


Just what everyone expects.

Via Newsbusters:

NBC, CBS and ABC on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning worried if yet another addition to the Bush “dynasty” will be good for the country. Yet, these same networks were excited earlier this year about the continuation of the Clinton brand. If, as many expect, Hillary Clinton announces a presidential run early next year, will journalists worry about the impact of a Democratic dynasty?

On Good Morning America, Jon Karl featured Donald Trump declaring, “The last thing we need right now is another Bush.” Karl underlined, “And you know, a lot of folks agree with that. Just think about it…This would be the third president named Bush in 25 years.”

It wasn’t until the very end of the segment that co-host George Stephanopoulos made the obvious point: “And the possibility of a Bush/Clinton race already having people’s starting positions saying shouldn’t happen, we shouldn’t have these kinds of dynasties.”

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College Students Sign Petition To Make Jonathan Gruber Secretary Of Defense…

The future of America is doomed. Just watch this video as proof.


By now, most of us know how Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber feels about the American voter. He thinks that a lot of them are pretty stupid. At least, the ones who bought into the sales pitch that he created in order to convince the American people Obamacare was a terrific idea.

But, was he right? Are American voters really as dim-witted as Gruber thinks they are?

In order to test that theory, I traveled to a college campus to see if I could get students to sign a petition that would ask President Obama to withdraw his current nominee for the position of Secretary of Defense and replace him with……..Jonathan Gruber!

Sony Cancels Release Of ‘The Interview’ On Christmas…


Sony has waived the white flag.

Via Variety:

With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas release of “The Interview.”

In announcing the decision to cancel the holiday debut, Sony hit back at the hackers who threatened movie theaters and moviegoers and who have terrorized the studio and its employees for weeks.

“Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like,” the statement reads.

“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” it continues. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”

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WH Won’t Rule Out Obama Visit To Communist Cuba After Relations “Breakthrough”…

Via The Guardian:

The diplomatic overhaul after decades of estrangement and embargo will restore an American embassy in Havana, ease travel, commerce and internet restrictions, and review the US position that Cuba sponsors terror. The White House refused to rule out a visit by President Obama to Havana.

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