You can’t make this stuff up.
HT: Daily Caller
You can’t make this stuff up.
HT: Daily Caller
Scary times when those two old fossils agree.
Via CNS News
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the former chair of the Senate intelligence committee, says she agrees with Republican Sen. John McCain that the U.S. needs Special Operations forces on the ground in Iraq and Syria:
“Let me tell you where I come down on it,” Feinstein told CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. “I think our intelligence with respect to what’s going to happen in many of these countries is weak. Whether it’s because we do not have adequate human intelligence or not, I don’t know.
“But we have seen — McCain is right. We have seen this happen a number of times. We certainly saw it with the Ukraine and the taking of the Crimea and now what happened with the Houthis and–”
“In Yemen,” Schieffer interrupted.
“In Yemen, right,” Feinstein said.
“And with respect there, no one knows what is going to happen. The future is unknown, which really should not be the case. We know that the Houthis have said they would leave us alone, and yet their slogan is “Death to America, “Death to Israel.” They have deposed the president. The military has separated off.
“We have less than 300 Yemeni military guarding our embassy. So, I think there are a number of priorities there. One is to see that our people are safe. The second is to take a good look at our policy with respect to Yemen.
Jews, Christians, and every other religion on Earth not so lucky.
Facebook can’t coexist with Islam. Update to this previous story.
Facebook has chosen to comply with a Turkish court’s order to block webpages containing content offensive to Islam, according to several reports.
A Facebook employee told the New York Times that the company agreed to shutdown a number of pages with offensive content within 24 hours of the request, which threatened to ban the site from the country otherwise. Al Jazeera reports that Facebook called the court’s demand a “valid legal request.” It’s certainly not an empty one: Turkey has blocked access to both Twitter and YouTube over the past few years when they’ve refused to comply with government requests.[…]
Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg also voiced his support for the magazine(Charlie Hebdo) with his own Facebook post, in which he called his company “a place where people across the world share their views and ideas,” ending the note “#JeSuisCharlie.”
Via Daily Mail:
Islamic State militants threaten to cut off Barack Obama’s head and turn the U.S. into a Muslim province in the latest gruesome video to emerge from their self-styled caliphate.
‘Know, oh Obama, that will reach America,’ proclaims a black-clad militant. ‘Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House, and transform America into a Muslim Province.’
The militant delivers his biblical-sounding tirade flanked by comrades and standing over a kneeling Kurdish soldier who, in a gruesome climax to the video, has his head cut off.
He never ceases to amaze.
Blow left out one little fact…
On Saturday, Blow wrote on Twitter that he was “fuming” over a call he received from his son, a third-year student at Yale. He wrote that his son was “accosted” and held up at gunpoint by a Yale policeman because he fit the description of a suspect. Blow’s son, Tahj Blow, is an ecology and evolutionary biology major, according to the Yale Daily News.
In followup tweets related to the incident, Blow said, “This is exactly why I have no patience for people trying to convince me that the fear these young black men feel isn’t real.” He also tweeted the phrases “I can’t breathe” and “Black lives matter,” both of which are associated with two unarmed black men killed by white police officers in separate incidents in Missouri and New York.
Blow published a Times column on Monday with his thoughts on the matter. “I am reminded,” he wrote, “of what I have always known, but what some would choose to deny: that there is no way to work your way out — earn your way out — of this sort of crisis. In these moments, what you’ve done matters less than how you look.”
The race of the officer who detained Blow’s son is not mentioned in Blow’s column.
“The officer, who himself is African American, was responding to a specific description relayed by individuals who had reported a crime in progress,” said a Monday email to Yale’s campus community. The email was first noticed by The Root, a black-centric news website.
Washington’s football team won’t be playing in Super Bowl XLIX this weekend. But in the days before the NFL’s biggest game kicks off in Glendale, Ariz., Native American activists and organizers in a state that has 21 recognized tribes will hold multiple events that both challenge the team’s “Redskins” name and tie the stereotypes perpetuated by it to one of the most pressing issues facing the NFL this season: domestic violence.
Saturday, a coalition of Native American groups, grassroots organizations, and activists will hold a vigil in Phoenix’s Civil Space Park to memorialize missing and murdered indigenous women, according to the event’s Facebook page. The next day, on Super Bowl Sunday, they will march and rally in downtown Phoenix to draw attention to harmful effects of Native American stereotypes when it comes to violence against Native women, who face domestic violence and sexual assault at higher rates than other communities.
The NFL’s much-criticized handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case has put that issue next to the league’s name in the news throughout the year, giving organizers one reason to focus on it especially. But the primary aim of the event is to make it clear that the fight with Washington isn’t merely about a name, but about the broader implications of Native American mascots, especially as supporters of the name have argued that activists should focus on bigger problems facing Native people (Washington owner Dan Snyder is among those who have made such claims).
Estrella Insurance is running these bus ads in Florida (Obamacare under star):
"Every girl's life matters. Every woman should be able to go about her day and be safe and treated with respect." pic.twitter.com/Wo1NxmH4vy
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) January 27, 2015
Except for the ones murdered by abortion…
Except for the ones Boko Haram killed, with the no longer happening hashtag #BringBackOurGirls…
Except for Margaret Thatcher, because she wasn’t as important as King Abdullah, and not worthy of any White House representation at her funeral…
Except for the women of Saudi Arabia, where your ‘boss’ is now, where women aren’t able ‘go about their day’ because they aren’t allowed to drive…
The murder of four Jewish hostages by a Muslim terrorist in Paris earlier this month appears to have been a tragic end to a year of anti-Semitic attacks in France, with twice as many recorded compared to 2013.
Despite Jews making up less than one percent of the French population, the disturbing new figures show they bear the brunt of over half of all ‘racist’ attacks in the country. It is thought there are over ten times as many Muslims in France than there are Jews.
In the figures released to coincide with the global commemoration of the Holocaust anniversary today, it was revealed 851 attacks on Jewish individuals, homes and businesses were recorded last year, up from 423 from the year before. Of those numbers, 241 events were ‘physical violence’, which has more than doubled, reports TheLocal.fr.
Tennessee and Nevada join the coalition.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the Lone Star state’s challenge of President Obama’s executive amnesty, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama’s unilateral immigration policies to 26.
“Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the President’s rogue actions,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The momentum against the President’s lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President Obama himself has said numerous times, he lacks the authority to impose amnesty. His actions represent a blatant case of overreach and clear abuse of power.”
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen already heard oral arguments in the case January 15th, where Texas argued that Obama’s amnesty would create a new wave of illegal immigration that would burden state governments.
Then again, he is the Wahhabi King.
…Some Arab media outlets criticized Michelle Obama for wearing a blue dress, rather than a black one. Videos of the short meeting between Salman and President Obama showed the king leaving in the middle of the protocol, abruptly turning around and walking away, in order to go to prayer.
After the meeting, Barack Obama and Salman held a bilateral meeting that included Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator John McCain, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Ambassador Joseph Westphal and CIA director John Brennan.
Cute, Nancy. Real cute.
Via The Hill:
Mitt Romney has attracted an unlikely supporter in his possible 2016 White House bid: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Asked if Romney has any shot at defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016, Pelosi told The Hill, “No, no. I mean, he might be a nice person — no offense, no offense — [but] let’s save you time.”
A smiling Pelosi added, “Let me put it this way — I hope he’s their nominee.”
Romney, who ran unsuccessfully in the 2008 Republican primary before being defeated handily by President Obama in 2012, is now weighing a third shot at the White House in 2016. The former Massachusetts governor has been calling donors to size up support he retains after two failed bids.
A number of Republicans have criticized his interest, arguing that the party needs to field a fresh face if it hopes to have a chance of taking the presidency next year.
Like they ever used those words to begin with…
Via Daily Caller:
According to emails leaking to National Review, Al Jazeera America has banned a litany of terms typically associated with radical Islamic terrorists, including “Islamist,” “jihad” and “terrorist.” (RELATED: BBC: Don’t Call Paris Attackers ‘Terrorists,’ Because That’s A ‘Loaded Word’)
“All: We manage our words carefully around here,” reads the email, sent by Al Jazeera America head of output Carlos van Meek, “So I’d like to bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up.”
Among the banned phrases:
Extremist: “Do not use. Avoid characterizing people.”
Terrorist and terrorism: “One person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. We will not use these terms unless attributed to a source/person.”
Not even in the top 10…
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.
Instead, the U..S. ranked only 12th–after Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Ireland, Mauritius, and Denmark.
Estonia was formerly a part of the Soviet Union.
The Index rates economic freedom for countries on 10 quantitative and qualitative factors that are based on four pillars of freedom: rule of law, limited government, regulatory efficiency and open markets.
“Each of the ten economic freedoms within these categories is graded on a scale of 0 to 100. A country’s overall score is derived by averaging these ten economic freedoms, with equal weight being given to each,” according to the Index.
Nepotism at its finest.
Via Daily Caller:
President Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a charter member of an all-black Harvard sorority — and so was Eric Holder’s wife.
Lynch will face the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday in her first confirmation hearing in her bid to succeed Holder as the nation’s leading law enforcement official.
But can Lynch as an investigator really be objective when it comes to her predecessor, who is currently in contempt of Congress over Fast and Furious scandal document obstruction and would probably warrant investigation from an unbiased successor? After all, Lynch goes way back with Holder’s wife.
Former Obama strategists working to defeat Netanyahu? No way! Update to this story.
Via Capitol City Project:
A former campaign strategist for President Obama was flown into Israel and is now in the midst of working on anti-Benjamin Netanyahu efforts in hopes of replacing Israel’s government in the upcoming March elections.
Jeremy Bird, a political strategist who in 2008 served as Obama’s field director for South Carolina and deputy director of Organizing For America before becoming his National Field Director during the 2012 elections, is currently in Tel Aviv propelling a group that operates with a “just not Bibi” mission. The group, V15, has tapped Bird along with four other seasoned political operatives who have worked on Obama campaigns.
V15 does not outright support specific political parties, but are actively working against Prime Minister Netanyahu and allies — despite those involved denying it.
Nimrod Dweck, a man who founded a company called Dice Marketing and helped band together the activists for the movement, danced around their “Anyone but Bibi” mission when asked by Roy (Chicky) Arad from the left-leaning Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
I suppose I can’t blame them.
First lady Michelle Obama faced backlash from Twitter users in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for not wearing a head covering during her brief visit there with the president.
Obama wore loose-fitting clothes including a long blue jacket and dark pants while accompanying President Barack Obama during their four hours on the ground in Riyadh to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and for the president to meet with new King Salman.
On Twitter, Saudis used a hashtag that translates to “#Michelle_Obama_Immodest” or “#Michelle_Obama_NotVeiled” to chastise the first lady for being disrespectful to Saudi traditions.