Harry Reid Takes Credit For Obama’s Presidency And How He “Changed The World”…

Baffling, it’s like someone taking credit for the Jimmy Carter administration.

Reid said Obama credits him with being the first to suggest he run for president.

“I called him into my office and told him he should take a look at it. He was stunned because I was first to suggest it to him,” Reid said, “When he was re-elected I got a call saying as soon as he gets off the stand, he wants to talk to you. One of most moving phone calls ever received, he said you’re the reason I’m here.”

“I care about Obama, he changed the world,” Reid said.

Reid fails to mention that he asked Obama to run because he’s a “light-skinned” black man “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

Indiana High School Teacher Calls For Burning Down Pizza Shop Over Christian Beliefs On Gay Marriage – Update: Suspended By School, Opens Investigation…

Jess Dooley, who teaches at Concord High School in Elkhart, wants everyone to grab the pitchforks.

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Concord High School
Athletic Director: David Preheim
59117 Minuteman Way
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: (574) 875-4804
Fax: (574) 875-0103

But don’t worry, it’s those crazy conservatives who are the intolerant ones.

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Update: Let me guess… with pay?

Via ABC57:

Concord High School girl’s golf coach Jess Dooley has been suspended from coaching for a Tweet she allegedly posted Tuesday evening.

The Tweet under @dooley_11 said “Who’s going to Walkerton, IN to burn down #memoriespizza w me? Agree with #FreedomofReligion bill? “That’s a lifestyle they CHOOSE” Ignorant”

The account has since been deleted.

On Tuesday night, the owner of Memories Pizza said they would not cater a gay wedding, but would not deny service to gay customers.

Concord Schools Superintendent Wayne Stubbs wouldn’t speak on camera, but said Dooley has been suspended from coaching until further notice pending an investigation.

Screenshot HT: Mamadoxie

Update: The initial report of her being a Mass teacher was incorrect. My apologies.

Law Professor: RFRA Widely Misunderstood…

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RFRA will be the squirrel for the 2016 elections.

Via Greensburg Daily

Two law professor said that the state’s new religious freedom bill is being wrongly interpreted to mean that it allows discrimination against gay and lesbian Hoosiers.

The law, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, prohibits a governmental entity from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion unless the government can demonstrate that the burden furthers a compelling governmental interest.[…]

However, Daniel O. Conkle, the Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, said business owners do not need such protection, because discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation already is legal in most of Indiana.

State and federal law prohibit discrimination only in five areas: gender, race, religion, national origin and disability. That means, for example, that a baker in Indiana cannot refuse to sell cakes to a customer who is African American or French based on the customer’s race or nationality. (He could still refuse to sell to them for other reasons, such as failure to wear a shirt or shoes.) That same baker in Indiana, however, would operate within the law if he decided not to sell cakes to a gay customer because of the customer’s sexual orientation.[…]

Conkle and Douglas Laycock, the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, said that even in Indiana areas that have discrimination protections for gay and lesbian Hoosiers, such as Bloomington and Indianapolis, the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is unlikely to have any negative impact.

If, for example, a baker in Bloomington felt that his exercise of religion were unduly burdened if he had to cater a gay wedding, he could, under the state’s RFRA, try to get an exemption to the city’s law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Conkle said that such a case is extremely unlikely to happen, because if a Bloomington business owner were to discriminate against gay or lesbian community members, he would likely suffer significant negative press, boycotts and loss of business.

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Menendez Presser: ‘I Am Outraged’ Over Federal Corruption Charges…

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Bob could give up Harry Reid as part of a plea agreement.

Via National Journal

A 14-count indictment of corruption charges doesn’t faze Bob Menendez.

Entering a press conference Wednesday to loud applause and shouts of support, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., said he’s “angry” at the charges leveled against him Wednesday by the Justice Department.

“I am outraged that prosecutors at the Justice Department were tricked into starting this investigation three years ago with false allegations by those who have a political motive to silence me,” Menendez said. “I will not be silenced.”

The Justice Department indicted Menendez on 14 federal corruption charges. The charges, including conspiracy and bribery, are linked to his relationship with longtime friend and donor Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist in Florida. He’s accused of accepting gifts from Melgen, who was also charged, in exchange for political favors. Read more about what’s in the 68-page indictment here. (It’s a doozy.)

Charges against the senator had been expected for weeks, and they’ve come at a politically fraught time. Menendez, as the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has been deeply involved in the debate surrounding the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and the Obama administration’s request to use force against the Islamic State. He’s well-respected by Republicans—especially for his more hawkish views on Iran—and his absence may hurt Democrats. Foreign Relations is expected to vote soon on legislation mandating that the Obama administration send any potential deal to Congress for review, before switching gears to focus on the AUMF.

The Justice Department indictment details how Melgen allegedly gave about $1 million to Menendez in campaign support and other gifts. Among the alleged perks: flights aboard Melgen’s private aircraft, stays in luxury hotels, golf outings, and pricey meals. Menendez allegedly didn’t report the gifts, violating disclosure rules. Menendez, in exchange, allegedly “engaged in advocacy for Melgen all the way up to the highest levels of the U.S. government.”

The senator also allegedly helped Melgen acquire visas for several girlfriends; tried to “pressure” the State Department to intervene in a contract dispute Melgen had in the Dominican Republic; and attempted to “influence” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services when the agency sought “millions of dollars in Medicare overbillings” from Melgen.

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Illinois RFRA Law Obama Voted For In 1998 As A State Senator Now “Unthinkable” Says White House… Should Have Voted ‘Present?’…

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He has evolved from being a community organizer.

Via The Blaze

President Barack Obama finds Indiana’s religious freedom law and others like it “unthinkable,” the White House said Wednesday.

“I do think in the mind of the president, the thought that we would have state legislatures in the 21st century in the United States of America passing laws that would use religion to try to justify discriminating against people for who they love is unthinkable,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.[…]

In response to a reporter’s question, Earnest said he has not specifically asked Obama if it’s possible to allow a private businesses not perform certain services for gay couples without it being discrimination.

“That’s why I think you’ve seen an outcry not just from Democrats, this has not been a partisan or political dispute,” Earnest said. “It’s business interests. It’s other Republicans. It’s other leaders in the faith community who stepped forward – particularly in the case of Indiana – who said this law is a terrible idea.”

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GoFundMe Campaign For Indiana Pizzeria Attacked By Leftist Diversity Enforcers Raises Over $28K In Just 3 Hours!…

Damn you evil conservatives!

Click here for link.

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Kudos to Blaze contributor Lawrence Billy Jones III for starting this.

Study’s Author Claims Media Describing Race And Religion In Reports On Crime And Terrorism Are A “Roadblock To Racial Equality”…

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I can hear it now: “Police are looking for a shooter that left two dead somewhere in the city. Submit your tips to the Chief of Police and you may be eligible for a Star Bucks gift card.”

Via Raw Story

A new study of TV news broadcasts found that Muslims and immigrants are overrepresented in reports as terrorists and as Latinos. African-Americans, on the other hand, are underrepresented in news reports as perpetrators of crime and as crime victims, according to a recent study by University of Illinois professor Travis Dixon.

Among Dixon’s findings were that 81 percent of terrorists in news reports were labeled as Muslim, compared to the 6 percent that are identified as such in FBI reports, reported Illinois radio station WUIS. An overwhelming 97 percent of immigrants in the country illegally and accused of crimes were labeled Latino. However, figures kept by the Department of Homeland Security indicate that just 60 percent of undocumented immigrants are Latino.

African-Americans were 48 percent of victims in national crime reports, compared to 22 percent of victims in news accounts; and they were 39 percent of perpetrators arrested between 2008 and 2012, compared to 19 percent of offenders in TV news, according to Dixon’s study. Those findings contradict similar analysis, and even some of Dixon’s, WUIS reported.

Last month, a Media Matters analysis of network news broadcasts in New York found that four stations gave disproportionate coverage to crime stories involving African-American suspects. The Media Matters study looked at broadcasts between Aug. 18 and Dec. 31, 2014. The stations’ weeknight news broadcasts covered murder, theft, and assault cases in which African-Americans were suspects at a higher rate than the actual rate at which African-Americans are arrested for those crimes in New York City.[…]

Dixon also said the skewed representation was a roadblock to progress on racial equality and combating discrimination. “What it does from a policy position is that it obscures our ability to devise solutions to problems,” Dixon said. “If we think that all of the criminals are black or all the victims are white, we are not able to talk about victims in a broad way that addresses it for all the communities involved.”

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Islamic State’s Sharia Police Burn Hundreds Of Boxes Of Chicken Meat “Slaughtered Unlawfully” By The Koch Brothers…

Tipped off by an anonymous source in the U.S. Senate.

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Via Foreign Policy:

Should one laugh or just cry at the Islamic State’s latest social media missive? On Wednesday, the group distributed photos of men and children in Syria destroying hundreds of boxes of U.S.-made chicken while millions in the country go hungry.

Amid the humanitarian catastrophe of Syria’s civil war, some 9.8 million people require food assistance, according to U.N. estimates. Nonetheless, the Islamic State crowed on social media that it had set fire to boxes of chicken that had been “slaughtered unlawfully,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online jihadi activity. The boxes bear the logo of Illinois-based Koch Foods, and according to their labels, the chicken was halal.

Final Four Coaches Issue Statement Condemning Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law…

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If the coaches were serious they would refuse to play until the RFRA is repealed.

Via CoachCal

Early today, the National Association of Basketball Coaches facilitated a conference call between the four coaches playing this week in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis to discuss concerns expressed regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

On the call, the four coaches – John Calipari of the University of Kentucky, Tom Izzo of Michigan State University, Bo Ryan of the University of Wisconsin and Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University – were in unanimous support of the policies expressed by their institutions and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The following is their statement.

“We are aware of the recent actions in Indiana and have made a point to talk about this sensitive and important issue among ourselves and with our teams. Each of us strongly supports the positions of the NCAA and our respective institutions on this matter – that discrimination of any kind should not be tolerated. As a part of America’s higher education system, college basketball plays an important role in diversity, equality, fairness and inclusion, and will continue to do so in the future.”

Iranian FM Says He’s “All Smiles” After Leaving Negotiations With John Kerry…

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad

John Kerry, not so much.

Via Free Beacon:

Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, said late Wednesday that he is “all smiles” as talks with Western powers over the country’s nuclear weapons program run past a self-imposed deadline and Tehran pushes the United States to make more concessions.

When asked by a reporter whether he was feeling less optimistic following tension in the negotiating room, Zarif responded, “I am all smiles.”

Zarif also demanded that negotiators stop pressuring him and the Iranian side lest the talks stall without an agreement.

“Any agreement and pressure will not go together,” Zarif said. “They are mutually exclusive. So our friends need to decide whether they want to be with Iran based on respect or that they want to continue based on pressure. They have tested the other one. It’s high time to test this one.”

Secretary of State John Kerry will remain in town until Thursday morning in a bid to patch over remaining disagreements with Iran over what an initial political agreement will look like.

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NC State University Suggests Censoring Speech In The “Free Expression Tunnel” To Fight “Social Injustice”…

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If there’s one thing academia (along with the rest of the left) despises, it’s free speech.

Via Campus Reform

A North Carolina State University administrator is encouraging student leaders to censor speech they don’t like in a tunnel dedicated to free speech on campus.

In an email sent to all student group leaders Friday evening that was obtained by Campus Reform, Eileen M. Coombes, Director of Student Involvement, encouraged students to be creative while fighting against “social injustices and other forms of hate.”

“If you see hate speech or offensive language in the Free Expression Tunnel, cover that speech with the stencil, indicating that you, as a member of this community of scholars, will not stand for any form of hate at NC State.”

“One way to do so is through the new ‘State not Hate’ stencils now available in Student Involvement,” Coombes said in her email. “If you see hate speech or offensive language in the Free Expression Tunnel, cover that speech with the stencil, indicating that you, as a member of this community of scholars, will not stand for any form of hate at NC State.”

According to NC State’s website, the Free Expression Tunnel was built to curb random acts of graffiti around campus.

“The Free Expression Tunnel gives students a venue for expressing their thoughts and feelings about anything—from ‘Happy Birthday’ to announcing club and organization meetings,” the website states. “The tunnel never looks the same twice, as it is painted daily by various student groups.”

Coombes’s email was sent to student leaders in light of recent incidents on other college campuses that have gained national media attention. The University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter was recently disbanded and two students were expelled after a video surfaced online of a few fraternity members chanting a racist song.[…]

UPDATE: In an email to Campus Reform after publication, Coombes said the stencil was developed by both students and staff and “perfectly aligns with the current practices in the Tunnel.” Coombes said that it’s up to the students–not the university–to define offensive language.

“At the end of the day, we want our students to feel empowered to set the standard for our Wolfpack community and the stencil is just another method we’ve provided to combat speech with another form of expression,” Coombes told Campus Reform in an email.

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Indiana Pro-Life Website Hacked After Announcing Support For RFRA…

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The pro-abortion activists are riding on the coattails of the RFRA ‘outrage’.

Via Townhall

The Indiana Right to Life website has been taken offline by hackers after the pro-life group announced its support of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. While no direct explanation has been confirmed, the timing of the attack is certainly suspicious. The pro-life group sent out this urgent press release Wednesday morning:

Hackers took Indiana Right to Life’s website offline Tuesday evening, possibly in retaliation for the organization’s support of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). A Twitter user claimed responsibility, using the same hashtag – #Offline – as was used by the apparent hacker who disrupted the state of Indiana’s website on Friday, Mar. 27.

Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter responded to the hacking incident with no regrets about his organization’s goals:

“We face bitter opposition to our work protecting the unborn every day, but most who oppose our mission do so in the open,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “This attack on our website is cowardly. We have been exercising our freedom of speech as we support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which is an important safeguard for pro-life Hoosiers against government directives supporting abortion. This attack appears to be in retaliation for that support. It’s disappointing that the level of discourse has been lowered by a party wishing to silence our voice.” […]

Indiana Right to Life’s endorsement of the bill comes as no surprise, considering it would, in part, prevent pro-lifers from being forced to support abortions.

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WaPo Release Seating Chart Of WH Briefings Comparing Which Outlets Have Gotten Interviews With Obama…

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Obama has gone from softball questions to nerf ball questions.

Via WAPO

So far in 2015, President Obama has sat down for interviews with three YouTube stars, Vox, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Vice News and Jimmy Kimmel. Obama has not granted interviews to (among others) The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press or USA Today.

Those decisions on who to talk to — and, as importantly, who not to talk to — reflect a broader Obama media strategy, employed throughout his time in office but accelerated in his second term. And that is, to put a priority on sitting down with newer outlets with younger and/or less politically minded viewers.[…]

The chart makes clear that Obama and and his senior aides are focused on breaking the monopoly that big broadcast networks and legacy news organization have long held on the president’s time.[…]

It’s also worth noting that Obama hasn’t abandoned the broadcast networks entirely. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie got an Obama interview that ran right before the Super Bowl, and CBS News’ Bill Plante got one right around the 50th anniversary of Selma. The ABC interview was Kimmel, who isn’t on the news side of that business.

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“Most Transparent Administration Ever” Unveils New Website That Rolls Back Transparency…

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Designed by the Obamacare website developers and the IRS.

Via WFB

A redesign of a transparency website that provides information on federal spending by the Obama administration now makes it much more difficult to see how taxpayer dollars are spent.

Usaspending.gov, a website mandated by law to provide detailed information on every federal contract over $3,000, received a makeover on Tuesday. Users can no longer search federal spending by keywords, sort contracts by date, or easily find detailed information on awards, which are delivered in bulk.

Information, such as how much the Pentagon spends on Viagra, used to be available at the click of a button. Locating those same contracts on the new website is virtually impossible, akin to finding a needle in a haystack.

In its previous form, the website provided easy access to how taxpayer dollars are spent, as it happens. A user now must have the federal grant identification number to see details of a contract.

In another aspect of the overhaul, the online address of each of the website’s individual pages now begins with the word “transparency.”

The new version of Usaspending.gov provides a “spending map” to search by zip code, and “agency profiles,” which only provide totals of funding, sub-awards, and transactions. The results list the highest dollar amounts by company, but provide no links to specific contracts.

The list of agencies does not include smaller government bodies such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), but does include the “Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.” Results for the profile of “Other Small Agencies” returns zero grants or contracts, with the reply “no data found.”

The public can search by recipient, though those results are also limited. A user must click on every contract to find a short description of what the spending involves.[…]

An advanced search allows a user to see all of an agency’s spending, separated by contract type, though the results are only available alphabetically. A user cannot sort the data by date, making it impossible to see agency spending day to day. One can download the results to sort by date in a spreadsheet, but they include no description of what the contracts are for.

Downloading data on spending by the State Department nearly crashed this reporter’s computer.

Search results are also not indexed on Google, making the website’s search engine the only avenue for citizens and reporters to find information within the site. Microsoft Sharepoint operates the new website’s search, and the results are limited.[…]

The website was not perfect prior to its reboot. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that Usaspending.gov was missing billions of dollars in federal awards, and the vast majority of federal contracts included errors.

The federal government had purchased the website back from the contractor running Usaspending.gov, Global Computer Enterprises, Inc. last October. GCE, which had operated the website since 2003, declared bankruptcy last year.

The website was previously overseen by the Office of Management and Budget, before the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service took it over in January.

The bureau was tasked with “making improvements to the site’s usability, presentation, and search functionalities” for its re-launch, which went live on Tuesday.

Requests for comment from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s office of public affairs were not returned.

“This is the most transparent administration in history,” President Barack Obama declared in February 2013, arguing that information on laws and regulations were “put online for everyone to see.”

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UPDATE: Indiana Pizzeria Forced To Close After “Progressives” Threaten Violence Over Their Support For RFRA…

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I’m assuming the liberal media who incited this by blatantly lying about what the owners said are pretty happy with themselves.

Via The Hill

A family-owned pizzeria in Indiana closed on Wednesday following backlash over its support of a controversial religious freedom law.

TMZ reported that Memories Pizza is suspending its business operations amid uproar over the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Owner Kevin O’Connor said vitriol toward his restaurant was so intense it was closed until further notice. The eatery began receiving threatening phone calls and social media postings after revealing its support for the law earlier this week.

O’Connor and his family initially inspired public rage by declaring that they would not cater gay weddings on Tuesday. That announcement made Memories Pizza Indiana’s first business to refuse potential customers service for religious reasons under the new law.[…]

Critics of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act believe it permits business discrimination of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals through religious rationales. The law’s supporters, in contrast, argue it allows businesses to make faith-based decisions without government interference.

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Clueless Dem Strategist: You Know, Reagan Would’ve Never Passed A Religious Freedom Law Like Indiana…

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He should worry less about hypotheticals on what Reagan would’ve done and more about what Bill Clinton actually did…a member of his own party.

Via Truth Revolt:

In an opinion blog for U.S. News & World Report, Democrat strategist Peter Fenn spoke for President Ronald Reagan, saying he wouldn’t have approved of the religious freedom laws just passed in Indiana and Arkansas.

Pointing to a speech Reagan gave in 1977 in front of the Fourth Conservative Political Action Conference, Fenn states that the new Republican Party Reagan was calling for would not include many of its members today, whom he believes might be “in the grips of religious fanatics.”

Fenn used this quote from Reagan’s speech to bolster his claim:

Conservatism is the antithesis of the kind of ideological fanaticism that has brought so much horror and destruction to the world. The common sense and common decency of ordinary men and women, working out their own lives in their own way — this is the heart of American conservatism today. Conservative wisdom and principles are derived from willingness to learn, not just from what is going on now, but from what has happened before.

Fenn admits that “as a life-long Democrat and a liberal,” he never cared for Reagan as president, especially “the movement of his party to the right.” Fenn prefers moderate and “reasonable” Republicans. Emphasizing that Reagan was addressing factory workers and black voters in a plea for embracing conservatism, Fenn quotes another section of the speech:

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Eleanor Holmes Norton Has A Long, Storied History Of Absolutely Terrible Parking Jobs…

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Thought her horrendous parking job caught on video would be the end of the saga? Not even close.

Via Roll Call:

Negotiating tight spots, a source maintains, isn’t the only thing Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has trouble with when she’s behind the wheel.

Perusing the now-viral video HOH posted of the 13-term lawmaker struggling to negotiate an angled Capitol Hill parking spot jarred the memory of a tipster who recalled a more appalling run-in that happened nearly a decade earlier.

Per our source, a seemingly average winter day in 2006 took a turn for the worse once Norton showed up on the scene.

“I was standing on the corner waiting to cross the street of 12th and G St. NW in DC when a car pulled up and parked right in front of me,” the tipster recounted via email.

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“The car didn’t just block me from crossing, it completely blocked the handicap ramp,” the stunned observer said of the brazen motorist who nonchalantly mounted the curb that February morning.

No longer able to continue along his intended path, the tipster stayed put until the driver emerged from the shoddily stationed vehicle.

“I recognized the person as soon as she came out and started to walk across the street,” the onlooker stated. He was rather shocked when Norton popped out and hustled across the way.

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She’s gonna need a whole lot more than the parking lessons she claimed she’s signed up for.

TSA Bows To Lib Pressure, Agrees To Stop Touching Black Women’s Hair In Security Checks…

Elderly nuns, not so lucky.

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Via The Hill:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has agreed to stop patting down hair styles that are popular among African-American women after complaints were raised by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The ACLU’s Northern California office had filed a complaint on behalf of a woman who complained her hair was unfairly searched by TSA officials at airports in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, Minn. in 2013.

TSA officials said Wednesday that have reached “an informal agreement with the ACLU to enhance officer training.”

Racial profiling is not tolerated by TSA,” the agency said in a statement that was provided to The Hill. “Not only is racial profiling prohibited under DHS and agency policy, but it is also an ineffective security tactic.”

O’Malley: Global Warming Is The Most Important “Natural Threat” Facing The U.S…

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Dumb, but it should be noted he said “natural” and not “man-made”…

Via Daily Caller:

Former Maryland governor and presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday global warming is the most important “natural threat” facing the U.S.

Calling global warming a “natural threat” distinguishes it from “man-made” threats like a nuclear Iran and Islamic extremism.

“The greatest danger that we face right now on a consistent basis in terms of manmade threats is — is — nuclear Iran and related to that, extremist violence,” O’Malley told Stephanopoulos. “I don’t think you can separate the two. I think they go together.”

“In terms of natural threats, clearly, it’s climate change. And we have to confront — we have to confront manmade and natural threats,” said O’Malley, a Democrat, clearly distinguishing global warming from man-made threats.

O’Malley’s comments are a huge departure from President Barack Obama and his cabinet, who not only call global warming a national security but also say it’s caused by human activity. Obama told Congress that “the Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it.”

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Idiotic Dem Nebraska State Sen. Stands By Statements He’d Shoot A Cop If He Weren’t Nonviolent: “I Meant What I Said”…

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“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.” Yeah, sounds like a nonviolent person alright…

Via CNS News:

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers refused to apologize last week for controversial comments he made comparing the police to ISIS and suggesting he would shoot a cop if he had a gun and weren’t nonviolent.

“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant,” Chambers said in reaction to calls for him to apologize or resign.

During a legislative hearing on a bill allowing guns in bars (LB 635) on March 20, Chambers said, “My ISIS is the police.”

“I would tell young people if you tell somebody to go across the world to fight for ISIS, they can put you in jail if you just talk about it. If you want to fight injustice, don’t– you don’t have to go around the world to find the ISIS mentality,” he said.

“Your ISIS is in America, and you’re likely to die over there one way or the other. So if you’re gonna die, die making your home safe. My home is not threatened by ISIS. Mine is threatened by the police. The police are licensed to kill us – children, old people,” Chambers added.

“If I were going to do something – but I’m not a man of violence – I wouldn’t go to Syria. I wouldn’t go to Iraq. I wouldn’t go to Afghanistan. I wouldn’t go to Yemen. I wouldn’t go to Tunisia. I wouldn’t go to Lebanon. I wouldn’t go to Jordan. I would do it right here,” he said.

“Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people as the police do daily, and they get away with it, and they’ve been given the license now,” Chambers said.

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