Lundergan Grimes Campaign Mocks McConnell For Bus Being Pulled Over By Cops… One Minor Problem – It Was A Police Escort…
Grimes’ Deputy Campaign Manager thought he hit Internet gold with this one:
Via NY Times:
A spokeswoman for Mr. McConnell’s campaign said that the bus had not been pulled over by the police and was not in danger of missing an event.
“They just stopped because they were running ahead of schedule and needed to hold for a minute before entering the venue,” she said. “The senator has a police escort.”
NAACP Leader Calls For Creating Confusion During Midterm Election By Deliberately Misleading Voters…
Why no, there’s nothing shady about this at all.
Via Judicial Watch:
According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in North Carolina, and to use the evidence of that confusion in the ongoing litigation between Eric Holder’s Justice Department and North Carolina and to show that North Carolina’s election integrity laws are discriminatory. From the letter:
It is also our understanding that during the [NAACP conference], Rev. Barber urged those in attendance to take unregistered voters to vote during the Early Voting period and to engage in get-out-the vote activities that included transporting registered voters to vote in precincts in which they are not assigned to vote on Election Day, or words to that effect. The stated purpose for these activities, as I understand it, was to gather evidence for and thereby enhance plaintiffs prospects of success in the litigation involving [North Carolina’s Election Integrity Laws].
Judicial Watch has been actively involved in this sprawling North Carolina election litigation for the past two years. Judicial Watch has filed two amicus briefs in this case, one in 2013 and one in 2014, supporting North Carolina and election integrity. On both occasions, we were joined in our brief by our partner the Allied Educational Foundation and by local political activist Christina Merrill. We also gave oral arguments and submitted an expert witness report to the trial court explaining that no one is harmed by these election integrity laws, but rather, these laws prevent fraud and ensure all Americans are confident that election results are fair and honest.
But that would put Jesse Jackson out of work.
The Democratic effort to pump up the African-American vote in Georgia just took an interesting turn.
A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters:
“If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.
Brilliant Political Analysis: Obama Says Georgia Dem Will Win “If There’s High Turnout Among Democrats,” Low Turnout “She Won’t Win”…
Super genius alert.
Blue Cross, Blue Shield of NJ (“BCBSNJ”) is New Jersey’s largest insurance provider accounting for somewhere between 55-65% of all New Jersey residents insurance wether through work or your own means you live in NJ chances are you have them.
Well the rates for Oct 2013-2014 have been unveiled and there’s a $100-$300 increase across the board. Reduction of coverage on almost every single plan type Blue Cross offers New Jersey residents.
If you previously had the “Horizon EPO Essentials Plan” you now are stuck with a $6,500 deductible you likely will never use in a calendar year and paying out of pocket for literally everything. But hey, you have insurance and aren’t getting fined right?
Defend posted the top pic used by the Daily Mail over the weekend.
Via Daily Mail:
Members of a German motorcycle gang have arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane to fight against Islamic State militants who have been attacking the city for the past four weeks.
Leaders of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club, which has strong Kurdish links, have posted images of their riders posing in the city – some of them carrying weapons.
The news comes just after three members of a notorious motorcycle gang from the Netherlands were told they had not committed any crime by travelling to Kobane to join the fight against ISIS.
Images of the Median Empire Motorcycle Club emerged on the group’s Facebook page, and showed the heavily tattooed riders with rifles slung over the shoulders.
In a shot of the Germans huddled together, the gang’s logo – a sinister looking white face on a black background – could clearly be seen on their leather vests.
HT: Mrs. Zip
I can think of an easy way for them to avoid being sued.
Via Free Beacon:
Pennsylvania Democrats are outraged after a bill was passed that allows gun rights groups like the NRA to sue localities for passing laws that violate state law.
Many such Democrats said a provision forcing localities that lose lawsuits to pay the legal fees of the plaintiffs is particularly objectionable.
“This is a dangerous provision that threatens municipalities’ financial stability,” Rep. Madeleine Dean (D., Montgomery) told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
No, it isn’t.
From October 7th:
Vice President Joe Biden is combining his traditional gaffe-making with some tentative criticism of President Barack Obama’s economy, as he embarks on his effort to win the Democrats’ 2016 nomination.
“In a macroeconomic sense, the economy is roaring, everything is growing great [but] the truth of the matter is, a lot of folks are hurting. A lot of middle class folks are in a stagnant position,” he told a meeting of Democrats in Los Angeles, Calif.
HIs gaffe wasn’t a diplomatic error or a accidental insult, but more of a fake humble-brag.
“My [Senate] colleagues would tell you, I’m referred to in Washington and nationally as ‘Middle Class Joe,’” he told the Democrats, who included the Italian-American mayor of L.A., Gil Garcetti.
Note to Mrs. Brazile: The 24th Amendment was ratified in 1964.
And being the class act that she is, Brazile also touts a prolific lib Twitter troll whose avatar depicts the GOP elephant performing a sexual act on itself.
Via Somalia Online:
Three teenage girls from the western U.S. city of Denver, Colorado are reported on their way back to the United States after going missing from their homes last Friday and later being apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany.
Relatives and other sources told VOA’s Somali Service the girls left Denver and flew to Frankfurt via Chicago. Family members alerted Denver authorities who contacted their German counterparts.
Two of the girls are sisters of ethnic Somali origin and are 15 and 16 years old. The third girl is from Sudan – her age is not yet known. It is not yet clear where they ultimately were heading, but one of the young girls reportedly told German authorities, “We are going to Turkey to study.”
All are of Somali heritage
— Dr. Asim Yousafzai (@asimusafzai) October 21, 2014
Girls were reported missing by their parents prior to being arrested in Germany…
Report: Three missing Colorado teenage girls allegedly bound to fight extremists found in Germany http://t.co/g8CXrbhbZi
— KDVR FOX31 Denver (@KDVR) October 21, 2014
Three international students were arrested over the weekend after Oklahoma City Police say they raped a man.
26-year-old Naif Albaqami, 25-year-old Mamoon Alghuwainem, and 23-year-old Fahad Alghuainem were all placed under arrest when a man told police he had been raped at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast side.
According to authorities, the victim met Naif at a bar a couple weeks ago. They agreed to meet up at Alghuwainem’s apartment at the Capitol on 28th complex on Saturday and head to a bar. Police say they stayed till closing and then went back to Alghuwainem’s apartment.
The victim told police he headed to the bathroom. When he came out, he said Fahad was blocking the hallway and started “rubbing up” on him. The victim told police they went into the bedroom and “it got too rough.” According to police, the victim said he told Fahad to stop repeatedly.
According to authorities, the victim tried to dress quickly after Fahad had finished, but that’s when Mamoon came in and started to have sex with him. The victim said he told Mamoon to stop, but he wouldn’t.
After Mamoon finished, the victim told officers he tried to get dressed again, but Naif came in and started to have sex with him. He told police he yelled out Naif’s name, hoping it would “make it personal,” but he wouldn’t stop.
Police say the victim had minor injuries. He consented to a rape kit and was taken to the hospital.
Police arrested all three suspects on first degree rape charges.
With all the talk about Ebola, it’s good to take a look at the origins and spread, according to this map. This map runs timeline of cases from March to two days ago, when there were 8,472 cases.
What makes the disease challenging is the exponential nature by which it spreads, and the map is great at showing this nature.
Courageous woman who probably saved hundreds, if not thousands. The other critical piece in Nigeria fighting a winning battle is that the government closed the borders to people from other Ebola affected nations.
A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country’s first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak.
Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, a doctor at First Consultant Hospital, oversaw treatment of Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria’s Ebola patient zero, when he arrived sick in Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital and Africa’s largest city, on a flight from Liberia in July.
Adadevoh fought to isolate Sawyer, a top official in the Liberian Ministry of Finance who did not take kindly to isolation and lied about his symptoms, officials said.
“Immediately, he was very aggressive,” Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, the hospital’s director, told the BBC. “He was more intent on leaving the hospital than anything else. He was screaming. He pulled his intravenous [tubes] and spilled the blood everywhere.”
His crime? Leaving a Bible at a nightclub.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.
Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May. He was flown out of North Korea on a U.S. government jet that was spotted Tuesday by Associated Press journalists at Pyongyang’s international airport. The Swedish government helped negotiate Fowle’s release.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it was a positive decision by North Korea to release Fowle, but called on Pyongyang to release the other Americans, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller.
Hopefully, we find our root again in this election.
A devastating new Politico poll reveals voters believe America has spun off its axis and is “out of control.”
“An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are ‘out of control’ and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms,” reports Politico.
The poll, which surveyed states and districts in the most competitive congressional races, found that 64% of Americans believe “things in the U.S. feel like they are out of control right now.”
Specifically, the poll found that 84% of voters believe the Islamic State (ISIS) represents a “serious” threat to America. Just 12% said ISIS terrorists do not pose a serious threat.
On the issue of Obamacare, the poll found that 57% of Americans believe their health care costs will increase, and just 7% believe that Obamacare will do as President Barack Obama claimed and reduce personal costs.
Politico’s poll also found Obama slightly trailing former President George W. Bush on managerial effectiveness. When asked “Which President do you believe was more effective at managing the basic functions of the federal government?” 38% said George W. Bush, 35% said Obama, and 26% answered “both about the same.”
The Politico poll sample contained 36% Democrats, 36% Republicans, and 28% Independents.
Voters head to the polls in 15 days.
The White House Tuesday defended President Obama’s latest comment to seemingly gift opponents with another attack-ad ready soundbite — that even Democrats trying to keep their distance from him are all “folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress.”
“The question the reverend asked him [was], a lot of listeners are supporters of yours — why should they take their support from you and transfer that to other candidates?” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The president said he’s looking for partners in Congress who are supportive” of his policies, he added.
“They don’t support [the policies] because the president supports them. They support them because they’re the right thing to do,” said Earnest. “The president is pleased to have partners in Congress working with him to make progress,” he said. “Here’s the other thing: the Democrats are going to be counting on Hispanics, African-Americans, young people, young women in particular to turn out [in the midterm] elections. The president got them to turn out in 2008 and 2012.”
The scourge of sexist gingerbread men is coming to an end!
HT: Joseph Curl
Forty-nine cases on Monday alone, and these are just the confirmed ones, countless cases go unreported.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) – After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.
Forty-nine confirmed cases of Ebola emerged in just one day, Monday, in two Ebola zones in and around the capital, the National Ebola Response Center, or NERC, said. Lawmaker Claude Kamanda who represents a western area said more than 20 deaths are being reported daily.
Kamanda told the local Politico newspaper that authorities are experiencing challenges collecting corpses from both quarantined and non-quarantined homes.
Authorities say the uncontrolled movement of people from the interior to Waterloo which is the gateway to Freetown, the capital, has fueled the increase of Ebola cases in the west. There is a strong feeling that people are violating the quarantines elsewhere and coming to Freetown through Waterloo.