The photo the media has been waiting for.
While prominent liberals including ThinkProgress, the New York Times editorial board, Jonathan Chait, David Axelrod, Timothy Noah, and others have all joined in giving a thumbs-down to the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Travis County District Attorney’s office seems determined to continue its pursuit of Perry. As a result, Perry turned himself in Tuesday and got photographed.
The good news is that the 2012 presidential candidate and 2016 hopeful remembered a simple but rarely observed rule for preserving one’s dignity while in the clink: ALWAYS SMILE FOR YOUR MUG SHOT!
Just when you think MSNBC can’t sink any lower.
TRYMAINE LEE, MSNBC: I think it’s one thing to say there is no racial undertone here but then in practice, it’s almost like an apartheid state. When you look at the school board not a single African-American on the school board yet the community is 70% African-American. You have three black police officers on a force of 53. You talk about ladders of opportunity, young people feel there are none. The schools, many are failing. The state is embroiled in controversy about a transfer program. And so while he says it, he’s probably listening to his constituents.
There is a great article in the New Republic recently where they polled white folks in St. Louis and how people talk about what’s happening in the community. It’s on the people themselves for destroying their community and all the coded language. So there are clear issues here. I don’t know if he’s trying to do a P.R. move or what, clearly black folks in this community feel the long and terrible history here.
Another casualty of Obamacare.
An emergency medical services company says it will end ambulance services to most Indiana locations.
Rural/Metro Corporation said it will stop serving more than 30 communities and service will end within the next 60 days.
The move is due to the low number of transports in rural areas, the changing health care and low Medicaid reimbursement rates.
Company officials said they have tried to restructure and improve contracts throughout the past year.
One of the communities affected by the decision is Martinsville. Mayor Phil Deckard said while the news came as a surprise, they are already looking for a replacement.
“I asked the president if there was any chance of changing his mind, he assured me no. It was a financial decision, which I understand. I’ve already been contacted by two other private companies. My hope is that someone will come in and perhaps assume the contract that we already had to provide us guaranteed service. We will also utilize the service of the local EMS,” Deckard said.[...]
Rural/Metro provides service to almost 700 communities in 21 states.
How she said that with a straight face is beyond me.
Nothing to worry about, they are just a JV team according to Obama.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State, the Sunni militant group which seeks to establish a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, released a video on Tuesday that gave the strongest indication yet it might attempt to strike American targets.
The video with the theme “breaking of the American cross” boasts Islamic State will emerge victorious over “crusader” America. It follows a video posted on Monday warning of attacks on American targets if Washington struck against its fighters in Iraq and Syria.
The latest footage speaks of a holy war between the al-Qaeda offshoot and the United States, which occupied Iraq for nearly a dacade and faced stiff resistance from al Qaeda.
Islamic State’s sweep through northern Iraq, bringing it close to Baghdad and in control of the second city, Mosul, drew U.S. airstrikes on the country for the first time since the end of the American occupation in 2011.
So far, their “work” has involved determining that tear gas can carry in the wind.
ISIS’ psychopaths aren’t even human.
(Reuters) – Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can’t focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.
Tens of thousand of Yazidis fled their ancient homeland of Sinjar and other villages to escape a dramatic push by the Sunni militants who regard the ethnic minority as devil worshippers who must embrace their radical version of Islam or die. [...]
Some Yazidis, like Hassan, 22, a student, shake their heads in disbelief when recalling how only foreign Kurdish fighters from Turkey or Syria extended a lifeline in the face of Islamic State.
“They tied the hands of one woman to the back of a car and her legs to another car and they split her into two,” he said beside makeshift tents as women cried.
“It’s a rush, it’s an adrenaline rush and even though it’s f*cked up and I feel confused and conflicted about it all.”
Apparently Erdogan’s anti-Semitic rhetoric doesn’t bother Obama.
Via Free Beacon:
The State Department defended missile sales to Turkey just hours after news emerged that Ankara is hosting and abetting a senior Hamas operative who planned to violently overthrow the Palestinian government in the West Bank and wage war on Israel.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defended the transfer of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Turkey just days after she was forced to explain why the White House had stepped in to block similar weapons shipments to Israel.
Reporters at Harf’s daily briefing expressed confusion as to why arms shipments would be stopped to Israel yet permitted to Turkey, despite the latter nation’s increasing anti-Semitism and efforts to bolster Hamas terrorists.
The victim being black, the cop is white. What more evidence do you need?
… Twenty-two percent (22%) of blacks and other minorities think most cops are racist, compared to just nine percent (9%) of whites.
Fifty-three percent (53%) of blacks think the policeman’s name should have been made public. Just 36% of whites and 40% of other minority Americans agree.
But blacks and whites have sharply different views on what has happened in Ferguson and what should happen next. While the investigation continues, most black Americans (57%) are already convinced that the police officer should be found guilty of murder, a view shared by just 17% of whites and 24% of other minority adults.
CAIR pandering to their liberal allies.
New London – A rally will be held at 3 p.m. today at Parade Plaza in response to events in Ferguson, Mo., that began with the Aug. 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Organizing the rally are members of various community organizations, including Hearing Youth Voices, New London Parent Advocates, All Souls Unitarian Universalists Congregation New London, the Council on American Islamic Relations in Connecticut and ACLU-CT, among others, according to a press release.
A group of youth participants will gather at 11 a.m. Sunday at 60 Huntington St. to make signs and march to the Parade Plaza at 2:30 p.m.