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…
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.
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.”
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.
But don’t worry, Obama doesn’t want to influence Israeli elections so he can’t meet with Netanyahu during his trip to America.
Via Free Beacon:
A U.S. State Department-funded group is financing an Israeli campaign to oust President Benjamin Netanyahu, and has hired former Obama aides to help with its grassroots organizing efforts.
U.S.-based activist group OneVoice International has partnered with V15, an “independent grassroots movement” in Israel that is actively opposing Netanyahu’s party in the upcoming elections, Ha’aretz reported on Monday. Former national field director for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign Jeremy Bird is also reportedly involved in the effort.
OneVoice development and grants officer Christina Taler said the group would be working with V15 on voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts but would not engage in overtly partisan activities. She said OneVoice and V15 are still formalizing the partnership. […]
OneVoice said in a press release on Tuesday that it is teaming up with V15 because Israel “need[s] a prime minister and a government who will be responsive to the people.”
OneVoice International received two grants from the U.S. State Department over the past year, and lists the agency as a “partner” on its website. Taler said the group is not using this money for its Israeli election-related efforts.
But they’re the cool kids, so it’s all jake.
Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a man convicted of raping several girls in a case that has captured the kingdom’s attention and marks the first beheading carried out under the newly enthroned King Salman.
The Interior Ministry said Moussa al-Zahrani was executed in the city of Jiddah. The ministry statement, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said al-Zahrani was convicted of luring underage girls, intoxicating them, forcing them to watch pornographic videos and then physically and sexually assaulting them.
His alleged victims were children assaulted in 2011 in a string of attacks in Jiddah.
The case has caused a stir on social media — which is unusual in Saudi Arabia for cases of violent crimes — in part because al-Zahrani claimed his innocence throughout the trial and two later appeals.
Last year, al-Zahrani appealed in a 20-minute video for Saudi King Abdullah, who died on Friday, to intervene. In the widely-viewed video, the 45-year-old Arabic teacher claimed he was framed by police and that a man — a neighbor of 10 years — who accused him of molesting his daughter was also a police investigator in the case.
3 more heads roll, while Obama is still there:
Via Daily Mail:
Saudi Arabia has carried out the second, third and fourth beheadings under the reign of King Salman just days after he assumed the throne.
Today’s executions of the men, two of whom were accused of drug smuggling, show the oil-rich Arab state is unlikely to back down over the enforcement of its strict version of Sharia law.
One of the men, convicted heroin trafficker Latif Khan Nurzada from Pakistan, was executed in the holy city Mecca – within hours of the new king meeting U.S. President Barack Obama.
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Venezuela’s problems never seem to end lately. With an economy in free-fall and inflation rising at an alarming rate, it often feels like the bottom is about to drop out on the country.
But who would have thought the roof would drop out first? During a taping of the National Assembly in Venezuela (their parliament), news crews had to run for cover as part of the archway and ceiling above the podium began to collapse and fall to the ground. The crew took these pictures and tweeted them to social media.
The public face of America.
Can you imagine the effort behind the scenes and the pressure being brought to bear? Update to this story on the struggle behind the scenes.
Via Right Scoop:
DAILY MAIL – No actions or decisions have been made in the investigation of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a prisoner swap with the Taliban after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, a U.S. Army spokesman said on Tuesday.
Major General Ronald Lewis, head of public affairs for the U.S. Army, also said in the statement that media reports published earlier on Tuesday about the case “patently false.”
NBC News earlier reported that Bergdahl would be charged with desertion, citing senior defense officials.
I’ve seen a few libs claiming she made some kind of statement by not wearing a hijab… she wasn’t.
Update: Or maybe not? Another version of the same clip with a blue logo shows Mooch in all her stinkface glory. Could be the Arab user who uploaded it blurred the face, or it could also be the Saudis have different versions for different markets (Muslim and non-Muslim).
To be honest, I’d be surprised if the Wahhabi Kingdom showed Mooch without a headscarf.
Paving a way for my youngest to play with his friend next door.