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Obama calls press conference to announce lack of strategy against ISIS

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

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President Obama called a presser earlier today to show off his new light tan suit and comfort the public about the fact that there is currently no strategy for defeating ISIS:

“I am confident that as commander in chief, I have the authority to engage in the acts that we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops, we will continue to consult with Congress, and I do think it will be important for Congress to weigh in, and that our consultations with Congress continue to develop so that the American people are part of the debate. But, I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet. What I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are. And I think that’s not just my assessment, but the assessment of the military as well,” Obama said.

Obama and the military’s assessment is that the news media’s reports of their ISIS strategy is ahead of where their strategy actually is, because there isn’t one? Ah, the old “if you think about it, choosing to not yet have a strategy is actually a strategy” strategy.

Here are interesting offsets:

John Kerry Says ISIS 'Will Be Crushed' | The Daily Caller http://t.co/Ti4dEUQyrQ

— conservativesouthern (@politsoutherner) August 21, 2014

Obama says 'no strategy yet' on defeating ISIS

— The Int. Spectator (@INTLSpectator) August 28, 2014

By the way, the White House has a new official wardrobe provider:

Overheard at the end of this presser: "Mr. Obama's wardrobe courtesy of Stu Nahan clothiers." pic.twitter.com/GS3tMwofqc

— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) August 28, 2014

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‘Phony scandal’ update: Lois Lerner’s Blackberry ‘wiped clean’ of info after congressional probe began

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

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We still don’t seem to have reached that “smidgen of corruption” threshold where somebody — anybody — loses a job, a pension, or even a night’s sleep over this “phony scandal” that continues to reek more every day:

Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.

Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was “removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012.”

That date – June 2012 – is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

I’m sure the current IRS commissioner will have a sufficiently smug response at the ready if he’s questioned about this.

Also, the IRS is now saying that Lois Lerner’s emails were never really “missing,” but were just being really cheeky and hiding from them.

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Faces of climate change: Maybe pictures of ‘scared scientists’ will convert deniers

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

This is a joke, right?

In his black-and-white photography series “Scared Scientists,” Nick Bowers captures a raw element not often associated with scientific knowledge. For the series, Bowers interviewed a selection of scientists in varying fields, capturing the frightened looks on their faces while they contemplated their findings. The photos are minimalist but intense, each wrinkle and crease pointing to a human unease we can all connect with.

Bowers told The Huffington Post he hopes to convey “the humanity and vulnerability of the scientists” through his work. “That they are as individuals concerned by climate change, separate from the scientific realm.”

Need more convincing?

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We’re doooomed! Should I make the check out to Al Gore or Al Jazeera?

(Thumb pic on main page via FreakingNews.com)

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Warren Buffett helps finance BK’s tax reduction; Harry Reid figuring out how to blame the Koch brothers

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

null “So I do all the stuff you’ve been caling ‘unpatriotic,’ and you guys then blame the Koch brothers. Sound like a plan?”

The Democrats’ corporate hero, Warren Buffett, is having a hand in American-based Burger King buying Canadian-based Tim Horton’s. Naturally the Democrat supporter is going to heed President Obama’s call for “economic patriotism” and move Tim Horton’s HQ to the U.S. so the company can pay more taxes in the states, right? Actually, it’s going to end up the other way around:

Burger King on Tuesday confirmed plans to acquire Ontario-based Tim Hortons for about $11 billion—creating a new company to be based in Canada with combined sales of $23 billion.

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is helping to fund the deal by committing $3 billion of preferred equity financing. The news release on the deal did not disclose the terms for Berkshire, which is only a financing source and will not have any participation in the management and operation of the business.

Buffett still won’t take too much heat from the left. I wonder why

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State Dept spox says ISIS ‘not about the US’; Chuck Hagel disagrees

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with the wind-up:

The Islamic State poses a greater threat to the United States than al Qaeda did leading up to September 11, 2001, top brass at the Pentagon acknowledged on Thursday, discussing the crisis fast unfolding in eastern Syria and northern Iraq.

“This is beyond anything that we’ve seen,” Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said, speaking to journalists with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey. “We must prepare for everything.”

And State Dept. spokesperson Marie Harf delivers the pitch:

Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, but she also stated that the ISIS threat “is not about the United States and what we do.”

Harf spoke after President Obama told the nation that “governments and peoples across the Middle East” should come together in a “common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.” He then went golfing.

President Obama’s apparently siding with Harf on this one.

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Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. to investigate ISIS murder of James Foley

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

Well, during his statement yesterday, President Obama did say ISIS would be brought to justice, and here’s Justice:

Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced that the Department of Justice has “an open criminal investigation” into the brutal killing of photojournalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

“Those who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something,” Holder said in Washington.

“This Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation – we have long memories and our reach is very wide,” he said. “We will not forget what happened and people will be held accountable, one way or the other.”

Rumor has it Holder’s decision to initiate an investigation was sealed after he found out ISIS had an anti-Obama float in a Syrian parade.

Here’s how the DOJ investigation might play out: Holder will begin his investigation by demanding all ISIS correspondence; ISIS will say that’s all been lost due to a hard drive crash; Holder will shrug and walk away.

Speaking of Obama’s statement yesterday, his declaration that ISIS would be “brought to justice” was quickly followed by a round of golf. The New York Daily News put it this way:

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World leader cuts short vacation after murder of American journalist

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

Compare and contrast:

BBC also says British PM David Cameron has cut short his vacation and returned to London following the news about Foley’s killing.

— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) August 20, 2014

Pres Obama waves as he boards Air Force One – heading back to MV for the last 5 days of his MV getaway. pic.twitter.com/A3RWRu0hSY

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 19, 2014

(h/t Jim Geraghty at NRO)

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Rick Perry ad knocks out indictment with roundhouse kick to the head

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

**Written by Doug Powers

Before video of the knockout blow, some brief background on the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that even the New York Times and David Axelrod have said is questionable at best:

At issue is Perry’s decision to veto $7.5 million in funding for an anti-corruption unit that is part of the Travis County district attorney’s office. Perry wanted Rosemary Lehmberg (D), the district attorney for Travis County, to step down after her April 2013 drunken-driving arrest. She declined, and Perry made good on his threat to withhold the money. A watchdog group filed an ethics complaint that led to Perry’s indictment on two felony counts.

In response, Team Perry delivered those who indicted the governor a cup-shattering kick to the crotch:

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AP headline perfectly sums up 44th presidency

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:35

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Put this one in the presidential time capsule:

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What’s that all about?

Part of the decision to head back to Washington appears aimed at countering criticism that Obama is spending two weeks on a resort island in the midst of so many foreign and domestic crises.

The White House now hopes everybody assumes that Obama’s brief return to the White House is in emergency response to Iraq and Ferguson. About that:

Today, the president will return from Martha’s Vineyard where he is vacationing with his family and working on his golf game for a series of meetings in Washington, DC. It’s a short break as he is returning to the island on Tuesday. The trip back is a bit mysterious and we know he has at least one meeting with Vice President Biden, but the trip is not in reaction to the situation in Ferguson, Mo. or the airstrikes ordered in Iraq last week, as this stop back has been on the schedule for weeks.

So, what in fact is the real reason Obama’s headed back to DC? Place your bets!

Whatever the actual reason, a couple photo ops for the president who isn’t interested in photo ops are now on the schedule:

https://twitter.com/KellyO/statuses/501205851752132609

This morning, Pres Obama meets with his national security team to discuss developments in Iraq. Photo op for cameras, but not reporters.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 18, 2014

Members of the exclusive Mainstream Media Obama Lapdog Gold Club can earn bonus points for reporting Obama’s long-scheduled return to DC as “the president’s so prescient that he saw the Ferguson and Iraq crises coming way before they even happened and planned accordingly.”

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Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fair share of Big Oil cash so he can keep saving the planet from Big Oil greed

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:35

**Written by Doug Powers

There is no “greener” lawsuit than one I don’t have to expend any energy whatsoever deciding which side to root for. Can there be an outcome where they both lose?

From the New York Times:

Former Vice President Al Gore has filed a lawsuit against the Middle Eastern media group Al Jazeera, accusing it of fraud and breach of contract in its $500 million purchase of Mr. Gore’s Current TV cable channel.

The dispute centers on Al Jazeera’s refusal to turn over “tens of millions of dollars” remaining in an escrow account and still owed to the selling shareholders of Current TV, according to a statement from David Boies, the lawyer representing Mr. Gore and a Current TV co-owner, Joel Hyatt, who are suing on behalf of all the selling shareholders.
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Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt filed the case in the Delaware Court of Chancery in Wilmington. Few other details are known, as the complaint has been sealed by the court, but Mr. Gore and the other selling shareholders have petitioned to make the case public.

Attorney David Boies represented the Goracle in 2000, meaning that we’ll know the sale and court battle has gone bad for Gore if Al Jazeera gets to keep the $500 million and George W. Bush somehow ends up back in the White House.

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Asian-bashing Dems and the doormat minorities who enable them

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:00

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Asian-bashing Dems and the doormat minorities who enable them
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth. The feeble-minded coot stuck his foot in that mess of a mouth again last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. But as mortifying as the Senate Majority Leader is, there’s an even worse spectacle: Asian-American liberals who keep giving top Democrats and their partisan operatives blanket passes.

Reid clumsily offered his assessment of the success and intelligence of business leaders of Asian descent at the gathering. “I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” he babbled. You put those uppity Asians in their places, Hater Harry!

During a question-and-answer session, Reid followed up his jibe with a crude “joke” about Chinese surnames that would make Archie Bunker cringe: “One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight.”

Good thing the pale-faced codger didn’t let a “ching-chong” slip out, too. You know it was ringing around between his ears. Mocking Asian monikers is a hanging offense if you’re a Republican pol or conservative talk-show host. But it’s just a meaningless gaffe by “diversity’s” best friend when you’re Democratic Senate Majority Leader.

That’s why Reid’s hosts obliged with subdued tittering. National news anchors selectively averted their gazes. The Asian American Journalists Association, so quick to issue sanctimonious guidelines for avoiding ethnic stereotypes, maintained radio silence. And the usual left-wing speech police who read racism into every word uttered by conservatives from “angry” to “Chicago” to “Constitution” to “Obamacare” saw and said nothing.

One bizarre group, Asian Pacific American Advocates, was only offended because they resent public attention paid to successful Asian Americans. They vented that Reid “falsely assumes that our communities continue to perpetuate the model minority stereotype, when we have been actively working to highlight the vast socioeconomic disparities within our communities.” These confused people have spent way too much time in social justice 101 classes.

Back in Washington, D.C., the usually garrulous Democratic chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Rep. Judy Chu, responded by … not responding at all. CAPAC Executive Director Krystal Ka’ai did not return my email seeking reaction to the race-mocking Senate Majority Leader, who has now apologized for his “extremely poor taste.”

Chu and her ethnic grievance caucus — which pledges to “denounce racial and religious discrimination affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” — did find time over the past year to:

–attack a Seattle theater production of The Mikado for its use of “exaggerated Asian stereotypes.”

–”denounce” comedian Jimmy Kimmel for a kids’ table skit that poked fun at America’s debts to China.

—demand the firing of Fox News liberal chucklehead Bob Beckel for using “racial slurs” against Chinese people.

Here’s another glaring omission by the Democrats’ whitewashers: Neither CAPAC’s press release archive nor its Twitter account has published a word about the ugly liberal racists in Kentucky who’ve repeatedly attacked former GOP Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

Last year, left-wing super-PAC Progress Kentucky tweeted multiple China-bashing messages insinuating that Chao, the Taiwanese-American wife of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, was part of some conspiratorial plot to move jobs to Asia. The Progress Kentucky xenophobes denied engaging in race-baiting. But the dog whistle — dog trumpet — had been sounded, and the liberal racist hits keep on coming.

Earlier this month, Kathy Groob, a “progressive” supporter of McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Alison Grimes, repeatedly insulted Chao on social media as his “Chinese wife.” She’s “not from KY, she is Asian,” fumed Groob. You won’t be surprised to learn that Groob had complained copiously about “sexism” and “racism” by the tea party.

When will doormat minorities grow spines and stop protecting the progressives of pallor who denigrate them? Collectivism is a hard, cowardly habit to break.

Congrats, Diane Douglas! Grass-roots activist ousts pro-Common Core state supe in Arizona GOP primary

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:21

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Most of the rest of the nation has never heard of Diane Douglas. But the education establishment in D.C. and Common Core’s overlords — looking at you, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Gates Foundation, Jeb Bush, etc. etc. etc — will all know her name tomorrow morning. Grass-roots parents and anti-Common Core activists in Arizona know and love her. So do readers of this blog. In May, I endorsed Douglas’s upstart candidacy for state superintendent in Arizona. She battled an entrenched GOP candidate, John Huppenthal, who enjoyed all the perks and privileges of incumbency. Huppenthal derided parents as “barbarians at the gate” and doubled down on his support for Common Core. Flashback:

In Arizona, the Republican state superintendent John Huppenthal is a zealous defender of Common Core. Earlier this week, he savaged opponents as “barbarians at the gate.” This ad hominem attack is straight from the playbook of other elitist Common Core peddlers (see Arne Duncan’s bigoted sneer at “white suburban moms”, Missouri state rep. Mike Lair’s swipe at “paranoid” parents, and Jeb Bush’s snit fit against critics.)

Smug Huppenthal is confident he’ll cruise to victory on the August 26th primary.

But parents in Arizona have a choice.

Mom and former school board member Diane Douglas is in the race to unseat arrogant Huppenthal and combat Common Core. She’s principled, clear-thinking, and bold.

“My vision is to put Arizona’s education back in the hands of Arizonans, she says. “We know what’s best for our children and we don’t need people from Washington telling us how to educate our children.”

She vows to:

Use every power of the office and all my energies to ensure the AZ Dept & our State Board of Education protect and defend our 10th Amendment right to direct and control
the education of our children.

Work with our Republican legislators to protect our children, and their families, from the unconstitutional invasion of their privacy through massive federally mandated data collection.

Tonight, I’m happy to report, voters tossed Huppenthal and his elitist backside out of office. With a shoestring budget and relentless grass-roots campaigning, Diane Douglas slayed a Fed Ed giant.

It CAN be done. It WILL be done. It MUST be done.

Thank you, Diane, for your courage, principle, inspiration, and leadership. On to victory in November.

Horror at 30,000 feet: ‘Mr. Climate’ John Kerry forced to fly commercial after private jet problems

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:35

**Written by Doug Powers

Among John Kerry’s stops on his recent travels abroad was a visit to the Solomon Islands to talk about the effects of climate change. Kerry of course used the state department jet for his travels — that is, until the jet decided it didn’t want to contribute to the hypocrisy one minute longer:

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Nice to see “Mr. Climate” Kerry was forced to go a little greener:

The globe-trotting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to catch a commercial flight on Thursday after his U.S. Air Force plane encountered technical difficulties before takeoff from Hawaii at the end of a nine-day round-the-world trip.

Kerry was returning to Washington after visiting Afghanistan, Myanmar, Australia and the Solomon Islands when his plane broke down at Hawaii’s Hickman Air Force Base.

He had stopped for a day in Hawaii where he delivered a speech on increased U.S. interests in Asia and the Pacific region.

“Finally some frequent flyer miles!” Kerry said on hearing the news that he would have to catch a commercial flight along with his staff and a traveling press corps.

With any luck Kerry got stuck sitting next to a colicky baby and a guy who wouldn’t stop talking about shower curtain rings.

(h/t Twitchy)

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Read and remember: Meet the cops who gave their lives

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:35

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The entrance to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. The inscription reads: “In Valor There is Hope — Tacitus.”

Meet the cops who gave their lives
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

If you’ve been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities’ tweets and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think that every police officer in America has a finger on the trigger, hunting for any excuse to gun down defenseless youths.

This hysterical nonsense must be stopped.

The Cirque du Cop-Bashing, with Al Sharpton as ringmaster, is working overtime to exploit the deadly incident in Ferguson, Mo. That means stoking anti-law enforcement fires at all costs.

Are there bad cops? Yes. Does the police state go overboard sometimes? Yes. Do the demagogues decrying systemic racism and braying about “assassinations” know what happened when teenager Mike Brown was tragically shot and killed last week? No.

Here’s a reality check. While narcissistic liberal journalists and college kids are all posting “Hands Up” selfies in hipster solidarity with Ferguson protesters, it’s law enforcement officers who risk their lives in “war zones” every day across the country.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) reports that a total of 1,501 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 58 hours or 150 per year. These include local and state police officers, federal officers, correctional officers and military law enforcement officers.

Fact: Last year, 100 law enforcement officers were killed. On average, over the past decade, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,658 injuries.

Fact: New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 697 deaths. Texas has lost 1,675 officers, more than any other state.

Just this week, NLEOMF released preliminary fatality statistics from August 2013 to August 2014. Total fatalities are up 14 percent, from 63 last year to 72 this year. “Five officers were killed in ambushes, which continue to be a major threat to law enforcement safety,” the group notes.

Among the men in uniform who gave their lives this summer:

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Officer Scott Patrick and his accused killer Brian Fitch
Police Officer Scott Patrick of the Mendota Heights Police Department in Minnesota. He was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on July 30. Patrick leaves behind a wife and two teenage daughters.

Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield of the Gary Police Department in Indiana. Westerfield was shot in the head and killed in a July 6 ambush while sitting in his police vehicle after responding to a 911 call. The suspect had been previously arrested for domestic violence and for kicking another officer. Westerfield, a 19-year police department veteran as well as an Army veteran, leaves behind a wife and four daughters.

Officer Perry Renn of the Indianapolis Police Department. He was shot and killed while responding to reports of gunfire on July 5. After 20 years on the job, Renn chose to serve in one of the city’s most dangerous areas, even though his seniority would have allowed him to take a less dangerous role. “He chose to work in patrol to make a difference in the field,” Police Chief Rick Hite said at Renn’s funeral. “Every day, Perry got out of his police car.” Renn is survived by his wife.

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Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. and his accused killervQuintylan Richard

Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares, Jr. of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. The 15-year law enforcement veteran was shot and killed on June 23 while investigating two suspicious suspects. Bares had been mowing his lawn while off-duty when he witnessed a suspicious car crash. When he went to investigate, he was gunned down. The assailants stole his truck as he lay dying. “He’s the type of person that would give his shirt off his back to anybody,” a cousin said in tribute. “Anyone that knows Allen will tell you that he was that kind of person.” Bares leaves behind a wife and two children.

Officer Melvin Santiago and his killer Lawrence Campbell
Police Officer Melvin Santiago of the Jersey City Police Department in New Jersey. Santiago, a proud rookie cop who loved his job, was ambushed on July 13 by a homicidal armed robber. Santiago was 23 years old. After Santiago’s killer was shot dead by police, the violent Bloods street gang vowed to “kill a Jersey City cop and not stop until the National Guard is called out.”

Al Sharpton, concocter of hate-crimes hoaxes and inciter of violent riots against police, had no comment.

Related:

The war on cops

Oof: Head of Fraternal Order of Police says Obama ‘discussing tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful’

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:35

**Written by Doug Powers

President Obama had some brief remarks today about the situation in Iraq as well as in Ferguson, Missouri. On the latter issue, Obama said Ferguson police should not be bullying journalists who are trying to do their jobs and should be more “open and transparent” (James Rosen and Lois Lerner’s emails unavailable for comment).

The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police didn’t appreciate Obama’s guidance on the matter:

The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police criticized President Obama Thursday for his remarks about law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo.

“I would contend that discussing police tactics from Martha’s Vineyard is not helpful to ultimately calming the situation,” director Jim Pasco said in an interview with The Hill.

“I think what he has to do as president and as a constitutional lawyer is remember that there is a process in the United States and the process is being followed, for good or for ill, by the police and by the county and by the city and by the prosecutors’ office,” Pasco added.

Pasco harkened back to 2009, when Obama criticized a Massachusetts police officer for arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, when he was attempting to break into his own home. Obama said the officer had “acted stupidly.”

“That is one where the president spoke precipitously without all the facts,” Pasco said, adding that the current situation “is a much larger and more tragic incident.”

And if you bet that after President Obama’s statement he could get to the golf course in under seven minutes, go to the cashier’s window and collect your winnings:

https://twitter.com/charliespiering/status/500004644165152768

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Hillary Clinton to offer Obama a re-set button on the Vineyard by ‘hugging it out’

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:35

**Written by Doug Powers

It continued: “Secretary Clinton has at every step of the way touted the significant achievements of his presidency, which she is honored to have been part of as his secretary of state. While they’ve had honest differences on some issues, including aspects of the wicked challenge Syria presents, she has explained those differences in her book and at many points since then. Some are now choosing to hype those differences but they do not eclipse their broad agreement on most issues. Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when … they see each other tomorrow night.”

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The Jihadi Serial Killer No One’s Talking About [plus: read the charging documents]

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:31

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The Jihadi Serial Killer No One’s Talking About
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not.

The usual suspects who decry hate crimes and gun violence haven’t uttered a peep. Why? Like O.J.’s glove: If the narrative don’t fit, you must acquit. The admitted killer will be cast as just another “lone wolf” whose familiar grievances and bloodthirsty Islamic invocations mean nothing.

I say: Enough with the whitewashing. Meet Ali Muhammad Brown. His homicidal Islamic terror spree took him from coast to coast. The 29-year-old career thug admitted to killing Leroy Henderson in Seattle in April; Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle on June 1; and college student Brendan Tevlin, 19, in Essex County, New Jersey, on June 25. Tevlin was gunned down in his family Jeep on his way home from a friend’s house. Ballistics and other evidence linked all the victims to Muhammad Brown. Police apprehended him last month hiding in an encampment near the Watchung Mountains of West Orange, New Jersey.

While he was on the run, he disguised himself in a Muslim keffiyeh. He carried a notebook with jihadist scribblings and advice on evading detection. I obtained the latest charging documents filed in Washington state, which detail the defiant domestic terrorist’s motives.

READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENT HERE: 20140820145129074

Muhammad Brown told investigators that Tevlin’s slaying was a “just kill.” The devout Islamic adherent proclaimed: “My mission is vengeance. For the lives, millions of lives are lost every day.” Echoing jihadist Fort Hood mass killer Nidal Hasan, Muhammad Brown cited Muslim deaths in “Iraq, Syria, (and) Afghanistan” as the catalysts for his one-man Islamic terror campaign. “All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life.

When a detective asked him to clarify whether all four murders were “done for vengeance for the actions of the United States in the Middle East,” Muhammad Brown stated unequivocally: “Yes.” He added that he was “just doing (his) small part.”

Seattle’s left-wing mayor, Ed Murray, rushed to issue a statement — which might as well have sported an insipid “Coexist” bumper sticker across the page — asserting that Muhammad Brown’s seething, deadly hatred did “not reflect the values of Muslims.” But the fact is Ali Muhammad Brown has plenty of company. Seattle alone has been a long-festering hotbed of anti-American, anti-Semitic jihadism.

In 2011, a Muslim terror ring led by Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh plotted “to kill officers and employees of the Department of Defense who worked at the (Military Entrance Processing Stations) located in the Federal Center South building in Seattle, Washington, and to kill other persons assisting such officers and employees in the performance of their duties” using “fully-automatic weapons pistols, and fragmentation grenades.”

In 2007, Seattle jihadist James Ujaama pleaded guilty to terrorism charges related to his plan to establish a terror-training ground in Bly, Oregon. He had previously pleaded guilty to aiding the Taliban.

In 2006, Everett, Washington Islamic revenge-seeker Naveed Haq shot six innocent women and killed one at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle building while spewing anti-Israel hatred and Muslim diatribes.

In 2002, James Ujaama’s mosque leader, Abdul Raheem Al Arshad Ali of the radical Dar-us-Salaam mosque in Seattle’s Central District, was first arrested on illegal weapons charges. He had provided arms to fellow Seattle-area Muslim cleric, Semi Osman. The ethnic Lebanese born in Sierra Leone had served in a naval reserve fueling unit based in Tacoma, Washington. Osman had access to fuel trucks similar to the type used by al-Qaida in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers, which killed 19 U.S. airmen and wounded nearly 400 other Americans. Osman later pleaded guilty to illegal weapons possession.

Another militant Seattle jihadist, Muslim convert Ruben Shumpert (aka Amir Abdul Muhaimin) was arrested after an FBI raid in 2004 for his role in a terror-financing scheme. He skipped out on his sentencing hearing and turned up in Somalia, where he was killed fighting the U.S. military. Terror group al Shabaab hailed Muhaimin as a martyr.

Which brings us back to Ali Muhammad Brown, who had been arrested 10 years ago as part of Muhaimin’s suspected terror-financing ring. A decade later, despite being on the feds’ radar screen, four innocent men are dead at Muhammad Brown’s hand.

These homegrown Muslim haters don’t want to coexist. They want to kill and help fund and train other Islamic killers. They are living and working among us, embedded in local mosques and inside our military. Where are our political leaders? Making Kumbaya excuses, sitting on the sidelines and golfing while homegrown and global jihad burn.

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