Thursday, April 30, 2015

Police van driver refusing to be interviewed in Gray death investigation. (private camera reveals undisclosed stop)

Ruh roh!

Via CNN:
Hwang Jung, owner of the market at North Fremont Avenue and Mosher Street where the newly disclosed stop took place, said officers in suits came into his store last week asking to see surveillance footage from April 12 at around 8:30 a.m.
After viewing the footage, the officers gave him their number and said two more officers would come copy the footage, which happened a few hours later, Hwang said.
The footage was lost, he said, when his store was looted in the days after Gray's death. He said he couldn't be sure exactly what day the officers came by but he thought it was early in the week of April 19.
It was April 24, a Friday, that Deputy Commissioner Davis told reporters that there had only been three stops en route to the police station: the first to put leg irons on Gray, the second "to deal with Mr. Gray" (an incident, he said, that remained under investigation) and the third to pick up a prisoner in an unrelated matter.
The new stop, Davis said Thursday, came between the first and second stops.[...]

Batts, the police commissioner, has said Gray should have been buckled in.
"We know he was not buckled in the transport wagon, as he should've been. No excuses for that, period," Batts said last week.
As for when Gray suffered a severe spinal injury, Batts said there was potential it could have happened either in or outside the police van.
Police have said five of the six officers have been interviewed by detectives, while the sixth invoked the right to decline to be questioned.
WJLA reported the van driver was the officer who has not be interviewed.

Rasmussen on Baltimore Riots: 63% characterize it as mostly criminals taking advantage of the situation

There is certainly that element.There are better ways to protest than looting and burning down your neighborhood.

Via Rasmussen:
Americans view the recent rioting in Baltimore as criminal behavior, not legitimate protest, and think it will only worsen the criminal justice situation in the city.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of American Adults consider the mob violence in Baltimore that followed the funeral of a black man who died in police custody to be primarily legitimate outrage. Sixty-three percent (63%) instead characterize it as mostly criminals taking advantage of the situation. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure...

Interesting: George Soros may owe a tax bill of $6.7 billion after gaming the system for years

I would be surprised if he ever pays up. Liberals are above the rules. Soros will likely find another loophole. 

Via Bloomberg:
George Soros likes to say the rich should pay more taxes. A substantial part of his wealth, though, comes from delaying them. While building a record as one of the world’s greatest investors, the 84-year-old billionaire used a loophole that allowed him to defer taxes on fees paid by clients and reinvest them in his fund, where they continued to grow tax-free. At the end of 2013, Soros—through Soros Fund Management—had amassed $13.3 billion through the use of deferrals, according to Irish regulatory filings by Soros.
Congress closed the loophole in 2008 and ordered hedge fund managers who used it to pay the accumulated taxes by 2017. A New York-based money manager such as Soros would be subject to a federal rate of 39.6 percent, combined state and city levies totaling 12 percent, and an additional 3.8 percent tax on investment income to pay for Obamacare, according to Andrew Needham, a tax partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Applying those rates to Soros’s deferred income would create a tax bill of $6.7 billion. That calculation is based on publicly available information such as the Irish regulatory filings, which provide only a partial glimpse into Soros’s finances. Read it all and see all the tax games Soros has played.

The White House takes irony to a new level...

Is WaPo responsible for the stupidest tweet ever?


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tweet of the Day: Baltimore Mayor Threw Business Owners Under the Bus...

Well, Democrats do hate businesses...

IRS has found thousands of undisclosed Lois Lerner emails...

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen hardest hit.

Via The Hill:
An inspector general investigating the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups has found thousands of IRS, the agency official at the center of that controversy, according to committees involved in the probe.
Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said it found roughly 6,400 emails either to or from Lerner from between 2004 and 2013 that it didn’t think the IRS had turned over to lawmakers, the congressional committees said. The committees have yet to examine the emails, aides on Capitol Hill said.
The IRS said last year that Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011, leaving it unable to reproduce an untold number of her emails over the prior two years.
Of the emails the inspector general found, around 650 were from 2010 and 2011, while most were from 2012. The inspector general found about 35,000 emails in all as it sought to recover emails from recycled back-up tapes.
Keep reading…

Socialist expected to announce run for Democratic presidential nomination

No. It's not Elizabeth Warren. 

Vermont Public Radio:
VPR News has learned from several sources that Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday.
Sanders will release a short statement on that day and then hold a major campaign kickoff in Vermont in several weeks.
Sanders’ entry into the Democratic race ensures that Hillary Clinton will face a challenge to win the support of the liberal wing of the party.
Sanders’ basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in the past two decades while wealthy people and corporations have flourished.
His opposition to a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (T.P.P.) shows how he plans to frame this key issue of his campaign.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stupid: : CNN Anchor Blames U.S. Military Vets For Baltimore Riots, “They Came Home Ready For Battle”…


Montana restricts police acquisition of military gear...

Do the police really need grenades and weaponized drones?
April 24, 2015—No longer will Montana’s state or subsidiary agencies be armed to the teeth with weaponized drones, grenades, armored vehicles, or many other warrior worthy wares from the federal government. That’s thanks to efforts that led to Governor Steve Bullock signing House Bill 330 (HB330) into law yesterday.
The Tenth Amendment Center, The-Root-of-Police-Militarizationthe premier states’ rights and nullification organization, says, “By stripping state and local police of this military-grade gear and requiring them to report on their acquisition and use, it makes them less likely to cooperate with the feds and removes incentives for partnerships.”

While the Pentagon’s “1033 Program” is the most well-known source of police militarization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also offers grants to sheriffs and other local police that are triple the value of 1033. More here...

Video: Hero mom slaps some sense into rioting son...


Monday, April 27, 2015

Change: In 20% of American families, no one has a job...

A lot of the people who have jobs make minimum wage.

Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) — In 19.9 percent of American families in 2014, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), no one in the family worked.
A family, as defined by the BLS, is a “group of two or more persons residing together who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption. In 2014, there were 80,889,000 families in the United States, and in 16,057,000 of those families, or 19.9 percent, no one had a job.
The BLS designates a person as “employed” if “during the survey reference week” they “(a) did any work at all as paid employees; (b) worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; (c) or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of the family.”
Members of the 16,057,000 families in which no one held jobs could have been either unemployed or not in the labor force. The BLS designates a person as unemployed if they did not have a job but were actively seeking one. The BLS designates someone as not in the labor force, if they did not have a job and were not actively seeking one.
Keep on reading

Climate change nuts connect Nepal earthquake to global warming

More here...

Freed Guantanamo Bay detainees demanding U.S. taxpayers send them some money...

 
Oh Hell no.

Via Stars and Stripes
Four freed Guantanamo Bay detainees protested in front of the U.S. Embassy on Friday night, saying they were angry about being asked to leave a Uruguayan hotel that had been housing them and demanding Washington help them financially.
Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi said he had been asked to leave the Metro hotel, a budget inn where he and some of the other five former detainees periodically stayed.
The four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian have been housed in a four-bedroom house in Uruguay’s capital since the government took them in after their release in December. But “we are too many to stay in the house,” said El Ouerghi, who spent much of the last few months at the hotel. Keep on reading...

Tweet of the Day: Outrageous note left on Afghan war vet's car...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Clinton Foundation put on watch list by the nation’s most influential charity watchdog

It isn't a charity. It's a slush fund. 

Via NY Post:
The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month.
The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.
The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.
On its 2013 tax forms, the most recent available, the foundation claimed it spent $30 million on payroll and employee benefits; $8.7 million in rent and office expenses; $9.2 million on “conferences, conventions and meetings”; $8 million on fund-raising; and nearly $8.5 million on travel. None of the Clintons are on the payroll, but they do enjoy first-class flights paid for by the Foundation.
Keep on reading…

Why are taxpayers funding family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attending his trial?

As mush as $100,000 may have been spemt for travel. hotels and security to allow family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to attend his trial. This is outrageous. Who is the idiot who made this decision?

Via FOX 25 Boston
The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news.
As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25’s Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you.
Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of the defense team’s strategy to save Tsarnaev. While it’s unclear when their flight started, we know the last part of it came through Amsterdam and landed at Logan Airport and cost nearly $2,500 per person.
The cost to put them up at the Hampton Inn at the government rate: almost $200 per night, per person. And a source says at least three agencies, the FBI, US Marshal’s and Revere Police are involved in constant protection.
“I think you’re probably talking about $100,000 plus in that neighborhood in terms of security and out of pocket costs associated with travel,” former US attorney Michael Sullivan said. Keep on reading...

Russian hackers have been reading Obama's emails...

Is this the most incompetent administration ever?Perhaps it is just some of that "new flexibility after the election" Obama promised the Russians.

Via Fox News:
Russian hackers reportedly obtained some of President Obama’s emails when the White House’s unclassified computer system was hacked last year, indicating that the breach was significantly more intrusive than originally thought.
Citing officials briefed on the investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that while the hackers did not appear to have breached more carefully guarded servers that contain Obama’s BlackBerry messages, they did manage to obtain access to email archives of people with whom Obama communicated.
Officials did not tell The Times how many emails were obtained, but admitted that the unclassified system often contains highly sensitive information that includes schedules, email exchanges with ambassadors and diplomats, and debates about policy and legislation. The president’s email account itself does not appear to have been hacked
Keep on reading…

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Foolish: Family of now-slain hostage Warren Weinstein gave al Qaeda $250,000 in ransom?


I know families are desperate, but you can't trust terrorists. 

Via NY Post:
The al Qaeda captors of now-slain hostage Warren Weinstein pocketed $250,000 in ransom money from his family in 2012, before reneging on the secret deal, according to a Pakistani intermediary.
The captors even continued to negotiate with the intermediary for weeks after the 73-year-old American aid worker was accidentally killed in a US drone strike in January.
After that strike, the kidnappers spoke of handing Weinstein over to ISIS, never hinting he was dead, according to the intermediary, who spoke directly with the terrorists.
The ransom money — in $100 bills — had been handed over to kidnappers in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan about a year after his capture.
“The money was delivered, but he [Weinstein] didn’t show up,” the intermediary said.
Keep on reading…

Saturday Fun Video: ZoNation Destroys Earth Day

The Liberal Hypocrisy of Earth Day | ZoNation 

 

Deportations plummet 25%

All the illegals, even the older ones who are criminals, claim they are "Dreamers."

Via The Washington Times:
Deportations have plummeted by another 25 percent so far this year, with the government even struggling to find enough criminals to kick out of the country, according to the latest statistics that suggest President Obama’s amnesty has hampered removal efforts.
That could undercut Mr. Obama’s legal justification for the deportation amnesty, where the pace of deportations has been raised as a key way of judging whether the president is complying with the law by trying to grant “deferred action” to millions of illegal immigrants.
The numbers for the first six months of fiscal year 2015, which began Oct. 1, are striking: The government has deported just 117,181 immigrants, which is just three-quarters of the 157,365 immigrations kicked out during that same period a year earlier, according to figures provided to Congress.
“This is a stunning free fall in enforcement activity, not just deportations but arrests too,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, which supports stricter immigration limits. “It turns out that even criminal arrests and deportations have dropped, including those of the ‘worst of the worst’ Level 1 felons, and the huge numbers of criminal releases continues.” Keep on reading...

Friday, April 24, 2015

Quinnipiac poll: 54 percent do not believe Hillary Clinton is trustworthy and honest.

It is hard to imagine how anyone answered yes to that question. 

Via Free Beacon:
A new Quinnipiac poll reveals a problem for Hillary Clinton in regard to her trustworthiness. The poll showed that 54 percent of respondents said no when asked if Clinton is honest and trustworthy. Only 38 respondents said that Clinton is trustworthy and honest.
U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore said this is a ‘real problem’ for Clinton, in an interview with Morning Joe Thursday.
This poll was conducted before the New York Times article that showed Russians were able to acquire a uranium mine company after several donations to the Clinton Foundation. The article also said Clinton violated an agreement with the White House that agreed that all foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation would be disclosed.
“What good does it do to disclose if somebody’s about to spend $100 million to promote their own interests and to defeat candidates who would stand up against them?” Moore said.

Study finds 62% of Americans have have saved less than $1,000 for retirement

When these people hit retirement, the welfare state will collapse and we will become Greece.

Via Breitbart:
Study after study shows that Americans are not saving for retirement like they should, and a new survey finds that nearly one third of people who have some sort of savings plan have amassed less than $1,000 for retirement.
The survey titled “Preparing for Retirement in America,” by Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald and Associates, finds that only 65 percent of workers have any savings for retirement, a number that fell below the 75 percent figure from 2009.
But 28 percent of workers report that they have saved less than $1,000 for retirement, and almost 6 in 10 Americans say that their financial planning needs improvement.
Additionally, 34 percent say they have made no effort at all to saving anything or make a retirement plan. Still, most say that they intend to start saving at some point.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

While you weren't looking, democracy died in Hong Kong this week...

Communist China takes over elections in Honk Kong. Obama plans his next golf outing.

Via  France24:
Hong Kong’s government Wednesday announced a roadmap for leadership elections that offered no concessions to the city’s democracy camp — prompting opposition lawmakers to walk out as the plan was unveiled.
Deputy leader Carrie Lam said the first-ever public vote for the post of chief executive in 2017 would be held in “strict compliance” with a ruling by China’s National People’s Congress last August.
That ruling stated that candidates for chief executive must first be approved by a loyalist committee — a decision that sparked more than two months of street protests that paralysed the city towards the end of last year.

Senate Republicans Prove Again There Is No Change Since The Party Base Put Them In The Majority

BREAKING: Loretta Lynch confirmed as US attorney general, in 56-43 Senate vote

Here are the names of the 10 RINO's who voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney general. So, how is this different than if Harry Reid was still Majority Leader?  I guess Mitch McConnell is enjoying the bigger office as he plans to do the same things Harry Reid would. McConnell even voted to confirm Lynch.

Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) joined Senate Democrats in approving her nomination.
For his next betrayal, Mitch is planning on continuing funding Obamacare subsidies if SCOTUS strikes them down. 
The legislation, offered by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), one of the most politically vulnerable Senate incumbents in 2016, would maintain the federal HealthCare.gov subsidies at stake in King v. Burwell through the end of August 2017.
The bill was unveiled this week with 29 other cosponsors, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his four top deputies, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). Another cosponsor is Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), the chairman of the conference’s electoral arm…
Don't give any of these traitors, the Republican Party or any of their organizations or PAC's any money between now and 2017. If you think you know a candidate who isn't in a Washington insider or in the pocket of the Chamber of Commerce, fund them. Good luck.

Woman fired by Popeyes after robbery offered job back...

I am still boycotting Popeyes until the douchbag, or douchbags, responsible are terminated. Since it is a franchise, they should look at revoking the franchisee's license.

Via Raw Story:
A pregnant Popeyes manager has been offered her job back after news of her firing sparked outrage against the fast-food chain.
Marissa Holcomb, who is five months pregnant with her fourth child, met Wednesday with Z & H Foods owner Amin Dhanani, reported KHOU-TV.
“He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again,” she said.
Holcomb said she was offered her previous position, along with $2,000 in back pay, but she has mixed feelings about returning.
“I do need a way to support my kids,” she said. “I don’t want to go back to a business where I’m treated the same and I just get pushed back out if something else happened.”
Holcomb said she was fired less than 36 hours after a gunman demanded cash from the restaurant’s safe.
She was unable to open the safe but handed over about $400 from the cash register to the robber, who remains at large.
Holcomb said her employer offered her a choice: Reimburse the stolen money or be fired. Keep on reading

Jeb Bush: NSA domestic spying is the "best part of the Obama administration."

WTH? Jeb is melting down as a candidate. 
Jeb Bush continues to defend the National Security Agency's unconstitutional domestic spying program, telling a conservative talk show host that this gross encroachment on the Fourth Amendment is the "best part of the Obama administration."
There's absolutely no evidence that the National Security Agency's domestic spying program has prevented a terrorist attack in the United States. This is a conclusion reached by the New America Foundation and the White House Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board could "not identif[y] a single instance involving a threat to the United States in which the program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counterterrorism investigation."
Bush, however, hails the massive expansion of the NSA and its domestic spying program. "I would say the best part of the Obama administration has been his continuance of the protections of the homeland using the big metadata programs, the NSA being enhanced," the former Florida governor told Michael Medved on Tuesday.

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt refuses to release Clinton Foundation Emails...

What is Jeffrey Immelt hiding?

Via Daily Caller:
General Electric (GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt said Wednesday that he will not release the emails that GE exchanged with Hillary Clinton’s State Department during the period in which GE was donating to the Clinton Foundation.
“Again, I think that’s not something we would do. Right?” Immelt said at GE’s shareholder meeting in Oklahoma City, OK in response to a question from Justin Danhof of the National Center For Public Policy Research, who pressed the CEO to release written communications with the State Department.
Secretary of State Clinton lobbied the Algerian president in 2012 to pick GE as a contractor for Algerian power plants. GE got the Algeria deal and quickly thereafter donated to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton also lobbied on behalf of Clinton Foundation donors including Boeing and Chevron.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Outrage: IRS cut customer service budget while re-instating bonuses...

Based on targeting people based on their political beliefs and generally poor customer service, why do IRS employees deserve a bonus? They are lucky we haven't fired them in mass. 

Via TWS:
In addition to the $11 billion appropriated by Congress, the IRS takes in more than $400 million in user fees and may allocate that money as it sees fit. In 2014, the IRS allocated $183 million in user fees to its customer service budget, but allocated just $49 million in 2015--a 76 percent cut.
Commissioner Koskinen will appear before the House Ways and Means Committee this morning, one week after the federal tax filing deadline, and he can expect to be asked why the IRS cut its own customer service budget and continues to spend money on other questionable activities.
The report notes that Koskinen reinstated bonuses weeks after his appointment, has allowed IRS employees to spend roughly 500,000 work hours on union activities, and failed to collect delinquent taxes owed by federal employees. The tax agency has also been strained by Obamacare. According to the report, the IRS has spent "over $1.2 billion on the President’s health care law to date, with a planned expenditure this year of an additional $500 million. More here...

I guess I won't have to bother eating at Popeyes anymore...


Some companies are just douchbags...

Via The Daily Mail: 
A pregnant Popeyes employee in Texas says that she was fired from her job at the fast food chain after being robbed and refusing to personally pay back the money that was stolen.
Marissa Holcomb, who is five months pregnant with her fourth child, was held at up at the fried chicken chain store in Channelview on March 31.
A man armed with a handgun and his face concealed by a red beanie ran into the store and jumped the counter, forcing Holcomb to empty the registers before making off with $400.
However afterwards, Holcomb, shaken by the experience, was given an ultimatum by her managers - replace what was taken or lose her job. Read more here...

Maybe those Russian S-300 Missiles aren't so fearsome after all...

Fail launch...


Hypocrisy: Bill Nye celebrates Earth Day by catching a jet flight...

Clueless...

DACA Update: Immigrant granted amnesty by Obama was gang member who went on to murder 4 people...

The blood is on Obama's hands...

Via Breitbart:
The Obama administration is admitting it granted executive amnesty protections to a known gang member — one charged with four counts of murder — and is now reviewing prior approvals to double check that other gang members have not also been approved for deferred status.
In a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) dated Friday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez explains that Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez’s request for deferred status under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “should not have been approved” based on standard procedure.
Rangel-Hernandez is currently charged with the murder of four people, including former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dingy Harry on Obama’s Trade Push: ‘Hell No...I Have Never Ever’ Supported Trade Deals


1% Update: Secret Service Drives Hillary to Campaign Event at 92 MPH

Laws are for the little people...

Via The Daily Mail:
Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of influential Democrats on Monday.
Her lone official appearance on her first day in New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene.
But a lunchtime visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and under the public's radar.
If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked Hillary's signature black conversion van - 'Scooby', for the uninitiated – hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the top speed limit is 65.
No one in the motorcade displayed flashing lights or blasted a siren. 

Illegal alien used stolen identity of a border patrol agent...

Identity theft is a serious and growing crime with severe penalties. Well. severe penalties unless you are an illegal alien. Then, you get a pass...

Via Valley Central:
When Border Patrol agents checked a bus passenger’s papers at the Falfurrias checkpoint last week, they did a double-take.
The bus passenger handed them a driver’s license identifying himself as David, a 34-year-old man from Edinburg, according to federal court records.
Along with the driver’s license, the man had a birth certificate and a Social Security card identifying him as David.
Border Patrol agents working the checkpoint at 1 a.m. Thursday, though, knew David — and he wasn’t the guy on the bus.
They would have recognized him: David is a fellow Border Patrol agent assigned to the Falfurrias area, according to federal court records.
Border Patrol agents pulled the passenger off the Houston-bound bus and took him to the Falfurrias Station for questioning. The man admitted he was actually 24-year-old Orlando Castaneda-Diaz, a Mexican citizen who claimed to have illegally crossed the border on April 12, according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

Snub: Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with Jimmy Carter...

Jimmy Carter went full moonbat as he aged. 

Via Washington Examiner:
Former President Jimmy Carter won’t be welcomed with open arms when he visits Israel in the coming weeks.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a request from the former president to meet with them when he visits Israel in the coming weeks, a senior official told Haaretz.
The Foreign Ministry and the National Security Council of the Prime Minister’s Office made the decision after inner consultations over the past few days. According to the senior official, the decision was made for Rivlin and Netanyahu not to meet with Carter because of what they viewed as his “anti-Israeli” stance over the last few years.
Specifically the Foreign Ministry recommended Carter not meet with the Israeli leaders due to his stance during the summer war in Gaza in which Carter called for the removal of Hamas from the American State Department’s list of terror organizations.
Israel however did approve Carter’s request to visit Gaza during his visit to Israel.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Poll: Support for gun rights now surpasses support for gun control...

Change...

Via Washington Examiner:
Exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died in Congress, a new poll has discovered a huge shift in public opinion to backing Second Amendment gun rights and away from controlling gun ownership.
The reason: Americans now believe having a gun is the best way to protect against crime, 63 percent to 30 percent.
Pew Research Center found that while support for gun control once reached 66 percent, it has dropped to 46 percent while support for gun rights has jumped 52 percent, the highest ever in the past 25 years.

Amusing: Roseanne Barr on Hillary Clinton, “the same old shit.”

Bahahahaha

Via The Hill:
Comedian Roseanne Barr dismissed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid in an interview Monday, saying she offered “the same old shit.”
“I think she’s a Democrat just like they all are,” Barr, who herself ran as an independent candidate in 2012, told The Daily Beast. “She seems like every other Democrat. I would not like to see her win. She’s the same old shit. I’d like to see me win.
“I don’t see how she can win, but it will be interesting to see how the process goes — although it’s kind of offensive that the American people for 21 months have to live through the mudslinging that goes on between the two parties, which I think is just a tactic to prevent government from doing anything about any of our problems,” she continued.
“It just elongates the election process. It’s like a traffic jam. That’s how it works: blaming and mudslinging.”
Keep on reading…

Watch Rahm Emanuel run red lights (Video)

Laws are for the little people...



New Video Hits Hillary Clinton Scandals: "Trustworthy? "

America Rising PAC

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NY learns telling welfare recipients to stop using EBT cards at strip clubs doesn't work...

If they would cancel these abusers EBT cards, they could have an impact.

Via The NY Post:
Welfare recipients swiped their electronic benefits cards to get cash at strip clubs, peep shows, porn shops and liquor stores for months after a state law was enacted to stop the practice.
A Post review of state Electronic Benefit Transfer records showed dozens of transactions at ATMs at the off-limits locales, including ABC Liquor Store in Brooklyn, Sin City Entertainment in The Bronx and Sugardaddy’s strip club in Long Island City.
The records were obtained under the Freedom of Information Law by The Post, which in 2013 uncovered numerous instances in which welfare recipients used EBT cards to get cash from ATMs at bars, porn shops and liquor stores.
In 2014, the state spent $2.2 billion in tax money on its Temporary Assistance program, which is intended to pay for housing, utilities and household necessities.

Tweet of the Day: Obama to fight Global Warming by burning jet fuel...

Iran is still chanting: “Death to America”


Nothing to see here...

Via Times of Israel:
Iran on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as a truck carrying a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.”
A televised broadcast of the parade was punctuated by repeated cries of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
“If Israel makes a mistake,” the announcer on Iran television said during the broadcast, as heavy trucks carrying armored personnel carriers rolled past, “those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will not sleep at night, not one person.”
Keep on reading…

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Fun Video: Hillary Clinton's Chipotle Order (Cracked me up!)


Powerhouse: Rubio already has $40 million committed to his campaign...

Clearly a contender with that kind of early cash...
(Reuters) – Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn’t need to worry about money.
It’s as good as in the bank.
“Marco Rubio will have the resources necessary to run a first-class campaign, that’s already been determined,” said billionaire Florida auto dealer Norman Braman, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now one of Rubio’s highest-silhouette donors.
Annandale Capital founder George Seay, who is hosting a Rubio fundraiser with the moneyed Dallas elite at his 7,000-square-foot, seven-bath home on Tuesday, said: “Marco has had zero trouble raising money.”
At least seven other Rubio mega donors say their candidate has already received monetary commitments in excess of the $40 million he will likely need to battle through a presidential primary season that will feature a crowd of seasoned Republican candidates with strong financial backing.
Keep on reading…

Image of the Day: Bill Clinton finds his favorite place to help Hillary with fund raising...

Via Washington Times:

Climate change advocate Leonardo DiCaprio took six private jet flights in six weeks...

If you want me to believe climate change is a crisis, talk to me when Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore start flying coach and sell their mansions. 

Via The Daily Mail
He's a high profile advocate of environmental causes, believes the world must act now to combat the effects of global climate change and is producing documentaries about endangered species.
But accusations of hypocrisy have also dogged Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, 40, with detractors accusing him of not practicing what he preaches.
Now with RadarOnline reporting Friday that he took six private jet flights in just six weeks last year, it may prove hard for the actor to justify the need to avail himself of more than $200,000 worth of private travel between LA and New York in such a short period of time.  

Friday, April 17, 2015

Image of the Day: Here is what a Michelle Obama school Lunch looks like...

I would like to see Michelle Obama and her daughters eat this in what would be a viral YouTube video. 

Via EAGnews:

Most Americans paid their taxes, but Al Sharpton still owes as much as $4.5 million...



How can Rev. Al be allowed to live a life of luxury when he owes that much in taxes? 

Via NY Post:
Taxpayers across the country scrambled to file their returns this week, and many wrote checks to the government. Yet, when it comes to taxes, there’s one New York “celeb” who seems to be getting a pass from the state: the Rev. Al Sharpton.
From first-class plane tickets to a swanky apartment at the Helmsley Carlton House, it’s clear Al Sharpton has been living a life of luxury — especially for a man who’s built his career on advocacy for the underprivileged.
Yet Sharpton owes as much as $4.5 million in back taxes and penalties.
Dozens of pages of tax warrants and liens show that, at best, Sharpton has been deeply negligent, and at worst, he’s gaming the system. Which raises the question: Why does New York keep letting him get away with it?

Interesting: O’Malley hits Hillary Clinton for being a flip-flopper...

Hmm...

Via Time:
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley had some sharp words Thursday evening for Hillary Clinton, who in the first week of her campaign has taken a more liberal stance on same-sex marriage and immigration.
“I’m glad Secretary Clinton’s come around to the right positions on these issues,” said O’Malley, who will likely challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President. “I believe that we are best as a party when we lead with our principles and not according to the polls.”
“Leadership is about making the right decision, and the best decision before sometimes it becomes entirely popular,” he continued.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Clinton Scooby Doo Van Parked In Handicap Spot

Rules are for the little people...

Flashback Video: Obama admits he was schooled by accused communist Frank Marshall Davis...

Someone has been keeping this video secret for a long time. It is unclear why it has been released now. Zoom to the 8:37 mark of the video for the comments


Barack Obama gave a half a million illegal immigrants Social Security cards...

Does this qualify as treason?

Via The Blaze:
The Social Security Administration has told Congress that more than half a million illegal immigrants have received new Social Security numbers, under President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive action allowing younger immigrants to stay in the United States and work.
Obama imposed his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan, also known as DACA, in 2012, and in doing so gave younger illegal immigrants legal protection and the ability to work. More than 600,000 immigrants have applied under the program, and in March, Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) asked how many of these immigrants also received Social Security numbers.
Keep on reading…

Touchscreen voting passwords: “abcde” and “admin”


Is anyone really this stupid in 2015?
(The Guardian)- Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report.
The AVS WinVote machines, used in three presidential elections in Virginia, “would get an F-minus” in security, according to a computer scientist at tech research group SRI International who had pushed for a formal inquiry by the state of Virginia for close to a decade.
In a damning study published Tuesday, the Virginia Information Technology Agency and outside contractor Pro V&V found numerous flaws in the system, which had also been used in Mississippi and Pennsylvania.
Jeremy Epstein, of the Menlo Park, California, nonprofit SRI International, served on a Virginia state legislative commission investigating the voting machines in 2008. He has been trying to get them decertified ever since.
Anyone within a half mile could have modified every vote, undetected, Epstein said in a blog post. “I got to question a guy by the name of Brit Williams, who’d certified them, and I said, ‘How did you do a penetration test?’” Epstein told the Guardian, “and he said, ‘I don’t know how to do something like that’.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton Is Astroturfing Her Iowa Campaign Stops...



The campaign stops are staged using vetted pro Hillary people. Staffers are driving them to meet Hillary.  I guess this stops those embarrassing Benghazi and private email server questions.
Hillary Clinton's astroturf candidacy is in full swing in Iowa.
Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.
Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.
Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.
The three got the lion's share of Mrs. Clinton's time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a 'roundtable'– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.
Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama's 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport. 
'What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,' Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview.
Now you know why Hillary was in Chipotle incognito. She doesn't want to meet any voters who haven't been vetted. 

Obama's DoD: Bible, Constitution, Declaration Of Independence Are Sexist

Well, Obama hates all three of these documents.

Via Daily Caller:
According to a Defense Department-approved “sexism course,” the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence all contribute to modern sexism.
Those three cherished texts all count as “historical influences that allow sexism to continue,” according to a presentation prepared by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, whose mission is to give a ”world-class human relations education.”
Keep on reading…

Hilary's Iowa Campaign Road Trip Is A Disaster...

Hillary sneaks in the back door of college. Students get locked in classrooms, regular people cant get close to her, reporters flock like birds...




Hump Day Fun Video: Kid's Reaction To Hillary Clinton's Campaign Video Is So Amazing

Kid's Reaction To Hillary Clinton's Campaign Video Is So Amazing 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ted Cruz: The Constitution trumps public opinion (video)


Another Obama administration red line bites the dust...

Russia must have control of Hillary Clinton's reset button now...

Via Free Beacon:
Russia’s announcement on Monday that it will proceed with the sale of advanced missile systems to Iran crosses a so-called “red line” established by the Obama administration in 2010, according to comments by senior administration officials.
Following years of dissent from the United States, Russia announced on Monday that it would proceed with the sale of the advanced S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, which has been vying to purchase the hardware for years.
The announcement sparked criticism from the Obama administration, which has been pressuring Iran since at least 2010 to withhold the sale.
Russia’s previous ban on selling Tehran the powerful defense system was hailed as a coup by the Obama administration and promoted by it as an example of President Obama’s ability to rein in Russian intransigence on the military front. […]
Russia’s decision to arm Tehran with the S-300 system erodes a long-promoted narrative by the Obama administration about its success in preventing Russian proliferation.
One senior Obama administration official speaking in 2010 described the S-300 sale as a “red line” for the United States that “couldn’t be crossed,” according to Foreign Policy.
Keep on reading….

TSA agents plotted to grope attractive men's crotches...

It's long past time to disband the TSA and go back to private airport screeners. After TSA found out attractive men were being groped by one of their sexually deviant employees, it only took them three months to respond. That's government efficiency for you.

Via CBSDenver:
According to law enforcement reports obtained during the CBS4 investigation, a male TSA screener told a female colleague in 2014 that he “gropes” male passengers who come through the screening area at DIA.
“He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is a female. When the screener does this, the scanning machine will indicate an anomaly in the genital area and this allows (the male TSA screener) to conduct a pat-down search of that area.”
Although the TSA learned of the accusation on Nov. 18, 2014 via an anonymous tip from one of the agency’s own employees, reports show that it would be nearly three months before anything was done.
On Feb. 9 TSA security supervisor Chris Higgins watched the screening area, observing the employees. “At about 0925 he observed (the male TSA screener) appear to give a signal to another screener … (the second female screener) was responsible for the touchscreen system that controls whether or not the scanning machine alerts to gender- specific anomalies, according to a law enforcement report obtained by CBS4.
According to the report, the TSA investigator then watched a male passenger enter the scanner at DIA “and observed (the female TSA agent) press the screening button for a female. The scanner alerted to an anomaly, and Higgins observed (the male TSA screener) conduct a pat down of the passenger’s front groin and buttocks area with the palm of his hands, which is contradictory to TSA searching policy.” Read it all...

Tweet of the Day: Contrasts...

Out of the Republicans who we are sure are pretty sure are running in 2016, two are Hispanic, one is married to a Hispanic, one is female and another is black.  We have three governors or former governors, two are Senators, one, Carly Fiorina,  is the former CEO of a large tech company and one is a world class doctor. Most are baby boomers, Mike Huckabee would be the exception. Of course a couple of these could never announce and there will undoubtedly be some others who do. Republicans candidates have a lot of diversity and a wide range of experiences. The GOP is suddenly the party of diversity. Don't expect the mainstream media to point this out. The Democrats have Hillary and perhaps a white liberal northeastern governor.  Hillary is an old, rich, and paranoid based on the private email server, white woman whose main claim to fame is she is married to Monica Lewinsky's ex boyfriend. To top it off, Hillary has no charisma. Would you want to have a beer with her?

The woman who is taking a van to Iowa to meet Americans puts on dark glasses and goes incognito in at Chipotle

I guess she didn't want to be bothered by the little people when having lunch...
Maybe it was the dark sunglasses. Or maybe she had a certain je ne sais — qui?
But nobody took notice of the celebrity in front of the counter. Fellow patrons paid her no more attention than a driver would get from a toll taker.
Nor did the restaurant’s staff notice Mrs. Clinton, until this reporter, tipped off that she had dined there, telephoned.
The Chipotle manager, Charles Wright, insisted at first that the tip must have been false.
But he offered to review his security-camera recordings, and quickly reversed himself. There was Mrs. Clinton, in a bright pink shirt, ordering a chicken burrito bowl — and carrying her own tray.
“The thing is, she has these dark sunglasses on,” Mr. Wright said. “She just was another lady.”

Monday, April 13, 2015

Obvious: New study finds more people will survive a Tsunami if the walk faster to high ground...

I hope taxpayers didn't help fund this, but I am likely wrong.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.
The report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The area is considered most at risk from the next major earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where two plates of the Earth's crust come together miles off the coast.
Emergency preparedness experts generally agree that after the quake and tsunami, most roads will be too damaged for driving, so people will have to walk to safety.
Geographers estimated 21,562 residents would not make it to safety if they walk slowly - at about 2.5 mph. But if they walk faster, at about 3.5 mph, the death toll drops to 15,970. About 70 percent of them would be in Washington, nearly 30 percent in Oregon and only 4 percent in California.
The study said people working or staying at motels in the tsunami area also will be at risk, but it didn't say how many. It also noted where communities have dependent-care facilities, where residents might have trouble walking.
Lead author Nathan Wood, a geographer for the U.S. Geological Survey in Portland, Oregon, said the findings show tsunami risks are a public health issue as well as an emergency preparedness issue. Promoting healthy lifestyles that help people walk faster would save lives. Read it all.
In their next study, they are going to see if people who are starving to death could live longer if they ate more. /snark

Marco Rubio's Presidential Announcement Speech: Full Speech! (Video)

Marco Rubio's Presidential Announcement Speech is the best so far.


Hillary Clinton campaign announcement admits she is anti-family...

I am sure Hillary will claim this is a typo, but I am going for a Freudian slip...

Tweet of the Day: Cuba's reaction to normalizing relations with the U.S.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Companies using H-1B visas to replace Americans with foreign workers...

This is shameful. Name, shame and boycott the companies involved. Call your Congressman and Senators. 

Via Fox News:
A popular visa program allegedly is being misused by U.S. companies to lay off thousands of American workers and replace them with foreign labor.
And, adding insult to injury, many of the laid-off workers allegedly have been forced to train their replacements, in what one anonymous whistleblower called a “humiliating” experience.
The allegations have caught the attention of a bipartisan group of senators — including immigration hawk Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Illinois’ Dick Durbin — who are calling for a federal probe. A letter sent by 10 senators urging an investigation specifically cited reports of the firing and hiring practices at Southern California Edison, California’s second-largest utility. The incidents are concentrated in the IT field, and involve American workers being replaced by H-1B visa holders.
“A number of U.S. employers, including some large, well-known, publicly-traded corporations, have reportedly laid off thousands of American workers and replaced them with H-1B visa holders,” the senators wrote.
Keep on reading…

Bill Warner, PhD Explains What You probably Didn't Know About The Crusades...

There were atrocities on both sided during the Crusades, but they were an effort to keep Islamic armies from conquering the world. Based on what we see today, I would say they were mostly a failure.

Bill Warner, PhD: Deception in Political Islam



Tweet of the Day: NY Post Helps Hillary Launch Her Campaign...

Awesome...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Report: Two Iranian Quds Force officers captured in Yemen...

Is anyone surprised? Perhaps Obama gave Iran Yemen in a secret side agreement to the alleged nuclear framework deal. 

Via Yahoo News
Local militiamen in the Yemeni city of Aden said they captured two Iranian military officers advising Houthi rebels during fighting on Friday evening.
Tehran has denied providing military support for Houthi fighters, whose advances have drawn air strikes by a regional coalition led by Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic’s main rival for influence in the Gulf.
If confirmed, the presence of two Iranian officers, who the local militiamen said were from an elite unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, would further worsen relations between Tehran and Riyadh who are vying for dominance in the region.
Three sources in the southern port city’s anti-Houthi militias said the Iranians, identified as a colonel and a captain, were seized in two separate districts that have been rocked by heavy gun battles.
“The initial investigation revealed that they are from the Quds Force and are working as advisors to the Houthi militia,” one of the sources told Reuters.

Tweet of the Day: That Awkward Moment #HillarysBigAnnouncement


Actual Good News: If we decide to attack Iran, the Pentagon has a huge bunker buster ready

It's not likely Obama would ever have the cojones to use it.

Via The Hill:
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday the Pentagon had ready a bunker-busting bomb that could destroy Iran’s underground nuclear facility, in case the U.S. ever had to resort to a military option to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. 
“We continue to improve it and upgrade over time so that there is this alternative,” Carter said in an exclusive interview with CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” referring to a weapon called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator. 
U.S. and international negotiators have until June 30 to reach a final deal with Iran, which would exchange sanctions relief for limits on Iran’s nuclear program, which they believe is for a nuclear bomb. 
Carter said though the Pentagon hopes the talks will successfully conclude, “We don’t know. My job as secretary of Defense is to, among other things, make sure that the so-called military option [is] on the table.” 
Carter added that the U.S. has the capability to “shut down, set back and destroy” the Iranian nuclear program.

Obama's approval finally hits 80%...in Cuba

Obama should move to Cuba and make both Cubans and Americans happy.

Via New Times:
Fidel Castro should be thankful he never really had to run for re-election. A new poll conducted by a Miami polling firm of Cubans (as in actually living in Cuba) finds that his favorably ratings are pretty mediocre on the island. Only 44 percent of Cubans have a positive opinion of El Caballo. Meanwhile, 80 percent of Cubans have a favorable opinion of United State President Barack Obama, which is much higher than his 47 percent approval rating back here in America.
The poll was conducted by Bendixen & Amandi International for Univision, Fusion, and the Washington Post. They surveyed 1,200 Cubans in mid-March. It is the first privately conducted poll done in Cuba since the country became communist over 50 years ago. So there's no reliable data to compare Fidel's past popularity on the island.

Saturday Fun News: Did you know you can rent a goat from Amazon's new Home Service?

Renting goats is just one of the many services available at Amazon Home Service.

Via KOUW:
When Amazon launched its Amazon Home Services this week, the stars of the new initiative were …
Goats.
Seattle goats, specifically, ready to trim back your pesky shrubbery.
“We bring the goats and unload him,” said Tammy Dunakin, head goat wrangler and owner of Rent-A-Ruminant LLC. “The second they hit the ground, they’re eating. It’s incredible to watch. It’s kind of like watching marbles scatter when you drop them on the pavement. And the goats start eating everything in sight."

Friday, April 10, 2015

Report: Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party

Is anyone shocked?

Via Examiner:
Government documents obtained by a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements.
Newly released documents revealed that Sen. Levin (left) and Sen. McCain both urged the IRS to target conservative groups in the wake of the Citizens United decision.
Courtesy of US Senate Photo Gallery
The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired IRS documents, including an email from Ms. Lerner in February 2012 requesting she “put together some training points to help them [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls of revealing too much information to Congress."
One of the released documents is a Lerner email from 2013 that she was willing to 'take a bullet" for Obama and his White House for the IRS scandal and that she understood why the targeting of Tea Party organizations and other conservative groups may raise questions regarding what did President Obama know and when did he know it. Obama had told the press that he first read about the IRS targeting of conservatives in the newspaper.
According to a Judicial Watch officials, "A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the 'worst decisions I have ever seen.'" Read it all here...