That question wasn’t in the script.
HT: Steve Guest
That question wasn’t in the script.
HT: Steve Guest
Hillary doesn’t want, she demands.
The artwork from conservative artist Sabo consists of blood-spattered text reading, “Negan wants 50% of your shit. Hillary demands it all.”
The Walking Dead has been hijacked by a prolific street artist to protest Hillary Clinton and the presidential nominee’s entire Democratic Party.
The artwork from conservative artist Sabo consists of blood-spattered text reading, “Negan wants 50% of your shit. Hillary demands it all.”
The sentiments are based on Negan, a new villain on AMC’s hit show who expressed his desire for stuff that doesn’t belong to him.
“In the spirit of The Walking Dead’s newest villain, Negan, I drew up these posters and placed them outside of the AMC Studio offices in Santa Monica, as well as near the CNN building on Sunset Boulevard, where there will be an anti-Hillary protest,” Sabo tells THR.
“The first time I heard Negan ask for ’50 percent of everything you had,’ my first thought was, ‘damn, only 50 percent?’ And he’s asking! If Democrats had their way, they’d take everything by decree.”
HT: Indy 1826
They want Hillary, followed by Michelle, figuring if they can get Hillary in with all her baggage, they should have no problem with Michelle.
Via Free Beacon:
White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked multiple times during Friday’s daily press briefing about First Lady Michelle Obama and her influence as a campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton.
“Do you deny the White House is so confident that Secretary Clinton is going to win the election the president can really expend a lot of capital down ballot?” Fox News correspondent Kevin Corke asked. “It seems to me that he’s putting a lot of energy and effort into that, and not just the president but also key surrogates the vice president, the first lady.”
Earnest said that the president was able to use the political capital to support down-ticket Democrats because they share his values and are able to build on the progress of the last eight years.
Protesting for $15.00 an hour wage while the dining-hall workers make $22.00 an hour.
Via NY Post:
The social-justice warriors of Harvard are on the march again, this time in solidarity with the university’s dining-hall workers.
Students and faculty have spent the past few days protesting low wages and an increase in health-care premiums for the people serving their grilled cheese, french fries and occasional lobster dinners.
On Oct. 5, about 750 workers went on strike. It was Harvard’s first such revolt in 33 years, and strikes are becoming more common at colleges across the country. In Pennsylvania, thousands of faculty went on strike at 14 colleges and universities on Wednesday alone.
Harvard was fortunately prepared, having stocked up on frozen food for students in the days leading up to the walkout. But who knows when their TV dinners will run out. Two weeks later, things seem to have reached an impasse. Harvard has closed six of its 14 dining halls, staffing its remaining ones with temporary workers and giving students money to spend at local pizza joints.
— Aimee Cho (@AimeeCho4) October 22, 2016
If you were wondering what the heck she was wearing, she’s supposed to be dressed like an American flag. Pretty insulting, American flag on meth. This is supposed to show you how ‘cool’ Hillary is?
Just a glitch same as Obamacare.
Via Fox News:
Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.
Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.
It’s a ‘get rich and sell influence’ vehicle.
If you ask your average conservative commentator, the Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a $100 billion dollar “slush fund” that serves only for the glorification and enrichment of the former first family.
For the typical liberal, it’s a shining example of the power of one of the most successful post-presidencies in history to deliver solutions to the world’s thorniest problems.
As with most public arguments these days, the true answer falls somewhere in the middle, but it appears even the foundation’s own lawyers were worried about just how legit the organization was.
Back in 2013, when Chelsea Clinton was taking a larger role at the foundation she hired the law firm Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett to do a “governance review.” The review was fought by many long-time foundation staffers at the time. The existence of the review had been previously reported, during a time when press was devoting greater scrutiny to the operations of the Clinton Foundation, as speculation swirled about a possible second Hillary Clinton bid for the White House. But at the time the Clinton Foundation didn’t make big news. Now it’s central to Trump and his supporters claims that Clinton is “crooked.”
What the governance review lawyers found was a board and charity in disarray organizationally. It was staffed mostly with insiders, practicing weak oversight and inattentive leadership, and possessed of a loose dedication to best practices for foundations of its size and to Arkansas state and IRS regulations governing conflict of interest. According to the review, the Clinton foundation submitted a Form 990—signed under penalties of perjury—which said that it had a written conflict-of-interest policy, required annual disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and monitored and enforced compliance with the policy. “However, we did not find evidence of that enforcement,” the review reads.
No sympathy here.
Via Law Newz:
A middle schooler in Tampa, Florida said he was kicked out of a classroom after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, and now his family is thinking about a lawsuit. “I don’t believe in standing up for it because there’s more than one religion,” 12-year-old Mark Dawson told WFLA in a Thursday report, later adding, ““I believe in more than one religion and more than one nation.”
He claimed a teacher yelled at him during the September incident, and told him to leave.
The outlet reached out to Liberty Middle School about this, and a spokesperson reportedly admitted that the teacher didn’t know that Hillsborough County School District policy allowed Dawson’s behavior, and this individual was set straight in a talk with the principal. There remains some discrepancies between Dawson’s story and the school’s, though. He said he was admonished three times. They said it only happened once.
In the words of Wonder Woman: “Get over yourselves already!” U.S. has done more for the rights of woman than virtually any country on the earth.
Wonder Woman is facing her most millennial foe yet: online haters.
Some 2,000 protesters from around the world have joined a ThePetitionSite.com campaign asking the United Nations to reconsider the comic-book heroine as its newly appointed Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.
“A large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif’’ is not an appropriate spokeswoman for international gender equity, the petition says.
Asked one signer, “Is female empowerment so unbelievable that we need to choose a fictional character?”
Fifty staffers at the UN protested the Amazonian’s ambassadorship at a ceremony Friday, Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary. There, the character’s ’70s TV embodiment, Lynda Carter, pleaded with protesters, “Please, embrace her.”
Damage control in full spin.
Via Heat Street:
Hillary and Bill Clinton’s top aides scrambled in 2014 to respond to a new book detailing Bill Clinton’s relationship with a New York suburban socialite nicknamed “The Energizer Bunny”.
According to leaked emails released Saturday by Wikileaks, the Clintons’ inner circle was roiled by the forthcoming release of the book “The First Family In Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal The Hidden Lives Of Presidents” by Clinton antagonist Edward Klein. The book alleged that Bill Clinton had a “blonde, buxom mistress” named Julie McMahon, whom the Secret Service reportedly nicknamed “The Energizer Bunny.”
McMahon was a neighbor of the Clintons in their adopted town of Chappaqua in New York’s exclusive Westchester County.
So far the Feds have stayed out of the protest and the local Sheriff’s Department is playing hard ball within the limits of the law.
More demonstrators were arrested Saturday for infiltrating the Dakota Access pipeline construction site as law enforcement warned about a coterie of activists with lengthy criminal records inside the protest camps.
The Morton County [N.D.] Sheriff’s Department reported closing down Highway 1806 and arresting 83 people on rioting charges after about 300 protesters marched three miles into private property at a construction site for the pipeline project.
Officers used pepper spray against some activists after they tried to break the police line, during which one protester grabbed a canister and sprayed an officer in the face.
“Today’s situation clearly illustrates what we have been saying for weeks, that this protest is not peaceful or lawful,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier in a statement. “It was obvious to our officers who responded that the protesters engaged in escalated unlawful tactics and behavior during this event. This protest was intentionally coordinated and planned by agitators with specific intent to engage in illegal activities.”
The latest arrests bring the total to more than 200 since the protest began in August against the 1,172-mile, four-state pipeline led by the Standing Rock Sioux and national environmental groups.
On social media, supporters of the #NoDAPL action insisted the protesters were maced by law enforcement as they attempted to pray.
“Berserk police indiscriminately mace peaceful Water Protectors!” said a post on the Sacred Stone Camp Facebook page.
Days earlier, Sheriff Kirchmeier urged protest leaders to guard against lawbreakers after an investigation revealed that 43 of those arrested so far have troubling criminal records, including a combined 276 citations and charges for robbery, burglary, domestic violence, child abuse and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
“The individuals who want to legally and peacefully protest should be concerned about the safety inside these camps and make sure those get reported to the proper authorities,” said Sheriff Kirchmeier in a video posted on Facebook.
“The leaders of the protest camps down there should just be careful about who they’re letting into these camps and make sure those get reported to the proper authorities,” he said.
Authorities point out that the activists have upended the rural community with frequent protests, road closures and school lockdowns.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is investigating ongoing attacks on cows, horses and bison near the camps at Cannon Ball, North Dakota, including shootings, mutilations and the disappearance of 30 head of cattle.
“The crimes against livestock in this area over the last few weeks have been appalling,” said North Dakota Stockmen’s Association chief brand inspector Stan Misek in a Wednesday statement after a horse valued at $3,000 was found shot and butchered.
Rosie and Pete are kind-hearted but not very bright. And the government is refusing to challenge men claiming to be children.
Kind-hearted Rosie welcomed Jamal into her family after social workers said he was a 12-year-old orphan who had fled Afghanistan.
But she became suspicious when she noticed how hairy he was, and how adept he was at firing a rifle.
Jamal was rumbled when a dentist estimated he was a decade older than claimed. Taliban material and child abuse images were later found on his mobile.
The blunder comes after migrants claiming to be children were bussed to the UK from Calais’ Jungle camp. It is feared terrorists could use the same ruse.
Rosie, whose full name we are hiding to protect her from reprisals, said: “Adults are playing the system. It’s putting families like mine and society as a whole at risk.
“I don’t see anything wrong with dental and bone density checks. Some say they are intrusive and degrading. But having a man in your home who’s pretending to be a child is far more intrusive.”
When Rosie and husband Pete, 57, took in Jamal they all switched to halal meat.
She said: “He looked thin and I thought, ‘Bless him’. He was so humble, polite.”
He roomed with a boy, aged 13. Two girls, 12 and 14, were also in the house.
Alarm bells rang when the family went swimming and Rosie’s 13-year-old commented on how hairy he was.
At a climbing centre he shimmied up ropes with ease, and at a shooting range he stripped a gun before firing it.
On a bus to college he was told to get off by a driver who didn’t believe he was 16. Rosie, who lives in the South East, said: “It’s ridiculous how everybody else could see it but not the social workers.”
Jamal’s behaviour worsened. He put the 13-year-old in expert holds, demanded cash and got calls from unknown numbers.
One day he claimed he couldn’t pray because there were too many posters on his wall. The interpreter told him, “What do you mean? Allah doesn’t mind?”
His last words to Rosie were: “I’ll kill you and I know where your children are.”
She added: “I can’t say he was a terrorist but I do think he came from a training camp. He was a great actor.
“Every day I check the car, and that all the house windows are shut. I panic because I know he knows our routine.”
Since being arrested for an alleged assault, Jamal has been turned down for asylum but is appealing.
Andrea went off script and had to be roped back in.
Via Free Beacon:
Hillary Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill appeared to write something on his cell phone and then show it to MSNBC reporter Andrea Mitchell Wednesday night before she offered the Democrat a softball question.
After her final debate with Donald Trump, Clinton held a brief press conference on her campaign plane. At the beginning of the conference, Merrill wrote something quickly on his phone in the video, and then showed it to Mitchell who nodded. Mitchell, about a minute later, asked Clinton what she thought about being called a “nasty woman” and a “puppet” by her Republican rival.
“How did you feel when he said, ‘nasty woman, nasty woman,’ and ‘you’re a puppet?’” Mitchell asked. “And the issue of Vladimir Putin—”
Clinton said she paid it no attention.
“I was very concerned that even now, after 17 intelligence agencies in our government, both military and civilian, have confirmed that Russia has engaged in cyber attacks against Americans, that he refused to admit that it’s true and condemn it for what it is, which is a blatant effort to try to interfere in our elections,” she said.
Getting to be like Obama, making the Cubs winning the pennant all about her.
She’s a Yankee’s fan except when she’s a Cubs fan.
Suck it up, buttercups.
Seven Charlotte, N.C. residents sued the city and its police department Friday over local law enforcement’s use of tear gas during protests held last month following the fatal officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs filed the 21-page complaint in federal court late Friday a month and a day after Scott, 43, was shot and killed by a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in a parking lot near the the University of North Carolina.
The lawsuit says the plaintiffs all participated in peaceful protests held in the wake of Scott’s passing, but are fearful of becoming involved in future demonstrations because of treatment they endured at the hands of police.
“Plaintiffs have engaged in speech, association, and protest on the streets, sidewalks and medians of Charlotte — traditional public fora where individuals’ First Amendment rights are at their zenith. Unfortunately, this exercise of constitutional rights has been met with a military-grade assault on protesters’ bodies and rights,” the attorneys wrote in Friday’s filing.
Protesters who attempted to exercise their constitutionals rights were subjected to being shot with tear gas, pepper spray and rubber pullets, as well as physical and verbal abuse from the police that has caused persistent problems, according to the lawsuit.
The police’s tactics were “designed to target and punish demonstrators and to deter them from continuing speech and assembly activities,” the lawsuit alleges, arguing that CMPD “persistently violated the constitutional rights of the named plaintiffs… in response to Plaintiffs’ exercise of their constitutional right to assemble and protest.”
“I never thought the police would attack civilians like this,” plaintiff Ashley Williams said Friday night statement, according to the Charlotte Observer.
His ‘Drain the Swamp’ speech.
Via NY Post:
Donald Trump delivered the “closing argument” to the presidential election in historic Gettysburg, Pa. on Saturday, invoking President Abraham Lincoln as he vowed to unite a divided country, and set it on course with a series of policies he intends to put in place during his first 100 days in office.
The populist wish-list — a push to set a presidential, policy-driven tone for his campaign’s final 17 days — included tax cuts, term limits, school choice, and regulatory reform in a speech he called “a contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter.”
“Change has to come from outside our very broken system,” said Trump, who lags behind Hillary Clinton in most national polls, and ended another bruising week, in which he shocked debate viewers by refusing to say he’d accept the results of the presidential election.
Pledging to “drain the swamp” of Washington DC, Trump said he would fight for a constitutional amendment to limit congressional terms and to trim the fat from the federal bureaucracy.
“For every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated,” he told a crowd of about 500 in a ballroom at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center.
Trump also said he would bar White House and congressional employees from taking lobbying jobs for five years after leaving government service, and would freeze federal hiring to shrink the ranks of bureaucrats by attrition.
Yoga pants are a privilege not a right.
Perhaps a prime example was Justine Sacco, who after tweeting an ambiguous, clearly satirical message about AIDS that some people interpreted as racist, found herself the subject of an internet hunt — all while she was on an airplane to Africa. By the time she landed, she had been fired from her job, and people tracked her airplane and confronted her at the airport when she landed. The writer for Gawker who started the whole thing apologized years later.
Certainly there have been many other such examples, but the Sacco incident stands out.
I don’t know if it will reach Sacco proportions, but there is an internet “outrage” gaining momentum against a guy in Barrington, RI, who wrote a letter to the editor of the local newspaper complaining about older women who wear yoga pants:
To the editor:
The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio.
Not since the mini-skirt has there been something worn by so many women who should never have it on in the first place.
From casual to formal, weddings, funerals, shopping, and even for the workplace, yoga pants are everywhere on women of all ages, usually paired with a blousy top and a pony tail hairdo. What a disaster!
Like the mini-skirt, yoga pants can be adorable on children and young women who have the benefit of nature’s blessing of youth. However, on mature, adult women there is something bizarre and disturbing about the appearance they make in public. Maybe it’s the unforgiving perspective they provide, inappropriate for general consumption, TMI, or the spector of someone coping poorly with their weight or advancing age that makes yoga pants so weird in public.
A nice pair of tailored slacks, jeans, or anything else would be better than those stinky, tacky, ridiculous looking yoga pants. They do nothing to compliment a women over 20 years old. In fact, the look is bad. Do yourself a favor, grow up and stop wearing them in public.
Besides, why would you want to wear something that’s seen on dozens of other women every day, everywhere? I thought women didn’t like doing that for obvious reasons. Yoga pants belong in the yoga studio. What’s next? Wearing a “Speedo” to the supermarket? Imagine if men did that. Yuck!
To all yoga pant wearers, I struggle with my own physicality as I age. I don’t want to struggle with yours. Thanks,
The letter received numerous negative comments, and additional critical letters to the editor in response. All of which seems a perfectly appropriate way to disagree.
Via Daily Mail:
A beloved K9 officer got a true hero’s sendoff before his heartbroken New Jersey owners had to put him down.
Bandy, a 10-year-old German shepherd, died on Tuesday. He served six years as a search-and-rescue dog at Pattenburg’s volunteer fire company.
Hip dysplasia forced Bandy to retire last year. He received a medal and a proclamation in appreciation of his service in the fall of 2015. Bandy once found a missing suicidal man in 2014.
The fire company shared multiple posts on social media before and after his death, calling ‘a family member, friend, colleague and hero’.