NY Times Pens Story On Clarence Thomas Suggesting He Asks No Questions And Plagiarizes Other People’s Thoughts
Disgusting, even now, they’re still after him. Opinions are traditionally written by clerks of the justices, and often contain parts of the briefs submitted by attorneys as a natural course of the discussion, no plagiarism about it.
Via NY Times:
Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions tend to be brisk, efficient and dutiful.
Now, studies using linguistic software have discovered another Thomas trait: Those opinions contain language from briefs submitted to the court at unusually high rates.
The findings that the taciturn justice’s opinions appear to rely heavily on the words of others do not suggest misconduct — legal writing often tracks source materials — but they do illuminate his distinctive role on the court.
Obama continues to sink her…
Ten days after the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks, the top foreign policy adviser at the Clinton Foundation had a potentially lucrative proposal on which to seek guidance from Hillary Clinton’s aides at the State Department.
The email from Amitabh Desai to Cheryl Mills, chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Clinton, describes a pitch by Stella O’Leary, a Democratic donor active in Irish American causes.
O’Leary, according to Desai’s email, said Clinton had “firmly instructed” her to set up a not-for-profit organization — one that qualifies for 501(c)3 status under U.S. tax laws — called Friends of the Clinton Centre.
In his email, Desai says: “I also asked if the new org could be flexible so that any funding raised could be used in whatever manner WJC” — the initials of former President Bill Clinton — “and HRC wish in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and not restricted to support only the current iteration of the Clinton Centre in Enniskillen.”
Diversity seems pretty closed-minded.
Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver city council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all about: It’s a distraction, a feint, a mile-high smokescreen.
Spiteful Democrats claim they are upholding progressive “Denver values” by delaying approval of an airport concession contract with the Christian-owned restaurant chain.
But the politically correct storm over same-sex marriage (which Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy personally opposes) is convenient cover for the local government’s serial mismanagement, bloated spending and shady contracting practices.
Conservative Author Brad Thor Challenges Donald Trump To A Debate, Vows To Donate $100,000 If He Accepts
As a true conservative, I allege that @realDonaldTrump is anything but, and publicly challenge him to a one-on-one, open and public debate.
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) August 28, 2015
Via The Blaze:
New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor publicly challenged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a debate on Thursday, vowing to donate $100,000 to Young America’s Foundation if the billionaire accepts the challenge.
Thor claims Trump is not a “true conservative” and he would go as far as “formally declaring my candidacy” to get on a stage to debate Trump on the issues.
Stepping out of the storm.
Via Fox Business:
The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.
Avid Life Media Inc., Ashley Madison’s parent company, says Noel Biderman’s departure was a mutual decision and in the best interest of the company.
Hackers originally breached Avid Life’s systems in July and then posted the information online a month later after the company didn’t comply with their demands to shut down.
Another genius from the state that brought you bans on gerbils, plastic bags and soda.
A California man could lose his hand after being bitten by a rattlesnake he was holding and taking pictures with, family members said Thursday.
Alex Gomez found the 4-foot long snake behind his home on Monday and decided to pick it up. The 36-year-old could be seen holding the snake and even wrapping it around his neck in photographs provided to KTLA.
At some point after the photos were taken, the rattlesnake attacked Gomez, biting him in the hand.
“I was terrified and I said ‘What a fool, stupid, you could die,’” his mother Debra Gomez said.
Democrats do this seeking to pander. But the video shows then what they are endorsing, ‘Burn everything down’. This video is from their disruption at Netroots Nation, an action lead by the very leaders named by the DNC in this resolution.
The Democratic National Committee is expected on Friday to adopt a resolution expressing its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, a DNC official said.
The resolution, the language of which was made available to BuzzFeed News, will be voted on by the full body during the general session on Friday at the DNC’s summer meetings in Minneapolis.
The draft of the resolution mentions by name Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza, the founders of the Black Lives Matter organization. They are from “a generation of young African-Americans who feel totally dismissed and unheard as they are crushed between unlawful street violence and unjust police violence,” the draft reads.
The DNC said it resolves “that the DNC joins with Americans across the country in affirming ‘Black lives matter’ and the ‘say her name’ efforts to make visible the pain of our fellow and sister Americans as they condemn extrajudicial killings of unarmed African-American men, women, and children.”
So wait, a man who took the electorate so for granted that he lost his own election wants to endorse another who does the same? Oh, that will do well…
(CNN)Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday.
“Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know-how to implement it,” Cantor said in a statement. “After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a president that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness — Jeb Bush is that man. I look forward to working closely with the governor and his team as they chart a course to the White House.”
Cantor also tweeted his support, using the hashtag #AllInForJeb.
See more on the killer’s obsession with racism here, to him, even watermelon slurpees at the 7/11 are racist.
HT: Sooper Mexican
Whatever you say, Ana.
“Ana” is a highly educated business woman in her 40s who is finalizing a divorce with her husband.
She stayed up late Thursday rapidly texting eight married men with whom she had relationships after finding them on Ashley Madison.
She said the men are all worried their wives will use search tools now available online to find the email addresses they used to sign up for the cheating site.
Meanwhile, Ana is concerned about her job in finance. Her clients are couples and small businesses. These are highly personal relationships. If they plug in her email address into any of the available Ashley Madison searches, she’ll be exposed. And maybe even fired.
“I would lose business, contracts… I’m not even sure if my contract with my employer has a morality clause,” she told CNNMoney on Friday. “It could be very damaging.”
Ana claims to have had more than 50 encounters — everything ranging from “a benign flirtatious lunch” to “three days in a hotel room and ordering room service.” To her, Ashley Madison was a playground.
“Honey, I devoured them,” she said.
First World Problem or Hillary’s next analogy for Republicans?
Via The Independent:
Two sisters who have been told they will be repeatedly gang-raped as a “punishment” for the crimes committed by their brother have pleaded with the Supreme Court to be protected.
The pair fled their village after an all-male council “ruled” that they should be raped, have their faces blackened and then be paraded naked because the brother eloped with a married woman from a higher caste.
The council called this an eye-for-eye form of justice.
Amnesty International, who are running a petition for the girls’ protection, said: “Unelected village councils such as this are widespread in parts of India. More often than not they are made up of older men from dominant castes, who prescribe rules for social behaviour and interaction in villages.”
If Jerry Seinfeld’s TV show were still in production, this surely could have been the basis for an episode.
A lemonade stand generating money for a charity run by the sometime East Hampton resident’s wife, Jessica Seinfeld, was shut down recently, apparently after an irritated neighbor complained to police, according to published reports.
Jessica Seinfeld posted on her Instagram page a photo of her husband, their son and other youths — hands behind their heads in mock surrender — with an East Hampton Village Police car in the background.
She also posted: “Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled. Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers! thanks Xander and Jaden for crushing it today with Julian and Jerry.”
Never should have been out.
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A suspect is in custody regarding the shooting death of Jamyla Bolden.
According to court records, 21-year-old De’Eris Brown has been charged in the shooting death of Bolden after allegedly confessing he shot into her home.
Brown has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon: shooting at a building, armed criminal action, second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. His bond was set at $750,000.
An arrest document states a witness identified Brown as the shooter and an informant also came forward stating the defendant admitted shooting into the home on the night of the murder.
This is what people like DeRay McKesson foster and fester in people who are on the edge.
ROANOKE, Va. — The words are a part of everyday conversation — “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.”
But in the twisted mind of Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II, they were pure racism — and saying them became a death sentence for Alison Parker.
The 24-year-old white reporter, who was murdered on live TV along with her cameraman, used the phrases as an intern at WDBJ TV in Roanoke in 2012, according to an internal complaint filed by Flanagan, who was black.
“One was something about ‘swinging’ by some place; the other was out in the ‘field,’ ” said the Jan. 21 report by assistant news director Greg Baldwin, which refers to Parker as Alison Bailey (her middle name).
Parker was never disciplined over the remarks, but Flanagan never forgot them.
Hours after gunning her and Adam Ward down during their broadcast Wednesday, Flanagan revealed in tweets that the comments were still fresh in his mind.
“Alison made racist comments,” Flanagan posted while he was on the run from cops.
“They hired her after that??” he wrote.
But colleagues said that it was all in Flanagan’s head and that Parker was as far from racist as they come.
A screengrab of Vester Lee Flanagan’s Twitter rant.
“That’s how that guy’s mind worked. Just crazy, left-field assumptions like that,” Ryan Fuqua, a video editor at WDBJ, told The Post.
“[Those words are] just common, everyday talk. [But] that was his MO — to start s- -t,” Fuqua explained. “He was unstable. One time, after one of our live shots failed, he threw all his stuff down and ran into the woods for like 20 minutes.”
Rules exist for Huma that don’t exist for anyone else. Anywhere. Ever.
Via Washington Post:
As Hillary Rodham Clinton was preparing for her farewell international trip as secretary of state, her close aide and confidante Huma Abedin e-mailed a small number of longtime political allies to help arrange an intimate get-together at a private club in Dublin.
“Maybe we can all gather for drinks/dinner and HRC can come join for as long as she can?” Abedin wrote.
The December 2012 event showcased the unique position that Abedin occupied at the apex of the Clintons’ public and private worlds during the final six months of Hillary Clinton’s tenure heading the State Department.
But they’re the JV team.
Via Daily Mail:
Some 3,241 migrants, including almost 700 children, arrived in Hungary yesterday alone, the highest ever number, according to police.
The majority crossed the border near the village of Roszke. Most of the migrants had begun their gruelling journey in Syria, Afghanistan or Pakistan.
Too Funny: Cornel West Refuses To Admit Racism Involved In Roanoke Journalist Killings: There Was A “Love Deficit”…
Cornel West couldn’t seem to answer Carol Costello‘s question about whether or not the broadcast shooting death of WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward was racially motivated.
During the Thursday morning editon of CNN Newsroom, Costello opened West’s visit by asking whether or not he believed “race [played] a factor” in the actions of Bryce Williams, real name Vester Flanagan, during his “rampage” on Wednesday. In response, West delivered one of the most verbose, convoluted and uncomfortable non-answers of the topic of race and violence ever witnessed.
Below is the actual lunchbox deemed “too violent” for our special little snowflakes.
Superheroes are often fodder for lunchbox covers, but one school considers the do-gooders nothing more than “violent characters.”
Recently, a young girl purportedly received a letter stating that her Wonder Woman lunchbox violated a code in which the school asks that children not bring violent images into the building in any way. “We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence,” the letter reads. “Superheroes certainly fall into that category.”
While the upcoming Batman v. Superman might show some characters’ more hostile tendencies, the lunch box in question simply featured a smiling profile of Wonder Woman and a solo action shot with her lasso — a picture that seems to best symbolize the character’s strength and confidence. The letter sparked outrage on the internet, with even Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter retweeting a story about the lunchbox. Check out images of the item below.