AP: Obama’s Wedding Ring “Noticeably Missing” From Weekend Golf Outing…

Two words: Reggie Love.

Via Free Beacon:

President Barack Obama’s wedding ring was “noticeably missing” from his left hand on Sunday, according to a White House pool report.

Obama, who was at Camp David in Maryland on Sunday, arrived back at the White House and was photographed by the Associated Press without a ring on his hand. He was playing golf earlier in the day to celebrate his birthday, which comes this Tuesday.

Obama’s ring, however, was off his finger long before he stepped on the course. He was photographed on Friday signing highway funding legislation and was not wearing his ring.

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Moonbats Trying To “Disarm” The . . . iPhone . . . Of Its Gun Emoji….

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Yeah, so these people are serious.

Via The Week:

Does the right to bear arms apply to emoji arms? It’s actually a somewhat serious question; activist nonprofit New Yorkers Against Gun Violence aims (excuse the pun) to disarm the iPhone by pressuring Apple’s CEO to remove the gun icon from its emoji catalog.

“The iPhone is ubiquitous. [Guns are] on the iPhone as an option,” the executive director of NYAGV, Leah Barrett, told Fast Company. “We thought this was a way to bring attention to the issue [of gun violence].”

The activists encourage people to tweet at Apple’s CEO and ask for the gun emoji to be removed, using the hashtag #DisarmTheiPhone. However, Fast Company cautions, “If a company like Apple removes words from that language, even if they’re technically pictures, isn’t it censorship? How far does this linguistic adjustment go? If we type the letters G-U-N should they be autocorrected to S-U-N, P-U-N, or F-U-N?” Well? Jeva Lange

Obama Now Writing Love Notes To Himself On Twitter…

Appears so:

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Hillary Clinton Releases Video Defending Planned Parenthood From GOP’s “Full On Assault”…

And yes, Hillary’s defending Planned Parenthood from the same videos she called “disturbing” just last week.

Update: University of New Hampshire Ditches “Bias-Free Language Guide” That Claimed Term “American” Was “Problematic”…

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More on this story.

Via College Fix:

You’ll recall late last week it was revealed that the University of New Hampshire had posted online a “Bias-Free Language Guide” that, among other things, claimed the term “American” was “problematic.”

But the school’s president, Mark Huddleston, claimed that he wasn’t aware of the guide until last week, and clarified that it — the guide — is not UNH policy: “… I want to make it absolutely clear that the views expressed in this guide are NOT the policy of the University of New Hampshire,” he said.

Now, the college has officially taken down the guide from its website, and issued a statement:

The associate vice president for community, equity and diversity removed the webpage this morning after a meeting with President Huddleston. The president fully supports efforts to encourage inclusivity and diversity on our campuses. He does not believe the guide was in any way helpful in achieving those goals. Speech guides or codes have no place at any American university.

President Huddleston has ordered a review of UNH’s web posting policies in the weeks ahead. He was surprised and unhappy to learn that the university does not have practices that make clear which web pages include UNH policies and which pages include content that reflects the opinions of some members of our community.

The university has more than 1 million web pages on its site; university administration was not aware of the “language guide” until this week.

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U.S. Military Commanders On Ground Back CIA Assessment That ISIS Is “Fundamentally No Weaker” Than Before Obama Began Military Campaign…

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And it only cost us billions of dollars.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded.

U.S. military commanders on the ground aren’t disputing the assessment, but they point to an upcoming effort to clear the important Sunni city of Ramadi, which fell to the militants in May, as a crucial milestone.

The battle for Ramadi, expected over the next few months, “promises to test the mettle” of Iraq’s security forces, Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, who is helping run the U.S.-led coalition effort in Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon in a video briefing from the region.

The U.S.-led military campaign has put the Islamic State group on defense, Killea said, adding, “There is progress.” Witnesses on the ground say the airstrikes and Kurdish ground actions are squeezing the militants in northern Syria, particularly in their self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.

But U.S. intelligence agencies see the overall situation as a strategic stalemate: The Islamic State remains a well-funded extremist army able to replenish its ranks with foreign jihadis as quickly as the U.S. can eliminate them. Meanwhile, the group has expanded to other countries, including Libya, Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Afghanistan.

The assessments by the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and others appear to contradict the optimistic line taken by the Obama administration’s special envoy, retired Gen. John Allen, who told a forum in Aspen, Colorado, last week that “ISIS is losing” in Iraq and Syria. The intelligence was described by officials who would not be named because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Harry Reid Tries To Pretend Planned Parenthood Isn’t An Abortion Mill…

Yeah, no.

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Obama Declares Global Warming Is Racist…

Or something.

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MSNBC Host Blames Climate Change For August Heat Forcing Obama Speech On Climate Change Inside…

You know, because it’s never hot in August.

Via Free Beacon:

MSNBC host José Díaz-Balart called the decision Monday to move President Obama’s speech on climate change inside because of hot temperatures an example of “Mother Nature … making his point for him” on the issue.

The network made a move against left-wing programming by canceling three of its progressive commentary shows last week, but this was an example of editorializing on behalf of the White House showing up in an ostensibly straight newscast.

“A couple of hours from now, President Obama will unveil a new plan to slash greenhouse gases and promote renewable energy, all in an effort to fight climate change,” Díaz-Balart said. “In fact, it seems like Mother Nature may be making his point for him sometimes. Today’s event was supposed to be held outside, but with temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, officials figured it was too hot, so they moved it to the East Room.”

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Tongue-Tied Again: Still Can’t ID Difference Between Dem And Socialist

Kind of hard to find an answer when there is no difference. But Matthews perhaps also accurate with calling it an “intellectual problem”.

Via Townhall:

NBC’s Chuck Todd threw the same question at Schultz on Meet the Press. She again deployed evasive maneuvers, saying that the real debate/discussion will revolve around the differences between the two parties. Matthews, who was a guest on Sunday’s broadcast, added his two-cents about the difference between a Democrat and socialist.

“Socialists traditionally believe in government control of the economy, and Democrats believe in modifying the economy to help the people at the bottom with a safety net,” he said.

As for why Schultz ducked and dodged on this question again, Matthews said, “Well, politically, she didn’t want to offend the Bernie people…Maybe there is an intellectual problem, but I will give her the benefit of the doubt and say it was really a political problem she faced.”

First, I will second what Mediaite’s editor Andrew Kirell noted about that quote from Matthews: “Ouch!” Second, either way, Schultz still has to answer the question at some point. Does the DNC want a self-avowed socialist speaking at the convention in primetime? Are they comfortable with someone who has views which are far to the left than the general electorate having a sweet speaking spot? We’ll see what comes of this. Maybe this point will be dead, in which case I would still hope for an answer from the DNC chair about the differences between a socialist and a Democrat since she has nothing to lose politically from giving the proper definition. Heck, 52 percent of Democrats view socialism favorably.

Obama Takes Air Force One Jet And Marine One Helicopter To Play Round Of Golf Less Than 48 Hours Before Today’s Big Climate Speech…

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Today:

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More Mister De Blasio’s Neighborhood: 19 People Shot In Brooklyn Over The Weekend

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Brooklyn now competing with Chicago and Baltimore for the crown. Progressive leadership on display.

Via NY Post:

Brooklyn residents said Sunday that they fear the return of the bad old days of “Crooklyn” — and placed the blame squarely on Mayor Bill de Blasio — after a bloody weekend in which at least 19 people were shot in the borough.

The carnage included nine revelers struck by bullets at a house party, a teenager shot during a drive-by, and a man fatally gunned down in a housing-project courtyard — all in an hour-and-a-half period early Sunday.

That followed eight people being shot in six hours Friday into Saturday.

“I locked the door and ran into the back when I heard shots,” said Mahdi Alabdi, 52, who works overnight in a deli across the street from the bullet-riddled East New York house party. “I never did this before. I do it a few times now.”

Nursing aide Anne Gordon, 25, who also lives near the scene, seconded the sentiment.

“This was never the best area, but it has gotten worse out here since this new mayor,” she said. “He seems out of touch.’’

Lifelong borough resident Richard LaTorre, 55, fumed that former Park Sloper de Blasio “left Crooklyn for Manhattan with his entourage of bodyguards and SUVs.”

“He has his protection from all this. What about the rest of us?” LaTorre said.

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Baltimore Sun: Marilyn Mosby Derailed Program To Analyze Why Increase In Homicides In Baltimore

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She doesn’t want anyone to conclude that it’s in part due to the drugs stolen from pharmacies when the city gave them ‘space to destroy’? That is the word all over the street.

Via Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby recently derailed an initiative to bring together city leaders, law enforcement commanders, academics, public health officials and others to identify real-time homicide trends and develop targeted responses — the latest crime-fighting program to falter amid a dramatic spike in violence.

After months of promising unprecedented transparency and collaboration with law enforcement partners, Mosby said she didn’t want to share information that others in the fledgling Baltimore Homicide Review Commission considered critical to success. She said providing information on ongoing cases could compromise investigations or jeopardize the safety of victims and witnesses.

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Obama To Hibernate After Presidency, Plans To Catch Up On A “Couple Of Months” Of Sleep…

The bear is loose sleepin’.

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More Crying To Come? Boehner Embarrassed, Doesn’t Have Enough Votes To Be Re-Elected Speaker

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Orange ya glad you asked them what they thought, Johnny?

Via Breitbart:

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

“[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with various House GOP members about this told Breitbart News in an interview last week.

“I know members personally who were called by Steve Scalise. So they had the entire leadership whip team frantically making phone calls to members to whip the vote because they wanted to attempt to embarrass Meadows and call the vote [on Wednesday last week] so it’s not hanging over Boehner’s head.

“What they found out was the exact opposite. They found out bad things would happen, that literally they would be calling the vote without knowing what would happen. Therefore, they did not call the vote and now they have this issue hanging over John Boehner’s head for the next five weeks.”

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Obama: Guess Who Has A Birthday Coming Up?…

MEEEEE!!!!

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FBI Alert: ‘Middle Eastern Males’ Approaching Family Members Of Military Members

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Very worrying. The FBI alert is from July 2.

Via FBI alert:

(U//FOUO) In May 2015, the wife of a US military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle-Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a US interrogator. When she denied their claims, the men laughed. The two men left the area in a dark-colored, four-door sedan with two other Middle-Eastern males in the vehicle. The woman had observed the vehicle in the neighborhood on previous occasions.

(U//FOUO) Similar incidents in Wyoming have been reported to the FBI throughout June 2015. On numerous occasions, family members of military personnel were confronted by Middle-Eastern males in front of their homes. The males have attempted to obtain personal information about the military member and family members through intimidation. The family members have reported feeling scared.

(U//FOUO) To date, the men have not been identified and it is not known if all the incidents involve the same Middle-Eastern males.

There was also a similar incident in Washington, according to a force protection advisory per the Washington National Guard. It notes that a Air Guard member was approached and asked about his job, despite not wearing a uniform, per requirements. The questions were probing and concerning, and the Airman tried to end the conversation.

HT: PI

So, What Was Mooch Thinking About When It Comes To Beyoncé?

HuffPo seems to think we should already know.

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Hint: Think narcissism.

Via HuffPo:

Talk about running the world.

Michelle Obama sat down with rapper Wale on Friday to answer questions and promote her Reach Higher initiative, a campaign aimed at encouraging all students to continue their educations past high school.

She took the opportunity to reveal the advice she’d give to her college self, but most importantly, she revealed something amazing: If FLOTUS could have a different job other than being, well, FLOTUS, she would choose to be Beyoncé.

Jewish Athletes Told To Avoid Wearing Any Religious Items . . . In Germany…

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Story sounds familiar.

Via JPost:

Two youths taunted six Jewish men with anti-Semitic insults and tossed an object at the group, police in the German capital said on Friday. The attackers fled and are being sought for alleged attempted assault and hate crimes. The incident took place in the Berlin district of Neukölln, a neighborhood with a large Muslim population. Separately, police arrested “a man with an Arab background” for yelling anti-Semitic insults at two security guards at the Hotel Estrel, where 2,000 people and athletes associated with the European Maccabi Games are staying, the Die Welt paper reported on Saturday. The hotel is 900 meters from the Al-Nur Mosque, a hotbed of radical Islam.

The head of the German umbrella organization for the Maccabi, Alon Meyer, warned Jewish athletes about traveling in large groups through Neukölln and wearing visibly Jewish items such as Stars of David or kippot. According to the Maccabi Games’ rules of conduct, athletes should not make themselves recognizable as Jews in “sensitive areas of Berlin,” and it is preferable that they travel in taxis and not wear kippot. […]

Critics said Silke Burmester, a left-wing journalist who writes for die Taz, die Zeit and a journalism trade magazine Medium Magazin, is stoking anti-Semitism. In response to the neo-Nazi threats, she wrote on Twitter, “What are these Jewish sports festivals?” and, “Have the Jews had their own Olympic games since ’36?” The Nazi regime hosted the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and banned German Jews from participating. Alex Feuerherdt, a leading expert on anti-Semitism in Germany’s sporting culture, told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday, “Naturally what Burmester said is anti-Semitic, because for her, it is not scandalous that neo-Nazis attack Jewish athletes, but rather that the Jews have their own sports festival.”

Feuerherdt added, “Jews established the event [Maccabi] because of anti-Semitism and Burmester wants Jews to integrate and not have their own sports event. She obviously has a problem with Jewish self-confidence and sovereignty and her comments reflect double standards.”

Illegal Alien Teen Sets Police Car On Fire, Assaults Officer, Declares ‘War’ On U.S. Because ‘Tired Of His People Getting Shot By Police”, ‘Sending Mexicans Back To Mexico’

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Must be a Tea Party terrorist…

Via The Journal

A 16-year-old illegal immigrant was arrested Saturday (August 1) after he allegedly set fire to a Precinct 4 deputy constable’s patrol car at the Precinct 4 building in Manvel.

While on scene, Deputies saw a maroon Ford F150 four-door truck pull into the parking lot and they reportedly noticed that the suspect was acting suspicious.

The teenager then allegedly pointed a .22 caliber rifle from his car window as a deputy was approaching. The deputy pulled his weapon and retreated to his patrol vehicle. The suspect fled the scene and a pursuit began.

The pursuit lasted about 35 minutes, leaving Brazoria County, going into Ft. Bend County, and back to Brazoria County, where it ended at FM 518 and Kingsley Dr. in Pearland.

During the pursuit, the suspect swerved at two motorcycle officers who were escorting a funeral. One officer’s motorcycle was struck, but no officers were injured.

The suspect lost control of his vehicle and again pulled the rifle on the deputies. Deputies were able to take the suspect into custody without firing any weapons.

The chase ended in a one-vehicle crash on FM 518 at Kingsley Dr. in Pearland, where the suspect was taken into custody.
According to Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Paige Newsom, the suspect said that he was tired of his people getting shot by police and nothing happening, so he came to shoot them.

He also reportedly said that the incident was about a war against the government because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is always sending Mexicans back to Mexico for no reason, and they are the ones here in America doing all the work.

The suspect was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Service with a deadly weapon, Possession of a controlled substance, Evading arrest with a vehicle, and Arson, which are all felonies.

The suspect’s name has not been released due to his minor status.

HT: Pete