Ezra was an 18 year old from Boston who went to Israel, and was a volunteer delivering food to soldiers when he was shot by a Palestinian terrorist. But because he wasn’t shot by a police officer, but by a terrorist, President Obama seems not to have noticed. President Obama also failed to even say the names of the Americans killed in Paris or in Mali.
Anyone observing the 2016 election cycle who also possesses a functioning brain stem (and I assure you, there are a great many people observing the 2016 election cycle who don’t) knows that some candidates and comms shops excel at relating to voters, and some don’t. Some attempts fail harder than others…but nobody—and I mean nobody—fails as hard as Hillary Clinton when it comes to offering proof of humanity.
This Thanksgiving, Team Hillary updated their “Quick Question” YouTube series in a vainglorious attempt to convince voters that fun and family bonding is a thing that happens when an Arkansas football game is on TV.
Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday.
First-year students, known as “plebes,” organize the annual pillow fight as a way to build camaraderie after a grueling summer of training. But the pillow fight on Aug. 20 escalated into a free-for-all with plebes being hit from behind and knocked to the ground. Injuries included a broken nose, a fractured cheek and 24 diagnosed concussions, according to a report on the pillow fight released Wednesday.
“While never officially sanctioned, it is now officially banned, and we will take appropriate action to ensure that all faculty, staff, leaders, the Corps of Cadets and everyone at West Point knows that it will not be tolerated,” West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen said in a statement.
There were reports that some cadets were injured by hard objects placed in pillow cases after photos and video of the melee circulated on social media. But the report said many injuries were caused instead by elbows and falls to the ground. One cadet was identified by military police as striking another cadet with a hard object in a pillow case. One cadet was found unconscious.
The report said upper-class cadets did not take proper control of the fight to ensure the safety of plebes. Caslen said the incident could have been prevented with better communication between cadet leadership and senior military personnel before the pillow fight.
The Washington Post seems to think the Cold War is still ongoing, because it suggested that mayo is an acceptable Jell-O topping. Perhaps escalating tensions between Russia and pretty much every other country have set off alarm bells in WaPo’s newsroom. Their account tweeted out a recipe for an apple and celery Jell-O dish that looked like something from a 1950s Betty Crocker cookbook.
Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 25, 2015
Personally, I have nothing against the greatest sandwich glue ever invented, but using it to top a wobbly, cold Thanksgiving dessert isn’t necessary, because we no longer live in the Atomic Age. When our grandmothers lived under the continual threat of a nuclear war, they participated in patriotic theater by adding gelatin and pastel food coloring to everything they cooked. These dishes of the past weren’t really designed for eating, but were intended to intimidate the enemy, serving as a juxtaposition to the small rations of dark bread Soviet tables were resigned to.
This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution.
“Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families,” Obama said in his weekly address Thursday. “What makes America America is that we offer that chance.”
The president praised Americans who have offered to open their homes to refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.
“One woman from Pennsylvania wrote to me to say, ‘Money is tight for us in my household. … But I have a guest room. I have a pantry full of food. We can do this,’” Obama said.
“Another woman from Florida told me her family’s history dates back to the Mayflower — and she said that welcoming others is part of ‘what it means to be an American,’ ” he added.
Obama called for citizens to put the “generosity” of America on full display by welcoming refugees into the country with arms wide open.
“I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, surrounded by loved ones and full of joy and gratitude,” he said. “And together, may we all play our own small part in the American story, and write a next chapter that future generations can be thankful for.”
The House passed a measure earlier this month making it more difficult for Syrian refugees fleeing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to enter the country.
Republicans have cast doubt on whether refugees can be properly vetted to ensure that they are not terrorists.
At least one assailant in the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attack, in which 130 people were killed, is suspected of entering France posed as a migrant.
A religious-freedom advocacy group has filed its second grievance in as many weeks with the Army, again demanding that imagery featuring a red crucifix be removed from Army signage — and this time, insisting the aviation unit involved change its logo and its nickname.
The logo of Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Rucker, Alabama, contains “blatantly unconstitutional Christian Crusader imagery” and should be discontinued immediately, Military Religious Freedom Foundation president and founder Mikey Weinstein wrote Monday in an email addressed to Maj. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of Fort Rucker and the Army Aviation Center of Excellence.
Weinstein, an Air Force Academy graduate whose MRFF claims more than 40,000 active-duty clients across the military, also demanded the unit cease using the name “Crusaders,” which he called “incredibly offensive and unconstitutional.”
Weinstein provided a copy of the letter to Army Times along with two images of the logo in question, one on what appears to be a certificate of participation after a recent exercise and another of the logo apparently gracing a sign outside a building at Fort Rucker.
“This has just been brought to our attention,” Fort Rucker spokeswoman Lisa Eichhorn told Army Times on Tuesday. “We’re working the issue.”
No details on the logo’s use, nor how long the unit has used the name or the imagery, were immediately available.
Weinstein’s letter to Lundy asks the general to launch “an aggressive investigation and insure visible and appropriate punishment for any and all individuals (including yourself) who are either directly or indirectly responsible for this unconstitutional injustice.”
*Added historical note that some among the Pilgrims were not actually ‘pilgrims’ searching for religious freedom, and not even necessarily religious, but were coming to the new world for other reasons such as freedom from servitude.
This upcoming Thanksgiving Day is sure to offer you and your family plenty of opportunities to argue over whether America should be welcoming Syrian refugees.
If you have any liberal relatives or friends coming over for your Thursday feast, they’re going to relish the chance to tell everyone that the Pilgrims were refugees too — and hope that statement decimates all opposing view points.
Many left-wing publications and pundits are doing their utmost to promote this line in order to generate support for America taking in thousands of Syrian refugees.
For example, The Huffington Post ran a blurb with the headline “This Thanksgiving, Remember America’s Pilgrims Were Refugees, Too.” There’s one paragraph explaining how they fled religious persecution and found a warm welcome from the local Indians. Then it sneers off into snark over “how well that turned out” and to bashing Republican presidential candidates.
We told you yesterday how Hillary was pushing for her minions to target their family at their Thanksgiving dinner and try to change their minds to vote for her. But here’s the guide that the Hillary team is providing for you to use. Because, of course, being a brain dead minion and not actually having any real reasons to vote for her, you need a cheat sheet. Naturally, the cheat sheet is silly beyond belief. Unfortunately, the cheat sheet doesn’t answer questions about her lying, Benghazi, her emails or the raft of other scandals and stupidity that is Hillary.
First on the list of FAQs is the wig question. “Rush Limbaugh says Hillary Clinton wears a wig. Is that true?”
As Hillary herself has noted on a number of occasions, while the color may not be real, the hair is.
Next comes a question on her record, “What the heck has Hillary even done, anyway?”
The real question is, what hasn’t she done? She was a leader in the Senate and the Obama administration, for starters. As a senator from New York, she helped secure $20 billion in federal aid to rebuild after 9/11 and to care for responders. She helped create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers more than 8 million kids and cut the children’s uninsured rate in half. She negotiated a 2012 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as secretary of state.
As Marco Rubio put it, “if this election is a resume competition, then Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president.”
Rev Com is, of course, present. Their base is out of Chicago (why are the country’s famous communists all out of Chicago?).
This idiot appears to be the same one who said ‘F**k France’ and was in every officer’s face.
A new English-language propaganda video released on Tuesday, purportedly from the Islamic State’s Al-Hayat Media Center, claims that for all their military skill and superior technology, Western troops are weaker than jihadis.
America is portrayed as exhausted and demoralized from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, while ISIS fighters “haunt the mind of your soldiers and sew fear into their hearts.”
The video, which employs flashy graphics and a voice-over that sounds like the ranting of a video game super-villain, boasts about the size of the Islamic State’s khilafah (caliphate), which is already larger than Britain.
Survey Results: A nationwide survey of 2016 likely general election voters conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for SecureAmericaNow.org finds that more than 4 out of 5 voters, 84%, would categorize immigration from the Middle East to the United States as “Dangerous.” The plurality, 49%, said “very dangerous,” with another 35% saying “somewhat dangerous.” Only 12%, said it was “not dangerous at all,” with the remaining 4%, saying they didn’t know. These numbers are strong across the board as even Democrats (75%) and Liberals (69%) view immigration from the Middle East as dangerous.
Republicans are rejoicing as the largest legislative district in the nation just flipped from blue to red.
Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay, a Navajo (who also call themselves Diné) whose district includes Navajo and Hopi tribal lands, announced Monday that he is switching to the Republican Party.
Begay, 34, was appointed to the Arizona Senate in 2013 as a Democrat and re-elected in 2014.
In a moving video, Begay describes his Native American roots and the desperate conditions and challenges his constituents face. “This is not how our distinguished ancestors saw our future,” he said. “Change must happen now.”
Praising the GOP for working with him to improve conditions for his constituents, Begay said that his decision “will not be popular for some.”
“I clearly see the Republican Party as a party of progress, the party of opportunity, and moving forward, my party,” the video concludes.
The administration has been placing youths illegally crossing over the Mexico-U.S. border with guardians with criminal histories including domestic violence, homicide, child molestation, sexual assault and human trafficking, a whistleblower has told two senators, Iowa’s Chuck Grassley and Texas Sen. John Cornyn.
In a release and letter to the secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, the duo revealed the shocking details from the whistleblower who went to Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee after his Homeland supervisors ignored his allegations.
The administration’s handling of the unaccompanied alien children, who have been fleeing Latin America in record numbers for two years, is already controversial, but the new charges of kids being placed with molesters and human traffickers is sure to draw new criticism of President Obama’s open-door policies.
Germany received key intelligence regarding an imminent terror attack against a packed soccer stadium from Israeli intel services less than two weeks ago, German magazine Stern reported Wednesday.
Israeli intelligence provided the crucial information that lead German authorities to cancel a scheduled friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at Hanover Stadium on November 17.
The game was called off just four days after the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been set to attend along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with the French.
According to Stern, Israeli intelligence had informed of an imminent threat modeled after the Paris attacks, with concrete times and targets being mentioned. One of the targets was the Hanover stadium.
Earlier in the evening, Hanover Police President Volker Kluwe said there were “specific indications” of a planned attack with explosives at the game.
“We had received specific indications that an attack with explosives was planned,” Kluwe told NDR state broadcaster. “We took them seriously and that is why we took the measures,”
Regarding the soccer stadium, police said that “the visitors, who were already in the stadium at that time, were asked to leave the stadium without panicking.”
Apart from the stadium, police also evacuated Hanover’s TUI multi-purpose arena where a concert was about to start, and what seemed to be a suspicious object was found at a local train station.
McDonald was the teen who was shot by the Chicago officer 16 times, some while he was apparently incapacitated on the ground. His family, namely his mother and sister were paid $5 million in a settlement from the city. But they were not taking care of him, the city effectively was. He was removed from his home at age 5 and grew up in foster homes. One has to wonder was he removed from the home because of the molestation?
CHICAGO (CBS) — Who was Laquan McDonald? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at his complicated life from the view of educators and family friends.
Yolanda Hoskins speaks affectionately about the Laquan McDonald. He was her son’s best friend.
“Happy…and just wanted to be around somebody and feel loved,” she said.
The 17-year-old she knew liked basketball, tacos and gym shoes, but he also had a troubled past.
“He was a ward of the state,” she said. “He was molested too.”
His death at the hands of a Chicago Police officer who’s accused of shooting him 16 times prompted Hoskins to join community activists in a call for justice.
There have been questions raised about the failure to release the video earlier and some have accused Rahm Emanuel of holding it back to not hinder his election, and paying the family off. The family apparently was shown the video but did not seek to make it public, in fact, said they would prefer it not to be public as ‘what mother would want to see the execution of her son over and over’. As part of the settlement they agreed to keep it confidential.
Here’s more on the short life of Laquan McDonald. His mother at every point failed him, mother’s boyfriend abused him and he had to be removed from the home. And you wonder how he became a druggie and ended up high on PCP? Sure makes me happy his mother got $5 million dollars for how much she failed him…