SC Sheriff Puts Journalists Through Simulated Use-of-Force Exercises

They should put Black Lives Matter folks to the test.

Via Free Beacon:

Five local journalists in Lexington, South Carolina participated in a simulated “force or no force” exercise hosted by the Lexington County sheriff’s office in light of the riots in Charlotte, North Carolina over the fatal shooting of an African American man.

Fox News reported on a video of the exercise that the sheriff’s office posted on their Facebook page, which now has over five million views.

The exercise was meant to put the journalists through real-life situations that the deputies face on a daily basis during traffic stops. The journalists were tasked with using their own judgement in perceiving threats as they walked in deputies’ shoes for simulated traffic stops.

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Students Offended By Allen West’s Use Of Terms “Little Cupcakes ’, ‘Radical Islam’ Walk Out Of Speech

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Cupcakes aren’t as special and unique as snowflakes.

Via The College Fix:

More than 100 students walked out on retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Allen West on Thursday as he began a speech at Saint Louis University to discuss the threat of radical Islam.

The students protesters — led by the SLU Rainbow Alliance and the Muslim Students’ Association — had arrived early and filled many of the seats in the two-story auditorium where West was slated to speak. As he took the stage they stood up and filed out.

At issue is West’s use of the term “radical Islam” — also the subject of his speech.

Last week an administrator at Saint Louis University told the conservative and Republican students organizing the talk that they were not allowed to use the words “radical Islam” on advertisements for the event, reported Young America’s Foundation, which sponsored the talk.

In response, West wrote an article saying he had been “censored,” called modern college students who seek safe spaces “little cupcakes,” and added:

I along with the YAF activists will not back down from this challenge. And if this is just a case of ill-conceived political correctness, we’ll rectify that. But, if this is a case of the influence of stealth jihad radical Islamic campus organizations such as the Muslim Student Association, an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, then you will be exposed. And I recommend to the President of St. Louis University, you do not want it known that a radical Islamic organization is dictating speakers on your campus — that is not the type of PR you really want.

The fiery comments and the subject of his speech prompted the walk out.

“Our administrator made a request for him to tailor his speech to our community, and in response he made a lot of hateful comments about our students,” student Claire Cunningham told The Riverfront Times.

Saint Louis University president Fred Pestello told students in an email he stood in “solidarity” with them, calling West a “provocateur.”

The students — reportedly inspired by West calling them “little cupcakes” — also sold cupcakes outside the venue with proceeds to benefit Syrian refugees. As the students left the auditorium, West donated to the cause.

Had the students stayed, they would have heard a speech on how radical Islamic terrorism has reached American shores, and how the U.S. government is obfuscating the issue, and in some cases apparently covering it up, calling terrorist attacks on U.S. soil workplace violence or other names.

West cited more than a dozen terrorist attacks in America in recent years inspired by radical Islam as he continued his speech.

West said these issues should not be muddled in party politics, considering that “during 9/11, no one came in looking for Republicans or Democrats. They came looking to kill Americans.”

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Overnight Open Thread: Injured Football Player Stands For National Anthem

Via The Blaze:

A former high school football player who was seriously injured in an accident three years ago shocked friends and family by standing for the national anthem during a recent football game, according to WPDE-TV.

Wesley Baker of Conway, South Carolina, was walking down the highway in July 2013 when he was hit by a truck. Baker’s mother, Debra Phipps, told WPDE that her son almost died. He survived, but lost one of his legs and suffered brain damage.

Since his accident, Baker has attended games but has been unable to stand during the national anthem — until Friday.

“It feels like a dream,” Phipps said. “I’ve asked God for three years … when his accident took place I said, ‘God, please let my son walk again and talk again,’ and day by day, he’s shown me miracles.”

Baker’s uncle Gary Smith told WPDE that his nephew has “reached so many milestones since the accident and this is just another step towards him walking across that [football] field.”

“We knew that one day we were going to stand beside him and watch these ball games, and we know that one day he’s going to walk up these bleachers with us. There is no doubt in our mind,” he said.

Phipps said that, at a time when some football players are choosing to kneel in protest during the national anthem, she wanted people to see her son standing.

“Wesley, he’s worked hard, he’s lost his leg and he had a right to sit down, but now God is giving him the strength to stand up, and we all need to stand up for America,” she said.

Clinton Struggles to Avoid Coughing Fit at Campaign Rally

How many months has she had the ‘pneumonia’ now? And aren’t we moving out of ‘allergy season’? What will the excuse be now?

Via Free Beacon:

Hillary Clinton coughed at her campaign rally Friday afternoon and had to take a cough drop to continue touting her accomplishments.

Clinton spoke at a campaign event in Fort Pierce, Florida to bolster support for her bid for the White House.

The Democratic nominee has been recovering from her bout with pneumonia for three weeks. The public became aware of Clinton’s illness after she fainted at a 9/11 memorial in New York City.

“I’m trying to end the campaign with issues that are really close to my heart,” Clinton said with a raspy voice. She cleared her throat a few times before letting out a cough. The former secretary of state stood at the podium gazing and smiling at the audience while she unwrapped her trusty cough drop.

Clinton’s health has come under scrutiny over the course of her campaign.

Clinton Mocking Sanders Supporters In Leaked Fundraising Recording

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Oh, that will go over well with the Bernie folks…

Via Politico:

Leaked audio of a conversation between Hillary Clinton and donors during a February fundraising event shows the Democrat nominee mocking Bernie Sanders supporters as “children of the Great Recession” who are “living in their parents’ basement.”

Speaking at a Virginia fundraiser hosted by former U.S. ambassador Beatrice Welters, Clinton laments in a clip released by the Free Beacon Friday that many of her former primary opponent’s supporters sought things like “free college, free healthcare,” saying that she preferred to occupy the space “from the center-left to the center-right” on the political spectrum.

During the conversation Clinton confesses to feeling “bewildered” by those to her far-left and far-right in the election.

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Obama Regime Strikes Jerusalem From Israel

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How to be insulting over the funeral of Shimon Peres.

Via Free Beacon:

The Obama administration stripped Jerusalem from being located in Israel in its official communication of the president’s remarks in the ancient city at a memorial service for recently deceased former Israeli president Shimon Peres.

The White House, in a press release, originally sent out a press release attributing Obama’s remarks as taking place in “Jerusalem, Israel.”

Shortly after that statement was sent, the White House reissued the statement with “Israel” crossed out as the location.

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Suspect In Texas Killings Was Deported Not Once, Not Twice, But Three Times

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Via Daily Caller:

A murder suspect who was arrested in Austin, Texas, Tuesday is a Mexican man who has been deported three times from the U.S.

Authorities deported Juan Navarro Rios in 1996, 2009, and 2014. Reasons for Rios’ deportations include an unspecified felony conviction, claiming to be a U.S. citizen, and for coming back to the U.S. after being previously deported.

“This is an example of the worst of the worst that we go after on a daily basis,” said Hector Gomez, supervisory deputy marshal of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Rios, 40, is wanted for having allegedly shot and killed two people driving down the road ans then kidnapping a landscaper.

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Debate Commission Finally Admits That Trump Mic Was Defective As He Said

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A bit late…

Via The Hill:

The Commission on Presidential Debates issued a one-sentence statement Friday admitting “issues” with Donald Trump’s audio in this cycle’s first debate Monday.

“Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the statement read.

Trump argued after the debate that his microphone was defective, which rival Hillary Clinton dismissed as an excuse of someone who did poorly.

Trump told reporters immediately following the debate that event organizers “gave me a defective mic” that he said affected the audio inside the Hofstra University venue.

“Did you notice that?” he asked a reporter immediately after the debate. “My mic was defective within the room.”

“Was that on purpose?” Trump asked.

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Navy Removes All Historic Job Titles With ‘Man’ In Them

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Sigh.

Via Daily Caller:

The Navy announced Thursday that it’s removing all historic job titles and replacing them with occupational specialty codes, as opposed to direct titles, effectively removing the word “man” from job titles in a roundabout way.

According to Navy Times, what this decision means in practice is that “Fire Controlman 1st Class Joe Sailor…would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor.”

“We’re going to immediately do away with rating titles and address each other by just our rank as the other services do,” Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke told Navy Times. “We recognize that’s going to be a large cultural change, it’s not going to happen overnight, but the direction is to start exercising that now.”

The shift gets rid of pesky job title names like “yeoman,” which the Navy bureaucracy had no idea how to make gender-neutral, thereby fulfilling a request from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make positions more female-friendly to facilitate integration.

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Hackers Have Targeted Voting Systems In At Least 20 States, Infiltrating 4 Of Them…

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No problem there.

Via Daily Mail:

Hackers have tried to access electoral systems in more than 20 states, it is claimed – with officials warning they intend to cause ‘confusion and chaos’.

The Department of Homeland Security says criminals – branded ‘bad actors’ by FBI Director James Comey, who has linked hacking attempts to Russia – have targeted registration databases to find vulnerabilities.

It comes amid allegations that the Russian government is trying to interfere with this year’s presidential election.

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Florida? Oh that’s not disconcerting at all…

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Video: Thief Gets Electrocuted Trying To Steal Trump Sign…

Karma will get ya…

HT: Daily Caller

Pic Of The Day: Fix That Yarmulke, Bill!

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This is Bill Clinton in attendance at the services for Shimon Peres in Israel.

Can he really not know how you are supposed to wear it?

HT: Daily Caller

Gary Johnson: “Who’s Harriet Tubman?”

Nobody smokes this much weed. Or at this point, he just has to be playing us…
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Tim Burton Blasted For Being Anti-PC Diversity In His Films

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I really am not a fan of his movies. But I’m right with him on this.

Via Daily Mail:

Top director Tim Burton caused a Twitter storm after trying to explain why his latest film – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – has a predominately white cast.

The filmmaker sparked a furious backlash when he said non-white actors only started appearing in shows like The Brady Bunch because producers wanted to be more ‘politically correct’.

‘Nowadays, people are talking about it more, (but) things either call for things, or they don’t,’ he told Bustle.

‘I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct, like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black – I used to get more offended by that than just – I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right?

‘And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.’
His reasoning angered many on Twitter with one user saying he is ‘one of the many directors who think that for a world to be magical and fantastical it must be white.’

Another said that ‘he isn’t even diverse in casting white actors.’

One tweeter – referring to Burton’s tendency to cast Johnny Depp – joked that there are no black people in his films as ‘Johnny Depp uhm isn’t black.

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Report: Hillary Keeping Bill Off Election Trail Because Of Rumored Affairs

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Yup, let’s have all that nonsense back in the White House again…

Via NY Post:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been reluctant to use her scandal-scarred hubby on the campaign trail due to his multiple rumored affairs, a new report says.

A book by author Joe Conason reveals the constant concern Clinton advisers had about the former president and lists the names of his rumored lovers, according to The Daily Mail.

“Much more troubling to Hillary and her closest associates [than health concerns] was the constant chatter concerning her husband’s alleged extramarital romances,” reads an excerpt from the book obtained by the Mail.

Some of the women whom Conasen names as Bill’s rumored lovers are Belinda Stronach, a former Canadian politician; Julie Tauber McMahon, who was dubbed “The Energizer” by the Secret Service; and actress Gina Gershon, who has been seen in photographs with Bill.

President Of Philippines Compares Himself To Hitler, Says He Wants To Kill 3 Million Drug Addicts

Well, he’s definitely unique…

Via Live Leak:

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has invoked Nazi Germany in his latest outburst. The leader, who backs vigilante death squads in his war on drugs, appeared to answer critics who call him a dictator by likening himself to Hitler.

“Hitler massacred three million Jews. There are three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them. At least, if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have (pointing to himself). You know, my victims, I would like them all to be criminals, to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition.”

His comments were roundly condemned by Jewish groups in the US. The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish group based in the United States, said Duterte’s comments were “shocking for their tone-deafness”.

“The comparison of drug users and dealers to Holocaust victims is inappropriate and deeply offensive,” said Todd Gutnick, the group’s director of communications. “It is baffling why any leader would want to model himself after such a monster.”

Since Duterte’s election in May, thousands of drugs suspects have been killed causing a wave of international outrage at the extrajudicial killings. While he was elected on a platform to rid society of drugs by any means necessary, not everyone agrees with the firebrand leader’s methods.

“We are telling people that these things matter, these lives matter,” said protest leader Nica Domique Ondoy speaking during protest. “There are over two-thousand people killed in the process of extrajudicial killings so what’s happening here is not really a due process.”

State Dept ‘Lost’ Memo From Clinton Aide To Clinton Fdn Re Greek Bonds (Which Hillary Son-In-Law Was Buying)

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You wonder how politicians and their families get rich in office? Textbook case…

Via Washington Examiner:

State Department attorneys admitted Wednesday that they had lost copies of a 2012 email between Jake Sullivan, a top former aide to Hillary Clinton, and an employee of the Clinton Foundation.

The email contained an attachment memo about Greek bonds — a significant detail given the heavy investments Clinton’s son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, was making in the Greek economic recovery during that same period.

Chelsea Clinton, Mezvinsky’s wife, is a board member at the Clinton Foundation. The fact that one of Clinton’s closest aides shared insider information about the economic climate in Greece with the foundation — just one year after Mezvinsky and fellow Goldman Sachs alum founded a hedge fund that operated primarily by placing bets on international economic trends — raises questions about the many potential conflicts of interest that could have arisen from the Clintons’ web of connections.

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Not Just A Little White Haired Granny: The Grandma Who Kills ISIS…

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Go Granny, Go!

Via Daily Caller:

An Iraqi grandmother leads a militia of 70 men fighting Islamic State in the Salahuddin province to avenge the killings of her family members.

Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily, better known as Um Hanadi, started fighting al-Qaida in 2004 and later made ISIS the target of her war against jihadis. ISIS is responsible for the deaths of Um Hanadi’s first two husbands, father and three brothers, which she says justifies any means to kill them.

“I fought them, I beheaded them, I cooked their heads, I burned their bodies,” she told CNN.

Um Hanadi, 39, now says she’s at the top of ISIS’s most wanted list. Bombs have been detonated outside her house several times and she has received death threats from the group, including personal ones from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Effort To Delegitimize Judicial Watch As ‘Media’ Leads Right Back To White House

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We brought you this story yesterday, that Obama regime officials had been behind an effort to delegitimize Judicial Watch as ‘media’, thereby making their investigations and FOIA requests more costly to conduct. Obviously the thought was to try to slow JW down, as they have been instrumental in ferreting out the truth of a lot of the corruption and cover-up of the regime.

Today we put a name on it and specifically tie it to the White House. The husband of Jen Psaki, Gregory Mecher, is the man purportedly behind the effort.

At what point do people become so tired of this corruption and say, “Enough”?

Female Chess Players Forced To Wear Hijab As Governing Body Awards World Championship To Iran

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At least some, including the world champion, will be boycotting.

Via Telegraph:

The world’s top female chess players have reacted with horror after being told they must compete at next year’s world championship wearing a hijab.

Within hours of Iran being revealed as its host country, the prestigious event was plunged into crisis as it emerged players taking part face arrest if they don’t cover up.

In response, Grandmasters lined up to say they would boycott the 64-player knock-out and accused the game’s scandal-hit governing body Fide of failing to stand up for women’s rights.

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