Ben Carson Has To Defend Saying “Of Course All Lives Matter”…

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Not buying into the squirrel movement.

Via The Hill

Presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Sunday that the “Black Lives Matter” controversy is “political correctness going amuck.”

“Of course all lives matter,” Carson, an African American, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Carson on Sunday defended his remarks during a rally last week, when he reportedly said, “Of course all lives matter. I don’t want to get into it, it’s so silly.”

Carson said he does not recall calling the “movement” silly.

“What I called silly is political correctness going amuck. That’s what’s silly,” he said.

At the same time, Carson said, “of course we should be very concerned about what’s going on, particularly in our inner cities.”

“It’s a crime, you know, for a young black man, the most likely cause of death is homicide. That is a huge problem that we need to address in a very serious way,” he added.

“The vast majority of police are very good people. Are there bad apples? Of course,” he continued. “But if you hire a plumber and he does a bad job, do you say all plumbers are bad? Let’s go out and kill them? I don’t think we do that,” he said.

“We need to be a little more mature, but certainly in cases where police are doing things that are inappropriate, I think we ought to investigate those promptly and justice should be swift,” he said.

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Hundreds Gather At Stone Mountain, GA For Pro-Confederate Flag Rally…

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Peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights.

Via WSBTV

Both pro and anti-Confederate battle flag activists went head to head at Stone Mountain Park Saturday.

At issue: whether the Confederate flag and the mountain’s carving of Confederate figures of the Civil War should be removed from Stone Mountain Park.

“I’m here to stand up for America,” Confederate flag supporter Mike Mulligan, of Loganville, said.

Mulligan was one of more than 200 people to participate in the flag rally, which at times got heated.

“Everybody is trying to make it about slavery now and it wasn’t,” Mulligan said.

Not everyone agrees.

“I think it negates half about what it represents,” Tyler Leah, of Atlanta, said. “You can say it’s about Southern pride and keeping the South, but it’s also about keeping slavery in it.”

Freya Powell and her family told Channel 2’s Audrey Washington they drove from southwest Atlanta to show support.

“I don’t agree that the flag should come down,” Powell said. “Yes, I’m African-American, but this is history and that’s why we’re supporting it.”

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Nigerian Troops Rescue 178 People, Mostly Children, Kill Large Number Of Boko Haram

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Feel good story of the day.

Via Fox News:

Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday.

Spokesman Col. Tukur Gusau said that 101 of those freed are children, along with 67 women and 10 men.

The Nigerian Air Force reported killing “a large number” of militants in repelling an attack on Bitta village, 50 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of the army operations that took place around Bama, 70 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Maiduguri city. Maiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram and the capital of northeastern Borno state.

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Taco Bell Worker Fired For Writing ‘Pig’ On Cop’s Order…

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Employee gets the boot.

Via The Blaze:

After a Kansas police officer and his fiancee picked up their to-go order from a Taco Bell in Newton on Saturday night, the couple experienced quite a shock.

The word “PIG” was penned in what appears to be black marker on at least two of their items.

The couple told KAKE-TV they called and spoke to the manager on duty, who said they could bring back the five soft tacos and get new ones. When the couple told the manager they couldn’t return since they were both working, she said she would arrange to get their money refunded and food remade.

But on Sunday Taco Bell told KAKE they’ve done one better and fired the employee who left the nasty notes.

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Wonder What Someone Would Look Like If She Tried To Swallow Crack While Being Arrested?

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Classic.

Via Daily Mail:

A woman who was wanted for theft tried to eat and swallow crack cocaine while being arrested by officers.

Linda Blank, 48, was stopped by detectives on Cleveland Street near Dewey Avenue in Douglas, Georgia.

Following her arrest she provided a striking mug shot, in which she looks somewhat dazed and confused.

After stopping her on the street, officers discovered that Blank was wanted for probation violation and for theft – and they started to arrest her.

She then tried to swallow a small amount of crack cocaine while she was being apprehended.

An arrest warrant states that officers were able to stop Blank from swallowing the drugs and took them from her, according to WALB.

She has been charged with possession of cocaine.

Sunday Smile: Firefighters Return Act Of Kindness After Server Buys Them Breakfast For Battling A 12 Hour Fire…

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Warning: May make you cry harder than an onion cutter.

Via The Blaze

A server at a New Jersey diner picked up the tab for a pair of firefighters late last month when she overheard the two discuss how hungry they were after fighting a large warehouse fire for 12 hours without stopping to eat.

The two men, who had stopped at 130 Diner in Delran following a long day battling the New Brunswick blaze, asked server Liz Woodward, 24, to bring them the largest cups of coffee she had, TODAY reported.

According to one of the firefighters who posted about what happened online, Woodward “overheard” them talking over breakfast.[…]

But the story didn’t stop there.

Young soon learned that Woodward’s father was quadriplegic and that she was trying to raise money to purchase him a wheelchair-accessible van. The firefighter knew he had to help.

“Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help,” he wrote online.

Young provided a link to the 24-year-old’s online fundraiser for her disabled dad. The fundraiser took off and more than $68,000 has since been donated, far more than the initial $17,000 goal.

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Murder Suspect Identified In Killing Of Memphis Cop, Still On Loose

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Get this *&%*

Via Breaking 911:

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — A manhunt continues for a suspect who fatally shot a Memphis police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday night, according to officials.

The gunman, 29-Year-Old Tremaine Wilbourn, is considered Armed & Dangerous. A massive manhunt is ongoing.

Earlier, a person of interest turned himself in. Police believe he was at the scene of the shooting but was not the gunman.

Wilburn has a warrant for his arrest for a count of first-degree murder.

City council offering a $10,000 reward for this man and U.S. Marshals are offering $10,000 as well. City officials said other agencies may offer a similar reward.

More: At approximately 9:18 pm Communications was alerted by a citizen through one of our officer’s radios that an officer had been shot in the area of Perkins and Cottonwood. Once officers arrived on the scene they located a MPD Officer who had been shot during what appeared to be a traffic stop.

The officer, 33-year-old Sean Bolton, was transported in critical condition but was later pronounced deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds.

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Obama Unleashes Flying Monkeys Community Organizers To Push Iran Nuclear Deal…

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#NuclearIranMatters

Via IJ Review

In a move that could be interpreted as a sign that votes might be getting hard to come by for his nuclear deal with Iran, President Obama is doing what he does best to try to rally support in Congress: He’s enlisting grassroots community groups to apply pressure on wavering politicians.

According to Time, the former community organizer inspired his troops in a conference call Thursday:

“You guys have to get more active and loud and involved and informed,” Obama said on conference call Thursday. Obama challenged the organizers to take an approach opposite what organizers took when Congress was mulling whether or not to authorize the Iraq War. His frustration with that effort, he said, was in the fact that everyone got “loud and active when it was too late.”

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Obama Is Empowering The Iranian Who Murdered Americans

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Not that Obama gives a rap…

Via Weekly Standard:

One man was responsible for the deaths or injuries of thousands of American soldiers in Iraq. That same man is responsible for sowing sectarian conflict today in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. And yet, in the nuclear deal with Iran, this man, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, Major General Qassem Suleimani, will have sanctions lifted against him. Indeed, he will receive a large infusion of cash to wreak more havoc and terror. Having served in Iraq, having experienced first-hand his proxy operations against American forces, and having lost men to Gen. Suleimani’s terror operations, I find this offensive.

One man was responsible for the deaths or injuries of thousands of American soldiers in Iraq. That same man is responsible for sowing sectarian conflict today in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. And yet, in the nuclear deal with Iran, this man, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, Major General Qassem Suleimani, will have sanctions lifted against him. Indeed, he will receive a large infusion of cash to wreak more havoc and terror. Having served in Iraq, having experienced first-hand his proxy operations against American forces, and having lost men to Gen. Suleimani’s terror operations, I find this offensive.

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Navy Denies Any Charges At This Time Against Naval Officer At Chattanooga Terrorist Attack…

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Navy is waiting for it to quiet down. Update to this story.

Via Chattanoogan

A spokesman for the U.S. Navy on Sunday denied reports that disciplinary charges will be filed against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White for discharging an unauthorized weapon on federal property.

According to a post of Facebook and other social media sites, a statement reads, “Stories of Navy personnel being charges with an offense are not true. There is still a long way to go in reviewing the facts of this tragic incident, but at this time we can confirm no service member has been charged with an offense.”

Several news outlets, including this one, jumped on a report by national columnist Allen West on Saturday that stated he was enraged after he had confirmed that LTC White, who drew his personal sidearm in the July 16 terrorist attack on a Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga, would face a reprimand and could possibly be court marshaled.

The reaction by the public was immediate after the columnist West urged readers: to “Flood the phones of SecNav Ray Mabus and SecDef Ash Carter and ask them whose side they’re on. Demand the charges being brought against Lt.Cmdr White be immediately dropped. If those charges are not dropped, (Allen West) will personally lead the charge to have Carter and Mabus removed from their positions.

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DHS Chief: Don’t Call It Islamic Extremism Because It Doesn’t Have Anything To Do With Islam

Of course it doesn’t.

Via Weekly Standard:

Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson says that the Islamic State wants to be viewed as Islamic, but they aren’t.

During an interview at the Aspen Security Forum, the interviewer asks if Johnson and DHS are missing the religious dimension of the terrorism we face by denying that it’s inspired by Islam. “I couldn’t disagree more,” Johnson says.

Disagree with what?

Even if you buy Johnson’s intellectually feeble claim that the Koran-quoting, Allah-praising, Halal-keeping members of Islamic State have “no connection to Islam,” they certainly believe they do. Denying a connection between al Qaeda and Islam would be like denying any connection between the Christian Identity movement and Christianity. The typical Christian understands that, which is why they don’t object.

Even more disturbing (and once again, watch the video for yourself), Johnson says he can’t call Islamic terror “Islamic terror” out of deference to American Muslims because they won’t cooperate with homeland security efforts if he does. So the head of DHS believes American Muslims will stand by and watch their fellow Americans die in bomb blasts over a vocabulary dispute?

That may be the most insulting thing you’ll ever hear anyone say about Islam in America.

If I met someone at a cocktail party and they expressed such a juvenile, naive opinion, I’d roll my eyes and wander back to the bar for another Bushmills. But to hear it from the guy whose job is to protecting my family from terrorists? That’s too important to be ignored.

Elderly Veteran’s Mississippi State Flag Burned Right Off His House, Vandals Spray ‘Blacks Rule’ In Driveway…

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Statues of lions are next.

Via BPR

The ridiculous campaign against Confederate symbols shows no signs of abating, as demonstrated by a disturbing crime in Mississippi.

Bob Comans, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran, discovered he was a victim of vandalism when his daughter found that his Mississippi state flags, which he flies along with the American flag, were set on fire in his driveway and the words “Blacks Rule” were spray-painted on the pavement, WLOX reported.

“I’m tore up. It just really disturbed me. That’s the worst thing that could happen to a flag, get burned. I wouldn’t want anybody to even walk on it,” Comans told WLOX.

The police said they are following leads and plan to charge whoever is responsible with malicious mischief, but Comans said he thinks it’s a hate crime.

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How Many People Were Killed In Just 8 Attacks In ‘Gun-Free Zones’?

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It’s like waving a flag before a bull.

Via Breitbart:

Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire.

What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that can be blamed–the weapon used was sometimes a handgun, sometimes a rifle, other times a shotgun–nor is there one specific race that can be pinpointed–the attackers come from various races/ethnicities. Nor is this a situation where expanding background checks would have made even the slightest difference–all the attackers listed but one, Adam Lanza, passed a background check for their firearms. Lanza opted to steal his guns instead.

The common thread is that the attacks took place in areas where the gunman knew he could inflict damage at his own pace, without the threat of reprisal from armed citizens:

Lafayette Grand Theatre: On July 23 John Russell Houser allegedly opened fire with a .40 caliber pistol, killing two people–Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson–and injuring nine others in a gun free zone.

Chattanooga: On July 16 Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military locations–one a recruitment office, the second a Navy Operational Support Center. The attack killed five people–USMC Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, USMC Lance Corporal Squire K. Wells, USMC Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, USMC Sgt. Carson Holmquist, and US Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith–in a gun free zone.

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Obama To Unveil ‘Biggest Step Ever’ In Climate Fight…

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Your electricity bill will necessarily sky rocket.

Via Discovery

President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change, a sensitive issue central to his legacy.

The White House will release the final version of America’s Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on the pollution from the nation’s power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions.

Laying out how climate change was a threat to the health, well being and security of millions of Americans, and adding that time was of the essence, Obama said in a video released early Sunday: “Climate change is not a problem for another generation. Not anymore.”

“Power plants are the single biggest source of harmful carbon pollution that contributes to climate change,” added Obama, who made the battle against climate change a core promise of his 2008 election campaign.

“But until now there have been no federal limits to the amount of that pollution that those plants can dump into the air.”

He added that without imposing limits, “existing power plants can still dump unlimited amounts of harmful carbon pollution into the air weekly.

“For the sake of our kids, for the health and safety of all Americans, that’s about to change.”

Obama argued that the plans will lead to lower energy bills for everyday Americans and create jobs in the renewable energy sector.

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Planned Parenthood President Visited White House 39 Times Since Obama Took Office

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More than some Cabinet members.

Via Free Beacon:

On Thursday, the White House came to the defense of Planned Parenthood calling the stream of damning videos against the organization “fraudulent.” The talking points used by the White House came straight from Planned Parenthood itself.

Now, according to the visitor log, it was discovered that the president of Planned Parenthood has made 39 visits to the Obama White House since he’s taken office.

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards made her first trip to the White House on Obama’s first day in office. Since then, she has met with numerous other former and current White House advisers, such as Obama’s former senior adviser David Plouffe (four times) and Valerie Jarrett (five times).

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Georgia Sheriff Offers ‘Free Service’ To ‘Help’ Drug Dealers…

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Via The Blaze

A Georgia sheriff is offering drug dealers a very unique offer — and it’s completely free.

McIntosh County Sheriff Stephen Jessup placed an ad in the Darien News this week that he hopes will net some results.

“Attention Drug Dealers,” the ad said at the top. “Is your Drug Dealing Competition Costing You Money?”

We offer a FREE service to help you eliminate your drug competition!” it added, encouraging dealers to “report” competing dealers using a provided form.

“They are cutthroats and they will turn on each other all the time,” Jessup said Friday, according to NBC News.

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Oh No, Uncle Joe! Biden Advisers: Our Political Team Is Ramping Up

If you weren’t getting enough laughs out of the 2016 campaign yet, the idea that Biden is gearing up to jump in the race may get you there. Guaranteed for non sequiturs and lots of women grabbing that the media ignores, Biden would bring that special something into the race. Something like cholera…

HT: Weekly Standard

Hitchhiking Robot ‘Jacked” In Philly, Ends Cross-Country Trip In US…

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The city of brotherly love.

Via FOX News

A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.

The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks.

The kid-size robot set out to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada in 26 days last year and parts of Europe. It is immobile on its own so gets from place to place by relying on the kindness of strangers.

It started in Marblehead, Massachusetts, on July 17 with its thumb raised skyward, a grin on its digital face and tape wrapped around its cylindrical head that read “San Francisco or bust.”

It bounced around the Boston area and was briefly taken to sea. One day, it took in a Red Sox game. But hitchBOT never made it off the East Coast.

The creators were sent an image of the vandalized robot Saturday but cannot track its location because the battery is dead. They said they don’t know who destroyed it or why. But co-creator Frauke Zeller said many children who adored the robot are now heartbroken.

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Trump Calls Other Republican Candidates ‘Puppets’ Looking For Money From Koch Brothers

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Planned Parenthood Can Still Provide Abortions Without Federal Funding…

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Time for the supporters of abortion to step up to the plate.

Via Great Falls Tribune

It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the videos “disturbing.”

For a professional politician like Clinton, whose every word is vetted by the vast right lobe of her brain, “disturbing” in the vernacular of less-scripted folk would be something like “horrifying” or “vile.”

But Clinton, whose base includes supporters of Planned Parenthood , as well as the mega-fundraising, pro-choice Emily’s List, tiptoed out on a limb. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it brave, but I also wouldn’t underestimate its significance. Even a passionately pro-choice presidential candidate has to pause at this juncture.

A tipping point may have already been reached, however, as people recoil from that which cannot be denied. Where once many could avert our eyes from the details of abortion, the details are now all we see and, thanks to the videos, hear.[…]

Planned Parenthood offers only a manual breast exam that any woman can do herself — and performs no mammograms. Rather, it refers women to other clinics. Thus, the ads are at least exaggerated if not purposely deceptive.

Also deceptive is the claim that defunding Planned Parenthood would strip women of health care. In fact, a Senate bill to defund Planned Parenthood, co-authored by Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), stipulates that all of its public funding be reallocated to federally qualified community health centers, which provide all women’s health-care services except abortion, without regard to a person’s ability to pay.

In other words, Planned Parenthood would still be able to provide abortions, since no federal funding can legally be used for abortion, anyway. And abortion opponents would no longer have to worry that their tax money was going to an abortion provider, even though the funds can’t legally be used for abortion.

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