Obamas “Baffled” By New Movie About Their First Date…

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Join the club (although I doubt this blatant propaganda flick bothers them).

Via Complex:

Apparently, even the Obamas are somewhat dismayed that the story of about their first date has been made into a feature-length film.

During a Q&A at the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Richard Tanne was asked if the Obamas know about the movie. “We’ve heard from some pretty reliable sources that they are aware,” he answered. “They are excited. And they are also a little baffled by its existence.”

It is somewhat baffling, but understandable to a degree. Barack Obama is this country’s first Black president. His wife, Michelle Obama, is revered by communities of all backgrounds, but even more strongly in the Black community (and rightly so). Even so, I was a bit weary about seeing their lives depicted in film so soon much less as a romantic comedy. Weary because it still feels so soon to be looking back at history as it continues to take place. Curious how people who haven’t even left the White House to start their post-White House lives are already being mythologized.

Then again, we now live in a time where everything feels instantaneous. No one waits anymore. Not even The Obamas can escape that.

ISIS Executes Six Of Its Own Leader Using A Flamethrower…

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(IraqiNews.com) – ISIS executed a six of its own leaders in Tal Afar, for they allegedly tried to escape to Syria.

Ismat Rajab, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official in Mosul, said, “The six ISIS leaders were executed by their counterparts using flamethrower. They were executed as they tried to escape to Syria.”

While speaking about another context, Rajab said, “Iraqi planes have dropped thousands of leaflets in Mosul, Tal Afar and Baaj in Nineveh province and have urged the inhabitants of those areas to stay away from ISIS headquarters and emphasizzing on the proximity of the start of the restoration process of the land.”

Leaked Documents Show George Soros Spent $650K To Influence Pope Francis On “Economic And Racial Justice Issues”…

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Seems to have worked.

Via Daily Caller:

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations spent $650,000 in an effort to influence Pope Francis during his visit to the United States, a leaked document reveals.

The document is an agenda for a May 2015 New York meeting of the U.S programs division of the Open Society Foundations. It states that it had allocated $650,000 for a grant related to Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the United States. The group DC Leaks has released over 2,000 documents from groups associated with Soros.

“In order to seize this moment, we will support PICO’s organizing activities to engage the Pope on economic and racial justice issues, including using the influence of Cardinal Rodriguez, the Pope’s senior advisor, and sending a delegation to visit the Vatican in the spring or summer to allow him to hear directly from low-income Catholics in America,” the document states.

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Video: U.S. Airstrikes Take Out Two Buildings Housing ISIS Fighters In Iraq…

Splat!

Emails Show Huma Abedin Put Hillary Down For Nap Time…

Clinton Testifies Before House Hearing On State Dep't Budget

Via Daily Caller:

An email in WikiLeaks’ Hillary Clinton archive shows Huma Abedin served as the Director of Nap Time while working at the State Department.

Abedin sent the email in question to Clinton on January 11, 2013, ahead of a meeting with the French Foreign Minister.

The email did not contain a message in the body, yet the subject line reads “Reminder fabius at 3:30. Take a nap [sic].”

South Carolina Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner To Be Renamed…

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I suggest St. Skittles and St. Swishers.

Via WISTV:

South Carolina’s Democratic Party will no longer use the name of two former presidents who were slave owners in its name for an annual fundraiser.

The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, which is scheduled for Sept. 30, will be renamed after this year’s event, according to a spokesman for the SCDP. It was named after former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.

“Though Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson did play integral roles in the institutional development of the Democratic Party, our Executive Committee members — being careful not to judge historical figures solely by modern standards and thus taking full account of the range of views on the issue of slavery and treatment of Native Americans in American society during that era — decided that our annual dinner should be a reflection of the modern Democratic Party,” SCDP Chairman Jaime Harrison said in a statement Tuesday night.

Sam Martin, who is a member of the Newberry County Democratic Party, said he gave a speech at the SCDP State Executive Committee meeting Tuesday night asking for the members to change the name of the dinner. This is an effort, he said, that has been ongoing for 20 years. Tuesday night, the change was approved unanimously.

“I was very surprised by the unanimous vote,” Martin said, adding that keeping the name as Jefferson-Jackson Dinner has been offensive to African-American members of the state Democratic Party.

A SCDP spokesman said the executive committee will deliberate and select a new name in the coming months.

Obama Admin: Deficits Are The Next President’s Problem…

Barack Obama,

Via Washington Times:

With federal budget deficits on the rise again, the White House Wednesday officially kicked the problem down the road to the next president.

Asked about Congressional Budget Office projections that the federal deficit will spike 33 percent this year, White House press secretary Josh Earnest cited reasons including an aging population and Republican-sponsored tax cuts.

Then he added, “There’s certainly a lot money that can be saved, and this will be a challenge that the next president and the next Congress will have to do.”

CBO said this week that the government will end fiscal 2016 on Sept. 30 with a deficit of about $590 billion, or 3.2 percent of gross domestic product. That’s up from 2.5 percent of GDP in fiscal 2015, and the first time in six years that deficits are rising as a share of GDP.

Mr. Obama and Congress racked up annual deficits topping $1 trillion in his first three years in office, as Washington tried to blunt the effects of a severe recession. After a peak deficit of $1.4 trillion in 2009, the government’s red ink fell to a low of $439 billion in fiscal 2015.

Clinton To Receive First Classified Briefing Saturday

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Ms. “Extremely Careless” shouldn’t be anywhere near classified information.

Via The Hill:

Hillary Clinton will receive her first classified intelligence briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

The meeting is scheduled to take place near Clinton’s New York home.

The classified briefings, given to each major party’s nominee, are a routine practice to ensure potential new presidents are up to speed on current events. Republican nominee Donald Trump received his first briefing last week.
The tradition of briefing candidates is usually uncontroversial, but it has drawn widespread attention this year after both parties called for the other’s nominee to be denied access to classified information.

Many Republicans — led by Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) — have argued Clinton should be denied access to classified intelligence, saying that her use of a private email server when she was secretary of State “disqualifies” her.

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Overnight Open Thread: British Woman Asks For Hunky Firefighters For Her 105th Birthday Party

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Ivy is definitely a pistol!

CRAWCROOK, England — A few hunky firefighters helped make a British woman’s 105th birthday wish come true.

ABC News reports Ivena Smailes, known as Ivy in the senior home where she lives, had just one wish this year: she wanted firefighters at her birthday party.

Thanks to workers at Addison Court Care Home in Crawcrook, England, she got her wish.

Five firefighters from the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service joined Smailes at her party – and one even climbed through the window.

“(Ivy) sends us little challenges for her birthday every year and this year she asked for firemen,” said Debra Carter, who works at the senior home. “We had the local fire brigade come … through the third floor balcony window. They were more than happy to help!”

Around 40 of Smailes’ friends and family also joined in on the fun, Carter said.

“(Ivy) had a ball. She loved it,” Carter added. “She’s already said that next year she wants to meet Prince Harry.”

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BREAKING: Attack On American University In Kabul, Afghanistan, At Least 1 Killed, Several Wounded…UPDATE: 7 Dead, More Than 30 Injured, 700 Rescued…

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DEVELOPING: At least one student died and 14 other people were hurt Wednesday after a “complex attack” involving bombs and gunfire at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, police and the head of the city’s hospitals reported.

Reporters in the area said teachers and hundreds of students took cover in classrooms and safe rooms as police and special forces surrounded the campus on the western outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital city. A car bomb had exploded outside a school for the blind next door before at least one attacker fired at the university campus from that school building, a police officer at the scene told The New York Times.

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Update:

Via ABC:

An attack on The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul has ended, according to The Associated Press.

At least seven were killed and more than 30 were injured in the attack, The AP reported. The victims have not been publicly identified.

About 700 students were rescued, according to The AP.

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Leaked Document Shows Soros Spent $650K To Influence Pope Francis On ‘Economic And Racial Justice Issues’

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Oh, wonderful…

Via Daily Caller:

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations spent $650,000 in an effort to influence Pope Francis during his visit to the United States, a leaked document reveals.

The document is an agenda for a May 2015 New York meeting of the U.S programs division of the Open Society Foundations. It states that it had allocated $650,000 for a grant related to Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the United States. The group DC Leaks has released over 2,000 documents from groups associated with Soros.

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Pentagon Admits “Lapses In Accountability” Which Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns In Afghanistan And Iraq

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Via Zero Hedge:

Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment.

A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles.

The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies in the Middle East. These online bazaars, which violate Facebook’s recent ban on the private sales of weapons, have been appearing in regions where the Islamic State has its strongest presence.
Many of the Facebook pages have subsequently been shut down, as selling stolen U.S. military equipment to terrorist organizations technically violates Facebook’s user policies. But the remnants remain…like the Facebook post below showing a row of kids shooting increasingly lower caliber weapons culminating with a young man shooting a sling-shot…adorable!

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University Of Chicago: Sorry Snowflakes, We Have No Room For ‘Safe Spaces’

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I’d always thought they were pretty left, but this bodes well, good on them!

HT: Twitchy

Email: Hillary’s Aide Jake Sullivan Sent Her Information On Provigil, A Stimulant Meant To Deal With Sleep Disorders

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Was he sending this because she thinking of or taking this stimulant?

Hillary Clinton ‘Refuses’ To Fill Out Police Union Endorsement Questionnaire

Simple answer: she doesn’t care about police, she’s too busy pitching for black vote and thinks soliciting the police vote would hurt that.

Via American Mirror:

Hillary Clinton may have indicted her real feelings about law enforcement officers by refusing to fill out a police union endorsement questionnaire.

One America News reports the Fraternal Order of Police sent a list of questions to both Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump.

Trump’s answers covered 12 pages.

Clinton, meanwhile, “refused” to answer anything at all.

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No Joke: Clinton Campaign Website Selling “Pantsuit Up” T-Shirt For Men…

Beta-males rejoice!

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HT: Pacific Tomb

D.C. Restaurants Lose Eight Jobs a Day as Wage Hikes Take Effect

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All of you people who just lost your jobs can thank Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for your newfound freedom from job lock.

Via Free Beacon:

Restaurants in the nation’s capital experienced their worst hiring period in 15 years, fueling speculation that wage hikes are reducing employment opportunities.

Employment in the food service industry fell in Washington, D.C. even as it continued to increase in the region. Restaurants shed 1,400 jobs in the first six months of 2016, a three percent decrease and the largest loss of jobs since the 2001 recession, according to an analysis from American Enterprise Institute scholar Mark Perry.

The steep drop was isolated to D.C. Neighboring suburbs in Virginia and Maryland added nearly 3,000 jobs over the same period, a 1.6 percent increase in hiring.

Perry said the hiring slowdown can be tied to recent minimum wage hikes in the city. Washington, D.C. began the year with a higher-than-average wage for tipped employees in the restaurant industry. Tipped employees in the nation’s capital earn a base wage of $2.77, almost 30 percent above the federal minimum of $2.13 that is used by Virginia. The city also mandated a $10.50 minimum hourly wage for non-tipped employees in January—higher than Virginia’s $7.25 and Maryland’s $8.75 rate.

“The preliminary evidence so far suggests that DC’s minimum wage law is having a negative effect on staffing levels at the city’s restaurants,” Perry said on AEI’s website. “If the DC restaurant industry can’t easily absorb an $11.50 an hour minimum wage without experiencing the greatest job losses over the last six-months than in any comparable period in 15 years, just imagine the troubles adjusting to further labor cost increases of more than 30% (and $3.50 an hour) for minimum wage workers in the coming years to the full $15 an hour.”

The gap between D.C. labor costs and its neighbors is about to increase even further. In June, Washington D.C. joined a handful of major cities to adopt the $15 minimum wage, more than double the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. That bill will nearly double wages for waiters and other tipped employees, hiking wages from $2.77 to $5 an hour. Similar laws have been adopted in New York and California.

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Video: Harry Reid Calls Benghazi Victim’s Mother ‘Crazy’

Sleazy Dingy Reid. So will Democrats condemn him for this? Don’t hold your breath…

Via American Mirror:

Sen. Harry Reid is fighting back against claims that Hillary Clinton was responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya by calling the most outspoken parent “crazy.”

While speaking to reporters, Reid slammed Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who died in the 2012 terrorist attack.

“At the national convention, they had that poor Smith woman some out and say, ‘Hillary Clinton killed my son,’” Reid told reporters (wearing sunglasses inside).

“How crazy,” he said.

The Senate Minority Leader was referring to Smith’s speech to the Republican National Committee in July.

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Chicago Man Accused Of Shooting At Cop: “I Should Have Smoked His A**”

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Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Via CBS Chicago:

Far South Side man accused of shooting at a Chicago Police officer lashed out at a Cook County judge in court Tuesday, saying he should have just “smoked his a ‑ ‑” after being ordered held without bail, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

“Chicago Police shot at me first,” Kentrell Pledger, a reputed Black Disciple gang member, pleaded with Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr.

As sheriff’s deputies led Pledger away, his protests grew louder: “He shot at me first. So get your story straight, dog. And for that, I should have smoked his a ‑ ‑.”

Pledger then told Bourgeois, who is African-American, “You ain’t black, you’re white, b ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑ ‑.”

A picture of Pledger holding the same weapon used in the shooting Monday in the 300 block of West 106th was posted on social media two hours earlier, Assistant State’s Attorney Guy Lisuzzo said.

When Pledger was arrested after officers found him hiding under a nearby porch, he came out with his hands up, according to a police report.

He allegedly continued to tell the police that he left the gun under the porch wrapped in his red T-shirt.

Pledger, 29, also had one more thing to tell the arresting officers, according to the police report: “Thank you for not shooting me.”

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Emails Show Chelsea Clinton Used Covert Name, “Diane Reynolds”

Interesting. What were they trying to hide? Or was it she was involved in ways they didn’t want people knowing she was involved.