Rubio: Christians Expressing Their Faith On Its Way To Being Called “Hate Speech”. DNC’s Donna Brazile: Stop Playing LGBT Victim Card!
Rubio states the obvious:
And here comes Donna with the classiness:
Rubio states the obvious:
And here comes Donna with the classiness:
Yup, the reincarnation of Karl Marx (as seen in the above pic) is supposed to be representing me in the U.S. Senate.
Voters in states run mostly by Democrats are more likely than those in GOP-run states to feel their state government is too big, but all give similar performance reviews to those governments.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the job performance of their state government as good or excellent. Twenty-six percent (26%) think their state government does a poor job.
A Sudanese captive and his lawyers baked a Guantanamo guilty plea over chocolate chip cookies. Attorneys for a sickly Syrian hunger striker got him to sip juice while working on federal court strategy. Child soldier Omar Khadr passed through his adolescence behind the razor wire in Cuba chowing down on pizza and McDonald’s with his lawyers.
Now, a new rule going into effect Wednesday at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba forbids food at legal conferences for the first time in a decade — the prison says for health and safety reasons — to the consternation of lawyers who say breaking bread has been crucial to coexistence between American attorneys and their captive Guantanamo clients after years in legal limbo.
“It’s actually quite tragic for the clients. Sometimes the food we bring is the only thing from the outside world they’ve seen in months, and they really look forward to it,” said attorney Alka Pradhan, who has brought to meetings, after military inspection, everything from Egg McMuffins and traditional Middle East sweets to fresh fruit and granola bars.
—Defense attorneys also have routinely brought black seed, a home remedy for digestive issues, to meetings with Younis Chekkouri, a Moroccan who has been approved for release for at least five years.
—Lawyers for long-term hunger striker Abu Wa’el Dhiab, now in Uruguay, said they brought fruit juice to meetings that he would sometimes sip for strength at the height of his hunger strike.
I’m not sure what you call this:
But it’s not a s’more:
Via Washington Examiner:
Anyone headed toward the final round of their Memorial Day cookout still has a chance to eat a healthy dessert, by making USDA-recommended strawberry s’mores.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “MyPlate” service handed out…advice on Sunday, and said strawberry s’mores are a treat that “kids will love.”
But expectations for the kids might need to be set in advance, since these s’mores don’t have any chocolate or marshmallows in them.
Instead, USDA encourages people to plop some low-fat vanilla yogurt on a graham cracker, and then top the yogurt with strawberries. Top it off with another graham cracker, and you have a s’more that looks a lot like a regular s’more, except when you bite into it, you won’t get any ooey-gooey chocolate all over your fingers.
“Kids will love that they can make it themselves, and parents will love that it’s an inexpensive and healthy treat!” USDA said on its recipe page.
HT: Tammy Bruce
So risqué! No, not really.
Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for “inciting debauchery.
The clip, a low-budget production entitled “Hands Off,” or “Sib Eddi” in Egyptian Arabic, contains no nudity but plenty of scantily clad booty-shaking by the woman, Reda el-Fouly, who dances to the voice of a singer called Mena.
Ahmed Bakly of the Giza prosecution said in a statement that the clip “disrupted morality.” He also ordered the arrest of Wael Elsedeki, whom he described as el-Fouly’s boyfriend who had left the country for Tunisia after some social media users called the video scandalous, as well as a third person involved in the video.
Egypt is one of several Islamic countries that enforce modest-dress laws in the Middle East. Last year, Qatar’s state-run Islamic Culture Center launched the “Reflect your Respect” campaign to encourage tourists to adhere to the country’s dress codes and to dress modestly.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Two Baltimore residents stated that they believed the police in the city are not doing their jobs in interviews broadcast on Tuesday’s “The Lead” on CNN.
Resident Malacka Reed El said, “I don’t think the police are doing their jobs, but I do not think that it’s all of the police. We do have some police officers that are doing their jobs.”
Rev. Jamal Bryant, (who National Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux said is “a close friend” of the Gray family) the Pastor of Empowerment Temple Church, added, “It’s almost akin to having a substitute teach in the middle of the semester who turns a blind eye, doesn’t know the students, and is not, in fact, giving a grade. And so it’s a very dangerous time in our city when crime is going up, but arrests are going down.”
They don’t call him Slick Willie for nothing.
Via Fox News:
The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family’s finances.
Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not obligated to report its existence in her recent financial disclosure report, officials with Bill Clinton’s private office and the Clinton campaign said. They were responding to questions by The Associated Press, which reviewed corporate documents.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide private details of the former president’s finances on the record, said the entity was a “pass-through” company designed to channel payments to the former president.
Civilized Islam? Never heard of it.
PAUL: “Well, I think you need everybody that’s willing to fight against ISIS. And it’s difficult. We have tolerated so far the Shiite militias and we have tolerated the Iranian influence. I’m not sure we could stop it, if we wanted to. The thing is that people need to understand the Middle East is complicated and there are no easy answers. We need to do what we do to protect American interests. That means our consulate at Erbil needs to be defended better than Benghazi was defended and Baghdad needs to be defended. But the thing is that the ultimate victory is going to become when civilized Islam steps up and civilized Islam says that this aberration that is ISIS is intolerable.”
Oh, that will go over well…
Via Daily Caller:
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wouldn’t mind hiking taxes to an eye-popping 90 percent for wealthy Americans.
The socialist lawmaker — running against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary — told CNBC that he could get behind exploding tax rates back to levels not seen since the 1950s.
“[When] radical socialist Dwight D. Eisenhower was president,” Sanders said in an interview with John Harwood, “I think the highest marginal tax rate was something like 90 percent.”
“It was 90,” agreed Harwood. “When you think about 90 percent, you don’t think that’s obviously too high?”
“No,” Sanders replied. “What I think is obscene, and what frightens me is, again, when you have the top one-tenth of one percent owning almost as much wealth as the bottom 90.”
“Does anybody think that is the kind of economy this country should have?”
So typical, such a classless response, to attack and insult the judges.
The White House reacted to the news that the Fifth Circuit court of appeals denied an appeal from the Obama administration to lift a stay on his executive amnesty plan, accusing two judges in the decision of interpreting the law incorrectly.
“Today, two judges of the Fifth Circuit chose to misinterpret the facts and the law in denying the government’s request for a stay,” White House spokesperson Brandi Hoffine said in a statement to Breitbart News.
The court ruled against Obama administrations appeal with a 2-1 vote.
In response Hoffine cited the dissent from Judge Stephen Higginson, who was appointed by President Obama.
“As the powerful dissent from Judge Higginson recognizes, President Obama’s immigration executive actions are fully consistent with the law,” she said.
Describing Obama’s executive action as an effort to bring “accountability” to the nation’s immigration system, Hoffine insisted that the president had the authority to issue amnesty to a group of illegal immigrants.
“They are squarely within the bounds of his authority and they are the right thing to do for the country,” she said.
Because Islam is a religion of peace, or something.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist attacks in Nigeria’s Adamawa state in the past 10 days have killed at least 29 people after weeks of Boko Haram rebels losing ground to government forces in the northeast, sources said.
Suspected Boko Haram members on Friday (May 22) slaughtered 10 Christians with machetes in Pambula-Kwamda, a Christian community in Adamawa’s Madagali Local government Area (LGA). Area residents told Morning Star News members of the Islamic extremist rebel group attacked at 4 a.m.
“They destroyed the telephone mast first before invading our community – this was to prevent us from telephoning and requesting help,” said an area pastor who requested anonymity for fear of being hunted down by the terrorists. “They killed 10 members of our church [Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, or EYN] using machetes and then slaughtering them.”
Maina Ularamu, council chairman of the Madagali LGA, confirmed the 10 hacking deaths in a statement to journalists on Monday (May 25), saying reports had reached him only that day due to insecurity in the area and communications difficulties caused by Boko Haram.
Boko Haram was suspected in a suicide bombing of the Christian community of Garkida, Gombi LGA in Adamawa state, on May 19 that killed nine people and a shooting attack on May 16 in Wagga, Madagali LGA, that took the lives of 10 Christians, sources said. The violence was seen as a gesture by Boko Haram to reclaim territory lost to the Nigerian military.
“The attacks killed 19 people in Garkida and Madagali,” said the Rev. Samuel Dante Dali, president of the EYN. “The bombing signals a renewal of violence by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram at a time when Nigerian authorities are claiming victory in many parts of the northeast.”
How dare you not approve Obama’s unconstitutional demands, you racists you!
Last week, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) sat down with Voice of America host Carol Castiel and network congressional correspondent Cindy Saine and offered a warning to President Barack Obama’s Republican opposition while discussing the nuclear deal the president is pushing for with Iran.
When asked about the Iran deal Clyburn said, “Well yes, I think so. It’s one thing to review it. It’s something else to veto. I don’t think that Congress ought to have any right to circumvent the president. And this foolishness that has been going on up here, it’s just foolishness. And we have to be very, very careful and for people to not see … Look, I am old enough to have seen and paid close attention to many presidents, all the way back to Truman. I first, got interested in politics when Truman ran against Dewey back in 1948. And I have following closely every president ever since. And so I will say to my friends, ‘Be very, very careful about how you treat this President, because turnabout is fair play. And I think that this president has not been treated with dignity and respect that he should be treated with. Especially when it comes to his dealing with foreign countries. And that, to me, is a big problem here. So I support this country speaking with one voice when we get beyond the water’s edge. That is not taking place now. So these shenanigans that took place here, the letter that they wrote, the invitation to Netanyahu to address them, to me went beyond the pale
Wow, that Alan Grayson is a class act… said nobody, ever.
And Guardian U.S. columnist Valerie Lapinski is super pissed about it.
I’m sure it was just accidental that didn’t get turned over.
Via Daily Caller:
Sidney Blumenthal emailed Hillary Clinton at least two intelligence reports about Libya which were not included in the trove of 296 emails released by the State Department on Friday.
Clinton has claimed that in December she turned over all official government emails she sent or received from her personal account while in office. In turn, the agency has claimed it turned all Clinton emails related to Libya or Benghazi over to the House Select Committee investigating the Benghazi attack.
But a screenshot of Blumenthal’s email inbox, which the Romanian hacker Guccifer published in March 2013, shows two reports about Libya emailed to Clinton which were not released in Friday’s batch.
Here’s a suggestion, don’t be your own attorney, get help.
Via Fox News:
United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.”
The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”
Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders from a staff sergeant to remove the Bible verses from her desk.
Lurch being Lurch.
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – At a reception at the State Department that marked the U.S. taking over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, Secretary of State John Kerry said that if Benjamin Franklin lived today and was nominated for office he would never be confirmed.
“Franklin, actually, was raised partly by an aunt on Nantucket,” said Kerry. “He became the first person to publish, as a result of his findings, a chart of what he called ‘a river in the ocean,’ which, of course, we know as the Gulf Stream. So it’s a powerful current that affects all of our climate, including the conditions in the Arctic itself. So without knowing it–he didn’t talk about it, but he did something about it.
“And there is, of course, a second connection between Franklin and this reception,” Kerry said. “And that is that he liked to have a really good time, folks. And he didn’t spare the booze, and while he was in Paris he led a life that clearly meant that had he lived today and been nominated, he would never have been confirmed for office. Anyway, it just goes to show how the times change.”
Yeah, this will go over real well with parents in Texas…
Via EAG News:
MCALLEN, Texas – First lady Michelle Obama’s effort to whip Americans into shape, through federal food restrictions and her Let’s Move! initiative, is now turning its focus to adults.
Since President Obama took office, his wife has focused on using federal bureaucrats to impose food regulations on schools in an effort to combat childhood obesity. It’s a two-pronged effort that involves the National School Lunch Program, as well as physical fitness components supposedly designed to get kids playing more, The Monitor reports.
The McAllen Independent School District in Texas has jumped all-in with the first lady, and was the only district in the nation to gain 100 percent participation from students in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program.
But now McAllen officials plan to turn their sights on parents, and plan to host a series of speakers in an attempt to convince then they should do more to trim down and get active.
“It’s one method to expand what we’re trying to do as far as working on obesity down here,” the district’s physical education coordinator Mario Reyna told the news site. “We know it’s all about the adults because they’re the role models.”
“We’re doing as much as we can at the schools,” he said. “We’ve got to focus on a lot of our adult populations in the community.”
The first lecture will feature life coach Carla Ferrer May 28 at the McAllen Public Library at 6 p.m. Ferrer watched her mother die of obesity before shedding 135 pounds about 18 years ago.