A decrepit socialist groveling for a decrepit race pimp’s endorsement would make for some good entertainment.
A decrepit socialist groveling for a decrepit race pimp’s endorsement would make for some good entertainment.
Next stop: U.S.A.
Via Fox News:
The nation’s top intelligence official confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq and Syria — calling it the first such attack by an extremist group in more than two decades.
The confirmation of mustard gas use came during Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he spoke to the Islamic State’s growing sophistication online and in the battlefield.
He did not elaborate on where and when the chemical attacks occurred, though there has been mounting evidence the terror group was experimenting with chemical weapons.
“[The Syrian government] has used chemicals against the opposition on multiple occasions since Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention. ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent Sulfur mustard,” Clapper said.
He said this marks the first time an extremist group has produced and used a “chemical warfare agent in an attack since Aum Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995,” referring to the Tokyo subway terror attack that year.
SJW in despair.
Via Jakarta Post:
Following the recent controversy over LGBT groups on university campuses, an ulema group has paved the way for banning all activities that advocate freedom of sexual orientation.
The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has confirmed that it is currently preparing a fatwa, or a non-legally binding edict, that will recommend the prosecution of Muslims who join in LGBT-related activities.
MUI chairman Ma’ruf Amin told The Jakarta Post the government-sanctioned body was preparing the fatwa and was soon to announce it.
Ma’ruf said that as the MUI had earlier issued a fatwa declaring LGBT communities “religiously, culturally and morally deviant”, through this fatwa it was looking to ban Muslims from joining any groups promoting LGBT rights in Indonesia, a country with a majority Muslim population.
“We want Muslims to be cautious of LGBT [activities]. This is not about LGBT people, but more to do with their movements. There is a lot that is deviant about it,” Ma’ruf said recently, adding that the fatwa was an effective way of reminding Muslims about the “danger” of LGBT movements, which he noted had increased in recent years in Indonesia.
Ma’ruf said that the fatwa would also seek a ban on LGBT groups in Indonesia.
LGBT activities on campus came into the spotlight recently when conservative media coverage attacked the Support Group and Resource Center on Sexuality Studies (SGRC) at the University of Indonesia (UI), triggering hostile remarks from public officials including Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir and Education and Culture Minister Anies Baswedan.
The hostility was exacerbated by a tough stance against LGBT rights from the country’s largest Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) — known for its moderate stance on minority issues — as well as from the traditionally inclusive National Awakening Party (PKB).
Via Fox News:
The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA.
The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to refrain from using the name ‘Jesus’ in club announcements that appeared in a Space Center newsletter.
“It was shocking to all of us and very frustrating,” NASA engineer Sophia Smith told me. “NASA has a long history of respecting religious speech. Why wouldn’t they allow us to put the name Jesus in the announcement about our club?”
Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s largest religious liberty law firms, threatened to file a federal lawsuit unless NASA apologizes and stops censoring the name ‘Jesus’.
The JSC Today newsletter is distributed electronically and includes a number of Space Center events – from salsa dancing lessons to soccer camp.
NASA issued a statement late Monday – that did not refute Liberty Institute’s charge.
I’m surprised he didn’t ask to join the North Vietnamese army.
Via Daily Caller:
Bernie Sanders was a pacifist during the Vietnam War and applied for conscientious objector status at the time, his campaign told ABC News.
“As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist,” campaign spokesman Michael Briggs said in an email. “[He] isn’t now.”
The information was confirmed after a Vietnam veteran wrote a letter to The Des Moines Register asking how a Democratic Socialist like Sanders, who did not serve in the military by applying for the conscientious objector status, could be commander in chief. Steve Wikert of Cedar Falls, Iowa writes in part:
I enlisted in the military while I was still in high school. Around that time Bernie Sanders’ draft board was deciding on his claim that he refused to do military service because he was a conscientious objector. He did so to avoid having to serve his country in the Vietnam War. Soon after he turned 26, too old to be drafted, and no longer needed ways to avoid the draft. Sanders was just settling down in his new home in Vermont in 1970-1971 while I served my country as a military policeman in jeep patrols in Vietnam.
The Burlington Free Press reported that Sanders’ conscientious objector status application was eventually rejected, but he was too old to be drafted at that point. He went on to become an anti-war activist from the 1960s through the 1970s.
— Megan Specia (@meganspecia) February 9, 2016
Look, could you do any worse than a candidate who wears a boot on his head? Chris Christie only gives out hugs, this guy’s main promise is free ponies for all! Who doesn’t want that?
Must keep stoking the division.
Via The Blaze:
Virginia parents were in an uproar after officials at Glen Allen High School in Henrico showed students a controversial video as part of Black History Month.
The video, titled “Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race,” covers issues like racial profiling, manifest destiny and the “school to prison pipeline.”
“Dr. King gave his life so that America would be a place where we are judged by the content of our character not the color of our skin,” radio personality Craig Johnson told WWBT-TV. “Now we have poverty pimps being led by our current president Barack Obama who all they talk about is the color of skin.”
The video depicts four individuals of different ethnicities running a race. While two white individuals run the course, the other individuals are faced with road blocks like a pool of sharks and a police checkpoint. It ends with the statement: “Affirmative action helps level the playing field.”
One parent wrote a letter expressing concern that the video was causing tensions within the school.
“Y’all are privileged. Get the — blank — over it,” read one of numerous tweets about the topic, according to that same parent.
Now this is a truly strange one. Or perhaps not.
Fox is reporting the final results in the New Hampshire primaries. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win. If you wondered how that could be when most of the state has not even voted yet, that’s a darn good question.
Check it out here. It appears to actually be Fox and not a spoof site.
I think this came up before with reference to elections in the past on other media and the story was it was a ‘testing placeholder’.
That said, even if that’s what it is, not the best idea to still have it up after voting has started.
Someone finally got around to resetting the numbers.
We’ll have to see how close Fox’s ‘test’ numbers are to reality as the numbers come in.
Fox’s official statement:
In a statement to Mediaite, chief digital officer Jeff Misenti said that, “During routine testing in preparation for the New Hampshire primary a malfunction occurred which briefly showed errant data on our website. This error has been rectified. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.”
Oh to be young and ignorant!
Via Free Beacon:
A young New Hampshire supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) named Grace explained her support for the Democratic socialist Tuesday, saying “obviously the free college aspect is awesome.”
Sanders has run on a left-wing, populist platform that has called for free public college, a massive hike in the minimum wage, and single-payer, universal health care. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, has struggled to gain traction with younger voters despite being the frontrunner in the Democratic race since announcing her candidacy last year.
MSNBC field reporter Jacob Soboroff talked to Grace on a bus on the way to the primary polls. He discovered this would be her first time voting.
“It is interesting that a lot of young women are choosing Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton,” Soboroff said. “What went into your decision?”
“I like his ideas of being a Democratic socialist. Obviously, the free college aspect is awesome,” she said.
“And people that you’re friends with sort of going for Bernie as well?” Soboroff asked.
“Yeah,” she said.
Clinton was crushed by Sanders among young voters in the Iowa caucus, losing by 70 points en route to a virtual tie in the statewide vote. Sanders has maintained a commanding lead in New Hampshire polls, and the Clinton campaign has downplayed expectations for the primary results in anticipation of a likely defeat.
The ‘robots’ are from leftist organizations stalking Rubio.
BOSTON (CBS) — A YouTube video shows supporters for Marco Rubio getting into a scuffle with a protester dressed as a robot at an event today in Manchester, New Hampshire.
As the protester approaches a crowd of Rubio supporters, one man appears to use a giant Rubio sign to block his path before another supporter pulls the protester away.
Where he will speak about his love for the Jewish people… actually, on second thought…
Via Free Beacon :
Louis Farrakhan, the longtime Nation of Islam leader most well known for his racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric, accepted an invitation to speak at an upcoming rally in Iran following an address by the Islamic Republic’s president, Hassan Rouhani, according to Persian language reports.
Farrakhan, as well as other leaders of the global Islamic movement, will travel to Iran to participate in festivities surrounding the 1979 revolution, in which Iranian hardliners deposed the former government, according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
One Iranian reporter, Sobhan Hassanvand, announced the news on Twitter, describing it as “BIG.”
Hassanvand inaccurately claimed that Farrakhan would meet with Rouhani. In a correction, he clarified that Farrakhan would deliver a speech directly after the Iranian president. “Rouhani, Farrakhan might meet,” he tweeted.
Planned to kill, “Anyone who is not furthering the black flag of ISIS.”
Via Seattle Times:
Joint Terrorism Task Force agents raided the Montesano home of a man who told an undercover agent he wanted to fight with the Islamic State group.
Federal agents with the Seattle Joint Terrorism Task Force have arrested an Army deserter and purported sympathizer of the Islamic State group for illegally possessing automatic weapons and other firearms.
Daniel Seth Franey, 33, was arrested during a Saturday raid at his home in Montesano, Grays Harbor County. He appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Strombom, who ordered him detained pending a preliminary hearing Feb. 22. He is charged with five felony counts of unlawful possession of the weapons.
The complaint says Franey is the subject of a domestic-violence protective order out of Illinois, which bars him from possessing firearms.[…]
On Jan. 29, according to the search warrant, Franey spoke with the undercover agent on the telephone and allegedly agreed to purchase one of the rifles and expressed a desire to engage in violence.
“You know who I’m after — feds, pigs, politicians, bankers, policy makers, think tankers, the whole crew … Anyone who is not furthering the black flag” of ISIL, he said.
Robert Byrd is spinning in his grave.
Via Daily Signal:
At the end of a long political road, West Virginia may have arrived at the place conservatives think the Mountain State belongs. The Republican-controlled legislature has sent a right-to-work bill to the desk of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat.
The governor has promised to block the legislation. But Republicans say they’re already lining up the votes to overcome that veto. And, barring any unforeseen developments, West Virginia soon will become the 26th state to adopt a right-to-work law.
Long a bastion of organized labor, West Virginia has remained a blue state for most of the 20th century, voting in presidential elections for Democrat Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 and against Republican George H.W. Bush in 1988. But its place on the political spectrum may have shifted significantly.
The Obama administration’s regulatory “war on coal” created casualties in the fossil-fuel dependent state and an opportunity for Republicans in 2014. During state elections that year, “it seemed like everyone was running against Obama,” Mike Plante, a longtime Democrat strategist based in Charleston, W.Va.,told The Daily Signal.
The Grand Old Party won big, taking control of the state legislature for the first time in 83 years. At the top of the Republican agenda: bringing West Virginia in line with the rest of the South on the right to work.
More than half of the states in the country have adopted right-to-work laws. And almost every state in the South is doing it. Currently, Kentucky and West Virginia are the only states holding out.
The legislation advanced out of the state Senate by a party-line vote, 17-16. The House last week followed suit, approving the measure 54-46. Tomblin has until Thursday to veto the bill.
Michael Moore so wishes this was true.
Now tell us something we don’t know.
Just a tad delusional.
I am proud, I am proud! That when she was secretary of state, she didn’t just go to places of comfort and convenience where everything was going right, she went to war-torn countries. She went to places where there is famine and distress. And she went not just to wave the American flags, but to roll up her sleeves and help, because we live on one planet, and every human being has worth and dignity. She saw that, she fought for it, and she advanced American interests through service. That’s the kind of secretary of state she was. So at a point in American history, where we have not seen a person as qualified as her for the White House since George Washington, it is not surprising that a whole bunch of people — not just other folks out there in the Democratic primary — but a whole bunch of people are out there trying to attack her, sling mud at her, sling hate at her.
First opening votes in New Hampshire…
Dixville Notch, New Hampshire (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got an early boost Tuesday as they won the vote in Dixville Notch, the New Hampshire hamlet that is home to the first vote in the first-in-the-nation primary.
Sanders shut out Hillary Clinton, 4-0, while Kasich bested Donald Trump, 3-2.
Those were the only nine votes cast.
Nestled into the White Mountains in New Hampshire’s northernmost reaches, Dixville Notch and two nearby towns, Hart’s Location and Millsfield, don’t count for many votes, but they do offer one positive for the winners: For nearly a full day, they’re ahead in the only results that have been tallied in the Granite State’s crucial primary.
In Millsfield, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the GOP vote with nine votes compared to Trump’s three, while several other GOP candidates received one vote apiece. Clinton received two votes to beat Sanders, who received one.