Fun Fact Of The Day: Bernie Sanders Honeymooned In The Soviet Union…

Yes, really.

Via MSNBC:

[Bernie] Sanders married his current wife, Jane, in May of 1988 and the next day left for their “romantic honeymoon” to Yaroslavl, in the then-Soviet Union. The trip was an official delegation from Burlington to cement the two cities’ sister-city relationship. “Trust me. It was a very strange honeymoon,” Sanders writes.

He also visited Cuba with Jane in 1989 and tried to meet with Fidel Castro, but it didn’t work out and he met with the mayor of Havana and other officials instead.

Sanders is proud of Burlington’s international diplomacy efforts. “Burlington had a foreign policy because, as progressives, we understood that we all live in one world,” he writes.

Report: Insufferable Left-Wing Hack Writer Max Blumenthal Helped Craft Hillary’s “Youtube Video” Benghazi Explanation…

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In case you didn’t already know, this pipsqueak is the son of Sidney Blumenthal. We reported earlier today that Sidney was paid $10K per month by the Clinton Foundation to secretly advise Hillary on Libya.

Via Daily Caller:

Left-wing writer Max Blumenthal helped inspire Hillary Clinton’s debunked talking point that an obscure YouTube movie called “Innocence of Muslims” was responsible for the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

The son of Clinton’s longtime political adviser and informal Libya consultant, Max Blumenthal pushed his conspiratorial theories onto the secretary of state in the hours after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed.

The Daily Caller reported in December that Hillary Clinton received the “Youtube video” talking points before the rest of the Obama administration. Clinton was the first administration official to suggest that the violence in Benghazi was caused by spontaneous reaction to the anti-Muslim video, rather than by a terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida.

Clinton first mentioned the video publicly on the morning of Sept. 13, 2012. Obama’s White House speechwriter Ben Rhodes, an NYU-educated fiction writer who was initially blamed for crafting the talking points, didn’t mention the video until Sept. 14, when he sent around a memo preparing Susan Rice and others for Sunday-show appearances to discuss the attack.

Now we know that Hillary became aware of the video on Sept. 12, the day after the attack, through her political adviser Sidney Blumenthal — Max Blumenthal’s father.

Sidney Blumenthal served as the Clintons’ political hatchet man during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, helping to tar Lewinsky’s credibility…

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ISIS Blows Up 1,900-Year-Old Lion Statue In Palmyra Despite Promising Locals They Wouldn’t Destroy City’s Ancient Relics…

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Caveman scared of rock cat, caveman make rock cat into much smaller rock cats.

Via Daily Mail:

Militants fighting for the Islamic State have reportedly destroyed a famous statue of a lion in the captured city of Palmyra – despite promising locals they would not obliterate the ancient city.

Following their capture of Palmyra last Thursday, ISIS militants are understood to have won the support of much of the local population by promising not to destroy the city’s famous monuments.

But it appears that promise was too much for the jihadis to keep, with eyewitnesses claiming they destruction of millenia-old Statues and buildings is already very much under way, with the most significant loss so far being the celebrated Lion of Al-Lat, which dates back to the first century AD.

The lion statue was destroyed by ISIS militants on Saturday, according to the International Business Time, who quoted eyewitnesses on the ground in Palmyra.

‘I heard a loud noise, so I went up to the roof to see what is going on,’ one local man said.

‘I saw Daash crushing the ‘god lion’ statue with construction machines. There were many other crushed statues but I could not recognise the rest of them because they were totally ruined,’ he added, using an Arabic acronym for the terror group.

Baltimore Riots Will Cost The City AT LEAST $20 Million…And They Want 75% Of It Paid By American Taxpayers…

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All of the estimates aren’t even in yet…

Via Truth Revolt:

According to the Baltimore Sun, estimates put the cost of the city’s riots around $20M…so far.

The $20 million figure includes expenses for police and firefighter overtime, damage to city-owned property and payment to other jurisdictions that assisted with policing duties.

Baltimore’s finance director, Henry J. Raymond, said that the city can cover the costs from its rainy day fund, but that it is only a temporary solution and that they are planning on requesting up to 75 percent reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

That’s right, Baltimore wants 75% of the costs of the rioting to fall on the backs of the American taxpayer.

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Anti-Putin Russian Opposition Leader Hospitalized With Sudden And Mysterious Illness…

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It’s probably just a sheer coincidence, right? They DEFINITELY don’t have a history of poisoning opposition in Russia…

It takes some serious balls being an opposition leader in Russia with their track record.

Via AP:

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play.

The First City Hospital said 33-year-old Vladimir Kara-Murza remained in grave condition Thursday, two days after he was admitted. The Interfax news agency, citing the hospital’s chief doctor, said he appeared to be suffering from pancreatitis and double pneumonia.

His father, a prominent journalist also named Vladimir, told Interfax that doctors haven’t ruled out foul play, but there was no evidence that his son had been deliberately poisoned.

Kara-Murza was a close associate of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, and works with a civic organization founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon and Kremlin opponent.

Weird: Sen. Bernie Sanders Allegedly Wrote Women “Fantasize About Being Raped” In A 1972 Essay…

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We’d never hear the end of it, if a Republican wrote this.

Via MRCTV:

In a 1972 essay, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) opined that men fantasized about women being abused. He also claimed that women fantasized about being gang raped.

In an article entitled “Men-And-Women,” published in an alternative newspaper called the “Vermont Freeman” Sanders shared his thoughts on male and female sexuality in ways that would cause a media firestorm if it had been penned by any current GOP candidate. Even one with as little chance at grabbing his party’s nomination as Sanders currently has.

“A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy,” wrote Sanders. “A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused.”

Sanders didn’t specify as to how he had gained such a deep understanding of the male psyche.

In terms of his understanding of female sexual fantasies, Sanders provided similar insight.

“A woman enjoys intercourse with her man–as she fantasizes about being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”

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Clemson Football Coach Succumbs To LGBT Pressure; Cancels Appearance At Christian Foundation Fundraiser…

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This is getting out of control. With that said, pretty weak move on his part…

Via Truth Revolt:

Under pressure from LGBT groups and the South Carolina House minority leader, Clemson University Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney has announced that he will no longer attend a fundraiser held by a Christian nonprofit organization.

The June 2 fundraiser will be hosted by the Palmetto Family Council, a South Carolina-based Christian nonprofit which describes itself as dedicated to promoting “biblical principles,” particularly “the values and virtues of marriage, the traditional family model, and sexual purity.” The group supports traditional marriage, endorsed the state’s partial birth abortion law, and is dedicated to promoting religious freedom.

Swinney was to be honored at the fundraiser for his work with his own All In Foundation, which focuses on raising awareness around the state about health issues. Though Swinney explained that he had not official association with the Palmetto Family Council and was attending on behalf of all involved in the work of his foundation, the uproar from gay rights activists had made attending too much of a “distraction.”

“I appreciate the recognition of my and the foundation’s efforts,” Swinney said. “However, after much thought, in order to avoid a distraction for the team and the entire football program, I’ve decided it is in the best interests of all involved that I not attend the event on June 2.”

“It was my understanding that the nomination and selection for this award was based on the work done by our All In Foundation and the difference it is making in our community,” explained Swinney. “My acceptance of this award was to be on behalf of all the volunteers that make our foundation a success. The work of our foundation is intended to build a better community and be a positive influence.”

“Recently, my scheduled participation in this event has been perceived incorrectly as an endorsement of certain viewpoints and has entered the political arena. I have been out of town since last Thursday and am disappointed that this has become a distraction for me, my team and many others. I have been and continue to be very open about my personal beliefs. However, I do not inject those beliefs or the work of the foundation into the political process.”

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Exclusive: No Kidding, Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby To Serve As Guest Ringmaster At UniverSoul Circus, For ‘Your Life Matters’ Performance

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This is UniverSoul’s ad for the night of May 29th in Baltimore when Mosby will be Ringmaster:
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I could make a lot of jokes about how apropos this is, Mosby running the circus. She knows people are concerned about her conflicts. But clearly, she doesn’t give a rap. Mosby is out to raise her political profile, damn ethics or proper conduct. This is harmful to the rule of law and the rights of people of Baltimore to the quiet enjoyment of their lives and property.

I cannot stay strongly enough that she needs to be pulled, if she does not recuse herself, this is getting a bit insane at this point.

Baltimore Mayor Lashes Out At Fox News Reporter Asking About Violence, WH Answer More Gun Control!

If anyone could shoot the stink eye, that’s Stephanie Rawlings-Blake trying to roast Fox’s Leland Vittert. Then Josh Earnest tries to argue for more gun control to address criminals shooting people. Because criminals are known for paying attention to laws. Maryland already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. But never let a crisis go to waste…

Woman, Child Shot To Death In Baltimore, Homicides Reach Deadliest Total In Month In City History: 38

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Because police will be doing no affirmative actions that might place them in jeopardy, knowing they will be thrown under the bus by Baltimore’s leadership. And who can blame them really? They will do their jobs, and no more.

Via Breaking 911:

BALTIMORE — A woman and a child were shot and killed at 100 Upmanor Rd. Thursday morning, police said.

Officer responded to reports of a shooting shortly after 8 a.m. and found the 8-year-old boy and 31-year-old woman shot in the head.

Police initially found the woman… and then the boy. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Baltimore Police ask that anyone with information call 410-396-2100.

This homicide puts the number of homicides this month at 38, reaching the record set in 1999, the deadliest May in the history of Baltimore, according to WBAL.

Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, and the 26th-most populous city in the country.

Australian Feminists In Giant Tampon Costumes Dance To Protest Tax On Sanitary Products…

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Because how can you not take someone seriously if they are dancing in a tampon costume?

Via Daily Mail:

Giant dancing tampons and a mobile billboard addressed to Prime Minister Tony Abbott could be seen outside the Parliament today, in a woman’s campaign to abolish GST for sanitary products.

University student Subeta Vimalarajah, who has gathered more than 98,000 signatures for her Stop Taxing My Period petition, exposed the billboard and assembled a group of women dressed as giant tampons on the lawns of the Parliament House this morning.

The campaign follows Joe Hockey’s appearance on ABC’s Q&A on Monday, where he agreed that the tax should be scrapped, but Prime Minister Tony Abbott indicated that this is a matter for the state treasurer to figure out.

‘Mr Abbott has backed away from addressing this inequality at every opportunity, diverting responsibility to anyone but himself,’ Ms Vimalarajah said in a press release.

‘Sanitary items are an essential health item, used at least once a month by at least half the population. It’s time our Minister for Women recognised that periods aren’t paychecks, they’re a pain.’

Ms Vimalarajah, got the opportunity to ask Mr Hockey a direct line of questioning regarding the tax on the ABC TV program Q&A on Monday night.

‘Mr Hockey, do you think that sanitary products are an essential health good for half the population?’ she asked.

 

Tweet of The Day: Baltimore Residents Who Demanded Cops Leave Their Neighborhoods Alone Now “Afraid To Go Outside”…

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Don’t Threaten Us! Hillary Wants To Meet YOU!

Update (ZIP): Nooooo!

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Sick: Abortionists Have Killed More Americans Than Lived In U.S. In 1880…

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But don’t worry, they are still “doctors.”

(CNSNews.com) – The number of American babies who have been aborted in the years since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has already exceeded the entire population of the United States as recorded in the 1880 Census.

This is according to numbers published by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Guttmacher Institute.

In 1880, according to the Census Bureau, there were 50,189,209 people in the United States. These included, the Census Bureau notes, Mark Twain, who had not yet written The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Thomas Edison, who would start his electrical company two years later; and Booker T. Washington, who would open the Tuskegee Institute the next year.

The Guttmacher Institute has estimated the number of abortions in the United States in each year from 1973 through 2011. They add up to 51,376,750—or 1,187,541 more than the entire population of the nation as of 1880. In each of the last 36 straight years for which Guttmacher has published an estimate of the number of abortions, the number has exceeded 1 million.

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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal To Consider Eliminating Gender From Birth Certificates…

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Even better: The name of the lawyer who filed the complaint calls herself “barbara findlay” (no typos), because capital letters are sexist/racist/homophobic.

Via NRO:

Birth certificates are so not inclusive.

The Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia will consider completely eliminating gender designations from birth certificates in response to complaints from the Trans Alliance Society (TAS) and other transgender individuals, according to an article in the National Post.

According to the complainants, we need to stop acting as if doctors can tell the sex of a baby just by looking at the baby’s genitals:

Birth certificates [may] give false information about people and characterize them in a way that is actually wrong, that assumes to be right, and causes people . . . actual harm,” said transgender woman and TAS chair Morgane Oger.

“It’s considered true and infallible when it isn’t,” she added.

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Clinton Foundation Paid Sidney Blumenthal $10,000/Month While He Secretly Advised Hillary On Libya

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Imagine if you donated to the Clinton Foundation hoping to help disaster-ravaged Haitians. Instead, your money is going to pay off this political hitman jackalope who even the Obama regime bans he’s so bad.

Via Politico:

Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Bill and Hillary Clinton, earned about $10,000 a month as a full-time employee of the Clinton Foundation while he was providing unsolicited intelligence on Libya to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the arrangement.

Blumenthal was added to the payroll of the Clintons’ global philanthropy in 2009 — not long after advising Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — at the behest of former president Bill Clinton, for whom he had worked in the White House, say the sources.

While Blumenthal’s foundation job focused on highlighting the legacy of Clinton’s presidency, some officials at the charity questioned his value and grumbled that his hiring was a favor from the Clintons, according to people familiar with the foundation. They say that, during a 2013 reform push, Blumenthal was moved to a consulting contract that came with a similar pay rate but without benefits — an arrangement that endured until March.

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Minnesota Public Schools In St. Paul Use “White Privilege” Training That Compares Teachers To KKK Members…

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But they are mostly white, so…

Via EAG News:

While teachers blow the whistle on the breakdown of discipline for black students in St. Paul Public Schools, a photo has emerged from an “equity” training that might leave some to wonder what’s actually being taught to teachers.

Aaron Benner, a fourth grade teacher in the district, told EAGnews about how black students “are frequently not held accountable for their actions” due to “white privilege” training for teachers and administrators. […]

Now, a source has provided photographic evidence of the tenor of some of the “white privilege” training being administered to St. Paul teachers.

According to the source, the photo is from a training this year at Bruce Vento Elementary during a staff meeting.

It features a figure wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood with the question, “When do you wear the hood?”

The principal allegedly displayed the picture and “asked the staff to sit in silence and reflect on it for 3 to 4 minutes.”

The source refused to elaborate out of fear of retribution.

Another source said, “This picture — and the idea that it would be helpful in some way — is totally unbelievable.”

An email to Scott Masini, principal of Bruce Vento, was not immediately returned.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Claims Her Twitter Account Was Hacked, That She Didn’t Endorse Tweets Calling 6 Cops She Charged In Freddie Gray Case ‘Thugs’

Ah, the renowned, “My account was hacked defense!” yet none of the other tweets were affected…

This is crazy the level of bias and conflict she has, any normal prosecutor would have recused herself long ago. You are supposed to recuse yourself if there is even the appearance of impropriety.

Via Daily Caller:

The office of Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby is claiming that her personal Twitter account was hacked and that she did not “favorite” a racially-charged tweet and another one calling the six Baltimore cops charged in the Freddie Gray case “thugs.”

Fox News host Megyn Kelly reported on the denial but also cast some doubt on the claim.

Earlier on Wednesday, The Daily Caller reported on the two tweets in question, which were posted on May 6.

One called the officers charged in the Gray case “those 6 THUG cops.” The other tweet, from a different user, praised Mosby’s handling of the case and asserted that she “INFURIATES a certain kind of white person.”

Endorsing such messages would indicate a strong bias in the case.

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More bias that hasn’t even hit the MSM yet? That Mosby’s husband, Councilman Nick Mosby, welcomed the leaders of the paid agitators, Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie to Baltimore with their hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter.

U.S. Pilots Complain Their Hands Are Tied Fighting ISIS

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How do you win when you handcuff your men? Assuming you want to win…

Via Fox News:

U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.

They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 pilot who has flown missions against ISIS voiced his frustration to Fox News, saying: “There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn’t get clearance to engage.”

He added, “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating.”

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Tajikistan’s US-Trained Commander Of Its Elite Special Police Force Defects To ISIS…

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Your tax dollars, hard at work.

Via JPost:

The US-trained commander of Tajikistan’s elite police force has defected to Islamic State, he said in a YouTube video, and his former unit will issue a statement condemning him, media said on Thursday.

Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov commanded the Central Asian nation’s special-purpose police known as OMON, used against criminals and militants. He disappeared in late April, prompting a search by Tajik police.

He reappeared Wednesday, vowing to bring jihad to Russia and the Unites States as he brandished a cartridge belt and sniper rifle, in a professionally made, 10-minute video clip posted in social networks.

“Listen, you dogs, the president and ministers, if only you knew how many boys, our brothers are here, waiting and yearning to return to Tajikistan to re-establish sharia law there,” he said, addressing Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon.

Rakhmon has run Tajikistan, the poorest post-Soviet nation that neighbours Afghanistan, since 1992. He used Russian support to crush Islamist guerrillas in a 1992-1997 civil war and tolerates little dissent in his country of 8 million.