Obama Marks 9th Anniversary Of Rosa Parks Refusing To Give Up Seat With A Picture Of . . . Barack Obama…
Democrats have stepped up their defense of Planned Parenthood in the wake of last week’s shooting that killed three people at a Colorado clinic, with the top Senate Democrat Monday warning against “a frenzy of hate.”
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid warned elected officials against whipping up political frenzy, a veiled assault at Republican lawmakers who have been trying to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood since this summer’s release of undercover videos purporting to prove the group traffics in human tissue.
“We bring people into a frenzy of hate and anger while providing them with easy access to firearms [and it] has proven disastrous to our country,” Reid said on the Senate floor on Monday.
“We in the Senate should not fail to see the context in which this vile assault took place,” he added, pointing to the videos made by an anti-abortion group. “Since that time, the Republican Congress have made it their mission to push these unsubstantiated allegations every chance they get.” He urged lawmakers to be “mindful of our words and actions.”
The Center for Medical Progress, which produced the videos, said that they proved that Planned Parenthood was trafficking in “baby parts” for profit — an allegation that Planned Parenthood has strongly denied. The alleged gunman in last week’s attack used the same “baby parts” phrase in front of law enforcement when he was captured, according to local media.
So if Americans elect a Republican, we’re stupid?
No, it isn’t.
vMonday on MSNBC while discussing the shooting at the Colorado Springs, CO Planned Parenthood clinic that resulted in the deaths of three people, former Texas State Sen.Wendy Davis, the senator who in 2013 filibustered to block legislation that would restrict abortion, warned of “dangerous rhetoric” fueling these incidents.
Davis said, “You know, there are a lot of questions that still need to be answered about who this person truly is, and what his state of mind at the time was, but we do know that when he was taken into custody, he talked about dead baby parts. This is part of a political rhetoric, a very dangerous political rhetoric, that we’ve been hearing from most candidates on the Republican presidential primary side, and I think it is fueling this kind of behavior that we saw in this individual last week.”
She added, “I think that both sides of the aisle, all political candidates, and all office holders, have a responsibility to understand and be very careful with the language that they use. We see this often in political contests where people will dog whistle to voters and use terms, highly charged terms, that they know will appeal to people’s fears and sadly, people’s intolerance and sometimes their had hatred. We see it in Republican candidates right now, who are using very highly charged language about abortion. We see it in the conversation about immigration in this country. The understanding on the part of those candidates is that they are appealing to a particular type of voter, who is going to respond to that rhetoric and hopefully come their way when it comes time to vote. But the consequence of using language like that, can be very dangerous. I think candidates need to step back, take a deep breath, and understand, as I said before, we have a responsibility to use thoughtful and careful language. It is fine to disagree on this issue. Of course, abortion is a constitutionally protected right in this country, but I respect people who have a differing opinion on it. We have to be careful about the language that’s used when we discuss it.”
Didn’t Obama vet these people?
Via Arab Source:
The U.S. backed moderate rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) – alongside their allies from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, Faylaq Al-Sham, and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham – have issued a ban on make-up and hygienic products in the Idlib Governorate city of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man in order to maintain “Islamic customs”.
According to their statement that was released earlier today, the Islamist rebels have declared the use of make-up by any female in Ma’arat Al-Nu’man as a crime against Islam; if caught wearing make-up, the female offender will be subjected to the Shari’ah Courts, where she will be subsequently tried by the local Shari’ah judges and charged with a crime.
The punishment was indicated in the statement issued by the Islamist rebels; however, based on their history, they would likely subject the female offender to several lashes in order to prevent any future offenses.
The statement specifically alluded to females wearing make-up – there was no mention of males, including the Jihadist fighters that wear mascara to the battlefield.
Last year, the city of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man was captured by the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra after they launched a large-scale offensive to seize the Al-Hamidiyah Military Base and the strategic Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5 Highway).
The solution? Stricter gun control for citizens.
The gun used in the fatal shooting of an artist in the San Francisco area in September was stolen from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.
While creating a peace mural underneath the Interstate 580 freeway overpass as part of a local art project, 27-year-old artist Antonio Ramos was killed after an argument over his cameras. Charged with Ramos’s murder is Marquise Holloway, 20, who maintains he shot the artist by accident.
The gun Holloway used that day, a 9mm Glock 26, was stolen from the car of a federal agent in the area just two weeks before the shooting by a separate individual now in custody.
“The theft was properly reported to local authorities and through official federal channels. The matter is currently under investigation by ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility,” ICE said in a statement.
The gun was one of no less than 144 lost or stolen from ICE agents since 2005, NBC Bay Area reported.
With some of the strictest gun laws in the country to include mandatory and controversial gun lock laws for firearms in the home and restrictions that have driven legal gun stores in the area out of business, the supply of firearms finding their way into the hands of criminals via thefts from law enforcement has led San Francisco to seek even more gun control measures.
Supervisor David Campos last month introduced a proposal to prohibit San Francisco city peace officers from leaving an issued firearm in a personal vehicle. This was designed to address shortcomings exposed in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Kathryn Steinle on San Francisco’s Pier 14 in July.
The University of Chicago was closed today due to a threat, now the threat has been announced and the person allegedly behind it, Jabari Dean, has been arrested. Laquan McDonald is the black teenager who was shot by a police officer in Chicago with 16 shots, 15 of which were after he was incapacitated on the ground.
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To be released without bond and sent home to Mom, to be home monitored
The rationale for this is apparently the prosecutor said that he ‘didn’t have the capability’ of carrying out the act, meaning as far as they could determine he probably didn’t have these weapons.
Dean is a 21 year old engineering student at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The uncle also called him a “cream puff”.
Here’s the full complaint:
And we’re off!
Via EAG News:
The people who bring Christmas joy to the children of Marlborough, New Hampshire are not going to be dissuaded by the politically-correct Grinches in their local school administrative office.
Every year, American Legion Post #24 of Marlborough, along with the local Lions Club, stage a public Christmas tree lighting in front of the community building in the center of their town.
The event always attracts many parents and children, who are treated to gifts from Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with doughnuts and hot chocolate.
To get the word out about the lighting every year, the American Legion posts fliers in local schools. They have to receive permission from the superintendent’s office, but that was always a formality … until this year.
John Fletcher, commander of the American Legion post, said he recently received a letter from Rob Malay, the new superintendent of School Administrative Unit 29, saying the fliers for the Christmas tree lighting could not go up this year unless the word “Christmas” was removed and replaced with another word, like “holiday.”
A small South Dakota town is up for sale, and going for a cheap price, reports the Rapid City Journal.
The “ghost town” of Swett was originally listed for $399,000 about 16 months ago. It’s currently listed at $250,000, according to real estate agent Stacie Montgomery.
Al Qaeda terrorists reportedly declared war on the Islamic State Monday following a “dispute” between the groups over a prisoner exchange with the Lebanese army.
The two competing terror organizations are at odds with one another, with clashes erupting along the Syrian and Lebanese borders, Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency reported, citing “sources.”
Iranian forces also have been working to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and have sent hundreds of fighters to the region.
“Heavy fighting” between the Islamic State and the al Qaeda-aligned al-Nusra Front erupted in Syria last week, “leaving casualties on both sides.”
Fast and Furious v2.
The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme.
Naturally, anything that tastes good.
Via WallStreet Journal:
A panel of British lawmakers called for the introduction of a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, adding to mounting pressure on the U.K. government to introduce a levy on high sugar-content foods to help stop the spread of childhood obesity.
The cross-party panel made the recommendation in a report published on Monday. It comes after Public Health England, the state body tasked with improving health in the country, issued a similar recommendation last month based on the impact of such measures in other countries.
Bloomberg’s dream come true.
A tiny salt shaker symbol that warns certain meals are high in sodium will appear, starting Tuesday, on menus in chain restaurants in New York City, the first U.S. city to take the step in an effort to combat heart disease and stroke.
Any menu item containing more than 2,300 milligrams (0.08 oz) of sodium, the daily limit many nutritionists recommend and which equals about one teaspoon of salt, must display the emblem of a salt shaker in a black triangle.
India also says it is too poor to go green.
Negotiators from around the world gather in Paris this week to finalize an international climate change agreement, capping a years-long process on which hopes have been riding for global action to limit greenhouse-gas emissions.
When those demanding U.S. action speak of the need to show “leadership” and foster international progress, they speak of building momentum toward Paris.
I hope Chuck brings his adult diapers with him.
Via Telegraph Voice:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump cancelled a campaign event Monday where he planned to announce endorsements by black pastors, after a group of black leaders protested the endorsement and some of the attendees claimed they never promised to back the candidate.
Trump sent out word to media outlets last week that he would hold an early afternoon news conference Monday to announce the endorsement of his campaign by “100 African American Evangelical pastors and religious leaders…after a private meeting”.
Another Democrat goes to jail.
Via NY Post:
Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted on all seven criminal counts Monday in a corruption scheme that traded taxpayer cash and political favors for nearly $4 million in payoffs.
A Manhattan federal jury deliberated less than three days before finding the veteran lawmaker guilty of seven charges of honest-services fraud, extortion and money laundering.
Silver, 71, faces a maximum 130 years in prison for the long-running scam.
Catering to the devil.
Via Daily Caller:
Never let it be said that hard left plutocrat George Soros is anti-cop.
Sure, Soros’s Open Society Foundations funded anti-police protestors in Ferguson, Missouri and supported the Black Lives Matter hooligans.
But, lo and behold, Soros was spotted on a recent Friday night in Union Station being all warm and fuzzy with the fuzz. Two white Amtrak police officers escorted Soros out of private waiting room and onto an Amtrak golf cart. One officer then chauffeured Soros down the tracks, presumably to a waiting train.