Fed Govt: We Discontinued Pork In Prisons ‘Because Unpopular’. Not So, Says Bernie Kerik, Bacon ‘Hot’ On Black Market
Gee I wonder why they would lie about this? Hmm…
Bernard Kerik was jailed for three years in the federal prison system and doesn’t recall ever being “asked what kind of food do you like” but does remember that bacon was “one of the hot commodities” on the black market among prisoners.
Kerik was addressing a decision by the federal Bureau of Prisons to ban pork products from being served in the 122 prisons it runs nationwide.
A prison bureau spokesman told the Washington Post that surveys found prisoners do not like pork and because of that and the fact that it was costly to serve, the decision was made to remove all pork products from the prison menu.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations praised the move for “facilitating the accommodation of Muslim inmates.”
“I was in the federal system for three years, I was never given a survey,” Kerik, a former New York Police Department commissioner, told “Newsmax Prime” host J.D. Hayworth Monday on Newsmax TV.
“I was never asked what kind of food do you like or you don’t like…. And I will tell you, pork, bacon, was one of the hot commodities on the black market within the prison system.”
“So I’m not sure who they talked to, what survey they took, supposedly. I just don’t see it. I don’t get it.”
Can you feel the excitement? I’m struggling to escape the yawns.
CNN is trying to hype it by having a bingo game. Whenever anyone mentions any other above subjects, you’re supposed to mark it off. First to fill it in, tweet it with pic to CNN, will get a special congratulatory video tweeted from Anderson Cooper. Gee that should excite you!
Reportedly, Bill Clinton, while in town will not be at the debate, nor will Chelsea who is on the road promoting her book.
Trump will be live-tweeting it, so that will inject a little interest into the debate, that’s likely to be funny. So we’ll keep you informed on that.
Debate will start on CNN at 8:30 EST., updates will be added at the top. My comments will be in parentheses.
Webb: I would be ok with immigrants getting Obamacare. No country is a country without borders, however.
O’Malley: I would go further than Obama on immigration.
Hillary: I think everyone should get tuition free.
Wait What, Lincoln Chafee: I didn’t know what I was voting on in voting for bailout because it was my first vote and my dad had just died.
Hillary: I would break up big banks if they posed a risk.
Cooper: Sen Sanders, Hillary just said her plan is tougher than yours.
Sanders: that’s not true, we have to break them up!
Cooper: Hillary, you are part of the 1%, how are you going to address income inequality?
Hillary: I have a five point plan, it hasn’t been this bad since the 1920s (since Obama, lol).
Do Black Lives Matter or do all lives matter?
Sanders: Black Lives Matter. We need to combat institutional racism and we need major reforms in broken criminal justice system in which we have more people in jail than does China.
O’Malley: Point BLM is making is a serious point and that is as a nation we have undervalued young black people.
Hillary: Obama has been a great moral leader, and has laid out an agenda that has been obstructed by the Republicans at every turn. We need to be following the instructions of Obama commission and we need to tackle mass incarceration(that was started by my husband). We cannot incarcerate more than anyone in the world. We need a new new deal for people of color.
Webb: every life matters, I have long history of working for criminal justice reform and African Americans. (Webb has more sense than the rest on the stage, that’s why he has no chance.)
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There have been multiple examples, perhaps the worst being the BBC shortly after this round of stabbing terrorist attacks began.
Sure sounds like the poor Palestinians were under attack right? Not the truth, that the Palestinian attacked and killed two people, before he himself was killed. The BBC then changed the title multiple times after complaints. Not to mention that at no point in the report itself is it mentioned it was a terrorist attack.
Here’s another great article on the bias.
These people are just disgusting human beings, even to their own people and to whomever questions their grip on power…
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is slamming Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), after Gabbard claimed publicly she was dis-invited from her party’s first presidential debate.
“I didn’t know the congresswoman from Hawaii was running for president,” Reid said at a press conference ahead of the first Democratic debate at Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Hawaii’s Gabbard, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, has been advocating to expand the debate schedule.
“I am satisfied with six debates,” Reid said on the issue.
Some Democrats think the short debate schedule favors front-runner Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Martin O’Malley, and others.
“I think this is a simple issue of democracy, a simple issue of freedom of speech and really of invigorating our process here,” Gabbard said this week.
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders, who agrees, invited her to sit with their delegation at the debate.
Democrats so worried about Hillary’s weakness, they even held a podium for Joe, in the event he decides to come at the last minute.
Via Daily Mail:
Draft Biden, the political action committee publicly urging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president, has released a new, would-be campaign ad just hours before the first Democratic debate in Las Vegas Tuesday night.
The ad came with a $250,000 buy of air time on national cable TV, presumably since Tuesday’s debate is being aired on and hosted by Cable News Network.
Biden, who is said to be still considering a third presidential run, is not expected to attend the debate.
Caught dead to rights.
Via Fox News:
Beleaguered abortion provider Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday it would no longer accept money from researchers for aborted baby parts, citing a desire to defang “an anti-abortion political agenda” in the wake of a series of undercover videos that appear to show the organization profited from fetal organ sales.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards revealed the policy shift in a letter to Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health. Planned Parenthood has maintained it only recoups its own expenses for harvesting and donating fetal tissue, the actual sale of which is barred by federal law.
Wasserman-Schultz disinvited her from the debate after Gabbard, the DNC Vice Chair, complained about the number of debates. Popcorn!
Washington (CNN)With just hours to go until the first Democratic presidential debate, a feud within the party has spilled over into public view with Democratic National Committee officials accusing each other Tuesday of not telling the truth.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said that DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claim that DNC officers were involved in the decision to limit the Democratic debates to six is false.
“I want to make it very clear that the chairwoman had claimed a month ago that she had spoken with, communicated and consulted with officers of the DNC about her decision to limit debates to six and to put this retribution policy in place, this exclusivity clause. And that never occurred,” said Gabbard, a vice chair of the DNC, on CNN.
“I can tell you, speaking for myself, that I didn’t find out about her decision until after the fact. There was no consultation and no communication.”
Certainly not the interest generated by the Republican debates.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite CNN’s countdown clock and special live coverage, more than half of U.S. registered voters are not aware of the first debate between the candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, which the news network will broadcast on Tuesday evening.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,221 adults conducted from Oct. 9 through Oct. 13 found that 57 percent of registered voters were not aware of the debate between the five candidates, to be held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
The lack of awareness had little to do with party affiliation. Only 45 percent of voters registered as Democrats knew of the debate, featuring the candidates for their party’s nomination in the 2016 election.
In the same vein, 16 percent of registered Democrats said they had heard nothing at all about the debate and 34 percent said they had only heard a little bit.
Still, 40 percent of Democrats said they were very interested in their party’s pool of candidates, which includes front-runners Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Another 45 percent were somewhat interested.
“You can feel the excitement building here,” said CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin at an outdoor desk in the Nevada sunshine.
Would that an IRS person were following all this calculating up all the gifts…
“Clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed made it to Mecca Friday for umrah, the Arabic word for pilgrimage, the portion of his Middle Eastern tour sponsored by the Saudi government. The trip also included the 14-year-old’s parents and other relatives, including one uncle who pushed the Islamophobia narrative.
The uncle, identified by Arab News as Moussa Al-Hassan, asserted: “The ordinary American citizen lives in a state of fear of Arabs because of the American media’s portrayal of him as an extremist terrorist.”
At King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah on Friday morning, Ahmed thanked the Saudi government for its invitation “to visit the Kingdom to perform Umrah and meet his relatives,” according to Ummid, an Indian news organization. Ahmed recycled a comment made to American news outlets, telling Middle Eastern reporters: “It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it and I got arrested.” He meant his English teacher who became alarmed when the plugged in unconventional looking homemade clock experiment started to beep in her class.
Just innocent needy refugees…
Twenty migrants have sued the Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs because they had to wait more than a week to register their asylum cases and receive welfare handouts. They are demanding instant payment.
Germany is struggling to cope with the 1.5 million migrants it expects to absorb this year and those arriving in Berlin often have to wait days if not weeks to be registered at asylum centres.
The group of twenty who have decided to sue claim they have had to wait more than a week. Their “urgent application” has been confirmed by a court spokesman, Die Welt reports.
Watch this kid get more punishment than ol’ Ahmed, and I’ll bet my house that this kid does’t get a White House invite.
Via Military Times:
GRESHAM, Ore. – A 13-year-old boy was told to change his T-shirt or face discipline at his middle school.
Alan Holmes’ shirt included the image of a gun, which school leaders said is not allowed.
But the boy and his family argued the rifle is shown with boots and a helmet, in what is recognized as the battle field cross for fallen soldiers, and is meant to support the troops. The shirt said “Standing for those who stood for us.”
“It’s not standing for violence, I tell you that much,” Holmes said. “It’s standing for the memorial for the soldiers, who have died for us and our freedom, and I 100 percent support them because they’re supporting us.”
In a brief statement to KGW, Gresham-Barlow School District spokeswoman Athena Vadnais wrote “… we have a policy on student dress and grooming. Weapons on a shirt are not appropriate in a school setting”.
Holmes on Wednesday said he was told by the vice principal at Dexter McCarty Middle School to put on a different shirt or face an in-school suspension. Holmes decided to keep the shirt on and call his father to take him home.
Since then the story has spread on social media, and national news organizations are calling the Holmes family.
Hillary loses against all the top tier candidates, Biden however fares better, beating most.
Vice President Joe Biden trails Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, yet he looks more electable than the former secretary of state against top Republicans.
As Democrats prepare for their first debate Tuesday evening, the latest Fox News national poll finds little movement in the primary. Clinton remains the front-runner among Democratic primary voters (45 percent), with Bernie Sanders (25 percent) and Biden (19 percent) behind her by about 20 percentage points. That’s almost identical to where things stood three weeks ago.
Lincoln Chafee, Larry Lessig, Martin O’Malley, and Jim Webb each receive 1 percent or less.
Biden, who has yet to announce his candidacy, was invited to participate in the debate if he were to make it official; Lessig was not invited.
In hypothetical 2016 matchups with top-tier Republicans, Clinton trails all the Republicans tested. She trails Ben Carson by 11 points and Donald Trump by 5 points. Jeb Bush has a 4-point edge over Clinton, while Carly Fiorina is up by 3 points.
Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican Party’s most sought-after contributors, is leaning increasingly toward supporting Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is racing to win the backing of other uncommitted megadonors who have the potential to direct tens of millions of dollars his way and alter the contours of the Republican primary fight.
Halfway through her long and humbling summer, Hillary Clinton ran into an old friend who wanted to know how she was bearing up under the pressure of near-daily revelations about the use of her private email server during her time in the State Department. Clinton was unmistakably unhappy.“I am having two problems,” she bluntly told the supporter at a social event.
“On the one hand, I feel like I’m rolling out a lot of substantive programs on issues that people care about. We’re getting one day’s news coverage. But there’s nothing larger knitting it together. We’re not breaking through. … And my team needs to get their act together on the email response.”
Although in his defense, he was not registered as a Democrat…
Via The American Mirror:
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has received a lot of scrutiny for donating to Democratic politicians in the past. But Republican primary voters may be curious to know why one of his chief rivals, Dr. Ben Carson, officially joined the Republican Party less than one year ago.
The American Mirror has obtained several public records that show Dr. Ben Carson, one of Trump’s chief rivals, did not affiliate with the Republican Party until he changed his voter registration on October 31, 2014.
Carson filed this “record update/change” on that date to change his party affiliation to “Republican Party of Florida” — less than six months before declaring his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president.
Pathetic as ever,
HT: Bridget Johnson
Sanders and Clinton have reportedly made a pact not to attack each other in the debate. So why are the Republican debates about attacking each other as opposed to attacking Obama, Hillary and the Democrats?
Donald Trump may not be on the stage Tuesday night but the business mogul has inserted himself into the Democratic debate anyway.
“At the request of many, and even though I expect it to be a very boring two hours, I will be covering the Democrat Debate live on twitter!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, promising to insert his 2 cents throughout.
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“Someone should inform @CNN that, despite spending millions of $’s on graphics, it is not the Democratic Debate, rather the Democrat[s] D!” he continued. (Some Republicans have long refused to say “Democratic Party,” because they deny that the party is democratic.)
Trump hasn’t been shy about criticizing CNN for hosting the debates, before and after the GOP debate at the Reagan Library Trump commented on the length — three hours — and said they just “milked” it for the ratings.
Hillary Clinton, who will stand center-stage at the debate, tweeted a response to Trump’s announcement: “.@realDonaldTrump Glad you’ll be watching. It’s going to be ‘huge.'”