Overnight Open Thread: Pearl Harbor Veteran Gets 99th Birthday Party Thrown For Him On-Board Battleship Iowa


Via Daily Mail:

A Second World War veteran who was aboard the USS Missouri during Pearl Harbor has received a very special birthday party on-board a battleship.

Ernest Thompson lives just a few miles from the Battleship Iowa Museum in Gardena, California.

The veteran can no longer visit however due to health reasons and some problems with walking.

But he made a special journey to the ship on Sunday so that staff could a throw him a large party with his closest family, friends and chief selects for his 99th birthday.

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BREAKING: James O’Keefe Has Surprise For Hillary Clinton And Dem Operative Brad Woodhouse…


Voters In Texas Say Machines Changed Trump Votes To Clinton, Officials Insist It’s User Error


No problem there…

Via Dallas Morning News:

Early voters in Texas have made claims on social media that voting machines in Dallas, Tarrant and other counties have changed their presidential votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.

The allegations follow a similar pattern: Voters say they voted straight-ticket Republican, but when they reviewed their ballots, they reflected they had voted for Hillary Clinton for president, not Donald Trump.

Their votes for Republicans in down-ballot races were not affected, according to the complaints.

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Black Lives Matter Hustler DeRay McKesson Complains About TSA Stopping Him At Midway Airport


Cry me a river. And how does this champion of looting manage to get on a ‘pre-check’ line? That’s supposed to screen out the terrorists…

Via Chicago Sun-Times:

A prominent Black Lives Matter activist said Tuesday he was stopped by security at Midway International Airport and missed his flight.

The Transportation Safety Administration, however, contends it had no impact on Deray Mckesson missing his departure.

Mckesson, a Baltimore man who also is a candidate for mayor in that city, took to Twitter Tuesday morning after the incident to express his frustration with the Transportation Security Administration.

Mckesson said that a TSA agent stopped him because the agent believed he was moving too quickly. The agent also said he was going to call the police.

“I told him that he can call who he needs to call,” Mckesson tweeted. “He then called his supervisor. I missed the flight.”

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HT: Penthouse

CNN’s Blitzer Brushes Off Project Veritas Videos: ‘We Haven’t Confirmed’ Their Authenticity

This you have Democratic operatives on video admitting their culpability.

Yet, they’ll give full credence to Trump accusers without doing word one of checking on their stories and blare out “Another woman!” headline.

Arrests In Baltimore For Illegal Guns Often Lead To Dropped Charges Or Little Jail Time…


Baltimore needs another gun law to close the loophole.

Via Baltimore Sun:

As Baltimore police and prosecutors race to tamp down a sustained spike in violence, many of the charges against people caught with illegal guns aren’t sticking, or defendants are only jailed for a fraction of their sentence.

About one-quarter of such gun cases are dropped before defendants go to trial, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis. Even when convicted of illegally possessing a firearm, prosecutors say, defendants are sentenced on average to 16 months in jail, with a substantial portion of their sentences suspended.

At the same time, police data show that fewer people arrested with illegal guns are ordered held without bail.

In one case, a 23-year-old man was granted bail after being arrested in the city with a fully loaded revolver and is now accused of fatally stabbing a man in Baltimore County five days after his release. The arrestee had a felony record and faced a mandatory five years in prison on the gun charge.

“There’s no certainty of a consequence,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said of the Baltimore justice system, adding that he believes carrying an illegal gun should be viewed as a “pre-murder” crime.

Daniel Webster, a Johns Hopkins University professor who studies gun crime and has been consulting with city leaders, says the criminal justice system has been re-examining sentencing and bails, and not everyone deserves lengthy prison time. At the same time, he said, research shows “focusing on gun offenders very consistently, when done well, correlates with fewer people getting shot.”

The city is on track for more than 300 homicides this year, and last year’s count reached a historic per-capita high. In Baltimore, one of every three people shot dies, making it one of the most lethal cities in America, a recent Sun investigation found.

To address the problems, Davis and State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced last month that they would launch a new unit to focus more closely on these gun crimes to ensure their cases are stronger and that they secure better convictions. This month, Mosby named a veteran homicide prosecutor to oversee the unit.

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HT: Guns

WikiLeaks Bombshell: Clinton Campaign Says They Never Disclosed Secret Email Server Because ‘They Wanted To Get Away With It’


They even admit it.

Via Daily Mail:

A close confidante of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman was convinced she ‘wanted to get away with’ keeping all her official emails on a private homebrew server, according to a stolen email released Tuesday by WikiLeaks.

In the message chain, Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden told Clinton chairman John Podesta – who was also the far-left group’s board chairman – that Clinton should ‘immediately’ move to hand her entire email archive over to the National Archives.

The conversation came one day after The New York Times first published evidence of the former secretary of state’s controversial email setup, which put her work-related correspondence outside the reach of officials who responded to Freedom of Information Act requests.

‘Why didn’t they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? So crazy,’ Tanden said.
Podesta responded, calling foot-dragging by Clinton and her lawyers Cheryl Mills and David Kendall ‘unbelievable.’

‘[I] guess I know the answer,’ Tanden chimed in, answering her own question.
‘[T]hey wanted to get away with it.’

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Thousands Of Soldiers Now Have To Pay Back Their Bonuses To The Pentagon, While Bad VA Employees Keep Theirs



Via Daily Caller:

The Obama administration is targeting the bonuses of thousands of soldiers who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, but left entirely alone the bonuses handed to numerous employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), despite questionable behavior.

In an effort to fill a severe troop shortage, officials at the National Guard wrongfully gave bonuses to thousands of troops who weren’t supposed to receive them, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Now, the Pentagon wants that money back, sometimes with interest, even though these soldiers served honorably and also had no idea officials were fraudulently doling out bonuses. Congress was apparently aware of this issue for at least two years.

But while this practice of recouping bonuses wrongfully paid might be standard fare at the Pentagon, it certainly does not extend to the rest of the Obama administration. VA faithfully handed out countless millions in bonuses to employees like Michael Moreland, who served as regional director of the Pittsburgh healthcare system, while six veterans died of Legionnaires’ disease, due to systemic facility failures. Moreland received a $63,000 bonus in 2013 a few days after the inspector general report was published. Later that year, he received another bonus of $37,195.

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The Media Can’t Be Bothered To Fact-Check Trump’s Accusers


The most recent one, the announcement coincided with her launch of her sex website, which she advertised during her accusation by wearing a ‘Wicked’ necklace. CNN even admitted with one, ‘we haven’t even checked her story”, yet still threw it out there.

Via NY Post:

The rollout of women accusers against Donald Trump continues. On Saturday, accuser No. 11, Jessica Drake, an adult-film performer who also operates a website, Guide to Wicked Sex, came forward. Drake claims she met Trump 10 years ago at a golf outing and he invited her to his hotel room.

When she got there, he hugged her tightly and kissed her on the lips.

Attorney Gloria Allred, a two-time Hillary Clinton convention delegate and Democratic Party grenade-thrower, flanked Drake as she told her story to reporters.

Last Thursday, Allred staged another press conference to unveil Accuser No. 10, Karena Virginia. She says Trump took hold of her right arm in a crowd at the 1998 US Open. When he did, his hand also made contact with the side of her breast.

Sexual assault is a serious issue. But these accusations raise another grave issue: Is it fair for the media to rush to publicize damaging claims against Trump — or anyone else — without witnesses or backup evidence?

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The Sniper Of Mosul Is Picking Off ISIS Jihadis One By One


Feel good story of the day.

Via NY Post:

A renegade sniper has been striking fear into the hearts of terrorists in Mosul — picking off local jihadis one by one, including an ISIS executioner moments before he was to behead a teenage boy, reports said.

The mysterious marksman — dubbed the “Sniper of Mosul” — is believed to be behind shootings in four separate neighborhoods of the Iraqi city, though officials think he could be receiving help from other sharpshooters, according to the Daily Star.

He has been hunting down militants in broad daylight, with the most recent hit unfolding during a public beheading.

Iraqi media outlets Monday reported that the enigmatic sniper had killed an Islamic State executioner just seconds before he could take the life of a local teen who was accused of supporting resistance movements within Mosul.

His bullet struck the ISIS savage just as he was taking aim at the boy’s neck, sources said.

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Jay Z Will Headline A Concert For Hillary. Here’s Some Of The Vile Things He’s Rapped About Women…


War on women. But that’s okay because he’s a democrat and gives money to Grandma.

Via Hot Air:

The Hillary Clinton campaign announced yesterday that recording mogul Jay Z will headline a concert on behalf of their African-American get out the vote effort, according to CNN.

Rapper Jay Z will headline a concert for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland before Election Day, according to a Clinton aide.

The event — which aides expect will draw thousands — is part of an ongoing series of concerts that aim to motivate young people to turn out for Clinton the way they turned out for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Jay Z’s event is targeted specifically at young black voters, an electoral demographic that has been reluctant to rally around Clinton, in part, because of comments she made in the 1990s and her support of President Bill Clinton’s crime bill.

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Graffiti Calling GOP ‘Nazi Cross Worshipers’ Appears On House Across From Pat Toomey…


HT FreeBeacon

Military Family: Enlistment Bonus Fiasco Depleted Our Savings…


Via CNN:

Master Sgt. Susan Haley’s family is the epitome of military sacrifice. She’s a 24-year veteran. Her husband served for 26 years. Their son lost his leg serving in Afghanistan.

But now, the California National Guard is demanding more sacrifices from her — to the tune of $650 a month.

“$650 is a quarter of our monthly income. And you just can’t all of a sudden come up with that money,” Haley told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday. “We have depleted our savings.”

Haley is one of thousands of veterans being forced to repay millions of dollars in re-enlistment bonuses after the California National Guard awarded the bonuses in error. Years later, officials realized many of the veterans were not actually eligible for the bonuses and said they wanted that money back — with interest.

Christopher Van Meter earned a Purple Heart for his sacrifice in Iraq, where he was hurled from an armored vehicle. But he, too, is making enormous sacrifices for the state Guard’s mistake.
“We were paying upward $1,300 a month back to that recoupment,” he said. “We weren’t able to afford everything — food for the kids, a day care.”

The California National Guard and several members of Congress say they would love to see the debts waived. But so far, no one has made that happen.

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University Declares “Sexy Pocahontas” Costume Racist


Halloween is now a micro-aggression.

Via Mediaite:

Remember when you were a little kid…when picking a Halloween costume was fun… simple? You just wanted to be a cowboy, Indian (in the parlance of the time), fireman, princess, policeman, hobo (yup) Cinderella, Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman.

The little girls and boys of years past have now grown up to be big boys and girls who go to college and still like to the dress up in the same simple, fun Halloween costumes — with a little grown up flair. But if you’re a female student at the The University of Massachusetts, Amherst who decides to dress up as a ‘sexy Pocahontas‘ for Halloween, you’ll likely be labeled a racist who is engaging in “hypersexualized racism.”

No, folks you can’t make up such nonsense. Now, celebrating Halloween is a microagression, and white women wearing Indian costumes are engaging in cultural appropriation.

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Bill Clinton Lists Off All Of Obamacare’s Problems During Campaign Stop For Hillary…

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Trump Calls Obamacare Stats A Lie…

Election Wiz Predicts Donald Trump Will Win White House


We’ll see soon.

Via NY Post:

Donald Trump may be behind in most polls, but one veteran New York prognosticator still predicts he will win come Election Day.

“I think he was the strongest candidate in the primaries and that he will prevail,” Helmut Norpoth, a political science professor at SUNY Stony Brook, told The Post on Monday, even as the RealClearPolitics average shows the Republican candidate trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton by 6.1 percentage points.

Norpoth developed a model that, applied retroactively in earlier races, would have correctly predicted the winner of every presidential election since 1912 — with the exception of 2000, when predicted winner Al Gore barely lost to George W. Bush.

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Two Univ. Of Chicago Special Snowflakes Arrested For Blocking Traffic at Free Tuition Protest…


Time to get a job and start paying back their student loans.

Via The Chicago Maroon:

Two University of Chicago students were arrested at around 5 p.m. for blocking traffic on Michigan Avenue at a protest for free college education in Illinois.

Fourth-year Johnathan Guy and third-year Jessica Law were arrested in front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wearing caps and gowns, Guy and Law chained themselves together with two other protesters. Another group of four protesters were also arrested.

The protesters were demonstrating to encourage Art Institute trustee and hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin to support free higher education at public colleges and universities. Griffin is a major donor to Republican Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Video: Bill Clinton Forgets Hillary’s Campaign Slogan…


Police Sniper Delivers the Taxpayer Relief Shot; Saves Toddler’s Life


Oklahoma is now a better place for the actions of Officer Lawless and Rule .308 (which is the Oklahoma interpretation of Rule .303).

Via Washington Post:

Officer Jason Lawless, an Oklahoma police sniper, had one chance, one narrow window to save a 2-year-old girl who had been held hostage for hours by an armed man.

The suspect, Salvador Reyes, had barricaded himself inside the Tulsa home of his estranged wife. He was holding a handgun in one hand and the toddler in the other.

Police said the 42-year-old suspect forced his way into the home and started an argument. The woman, her boyfriend and three other children were able to escape while Salvador grabbed his estranged wife’s 2-year-old daughter, prompting a three-hour standoff, Officer Leland Ashley, a spokesman for the Tulsa Police Department, told The Washington Post.

Ashley said a Spanish-speaking police officer tried several times to persuade Salvador to release the child and come out of the house — to no avail. At one point, Reyes went out on the home’s balcony and pointed his handgun at the officers, and then at the child.

When he came out on the balcony again, still holding the toddler, Lawless fired one shot from his .308 semiautomatic rifle, striking Salvador in the head. He died immediately. The child was not injured.

The incident happened early Tuesday, about 14 miles outside downtown Tulsa. Reyes showed up at the home shortly before midnight, Ashley said. He was shot at about 3 a.m.

Ashley said he does not know the nature of the suspect’s relationship with his estranged wife, or what prompted him to take the little girl hostage. The police department is not releasing the names of the others involved in the domestic dispute. Reyes is not the toddler’s father.

Lawless, who has been a patrol officer for the police department since 1998, is a precision rifle operator — more commonly known as a sniper — for the agency’s Special Operations Team, which is often called to deal with sensitive hostage situations.

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