Overnight Open Thread: Oldest Living WW2 Veteran Released From Hospital, Still Going Strong At 111…

This guy will end up outliving all of us.

Via KEYETV:

Richard Overton, a 111-year-old Austinite and one of the country’s oldest living World War II veterans, was released from St. David’s Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Family members told CBS Austin on Monday they had expected Overton to be released Tuesday.

Overton was hospitalized at St. David’s Medical Center after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

Overton’s family says the first thing the 111-year-old did was sit on his porch and ‘fire up’ a cigar.

Michelle Obama’s Classless Inappropriate Outfit Breaks Rules For Italian Cathedral Visit

She had to have been schooled on protocol and she should know you don’t go into a cathedral dressed like a stripper.

Via Biz Pac Review:

The Obamas were spotted touring the city of Siena, Tuscany on Monday but it was the former first lady who grabbed everyone’s attention with her wardrobe.

Michelle Obama’s off-duty look has apparently gone off the shoulder as she bared plenty of skin in a white strappy top with high-waisted pants. Her husband opted for a more polished shirt and pants as the couple stepped out of the Duomo di Siena, the Siena Cathedral, the Daily Mail reported.

Not one to care about rules for commoners, Obama had zero respect for the dress code of the Italian Gothic church. From Mygola.com:

Q. What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral?
A. No bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the kneeSame as any other church in Italy, no bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee.

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Dismantling Of Civil War Monuments Sparks Debate In Savannah, GA

It begins.

Via WISTV:

The dismantling of Civil War monuments in New Orleans is sparking debate around the country over how we honor that war.

Could the issue make it to Savannah? The ties between the Hostess City and the Civil War run deep. General Sherman spent time here, sparing the city on his trek through the south.

It seems the discussion is about how we honor our history but also recognize the pain it represents to a lot of Americans. Some feel that discussion will heat up as time goes on.

It’s one of the most recognizable monuments in Savannah. A confederate soldier is facing north atop the trees. He’s standing over a grave for soldiers who died in the war.

“It shows the progression from where we are today back to what we were. You have to make sure the progression stays forward,” said Old Savannah Trolley tour guide Chris Oliver.

At least one person, though, doesn’t see it that way.

“The Civil War to me, and people who look like me, represented a group of people who wanted to maintain slavery. I don’t know any other way to put it so they went to war,” Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. said.

Supporters of this monument said it tells an important story about Savannah.

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Jane Sanders: Iranian Elections ‘Show the World How It’s Done’

During the campaign, Bernie Sanders showed he was pretty ignorant about facts. Apparently his wife is too.

Via Free Beacon:

Jane Sanders, the wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), thinks the Islamic Republic of Iran can teach the world a thing or two about how to conduct elections.

Iran held its presidential election on Friday, and President Hassan Rouhani was reelected by a wide margin over his main challenger, conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi. More than 70 percent of Iran’s 56 million voters cast their ballots, giving Rouhani 57 percent of the vote.

Sanders applauded the high voter turnout, writing on Twitter over the weekend that “Iranians show the world how it’s done.” She was responding to liberal journalist John Nichols, who said the U.S. could learn from Iran’s elections.

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Murphy: Trump Rhetoric Could Lead to Terrorist Attack in U.S.

So what was the excuse for all the iSIS attacks prior to Trump being President? Could it have something to do with their belief that they already want to kill us because of their beliefs?

Via Free Beacon:

Sen. Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) is worried that rhetoric from the Trump administration could lead to a major terror attack in the United States. Appearing on CNN Tuesday, Murphy said that the U.S. needs “a commitment to try to stop giving ISIS recruiters recruitment fodder.”

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Murphy for his response to the terrorist attack in Manchester, England during an Ariana Grande concert. The attack killed 22, including eight-year-old Saffie Roussos. Murphy said that responses to such an attack required a comprehensive approach.

“We have got to complement this military strategy with increased intelligence, increased intelligence sharing with Europe, and a commitment to try to stop giving ISIS recruiters recruitment fodder,” Murphy said, emphasizing his belief that enemies of ISIS were providing such fodder.

“And so many of us are worried,” Murphy continued, “about some of the rhetoric of the Trump administration, because we worry that that combined with robust online recruitment might end up in an attack like this happening in the United States.”

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Compare Trump Reaction On Manchester Attack To That Of Obama On San Bernardino And Pulse Attacks

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White House Says Testimony From Intel Heads Today Shows: ‘Still No Evidence Of Any Russia-Trump Campaign Collusion’

Via Daily Caller:

The White House said testimonies from former C.I.A. Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats back up the administration’s claim that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

“This morning’s hearings back up what we’ve been saying all along,” a White House spokesman said in a statement Tuesday. “That despite a year of investigation, there is still no evidence of any Russia-Trump campaign collusion, that the president never jeopardized intelligence sources or sharing, and that even Obama’s CIA Director believes the leaks of classified information are ‘appalling’ and the culprits must be ‘tracked down.’”

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Mindless Moonbat, Katy Perry Has A Plan; ‘No Barriers, No Borders… We All Just Need To, Like, Coexist’

Memo To Katy: The people who were blown to bits last night in Manchester were just trying to “coexist.”

HT: Breitbart

Planned Parenthood Head Gives Great Reason To Vote For Trump’s Budget

Just another reason to vote for it…

Via Twitchy:

The Trump administration’s proposed budget specifically excludes Planned Parenthood from all Department of Health and Human Services programs, apparently the first time a president’s budget has done so, according to the leaked executive summary of the plan.

Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget “follows through on a campaign promise and prohibits any funding in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood,” the executive summary says. “This prohibition applies to all funds in the bill, including Medicaid.”

No other president has ever tried to actually defund Planned Parenthood, it’s about damn time.

Despicable: ‘The Hill’ Blames Victim In Weiner Case, Claims Girl Was Trying To ‘Trap Him’ To Hurt Clinton

This is really base.

Here’s the blaring headine from The Hill:

The gist of the story being pushed by The Hill, which sites an unknown ‘investigative website,’ is that the girl was really not 15 but 16.

Here’s the critical portion:

The teenage girl who had exchanged sexually explicit text messages with former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) lied about her age and political motivations to harm Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a report by the investigative news site WhoWhatWhy.

In a report published Monday, the website said the girl who exchanged the messages with Weiner was closer to 17 and not 15, as initial reports said. That also puts her above the age of consent in North Carolina, which is 16.

They then go on to cite the same website to suggest the girl was somehow part of a conspiracy because her family members weren’t Clinton supporters as believed, but Trump supporters.

The WhoWhatWhy report, citing a court record, says the girl was just shy of 17 when she approached Weiner, and not 15 as The Daily Mail cited when it initially broke the story.

It argues that this “lie” seems “clearly designed to to produce the maximum public outrage and put Weiner in greater legal jeopardy.”

WhoWhatWhy cites a number of social media messages and photographs to argue that the victim was from a Republican-friendly family and that this suggests a political trick may have been in play.

Say what?

First of all, the site The Hill relies on presents no evidence whatsoever to support their contention that the girl was 16, not 15. So what is that assertion worth?

Second, Weiner pled guilty to knowing that she was 15 and his law firm, Covington and Burling, thought by some to be the best firm in the country, let him plead to that. Does anyone think that they didn’t establish that she was 15 before they let him plead?

Further, the claim that some of the family may have been Trump supporters is supported by no evidence, yet even had they been, so? How does that prove some form of conspiracy?

Finally, none of this would have happened without Weiner being a pervert and sexting her, believing she was 15. That was of his own volition.

This is about the worst victim blaming I’ve ever seen.

This girl was already thrown out into the public eye after James Comey reopened the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails after the Weiner laptop emails were found. Someone, the girl believes Weiner, leaked her name to the press to get back at her.

I laughed when ‘The Hill’ kept trying to make Chelsea Clinton a thing by continuously promoting her on social media.

But this effort to protect the Clintons by attacking the victim is just downright despicable.

Dear ‘The Hill’ – He plead guilty, he’s a pervert. Hillary Clinton lost, she’s a horrible candidate.

It’s over, deal with it…

Youngest Victim In Manchester Terror Attack Was Eight Years Old…

Horrific.

Via Daily Mail:

Eight-year-old victim Saffie Roussos has been described as ‘simply beautiful’.

Chris Upton, the headteacher of her school, Tarleton Community Primary, said: ‘The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking.’

It continued: ‘Saffie was simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair.

‘Our focus is now on helping pupils and staff cope with this shocking news and we have called in specialist support from Lancashire County Council to help us do that.

‘We are a tight-knit school and wider community and will give each other the support that we need at this difficult time.’

ABC News Frets Over Potential “Anti-Islamic Backlash” After Manchester Terror Attack…

Good grief.

HT: Free Beacon

Defector: Kim Has Drones That Could Hit South Korea In An Hour…

North Korea is not as technologically stupid as people would sometimes like to believe.

Via Washington Times:

North Korea’s military has 300 to 400 attack drones capable of carrying biological and chemical weapons that could reach the South Korean capital of Seoul within one hour, according to a high-level defector from the isolated regime ruling Pyongyang.

The claim from a 42-year-old former third secretary who fled Kim Jong-un’s regime in 2015 coincides with heightened international concern over a different threat from North Korea: mobile, medium- to long-range missiles that Pyongyang has tested with increasing frequency.

After successfully launching one of the solid-fuel missiles Sunday, North Korean leaders said they are ready to begin deploying and mass-producing the Pukgukson-2 projectiles, which Pyongyang says are capable of reaching major U.S. military bases in Japan.

The Sunday launch was the latest of more than 70 North Korean missile tests since 2009, resulting in a U.S. and regional focus on countering the ballistic missiles.

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Twitter Co-Founder Apologizes For Making Trump Presidency Possible…

His bank account on the other hand, not so apologetic.

Via WaPo:

If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it’s the president.

“Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here,” he told the Financial Times last month.

To which Twitter’s co-founder says: Sorry about that, world.

Evan Williams, who still sits on the company’s board of directors, recently told the New York Times that he wants to repair the damage he thinks Twitter and the broader Internet have wrought on society in the form of trolls, cyberbullies, live-streamed violence, fake news and — yes — Trump.

“I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Williams told the Times. “I was wrong about that.”

“If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry,” he said.

Democratic Aide Suspected Of Major Security Breach Under Government Protection In Pakistan

Here is a story about a real intelligence breach by foreign nationals employed by the Democrats. However, MSM doesn’t have time to report on this as they’re too busy concocting false stories about Trump and the Russians.

Via Daily Caller:

A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been reported in the case.

The Awans are “accused of stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network,” according to Politico. Many of the Democrats who employed the Awans are members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. (A list of potentially compromised members is listed below.)

Their positions gave them access to members’ emails and confidential files. In addition, Imran was given the password for an iPad used by then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat. The five came to the U.S. from Pakistan.

Since the investigation became public, the Awans have abruptly moved from longtime homes in Lorton and Springfield, Va.

Imran and Hina recently withdrew their children from their schools, according to members of the Holly Elementary and Lorton Station Middle school communities. Multiple people said Hina told them she was headed to Pakistan where the family has significant property.

Real estate records show Hina listed both the Lorton house and an apartment she owns for sale.

“I came to know from one of their relatives that Hina Alvi and her daughters are moved to Pakistan, Hina Alvi saying ‘we have moved here in Pakistan permanently,’” the Awans’ stepmother, Samina Gilani, told TheDCNF.

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Cosmopolitan Praises Muslim Taxi Drivers In Wake Of Terror Attack But There’s One Problem…

The guy they highlight is actually a Sikh. Not a Muslim.

MSNBC Includes Hillary Clinton In Photo Collage Of “Presidents At The West Wall”

Nope.

Socialist Bernie Sanders: “The Republican Party Is Really A Right-Wing Extremist” Party…

Says the guy who honeymooned in the Soviet Union.

Via Raw Story:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said this week that the Republican Party under President Donald Trump is actually a “right-wing extremist” party.

The German newspaper Die Zeit asked Sanders about the troubling political climate in the United States.

“The Republican Party is really right-wing extremist,” Sanders said, according to a translation provided by Google.

“I can only say to our European friends that we are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to give this man a strong opposition,” Sanders told the paper. “I think we’re making progress.”

Nancy Pelosi Seems To Think The NRA Is Part Of The Intelligence Community…

Even better, moments before Pelosi bragged that she “spent more years on the intelligence committee than anyone.”

HT: NTK

2017 Has Seen A Terror Attack Attempted In Europe Every Nine Days

London mayor, Sadiq Khan says terror attacks ‘part and parcel’ of living in a major city.

Via Breitbart:

Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia have witnessed terror attacks or attempted attacks every nine days in 2017 on average, analysis of security incidents has revealed.

Since January, around 45 people have been killed by mostly Islamic terrorists, while hundreds have been injured. The only known incident not linked to jihadism in 2017 was the attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team by a Russian-German national attempting to profit from short-selling stock in the company.

Attacks and attempted attacks have taken place in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.

Security services in Britain — population 65 million — are known to be tracking 3,500 potential terror suspects or persons posing a threat. Meanwhile Belgium, with its population of just 12 million, is tracking around 18,000 potential jihadists.

A further minimum of 14 terror attacks have occurred in Turkey in 2017, a NATO member country currently being considered for European Union membership.

Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia have witnessed terror attacks or attempted attacks every nine days in 2017 on average, analysis of security incidents has revealed.

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