Watch: 100-Year-Old WWII Vet Gets Special Letter From The White House

Via Daily Wire:

Isaac “Ike” Fabela is a member of The Greatest Generation. And now a member of an even more exclusive club.

The Michigan native was born in 1918 and served in World War II from 1944 to 1946. He nearly saw action during D-Day — he was taken off a boat bound for Normandy on June 6, 1944, his 26th birthday, one of his eight daughters, Lolie, told Fox News.

On June 6 this year, Fabela said all he wanted for his 100th birthday was 100 birthday cards. Word got out and spread like wildfire — even actor Chris Pratt got involved.

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Rand Paul: John Brennan Leaked The Name Of An Agent We Had In Yemen

Here’s background on the case, via Red State:

Earlier this week, the White House announced it intended to revoke the security clearance of a handful of vitriolic administration critics who still hold high-level security clearances. The outrage from the leak recipients was something to behold.

While it didn’t take much convincing to get Trump’s buy-in, the prime mover of the action was Senator Rand Paul.

Paul has written an op-ed at Breitbart (here’s the link) explaining why he thinks Brennan is a unique danger.

Clear evidence concerning the bias of multiple, high-ranking current and former intelligence community officials should make us think twice about letting retired intelligence officials keep access to classified information, especially if they become talking heads on television after leaving public service.

There is a great danger that vital, secret details may be revealed on television, even inadvertently.

John Brennan is no stranger to this problem.

Paul is referring to this incident.

White House efforts to soft-pedal the danger from a new “underwear bomb” plot emanating from Yemen may have inadvertently broken the news they needed most to contain.
Right here is the problem:

At about 5:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, just before the evening newscasts, John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s top White House adviser on counter-terrorism, held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who have become frequent commentators on TV news shows.

According to five people familiar with the call, Brennan stressed that the plot was never a threat to the U.S. public or air safety because Washington had “inside control” over it.
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NY Times Columnist: Trump ‘Would Certainly Like to’ Murder People Without Due Process

Loony.

HT: Free Beacon

Emails Show MA High School Teachers Refusing to Hide Anti-Trump Bias

Indoctrination time.

Via Fox News Insider:

A group of history school teachers in Massachusetts pledged to reject teaching objectivity while they conspired to hide their anti-Trump prejudice, emails show.

The Federalist reported that the Newton North High School teachers were instructed by the principal to show their students different perspectives on issues like gun laws and immigration.

Teacher David Bedar accused the president and his supporters of “nativism, xenophobia, homophobia, etc.” and wrote that he found it difficult to teach other perspectives in early 2017.

“Personally, I’m finding it really difficult in the current climate to teach kids to appreciate other perspectives. … [T]he ‘other viewpoint’ might not really be an argument ‘about which reasonable people can disagree’ and might not lead to any kind of intellectual, policy debate; it might just be blatantly racist,” Bedar said.

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Check evaluations of the biased teachers, here’s the second one on Ibokette:

Lovely.

Former ‘Home Improvement’ Star: Celebrity Elitists Are Alienating Middle America

Sense.

Via Fox News Insider:

Former “Home Improvement” star Zachery Ty Bryan said on “Fox & Friends” that liberal celebrity elitists are alienating many Americans with their anti-Trump rhetoric heading into November’s midterm elections.

Celebrities like Kyra Sedgewick and Kevin Bacon are stumping for Democrats, urging liberals to vote and volunteer, in order to hold the administration accountable and “be on the right side of history.”

Other Hollywood liberals — like Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee, Kathy Griffin and others — have launched profanity-laced tirades against President Trump in recent months.

Bryan said it’s troubling to see the country so divided and people in the public eye only playing to the left.

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Watch Ellison Accuser: He Grabbed Me and Said ‘B****, Get the F*** Out of My House’

Now that he won the primary and basically has the position sewn up, they can run her interview.

Via Free Beacon:

Keith Ellison’s ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan was interviewed on CBS News Thursday, and she claimed Ellison hurled profane insults and dragged her out of bed after accusing her of not listening.

Ellison has denied the charge, which came to light last week when Monahan’s son posted about the alleged incident on Facebook, and on Tuesday he won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general. When Monahan told her side of the story, she claimed it occurred in 2016 when Ellison told her to take out the trash while she was on her bed listening to a podcast.

“He looked at me and goes, ‘Hey, you (bleep) hear me?’” Monahan said. “He goes ‘Bitch, get the (bleep) out of my house,’ and he started to try to drag me off the bed.”

“That’s when I put my camera on to video him,” she added.

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ESPN Will Not Air National Anthem On ‘Monday Night Football’

If they don’t show it, you wouldn’t know what’s going on. Yeah, that’ll work. Not.

Via Fox News:

ESPN will not show the national anthem during “Monday Night Football” broadcasts this year, the company’s president said on Friday.

Jimmy Pitaro addressed the controvery at ESPN’s annual football media day.

Pitaro was asked by a reporter if he spoke to the NFL about the rule changes and the national anthem and if he would consider “turning the cameras on an athlete that’s kneeling for the anthem.”

“We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don’t think there’s going to be any change this year. Our plan going into this year is to not broadcast the anthem,” Pitaro said.

“Again, there could be changes. It’s somewhat unpredictable what’s going to happen in the world but as of now our plan now is to not broadcast the anthem. We have communicated that back to the NFL. They have not asked but we proactively just as a courtesy and as good partners let them know what our plans are,” he continued.

The network also did not air the national anthem during last season’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts.

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Judge Decides Not To Release Names, Addresses Of Manafort Jurors, So They Wouldn’t Get Death Threats Like He Has

First word that he’s received threats and has protection.

Via Roll Call:

The judge presiding over the trial of former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort will not release the names and addresses of jurors to prevent exposing them to threats similar to what he has received, he said Friday.

Judge T.S. Ellis III said he has received death threats during the proceedings over the last few weeks and has had a U.S. marshals detail following him at all times.

The Washington Post, CNN, Buzzfeed and other media outlets filed a motion requesting that Ellis release jurors’ information and unseal transcripts from certain sidebar conferences during the trial, in which lawyers from both sides met with the judge to hash out technical disputes.

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CNN, NYT, Other Media Ask Judge In Manafort To Publicly Release Names, Addresses Of Jurors

And this can lead to them being intimidated.

Via Daily Caller:

A coalition of news outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post, want the federal judge presiding over the Paul Manafort trial to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors deliberating on the case.

The judge, T.S. Ellis III, agreed to hear arguments about the disclosure during a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday.

“A thirsty press is essential to a free county,” Ellis said in court when addressing the media companies’ motion. He also urged the news outlets, which are being represented by the firm Ballard Spahr, to appeal his decision should he rule against publicizing the jury’s information.

Manafort is accused of evading taxes on income he received from his work on behalf of a Ukrainian political party through 2014, well before he joined the Trump campaign. The jury began deliberating on Thursday.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Banned the Media From Her Latest Town Hall Event

Where’s the media to condemn her suppression of the press?

Via Mediaite:

Democratic New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to ban the media from her latest town hall event with constituents.

Ocasio-Cortez has been conducting a “listening tour” throughout the 14th district to talk with local residents about immigration, healthcare, and various other issues. However, according to the Queens Chronicle, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign refused to allow any TV or newspaper reporters into her last event in Corona, Queens.

Campaign spokesman Corbin Trent said the ban was the campaign’s response to an incident last week where Ocasio-Cortez met with healthcare activist Ady Barkan, and the two of them were “mobbed” by journalists despite it being a non-Q&A event. Trent told the Chronicle that the ban should be temporary and the campaign is still interested in maintaining an open relationship with local media.

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Argument Over Aretha Franklin Leads To Suffolk Shooting, Witnesses Say

Gun violence as the progressives would say.

Via WTKR:

Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning around 10:45 a.m.

Police said the shooting that happened in the 300 block of East Washington Street started with an argument.

News 3’s Rachael Cardin spoke to a witness who said he heard the two people in a local barbershop arguing over whether or not Halle Berry played or would play Aretha Franklin in a movie.

Police said the fight turned physical and then one of the subjects, identified as 44-year-old Michael Jermell Hatton, produced a firearm, shooting the other man at least once outside the shop.

Both men got emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel before being transported to local hospitals for further treatment.

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Video Montage: Dems Not Big Fans Of America…

Courtesy of Free Beacon:

More Than 67,000 Able-Bodied Michiganders Must Now Work To Receive Food Assistance

Setting a standard for an unearned entitlement.

Via NBC 25:

Able-bodied adults in Michigan without dependents will be required to meet federal work requirements that have been waived for more than a decade, according to a news release for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

MDHHS will be sending letters to more than 67,000 people this week informing them of the requirement.

Once they reach the date of their next annual case eligibility redetermination, the able-bodied adults will have three months to meet the work requirements or qualify for an exemption before they will lose food assistance benefits.

New applicants who are determined eligible for food assistance will be subject to work requirement immediately.

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Univision Host: Sessions Can’t Eat Tacos Because He Opposes Illegal Immigration…

Who knew?

Blue Lives Matter Group Turns Down Partnership Offer From Jets

The Jets can turn to the other Lives Matter group.

Via USA Today:

A request to partner with the New York Jets this season was denied by the pro-police group Blue Lives Matter, according to emails shared with The New York Post.

Jets senior manager of premium partnerships Anthony Bulak reached out to Blue Lives Matter founder Joe Imperatrice to pitch him on the proposal, per The Post.

“With the NFL season right around the corner, there is no better time to open up a conversation about how your business/organization can benefit from a partnership with the New York Jets,” Bulak wrote to Imperatrice on Tuesday, according to The Post, which reported that Imperatrice responded within minutes.

“Although I’d love to work with an NFL team right now I feel it is not the right time,” he wrote back. “All over the United States players feel entitled to disrespect our first responders, our military members both past and present and our flag. These players make more money in a season than some people make in a lifetime and their ‘Issues’ are made up, exaggerated, and more times than not false.

“Once again I do appreciate the offer but revenue we have could better be spent on the families of officers killed in the line of duty protecting the ignorance of these individuals rather than contributing to their paycheck.”

Bulak tried to keep the door open and made another push for the proposal.

“I appreciate you sharing your opinion and although I can’t comment too much on it what I will say is the Jets have never had a player protest our anthem,” Bulak responded to the denial, while also attaching a flyer for the team’s First Responders Night. “The Jets have always been supportive of our police, firefighters, EMTs, etc. and will continue to do so.”

Imperatrice, however, relayed another objection.

In March, New York signed running back Isaiah Crowell, who in July 2016 posted – and then deleted – an illustration to his Instagram account of a police officer getting his throat slashed by a figure dressed in black, with the caption: “Mood: They give polices all types of weapons and they continuously choose to kill us…#Weak.”

According to The Post, Imperatrice responded and included an image of the illustration, saying: “If I am correct the JETS may have signed an individual who depicted a Grim Reaper slicing the throat of a police officer.”

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Sorry for the delay (thanks to Louisiana Mom for the heads up).

Pentagon Warns China Training For Strikes On US Targets

Hey, media! Slightly more than Omarosa’s lies.

Via Fox News:

The Pentagon warned in a startling new report that China is likely training for bombing strikes against U.S. targets, while developing its nuclear capabilities.

The revelations come in the Pentagon’s 2018 report to Congress on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” which focuses on developments in 2017.

Overall, the report found that China wants to leverage its economic, diplomatic and strategic strength to “establish regional preeminence and expand the country’s international influence.”

Militarily, the report said the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been developing capabilities in “overwater bomber operating areas” and is “gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against U.S. and allied targets.”

This is part of a broader commitment to strengthening the PLA so it can operate farther away from China.

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Louisiana Denies Citibank, Bank of America $600 Million Over Gun Control Push

Actions have consequences.

Via Daily Wire:

Louisiana officials denied two of America’s largest banks an opportunity to be involved in a project worth hundreds of millions of dollars on Thursday because of their decision to align with left-wing activists and the Democratic party in pushing for gun control.

“The State Bond Commission refused to allow Citigroup and Bank of America to work as underwriters on the interstate highway financing deal,” The Virginia Pilot reported.

The effort, led by two Republicans — Attorney General Jeff Landry and Treasurer John Schroder — came in response to decisions from both banks to enact “policies restricting gun sales and manufacturing by their commercial customers.”

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Chris Steele Told DOJ’s Bruce Ohr He Was ‘Afraid They Would Be Exposed’ With Comey’s Firing

Lock ’em up.

Via Daily Caller:

Dossier author Christopher Steele told Justice Department official Bruce Ohr after James Comey’s firing last year that he was “afraid they will be exposed.”

What exactly Steele was concerned about having exposed after Comey’s May 9, 2017 firing is not made clear in Ohr’s notes, which were reported by Fox News.

The text message is part of a trove of emails, text messages and handwritten notes that the Justice Department has provided to Congress as part of an investigation into the government’s handling of the Steele dossier.

Steele told Ohr in a May 10, 2017 phone call that he was “very concerned abt Comey’s firing — afraid they will be exposed,” according to Fox.

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Kris Paronto Calls Out John Brennan For Making Benghazi Heroes Sign NDAs, Then Lying About It

What exactly did John Brennan and the CIA do?

They gave Kris Paronto and another survivor NDAs to sign at the memorial service for their comrades, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty.

Not only did they do that but then Brennan lied that they did that.

From Weekly Standard:

Two former CIA officials who fought in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, were asked to sign additional nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) more than six months after those attacks. The two officials, who will testify Thursday before a subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were presented the nondisclosure agreements during a memorial service in May at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, honoring Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, two of the CIA-affiliated personnel who died during those attacks.

CIA officials have rejected persistent accusations that the Agency has sought to keep Benghazi survivors from sharing their stories. In a letter obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD earlier this fall, CIA director John Brennan categorically denied claims that the CIA discouraged its operatives or contractors from speaking out about their experiences.

HT: Twitchy