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  • Top IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying

    08/26/2014 7:14:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/26/2014 | Jim McElhatton
    A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client. The disciplinary arm of the D.C. Court of Appeals has recommended that Takisha McGee, a section manager in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, lose her law license over the charge, which stems from a personal injury case she worked about a year before she joined the tax agency. Ms....
  • GOV. JERRY BROWN TO MEXICAN ILLEGALS: 'YOU'RE ALL WELCOME IN CALIFORNIA'

    08/26/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday evening, California Governor Jerry Brown said all Mexicans, including illegal immigrants, are welcome in California. According to the Los Angeles Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He "nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn't matter if they had permission to be in the United States." "You're all welcome in California," Brown reportedly said. Brown has made California a sanctuary state by signing the Trust Act, giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. He has also expanded financial...
  • Ominous Tweet Connects ISIS Threat In Chicago

    08/22/2014 8:53:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/22/2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Is the same radical group that executed a U.S. journalist this week making threats in Chicago? An ominous post on Twitter, purportedly from somebody connected with Islamic State, shows a photo of the Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave. and the White House. The text reads: #AmessagefromISIStoUS We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere. The message seems to imply that Islamic State operatives are in Chicago and other U.S. cities.
  • Wow: Senior intelligence officer says mission to save James Foley failed because of Obama

    08/21/2014 5:29:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 8/21/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (Ret.) is a CIA-trained former senior intelligence officer and he says that the rescue operation for American journalist James Foley wasn’t successful because President Obama “dragged his feet”. "Thursday morning, Shaffer appeared on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ISIS execution of American journalist James Foley earlier this week. He told me and co-host Brian Wilson that the recently revealed rescue attempt led by Special Forces earlier this summer failed because President Obama was slow to give the go-ahead: I’m hearing from my friends in the Pentagon, they are giving him every single option...
  • Wow: Guess WHO is funding the group behind the indictment of Rick Perry…

    08/19/2014 6:03:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 8/18/2014 | David Rufful
    Liberal billionaire George Soros gave $500,000 to Texans for Public Justice, one of the groups behind Rick Perry’s indictment charges. Rick Perry was indicted by a Texas grand jury for vetoing funding for the state’s public integrity unit, unless the lead prosecutor resigned following her drunk driving arrest. Since the news of Perry’s indictment charge broke on Aug. 15, none of the network morning or evening news broadcasts have mentioned the Soros connection, or mentioned Texans for Public Justice at all. Naturally, this piece of information is going completely unreported by the mainstream media. When it comes to funding, liberals...
  • Photographer Deletes Obama Dancing Photo After Going Viral

    08/14/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/14/2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A Martha’s Vineyard photographer quietly deleted photographs of President Obama dancing during a birthday party after they went viral online. Editorial and fine art photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted two photos of the president on her Instagram account from the party that was closed to the press. The photos featured President Obama dancing and one of him offering a birthday toast to Ann Jordan at a party at the Farm Neck Golf Club. The party included about 150 guests, including former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton. The photo of the president dancing was discovered on Instagram early Thursday...
  • Missouri police shooting follows shameless pattern

    08/13/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/13/2014 | John Kass
    Every big-city mayor and police chief in America — including the guys from Chicago — are watching what is happening outside of St. Louis, in the town of Ferguson. Ferguson was once a white suburb. Now it is predominantly black. And it's hurting. A young African-American man, Michael Brown, is dead, shot by police. In the days since there have been anger, rioting, looting and, of course, the politics of race. And the thug behavior of the looters accomplishes something else: It helps lock Americans into various camps from which we're comfortable listing grievances and condemning the behavior of others.
  • BATTLE IN THE STATES: NYT DOCUMENTS IMPENDING GOP TAKEOVER OF STATEHOUSES NATIONWIDE

    08/12/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/12/2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Recess is in full force in Washington, D.C., as national lawmakers vacation around the country, but both political parties are fighting intense political battles on the ground in states nationwide as several statehouses are up for grabs in what’s shaping up to be a landslide pro-GOP election year. “Republicans, who had appeared to hit a high-water mark in control of statehouses in recent years, are seeking to pick off another half-dozen chambers this year, taking advantage of President Obama’s persistent unpopularity, anxiety about the economy, and a history of anemic turnout among Democrats in nonpresidential election years,” the New York...
  • Chaldean Christian leader: ISIS 'Systematically Beheading' Children In Iraq

    08/07/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 8/6/2014 | Eric Chen
    A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the "systematic beheading of children" and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land. In the interview with CNN's Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said that the "world hasn't seen an evil like this for generations." "There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park," he explained. "More...
  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas a 'Legitimate Political Actor'

    08/05/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/5/2014 | JERYL BIER
    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter takes to ForeignPolicy.com to argue that the key to ending the current war in Gaza is "recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor." Writing along with fellow "Elder" Mary Robinson (part of an "international group of elder statesmen"), the former president pins the blame for the current conflict on Israel's refusal to appreciate a "major concession" made by Hamas in April and to recognize the new Palestinian government formed by the Hamas-Fatah "reconciliation": This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among...
  • Jon Voight to ‘Ignorant’ Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz on Israel....

    08/02/2014 7:20:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    IJReview ^ | 8/2/2014 | Mike Miller
    Actor Jon Voight is a conservative. That, in and of itself, is a rarity in Hollywood. But Voight is also an outspoken supporter of Israel. As a result, after fellow-actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz denounced Israeli “genocide” in an open letter last week, Voight couldn’t help but respond. Here are excerpts, via The Hollywood Reporter: I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused. They are obviously ignorant of the whole story of Israel’s birth, when in 1948 the Jewish people...
  • Trey Gowdy’s brilliant questioning makes absolute fool of law professor in IRS hearing

    08/01/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/1/2014 | Tom Tillison
    At his best Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made short work of a Democrat-friendly law professor testifying before Congress, even offering him some “free litigation advice.” The former prosecutor turned congressman was surgical in his questioning of Professor Charles Tiefer, who was brought before the House Judiciary Committee as an expert witness by Democrats — Tiefer has a history of being of service to the Democratic Party, according to The Blaze. “Professor Tiefer, would you seat a juror who referred to your client as an obscene body part?” Gowdy asked in his opening question.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'A lot of people die out here' and 'all this blood...is on Obama's hands'...

    08/01/2014 10:24:52 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8/1/2014 | David Martosko
    Dead bodies of illegal immigrants are turning up in south Texas as Central Americans pour across the U.S.-Mexico border, and a veterinarian who ranches cattle 70 miles from ground zero has the photos to prove it. Dr. Mike 'Doc' Vickers of Brooks County, Texas showed some of the grisly images to MailOnline, all of them far too grotesque to publish unedited. One picture shows a corpse propped up against a tree near his ranch in Brooks County, his eyes missing and dried blood cascading down his shirtless body. 'This guy, obviously, had to lay down up against that tree, and...
  • How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

    07/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7/24/2014 | Ron Fournier
    Paul Farhi of The Washington Post writes today about a trend at the White House—and throughout journalism—that threatens the quality and credibility of news-gathering: Public-relations "minders" are injecting themselves into our interviews with politicians, CEOs, and other policymakers. Minder madness joins the surge of "background briefings" and the decline of access to decision-makers as evidence that the White House—and other big instititutions—are manipulating the press. It's that, but it's also something worse: It's evidence that journalists are ceding control when they should be seizing it, accepting canned news rather than breaking it. Farhi writes, "Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between...
  • Bill’s secret mistress, the ‘Energizer’

    07/21/2014 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    New York Post Page Six ^ | 7/21/2014 | Richard Johnson
    Bill Clinton reportedly has a buxom blond mistress who visits so often when Hillary Clinton isn’t home in Chappaqua that the former president’s Secret Service detail have given her an unofficial code name: Energizer. This is according to Ronald Kessler in “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” due Aug. 5 from Crown Forum. Kessler is no stranger to the controversies surrounding the Secret Service. He broke the story that Secret Service agents protecting President Obama in Cartagena, Colombia, hired prostitutes, and put the president in jeopardy.
  • With liberals pining for a Clinton challenger, ambitious Democrats get in position (Jerry Brown)

    07/20/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    DETROIT — On the night before her Friday keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists here, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner. But the former law professor has become a liberal superstar, and when a few admirers spotted her walking to the corner of the dining room, they cheered loudly. A moment later, more joined in the applause. Then one urged her, “Run for president!” The next morning at Netroots Nation, where Warren (D-Mass.) gave a fiery sermon for economic populism — “The game is rigged, and it isn’t right!” —...
  • Leaked Data Shows 10-Fold Increase In Obama’s Asylum Approvals

    07/14/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/14/2014 | Neil Munro
    The number of foreigners who successfully filed asylum claims in the United States almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, up to 30,393. That’s 10 times the number from 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, and it is evidence his immigration officials are approving most of the asylum requests from the growing wave of Central American migrants. If you came illegally to the U.S. seeking asylum in 2013, you had better than a four-in-five chance of successfully filing an asylum claim. That’s up from a three-in-five chance in 2008. The migrants include mothers with children, and youths who have been...
  • Earnest defends notion of 'most transparent administration' in US history

    07/14/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/2014
    The White House on Sunday stood by President Obama's position that he continues to be the most transparent president in U.S. history, despite widespread complaints from journalists and other Americans about a lack of information or apparent misinformation. “I have a responsibility in this job to try to help the president live up to his commitment to be the most transparent president in history,” new White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” Earnest said he “absolutely, absolutely” sticks by Obama’s line about having the most transparent administration, after continued criticism about apparent attempts to not make...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • Bloggers, Surveillance and Obama’s Orwellian State

    07/11/2014 11:31:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Time.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Justin Lynch
    Advancements in technology have fueled this White House's obsession with controlling the message. Jay Carney is free. But not loose – at least so far. After resigning as the press secretary for President Obama on June 20, Carney gave insight into the Obama administration’s handling of classified documents, and responded to criticism that this administration has been the most Orwellian in recent history. “I know — because I covered them — that this was said of Clinton and Bush, and it will probably be said of the next White House,” said Carney in a recent New York Times Magazine interview....
  • Sending pink slips to a war zone

    07/10/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/9/2014 | Jonathan Hendershott
    In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers — many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan — will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed. Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and women who know best how to fight this enemy because they have experienced multiple deployments — were told they’ll be retired from the Army. The overall news is not unexpected. The Army has ended its major operations in Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan. Budget cuts are...
  • Another Lois Lerner email was just uncovered, and it’s a BOMBSHELL

    07/09/2014 1:58:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    6 days before tax day liberal Christmas in 2013 Lois Lerner was emailing with one of her fellow cronies and warning them to be careful, “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails”.
  • 10 striking revelations from Ed Klein’s new book ‘Blood Feud’

    07/07/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/25/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Ed Klein’s new book, “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas” has been making waves for its many salacious details — for example Klein’s assertion that there is a deep rift between Michelle Obama and the president such that they slept in separate bedrooms at Martha’s Vineyard (and continue to do so in the White House). However, the broader purpose of the book is to show that there is a heated battle going on — dating back to the brutal primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election cycle — that continues to manifest itself...
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world

    07/03/2014 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures — an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • 85 percent of ObamaCare ‘inconsistencies’ can’t be fixed

    07/02/2014 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/2/2014 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Federal officials can’t resolve 85 percent of 2.9 million “inconsistencies” on applications for ObamaCare even after nine months of trying, according to new data provided by the administration. Most of the problems involve certifying citizenship and income, key components of the national health plan. But some of the problems are downright nutty. One unidentified state-run marketplace cited situations in which infants and young children were “erroneously identified as incarcerated, according to federal data,” the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department revealed Tuesday. Just 425,000 problematic applications have been resolved out of 2.9 million that states...
  • This picture frame in Valerie Jarrett’s office is almost unbelievable, sadly, it’s real

    07/01/2014 2:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 7/1/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    NBC’s camera crew got an inside look at Obama’s most trusted adviser, Valerie Jarrett, and they found something hilarious. It turns out Valerie and Obama have a lot in common, they are both in love with themselves. This picture frame in her office has figurines bowing down to her…
  • What Is (and Isn't) at Stake for Obamacare in the Hobby Lobby Case

    06/28/2014 8:46:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    the National Journal.com ^ | 6/24/2014 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court won't strike down Obamacare's contraception mandate, but a ruling for the law's challengers could still render the policy toothless for millions of women. The justices are set to rule any day now in a challenge to the birth-control mandate, and any decision against the policy would have ripple effects far beyond the two companies that filed this lawsuit. Just how far, however, depends on how broadly the Court rules—and it has plenty of options. No matter what happens, the Court won't strike down the entire mandate. The two companies that brought their challenge to the Supreme Court—Hobby...
  • Kim Jong Un Swears ‘Merciless’ Retaliation if New Seth Rogen Film Released

    06/27/2014 7:23:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Time.com ^ | 6/25/2014 | Sam Frizell
    North Korea's leader isn't pleased with the latest film from funnymen Seth Rogen and James Franco, in which the pair play assassins pretending to be TV newscasters in order to kill the North Korean president. A Kim spokesman called it an 'act of war' The government of North Korea is not pleased with Seth Rogen’s upcoming film The Interview, calling it a “wanton act of terror.” The movie—slated for release later this year—stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, who attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after landing an interview with despot. The North Korean government has promised...
  • Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War (Major Barf Alert)

    06/18/2014 7:34:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Juan Cole.com ^ | 6/18/2014 | Jim Wright
    Tragically, all we’ve fought for in Iraq, all that 4,500 American lives were shed to gain, is on the cusp, potentially, of vanishing. - Mitt Romney, “Ideas Summit,” 6/13/2014 All we fought for in Iraq. All we fought for in Iraq is on the cusp of vanishing. That’s what Mitt Romney says. We fought for. We fought for. We. Oh, so it’s we now, is it, Mitt? We. I must have missed you over there, but it was a busy place. We. The guy who helped set up “pro-draft” rallies and yet somehow managed to avoid service in Vietnam is...
  • Kathleen Willey blasts Hillary's 'dead broke' claim

    06/14/2014 9:45:26 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    WND.com ^ | 6/13/2014 | BOB UNRUH
    Kathleen Willey, a Democrat activist who with her husband, Ed, founded Virginians for Clinton and helped send Bill and Hillary to the White House in 1992, is blasting Hillary Clinton’s recent claim that she and the president left the White House in 2000 dead broke. “For her to say dead broke. … I can tell you what it is to be dead broke and owing money,” she told WND in an interview. Hillary Clinton, who has walked back her claim, told ABC’s Diane Sawyer she and her husband “came out of the White House not only dead broke but in...
  • These Amazon reviews for Hillary Clinton’s new book are HILARIOUS

    06/12/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Young Conservatives.com ^ | 6/12/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    Here are some of the funniest reviews for Hillary’s new book on Amazon. As of right now, the 1 star reviews have a commanding lead. Sickening: I became violently ill before finishing the first chapter and had to burn it in a bio-hazard incinerator. Dangerous stuff. Boring: The directions on shampoo were more interesting than this. I feel like the Clintons owe me 4 hours of my life back. Toilet Paper: Totally unequivocally pure unadulterated stinky no good terrible crap. I would not recommend using this as toilet paper, maybe kindling, do not waste your money.
  • Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure for California

    06/12/2014 10:52:43 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/10/2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    LOS ANGELES — A California judge ruled Tuesday that teacher tenure laws deprived students of their right to an education under the State Constitution and violated their civil rights. The decision hands teachers’ unions a major defeat in a landmark case, one that could radically alter how California teachers are hired and fired and prompt challenges to tenure laws in other states. “Substantial evidence presented makes it clear to this court that the challenged statutes disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students,” Judge Rolf M. Treu of Los Angeles Superior Court wrote in the ruling. “The evidence is compelling. Indeed, it...
  • Colorado baker who won't make gay wedding cakes ordered to sensitivity training

    06/08/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 81 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    "They are turning people of faith into religious refugees." Colorado bakery owner Jack Phillips never sought out a gay person to discrminate against, nor to harm in any way. He has no desire to do so. But because he serves Jesus Christ above all else, Phillips was not about to be forced into participation in celebrating the "marriage" of two gay men. So when they entered his store to place an order for a wedding cake, he simply told them they would have to find a different bakery. We've told you this story before, and it's now reached exactly the...
  • California Liberals Pass Bill to Regulate Sex....(Control Freaks)

    06/06/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/6/2014 | Kevin Boyd
    bill that has just passed the California State Senate could effectively make criminals out of many people- just for having sex. The bill, SB 967, would require “affirmative consent” before college-age couples can have sex. This would essentially outlaw sex that is had “while in the heat of passion”. From Breitbart News: SB 967, amended last week by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would mandate that college students obtain “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.” ……….. “Obviously, there is a problem,” he said in the report. “SB 967...
  • Obama is less competent than George Bush, say a plurality of Americans

    06/05/2014 7:51:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Week.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Jon Terbush
    With President Obama's approval rating still deep underwater, a new survey from Fox News finds that Americans generally think George W. Bush ran a more "competent" administration. In the survey, a 48 percent plurality said Bush's White House was more competent, while 42 percent picked Obama's. At the same time, fully two-thirds of Americans said Bill Clinton's administration was more competent than Obama's, versus only 18 percent who liked Obama's better. - - Jon Terbush
  • White House Backpedals After Claiming Bergdahl ‘Served With Honor And Distinction’

    06/04/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/3/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken struggled to cover for his boss Susan Rice on Tuesday, backtracking from her contention that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” in the face of tough questions from NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell confronted Blinken over Rice’s Sunday claim that Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction” — an assertion almost immediately disproven by scores of Bergdahl’s comrades and official Pentagon reports, which show the soldier abandoned his post and may have been seeking to join the Taliban. “Why did Susan Rice say he served with honor and distinction?” she asked. “It...
  • The Results of a Seattle Suburb’s Minimum Wage Hike Deserve a Big Fat ‘We Told You So’

    06/03/2014 6:17:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/3/2014 | Michael Hausam
    At the start of the year, the Seattle suburb of SeaTac raised the area’s minimum wage to $15, and the consequences are now starting to be felt. And it’s not just the unions who championed the effort, or those who still have jobs, that are feeling them. Over the last few months, a few things have happened: Managers have taken more responsibilities on themselves, instead of hiring more workers. Businesses have laid off workers, or eliminated their plans to hire more. Area parking now comes with an added “living-wage surcharge.” Hotels have cut employee benefits, free food, and overtime. Shocking:...
  • 'He left us. He willingly and premeditatedly deserted' Bergdahl's platoon-mates....

    06/02/2014 9:07:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6/2/2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Two former comrades of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have confirmed to MailOnline that their former platoon-mate walked away from his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 with the intention of reneging on his military oath. 'I'm positive that he's a deserter, and that it was all premeditated,' said Gerald Sutton, a 31-year-old Michigan college student who left the military in September 2012 and said he was 'a good friend' of Bergdahl when they were deployed to the Middle East. A Pentagon investigation established in 2010 that on that Tuesday, Bergdahl abandoned his platoon in a war zone near...
  • American Soldier Who Served With Freed POW Casts Doubt on Official Story...

    06/01/2014 6:05:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/1/2014 | Soopermexican
    Early Saturday it was announced by the administration that the only American prisoner of war in Afghanistan was released in exchange for 5 Guantanamo Bay terrorists being set free to Qatar. [Explicit language below.] The circumstances of the capture of Bowe Bergdahl had been in question long before his release – supposedly he had wandered off and captured by the Taliban. But a soldier on Twitter is claiming that the official story is untrue, and has posted his version of the events that led to Bowe’s capture as I originally posted on my blog. Towards the end of his story,...
  • Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross....

    05/29/2014 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 5/28/2014 | Andria Borba
    CAMP MEEKER (CBS SF) — A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments. Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker knew the news was bad when an MRI found 20 tumors in his brain. Two days later, a C-T scan at Sutter medical center in Santa Rosa brought another devastating blow, discovering a large tumor in his lungs, and more in his liver and bones. Doctors told Jeffrey he would need to be hospitalized immediately. “My husband was having a lot...
  • Farage hails UKIP triumph as Labour and the Tories are humiliated

    05/25/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/2014 | MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
    Nigel Farage tonight claimed victory in the European elections, becoming the first 'insurgent party' to top a national vote. With results still being declared, Mr Farage broke cover to predict he will humiliate the Westminster parties, pushing Labour and the Tories into second and third. Support for Ukip has surged by more than 12 per cent, outstripping a more modest boost in votes for Labour, while the Lib Dems faced near-wipeout, with some calling for Nick Clegg to resign. Mr Farage said: 'Ukip is going to win this election and yes that will be an earthquake because never before in...
  • Alarmist Paul Ehrlich Predicts Need to ‘Eat the Bodies of Your Dead’

    05/22/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/22/2014 | Sean Long
    The zombie apocalypse is nigh! The zombie apocalypse is nigh! Well, no it isn’t. In fact, it’s probably as likely to occur as the rest of Paul Ehrlich’s predictions. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book “The Population Bomb,” doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21. Ehrlich warned host Josh Zepps that the dangers of overpopulation are growing, blaming Republicans and the media for failing to take action. While hawking a new book called “Hope On Earth,” Ehrlich’s co-author Michael Tobias praised Ehrlich’s older, outrageously wrong predictions and...
  • 'Rooftop pastor' endorses Oberweis for Senate

    05/22/2014 11:10:29 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/22/2014 | Mitch Smith
    A South Side pastor who is highly visible in Chicago’s black community endorsed Republican candidate Jim Oberweis on Thursday in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. The Rev. Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago, said some Democrats had taken the African-American vote for granted and that black voters shouldn’t rule out candidates simply because of their party affiliation. Brooks, who is known as the “rooftop pastor” because he once slept for three months atop a shuttered motel to protest violence, cited Oberweis’ views on education and job creation as well the state senator’s visits to...
  • Dem Congressman: ‘We’ve Proved That Communism Works’

    05/21/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/21/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia — fresh off being caught eating his own earwax on camera — was caught red-handed (or is it yellow-fingered?) in another gaffe this week, claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigration workers is proof that “Communism works.” Garcia made the comment during a Google hangout he convened last week to talk about comprehensive immigration reform with supporters. The Democrat attempted to point out how, for all their talk about limited government, many Republicans are fine spending loads of government money on border security. “Let me give you an example,...
  • Hollywood celebrities caught on hidden camera accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil interests"

    05/21/2014 5:57:57 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/20/2014
    CANNES -- In a blockbuster new video, Project Veritas has exposed the truth about the dark funding behind Hollywood's anti-fracking messaging machine. New York Times Bestselling Author and Project Veritas founder and president James O'Keefe debuted the latest investigation at a "premiere" in Cannes, France on Wednesday. In the investigation, an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posed as a member of a Middle Eastern oil dynasty and offered $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. In video from a meeting with Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh Tickell, a Project Veritas investigator disguised as...
  • Jerry Brown: ‘LAX Must Be Moved Due to Rising Seas From Global Warming’

    05/17/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    IJreview ^ | 5/16/2014 | Michael Hausam
    California Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget earlier this week and had some strong warnings about future cost impacts due to the effects of global warming. According to some scientists, over the next couple of hundred years, sea levels could rise up to four feet and that will affect the airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the nuclear plant in San Onofre.
  • NPR Admits Opposition To Obama May Not Be Due To Racism But Because He’s Terrible

    05/16/2014 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | 5/13/2014 | Brian Anderson
    We’ve been told over and over that opposing President Obama’s socialist anti-American agenda is due to deep-seated racism and not any conservative values one might hold. Now, the National Public Radio (NPR), of all media outlets, has posted a piece on their blog saying that there might be something more to disliking Obama than just racism. I know, I’m shocked too. This refreshing revelation from a decidedly left-leaning news source starts out with a great premise: There’s no question we’re living in a time of divisive politics, when roughly half the country is likely to hate the president, no matter...
  • Exclusive: (NY)Times Internal Report Painted Dire Digital Picture...

    05/15/2014 9:58:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Myles Tanzer
    “Our journalism advantage is shrinking,” a committee led by the publisher’s son warned. A call to get rid of the metaphor of “Church and State.” A 96-page internal New York Times report, sent to top executives last month by a committee led by the publisher’s son and obtained by BuzzFeed, paints a dark picture of a newsroom struggling more dramatically than is immediately visible to adjust to the digital world, a newsroom that is hampered primarily by its own storied culture. The Times report was finalized March 24 by a committee of digitally oriented staffers led by reporter A.G. Sulzberger....
  • Jill Abramson ousted from New York Times

    05/14/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper on Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO. Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor, effective immediately. The news of her departure was met with shock throughout the newsroom. Senior editors were unexpectedly summoned to a 2 p.m. leadership meeting at the Times headquarters in New York. The news was then announced in a staff-wide meeting by publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. In his announcement, Sulzberger said Abramson’s departure was related to “an issue with management in the newsroom,” and had nothing to do...
  • Italian Girls Fined $3,500 each for Wearing Swimsuits Near Muslims on Italian Beach

    05/12/2014 5:34:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Jews News ^ | 5/12/2014 | Rick Wells
    A justice of the peace in Messina, Italy has fined three girls an amount of approximately $3,500 each for wearing what is considered common beach wear in Italy, based upon the supposed offense to the sensitivities it created for some Saudi Arabian tourists who were also at the private resort of Taormina. It has become common place for Muslims to make demands upon others to adhere to their standards, so it should not come as too great of a surprise that they filed their complaint. What is surprising is that the Italian court concurred and fined their citizens for engaging...