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  • Trust Is Key Issue in Florida Governor's Race

    09/21/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Real Clear Potilics ^ | September | Salena Zito
    <p>Through decades in public office, Crist has shown little interest in serious policy, Brauer said. “Instead, he has been a serial campaigner his whole career, doing and saying whatever he needs to win the next election or the next office and relying on his gregariousness and good looks for his success with the public and the media.”</p>
  • British backpackers murdered in Thailand named

    09/15/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 15,2014 | By Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent
    A manhunt is under way on a Thai holiday island after two British backpackers were hacked to death. Hannah Witheridge, 23, a university graduate from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and David Miller, 24, from Jersey, were attacked with a garden hoe after a late night party on Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. Miss Witheridge, who was travelling with three female friends, had been on the island for only three days. She met Mr Miller, who was travelling with two male companions, hours before they were murdered. Their semi-naked bodies were found on the blood soaked sand at Sairee beach,...
  • barkley: 'every black parent in the south' would be in jail for disciplining kids

    09/14/2014 5:46:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 14, 2014
    Barkley told CBS’s Jim Rome that if tough standards were applied, that would lead to a lot of black parents potentially being in jail. ROME: It doesn't matter where you're from, right is right, and wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter where you're from – BARKLEY: I don't believe that because listen we spank kids in the South. I think the question about did Adrian Peterson go overboard. But listen Jim we all grew up in different environments. Listen, every black parent in my neighborhood in the South would be in trouble or in jail under those circumstances. BARKLEY: Oh...
  • No Comment Yet on Why Obama Held Meeting on 9/11 With Terrorist-Supporting Cleric

    09/12/2014 10:14:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    ijreview ^ | September 13, 2014 | Victoria Taft
    President Obama held an Oval Office meeting with Middle Eastern-based Arab Christians on 9/11, one member of whom is a loud and proud supporter of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The day before, members of the same group, holding a conference under the name In Defense of Christians, booed and shouted down keynote speaker Senator Ted Cruz ”It’s surprising White House staffers allowed Maronite Patriarch Bashara Rai to meet with the President in the first place. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah supporting cleric isn’t shy about his views. “Everyone says why is Hezbollah carrying arms?” said Rai...
  • School bans 'offensive' Chick-fil-A sandwiches

    09/12/2014 6:26:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 12, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Let’s back up for a minute and explain how this unfortunate act of poultry bigotry came about. The local Chick-fil-A franchise has a storied history of supporting the school district – to the tune of thousands of dollars – and owner Robert Shaffer had generously offered to give the booster club 200 meals for a “back-to-school” event on Wednesday at which they expected to raise $1,600 for the football team, “That would have gone toward the football program, everything from uniforms to food for the boys,” booster club president Dan Swim told the Star. “We don’t charge money for the...
  • Obama Rejected "Best Military Advice"

    09/12/2014 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | Sept 12,2014 | Dustin Walker
    As he laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, President Obama rejected the “best military advice” of his top military commander in the Middle East. Quoting two U.S. military officials, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), said “that his best military advice was to send a modest contingent of American troops, principally Special Operations forces, to advise and assist Iraqi army units in fighting the militants.” Austin’s recommendation was taken to the White House by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...
  • Teenage girl jihadists inspire first copycats as two more Austrian children try to run away to

    09/10/2014 8:12:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Mail Online ^ | September 10, 2014 | By COREY CHARLTON
    Police fear two young girls who fled Austria are inspiring other teenagers to join Islamic State ranks after they successfully fled the country saying they were going to Syria. Samra Kesinovic was aged just 16 and her friend Sabina Selimovic 15 when the two vanished this year from their homes in the Austrian capital Vienna. Soon afterwards they posted images of themselves branding Kalashnikov rifles, and in some cases surrounded by armed men. Now police have raised concerns they are inspiring their contemporaries after two other teenage girls were caught attempting to flee the country to join ISIS ranks. Austrian...
  • Fireworks: McCain vs. Carney on Iraq: "It's Not A Matter Of Disagreement; It's A Matter Of Facts"

    09/10/2014 7:50:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 10, 2014
    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and newly minted CNN contributor and former Obama press secretary Jay Carney spar over the Iraq war and if the current situation in Iraq and Syria could have been avoided. SEN. JOHN McCAIN: I think it was a very weak argument. And by the way, I'm astounded that Mr. Carney should say that the Free Syrian Army is now stronger. In fact, they have been -- JAY CARNEY: Well, that's not that I said, Senator. If I could, sir, what I said is, if we know a great deal more now about the makeup of the...
  • Little boy gives unknown girl foul ball during Red Sox game

    09/10/2014 6:57:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    RTV6 ^ | September 8,2014 | Anica Padilla
    One fan in the stands of the Boston Red Sox game Thursday had more on his mind than just the love of the game. Apparently, the 12-year-old boy was also thinking about the little girl sitting behind him at Fenway Park. When an official handed Ryan a foul ball, he immediately turned around and handed it to a young girl behind him. Her mother's jaw dropped and she thanked Ryan for the unexpected act of kindness. She wasn't the only one impressed by his decision. Ryan sat back down with a big smile on his face and his mother patted...
  • NYT Baghdad bureau chief: The White House lied for years about what bad shape Iraq was in

    09/10/2014 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 10, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT Via Ace, something to keep in mind tonight while The One is doing his johnny-on-the-spot shtick about fighting jihadism in Iraq. “Lie” is my word, not Tim Arango’s, but read his comment and tell me what’s more likely. That the vast American intelligence community was “ignorant” of how bad things were in a country where we’d spent eight years developing assets? Or that the White House had every reason to know how dangerous Iraq was becoming but chose to suppress that information because the truth was problematic? “We used to restrain Maliki all the time,” Lieutenant General Michael Barbero,...
  • Does Donald Trump think he just made Obama an offer he can’t refuse?

    09/10/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 10, 2014
    Donald J. Trump If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!
  • MRC Study: TV Buries the Bad News on Obama’s Collapsing Polls

    09/10/2014 11:11:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | September 8, 2014 | Rich Noyes
    It’s no secret that television news has long been addicted to public opinion polls; decades ago, all three broadcast networks decided to partner with an influential newspaper (ABC News with the Washington Post; CBS News with the New York Times; and NBC News with the Wall Street Journal) to sponsor their own regular surveys for use in their political coverage. That’s why it’s so extraordinary that polling news has practically vanished from the Big Three evening newscasts in 2014 as President Obama’s approval ratings have tumbled and the public opposes defining administration policies like ObamaCare. Just last Thursday, for example,...
  • Jay Carney joins CNN

    09/10/2014 7:39:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | September 10, 2014 | HADAS GOLD
    Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will join CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. He will start Wednesday night as President Barack Obama makes a prime-time statement about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Sam Feist, CNN's Washington bureau chief said in a statement. "Jay's unique experience as both a journalist and a White House press secretary make him an invaluable voice for the network as we cover the final two years of the Obama Administration and look ahead to the coming campaigns," Feist said. "We're fortunate to have Jay on our air tonight...
  • Children of the Caliphate: Junior jihadis play with severed heads and enjoy crucifixions

    09/08/2014 5:44:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Irish Mirror ^ | September 5, 2014 | Steve Robson
    Horrific: Sickening pictures of children surrounded by violence in the Islamic State continue to emerge Parading severed heads in front of pals like a new toy, this is the life of children growing up in the Islamic State. Sickening images have emerged of boys no more than 10-year-old revelling in the bloodbath which has engulfed the region. Another picture shows a youngster holding a Kalashnikov and posing beside the body of a crucified rebel soldier. The horrific scenes emerged after pictures of a baby surrounded by guns and grenades was posted online yesterday by ISIS. Muslim leaders will use sermons...
  • School employee on snack rules: ‘You cannot buy a Tic Tac in a Nebraska school, I checked’

    09/08/2014 5:36:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    EAG ^ | September 8, 2014 | VICTOR SKINNER
    That means a lot of popular snacks are now off the table, including donuts, brownies, potato chips, full flavor pop, candy bars, and most other foods teenagers prefer. Even salt shakers and packets are now illegal. At Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska, students who don’t have a regular lunch period often eat from the school’s café, which serves a la carte lunch food. Café manager Jackie Cambridge told KETV finding foods that fit the federal snack rules has “been just about impossible.” Zipay told the news site lunch cooks have had the same problem, and can’t even serve a...
  • These 5 Facts Debunk U.S. Jobs Recovery Myth

    09/06/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    IBD ^ | Sept. 5,2014 | Editorial
    • For all recoveries since World War II, cumulative job growth has averaged 12.5% (see chart). This time, job growth is just 6.2%, the worst on record. Based on this, we would need 8.19 million more jobs just to reach "average." That's not a real job recovery at all. • The labor force shrank 64,000 in the most recent month, pushing the participation rate to 62.8%. The last time it was that low, Jimmy Carter was president. • A new report says 1-in-3 workers today is a "freelance" — that means 53 million workers without a regular job to go...
  • Obamacare Claims Its Latest Victim: The August Jobs Report

    09/05/2014 6:30:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Ijreview ^ | Sept 25,2014 | Kevin Bold
    On CNBC, as host and financial analyst Jim Cramer was talking about the disastrous August jobs report, and he said that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, could be partially responsible. Cramer opines that companies with between 30 to 50 employees are waiting to see if they’re willing to expand to 50 and beyond, which would make them responsible for providing health insurance to all employees, or if they’re going to be able to grow their businesses with their current workforce. Democrats, such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, claim that Obamacare will create hundreds of thousands to millions of...
  • Obamacare is about to decide the midterms - again

    09/05/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 25,2014 | Joseph Curl
    Here are some numbers, straight from my own checkbook register. In October 2011, before the start of Obamacare, I was paying $386 a month. Yes, fairly reasonable, but less so when you factor in my $10,000 deductible (and two teenage children who keep falling off things). The following October, the premiums rose 23 percent to $474. In October 2013, my monthly rate rose again, nearly 32 percent, to $623. Same exact coverage, just more money. Then, this year, come Sept. 30, my new premiums will be $1,097. That’s a 76 percent increase from the previous year, and, all told, my...
  • ‘Look At Meee!’ Obama Again Makes Himself Easy To Spot In A Group Photo

    09/05/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 5, 2014 | Twitchy
    The President again makes himself easy to find in a group photo.

    09/05/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 5, 2014 | OLIVER LANE
    The man believed to have 'decapitated' 82-year-old Palmira Silva in a suburban garden in North London has been informally identified by locals as a 25-year old recent 'Muslim convert', with one neighbor saying: "He was a black man young about 25 to 30 wearing all black, black t-shirt and jeans, about 5'10" and looked like he went to the gym". A police commander speaking at a press conference yesterday said: "based on what we know, we do not believe this was a terror related incident", however new details have emerged from locals who lived by, and knew, the victim and...
  • NRA ad campaign goes beyond gun rights, reaches out to concerned citizens

    09/04/2014 6:37:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2014 | Killy Riddell
    The National Rifle Association has unleashed a multimillion-dollar TV advertising campaign that its longtime leader says is aimed at messaging beyond gun rights and reaching middle-class mothers, minorities and other Americans “who believe our country is off the rails.” The gun lobby’s campaign, launched in the last 10 days, uncharacteristically delves into issues far beyond the Second Amendment to explore the IRS scandal, media elitism and security vulnerabilities, with a call to return “good guys” to power. “This campaign is a gathering of shared values that gives a sense of right and wrong,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told...
  • Chuck Hagel tries to clean up Obama’s comments about making ISIS ‘manageable’

    09/03/2014 2:57:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | POSTED AT 5:41 PM ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Hagel suggested that America should focus on Obama’s prepared remarks and ignore the president’s extemporaneous musings on America’s objectives and capabilities. Obama was “pretty clear,” Hagel insisted. America’s goal is to “degrade and destroy the capability of ISIL to come after U.S. interests all over the world and our allies.” “However way he addressed that later in the news conference, I wasn’t aware of that,” the secretary added, if you can believe it. “That’s the end game? Degrade and destroy, not contain?” Sciutto asked. “No, it’s not contain,” Hagel replied. “It’s exactly what the president said: ‘Degrade and destroy.’” But...

    09/03/2014 10:04:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 3, 2014 | SCOTT JOHNSON IN RONALDUS MAGNUS In his “Extremism and moderation” essay on the 1964 Goldwater campaign, Steve Hayward refers to its unforeseen impact on the rise of Ronald Reagan as a result of Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech “in the closing hours of the doomed campaign.” Like Goldwater’s Conscience of a Conservative, for whose continuing relevance Steve argues in the essay, “A Time for Choosing” also remains relevant. See, for example, the excerpt in the inspirational video below. The video makes a good supplement to Steve’s essay.
  • Judge Sets Hearings for Illegal Alien Minors--4 Years From Now

    09/03/2014 8:18:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    CNS ^ | September 3, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Seventeen-year-old Cristian stepped through the swinging wooden door separating the crowded waiting area from the judge’s bench, straightening his slightly-too-big dress shirt as he slid behind the defendant's desk. As his lawyer took the seat beside him, Cristian slipped on the court-provided headphones so he could hear the Spanish-speaking translator as his lawyer began to speak. After a few pleasantries, Cristian’s lawyer told Immigration Judge John M. Bryant that his client conceded to the charge of being an undocumented alien in the United States and was subject to potential removal. Cristian wanted to plead for asylum for “protection from torture,”...
  • Breaking: Battleground poll shows GOP +4 on Congressional ballot, wide intensity gap

    09/03/2014 6:32:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Brand new numbers from a fresh Politico/GWU nationwide survey — all of which are among likely voters, with a partisan sample of 41/40/17 (D/R/I): (1) Republicans hold a four-point lead (43/39) on the generic Congressional ballot, a measure that traditionally favors Democrats. Including leaners, the margin is unchanged (46/42). Republicans have a strong edge on this question among independent (+15) and middle class voters (+11). And then there’s this, with all the obvious caveats about the reliability of small sub-samples firmly in place: “In states with a competitive US Senate race, Republicans hold a sixteen point advantage (52%-36%) on this...
  • Obama to send approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq

    09/02/2014 5:50:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 2,2014
    <p>President Obama announced Tuesday he is sending approximately 350 additional military personnel to Iraq to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and workers in Baghdad.</p> <p>The White House said in a press release that the personnel will not serve a combat role, and are fulfilling a request from the State Department for more protection as the country fights an insurgency from the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The White House said the additional personnel will be able to provide a “more robust, sustainable security force” and will allow previously deployed personnel to leave the country.</p>
  • Source: Obama given detailed intelligence about rise of ISIS for a year

    09/02/2014 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 2, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News. The official -- who asked not to be identified because the President's Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president -- said the data was strong and "granular" in detail. The source said a policymaker "could not come away with any other impression: This is getting...
  • Labor Day Is Just A Celebration Of Government Workers

    09/01/2014 1:35:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | August 29, 2014 | RICK MANNING
    Today's Big Labor supports politicians who are committed to destroying unionized mining jobs through the EPA, scoff at the value of more than 10,000 union jobs created by building the Keystone XL pipeline, and actively push for amnesty for illegal aliens who can only drive down the cost of labor, hurting wages. The days of a Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters Union endorsing Richard Nixon seem far away. Labor leaders are more interested today in creating the low-hanging fruit of public employee union jobs, rather than confronting far- left politicians who are killing private-sector unions through their policies. While the United Mine...
  • uk special forces move into london as govt fears 'mumbai-style' terrorist spectacular

    09/01/2014 1:25:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 1, 2014 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    London could be the scene of a Mumbai-style terrorist "spectacular" if Islamist jihadists get their way, British security chiefs have warned. There is growing concern that a list of "soft" targets is being drawn up, and that weapons and explosives have already been smuggled into the country. The Sun is reporting that the SAS has moved part of its anti-terror team to a forward base near London, amid concerns that a prolonged attack may be staged in that city. MI5 also referred to the Mumbai atrocity of 2008 as a comparison, in which coordinated bombings and shootings took place over...
  • Arm Ukraine or Surrender

    09/01/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 143 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 31, 2014 | BEN JUDAH
    Russia would have triumphed over the world order imposed by the West after the Soviet Union lost the Cold War. This would mean the destruction of American geopolitical deterrence. America’s enemies, from China to Iran, would see this as an invitation to establish their own spheres of influence amid the wreckage. Russia would not stop there. Mr. Putin wants to undermine NATO, and the smell of weakness would tempt him further. It would be merely a matter of time before Moscow exploited the Russians in the Baltic States to manufacture new “frozen conflicts.” Poland would feel compelled to act as...
  • The Islamic State in Iraq Is Altering US Plans for Withdrawal From Afghanistan

    09/01/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    VICE NEWS ^ | August 31, 2014 | Gary Owen
    It's not that Dempsey is unaware of the challenges facing Afghanistan. It's that the General, along with President Barack Obama, thought that the US would by now not only have an agreement with the Afghans, but — thanks to a presidential election that was supposed to have already been decided — that they'd be able to now deal with someone other than President Hamid Karzai when it came to deciding the future of the country. All of which leaves the Obama administration and Dempsey with two options: stay and provide a measure of stability, or leave and run the risk...
  • Three 14 Year-Olds Tied to Vicious Purse Snatching Against Elderly Woman Have 35 Felony Arrests

    09/01/2014 5:39:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sept 1,2014 | Jim Hoft
    A fourteen-year-old boy with nine felony arrests including a charge of robbery with a firearm and who was on probation has confessed to a vicious purse snatching against a seventy-four-year-old grandmother at a Publix grocery store in Ocoee, Florida according to police and WKMG-TV. Two fourteen-year-old boys who were with the confessed thief at the time of the robbery have a combined 26 felonies according to police. The Gateway Pundit reported on the stunning attack earlier this month. “The 74 year old white woman was just starting her weekly shopping at a Publix grocery store in Ocoee, Florida Friday morning....
  • Engel: Growth of ISIL Was ‘Incredibly Predictable’

    09/01/2014 5:22:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 31 ,2014 | Jim Engles
    NBC’s Richard Engel told Andrea Mitchell on Meet the Press that the growth of ISIL in Iraq and Syria was “incredibly predictable.” “We reported about it. Reporters risked their lives going into Syria to talk about this buildup of extremists in the country, yet nothing seems to have been done. And now we have a very serious situation,” said Engel. Engel also reported that military commanders are “apoplectic” over the president’s inaction in Syria: “I speak to military commanders, I speak to former officials, and they are apoplectic. They think that this is a clear and present danger. They think...
  • Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker

    08/31/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    MailOnline ^ | August 31,2014 | David Rose
    Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated To put it another way, an area the size...
  • zuckerman: obama ‘has lost the confidence of the business community’

    08/30/2014 5:45:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 30,2014
    US News and World Report Chairman and Editor-in-Chief and publisher of The New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman argued that President Obama “has lost the confidence of the business community” on Friday’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group.” “[The economy] has...grown by about 2%, 2.1%, for the last five years, which is the lowest rate of growth coming out of a recession we have had ever, since the Great Depression. And what’s more, that only took place, not because of the fact that the economic environment was that good, it's because we have a hugely stimulating monetary policy and fiscal policy....
  • Border Surge Fueled By Obama's 99.3% Chance Of Being Allowed To Stay

    08/30/2014 7:00:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | August 29, 2014 | EDITORIAL
    Immigration: The Obama administration has quietly released 37,477 illegal immigrant minors into the U.S. and deported a mere 280. So much for its warning to border jumpers that if they came here illegally, they'd be deported. Much of the debate on the unprecedented border surge from Central America over the summer has been over whether the Obama administration's lax immigration policies have encouraged illegal immigration or if the crisis is a crime wave driving some 90,000 unaccompanied minors north through the U.S.' unguarded Texas border. The answer couldn't be clearer than in the latest reporting from the Washington Examiner, which...
  • U.S. Officials Won’t Call Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine An “Invasion”

    08/28/2014 11:16:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 81 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | August 28, 2014 | Rosie Gray
    Whatever you do, don’t call it an invasion. U.S. officials are refusing to call Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine this week an invasion, and the issue is not on the agenda for Thursday’s National Security Council meeting. “Today the president is meeting with his National Security Council to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria, our ongoing efforts to support the Iraqi government, and our efforts to counter the threat posed by ISIL,” a White House official said on Thursday when asked if the situation in Ukraine would also be a part of the meeting. “You should not expect that...
  • Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

    08/27/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2014 | Penny Starr
    The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said. She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages even though one...
  • School District’s Approach To Safety is the Opposite of a ‘Gun-Free Zone’ –

    08/27/2014 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael Hausam
    Last year, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law the Protection of Texas Children Act, which created a new category of law enforcement officers: School Marshals. For every 400 students a school has, a faculty member will be allowed to undergo extensive training to allow them to carry a concealed weapon on campus. For the newly starting school year, training has been completed and the marshals are now on campuses that have chosen to participate, per the local CBS affiliate. This sign at an Argyle Independent School District campus is extremely clear about the readiness level on site: Preparation for...
  • Tim Tebow’s Chivalrous Surprise Allows Teen to Forget About Her Illness and Feel Like a Princess

    08/26/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 26, 2014 | Caroline Schaeffer
    Haley, a young lady who was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome at age 15, is a huge Tim Tebow fan. She’s wanted to meet the football star for a very long time. So Tebow’s W15H program made it happen, and in the process, treated Haley like a princess. The program is part of the Tim Tebow Foundation’s outreach initiative, which grants children with life-threatening illnesses the chance to meet Tebow, all the while fulfilling any desire they might have. From the W15H website: Each year, the Tim Tebow Foundation creates more than 20 official W15H experiences by providing deserving children with...

    08/26/2014 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 26, 2014
    In a live spot broadcast from Charlotte, N.C., the site where President Barack Obama had spoken to the annual American Legion convention, CNN senior investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reacted to a newly released inspector general’s report about waitlist manipulation at the Veterans Administration hospitals. Griffin called it damning and said it tied the deaths of some veterans to the scandal. “This report, quite frankly is a damning report,” he said. “It confirms much of what already has been reported. They did find that 40 veterans on electric waitlists have died. It’s the question of how they died and if those...
  • Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama's VA speech at American Legion convention

    08/26/2014 2:02:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Mail Online ^ | August 26, 2014 | By DAVID MARTOSKO,
    President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion's convention-goers. His 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House's policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out. A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that 'a small group of Obama's admirers – and there are some here – sat near the front and tried to generate applause...
  • Obama admin slams “outside interference” in Libyan chaos by Egypt, UAE attacks on Islamists

    08/26/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    How did this possibility of a proxy war arise in the first place? The Obama administration led a NATO effort to decapitate the Moammar Qaddafi regime without putting any boots on the ground to shape the outcome and prevent the inevitable power vacuum from the collapse. That’s what makes American whining about “outside interference” so hypocritical, and the claim that Libya is undergoing a “democratic transition” utterly risible. Tripoli isn’t being liberated by democrats, but captured by radical Islamists who will impose another dictatorship on the ancient city. That’s the outcome that Egypt and the UAE want to prevent, and...
  • bloodbath at cnn, hln: axing of 550 jobs 'imminent'

    08/25/2014 12:50:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | August 25, 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    Today's news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN is a reminder that while CNN has been able to use the unrest in Ferguson to race-bait its way to better ratings, everyone knows that's temporary. Without something that allows the left-wing network to appeal to the lowest common denominator, CNN is almost certain to fall back into the ratings basement until something else comes along for the network to cynically exploit. So here come the layoffs and buyouts. In the headline, The Wrap describes these layoffs as "imminent': Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner's Turner...
  • MIKE BROWN REVENGE ATTACK: US Marine Severely Injured After Racially Motivated Beating

    08/25/2014 7:12:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant… …David Knighten of West Point told AP earlier by phone that he and Weems had gone to a Waffle House early Saturday. He said a man waved him over outside the restaurant and told him politely that people were upset by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it wasn’t a safe place for whites. When he went in, he said, Weems was inside and was arguing with other men. They left after an argument that...
  • Isil fighters capture key Syrian air base in sign of growing strength

    08/24/2014 6:51:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | August 24,2014 | Ruth Sherlock
    Jihadist fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, removing the last government-held post in a province the extremists claim as part of their new "Islamic State". The storming of Tabqa air field, a major government military facility containing several squadrons of planes, helicopters, tanks and artillery, is a significant victory for the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (Isil). "Some of the Syrian regime troops pulled out, and now the Islamic State is in full control of Tabqa," said Rami Abdurrahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "This makes Raqqa province the...
  • These Fishermen Were Going To Have Shark, But A Giant Fish Decided It Wanted Sushi Instead

    08/24/2014 2:47:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 24, 2014 | Justen Charters
    These fishermen were thinking shark was on the main course for dinner. However, one grouper fish only saw it as an appetizer.
  • A Panicked Mother Found The Hero She Needed To Save Her Choking Baby Right Outside Her Front Door

    08/24/2014 2:38:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 24, 2014 | Desiree
    Chris Brown, a USPS mail carrier, was truly in the right place at the right time. On Friday, as he was making his deliveries, a mother – Stephanie Cooper – ran outside holding her infant son, screaming for help. Apparently the little boy, Eli, had managed to get a plastic wrapper lodged in his throat and his mom had tried unsuccessfully to remove it. But thanks to emergency training provided by USPS, Brown knew exactly what to do. He immediately performed the Heimlich Maneuver on little Eli and got the wrapper out. He knew Eli would be fine when he...
  • Pentagon Warns Of Islamic State Obama Once Downplayed

    08/24/2014 11:36:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    IBD ^ | August 22, 2013 | EDITORIAL
    To get an idea of why this White House has placed America in what Senate Armed Services Committee ranking Republican James Inhofe of Oklahoma calls "the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation," we turn to one of Obama's biggest mainstream media devotees. In "The Promise," the fawning book about Obama's first year in office by ex-Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, we read of a May 2009 meeting with the presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan on how to "Disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaida." Alter writes, "Nothing much concrete was accomplished ... . The session was kicked off not...
  • Bunny Food Controversy Grips the Nation as Whole Foods Takes Fire in Vegan Activist World

    08/24/2014 11:30:10 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 24, 2014 | Michael Hausam
    Whole Foods Market has been selling rabbit meat for a few months in Northern California and Washington, D.C., but it hasn’t been an easy process. Nor has it been without controversy, according to a recent Fox News report. When it first offered rabbit meat, the grocery store chain issued a press release carefully explaining why it took four years to set up an acceptable production process as well as its own set of standards: Take into account that rabbits are social creatures. Require living conditions with continuous access to water, food, and other necessary items. Treat injured animals. Careful breeding...