Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $81,681
92%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $6.4k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Articles Posted by mandaladon

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Speed, apathy mute protests for Wisconsin right-to-work bill

    02/25/2015 4:01:21 PM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 Feb 2015 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chanting, marching and hurling profanities at GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker. The tone of the rallies has been bitter and angry but hasn't come close to matching the energy that coursed through the building four years ago during massive protests against Walker's proposal to strip public workers of most of their union rights. This time around, union members said Republicans are moving too fast to organize large crowds. Some have even conceded it's a lost...
  • French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

    01/31/2015 10:04:29 AM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Jan 2015 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full strength. The chilling call from a child so young brought into stark relief the divide between mainstream France and a portion of the Muslim population, often from neglected neighborhoods. But the official reaction — hauling the boy into the police station for questioning...
  • White House Spox Stumbles to Answer Whether Taliban a ‘Terrorist’ Group

    01/28/2015 2:40:38 PM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    During Wednesday afternoon’s White House press conference, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl cornered Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz over why the administration does not consider the Taliban to be a “terrorist” organization. In light of a possible Jordanian prisoner swap with ISIS forces, Karl asked Schultz how that government’s actions differ from the United States’ 2014 release of Gitmo prisoners to the Taliban in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. When the spokesman suggested the Taliban is just an “armed insurgency,” and not a “terrorist organization” like ISIS, Karl pounced: “You don’t think the Taliban’s a terrorist group?” In the clip...
  • Scott Walker Goes Big and Bold at Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 3:23:59 PM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker eschewed the podium at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit, opting to use the full stage to work the room with an incredibly high-energy speech that repeatedly stressed the themes of “common sense conservative reform” and the GOP’s need to “go big and go bold” if they want to win in American politics today. Walker ended by telling Iowans, “I’m going to come back many more times in the future” and pointed to a broader American revival similar to the one he said he’s led in Wisconsin. This seemed to be a clear sign that Walker intends to...
  • US says it should have sent high official to Paris march

    01/12/2015 4:24:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 Jan 2015 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have joined dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror rally in Paris. While leaders from Europe, the Middle East and Africa linked arms for Sunday's march through the boulevards of Paris, the United States was represented by its ambassador to France. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris for security meetings but did not attend the march. "It's fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The...
  • 'At Least Six Hostages' In Paris Supermarket

    01/09/2015 7:17:06 AM PST · by mandaladon · 99 replies
    Sky News ^ | 9 Jan 2015
    Police tell French media the hostage takers are demanding freedom for the Charlie Hebdo killers, holed up in a separate siege. At least six people, including children, have been taken hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris after a shootout, reports say. SWAT teams, dozens of police vans and emergency services rushed to the scene in the eastern part of the French capital, as helicopters hovered above. It is thought that two hostage takers might be inside the shop, and Israeli TV said a six-month old baby and the baby's mother are among those held captive. A police officer told...
  • U.S. Speaker Boehner says doesn't like being called 'spineless'

    01/08/2015 3:27:56 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he doesn't like being called "spineless" or a "squish" by critics, and he vowed to prove his mettle to lawmakers who bopposed his re-election earlier this week. Boehner was re-elected Speaker of the House on Tuesday even as 25 members of his own Republican party declined to support him, the biggest such intra-party rebellion against a speaker candidate since 1859. His detractors, many of them on the right wing of his party, say Boehner is too prone to compromise with Democrats. Boehner said that portrayal is false....
  • Venezuela's bizarre response to McDonald's running out of french fries

    01/08/2015 3:02:22 PM PST · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 8 Jan 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Venezuela’s leaders aren’t taking the ongoing McDonald’s french fry shortage in their country too well. Publicly sponsored news outlets, government officials, and even the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro, have all responded to McDonald’s unthinkable french fry shortage, which spans all 100 outlets in the country, by publicly criticizing the chain, and its french fries. One of the loudest responses came from Telesur, a state-sponsored news outlet, which wasted no time in getting to what it views as the heart of the issue. The outlet published a story headlined, “McDonald’s joins economic war against Venezuela,” not-so-subtly suggesting that the lack of...
  • Paris Attack Suspect Dead, Two in Custody

    01/07/2015 3:43:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 166 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7 Jan 2015
    One of the suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has been killed and the two others are in custody, a two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News. Authorities identified the three men as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, both French and in their early 30s, and 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, whose nationality wasn't immediately clear. One of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, told The Associated Press that the men were linked to a Yemeni terrorist network. And Cherif Kouachi was convicted in 2008 of terrorism...
  • NBC News and MSNBC Join CNN in Not Showing Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    01/07/2015 3:17:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7 Jan 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Following CNN’s decision to refrain from showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons that could be deemed “offensive” to Muslims on air, NBC News has made a similar statement, confirming that the images will not appear on NBC News or the company’s cable channel, MSNBC. An NBC News spokesperson said: “Our NBC News Group Standards team has sent guidance to NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC not to show headlines or cartoons that could be viewed as insensitive or offensive.”
  • WH Unsure Whether Murderous Rampage in France Is 'Terrorism'

    01/07/2015 6:59:11 AM PST · by mandaladon · 75 replies
    The CNN host asked, "Josh, when you talk about countering the message, you keep using the word violence. I mean, this is an act of terrorism, that's what the president of France called it -- an act of terrorism. You're referring to ISIS and other bad actors, it doesn't really matter who it is at the end of the day. You know you're fighting a very large group of people of somewhat similar concern. Do you see this as an act of terrorism, and is this something that has to be condemned on that level?" "Based on what we know...
  • Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

    10/22/2014 8:05:54 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 22 Oct 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A newly disclosed autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported. The St. Louis County medical examiner's autopsy of 18-year-old Michael Brown, obtained by the newspaper and published online late on Tuesday, said a microscopic examination of his hand tissue showed particles "consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm." Forensic experts interviewed by the newspaper said the material indicated Brown's hand was close...
  • ABC Medical Expert: ‘Very Real Possibility’ U.S. Soldier Contracts Ebola

    10/12/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12 Oct 2014 | Evan McMurry
    ABC News medical expert Richard Besser told This Week Sunday morning that there was a “very real” possibility one of the 3,000 U.S. troops being sent to west Africa to help fight the ebola outbreak could contract the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases had discounted the possibility, pointing out that U.S. troops would be tasked with “logistics, engineering, command and control, and setting up field hospitals.” “Certainly going over there, they could indirectly get contact, but their primary mission is not to take care of patients,” Fauci said. That wasn’t the clickworthy...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo

    09/18/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 103 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Eric Owens
    It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts. The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing...
  • Quinnipiac poll shocker: John Hickenlooper down 10

    09/17/2014 8:16:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 Sep 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Another surprising Quinnipiac poll out this morning puts Republican Bob Beauprez up 10 points over Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper among likely voters, 50 percent to 40 percent. The Democratic incumbent is badly underwater in the Q poll, viewed unfavorably by 51 percent and favorably by 43 percent. Beauprez, a former congressman, is viewed positively by 49 percent and negatively by 31 percent. Beauprez leads by 13 among independents, 50-37. And he’s neck-and-neck with Hickenlooper among women, edging him out 47-46, while carrying men by 20 points, 54-34. No one in the game really believes that Beauprez is ahead by double...
  • Holder presses delay on Fast and Furious documents

    09/16/2014 4:17:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Attorney General Eric Holder is again asking a federal court to delay the transfer of disputed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious to a House committee. In a new court filing Monday night, Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson not to require Holder to turn over any of the roughly 64,000 pages of documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee until after her rulings can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "The Department respectfully submits that it would be preferable for the parties, this Court, and...
  • Sen. Levin: No, Gen. Dempsey Didn’t Open Door to Ground Forces

    09/16/2014 11:23:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) thinks folks were hearing things during General Martin Dempsey’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning. When asked if he thought Dempsey’s comments, that a limited American troop presence could be required in certain circumstances in the fight against ISIS, meant the general was opening the door to ground troops, Levin looked at reporters as if they were a dog that had just been shown a card trick. “No,” Levin said. “He said they’re not needed.” Levin was pressed on Dempsey’s comments, in which the general said that a specific mission, such as the...
  • DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

    09/16/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    C/NET ^ | 16 Sep 2014 | Eric Mack
    We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian. Prepare yourself for a future filled with real-life pew pew! The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with Lockheed Martin to test "a new beam control turret... to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons operating on military aircraft." In other words, it stuck a primitive (by rebel standards) "Star Wars"-style laser cannon on a fighter jet and flew it over Michigan eight times. "These initial flight tests validate the performance of our ABC turret...
  • US in first air strike near Baghdad on IS: officials

    09/15/2014 5:24:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 Sep 2014
    Washington (AFP) - The United States bombed the Islamic State near Baghdad, the first time the US has targeted the militants close to the Iraqi capital, US officials said Monday. A US defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity that American warplanes carried out one air strike near Baghdad and another near Mount Sinjar, in the north of Iraq, in the past 24 hours. The United States last month began a campaign of air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that US warplanes had targeted the militants near Baghdad marks an escalation in the scope...
  • Benghazi documents scrubbed to protect Hillary: former official

    09/15/2014 5:08:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Marisa Schultz
    <p>WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s minions launched a weekend operation in the basement of the State Department to scrub damning documents related to the Benghazi attacks that killed a US Ambassador, a top former official has charged.</p> <p>Then-Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell said he walked in uninvited to the Sunday afternoon scene a month after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist strike to find several boxes of papers — and immediately asked an office director what was happening.</p>
  • Despite wounds, Medal of Honor recipient killed up to 175 enemies, saved comrades

    09/15/2014 4:55:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Brad Lendon
    (CNN) -- As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, 48 hours evading the North Vietnamese troops in the bush -- and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received from President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Monday. Adkins of Opelika, Alabama, was honored for his actions in Vietnam's A Shau Valley more than 48 years ago. Then a 32-year-old sergeant first class, Adkins was among a handful of Americans working with troops of the South Vietnamese Civilian Irregular Defense...
  • CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen 48%, Scott Brown 48%

    09/15/2014 7:56:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 86 replies
    National Review ^ | 15 Sep 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    We’ve seen three public polls of New Hampshire’s Senate race since July. WMUR put incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen up by 2; YouGov put her up by 6. And now: BREAKING: New CNN-ORC poll in #NHSen race. @SenScottBrown: 48%, @SenatorShaheen: 48%, +/- 3.5%. 5:38 AM - 15 Sep 2014 Think about it, New Hampshire. You have the power in your hands… to make a Princeton professor eat a bug:
  • Obama Ditches Presidency to Become Commentator-in-Chief

    09/14/2014 5:15:31 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, The New York Times revealed that President Obama seems to be feeling criticism from those who believe his foreign policy has fallen to shambles. “He’s definitely feeling it,” one guest said to the Times. The paper reported, “It was clear to guests how aware Mr. Obama was of the critics who have charged him with demonstrating a lack of leadership. He brought up the criticism more than once with an edge of resentment in his voice.” And yet the same Times piece depicted a president entirely unwilling to accept that he has ever made any mistakes, or that...
  • All the Reasons Democrats Are Screwed This November

    09/14/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Russell Berman
    As the 2014 midterm election campaign heats up, all indications are that Democrats are headed for a trouncing at the hands of Republicans. Most political prognosticators now give the GOP a better-than-even chance of picking up the six seats it needs to win control of the Senate, and the party is expected to expand its majority in the House. The Republican gains may not match those of the Tea Party wave of 2010 that cost Democrats the House and their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, but it likely will be enough to make President Obama's final two years in office...
  • Court OKs voter ID in Wisconsin

    09/12/2014 3:31:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The State of Wisconsin can enforce a new voter identification law in this November's election, a federal appeals court said Friday. After hearing arguments on the issue earlier in the day, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously stayed a district court judge's order blocking enforcement of the new Wisconsin law or any similar measure imposing new voter identification requirements. "Having read the briefs and heard oral argument, this court now stays the injunction issued by the district court. The State of Wisconsin may, if it wishes (and if it is appropriate under rules of...
  • Obama shifts on Syrian rebels, but is it too late?

    09/10/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Warren Strobel
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Struggling Syrian rebels that President Barack Obama once derided as "former doctors, farmers, pharmacists and so forth" now form a key pillar of the U.S. leader's strategy to beat back the militant insurgency known as Islamic State. For over three years, Obama has kept the so-called moderate rebels at arm's length. While giving verbal and limited material support, he and his spokesmen often said publicly that adding more weaponry to the civil war would only make things worse. Now Obama is taking a different tack as he sets out his strategy to defeat the Syrian-based Islamic State,...
  • Florida Man Falls Asleep While Robbing Home, Cops Share Hilarious Photos

    09/10/2014 5:26:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Even Florida cops think Florida criminals are dumb: the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office posted photos of their latest Dumb Criminal on their Facebook page, a man who was robbing a house when he decided to take a nap, because why not, the bed was there. Dion Davis was eventually found by a maid who called the cops, and was quickly arrested while he rode a train to Dreamland. “He was passed out with a bag full of stolen jewelry next to him on the bed and didn’t even notice the deputies taking pictures!” the Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook, tagging...
  • NBC Host: Obama On The Verge ‘Of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage’ To The Democratic Party

    09/10/2014 11:46:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Al Weaver
    Meet The Press moderator Chuck Todd said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is “on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the [Democratic] Party.” Todd’s remarks, made on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” came ahead of Obama’s Wednesday night address to the nation about the dangers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Obama’s weakness on ISIS thus far, Todd explained, has done some real damage to the president’s approval rating. “It’s not just him. It actually is impacting the entire Democratic Party,” Todd said. “We did some issue testing between who better handles which issues: Democrats or Republicans?...
  • Michael Moore Slams Obama: All He’ll Be Remembered for Is ‘First Black President’

    09/10/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Political documentarian Michael Moore has repeatedly expressed his frustrations with President Obama, but this week he really stuck the knife in, saying in an interview that Obama will be remembered as the first black president and “that’s it.” Moore spoke with The Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto Film Festival (which Moore attended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Roger & Me) and said that despite what Obama may have claimed in 2012, he “did not save Detroit.” Moore admitted that while Obama’s done many good things, “he’s been a huge disappointment.” But that wasn’t it for Moore, he actually went...
  • US federal air marshal attacked with syringe in Lagos airport

    09/08/2014 5:35:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Jana Winter
    EXCLUSIVE – The FBI and CDC are investigating an attack on a federal air marshal who was injected with a syringe full of an unknown substance inside the Lagos, Nigeria airport on Sunday, according to a Situational Awareness notice obtained by FoxNews.com. A federal air marshal reported being attacked by a subject while on the public side of the Lagos Airport on Sunday, according to an alert from TSA's Transportation Security Operations Center distributed throughout the agency on Monday afternoon. It appeared to be an isolated incident, the alert says. "The [air marshal] reported that the subject stuck him with...
  • The GOP’s Democrat on the border

    09/08/2014 5:12:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    For many Democrats in Congress, Henry Cuellar is persona non grata. The House Democrat from the border city of Laredo, Texas, sounds more like a Republican in his relentless criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of the border crisis. He joined forces with a top Senate Republican on legislation that would make it easier to deport child migrants. And he was the lone Democrat to back the House GOP’s $694 million emergency border funding bill. The maneuvering infuriated Democrats, who privately fumed that Cuellar gave bipartisan veneer to a deportation plan the party overwhelmingly abhors. The frustration is especially deep...
  • Shut Up Already! Senate Dems Want To Amend The Constitution To Stop Koch Brothers’ Ads

    09/08/2014 4:44:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Sep 2014
    Shut Up Already! Senate Dems Want To Amend The Constitution To Stop Koch Brothers’ Ads Democratic Senators said Monday the Constitution must be amended, because people like Charles and David Koch must be stopped from flooding TV with negative ads Americans don’t want to see. “A handful of super rich donors and giant corporations are now flooding our elections and determining entire narratives of closely contested races,” Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, said in a press conference Monday. “The American people are furious with the state of campaign finance in this country. They can’t stand the negative advertisements that...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • 'Sharia Police' Patrolling Streets in Germany

    09/07/2014 7:03:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Residents of the German city of Wuppertal have expressed concern after a group of young radical Islamists started taking to the streets late at night, trying to deter revellers from drinking and gambling. The self-styled "Sharia Police" have been patrolling an area around the city's main train station, declaring the popular nightlife area to be a "Sharia Controlled Zone". Deutshe Welle reports that witnesses have seen them handing out leaflets urging people not to drink alcohol, attend concerts, gamble, watch pornography or visit prostitutes. The men are believed to be from the Salafi sect of Islam, which is closely related...
  • BREAKING==> Mike Brown’s Instagram Account Found: “My Hands My Ammunition”

    09/05/2014 11:44:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:06 PM | Jim Hoft
    Mike Brown.’s Instagram account was located. Brown describes himself: “My Hands My Ammunition” “I’m out here to claim what’s mines” And he did. Brown was caught on camera robbing a local convenience store before his death.
  • Justice Dept. to probe Ferguson police force

    09/03/2014 5:15:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    The Wasington Post ^ | 3 Sep 2014 | Sari Horwitz, Carol D. Leonnig and Kimberly Kindy
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will launch this week a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials. The investigation, which could be announced as early as Thursday afternoon, will be conducted by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and follow a process similar to that used to investigate other police departments across the country, the officials said. The announcement follows the shooting last month of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American, by a white Ferguson police officer, who claimed he acted in self-defense. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot...
  • Obama on GOP: ‘We’ll Break Those Folks Down… That’s How I Got Michelle to Marry Me’

    09/02/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2 Sep 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    In remarks on the U.S. economy Monday, President Barack Obama said Congressional Republicans will eventually cave to public pressure to raise the federal minimum wage. Obama was speaking at the Laborfest festival hosted by the AFL-CIO in Milwaukee, Wis. “If I cared about these things, I’d also want more Democrats looking out for me,” he said. “I’m just saying. Because when the rest of the country is working to raise wages, but Republicans in Congress won’t, it ain’t right.” ADVERTISEMENT Noting the protests in recent months from fast food workers seeking higher wages, Obama said Republicans would open up to...
  • Benghazi coming back with a vengeance in September

    09/01/2014 5:35:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1 Sep 2014 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    After several mercifully Benghazi-free months, the 2012 attack on the diplomatic compound in Libya is about to be thrust back into the spotlight around its September 11 anniversary. The special House committee investigating Benghazi is finally expected to begin its work, in earnest, with its first hearing the week Congress returns from August recess. Meanwhile, two books promising explosive new allegations about the terror attack will hit shelves in September, and Fox News plans to air a new, one-hour documentary on the attack this week, featuring exclusive interviews with Americans who fought in the onslaught. Add that to the usual...
  • Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

    08/31/2014 4:13:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Aug 2014 | Mark Hosenball and Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday. A YouTube video showed the breach of the diplomatic facility by what was believed to be a militia group mostly from the northwestern city of Misrata. Dozens of men, some armed, were seen gleefully crowded onto the patio of a swimming pool, with some diving in from the balcony of a nearby building. Libya has been...
  • David Cameron stands up to Islamists -- a lesson for Barack Obama

    08/29/2014 5:46:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    The contrast between Friday’s press conference in London by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Thursday’s White House remarks by President Obama could not have been starker. Mr. Cameron delivered a robust assessment of the scale of the Islamist threat to Great Britain and to the free world. He told journalists assembled at Downing Street that “what we are facing in Iraq now with ISIL (Islamic State) is a greater threat to our security than we have seen before.” While David Cameron appeared self-assured and determined in his approach, Barack Obama came across as a deer in the headlights, unable...
  • WH Responds to Petition to Demand Release of Marine Held in Mexico

    08/29/2014 5:38:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Josh Feldman
    You may be familiar with the case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a United States Marine who ended up detained in Mexico after he reportedly took a wrong turn and customs agents uncovered firearms in his truck. For months, his case has gotten lots of attention in the conservative media, especially on Fox News, and particularly from Greta Van Susteren. Back in May, concerned Americans set up and signed a petition on the White House website to get the Obama administration to demand Tahmooressi’s release from Mexican prison. It received 100,000 signatures––the threshold to require a White Hosue response––but it remained...
  • Obama: The Media’s Making You Think ‘The World Is Falling Apart’

    08/29/2014 5:29:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 29 Aug 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Can we go back to the “slow news summer”? This summer has been incredibly bleak and depressing, with all sorts of stories about foreign threats, dangerous diseases, and some serious unrest at home. So what does President Obama think about all this awful news? Well, he thinks it might be a skosh overblown. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, Obama did not downplay the threats the U.S. faces, but suggested those threats are being exaggerated with the help of the social media and the mainstream press. The president acknowledged, “I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” but...
  • Obama says does not yet have broad strategy for Islamic State

    08/28/2014 3:58:01 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Aug 2014 | Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he has not yet developed a broad strategy for confronting Islamic State in an acknowledgement that he has not decided whether to launch air strikes against the militant group in Syria. "We don't have a strategy yet," Obama told a White House news conference ahead of meeting top national security advisers in the Situation Room about how to proceed against Islamic State. Obama, who shied away from launching airstrikes in Syria a year ago to punish Syrian President Bashir al-Assad for use of chemical weapons against his own people, has...
  • DARPA Is Building A New Space Plane For The Pentagon

    08/28/2014 10:46:14 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 28 Aug 2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Aerospace and defense contractor Northrop Grumman recently unveiled its concept for the Pentagon’s new space plane, the XS-1 — an unmanned drone-shuttle capable of carrying small and medium-sized satellites into orbit cheaply and autonomously. “It would be a spacecraft that most resembles what people see in the movies,” former Air Force Space Command Officer Brian Weeden told War is Boring about the concept craft, which is being headed up by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Northrop is competing with Boeing and Masten Space Systems for the contract to build the final product. “If we could pull it off, it...
  • Police summoned to investigate fictional story about killing a dinosaur, student arrested

    08/28/2014 10:10:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    Police State USA ^ | Posted on August 22, 2014 by Site Staff in News
    SUMMERVILLE, SC — Police were summoned to a high school after a boy wrote a story about using a gun to kill a dinosaur. The boy was searched, suspended from school, and subsequently handcuffed and arrested when he did not handle the interrogation calmly. Alex Stone, 16, said he was assigned to come up with a fictional story for a creative writing assignment at Summerville High School on August 19, 2014. The brief assignment involved writing a few lines that were supposed to mimic a social media post; a “status update” drafted on paper. Stone’s submission discussed himself and a...
  • Breaking: Gentle Mike Brown’s Raps Surface:(WARNING OBSCENE LANGUAGE)

    08/21/2014 5:41:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Riverfront Times reported: The family of Mike Brown, an eighteen-year-old Ferguson teenager shot and killed by police on Saturday, August 9, has said that the young man recently took up a passion for music, with an interest in sound engineering and plans to study at Vatterott College next week. According to his grandmother, Desuirea Harris, “All he wanted to do is make music.” “Everyday he made one or two more records,” she explains. “He rapped about life in general — about what he went through and people went through. Just life.”
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    08/20/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Steve Lopez
    he proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't horror so much as anger that anyone would come up with such a sad little gimmick. Throughout history, people have sacrificed their lives for the right to vote, and now we have to offer jackpots to shake people out of their laziness and apathy? "How DUMB!!!" one reader posted on the story by my colleague David Zahniser. "Really???!!!"...
  • Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

    08/19/2014 8:22:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 806 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the District Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.
  • BREAKING: “ISIS HERE” Islamic Flag Flashed During Ferguson CNN Report (Video)

    08/19/2014 8:08:42 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS is all over the Ferguson protests on Twitter, encouraging jihadists to head on over and do some recruiting. And it seems like the message has gotten through, as a t-shirt spray painted with “ISIS Here” was flashed on CNN Monday.