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  • "I Said I'll End the War in Iraq... and I Ended It!"

    08/19/2014 10:01:19 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
    The 'Islamic State' is also holding a second American journalist, who's fate 'depends on US actions in Iraq'. Obama is just doing super in destroying US morale top-to-bottom (who couldn't see this coming?), and now I guess we get another negotiation where Obama empties Gitmo for one hack who probably shouldn't have even been there in the first place. Appalling forced statement by freshly beheaded  U.S. journalist James Foley -here-
  • Alone Again, Naturally

    08/19/2014 9:53:34 PM PDT · by Aria · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/20/2014 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was above the grubby political scene, unearthly and apart. He began “Dreams From My Father” with a description of his time living on the Upper East Side while he was a student at Columbia, savoring his lone-wolf existence. He was, he wrote, “prone to see other people as unnecessary distractions.”...
  • Obama eligibility case lives! Supreme Court's own precedent cited in new demand for resolution

    08/18/2014 6:00:08 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 52 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 17, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    The question of Barack Obama’s eligibility to occupy the Oval Office under the Constitution’s “natural born” citizen requirement is once again being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has refused to hear a number of previous cases. Judges have ruled Obama’s eligibility is a political question that is not for the courts to decide. They have argued the plaintiffs didn’t have “standing,” the requirement that they have sustained or will sustain direct injury or harm that can be redressed by a court. Now, however, a plaintiff has surfaced who claims he has suffered a specific and individual injury –...
  • Ferguson leaders pledge to change police: Seek greater number of black applicants to police academy

    08/19/2014 9:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Ferguson, Mo. • Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police. In a public statement, the city said the mayor, the City Council and employees have been exploring ways to increase the number of African-American applicants to the law enforcement academy, develop incentive programs to encourage city residency for police officers and raise money for cameras that would be attached to...
  • White House Courts Business On Immigration For Political Purposes

    08/19/2014 4:29:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Imperial Presidency: Secret scheming between the White House and Big Business on immigration is all about political cover for unconstitutional executive action. Cheap labor now isn't worth socialism tomorrow. If high-tech giants such as Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Accenture endorse President Obama's impending executive orders giving amnesty to multitudes of illegal aliens without congressional assent, America will in essence have become the corporatocracy the Saul Alinskys of the world have always claimed they fear. Politico reports that some of these firms and others are talking with high-ranking Obama aides, the White House's goal being these companies' public backing for...
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected

    08/19/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/19/14 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.”
  • Puff Daddy Tells Obama to Get on a Plane to Ferguson: ‘This [expletive] Ain’t Right’

    08/19/2014 2:43:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    radio.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Marissa G. Muller
    A handful of artists have expressed their outrage over Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in song and on social media — G-Unit, J. Cole, and Jeezy, John Legend and Frank Ocean, to name a few — since the tragic news first broke. Now, Puff Daddy is joining them. Last night, while watching the rising tensions between Ferguson, Mo., police and protestors, the rapper voiced his anger over the situation on Instagram — and called the president to action. “This [expletive] ain’t right,” he said. “Obama, get on a plane — it’s serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people.”(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Ten...
  • Obama Doesn't Want to Tip Scales of Justice (Like He Did with Skip Gates, Trayvon & Lois Lerner?)

    08/19/2014 2:15:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | August 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'll tell you what. Let's listen to some Obama sound bites here. Let's just see. Start here at number two. This is yesterday afternoon in Washington, at the White House. The president came back from vacation. Oh, try this. People have been asking, "Why did he come back? Why did he come back to Washington from the Vineyard just for three days? What's the point? Just to meet Biden? Why couldn't they have had Biden go to the Vineyard?" Nobody in the Vineyard wants Biden there. "Oh. Well, he's gotta meet with people in Iraq and so...
  • Islamic slaughter and displacement of "non-believers" continues

    08/19/2014 1:21:49 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dan Miller
    But the "free world" continues to focus on Israel's "genocide" against "Palestinians" rather than on the Islamist terror groups aligned against her. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8EdkH4blIA]Video linkIf the Obama Nation is serious about combating the Islamic State (IS), perhaps it should embed intelligence types with the Vice News teams to get better information on where its forces are located and what they are doing. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krvOC50m4EI] Video linkDoes Obama's American really want to prevent the IS' creation of an Islamic caliphate? How about other Islamic terror organizations? Hamas? As observed in an article titled Christians and Yazidis in Iraq – and a World’s Indifference, For the United Nation’s (UN)...
  • AFBF pushing for EPA to stop privacy abuse

    08/19/2014 1:02:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s public release of farmers’ and ranchers’ personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a Minnesota federal court late Friday. The EPA surprised the farming and ranching community in early 2013 when it publicly released a massive database of personal information about tens of thousands of livestock and poultry farmers, ranchers and their families in 29 states. The information was distributed to three environmental groups that had filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act. The database included the names of farmers, ranchers and sometimes other family members, home addresses,...
  • EPA’s air quality measures would hammer Nevada

    08/19/2014 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | August 19, 2014 | By ANASTASIA SWEARINGEN
    In 2011, President Barack Obama famously called for “shared sacrifice” in America. Three years later, his wish might just become the Environmental Protection Agency’s command. In the coming months, Obama’s EPA will decide whether to further tighten air quality requirements, known as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. If the EPA gets its way (to which it is accustomed), the vast majority of the country, including Las Vegas and nearly all of Nevada, would fall into so-called “non-attainment” — when the EPA deems air pollution levels “persistently exceed” limits. This is up from a few isolated regions just five years...
  • From China to Albania, unaccompanied kids come to U.S. from across the globe

    08/19/2014 12:35:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Fusion ^ | August 19, 2014 | By Ted Hesson and Kateryna Panova
    The flood of migrant children that sparked a humanitarian crisis this summer was mostly a near-shore affair. Almost all of those children — 98 percent — caught and processed by U.S. Border Patrol this fiscal year came from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador or Mexico. But kids coming from Central America aren't the only ones trying to slip across the border. According to data obtained by Fusion from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border agents have caught unaccompanied children arriving from as far away as China, India, Albania and Morocco. More than two-thirds of these kids caught and processed by U.S....
  • Uber hires former Obama campaign manager Plouffe

    08/19/2014 11:59:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 19, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- Private car-hailing service Uber has hired President Barack Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe to be its senior vice president of policy and strategy. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick said Plouffe will oversee all global policy and political activities, communications and branding efforts. The company has faced resistance from taxi companies in cities including Miami and Washington.
  • Democrats: Obama shouldn't visit

    08/19/2014 9:23:14 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 16 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | August 19, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Two Missouri Democrats on Tuesday said it would be a bad idea for President Obama to visit Ferguson, Mo. They said the last thing authorities in the St. Louis suburb need right now is to deal with the security surrounding a presidential visit, something they also said would also place unrealistic expectations on Obama. So, I don't think the president needs to come to Ferguson,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “It adds another distortion. We don't need that now. And we don't need any more people coming into Ferguson to help the poor people out...
  • White House hasn’t ruled out sending Obama to Ferguson

    08/19/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    The White House has weighed sending President Obama to Ferguson, Mo., and has not ruled out a visit in upcoming weeks, according to sources familiar with the internal decisionmaking. For now, the White House believes a trip by Obama to Ferguson would do more harm than good, by diverting resources on the ground at a pivotal time for law enforcement. One senior administration official familiar with the talks said Obama didn’t rule a trip in or out at this point, but added that there are no immediate plans for the president to go to the St. Louis suburb. A presidential...
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    08/19/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 3:18 am | Updated: 10:01 pm, Mon Aug 18, 2014.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remained unclear, though it appeared aimed in part at countering criticism that Obama was spending two weeks on the Massachusetts resort island of Martha's Vineyard in the midst of multiple crises. ... Obama had meetings on both matters scheduled for Monday. The president was scheduled to return to Martha's Vineyard Tuesday night. The...
  • The Hell That Is the Obama White House

    08/19/2014 9:58:11 AM PDT · by dvan · 40 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | August 19, 2014 | David Horowityz
    Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet. Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is...
  • BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket”...

    08/19/2014 9:55:59 AM PDT · by blueyon
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/19/14 | Jim Hoft
    "BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack" 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.
  • Morning Update: Two-Stars No Shows (Rush)

    08/19/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8-19-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Almost two weeks ago, the Washington Post ran a story with this headline: “Obama’s Silence on Death of Major General Harold Greene Comes Under Fire.” General Greene, a two-star general, was killed during an ambush in Kabul, Afghanistan that wounded at least 15 others. He was the highest-ranking American military officer killed in a war zone since Vietnam. The Washington Post put it this way: “The shooting has been met with silence from another member of Greene’s chain of command: President Obama. The commander-in-chief has said nothing about the incident, leaving it to the Defense Department and his own press...
  • Democrats Decry Obama's Lack Of Interest In Working With Congress

    08/19/2014 8:36:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | Kevin Glass
    "Aloof." "Cool." "Above the fray." These are all characteristics that have been used to describe President Obama and likely characteristics he would use to describe himself. President Obama came to Washington promising to end the partisan rancor that has come to define lawmaking in the nation's capitol. But instead of addressing it, he just pretends like he never has to get his hands dirty. A New York Times article today reveals that lawmakers in the President's own party are fed up with his refusal to actually work with Congress: With Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, sitting a few feet away,...
  • This Black Former NFL Star Has a Plan to Take Down Obama

    08/19/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT · by mgist · 18 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 8/16/14 | Na
    This Black Former NFL Star Has a Plan to Take Down Obama August 16, 2014 Although President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder like to paint disagreement with this president’s positions and policies as racist, increasing opposition to the president’s agenda from blacks calls those claims into serious question. Talk show host Larry Elder has argued that Obama’s withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq was premature and not well thought out. Reverend Billy Owens called Obama “the most immoral president we’ve ever had.” And Georgia Congressman David Scott, a Democrat, has said that he has been “very disappointed”...
  • We’re going to kill the dollar. White House, DoJ & Treasury don't deny Obama staffer statement

    08/19/2014 5:29:27 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 37 replies
    When a senior Obama member allegedly told Kyle Bass, the founder and principal of the $2 billion hedge fund, Hayman Capital Management, “We’re just going to kill the dollar,” during a discussion about fixing the trade deficit and economy, was that Obama official joking or serious? I set out to find out and contacted the White House, Treasury Department and Department of Justice (DoJ). Kill the dollar. Kill a nation. Live in denial and be blindsided if what the senior Obama member allegedly said to Bass was true. Ask the Russians what life was like in the former Soviet Union...
  • And now, a message from our Queen.

    08/19/2014 5:10:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Have you seen the news about QE II? No, not the Fed’s Quantum Easing I, II, and III; I’m talking about Queen Elizabeth II…our new Queen.The latest version of her edict comes to us via Michael Yon: A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English...
  • SNITCH ALERT! New Black Panther Leading Protests in St. Louis Is Police Informant (Video)

    08/19/2014 5:08:56 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI last week identified Chawn Kweli of the New Black Panthers Party as an agitator seeking to trigger violence against local Ferguson police. The New Black Panther Party is active in Ferguson this week leading rallies and late night operations. Kweli is in Ferguson and claiming, along with the NBPP, success in “policing the streets”. They express hatred for ALL police. Their former president, Malik Shabazz, actually led a rally wherein they chanted for the death of Officer Darren Wilson.
  • VDH: Living Out Critical Legal Theory (Ferguson, the border and beyond)

    08/19/2014 3:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | August 19, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>It may not have been the aim of Missouri Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson to outsource security responsibilities to someone affiliated with the New Black Panthers and a legal activist group, but that is the impression that one receives from listening to his exchange with and praise of Malik Shabazz. If this is the same Malik Shabazz who has a long history of virulent racist and inflammatory anti-Semitic statements, then there has been at least a partial erosion of legal authority in Ferguson.</p>
  • Obama Is Seen as Frustrating His Own Party

    08/19/2014 2:56:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/18/14 | CARL HULSE, JEREMY W. PETERS, MICHAEL D. SHEARAUG
    **SNIP** But the impression the president left with Mr. Reid was clear: Capitol Hill is not my problem. To Democrats in Congress who have worked with Mr. Obama, the indifference conveyed to Mr. Reid, one of the president’s most indispensable supporters, was frustratingly familiar. In one sense, Mr. Obama’s response was a reminder of what made him such an appealing figure in the first place: his almost innate aversion to the partisan squabbles that have left Americans so jaded and disgruntled with their political system. But nearly six years into his term, with his popularity at the lowest of his...
  • Speaking Truth to Crap [A history lesson]

    08/19/2014 12:20:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2014 | Dan Gordon
    [Huge SNIP of excellent "rant." Must read in full] ".........And don't you buy the crap so-called academics are peddling, that Hamas was the duly democratically elected government of Gaza. Hamas took power, not in an election, but in a bloody coup, machine gunning their fellow Palestinians, blindfolding, binding and throwing them off of multi story buildings. They have terrorized their own people, not only Israel. Their people, indeed, live under the yoke of occupation, but not by Israel, by Hamas. And as for the apologists and enablers of Hamas, who contribute to the misery of Palestinians and Israelis alike, while...
  • The Dirty Little Secret About The Difference Between White And Black Americans On Ferguson

    08/19/2014 12:07:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 19, 2014 | John Hawkins
    If you say that we should have an "honest" discussion about what's going on in Ferguson, it makes people think that hard truths are going to be spoken and we're all going to deeply disagree. But, what if the dirty little secret is that MOST people, black and white, liberal and conservative, are actually on pretty much the same page about the shooting of Mike Brown? If Mike Brown surrendered to that officer and the policeman shot him anyway, like every conservative I know, I want that cop to do hard time for it. However, I do think we should...
  • Comic W. Kamau Bell ‘elected President Obama so that he would put his thumb on the scale’

    08/18/2014 10:18:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 18, 2014 | Staff
    W. Kamau Bell ✔ @wkamaubell Oops. I totally elected President Obama so that he would put his thumb on the scale. #MyBad #Ferguson Shaun Parker @partoftheproblm @wkamaubell I mean, it's not like the scale needs a little help re-balancing or anything... 3:52 PM - 18 Aug 2014 Asked at this afternoon’s press conference if he himself would travel to Ferguson, Mo., President Obama seemed to say “no” after a very lengthy answer to the question. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Missouri on Wednesday, but Obama said he couldn’t appear to “put a thumb on the scales” one way...
  • Obama And The Dems Are Counting On Pat Buchanan To Be Wrong

    08/18/2014 9:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | August 18, 2014 | Scott "MacAoidh" McKay
    And if they’re right, they’ll keep the Senate this fall. Buchanan, in an interview with the Daily Caller today, predicted that the violence in Ferguson and the perceived enabling of race hustlers and leftist revolutionaries there will generate a massive negative reaction by America’s “silent majority” at the polls in November.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Buchanan might be right, but of course his perspective is that of a veteran of the Nixon administration. Richard Nixon was elected in a massive rout in 1968, following months of roiling civil unrest in America’s cities. Nixon spoke of that silent majority not taking to the streets thanks...
  • Justice Department dispatches peacekeeping unit to Ferguson

    08/18/2014 9:12:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Doyle
    The Justice Department’s chief peacekeeper is on his way to embattled Ferguson, Mo. Usually, Grande H. Lum flies under the radar. As head of the department’s Community Relations Service, the Harvard Law School graduate is an experienced mediator, more diplomat than prosecutor. The agency he heads was established under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, with the stated mission to aid communities “in resolving disputes, disagreements, or difficulties relating to discriminatory practices based on race, color, or national origin which impair the rights of persons in such communities.” “These officials will continue to convene stakeholders whose cooperation is critical to keeping...
  • BOMBSHELL!… Reporter: A Dozen Witnesses Confirm #Ferguson Cop’s Version of Brown Shooting

    08/18/2014 9:05:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    A tweet by St. Louis Post-Dispatch crime reporter Christine Byers dropped a bombshell in the ongoing reporting on the shooting of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer. “Police sources tell me more than a dozen witnesses have corroborated cop’s version of events in shooting Ferguson.”
  • Media fueling absurdity in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 8:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of this is now “playing” in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was – select one – a) innocently walking down the street when a police officer shot him to death without provocation, or, b) walking with a friend in the street and told by a police officer to get...
  • For Obama, Racial Violence is Personal Issue (Grab a hankie)

    08/18/2014 8:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Voice of America ^ | August 18, 2014 | Luis Ramirez
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)WHITE HOUSE—The racial violence in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is presenting President Barack Obama with an issue to which he has a deep personal connection. To many Americans, Obama's election as America's first black president marked a turning point in race relations in the United States, and Obama has made ending the violence a policy priority. On Monday he issued a new call for calm and understanding. The time for healing for which President Barack Obama hopes has yet to arrive in Ferguson. Interrupting a vacation, the president returned to the White House Monday and met with Attorney...
  • Holder Headed to Ferguson on Wednesday, Will Oversee Federal Response to Shooting

    08/18/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 | Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, DeNeen L. Brown and Jerry Markon
    President Obama on Monday dispatched the attorney general to personally oversee the government’s response to the fatal police shooting 10 days ago of an unarmed black teenager, the latest step in an extensive federal investigation that was expanding even as National Guard troops moved onto the restive streets of this St. Louis suburb. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will meet Wednesday in Ferguson with some of the FBI agents and prosecutors who have already interviewed more than 200 people as they scour the area where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer. Holder pledged “the full...
  • The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy: Reviving the 'vigilant and manly spirit' of republicanism

    08/18/2014 6:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | Professors David Corbin and Matt Parks
    In what might have appeared to be a minor political event a few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) “insignificant” and “inconsequential” in a debate on the House floor. Why would the former House Speaker insult a colleague in such a manner? She didn’t count her way to this assessment; Democrats do not hold a majority of the House. Nor did she reason her way to this position, as there was nothing in Rep. Marino’s argument on the immigration issue that raised empirical red flags. Perhaps it was a momentary lapse in judgment in the midst...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    08/18/2014 2:03:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 19, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don't know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN's showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting. One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that we at least know what the Democrats stand for, whether we agree with it or not. But, for Republicans, we have to guess. It is amazing how many otherwise sane...
  • Maybe We're Missing the Biggest News (Obama's vacation "detour")

    08/18/2014 4:38:48 PM PDT · by The Duke · 41 replies
    Self | Aug 18, 2014 | The Duke
    Apologies in advance for this humble vanity post, but I thought this was an important topic that might otherwise slip under the proverbial radar. Earlier today I had FOX News on in the background and heard the newscaster speculating about the need for Obama's unscheduled vacation detour back to DC when, as we are so often reminded, he can not only discharge his duties from remote locations, but can actually do his job while putting on the fairway or lounging in a jacuzzi. It occurred to me that anything distracting him from his vacation would have to meet two criteria:...
  • Buchanan: 1960s-like Riots in Ferguson Could Cause Voter Rebuke For Obama

    08/18/2014 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s passive response to the riots and arson in Ferguson may prompt a November rebuke by the silent majority of American voters, says Patrick Buchanan, who was an adviser to President Richard Nixon during the late 1960s race riots.
  • Willie Nelson, Neil Young headlining anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert

    08/18/2014 4:33:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | August 18, 2014
    NELIGH, Neb. — Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. Bold Nebraska said Monday the concert will be held Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska. Tickets go on sale Wednesday.
  • Obama prepares schools for migrant kids

    08/18/2014 4:29:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2014 | By Mario Trujillo
    The Obama administration is preparing the nation’s schools to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations. A fact sheet from the Department of Education sent to states and schools on Monday highlights the children’s right to attend public school. It says all children in the United States “are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents’ actual or perceived national origin, citizenship, or immigration status.” The prospect of tens of thousands of children mostly from Central American countries...
  • How The Obama Adiministration Threw Gas On The Ferguson Fire

    08/18/2014 3:32:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, prompted by complaints about his statement of sympathy on the death of Robin Williams while remaining silent on the killing of an unarmed black man by police, President Barack Obama issued a statement about the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    08/18/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 8/18/2014 | Unattributed
    President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday.
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    08/18/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
    Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police. During a brief pause in his summer vacation, Obama expressed sympathy for the “passions and anger” sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but said giving in to that anger through looting and attacks on police only stirs tensions and leads to further chaos. …
  • Tea Party Hatred of Obama Has Always Been About Race -- 'War on Whites' Philosophy Confirms This

    08/18/2014 1:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Most honest criticism of President Obama doesn't stem from racism or prejudice. When George Will claims, "As the president begins his second term, the signature achievement of his first term looks remarkably rickety," he's speaking from his own honest assessment of the ACA. Similarly, when Pat Buchanan asks, "Will Obamacare Be the Death of Liberalism?" he's voicing the genuine sentiment of millions of concerned citizens. However, conservative politics since President Obama's first term has blurred the lines between sincere analysis and surreptitious messages aimed at pandering to extremists. Whereas Republicans used to shy away from the mention of Willie Horton...
  • The Nuclear Option: Hillary Clinton — A Woman of No Convictions

    08/18/2014 1:38:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 8-18-2014 | Charles Hurt
    The rank spectacle of ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suddenly turning on her commander in chief and former boss to shiv him in the back over the burning ruins she helped make of the Middle East is staggering to behold. The brassiness, dishonesty and shamelessness as she slides into yet another presidential campaign season is enough to choke that old Arkansas draft mule of a husband she hitched her career to. The scheming calculation of it all would make Lady Macbeth take to the bed for blushing. How on earth did such a crafty street fighter get so completely...
  • (Black) Woman shot dead on Capitol Hill (2013)

    08/18/2014 1:38:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 12 replies
    NewYorkDailyNews ^ | 9/5/13 | John Marzulli
    “There had to be something else they could have done,” chimed in Amy Carey, a registered nurse who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “She didn’t have to die. To know a child was in the car, too, why did they shoot?” Authorities have not said whether they were aware of the child’s presence in her mom’s leased black Infiniti.
  • President Obama’s Vacation by The Numbers (29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage ...)

    08/18/2014 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Mary Bruce
    As President Obama gets ready to interrupt his vacation for two days of meetings at the White House, here’s a look at how he spent the past week on Martha’s Vineyard: During NINE days of vacation, the president played SIX rounds of golf on TWO courses with 11 different partners, spending roughly 29.5 hours on the links. He made TWO family outings to the beach, spending roughly SIX and a HALF hours soaking up the sun and surf. [Snip} He ... delivered TWO public statements on TWO different topics, Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Mo. [Snip] He went for...
  • The Russian Media Thinks a Race War Is Brewing in America

    08/18/2014 12:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 15, 2014 | Josh Kovensky
    he protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown are eliciting predictable glee from Russian media outlets, some of which are making it seem as if a race war is about to break out in America. An RT article, “Protests Against Police Tyranny have Spread Across the Main Cities of the USA," suggested that the nation is on the brink of chaos as the "rage of Americans ... spreads across the entire country." Sputink i Pogrom, a nationalist newsmagazine, tweeted out, "What do you think? Should Russia grant Obama asylum in Rostov after the Ferguson Maidanites...