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Office of black Democratic party congressman firebombed

Firebombs you say?

You haven’t really heard much about the 28-year-old man who allegedly threw two Molotov cocktails though the window of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-MO) office on September 11th. Both devices were constructed improperly and failed to ignite after they were thrown, but this intimidating episode did briefly make national headlines.

Even before the suspect was publicly identified, the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement condemning the action but dismissing it as isolated and inconsequential.

“Today, our thoughts should not dwell on a small incident that hurt no one and caused very minor property damage,” Cleaver’s statement read.

Isolated and inconsequential? Small incident? WTF? Where is the Anti-Defamation League? Where is the Southern Poverty Law Center? Were in the hell is Jesse Jackson? Why aren’t people marching in the streets? These Tea Party fanatics are out of control.

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Nobody doesn’t hate little Debbie

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You hate her. Obama hates her. You and Obama have that in common.

The Free Beacon has been present at many points in Wasserman Schultz’s embarrassing political demise.

Among the more significant revelations in the Politico story is that Obama first grew disgusted with Wasserman Schultz’s behavior in 2011, when she tried to hire a major campaign donor’s daughter for a key DNC post—a decision that proved politically costly when it was revealed by the Washington Free Beacon that the staffer in question had posted inappropriate photographs on her Facebook page.

“According to multiple people familiar with the president, Obama’s opinion of Wasserman Schultz was sealed back in 2011,” Politico reported. “Shortly after becoming chairwoman, she pushed hard for a meeting with the president that she kicked off by complaining that she had been blocked from hiring the daughter of a donor—who’d been on staff in her congressional office—as a junior staffer to be the DNC’s Jewish community liaison.”

Obama is said to have “summed up his reaction to staff afterward: ‘Really?’” according to the report.

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Scots vote not to go full retard

Scotland voted 55-45 against becoming the cold, wet, windy Venezuela of the North Sea.

Scotland voters decided to remain part of the United Kingdom on Friday, rejecting independence in a historic referendum.

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout.

“Like millions of other people, I am delighted,” Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. “It would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end.”

Cameron promised new powers for Scotland in the wake of the vote, but also warned that millions of voices in England must also be heard, calling for a “balanced settlement” that would deliver more power to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Queen Elizabeth II was expected to give a statement Friday afternoon, Sky News reported.

Yes supporters vowed to continue to hate England, continue to hate America and continue to hate anyone who isn’t a drunk, socialist underdog crying over the lost cause.

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is all shook up

Bob Corker (R-TN) is skeptical about the White House’s plan to combat the Islamic State and told John Kerry as much. This exchange resulted in Boxer “shaking and trembling” in response.

Corker is doing exactly what the Founders expected him to do in this situation. He is forcefully debating with the administration on foreign entanglements.

Boxer knows this and she did the same damned thing when Bush was in office. It takes a special kind of Machiavellian cynicism for Boxer to suddenly pretend that she has some kind of an ethical opposition to questioning a president’s war planning.

In fairness, if the president was a Republican, Corker would likely be ready to rubber stamp his war plans whether they were well thought out or hare-brained.

The political hackery in the imperial capital city is just pathetic. Even war-fighting decisions have almost nothing to do with war-fighting and everything to do with political posturing and political gaming. It is sickening.

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Gates: Air attacks alone will not bring success

Former SecDef Robert Gates does not believe that bombing alone will defeat the Islamic State.

While the president has contended that there will be no boots on the ground to fight ISIL, some defense experts and lawmakers have said that troops will be necessary in Syria to coordinate the airstrikes Obama pledged in a speech last week. On Wednesday, Gates said the president was boxing himself in with his rhetoric.

“[T]here will be boots on the ground if there’s to be any hope of success in the strategy,” he said. “And I think that by continuing to repeat that — the president, in effect, traps himself.”

Gates served as Defense secretary under both Obama and former President George W. Bush, before leaving his post at the Pentagon in 2011. In a memoir released earlier this year, the former top DoD official was outwardly critical of the Obama administration’s handling of foreign policy, saying the president didn’t listen enough to top military advisers and opposed the 2007 troop surge in Iraq for political reasons.

In Wednesday’s interview, Gates also took issue with White House rhetoric on ISIL. He said that Obama’s contention that the U.S. aims to “degrade and destroy” ISIL, a term the president has used repeatedly, was unreasonable. “I think to promise that we’re going to destroy ISIS or ISIL — sets a goal that may be unattainable as opposed to devastating it,” he said, adding that while the U.S. has not destroyed Al Qaeda in the 13 years since the 9/11 attacks, it was made major inroads.

I don’t know what can be done about ISIL, but spending billions of dollars to erode them around the edges isn’t going to do anything expect waste billions of dollars to do nothing more than erode them around the edges. Like Obama, I don’t have an answer. Unlike Obama, it isn’t my job to have an answer.

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Occupy Twitter!

Occupy leftovers are now suing each other.

Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute.

The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Wall Street. The group, led by activist Marisa Holmes, is seeking control of the Twitter account as well as $500,000 in damages.

Somebody needs to remind them that “consensus is both a process and a way of making decisions”. Down twinkles on the lawsuit… big down twinkles.

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School lunch waste necessarily skyrockets

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Students are filling garbage pails with Michelle Obama’s Menu ‘O Crap. Local hogs, however, chow down.

Experts at the National School Lunch Association estimate 1 million fewer students eat lunch at school than when the regulations went into effect in 2012.

A National School Nutrition Association survey also found food waste is up in 81.2 percent of schools nationwide, and a study by Cornell and Bringham Young universities estimates the waste at $4 million per day. Students in Los Angeles schools alone are throwing away $100,000 in food per day, ABC reports.

“I have to think that across the country, it has to be a staggering amount of food going to waste and I think there are people out there who could really use that food,” said Gene Kirchner, superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools near Cincinnati, another district that dropped out of the National School Lunch Program.

In one Vermont school district, officials devised a plan to “repurpose” their lunch waste as feed for about 3,000 hogs at a local pig farm. In Medina, Ohio, volunteer parent Marcie Henning is taking advantage of the massive waste in her district to feed the homeless and less fortunate.

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LA Schools have decided they don’t want their grenade launchers

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They are asking to return them to the federal government.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified school police officials decided they would reject the military weaponry that they acquired through the federal government’s 1033 Program, which Congress passed in the early 1990s so that law-enforcement agencies could procure excess Defense Department supplies.

Los Angeles Unified had obtained three grenade launchers, 61 rifles, and a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle, but will return the grenade launchers.

Education and civil rights groups are pressuring the U.S. Department of Defense to cease supplying the weapons to schools.

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Scotland Votes

Today Scotland will vote to decide whether or not it is to become Venezuela but with better whiskey or if it will stay in the UK.

Voters in Scotland went to the polls Thursday to decide whether to end their country’s 307-year-old union with Britain and become an independent state.

Polls opened across the nation at 7 a.m. local time (2 a.m. Eastern) and will close at 10 p.m. (5 p.m. Eastern). The first results are not expected to be announced until approximately 2 a.m. Friday (9 p.m. Eastern). Turnout is expected to be high, with 4.2 million people registered to vote — 97 percent of eligible voters.

Opinion polls suggest that the race is too close to call, though most surveys taken in the final days of the campaign have given the pro-Union “No” side a slight lead.

In Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, a heavy stream of voters began arriving at a polling station in the city center the moment it opened.

This play isn’t so much William Wallace and Robert the Bruce as it is an attempt to seize North Sea oil to lube up a nation of welfare rats. We shall see.

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Frankly, I’d rather go to Fallujah…

Obama is sending thousands of US troops into the ebola hot zone.

The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration’s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night.

‘U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts,’ a statement from the White House press office said.

‘A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.’

Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

It turns out he isn’t against “boots on the ground” per se…

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To be poor in America

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Obama to make AC and refrigeration far more expensive

Here is a nice summary of the current state of global warming.

Oregon-based physicist Gordon Fulks sums it up well: “CO2 is said to be responsible for global warming that is not occurring, for accelerated sea-level rise that is not occurring, for net glacial and sea ice melt that is not occurring . . . and for increasing extreme weather that is not occurring.”

Consider:

  •  According to NASA satellites and all ground-based temperature measurements, global warming ceased in the late 1990s. This when CO2 levels have risen almost 10 percent since 1997. The post-1997 CO2 emissions represent an astonishing 30 percent of all human-related emissions since the Industrial Revolution began. That we’ve seen no warming contradicts all CO2-based climate models upon which global-warming concerns are founded.
  • Rates of sea-level rise remain small and are even slowing, over recent decades averaging about 1 millimeter per year as measured by tide gauges and 2 to 3 mm/year as inferred from “adjusted” satellite data. Again, this is far less than what the alarmists suggested.
  •  Satellites also show that a greater area of Antarctic sea ice exists now than any time since space-based measurements began in 1979. In other words, the ice caps aren’t melting.
  •  A 2012 IPCC report concluded that there has been no significant increase in either the frequency or intensity of extreme weather events in the modern era. The NIPCC 2013 report concluded the same. Yes, Hurricane Sandy was devastating — but it’s not part of any new trend.

So what is Obama next move to fight non-existant global warming? He is eliminating the replacement for the Freon the government banned years ago.

The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort.

The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to encourage major U.S. trading partners to phase out production of the potent greenhouse gas, the officials said. The initiatives are being disclosed in advance of next week’s summit of world leaders at the United Nations to debate options for slowing the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

The class of chemicals to which R-134a belongs — called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs — became popular as a replacement for Freon, the refrigerant banned since the 1990s for damaging the Earth’s ozone layer. Most HFCs are harmless to ozone, but collectively they have become a significant driver of climate change — some are up to 10,000 times as potent per ounce as carbon dioxide, climate scientists say.

Electric rates will necessarily skyrocket as well. More coal fired plants are being shut down than originally projected.

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Obamacare continues to kill jobs

When you increase the cost of something, you get less of it. Duh.

Businesses are cutting jobs due to ObamaCare, according to surveys by several regional Federal Reserve Banks.

Health economist John Goodman noted that “three Federal Reserve Banks in Philadelphia, New York and Atlanta have surveyed the folks in their area and roughly one fifth of the employers are saying they cut back on employment.

“Roughly one fifth are saying they’re moving from full time to part time,” Goodman added. “More than one in ten are saying they’re doing more outsourcing – all this because of the new health care reform.”

Doug Holtz-Eakin, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, said “for the smaller employers — those that have between 20 and 49 employees — you get a negative impact on jobs, you get a negative impact on wages in those jobs. What this means for small business as a whole is over $22 billion of earnings gone for their workers and 350,000 jobs.”

I find it amazing that actual adults anywhere really believe that government could add massive regulatory expense to employing people and it wouldn’t result in a decrease in employment. It’s like these people live in a deranged fantasy world.

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Six vehicles destroyed…

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The first official airstrikes against ISIS took place yesterday. An aircraft carrier task force launched the strike. Six ISIS vehicles were destroyed.

The U.S. military launched airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq Monday in its first move in the newly broadened mission authorized by President Obama to go on the offensive against the terror group.

“The airstrike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions to hit ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense, as outlined in the president’s speech last Wednesday,” the release said.

Previous U.S. airstrikes in Iraq were conducted to protect U.S. interests and personnel, assist Iraqi refugees and secure critical infrastructure. Monday’s strike was in direct support of Iraqi forces fighting the militants.

Six Islamic State vehicles and a militant fighting position that was firing on Iraqi forces were destroyed in the strikes.

It probably cost $15 million to destroy those trucks. This is going to take a while and cost a lot.

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Air war against ISIS is essentially casual sex

Former CIA director Michael Hayden explained an air-only campaign against ISIS is pretty much the same as causal sex.

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New York Times tells the truth about scary black rifles

They represent a trivial part of gun violence.

The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference.

It turns out that big, scary military rifles don’t kill the vast majority of the 11,000 Americans murdered with guns each year. Little handguns do.

In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows.

The continuing focus on assault weapons stems from the media’s obsessive focus on mass shootings, which disproportionately involve weapons like the AR-15, a civilian version of the military M16 rifle. This, in turn, obscures some grim truths about who is really dying from gunshots.

Annually, 5,000 to 6,000 black men are murdered with guns. Black men amount to only 6 percent of the population. Yet of the 30 Americans on average shot to death each day, half are black males.

The vast majority of gun crime in America is conducted with illegally possessed and a radically disproportionate amount of that is among young black men. If every so-called ‘assault rifle’ in America would magically disappear, it wouldn’t even make a noticeable difference in the amount of gun violence that occurs.

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Antarctic sea ice at maximum ever recorded

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Sea ice covers an area three times the size of Australia.

Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.

Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent.

Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago.

“This is an area covered by sea ice which we’ve never seen from space before,” he said.

“Thirty-five years ago the first satellites went up which were reliably telling us what area, two dimensional area, of sea ice was covered and we’ve never seen that before, that much area.

You know what maximum Antarctic sea ice proves: The horror of global warming.

As the area covered in sea ice expands scientists have said the ice on the continent of Antarctica which is not over the ocean continues to deplete.

CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, Tony Worby, said the warming atmosphere is leading to greater sea ice coverage by changing wind patterns.

“The extent of sea ice is driven by the winds around Antarctica, and we believe that they’re increasing in strength and part of that is around the depletion of ozone,” he said.

That’s the beauty of global warming. No matter what happens, global warming is the cause.

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Obama to arm the ‘good guys’ in Syria?

‘Syrian moderate’ probably means ‘al Qaeda’.

The White House on Sunday put pressure on Congress to vote this week in favor of training and arming Syrian rebels as part of President Obama’s plan to destroy the Islamic State, making clear that sending U.S. combat troops is not an option.

“If it’s not the Syrian opposition, trained and equipped by the United States, authorized by Congress and the president … then it’ll have to be U.S. troops,” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told “Fox News Sunday.” “The president made a decision on that. We’re not going to do that.”

The GOP-led House appears most ready to approve the plan. Members are expected to return to Capitol Hill on Monday, a day ahead of schedule, to begin preliminary work on authorizing the training and the $500 million in spending the White House wants for moderate Syrian rebels to help in the fight against the militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Does anybody believe that there are any ‘good guys’ in Syria? Maybe the Christians but they are so afraid of the Muslims that they have cast their lot with Assad. Hell, at this point, Assad might be the closest thing to a good guy in Syria… and that isn’t very close.

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You must establish “why you are having sex”…

This reads like satire, but it isn’t. It isn’t enough to agree to sexual contact, you must define “why” you are making out. Failing to create this verbal contract may result in prosecution for sexual assault.

At Ohio State University, to avoid being guilty of “sexual assault” or “sexual violence,” you and your partner now apparently have to agree on the reason WHY you are making out or having sex. It’s not enough to agree to DO it, you have to agree on WHY: there has to be agreement “regarding the who, what, where, when, why, and how this sexual activity will take place.”

Ohio State applies an impractical “agreement” requirement to not just sex, but also to a much broader category of “touching” that is sexual (or perhaps romantic?) in nature. First, it states that “sexual assault is any form of non-consensual sexual activity. Sexual assault includes all unwanted sexual acts from intimidation to touching to various forms of penetration and rape.” Then, it states that “Consent is a knowing and voluntary verbal or non-verbal agreement between both parties to participate in each and every sexual act. . .Conduct will be considered “non-consensual” if no clear consent . . . is given. . . .Effective consent can be given by words or actions so long as the words or actions create a mutual understanding between both parties regarding the conditions of the sexual activity–ask, ‘do both of us understand and agree regarding the who, what, where, when, why, and how this sexual activity will take place?’”

Leftists continue to attempt to make people “better” by regulating everything in their lives. No matter what you do, if it isn’t illegal, it is mandatory.

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As Obama prepares for war in Iraq and Syria…

…it raises a question. Whatever happened to the anti-war movement?

ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS GATHER IN LONDON AT THE START OF DEMONSTRATION AGAINST WAR ON IRAQ.

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There are now 52 explanations for ‘pause’ in global warming

None of the 52 explanations is the most obvious and most simple: “Models predicting global warming after 1998 were flawed.”

It’s been a busy year for climate scientists, who have been trying to explain why there has been no global warming for nearly two decades.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reported in February there were eight mainstream explanations for the pause, but there are now a whopping 52 explanations for why there has been no warming trend for the last 215 months.

Explanations for the pause in global warming range from ocean oscillation cycles to Chinese coal plant emissions, volcanic activity to some scientists even saying there is no hiatus in warming.

One recent study found that the warming hiatus is due to “heat transported to deeper layers in the Atlantic and the southern oceans, initiated by a recurrent salinity anomaly in the subpolar North Atlantic.”

This oceanic cooling cycle “associated with the latter deeper heat-sequestration mechanism historically lasted 20 to 35 years,” according to Professor Ka-Kit Tung from the University of Washington.

Occam just took out his razor and slit his wrists in despair.

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Cultural Marxism’s latest success…

Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. Some Marxists concluded that capitalism provides too much material comfort to the masses meaning they would never rise up and overthrow the system.

They determined that the means for revolution would come, not from overthrowing the bourgeois economic system, but by overthrowing the bourgeois culture. To undermine the bourgeois culture, they would destroy its foundational supports. Some of these are nationalism, the nuclear family, gender roles, religion, ethnic traditions and other forms of cultural identity.

Here is cultural Marxism’s latest success.

The Army is looking for female soldiers who want to volunteer to attend Ranger school.

The call-out is part of the Army’s ongoing effort to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women.

Senior Army leaders are expected to decide in January if they want to move forward with this one-time, integrated Ranger school assessment. If the assessment moves forward, it likely will take place in the spring, and the Army will need volunteers already in place and ready to go, officials said Friday.

If the assessment takes place, it will be a first for the storied Ranger school, which until now has been open only to men.

“Right now we’re going through the deliberate planning process, identifying volunteers, and selecting them over the next few months,” said Lt. Col. Alayne Conway, an Army spokeswoman. “In January, we’ll determine the feasibility of conducting an assessment of the Ranger course in the spring of 2015.”

Cultural Marxism is a pathogen that spreads like Ebola and is now even affecting churches, elite military units and our families. I doubt it can be stopped.

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Black Mass to be performed in OKC

A pitiful pack of Emos who were never held as babies is acting out by mocking Christians.

The Satanist group that will stage a controversial “black mass” at an Oklahoma City civic center has said that all 88 tickets for its Sept. 21 event are sold out. The co-founder of the group revealed that the ritual will go ahead despite strong Christian protests and will feature a satanic exorcism, but will be “toned down” to comply with state health laws.

Daniels said that the ceremony will also feature Dakhma of Angra Mainyu deacons and priest who will stomp, spit on and use explicit language on an unconsecrated host, a wafer presented as a form of the resurrected Jesus Christ.

A satanic exorcism intended to draw the Holy Spirit from a follower’s body will wrap up the event, an inversion of Roman Catholic exorcism believed to expel the devil from a person.

They should travel to Mosul and publicly stomp, spit on and desecrate a copy of the Koran while calling for the renunciation of Allah. Now that would impress me.

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Hey, it’s 9/11… KaBoom!

Yeah. For real.

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