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The trials, tribulations and distortions of the Mainstream Media

“Special Ops Commander Demands Pentagon Stop Exposing Operations”

All this stuff is being leaked to the media for political gain – unless, of course, it is yet another attempt to destroy the abilities of the U.S. military.

“Gen. Joseph Votel: Publicity makes it harder for forces to do their jobs”

U.S. Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel listens in front of an Afghan national flag during a meeting with Afghan officials in an Afghan military base in Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, Feb. 24, 2007. Attacks in eastern Afghanistan have dropped off compared to last year, a top U.S. general said Sunday, expressing optimism that if there is a spring offensive this year, it will be led by Afghan and coalition forces.  (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

U.S. Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel listens in front of an Afghan national flag during a meeting with Afghan officials in an Afghan military base in Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, Feb. 24, 2007. Attacks in eastern Afghanistan have dropped off compared to last year, a top U.S. general said Sunday, expressing optimism that if there is a spring offensive this year, it will be led by Afghan and coalition forces. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

President Obama’s nominee to head U.S. Central Command recently penned a memo to Defense Secretary Ash Carter demanding that the Pentagon stop discussing the operations of elite American troops.

Foreign Policy, which obtained an excerpt of the memo, reported that Gen. Joseph Votel, currently the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command, wrote the December 8 memo to express concern about the Obama administration’s exposure of special operations forces’ activities.

“I am concerned with increased public exposure of SOF activities and operations, and I assess that it is time to get our forces back into the shadows,” Votel wrote to Carter.”

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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Reuters: “N.J. Governor Christie to end White House bid”

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the crowd at a primary election night party Nashua,

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, U.S. media reported, but a Christie spokesman said the candidate had not made up his mind.

“No decision has been made,” spokeswoman Sam Smith said in an email to Reuters.

Politico, citing an unidentified source, said Christie, who placed a disappointing sixth in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, would suspend his campaign on Wednesday.

Fox Business Network, in a post on Twitter, earlier reported that Christie was dropping out but did not cite any sources. Separately, CBS reported the governor could take as long as 24 hours before deciding, citing sources.”

More here

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“Is Bill Clinton in the FBI crosshairs too?”

“Hillary may have implicated her husband”

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Hill, Billy Prison Jump Suits

Monica Crowley writes in the Washington Times:

At her initial press conference on the matter that month, Mrs. Clinton said the server that housed her emails while she was secretary was set up for Mr. Clinton.

“The system we used was set up for President Clinton’s office,” she said.

She added, “It was on property guarded by the Secret Service. So, I think that the use of that server, which started with my husband, certainly proved to be effective and secure.”

Ahem.

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Puff Ho: “Kanye West Declares Bill Cosby Is ‘Innocent'”

West also supports Barack Obama.

“The rapper’s show of support seemed to come out of the blue.”

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The show of support for Cosby seemed to come out of nowhere. A representative for West didn’t immediately respond to questions about the tweet.

Cosby has been charged with aggravated indecent assault in a 2004 incident at his suburban Philadelphia home in which a former Temple University women’s basketball assistant accuses him of drugging and molesting her.

Dozens of other women also have come forward to accuse Cosby of rape and unwanted sexual contact in incidents going back to the 1960s. Several of those women have sued Cosby for defamation. Cosby has denied wrongdoing.

West was quickly denounced for Tuesday’s tweet.”

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“Obama’s budget proposal includes billions for gun control”

This is in Obama’s ‘Wish list’ budget that he sent to the Congress. It isn’t likely to go anywhere but it does show where his priorities are.

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The ATF budget request is $1.3 billion, of which more than $35 million will be spent hiring 200 additional agents to reduce gun violence. The FBI is also requesting more money to hire an additional 230 employees to speed up the process to background checks on gun sales.

The budget request also includes more funding for mental healthcare and gun safety technology, among other things.

These are all priorities Obama mentioned last month when he announced his executive action on gun control.”

More at The Hill

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With Hillary On The Ropes Look For A Third Geezer To Jump In: Bloomberg

From the Christian Science Monitor:

“Bloomberg for president? Why an independent run might work”

He's a real sweetheart

He’s a real sweetheart

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed yesterday that he is considering entering the 2016 presidential race as a third-party candidate.

This confirms rumors sparked last month after it was revealed Mr. Bloomberg had retained a political consultant and conducted preliminary polls to determine his electability.

The New York billionaire says he wants to raise the standard of political dialogue and champion political moderates.”

Moderates? He wants to micromanage the people. He doesn’t want you to drink soda or own a gun. CNN Says about him:

Aren’t we tired of billionaires who think that just because they have a lot more money in their pockets than we do they deserve to run for president?

I’m not thinking so much about Donald Trump as Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, who has once again been floating the idea that he might run, possibly as a Third Party candidate. Yes, it’s ludicrous.”

I’d say ‘Dangerous’ instead of ‘Ludicrous’, but that’s just me.

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Obviously A Hand Puppet But These Students Are Captivated By The Character, Ignoring The Puppeteer.

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They’re Calling This A Horrendous Gaffe. But Is It?

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Marco Rubio said this several times during the ‘Debate’. Chris Christie pointed it out and lambasted Rubio for saying it.

Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world.”

Christie called it a, “Thirty second, memorized, speech”. It may well be but the furor in the media over what Rubio said is out of line.

The fact is that what he said is true and needs to be said and repeated. He and Ted Cruz are saying things like this about President Obama – and there lies the rub.

The media and the progressive candidates like Christie are shocked that anyone would speak the truth about Barack Obama. They can’t get Cruz and Rubio to stop saying it so they are deflecting attention away from the substance of the comment by trying to destroy those who are saying it. It’s beginning to work, too. Even conservative writer Ben Shapiro has jumped on the ‘Gaffe’ bandwagon.

Truth be known, every candidate has pre-prepared comments that they trot out repeatedly to answer questions from reporters and others. Christie does it. All of them do it. Possibly the worst one is Hillary Clinton. She has only a few things that she can and will comment on. The rest are off limits.

Rubio needs to learn from Donald J. Trump. He needs to use that line in every one of his speeches. It does need to be repeated often.

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$21,667,000.00 – A Tidy Sum

That’s how much Hillary Clinton got in speaking fees from many sources, not just Goldman Sachs. A quarter million – or more – for a speech is quite a fee. As you can see, many of her speeches netted much more than that. It’s hard to imagine how this would be portrayed if she were a Republican.

Actually, no it’s not.

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Read more at Zero Hedge

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WSJ: “Cruz Opposes Women in Selective Service”

Finally, someone takes the sane approach. The whole ‘Allow women to do any job in the military’ movement will weaken our armed services. Physical standards will be lowered to the point of unit ineffectiveness. Senator Cruz is right. It’s all about political correctness and that is stupid.

“Texas senator: Requiring women to register for the draft is senseless political correctness”

Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall-style campaign event on Sunday in Peterborough, N.H. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall-style campaign event on Sunday in Peterborough, N.H. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. –Ted Cruz said Sunday a proposal to include women in the Selective Service registration was a product of out of control political correctness and warned against putting a woman soldier near a dangerous “psychopath” in a combat situation.

Mr. Cruz’s remark sets him in opposition to rivals Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom in Saturday night’s debate announced support for registering women in the Selective Service system in case a military draft is ever reinstated.”

Read the rest at the Wall Street Journal

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More Evidence Of Fraud In Iowa Democrat Caucus

“Iowans claim instances when Sanders was shorted delegates”

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This is the kind of changes that they say matters.

Keane Schwarz is certain he knows the outcome of the vote in his precinct: He was the lone caucusgoer in Woodbury County No. 43.

But the Iowa Democratic Party’s final results state that Hillary Clinton won one county delegate and Bernie Sanders received zero.

“I voted for Bernie,” Schwarz, 36, of Oto, told The Des Moines Register. “It was really suspicious … I’m actually pretty irate about it.”

Some complaints that Iowa Democrats have shared with the Register about discrepancies in caucus results appear to be valid.”

Read the rest at the Des Moines Register

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“Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees”

Nothing is safe any more in the United States. The President has created a climate of lazy unconcern for secrets, laws, and sworn oaths. We see examples every day. This is just another.

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From there, he tried logging into a DoJ web portal, but when that didn’t work, he phoned up the relevant department.

“So I called up, told them I was new and I didn’t understand how to get past [the portal],” the hacker told Motherboard. “They asked if I had a token code, I said no, they said that’s fine—just use our one.”

The hacker says he then logged in, clicked on a link to a personal computer which took him to an online virtual machine, and entered in the credentials of the already hacked email account. After this, the hacker was presented with the option of three different computers to access, he claimed, and one was the work machine of the person behind the originally hacked email account.

“I clicked on it and I had full access to the computer,”

Read the rest at Motherboard

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“French Four-Star General, Just Before His Arrest: “France is Dying””

“There shall be no dissent.”

General Christian Piquemal, the former commander of the Foreign Legion, gave an interview to “Boulevard Voltaire”, a French online journal. He took part in Saturday’s French PEGIDA demonstration in Calais which was banned by the government out of fear that it would provoke violence. The demonstration went ahead anyway and General Piquemal was arrested for his attendance.

PEGIDA stands for, “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West”. It was started in Germany.

More at Gates of Vienna

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Plan To See The Super Bowl? Might Want To Miss Beyonce’s Performance

She plans to do a song she released yesterday that supports the Black Lives Matter movement. In it there’s a spray-painted sign saying, “Stop Shooting Us”. Also this:

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It starts with a parental warning.

There is nothing in it to warn young black men to stop shooting each other.

Want to see more? Look here at the UK Daily Mail

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“DHS Official: I Was Ordered to Purge Records of Islamic Terror Ties”

Actually, it’s a former DHS official. If his allegations are anywhere near true this is insidious.

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A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups.

“After leaving my 15-year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack,” the former employee, Patrick Haney, wrote in an explosive column that was published late Friday on The Hill website.

Haney alleges that the Obama administration has been “engaged in a bureaucratic effort” to destroy the raw material and intelligence the Department of Homeland Security has been collecting for years, leaving the United States open to mass-casualty attacks.”

Read the rest at Newsmax

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Maybe You Didn’t Notice But That’s Just How He Operates.

This is from the New York Times’ Politics Page:

“Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun Violence Amount to Little Action”

A woman checked out a handgun at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas last month. Credit John Locher/Associated Press

A woman checked out a handgun at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas last month. Credit John Locher/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Obama announced to great fanfare last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents plan to give out at gun shows.

In a tearful display of anger and sadness in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama ordered a series of steps intended to limit gun violence and vowed to clamp down on what he called widespread evasion of a federal law requiring gun dealers to obtain licenses.

But few concrete actions have been put in motion by law enforcement agencies to aggressively carry out the gun dealer initiative, despite the lofty expectations that Mr. Obama and top aides set.

Obama administration officials said they have no specific plans to boost investigations, arrests or prosecutions of gun sellers who do not comply with the law. No task forces have been assembled. No agents or prosecutors have been specifically reassigned to such cases. And no funding has been reallocated to accelerate gun sale- investigations in Washington or at the offices of the 93 United States attorneys.”

Saints be praised. This President has, over and over again, shown himself to be shallow and uncommitted. What matters most to him is that he can Say he has taken action. It is not important that action actually occurs. Look at the nuclear agreement he signed with Iran. He gave them every thing they wanted, got nothing in return. He actually didn’t even Ask for anything. He could have suggested the release of the Americans Iran is hold in but he didn’t.

Now he can say he has taken action toward gun control because his eyes leaked when he talked about it. As the NYT notes there are no actions behind his ‘Promise’. It’s unfortunate that their editorial board is unable to see the big picture with Barack Obama. They can not see past his marvelous skin tone.

It’s not unlike the reason they support Hillary Clinton. It’s entirely because of her supposed genitalia.

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“Iraqi migrant rapes a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in Vienna and tells police it was a ‘sexual emergency'”

This story is a great argument for capital punishment. This savage saw nothing wrong with what he did. He will do it again.

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A 10-year-old boy was so brutally raped by an Iraqi migrant in a swimming pool cubicle that he had to be hospitalised for his injuries.
A lifeguard immediately called an ambulance after the boy went to him in floods of tears, while the Iraqi was entertaining himself by repeatedly jumping off the three-metre diving board.
Police arrested him on the spot at the pool in Vienna, and during an interrogation, he told them that it was a ‘sexual emergency’ as he had not had sex in four months.”

Read more at the UK Daily Mail

H/T to Weasel Zippers

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A Good Good Cop Story From South Chicago

“Officers break the rules to save baby wounded in drive-by shooting”

11 Month-old Princeton Chew

11 Month-old Princeton Chew

The officers found five people shot, all victims of a drive-by shooting. One of them was 11-month-old Princeton Chew. Princeton’s pregnant mother and his grandmother were also shot and lay bleeding on the street.

A woman came running up to both officers holding the baby. Modzelewski knew right away the baby had been shot.

“It’s an unreal situation. Borderline helplessness,” the 11-year Chicago police veteran said. “You’re not quite sure what to do. You want to take action, some kind of action simply because it is a child, and that’s pretty much what we did.”

The officers broke a department policy, opting to rush the baby to the hospital themselves in their squad car instead of waiting for an ambulance.”

Read the rest at Q13Fox

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Well, Well: “Iowa Democrats reviewing some caucus precinct results”

Iowa Democrats are feeling the heat because the local paper has challenged the honesty of the caucus results. As a result they have agreed to look at one or two precincts that they can choose to see if everything was on the up-and-up. There was so much funny business reported after the caucus that everyone, except Hillary supporters, of course, want to know just what went on.

This is a start but now is not the time for the Register and the rest of the country to let up on the pressure.

Carol Hunter and Kathie Obradovich discuss the Democratic caucus results and process

Carol Hunter and Kathie Obradovich discuss the Democratic caucus results and process

The Register, too, has received numerous reports that the results announced at precincts Monday night don’t match what the Iowa Democratic Party has posted on its official results website.

Just one example: Grinnell precinct No. 1.

At least three caucusgoers there (including Dan McCue and Zack Stewart) and the Grinnell College newspaper reported that Sanders won 19 county delegates and Clinton 7, but party officials said the final tally was Sanders 18 and Clinton 8.”

Read more at the Des Moines Register

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MSNBC Found Some Young Women In NH That Don’t Like Hillary’s Use Of Her Sex As An Advantage

And they’re shocked, shocked, I say. Tampon Hall interviewed some young women who pooh-poohed Clinton. She and the other woman disapproved.

Looks like the Socialist is more popular among new female voters in New Hampshire than the old, lying woman is.

More at the Washington Free Beacon

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Trump Pushes The Limits Again

So far he hasn’t actually shot anyone in Manhattan but here he drops the F-bomb during a speech in New Hampshire. The crowd loved it.

As Mrs22 says, “He’s got class; third to low”.

Language warning.

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“The Iowa Democratic Party Chair Refusing To Review Caucus Results Is A HUGE Hillary Supporter”

We predicted that this would happen.

The Iowa Democratic party chair who is refusing to release raw vote totals from Monday’s state caucuses is a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter who donated to the politician’s various campaigns and who reportedly drives a Buick with the license plate “HRC 2016.”

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Read the rest at the Daily Caller

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How Has The Increased Minimum Wage Affected Jobs Market?

Investor’s Business Daily has been looking into it. This action/reaction phenomenon is really a no-brainer. Thinking people understand that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Non-thinking people don’t care. They just want MORE.

“Minimum Wages Surged In 6 Cities Last Year; Then This Happened”

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Hiring at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality sector venues slowed markedly last year in metro areas that saw big minimum-wage hikes, new Labor Department data show.

Wherever cities implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more last year, the latest data through December show that job creation downshifted to the slowest pace in at least five years.”

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Ah. If Only ‘The Force’ Was Real

Someone in Finland has been watching too much Star Wars. This is ridiculous. It’s a PSA from Finland that tells women how to resist a rapist. “Just say, “No!”. is what they advise. If that doesn’t work, hit him with your purse.

More at Moonbattery

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More Brilliance From The Oval

Every time President Obama proposes something this stupid, this unlikely to be passed by a GOP held Congress, it makes me wonder what his other hand is doing.

“Obama to propose $10-a-barrel oil tax”

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President Barack Obama is about to unveil an ambitious plan for a “21st century clean transportation system.” And he hopes to fund it with a tax on oil.

Obama aides told POLITICO that when he releases his final budget request next week, the president will propose more than $300 billion worth of investments over the next decade in mass transit, high-speed rail, self-driving cars, and other transportation approaches designed to reduce carbon emissions and congestion. To pay for it all, Obama will call for a $10 “fee” on every barrel of oil, a surcharge that would be paid by oil companies but would presumably be passed along to consumers.”

Tax-and-spend. That’s all this proposal is. Spend more so you can burden the people with more taxes. Do anything you can to focus more control in the hands of the federal government. Even the Politico writer understands that this will go nowhere:

There is no real chance that the Republican-controlled Congress will embrace Obama’s grand vision of climate-friendly mobility in an election year—especially after passing a long-stalled bipartisan highway bill just last year—and his aides acknowledge it’s mostly an effort to jump-start a conversation about the future of transportation. But by raising the specter of new taxes on fossil fuels, it could create a political quandary for Democrats. The fee could add as much as 25 cents a gallon to the cost of gasoline, and even with petroleum prices at historic lows, the proposal could be particularly awkward for Hillary Clinton, who has embraced most of Obama’s policies but has also vowed to oppose any tax hikes on families earning less than $250,000 a year.”

From Politico

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