A shocking new report reveals a deliberate plan by Democrats to exploit incidents of gun violence to their advantage. As Rahm Emanuel said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it´s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." In other words, forget the facts of cases, the circumstances surrounding them, or even the victims themselves; just take advantage of circumstances and current events to push your agenda. Or, as the manual puts it: "The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Mullah Omar, Ibrahim al-Asiri, Hassan Nasrallah and Abu Dua are the elite of the elite in the world of terrorists. They wield the most influence on the ground and are more effective at making things happen than some of the best politicians. They command both military power and soft power, spreading death and destruction in the name of God. These five men will stop at nothing to bring their vision of a worldwide caliphate into reality. As obscure as the concept of a caliphate is to most of the world, the faces and stories of those advocating that view are even more obscure, which is alarming.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Craigslist is flooded with people selling their tickets to see President Obama Thursday. Almost immediately after the free tickets were given out and the UB lottery winners were chosen, ads began popping up online. On Craigslist, one person offered to sell their ticket Tuesday for $250 dollars, but then on Wednesday, the price jumped to $350. There are also ads from people without tickets, offering hundreds of dollars for a chance to see the President in person. However, the ticket clearly states it cannot be resold. We spoke to lawyers who say selling the free ticket online
Barack Obama´s new dog Sunny, a Portuguese water dog, set the First Family back $2,300. The dog was conceived from the frozen sperm of his father, Henry, who died in 2010 but was alive long enough to donate some sperm. The dog was purchased from a Portuguese puppy breeding center in Attica, Michigan run by Amy Lane. Lane said of father Henry that he was a "showman, mellow, laid back and if all the other dogs in our neighborhood barked, he could care less." Wayne Pacell, president of the Humane Society of the United States, blogged, "As we always say
Let´s stipulate right off the ballot that no one knows who the 2016 Republican Party presidential nominee will be. And no one can do more than guess even who the active candidates will be. Running for president is an incredibly complex, time-consuming, intricate process that must begin this far out from Nov. 8, 2016, even if the ultimate decision later is a No-go. (Snip) All these guys are going down the candidate check-list: Make money-friends. Write a book. Build a communications/policy team. Visit Israel. And/or China. Do favors for state and local Republicans to build debts to call in later.
One of the two students removed from Oberlin College earlier this year for allegedly circulating virulently racist, anti-Jewish and anti-gay messages around campus is an ardent leftist and committed supporter of President Obama, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Dylan Bleier, one of the two students, hosted a voter registration drive in a Walmart parking lot
The New York mayoral race this week detoured into one of the occasional rounds of umbrage-taking that are a regular feature of American campaigns, as City Council Speaker Christine Quinn claimed that the wife of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio unfairly criticized Quinn for being childless. This wouldn’t necessarily be a big deal, even in terms of our little municipal election, except that the quote was actually a misquote. Making matters worse: The misquoter was New York Times political columnist Maureen Dowd. And Maureen Dowd has something of a history of screw-ups like this.
Christopher Lane was gunned down in cold blood – shot in the back as he jogged alongside a road in Duncan, Okla. His alleged attackers were teenagers who told police they were bored and killed the college athlete for “the fun of it.” The 22-year-old was attending school at East Central University – an Australian native who played baseball. Good Samaritans saw the shooting and immediately rushed to offer aid. One person called 911. Another tried to administer CPR. But it was too late. The young athlete with a promising future lingered for several minutes – gasping for air. And then he
Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language By Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras (Penguin, 214 pages, $15.00) In 2010, 328,259 new books were published in the United States. Most of these, one imagines, were not very good, but probably not so bad either. For all the pallets of titles demanding neither praise nor execration, there are bound to have been a few hundred genuine clunkers. Negative criticism is as fun to write as it is to read, but most reviewers end up sinking their fangs into only one or two really bad books per publishing season.
FOR YEARS AS a professional journalist, Quin Hillyer has slung editorial copy under tight deadlines. As a congressional press secretary for half a decade in the 1990s, he was virtually always on call, ready to field probing questions from reporters, day or night. But running for public office is something else entirely. “It’s exhausting. It’s the hardest work I’ve ever done,” Hillyer says. “I get up a lot earlier than I used to.” It was just four months ago that Hillyer went from perennial campaign-watcher to first-time candidate.
Duncan, Oklahoma: Chris Lane was murdered as a part of a gang initiation, according to James Johnson, the father of a boy who was also allegedly targeted by the three youths accused of killing Mr Lane. Police have not commented on the claim, though court documents confirm the accused were eventually arrested in front of the boy´s home. In their car, police say they found a shotgun and the .22-calibre revolver they believe was used to kill Mr Lane, and a cache of ammunition.
CNN´s Jeffrey Toobin is a former prosecutor and very smart guy whose judgment is really clouded when it comes to Glenn Greenwald. So clouded, in fact, that he has no problem with the fact that British authorities on Sunday detained Greenwald´s partner at Heathrow, interrogated him for nine hours and threatened him with jail. In fact, Toobin likened David Miranda to a "drug mule" because he was bringing Greenwald documents as part of the Guardian columnist´s pursuit of NSA leaks. "I don´t want to be unkind, but he was a mule," Toobin told Anderson Cooper.
The Obama administration is so strongly disturbed by reported deaths of hundreds from Syria´s renewed use of chemical weapons, that it sent out its "Principal Deputy Press Secretary" to respond Wednesday. The president was packing for his next summer bus tour and more speeches today and tomorrow. The Principal Deputy Press Secretary´s statement contained 243 words, about one word for every five of the 1,300 reported gas victims. The Principal Deputy Press Secretary said the United States is "deeply concerned" about the new deaths, on top of the more than 100,000 others from
Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am female,” the Army private wrote in a statement read on TODAY Thursday. “Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.” Manning, 25, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday after having been found guilty of 20 charges ranging from espionage to theft for leaking
Duncan, Oklahoma: Chris Lane was murdered as a part of a gang initiation, according to James Johnson, the father of a boy who was also allegedly targeted by the three youths accused of killing Mr Lane. Police have not commented on the claim, though court documents confirm the accused were eventually arrested in front of the boy´s home. In their car, police say they found a shotgun and the .22-calibre revolver they believe was used to kill Mr Lane, and a cache of ammunition.Mr Johnson told Fairfax Media that the three youths had been trying to recruit his 17-year-old son,
Imagine the Left´s reaction if the shocking, inter-racial murder of Christopher Lane had occurred when G.W Bush was president and he had stated, "If I had a son, he´d look like Christopher," or "Christopher Lane could´ve been me 35 years ago." Undoubtedly, the race-peddlers and entire grievance industry would´ve interpreted his comments as a subtle war declaration against Black America. Yet, when President Obama made these statements about Trayvon Martin, the Lefties claimed that he wasn´t being divisive, he was simply "keepin´ it real."
Health Reform: Thousands of UPS workers have found out what´s actually in that Obama-Care package Democrats shipped out in 2010. Their company decided to drop coverage for spouses to avoid the law´s added costs. President Obama has been claiming lately that most of his signature law is already in place, and that all the fuss about delays and premium hikes is over parts of the law that don´t go into effect until next year and are relevant only to the small share of uninsured. "For the 85% to 90% of Americans who already have health insurance," he says, "they don´t have to
The Norwegian Royal Palace, located in the heart of Oslo, is surrounded by a pleasant little park called Slottsparken. It contains lawns, flower beds, and a rippling brook spanned by a footbridge. Behind the Palace is a small cabin where members of the palace guard spend their down time napping and watching TV. A less charming feature of the park is that it’s also been the setting of several rapes – no fewer than five of them between June and October of 2011 alone. Things got so bad that the Radisson Hotel – which is just across the street from the
It was, in retrospect, an odd statement to make. On 20 August 2012, President Barack Obama said: We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilised. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation. There are several oddities about this. First, a declaration of this momentous importance came not in a formal statement but as an unscripted response to a question at a White House press briefing. That might
LONDON -- The Guardian newspaper has gone to Britain´s High Court to demand an injunction protecting materials that were seized from the partner of a journalist who has written stories based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Lawyers for David Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, say the seized material contains confidential information. British officials took computers, memory sticks and other electronic items from Miranda when he was questioned at Heathrow Airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act. Lawyer Gwendolen Morgan said Thursday that sources and confidentiality
Saul Alinsky´s Ninth Rule for Radicals is that "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself," the point of which is to say there is a lot you can do to defeat your opponent mentally and vise versa. In fact, Sun Tzu said "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting" but that if you must fight, you should leverage your opponent´s psychology to your advantage. "Appear weak when you are strong and strong when you are weak," he said. This principle is evident even in one on one combat. In boxing for example, fighters
The liberal media are obsessed with Texas’s freshman senator Ted Cruz. The most recent outbreak includes a Daily Beast hit piece about his “creepy” college years at Princeton, as well as a flurry of articles about whether his Canadian-American dual citizenship could complicate a potential run for the White House in 2016. The Left’s animosity toward Cruz is approaching hysterical levels not seen since John McCain chose Sarah Palin as a running mate. His oratorical prowess and Ivy League pedigree have stunned some liberals, whose natural instinct is to smear popular conservatives as anti-intellectual, but it hasn’t stopped a number of
Bernstein´s daughter, Casey Deutsch, said her father died in his sleep on Wednesday morning of natural causes. Bernstein made the Beatles the first rock group to play at the classical Carnegie Hall and arranged their historic 1965 show at Shea Stadium, rock´s first major stadium concert, which set box office records. He also booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones. He worked with Judy Garland, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles and promoted Dion, Bobby Darin and Chubby Checker. Bernstein was an early backer of ABBA, setting up the Swedish group´s first U.S. appearances. He also was behind one
This week, the State Department announced that, in "an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Benin," construction has begun on a new $178 million embassy complex in the small West African nation, a neighbor of Togo and Nigeria. As is often the case in the construction of new U.S. diplomatic facilities, the plans include a number of "sustainable" features including solar panels, rainwater harvesting, wastewater reuse, and LED lighting. The complex will cover 8.8 acres, and will include: a chancery/office building, a support annex, a residence for the U.S. Marine detachment, a warehouse, a utility building, a recreational facility, and
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has now weighed in decisively on the Egyptian imbroglio by declaring his strong support for his “Egyptian brothers against terrorism, deviance, and sedition.” And the brothers he has in mind are not the Saudis’ long-term clients in the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) but their military oppressors. To underscore the decisive nature of this shift, the kingdom’s state-controlled press promptly wrote off the Brotherhood as “no longer relevant politically,” in stark contrast with Washington’s feeble efforts to prove the opposite. By siding openly with the military and pledging economic aid, the Saudi monarch has essentially given carte blanche