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Friday, October 31, 2014

 




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The Man I Used to Be
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 10/31/2014 12:22:14 AM     Post Reply
They’ve downsized the news. A glance shows what used to be called the big news has dropped below the fold. It is easy to see why. As Daniel Henninger wrote in the Wall Street Journal, big news is bad for the president. So up with the little news. The major ticket item are all poison. (Snip) Since people can’t quite be persuaded to stop talking about Ebola, the next best thing is to tabloidize it so that the conversation focuses on a nurse in Maine who wants to ride her bicycle in despite the quarantine state officials want her to

Obama’s Unprecedented Attack on Israel
Time Magazine, by Sen. Ted Cruz    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/31/2014 12:19:46 AM     Post Reply
This week, the world was treated to yet another embarrassing display of the Obama administration’s incompetent foreign policy. According to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, various anonymous officials referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as both “a chicken****” and “a coward.” While these indefensible comments have received the lion’s share of media attention, the substantive remarks about Iran were even more troubling. Goldberg wrote that another senior official claimed that due to their pressure on Netanyahu, it is now “too late” for Israel to stop Iran from amassing an “atomic arsenal.” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told the White

U.S. Chides Israel for Closing
Temple Mount After
Shooting of U.S. Citizen
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/30/2014 11:15:43 PM     Post Reply
In a week that a senior administration official hurled juvenile slurs at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tensions in the Middle East escalated into a big-league crisis with a terrorist attack on a U.S. citizen. The reaction from the administration was the predictable call for everyone to calm down and de-escalate tensions — along with pointing a finger at Israel for escalation. Yehuda Glick, a U.S.-born activist who has campaigned for the right of Jews to pray at the Temple Mount, was hit in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night after attending a conference about the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

  


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Syria airstrikes spur
White House infighting
over benefit to Assad
Washington Times, by Guy Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/30/2014 10:56:22 PM     Post Reply
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged for the first time Thursday that the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State are benefiting Syrian President Bashar Assad — highlighting a strategy that sources close to the White House say was hotly contested by some of President Obama’s national security advisers. “Yes, Assad derives some benefit,” Mr. Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon when pressed about the wider implications of the administration’s strategy of hitting only Islamic State targets while avoiding Syrian military forces fighting the same extremists on the ground. Describing the circumstances inside Syria as complicated, Mr. Hagel said the administration is

How ‘Dodd-Frank’ is becoming
the new ‘Obamacare’
Washington Post, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/30/2014 10:52:04 PM     Post Reply
If you don´t know what the Dodd-Frank Act is, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told an audience last weekend, "it´s Obamacare for banks." Ryan, outgoing chairman of the House Budget Committee, was echoing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who´s been using that expression since at least April (and he used it again Wednesday night). Expect to hear the expression more, particularly once a new, probably-Republican-led Senate takes over on Capitol Hill in January. Dodd-Frank, a set of financial regulations passed in the wake of the financial crisis, has been cited by financial reporters, liberal publications, and (most importantly) Republican senators

The likely next governor of Texas
is full of Lone Star swagger. Don’t
be surprised if he runs for president.
Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/30/2014 10:48:48 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN — The governor of Texas is not legally required to possess a supreme amount of self-confidence, but a law like that might as well be on the books. Sam Houston governed the state. The last two incumbents, George W. Bush and Rick Perry, ran for president. In the annals of self-confidence, the man likely to succeed Perry next year, Attorney General Greg Abbott (R), fits right in. He is, in his own estimation, a bridge between the conservative and business wings of the Texas Republican Party, the candidate who can show his party how to reach out to a

Election Day looking like a
referendum on competence
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/30/2014 10:45:15 PM     Post Reply
Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not. First, like all U.S. elections, it’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy. Moreover, here is a president who proclaims the reduction of inequality to be the great cause of his administration. Yet it has radically worsened in his six years. The 1 percent are doing splendidly in the Fed-fueled stock market, even as median income has fallen. Second is the question of competence. The list

  


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Texas Isn’t Turning Purple.
What Happened?
Bloomberg, by David Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/30/2014 10:42:01 PM     Post Reply
SAN BENITO, Texas – Bottles of beer cost $3 at the Hollywood Bar. After dark, bottles of very necessary mosquito repellant are passed around, gratis. It’s a hot night, fifty or so locals have come to talk and meet Republican candidates, and nobody’s got anything kind to say about the immigration detention center down the road. The Mexican border is just a few miles away. The reporters who trekked down to cover the late summer’s child migrant crisis? Long gone. Yet the building goes on. “They’re actually opening up stuff faster for them than they are for us,” says Jose

Suspected cop-killer Frein
taken into custody
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Laura McCrystaland and Mike Newall    Original Article
Posted By: Calvinesq- 10/30/2014 10:07:53 PM     Post Reply
Eric Frein, the suspected cop-killer who for six weeks was the target of a Poconos manhunt involving more than 1,000 law-enforcement officers, surrendered Thursday after being discovered hiding in an airplane hangar, officials said. A search team led by U.S. marshals found Frein, two sources confirmed. He was unarmed and surrendered without incident, the sources said, and was expected to be transferred to nearby Pike County. Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Trooper Connie Devens confirmed Frein was in custody, but would not elaborate. She said more details would be released Thursday night. Edward Hanko, special agent in charge of the FBI´s

Mary Landrieu: Obama and I Are
Unpopular in Louisiana Because
the South Is Racist and Sexist
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/30/2014 9:54:13 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Senator Mary Landrieu said Thursday she thinks one of the reasons she is losing her campaign for re-election is that the state that voted her into office is sexist. Landrieu also said that President Obama is unpopular in her state because of his race. Speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Landrieu said, “I’ll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans.” Pointing to herself Landrieu continued, “It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place.” Landrieu oddly didn’t mention that her low

Detroit man owes $30,000 in
support for child he did not father
New York Daily News, by Nicole Hensley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 10/30/2014 9:49:10 PM     Post Reply
For the past 28 years, a Detroit man has owed child support for a child he never fathered. Paternity tests confirm Carnell Alexander is not the father of a child born in 1987, even though paperwork initially filed for welfare assistance by his ex-girlfriend declared him the baby daddy. “I had to turn to welfare to get assistance to take care of them and I had to put him down as the father. That was the only way I could get into the system,” the child’s unnamed mother told WXYZ-TV. That paperwork followed Alexander for two decades, racking up more than $69,000 in child support debt.

  



Pope Francis: ´Caring for the poor
does not make you a communist´
Independent [UK], by Kashmira Gander    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/30/2014 9:44:41 PM     Post Reply
Pope Francis has once again rejected claims that his concern for the poor and criticisms of capitalism make him a communist, by declaring that he is merely following the Gospel. In one his longest speeches as Pope, the Holy See outlined his views on a wide range of issues– from poverty and the injustices of unemployment to the need to protect the environment. "Today I want to unite my voice with yours and accompany you in your fight," he said to participants at the World Meeting of Popular Movements, which is holding a three-day conference in Rome involving groups including trade unions, peasant farmers, and domestic

Obama’s party fundraisers
shutting out media
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/30/2014 9:34:04 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has been largely invisible on the campaign trail this fall, but his disappearing act also has extended to party fundraisers, frequently held in secret and away from the view of the press. Before stumping for Maine gubernatorial candidate Michael Michaud and other Democrats on Thursday evening, President Obama spoke at a closed-door “roundtable” for the Democratic National Committee, an event that essentially is a fundraiser with a different title. Of the 64 fundraisers the president has headlined this year, about half have been entirely closed to the press, according to the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation,

Ukraine, Russia, EU agree
to natural gas supply deal
Reuters, by Alastair Macdonald & Philip Blenkinsop    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/30/2014 9:29:22 PM     Post Reply
Beussels - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbor over the winter in return for payments funded in part by Kiev´s Western creditors. After several failed rounds of talks in recent weeks as conflict rumbles on despite a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the accord also eases concerns that a new "gas war" could disrupt winter supplies if energy to EU states, notably through pipelines shut down across Ukraine since June. With overnight temperatures already nudging below freezing in Ukraine,

Illegal immigrant children
treated to guitar lessons,
miniature ponies, tilapia farm
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/30/2014 9:23:18 PM     Post Reply
One of the contractors housing some of the surge of illegal immigrant children from this summer offers them a petting zoo with miniature ponies, a tilapia fish farm operation and guitar lessons, according to documents releasedThursday by a senator who questioned whether the plush accommodations were a good use of taxpayers’ money. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, said it seemed excessive to pay the $329 that Southwest Key Programs, the contractor, charged per child per day at one of its California facilities in Lemon Grove, California. Another facility in El Cajon cost taxpayers $316 per child per day.

  


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Republican senators warn Obama
against executive action on amnesty
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/30/2014 9:17:34 PM     Post Reply
Three of President Obama’s GOP partners on immigration warned him Thursday not to try to act on his own to grant legal status to illegal immigrants, saying the border is not yet secure enough from either illegal immigration or potential terrorist threats. Sens. Marco Rubio, John McCain and Lindsey Graham — who all collaborated with Mr. Obama and Democrats last year to pass a broad legalization bill in the Senate — said in a letter that the president lacks the legal authority to act on his own, and that it would be a mistake anyway, because it would invite more illegal immigrants to try crossing at a time when the border isn’t ready to handle

2 Winter Haven Nursing Assistants
Arrested for Abusing 76-Year-Old Patient
Ledger (Winter Haven FL), by Stephanie Allen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/30/2014 8:49:00 PM     Post Reply
WINTER HAVEN- Police arrested two nursing assistants from the Palm Gardens Nursing Home in Winter Haven on Wednesday after an investigation showed they were abusing a 76-year-old patient, William Wilson. Yashika Zenobiaha Jones, 28, of 2401 Second St. in Winter Haven, and Rose Dorlean Blaise, 35, of 1013 Ave. M NE in Winter Haven, are each facing charges of battery of an elderly person, according to Winter Haven police. In early October, the man´s son, 53-year-old Dale Wilson, reported to Palm Gardens staff that he noticed unusual bruising on his father´s arms and legs, police said. Wilson told police his father

Judge Finds MSNBC´s Donny
Deutsch Guilty of Scamming Realtor
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/30/2014 8:31:58 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC´s Donny Deusch has been found guilty by a Manhattan judge of scamming a real estate broker out of a commission. The judge found that the broker, Edward Petrie, was responsible for finding a buyer for Deutsch´s $30 million home in the Hamptons. After Deutsch discovered he knew the buyer, LA hedge funder Howard Marks, MSNBC´s Occupy Wall Street cheerleader went behind the broker´s back to privately broker the sale and stiff the Sotheby´s realtor out of his fee. The New York Post reports that the judge blasted Deutsch for his "dishonesty and greed": “This court considers that and refusal to

Many Empty Seats at Hillary
Rally in Maryland
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/30/2014 7:56:18 PM     Post Reply
The camera caught many empty seats at a rally Hillary Clinton is headlining in College Park, Maryland: (Video) Hillary Clinton, a possible candidate for president of the United States, had not come out to speak yet, but was expected to take the stage shortly. The rally is for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running to become the next governor of Maryland. The location of the rally, College Park, is a Democratic stronghold and home of the University of Maryland.

Rep. Smith Slams Use of
Obamacare Funds to Promote
´Dreamer´ Amnesty
Cybercast News Service, by Brittany M. Hughes    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/30/2014 7:43:41 PM     Post Reply
In a letter to House Appropriations Chair Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) on Tuesday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) called for defunding a provision in Obamacare that has been allowing taxpayer dollars set aside for public health initiatives fund television ads for President Obama’s illegal-alien amnesty programs. In his letter, Smith cites a $15 million grant from the Prevention and Public Health Fund that the Department of Health and Human Services gave the California Endowment. The Prevention and Public Health Fund was created by the Affordable Care Act to support public health care initiatives. The California Endowment is a statewide, private health foundation

  



Kerry: ‘Worst Stereotypes’ of
American Behavior Abroad ‘Have
Brought Us to the Difficulties We’re
Living With Today’
Cybercast News Service, by Patrick Goodenough    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/30/2014 7:38:26 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry argued Thursday that the United States cannot push its weight around in a changing and “complicated” world, and implied that the previous administration having done so had led to today’s security crisis in Iraq. In an appearance at the Washington Ideas Forum, Kerry said that although the Obama administration wanted to see a less sectarian government in Iraq – a prerequisite for tackling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) threat – it could not have simply demanded that former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki be replaced. “The United States couldn’t just crash in and

Police: Man wanted in
trooper ambush is captured
Associated Press, by Michael Rubinkam*    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 10/30/2014 7:36:21 PM     Post Reply
A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. State police confirmed Eric Frein was taken into custody but released no details. A federal law enforcement official in Washington said Frein was armed when he was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday. The official wasn´t authorized to discuss the circumstances of Frein´s arrest and spoke to The Associated Press anonymously.

Race in America:
Focus group gets fired up
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/30/2014 7:33:50 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, are still simmering after an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer in August. While the town waits for the results of several investigations, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson Police Department. In order to better understand how Americans perceive issues like those at play in Ferguson, Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz brought together 17 people to talk about race relations. Among the participants, Luntz found that the majority of them thought race relations were getting worse in America and

Burkina army imposes interim
government after crowd burns parliament
Reuters, by Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/30/2014 6:10:12 PM     Post Reply
OUAGADOUGOU -- Burkina Faso´s military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government on Thursday after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge. Army chief General Honore Traore said the new government would be installed after consultation with all political parties and would lead the country to an election within 12 months. He also announced a curfew from 1900 to 0600 GMT (1500 to 0200 ET). The move came after tens of thousands of angry protesters packed the streets of Ouagadougou on Thursday to demand Compaore´s departure,

Sen. Ted Cruz: Obama’s
Unprecedented Attack on Israel
Time Magazine, by Ted Cruz    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 10/30/2014 6:01:18 PM     Post Reply
This week, the world was treated to yet another embarrassing display of the Obama administration’s incompetent foreign policy. According to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, various anonymous officials referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as both “a chicken****” and “a coward.” While these indefensible comments have received the lion’s share of media attention, the substantive remarks about Iran were even more troubling. Goldberg wrote that another senior official claimed that due to their pressure on Netanyahu, it is now “too late” for Israel to stop Iran from amassing an “atomic arsenal.”

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