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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

WTF?

As cops were being threatened and assaulted and the city reeled over the execution of two officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio prayed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Sunday — then went into hiding.

via De Blasio goes AWOL, avoids families of executed cops | New York Post.


Splendid….

A Bronx teen who twice pointed his gun at cops and pulled the trigger — only to realize that he’d just emptied the weapon shooting out apartment windows — nearly hit several residents with his gunfire, police sources and witnesses said Sunday.

More via Man aimed empty gun in cop’s face, pulled trigger: officials.

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On his Facebook page, in linking to a February 2008 Washington Post item, Mark Levin asks, Should Bush/Rove operative Pete Wehner join the Democrat Party?

Whether Wehner leaves the GOP, or not, is up to him. But how much weight we give his opinions in evaluating any potential 2016 nominee is up to us. One may want to keep that in mind as Wehner begins to sing the praises of Jeb Bush, or perhaps some other establishment Republican as we move toward 2016. After all, if this was what Wehner thought of Barack Obama back when he was fighting Hillary for the Democrat nomination, just how reliable can his judgment be?

Not very, it seems to me. But this does help me understand why he’d like a Jeb Bush so much. Heck, after reading this, I’m not even certain Wehner voted for McCain/Palin in November of 2008. Behold Wehner’s great and not-so-wise praise for Barack Obama … Mr. Unity!!

Why Republicans Like Obama

By Peter Wehner
Sunday, February 3, 2008

Barack Obama is not only popular among Democrats, he’s also an appealing figure to many Republicans.

A number of prominent Republicans I know, who would wage a pitched battle against Hillary Clinton, like Obama and would find it hard to generate much enthusiasm in opposing him.

A third reason for Obama’s GOP appeal is that unlike Clinton and especially John Edwards, Obama has a message that, at its core, is about unity and hope rather than division and resentment. 

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

via Update: Slain Tarpon Springs Officer Had Lengthy Career | Tarpon Springs, FL Patch.

Update Dec. 21, 12 p.m.: The Tarpon Springs Police Department has released more information about the officer slain Sunday morning.

Charles Kondek, 45, served more than 17 years with the agency, many of which were on the midnight shift, a department media release stated. Kondek was originally from New York where he served as a New York City Police officer for more than five years.

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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

In a statement released Saturday night, Sharpton said he spoke with the Garner family regarding the shooting.

via Rev. Al Sharpton, community leaders express outrage over murder of 2 NYPD officers | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV.

“Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases,” the statement said. “We have stressed at every rally and march that anyone engaged in any violence is an enemy to the pursuit of justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown… The Garner family and I have always stressed that we do not believe that all police are bad, in fact we have stressed that most police are not bad.”

 


2 NYPD cops shot ‘execution style’ in Brooklyn

Two uniformed NYPD officers are struggling for their lives after being shot — execution style — as they sat in their marked police car on a Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, street corner.

 

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You may have to Google a bit to name his party, …  it begins with a D.

County Executive Steve Bellone said that is how the 19-year-old Duke University student and porn actress ended up as one of the 267 people on his “following” list.

Bellone, a married father of three who is up for re-election next year, insisted he has no idea how his account came to be linked to Knox.

More via Politician ‘follows’ porn star, says Twitter account was hacked | New York Post.


What, me worry? U.S. sends 4 Guantanamo terrorists home to Afghanistan

Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a slow-moving push by the Obama administration to close the facility.


Okay, I hate the forever “breaking exclusive” nonsense, too but … well, how can I not copy an esteemed jerk-off-a-list like Chucky C. my Johnson at Got News. Speaking of which, here is what he’s feeding those that feed at the bottom of the information food chain today. Charles has been spanking the “It’s not North Korea” monkey all week.

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Friday, December 19th, 2014

Writing at Commentary, Peter Wehner suggests radio host Mark Levin should leave the GOP.

Mark Levin would be better … if he were free of the GOP. And a few people might argue that the GOP would be better if it were free of him.

I’ll forgive you if you don’t know who Peter Wehner is, few do beyond the Beltway. In political terms, as unfortunate as it may be to say, he’s a parasite. If you don’t believe me, simply read his professional bio at Politico. Just as you’ll find him here quite literally begging for money at Commentary, Wehner is one of an unfortunately growing number of lumps attached to politics in America that always find a way to sustain themselves either through taxpayer dollars by being employed by, or doing consulting for government. Or, when not doing that, they’re left to flat-out ask for money as Wehner does here.

 

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Help, I’ve fallen on my fat ass and I can’t get up: Obesity IS a DISABILITY, rules highest EU court

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Tell us how you really feel, Rand: Rand Paul: Lifting Cuba Embargo ‘Probably A Good Idea’ The guy is so not ready.


Gee, do you think Alison Lundergan Grimes wants to run in 2016 on the victim card? It sure sounds that way.

“The law is clear,” Grimes told WHAS-TV in Louisville. “You can’t be on the ballot twice for two offices.” “We’ll look to the court for any guidance that is needed,” she added. “And at the end of the day, we’re not going to be bullied.”


And on and on it goes but computer hacking! – via Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria


Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed gets 15 years for FBI chat room terror case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami reports that 31-year-old Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.

Mohammed is a naturalized U.S. citizen from India who relocated in 2011 to Saudi Arabia.


Putin saying West “trying to defang the Russian bear” – talk about playing to the home crowd: via Putin: Western sanctions partly responsible for crisis | TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times.

In a live, three-hour news conference that has become a Putin holiday tradition, the Russian leader demonstrated unwavering confidence in his domestic policies despite the catastrophic collapse in the ruble. His fierce defiance toward the United States flared throughout as he insisted the West was trying to destroy Russia to grab Siberia’s great natural resources.

 

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Elton John and David Furnish to marry this weekend | Page Six.


If ever I begin to wonder why I usually don’t waste my time reading the superficial blather of Peter Wehner, all I need do is look in on his latest over at Commentary. Talk about there being no there there....

There is absolutely nothing of any genuine substance in his latest wad of drivel. It’s not representative of any serious thought. High school girls – and boys for that matter – put in more effort trying out for their school’s cheerleading squad and that’s mostly what Wehner is rather lamely attempting to do. It’s simply Wehner doing what he always does, imploring the GOP to lie down and be steamrolled by Obama and the Democrats.

Forget that the Republican Party’s recent rise in popularity came on the heels of last year’s government shut down … because at least some in that increasingly irrelevant party had the courage to stand up to Barack Obama.

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

via Indiana officer asked to stop selling ‘Breathe Easy’ shirts

South Bend City Council members Oliver Davis, Henry Davis Jr. and Valerie Schey on Tuesday called on Barthel to stop selling his “Breathe Easy” shirts.

“Unfortunately, the divisive message … that is being currently promoted through the sale of T-shirts bearing this message damages the goal of unity and further divides our community,” they said in a statement.

The store has defended its T-shirts in a posting on its Facebook page.

 


via UVa: Finds of outside review of sex assaults will be public when the investigation ends – The Washington Post.

A statement issued Wednesday by board of visitors rector Keith Martin said that the Washington law firm of O’Melveny & Myers will serve as an independent counsel to review the university’s sexual assault policies and procedures. Martin said that when the investigation is completed, the findings of the independent counsel will be publicly available.

University president Teresa A. Sullivan asked the Charlottesville police department and Virginia attorney general Mark Herring (D) to separately investigate allegations of a brutal sexual assault on campus detailed in a Rolling Stone magazine account.

 

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