#BLACKLIVESMATTER…EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: 2 dead, 4 wounded in shootings over Thanksgiving Weekend
This, from the guy who uses hashtags to fight terrorism, draws red lines…
“Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,” he said.
Obama added, “At first they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three year old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”
The president contended his critics were playing right into the Islamic State’s hands.
“I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate,” he said. “ISIL seeks to exploit the idea that there’s war between Islam and the West, and when you start seeing individuals in position of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land that feeds the ISIL narrative. It’s counter productive. And it needs to stop.”
Obama concluded alleging the position taken by those expressing caution was motivated by political aspirations.
“They’ve been playing on fear to score political points or to advance their campaigns and it’s irresponsible,” he said. “It needs to stop because the world is watching.”
Oh, but it’s fine score political points by throwing a temper tantrum. Got it.
Nice to see the President listening to the very real concerns of over 30 Governors. What was Obama telling college kids just a few weeks back again? Oh right, Obama said they shouldn’t be “coddled and protected from different points of view“.
Remember, the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
MEANWHILE: 2 Dead, 7 Arrested in Paris Raids
SAINT-DENIS, France —
A woman wearing an explosive suicide vest blew herself up Wednesday as heavily armed police tried to storm a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week’s gun and bomb rampage was believed to be holed up, police said.
They said one man was also killed and seven people arrested in the standoff, which began before dawn and continued for more than seven hours, with gunfire and large bangs sporadically ringing out near the apartment building In the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis
RELATED (these will be added to and updated most likely) :
TSA Investigation Finds 73 Workers on U.S.’s Terrorist Watchlist
WORTH BOOKMARKING: Refugee Resettlement Watch
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) November 18, 2015
JUST IN: Turkey arrests 8 suspected ISIS members who planned to travel to Germany posing as refugees, Turkish officials say.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 18, 2015
PRAY FOR PARIS (LINKS)
ISIS has claimed responsibility and issued a statement that included keeping France on its target list:
“To teach France, and all nations following its path, that they will remain at the top of Islamic State’s list of targets, and that the smell of death won’t leave their noses as long as they partake in their crusader campaign,”
Earlier in the day, President Obama claimed “ISIS is contained“.
The attack that took the most lived was in a concert hall, where terrorists walked in and began shooting people before blowing themselves up when French police breached the building.
Man arrested in #ParisAttacks told police: “I am Syrian, I was here with 2 others, we were recruited by ISIS, this is an ISIS mission”
— WBRC FOX6 News (@WBRCnews) November 13, 2015
Allegedly, there were eight terrorists and all were killed during or right after the attacks. The city was put under curfew for the first time since 1944.
As of this post, the media is reporting around 127 or 128 dead. Last night, multiple outlets were reporting up to 153 dead. Details are still lose; keep that in mind when reading the news today.
State Department says if you have a loved one in Paris, to call 1-888-407-4747 (from the US) or 202-501-4444 (from overseas) for assistance.
Various Links In No Particular Order
Daily Mail UK: Paris Sees 127 Dead (original headline said 150 dead)
Daily Mail UK: Syrian passport found on body of Suicide bomber
The Telegraph UK: Gunman yelled Allahu Akbar
Unfortunately, some people are perpetual assholes.
The Mizzou students were ‘Grade A’ Assholes though.
— Ashton Liu (@Ash_Effect) November 14, 2015
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 14, 2015
Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters are complaining at losing the media spotlight. Really. pic.twitter.com/s5ncUPltU8
— Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero) November 14, 2015
Interesting how the news reports are covering the Paris terrorist attacks but said nothing about the terrorist attack at #Mizzou 😒☕️🐸
— Kyra D. Hardy (@_kyrahardy) November 14, 2015
Real terror unfolds in Paris. Perhaps this will convince the right to done down their incessant violent rhetoric https://t.co/1C0U19lw0Q
— Salon.com (@Salon) November 14, 2015
These murderers aren’t refugees. Nor are they real Muslims. They’re terrorists who’ve hijacked a religion for nefarious gain. #paris
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 13, 2015
Now is not the time to self-righteously pretend like angry Muslims are alone in shooting up innocent people in crowded theaters.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 14, 2015
FOX BUSINESS GOP DEBATE ROUNDUP
Last night was the GOP Debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin hosted by FOX Business news. Unlike the CNBC debate, actual questions were asked and answered. Questions were mainly on economics or of an economics flavor.
Winner: Ted Cruz/Marco Rubio – They sort of tied, with Cruz pulling out slightly ahead last night. This would be a powerful ticket, folks. They are clearly the best debaters & frankly, either would eviscerate Clinton.
Runner Up: Carly Fiorina – held her own, but came off a bit school marmish and beat the zero-based budgeting horse too often.
Still In It: Ben Carson /Donald Trump – Carson got a jab at the media, Trump didn’t gain or lose, but was shown up by Rand Paul on the topic of TPP. Best Trump moment was at the very beginning where he rejected the $15 minimum wage hike. Carson’s answer on the same wage issue could have been so much better; he flailed around a bit before finding balance.
Loser: John Kasich for possible THE most annoying debate performance in history. The only silver lining was he showed his true stripes – no one can have listened to him last night and not recognize him as a progressive. It was so bad for Kasich, Luntz polling said he hit the lowest debate moment in history. What does that look like?
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) November 11, 2015
Candidates who should drop out: Everyone else. It’s time, people.
Rand Paul started to wake up in this one, but got hammered by Rubio and well, we’re 4 debates in now. Too late.
Hey, JEB! It’s time to go man, last night you were wearing a cologne called ‘sheer desperation’.
Biggest moment again went to Ted Cruz when he hit it out of the park on Immigration:
“The Democrats are laughing, because if Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose. And, you know, I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn’t often see it as an economic issue,” he continued. “But, I can tell you for millions — of Americans at home watching this, it is a very personal economic issue. And, I will say the politics of it will be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande. Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press. “And, I will say for those of us who believe people ‘ought to come to this country legally, and we should enforce the law, we’re tired of being told it’s anti-immigrant. It’s offensive.”
Another big spike for Cruz was when talked about his tax plan — Google went nuts.
Some of Rank Luntz’s focus group video is below. The focus group reaction for Cruz’s immigration comments at the 3 min mark.
Marco Rubio also had a very good moment and it was early on in the debate – he is strong on Education (38 sec mark).
The Hill: Winners and Losers of the GOP Debate
Free Beacon: The Trump-Paul-Obama Foreign Policy
Hot Air: Debate 4 big loser: CNBC
PJ Media: VodkaPundit – Drunkblogging Tonight’s GOP Debate, Special Game of Thrones Edition
PJ Media: What I learned at Tuesday’s debate
Legal Insurrection: Political Media Lament “Dryness” of Fox Business Republican Presidential Debate
Legal Insurrection: LIVE REACTIONS: Fox Business Republican Presidential Debate
Breitbart: RUBIO: U.S. HAS ‘OUTDATED HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM’… also, Trump ‘Likes Ike’.
Weasel Zippers: Open Thread: Republican Debate Four: The Economy
#BLACKLIVESMATTER…EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: Four dead, 15 hurt in weekend shootings
GREAT IDEA…NOT SO MUCH: Clinton Touts $12 Minimum Wage
“Hillary Clinton reiterated her support for a $12 minimum wage at a campaign event on Tuesday, a 20 percent jump over President Obama’s proposed $10.10 wage, but far less than the $15 wage backed by union activists and her rivals.”
Hillary hedges her bets. Again.
“The vote in the liberal city broke down 57 percent to 43 percent against the measure, according to preliminary returns on Tuesday night.”
Liberals love the sound of their policies. Actually living under them? Not so much.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER … EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: 1 dead, 29 wounded in Halloween weekend shootings
The third GOP debate was last night in Denver, Colorado and this is a highlights & roundup.
CNBC played host and their moderators managed to turn it into the biggest media bias clown show this nation has ever witnessed. I am not kidding.
Winner: Ted Cruz
Runner Up: Marco Rubio / Carly Fiorina
Still In It: Ben Carson /Donald Trump
Candidates who should drop out ASAP: Everyone else. Again, not kidding.
Biggest moment of the night was Ted Cruz disembowelment of CNBC’s moderators:
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) October 29, 2015
Ted Cruz’s focus group dials hits 98 with his attack on media bias. 📈 That’s the highest score we’ve ever measured. EVER. #GOPDebate
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 29, 2015
I want this on a loop:
Second biggest moment was Marco Rubio calling out the media as well:
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) October 29, 2015
Christie got one in too when the CNBC Clowns asked him about Fantasy Football — NOT KIDDING: “John, do you want me to answer or do you want to answer? Even in New Jersey, what you’re doing is rude.”
More Top tweet moments can be seen in my Storify Article: CNBC GOP Debate Was A Clown Show… For CNBC.
NewsBusters: Forum Was an ‘Encyclopedic Example of Bias’
Free Beacon: CNBC Debate Moderators, Ranked
Free Beacon: Republicans Blast Media Bias at Third Presidential Debate (A Must Read)
PJ Media: VodkaPundit Drunkblogging Tonight’s CNBC GOP Debate
The Federalist: Surprise! John Harwood Lied About Marco Rubio’s Tax Plan
Legal Insurrection: LIVE REACTIONS: CNBC “Main Stage” GOP Debate
Weasel Zippers: THIRD GOP DEBATE OPEN THREAD…
Gateway Pundit: Audience BOOS CNBC Debate Host’s Awful Attack on Dr. Ben Carson
#BLACKLIVESMATTER … EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: 3 killed, including 15-year-old, 6 wounded since Friday morning
No word from the White House on politicizing these events.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER … EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: 3 men, 16-year-old boy wounded in shootings in Chicago
ALSO, OVER THE WEEKEND: 1 Dead, 11 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
OBAMA OPENLY ADVOCATES FOR GUN CONFISCATION…: ‘This Is Something We Should Politicize’
In a 15-minute statement, Obama stressed that the US is “the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every couple of months.” He praised the gun control efforts in Australia, a nation that conducted a mass confiscation of firearms from its citizenry.
Obama then went on to give the media an order to make gun control more ‘popular‘, which was almost immediately complied with:
Media no longer reports the news. They report what they think the news SHOULD be. Now they openly take orders. https://t.co/EqV5ph8kbP
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) October 2, 2015
Mr. Beauchamp was called out with figures about Chicago, figures that this blog regularly has been citing about Obama’s hometown of Chicago. In fact, last June Obama called for gun control again and this blog noted the lack of discussion about the “4 Killed, At Least 22 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago”. Obama clearly has selective shooter outrage. Related: Black Lives Matter… Except In Chicago
Our media is utterly disgusting and useless.
Umpqua Community College is a gun free zone, which will suspend, expel or turn students over to law enforcement who violate their ‘code of conduct’.
The gunman, identified as 26 year-old Chris Harper- Mercer, singled out Christians during his shooting spree. He is dead and when alive, was clearly an unhinged piece of work that clearly had mental issues, but that won’t matter. The media is going to zero in on this bit mentioned by the Daily Mail UK: “According to his profile, Harper-Mercer is ‘mixed race’ and a ‘conservative Republican’.”
When politicizing is acceptable and when it is not:
“In the last 24 hours, we’ve seen Democrats screaming about the politicization of four Americans killed more than three years ago in a woefully unprotected consulate in the middle of a failed state created by the policies of a Democratic president and their leading presidential contender, and at almost the same time the leader of the Democratic Party demanding we politicize a shooting that just ended without bothering to wait for any facts at all. Try wrapping your mind around that.” (Source: Hot Air)
INSTAPUNDIT has a post about a promise meeting an expiration date, with a comparison of Obama on guns in 2008 versus now.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER … EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: 4 killed, at least 18 wounded by gunfire since Saturday morning
Chicago shooting victims: 2,152 from JAN. 1, 2015 – SEP. 20, 2015
Chicago Homicides: 354 from JAN. 1, 2015 – PRESENT
#BLACKLIVESMATTER…EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: Chicago Labor Day Violence: 6 killed, 27 wounded, toddler’s head found floating in lagoon
“1,625 shootings, up 17.4% from 2014”
“320 homicides, up 22.6% from 2014”
“Male, black and those in the 20-29 age range made up the majority of homicide victims in Chicago this year.”
Of the 320 homicides, 245 were black & 288 were male.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER… EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: Three killed, 31 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago
“Three people were killed and at least 31 others, including a 7-year-old girl, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.
Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were standing on the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Ingleside when someone walked up and fired shots at them, according to Chicago Police.
The younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld Sunday pending family notification.
The older boy was shot in the leg and also taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. A police source said the 17-year-old is a known gang member.
About two hours earlier, a 44-year-old man was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.”
HOPE AND CHANGE.
ALSO, THIS AT INSTAPUNDIT: JOEL KOTKIN: Economic Progress is More Effective Than Protests: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the new wave of black nationalists are selling a line that is inimical to real racial progress in America.
#BLACKLIVESMATTER… EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: Man killed, at least 11 wounded in separate shootings
#BLACKLIVESMATTER… EXCEPT IN CHICAGO: 2 dead, 11 wounded in shootings in Chicago, including slaying near Obama’s home
Published on Aug 26, 2015
New James O’Keefe undercover video shows Clinton campaign playing fast and loose with Iowa election laws, directly contradicting their previous statement to Time Magazine. Hillary campaign organizer Sarah Sterner was captured on hidden camera stating: “We don’t want to make our focus voter registration because then we have to like register everyone regardless of whether they’re supporters or not.” The Clinton campaign “maintains that its policy is to register all voters, regardless of their preference in candidates.” Yet paid organizer Sarah Sterner was caught instructing staffers to ask potential supporters “Hey are you a Hillary supporter? And then if not, then like great move on, you know?”