Politics

Trump Is Right: CNN Reported on American Muslims Celebrating 9/11

By on 11.23.15 | 10:42AM

So the newest controversy?

That Donald Trump said he saw clips of New Jersey Muslims celebrating 9/11. His critics pounced.  But whatever he may have seen or not seen in New Jersey, CNN reported here that Muslims in New York City celebrated 9/11 — in 2009.

The clip, found on YouTube, is dated from 2009 and was apparently broadcast in the aftermath of the Ft. Hood shooting that involved  U.S. Army Major Nidal Hassan, an American Muslim whose actions were celebrated by a group called “Revolution Muslim.”

The CNN segment was anchored by Anderson Cooper, with the report filed by CNN investigative reporter Drew Griffin. The focus of the story is the 96th Street Mosque, identified as “right in the heart of New York.” The report was titled “Homegrown Hate.” Griffin speaks to the Imam, who says Islam is about peace. But right outside the Mosque are Muslims — American Muslims “born and raised” in the United States — preaching hatred of the U.S. Saying that the 9/11 attacks were justified. Griffin captures all of this on camera, with members of the group professing their love for Osama bin Laden.

ABC Airs Special Holiday Episode of Scandal Featuring an Abortion

By on 11.20.15 | 12:40PM

Merry Christmas, everyone! And how better to celebrate the birth of a savior, perhaps history's greatest unplanned pregnancy, than to air a Very Special Episode of one of ABC's highest rated shows depicting a main character having an abortion to the tune of one of our most sacred holdiay hymns, "Silent Night?"

Now, I try not to be as hard on ABC as some of our other writers - after all, it's almost unfair, considering they're pulling in lower numbers than Lifetime nowadays, and I kind of love Quantico, which is basically the best worst show on television - but last night's episode of Scandal was a special kind of stupid. In the "winter finale," the main character, Olivia Pope, who just revealed she's in a comfortable relationship with the President of the United States, celebrated her holiday season by recognizing what's most important about family: that when you don't want more of it, you can have it scraped out of your womb while you listen to Christmas carols.

Dems Won’t Whip Rank-and-File to Oppose Syrian Refugee Bill

By on 11.19.15 | 2:01PM

You wouldn't know it by the Facebook memes, but right now, a fairly large bipartisan majority of the U.S. Congress is supportive of a bill that would increase scrutiny on incoming Syrian refugees, requiring an FBI background check in addition to security screening measures already in place. 

I can't tell you whether this is a truly necessary development or not — it seems oddly timed to take advantage of a groundswell of grassroots support, particularly given that Congress has been struggling with the issue of Syrian relief for a while now — but the White House most certainly considers it their hill to die on, and has been busy issuing veto threats and holding emergency briefings with top Democratic elected officials in what seems like a last-ditch effort to table the twin House and Senate bills. 

ABC Caves in to Obama Over Syrian Refugees

By on 11.19.15 | 1:21PM

As you may know, the city of Paris, France is in turmoil right now. A horrifying terrorist attack occurred there, killing at least 120 people. A lot of people believe the attack was carried around by ISIS. The mastermind behind the attack is now dead, and now France is taking drastic measures to make sure ISIS is defeated.

Clinton Campaign Threatens Chicago Comedy Club for Making Fun of Her

By on 11.19.15 | 12:38PM

Poor, sweet, shrinking violet Hillary Clinton is very angry with a Chicago comedy club, the local Laugh Factory franchise, for making a video poking fun at her. After all, there's absolutely nothing funny about Hillary Clinton and anyone who thinks otherwise should face a severe and swift punishment.

At least, that's what the Laugh Factory owner says the Clinton campaign actually thinks. Five of the house comedians made a video called "Hillary v. The First Amendment" (ironically), mostly recylcing old jokes about Hillary's wardrobe, hairstyle, close relationship with Huma Abedin among other, occasionally crass observations. The Laugh Factory posted the video online, something triggered a warning klaxon in Clinton world headquarters, and Jamie Masada, the club's owner, quickly got an earful from a "prominent" Clinton campaign staffer who demanded the video be taken down, requested the names and home addresses of the comedians in the video, and threated to shut Masada down if he didn't comply.

Donald Trump “Won’t Rule Out” Database, Warrantless Searches for Muslims

By on 11.19.15 | 12:12PM

Donald Trump has been tough-talking on the Syrian refugee crisis for a few days now, drifting in and out of rationality as the situation dictates. With many of his fellow candidates doomed to actually have to cast a vote on the subject, the Donald is free to pontificate on the subject of national security as he wants, when he wants and with as little regard for human dignitity and the confines of the Constitution as necessary.

This morning, Yahoo news published a lengthy interview with the real estate mogul, in which they asked him how he would handle the issue of terrorism, given that the subject itself is rather difficult to police. Trump doesn't know, but there is a laundry list of items he won't rule out, some of which don't quite jibe with the First Amendment

We’re going to have to do thing that we never did before,” he said during a Yahoo interview.

“Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule,” Trump said.

Bernie Sanders Might Not Make the Case for Socialism After All

By on 11.18.15 | 4:21PM

It seems things have soured a little for everyone's favorite socialist; Bernie Sanders, on the heels of a mediocre debate performance that saw him blame the whole of modern terrorism on "climate change," thus suggesting a few solar panels in the desert could solve all of our ISIS-related woes, it seems his campaign is "rethinking" his coming out party. 

Just a few weeks ago, the Sanders campaign was touting a huge upcoming speech in which Sanders, who has pushed a fully socialized health care program, free public education through a four-year degree, sky-high tax rates and an end to income inequality, would outline how to pay for the multi-trillion dollar welfare expansion through the very limited number of 1%-ers who wouldn't be packing up their mansion for sunnier days on private, tax free islands at the very thought of a Sanders Presidency. It is now on "indefinite hold" as the Sanders campaign tries to figure out how to sell the full Socialist package without completely turning off the majority of Democratic voters.

TSA Says 73 Employees Were on Terror Watch List

By on 11.18.15 | 1:00PM

A few months ago, top TSA officials were forced to hand over their plastic badges and report for bin-stacking duty after it was discovered that 95% of the time, fake, planted "bombs" and "firearms" were able to make it swiftly through security at a bunch of American airports (just don't wrap your face powder up in your underwear or they'll spill out the contents of your luggage across the "security screening area" with abandon, before testing you and your laptop for exploses, because obviously you're a terrorist, boarding a flight to that high-impact target Cleveland at an ungodly morning hour...not that I'm bitter).

Anyway, the malfeasance inside the TSA extends throughout the agency, apparently, from line workers, to top brass and even to HR. According to a report released this week, the TSA had 73 "aviation workers" on its payroll who also happened to be on the terror watchlist, something the TSA, in its extensive screening process, failed to discover.

Obama “Dresses Down” Republicans as Turkey Arrests Terrorists Posing as Refugees

By on 11.18.15 | 12:09PM

Last night, President Obama could have taken his second press conference opportunity to reassure Americans that the Syrian refugees he'd like to see resettled within our borders would be fully vetted and screened in a complex process designed to maintain the government's commitment to preserving our national security, after all, that's mainly what Americans are concerned about.

Instead, as he has for three days straight now, Obama took the opportunity to have a foot-stomping hissy fit over Republican objections to his foolproof plan, accusing detractors, including a number of Democrats (Chuck Schumer!) of being terrified of a bunch of children and old women

Classy.

President Obama is lashing out at Republican politicians who oppose allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S., accusing them of being “scared of widows and orphans.”

Big Time Dem Donors Will Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

By on 11.17.15 | 3:56PM

The Obama Administration only has a few more years in which to reward its mega-donors or watch the Barack Obama Presidential library go unfunded. Since they've already bestowed all of their Ambassadorships on mega-bundlers and would have a difficult time explaining why Hollywood stars were serving in Cabinet-level positions, it seems that the Administration has taken to simply rewarding their biggest showbiz supporters with major American honors, typically reserved for those whose contributions to society aren't monetary.

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