White House Response to Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi Petition for Release From Mexican Jail – Sickening

A petition entitled: Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment, was submitted to the White House on May 1, 2014. This is the marine who had just moved to San Diego to seek treatment for his PTSD. He had all of his possessions in his truck, including three U.S. legal firearms, when he reportedly took a wrong turn at the border and wound up in Mexico. He immediately called 911 and declared them to Mexican border agents, but he was arrested nevertheless.
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On August 29th the White House finally responded to the petition. Although the threshold requiring a response from the White House is 100,000 signatures, it sat for months before they got around to it. It is interesting to note that there were 134,934 signatures as of that date.

The White House said that “U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the most highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case…” and that “Our goal is to see that Mr. Tahmooressi is treated fairly during the judicial process…”

Treated fairly? Fair treatment would be to let him go now and put an end to this charade. Nowhere in the White House response did I see any demands for Sgt. Tahmooressi’s immediate release nor any hint of consequences to Mexico if they drag this on and continue to hold him. But what I found the most upsetting about the White House statement was their repeatedly referring (four times) to this marine as Mr. Tahmooressi, a complete disregard of, and slap in the face to his military service to our country. Very sad, but totally predictable of this administration. You may read the petition and the entire White House response here.

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Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC On How To Cover The IRS Scandal

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Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points behind the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week.

Invited on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the revelations of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer confirming the existence of Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails and the IRS’s destruction of her Blackberry (stories the networks through Wednesday morning have yet to touch) Attkisson also did a great job of explaining the conflict of interest going on at the DOJ.

Laying down the trail of bread crumbs for any network reporter to follow, Attkisson told Dobbs that at the same time the DOJ was “defending the IRS in court in the civil case with Judicial Watch” it was “also investigating the IRS. So at the same time it’s supposed to conduct a fair and impartial investigation on the one hand…it is defending the IRS in court on the other hand on the missing document cases. I think there is a potential appearance of a conflict of interest there.”  Continue reading at MRC.org.

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Yoho Crushes Rush in FL District 3 GOP Congressional Primary

Last night challenger Jake Rush proved that the old adage, the problem with political jokes is they get elected, isn’t always true.

Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala.com:

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, center, during a party at the Perry Plantation after the polls closed on Tuesday in Gainesville. Yoho defeated Jake Rush in the Republican primary. Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, center, during a party at the Perry Plantation after the polls closed on Tuesday in Gainesville. Yoho defeated Jake Rush in the Republican primary. Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun

By Jeff Schweers
Staff writer
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.

An acrimonious and sometimes loopy battle for the conservative heart of North Central Florida has ended, with voters giving incumbent freshman Rep. Ted Yoho an overwhelming victory in the 3rd District Republican primary.

With all but a handful of precincts reporting, Yoho received 79.32 percent of the 46,953 votes cast in a landslide victory over challenger Jake Rush, a lawyer from Gainesville. Yoho spent $452,000 to Rush’s $198,000, and still had $302,000 on hand as of Aug. 6.

“There was a lot of anxiety leading up to this moment,” Yoho told a cheering crowd of supporters at Perry Plantation & Kennels, a stone mansion in the middle of a pasture east of Gainesville. “The third is the best district in Florida. You showed us that you like what we are doing for you and we are going to work harder for you.”  Read more at ocala.com.

 

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Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

Tyranny often sounds wonderful when it is described by the tyrants.

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National Science Foundation study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns.

BY: Elizabeth Harrington
August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution. Read more at freebeacon.com.

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200 Celebrities Show Support for Israel in Statement & Call Out Hollywood Actors Who Back Hamas

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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Nearly 200 Hollywood elite and executives have rallied together in support of Israel. Signing their names on a statement denouncing Hamas, they posted their declaration on the Creative Community for Peace website.

Among the actors championing this statement are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Dave Feldman, and Sarah Silverman. The complete list can be seen below, via Creative Community for Peace. Read more: westernjournalism.com.

 

 

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Obama Sent No Representative to Memorial Mass for Beheaded Journalist James Foley

By Lauretta Brown

Mourners packed Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rochester, N.H., on Sunday for a memorial Mass for journalist James Foley, who was murdered by ISIS terrorists. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Mourners packed Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Rochester, N.H., on Sunday for a memorial Mass for journalist James Foley, who was murdered by ISIS terrorists. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama sent no White House representative to the memorial Mass held yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, for James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists.

President Obama, however, did send three White House aides to Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American fatally shot in an encounter with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

The memorial mass for James Foley took place Sunday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Foley’s hometown. Connie Hammond, an administrative assistant at Holy Rosary, told CNSNews.com that no White House officials were in attendance. Continue reading at cnsnews.com.

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Justin Amash Supports Ted Yoho for Congress

Two term conservative congressman Justin Amash (R, Michigan) has endorsed Ted Yoho in his reelection bid against challenger Jake Rush.

Rush, a Gainesville attorney, has made headlines for his role playing hobby (source: Gainesville Sun, SaintPetersBlog), for his ruthless attack ads on Congressman Yoho, and large contributions to his campaign from a super PAC Florida Conservatives United (source: FactCheck.org) which is run by his father and aunt who are both Democrats.

Amash Supports Yoho

Congressman Amash has recently won his primary after a vicious campaign which was so filled with smear tactics; it was called the nastiest in the country. Amash lashed out in his victory speech where he pulled no punches. Watch a portion of it here:

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Podium to Tee in Eight Minutes

Democrats and Republicans alike are outraged at our Duffer-in-Chief’s rapid appearance on the links after his statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley last week.  Many are wondering just how he did it.  Syndicated cartoonist Michael Ramirez just might have figured it out:

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Judge Jeanine Pirro to Obama: You Need to Leave

August 23, 2014 – ( Fox News – Justice w/ Judge Jeanine Pirro – Opening Statement ) – Judge Jeanine Pirro DESTROYS Obama in EPIC Opening Statement for Lack of Leadership and Force on ISIS Going on Vacation Playing Golf.

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Obama Tees Off

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