July 23, 2014
Texas Judge: "Highly Unusual' For Illegals Not To Show At Deportation Hearings
Do you think a U.S. citizen would get that same benefit of doubt if they didn't show for a court hearing? Of course not.
From Dallas News:
The youths were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who were set to appear in federal immigration court Tuesday for initial deportation hearings. But they weren't there -- 18 of the children whose cases were set to be heard didn't show up Tuesday for court.
It was an absentee rate that federal Immigration Judge Michael Baird said was "highly unusual," so high that he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order.
Baird said he was concerned that the children may not have received proper notice of the hearings from the government.
These aren't little "children" as the media keeps suggesting. These are teenagers, many of whom belong to gangs.
Next time, instead of calling it a "deportation hearing," just tell the immigrants to pick up their green cards at the courthouse. Then arrest them when they show.
As a Professor of Political Science, I Give Sen. Walsh an Automatic "F" for the Course
If you are one of my students and you plagiarize, I give you an automatic F. That's not an F for the paper, it's an automatic F for the entire course.
Since the reason you plagiarized was that you didn't do the work, then you would have gotten an F for the paper in the first place. Therefore, the punishment for stealing someone else's intellectual property and passing it off as your own has to be more severe than the consequences of not writing the paper in the first place. So, an automatic F.
And the fact that this was when Democratic Senator John Walsh of Montana was in a Master's degree program? That's worse. Much, much worse. You expect more from a graduate student. Not from a Democrat in Congress, no, but from a graduate student, yes.
The War College ought to rescind his degree.
Paris Quiet on News Christians in Mosul, Iraq Expelled
I meant to get to this yesterday, but it's almost too depressing to read:
After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.Jesus wept.
Gathered along an unlit street on the edge of Hamdaniyah, a majority Christian town on the outskirts of Mosul, large, well-dressed families of refugees from Mosul shared their stories in their only remaining set of clothes, trying to make sense of what had happened. According to the Iraq-based Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, whose field office was receiving internal refugees in Hamdaniyah, 1,500 Christian families have fled Mosul in the last four days. They were the last of the last.
Those families leaving from the checkpoints on the eastern side of the city were harassed and robbed of their possessions but ultimately allowed to leave Mosul with only the clothes on their backs and possibly cab fare. All families who fled on the last morning reported having money, belongings, jewelry, and even documents stolen from them. Women had crucifixes torn from their necks.
Meanwhile in Nigeria, Islamists Bomb Muslims for Not Being the Right Kind of Muslims -- No Riots, Protests, Calls for Boycotts Ensue
One day, 2 bombs, 75 dead:
The first bomb detonated around noon, from a car parked in the city of Kaduna, two kilometers outside a gathering of Muslims celebrating Ramadan, said Mike Omeri, the coordinator of Nigeria's National Information Center. Twenty-five died, he said.The second bomb was apparently targeting a guy by the name of Mohammadu Buhari. So, even in Nigeria where the fighting is often described as "sectarian" between the Christian South and Muslim North, a lot of those being killed are Muslims by other Muslims.
State authorities were considering the possibility the explosion—triggered remotely—targeted a Muslim cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who has repeatedly condemned terrorism as un-Islamic.
"His convoy escaped the bomb blast by whiskers," said Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman of Nigeria's Department of State Security.
Hours later, a second blast hit a teeming bus station in the nearby town of Kawu. Shopkeeper Mustafa Kaka estimated there were about 50 bodies.
When will the streets of Paris fill up with protesters condemning Boko Haram or demanding an immediate cease fire? Hell, even if they condemned Nigeria for responding to Boko Haram there would at least be some sort of logical parity for the Left. They could burn down Nigerian businesses.
As it is, riots only occur when one side is Jewish. And you don't see John Kerry hopping on an airplane trying to convince Nigeria to stop fighting the terrorist organization.
American Gives All for Only Democratic, Free State in Middle East
Some give lip service, others give all they have:
Nearly 30,000 mourners flocked to the funeral Wednesday for American Max Steinberg, who fell in love with Israel and died fighting for its military against Hamas militants this week.Rest in peace.
"There were crowds of men and women, religious and secular, ultra-Orthodox, young and old, all are here together for each other, simply amazing and moving," said Meytal Blumenthal, one of the mourners who didn't know Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif. "I came to give encouragement and left encouraged."
Steinberg, who was living in Beersheba, Israel, was one of two American-born "lone soldiers" killed in clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) uses the designation for 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100 "lone soldiers" are from the USA.
Steinberg grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and attended Pierce College and El Camino Real High School in Southern California. He first visited Israel in June 2012, his father, Stuart Steinberg, said.
When he returned home, Max Steinberg told his parents he planned to join the IDF. He moved to Israel less than six months later.
"He went back," Stuart Steinberg said. "He was completely dedicated and committed to serving the country of Israel. He was focused, he was clear in what the mission was, and he was dedicated to the work he needed to be doing."
Death to Jar Jar Binks.
They Call This Fat Guy Number 3
Of course Kim Jong-un will consider this post an act of war, but who really gives a f*ck what Kim Jong-un thinks?
Good Gun Control: One Dead One Critical Edition
A 19 year old resident in Pennsylvania had to use deadly force to defend himself, his girlfriend and his home when two armed men forced their way in and opened fire.Shotgun to the face huh? Must have blown most of his head clean off.The tenant pulled out a shotgun and fired three times, hitting both men, Toler said.One of the intruders was killed instantly inside of the apartment. The second intruder managed to make his way outside of the apartment, where he collapsed. He was transported to an area hospital where he is currently in critical condition
And Now A Moment With the Religion of Peace
They are saying there is "One Solution! Jihad! Jihad!" among other things.
Islam really is a one trick pony, Kill is their solution to everything.
Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
And who says politics isn't entertaining.
A Mitigating Factor?
Is it just a coincidence that since Bowe Bergdahlhas been back in the US there has been a sudden rash of dead Haqqani Network, Uzbek and al-Qaeda operatives?
A U.S. drone strike is said to have killed at least a dozen militants in Pakistan’s volatile North Waziristan region, where the Pakistani military is engaged in a counter-terrorism offensive that could include targeting extremists involved in deadly cross-border raids in Afghanistan.I'd like to think so anyway.
Local intelligence officials say the pre-dawn attack took place in the Datta Khail area where a U.S. drone fired several missiles into a sprawling militant compound. Most of the dead were said to be fighters of the outlawed Pakistani Taliban and its Uzbek allies
hree of the six al Qaeda operatives were identified by Sanafi al Nasr, the head of al Qaeda's "Victory Committee." Nasr, a Saudi whose real name is Abdul Mohsin Abdullah Ibrahim Al Sharikh, is a top leader in al Qaeda. As the leader of the Victory Committee, Nasr is responsible for developing and implementing al Qaeda's strategy and policies. [See LWJ report, Head of al Qaeda 'Victory Committee' in Syria.]YOU WILL now forget I ever said this.
Nasr, who is a prolific online jihadist, tweeted on July 14 on the "Martyrdom of six of the dearest comrades of the path in Khorasan, among them my brother and loved one and apple of my eye Taj al Makki and my brother the kind and generous Abu Abdurahman al Kuwaiti yesterday in a bombardment of spies," according to a translation by Oren Adaki. The Khorasan is a geographic area that includes Afghanistan and Pakistan, where al Qaeda's senior leadership is based.
...The US has conducted two other strikes in the Datta Khel area since July 10. In the early morning of July 19, US drones launched eight missiles at a compound in the same village, killing at least 11 jihadists, including two commanders in the Punjabi Taliban. And on July 16, the US reportedly killed 18 jihadists, including 12 "of Central Asian origin," in a strike in the village of Saidgai.
July 22, 2014
Storm Saxon's Kittehs
I promised. Here are SSGB's kittehs. Below the fold. Cuz you may die of teh cute.Read More "Storm Saxon's Kittehs"
Inability of Jihadis to Hit Most of What They Are Aiming At Finally Making Sense: Blind Jihadi Claims Handicap No Excuse for Not Picking up AK47, Firing in General Direction of Infidels
Friends of blind jihadi Taymullah al-Somali play epic prank, urging him to fire at the "Infidel Shia 12th Imam, flying on a carpet over us right now!"
Some things are funny. Other things are funny funny. This is the latter:
A blind jihadist pictured fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria has reportedly urged others to join the Islamist militants, saying having a disability is no excuse.Thanks to @BellumLetale
Taymullah al-Somali, a Dutch national who is believed to have travelled to the Middle East earlier this year, has been photographed numerous times alongside ISIS militants and is believed to be based in the capital of the self-declared caliphate, Raqqa....
Another post urging more jihadists to join ISIS added: 'My beloved brothers, if there is anyone with a valid excuse to reframe [sic] from jihad, it's me. I am blind!'
Hamas Missiles Discovered In Another UN School
Once again, the UN is caught aiding terrorists.
or the second time in less than a week, rockets have been found in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the body said.
"Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip," the organization said in a statement issued Tuesday. "As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff were withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets. The school is situated between two other UNRWA schools that currently each accommodate 1,500 internally displaced persons."
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, then I'm an accomplice.
(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)
Pro-Palestinian Activists Using Pictures Of Fogel Family Slaughter As Propaganda
If you recall, the Fogel family was slaughtered in their home by two Palestinians.
Pro-Palestinian activists are now using the crime photos as propaganda. The caption accompanying the photos claims "This is what the medical personnel saw after the Israeli Army left this house in Gaza."
The propaganda image is below the fold. It is graphic.Read More "Pro-Palestinian Activists Using Pictures Of Fogel Family Slaughter As Propaganda"
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Magical sniper bullet causes a Palestinian "civilian" to teleport 20 feet. (
I guess they had to edit out him climbing over the rubble to get into position.
UPDATE: Here's a picture of the "victim" from the other direction. No blood and no wounds from supposedly three sniper shots:
One other thing that's out of place - where did all these pots and pans come from? Watch the video just before he supposedly gets shot. There are no pots on the ground where they are. But after he is on the ground, there are pots everywhere.
More updates below the fold.Read More "Pallywood Rises"
UPDATE II: I found these two images, one before the "sniper" shooting and one just after. I circled the corresponding points to orient. The yellow circle is the painted wall where the "victim" was supposedly shot.
Notice in the first picture, the man and woman in vests are far behind the so-called victim (in the green shirt.) That suggests they followed the victim past the sniper line-of-fire and the "victim" backtracked, or they crossed the line-of-fire after the "victim" was shot.
Also note the bag of what appears to be reflective vests. If they were so concerned about snipers, why didn't they give one to the man in green?
01:44 02:00 in the video, you can see the barrels (circled in green in photographs.) They are very close to those barrels (or whatever those things are). That means they had passed the sniper's line-of-fire when the "victim" was supposedly shot. But somehow the body was moved back to that point. He certainly didn't stumble over all that rubble in under 2 seconds.
The more I watch the video and look at pictures, the more this smells like a Pallywood production.
UPDATE III: Youtube removed the video I had embedded so I switched to a Liveleak video. I also had to change the mentioned times to correspond with those points in the video.
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Islamic State of Syria and Just Plain Stupid Orders Mannequins To Wear Hijab
Because, you now the Muj have been out on the trail for a long time and we don't want them, um temped.
ISIS has ordered shopkeepers in the Iraqi city of Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.You know why I'm in this now don't you, I mean the Muj are nothing if not entertaining.
The Sunni extremist group recently declared a caliphate – or Islamic State - covering parts of Syria and Iraq. Shop owners in Mosul said they had been told to cover the faces of male and female mannequins, apparently in line with strict interpretations of Shariah law that forbid statues or artwork depicting the human form.
I Felt A Great Disturbance In The Force
D.C. Circuit guts ObamaCare: Consumers in federal exchange are ineligible for subsidies
You already know the background here, I hope. If not, read this post and/or this post to catch up. The ObamaCare statute says that federal subsidies to help people pay for their new O-Care health insurance are available to anyone who buys their plan from “an Exchange established by the State.” Thirty-four states declined to build their own exchanges, though, so the White House built a big federal exchange for them instead. That’s Healthcare.gov. Question: If you buy a plan from Healthcare.gov, does that qualify as buying from “an Exchange established by the State”? Or are subsidies reserved exclusively for exchanges built by the individual states, not the feds?
The financial impact of ObamaCare for five million people hangs on six words. Held by the D.C. Circuit: Subsidies apply only to true state exchanges, not Healthcare.gov.
Hey, look on the bright side, Jar Jar Binks is dead!
Rex Kramer 2016!
Suggest Rex Kramer, I mean Joe Biden's 2016 campaign slogans.
Fatwas will be issued.
That's The Way You Do it
After Selena Gomez‘s Instagram feed became rife with comments debating about the humanity of Israel’s attacks on Gaza, the singer posted a follow-up photo to let her fans know what she’s really thinking.The article goes on to mention several other celebrities who are "under fire" for supporting Hamas and the Palestinians in Gaza.
“And of course to be clear, I am not picking any sides. I am praying for peace and humanity for all!” she captioned a photo of a serene seaside sunset.
Under fire? I don't think MTV knows quite what that means.
If this is what it takes for Selena to make the news these days, she should just go ahead and go full crackwhore.
July 21, 2014
'New Holocaust' Brings Out Protesters Around The World
In other words, SNAFU.
After reading this, I feel like I was actually there!
From Berkeley to Boston and from Paris to Sydney, the season is upon us again. Hipsters twirl Keffiyahs from some Shanghai factory around their necks, don army surplus jackets and Decembrist t-shirts and head to the nearest Israeli embassy to scream about a new Holocaust.
Shiites and Sunnis temporarily put aside their blood feuds and entire families of Syrian Alawites and Turkish Sunnis stand in London or Berlin screaming "Death to the Jews".
Joining them are elderly Trotskyists and aging Stalinists, normally as mutually hostile as Shiites and Sunnis, who put aside their differences to feebly wave cardboard signs about the Zionist war machine.
Fake blood is everywhere. Aspiring art students who can’t draw try to figure out new ways of intersecting a Swastika and a Star of David. Latuff cartoons are printed out along with bloody photos of dead people from Syria, Hollywood horror movies and on the rare occasion, Gaza, and shoved in everyone’s faces.
Hilarity ensues. Read it all.
The Nation Of Israel Will Never Give Up
Morale is high among the IDF. In this video, Israeli soldiers began singing during one of their breaks.
The translation from Legal Insurrection:
THE ONE WHO BELIEVES
Every place, all the time
The old and young has
Beautiful and less beautiful days
Among them answers to all the questions
There is one mighty God
He gives us everything in this world
Between darkness to a sun beam
We only need to choose the path
It is known life is a gift
All is expected and is allowed
The one who believes is not afraid
To lose faith
We all have the King of the universe
Who guards us from it all
This nation is a family
One and one more is the secret of success
The nation of Israel will never give up
We will always stay on the map
It is known life is a gift
All is expected and is allowed
The one who believes is not afraid
To lose faith
We all have the King of the universe
Who guards us from it all
Survival, self-defense, and a celebration of life.
Compare that sentiment with a song from Hamas below the fold.Read More "The Nation Of Israel Will Never Give Up"
I declare a blogwar!
Hot Air? Dead!
The Blaze? Dead!
American Thinker? Wait? Who?
Pay Respects To RAF Gunner (Updated & Bumped)
UPDATE: I thought an update about this story was due. Hundreds of people showed for the funeral, including veterans from Sidney's old unit, current and former RAF service men and women.
Some pictures from the funeral below the fold.
I don't know how many UK readers we have, but if any are in or near St. Annes in Lancashire, please consider spending a part of your day on July 4th paying respect to a WWII war hero.
From The Independent:
A recently deceased RAF veteran will have hardly any attendees at his funeral, an undertaker has said, as he makes a public appeal for mourners.
Sidney Marshall, 90, who took part in the D-Day landings serving as a flight sergeant, passed away on 16 June at his home in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.
With no relatives living locally and a wife, Elizabeth, who died last year, undertaker Eddie Jacobs, 72, is concerned that Marshall won't get the send-off befitting of a war hero.
This hero from the greatest generation deserves an honorable send off.
European Protesters Riot, Call for Muslims to Stop Butchering Muslims All Over the World
Yeah, I know, too obvious .... but it's all I have!
Chicago or France? Leaflets Threaten Jews Over Gaza Conflict
Well, this isn't good:
Anti-Jewish leaflets were found on several vehicles on Chicago's Northwest Side, police said.Chicago: it's like France, but with better pizza.
Six vehicles were discovered with leaflets containing anti-Semitic threats in their windshields Saturday morning in the 6300 block of North Monticello Avenue, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.
According to the Chicago Tribune, residents reported the material contained threats to Jewish people in connection to the rising conflict in Gaza.
Friend of Boston Marathon Bomber Begins Fretting Over Cornhole
If your friend is a mass murdering terrorist, it's probably best not to do him a favor:
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing.
Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors saying he agreed with a friend's plan to remove Tsarnaev's backpack containing altered fireworks from his dorm room a few days after the 2013 bombing.
Meanwhile, in Benghazi
No word on which YouTube video is to blame:
Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others, residents and security sources said.
The violence followed a week of fighting between rival militias for control of Tripoli International Airport in the capital that has prompted the North Africa country to appeal for international help to stop Libya becoming a failed state.
Tripoli was calmer on Monday, but in Benghazi, militants linked to Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia attacked an army camp and were repelled by troops and forces loyal to renegade retired general Khalifa Haftar, who has been carrying out a self-declared war on Islamist fighters, security sources said.
Transgendered Fighters Reported in Hamastan
It just warms the heart to see that Hamas has embraced the tranny community:
Janis Mackey Frayer, a correspondent for Canada’s CTV now based in Gaza, on Sunday reported seeing a Hamas fighter dressed in woman’s clothing in Shuja’iya, the scene of heavy fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas.Keeping reaching for that rainbow, Hamas!
Gaza: It's like Bangkok, but the shemales have beards!
Thanks to Johnny.
Howie Seriously Considering Becoming a Muslim
Sure, they tell the kids that Christians are liars. And, okay, Christmas getting cancelled does kinda of suck. But you say half empty, Howie says glass half full:
Children were taught that all Christians are liars and attempts were made to introduce Sharia law in classrooms as part of an alleged 'Trojan Horse' takeover plot of Birmingham schools, an inquiry has found.Point taken: I guess this being a positive or negative all depends on what the wife looks like.
The inquiry commissioned by Birmingham City Council found evidence of religious extremism in 13 schools as school governors and teachers tried to promote and enforce radical Islamic values.
Schools put up posters warning children that if they didn't pray they would "go to hell", Christmas was cancelled and girls were taught that women who refused to have sex with their husbands would be "punished" by angels "from dusk to dawn".
Iraqi Town of Zowiya Destroyed
And by Destroyed I mean utterly wiped off the map by ISIS, because the residents refused to pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
A small Sunni Arab town north of Baghdad put up a fight when Sunni Muslim extremists from the so-called Islamic State tried to impose their rule on the town.Well Obama, you're sure doing a heckuva job there. There's plenty of Iraqi Sunni Muslims out there willing to fight ISIS if they could fight with an army they trust. They at one time drove AQI and ISIS to the brink of extinction with our support. Now we have abandoned them to ISIS savages. No wonder they hate us.
The residents lost, and now the town, Zowiya, just outside of Tikrit, is destroyed. More than 200 of its homes have been blown up, and the residents have fled.
Abu Saad rented a little home in Erbil he shares with his four married sons and their families.
"We have good houses, very luxury houses," he says. "I'm businessman. I have two houses for my sons. They bomb it." Everything is gone: passports, furniture, memories.
"Because we fight them, they destroy us," Abu Saad says.
He asked us not to use his name for his protection. The rest of his family fled only this week, after government air strikes rained down, killing nearly two dozen people.
The men say they would go back and fight, if they could fight with an army they trust.
So it was that on Friday the Christians of Mosul, a community of thousands settled in the city since the early days of Christianity, were given 24 hours to either convert or face the sword. A third alternative was to pay jizya, an Islamic tax historically levied on religious minorities.They are describing the ISIS offensive as worse than Genghis Khan.
But only a brave or gullible “infidel” would put much faith in protection of that sort, and Christians as well as Yazidis and Shabaks, two other Iraqi minorities, are now fleeing for their lives.
For the Christians this is not a new catastrophe but rather the consolidation and systemisation of a terrible process of extirpation from their historic homelands that has been under way for years. It is nonetheless remarkable that the West has so far had nothing in particular to say about it.
"This has never happened in Christian or Islamic history. Even Genghis Khan or Hulagu didn't do this," he said. Hulagu Khan led a Mongol army which sacked Baghdad in 1258, killing tens of thousand of people, destroying a caliphate which lasted nearly 600 years and leaving the city in ruins for centuries.So Genghis Khan destroyed an Islamic caliphate? Where is he when you really need him.
Muslims at the service held up leaflets declaring "I am Iraqi, I am Christian", some writing it on their shirts.