VIDEO: MSNBC Panel responds to Oklahoma beheading - “Muslims are hilarious!”

This is how low MSNBC has gotten.  Melissa Harris Perry leads her panel in the discussion of the in-no-way-radical-Islam-related “workplace violence” story of the Oklahoma beheading. They completely ignore the beheader’s own calls for violent jihad on his Facebook page. They ignore the fact that he was fired because he was arguing with co-workers that offensive women should be stoned to death.

Their conclusion is shocking.  ”Muslims are hilarious,” and that’s what they say Muslims should be known for.

Here’s the video:

Harris-Perry’s opening segue into the topic is like a sick remix of a Seinfeld episode.

"This guy, he goes into work, he stabs some women…yadda, yadda, yadda…her head was severed."

Yeah, MSNBC just yadda yaddad over the guy’s radical Islamist ideology. 

Connecticut Democrat State Rep. busted for 19 counts of voting fraud

There’s no such thing as voter fraud…Eric Holder said so…

from NH Register:

State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges.

Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.

Ayala, who represents the 128th District, was elected in 2012, replacing her cousin, Andres Ayala, who was elected to the state Senate. She chose to run for reelection earlier this year, despite the voting fraud investigation, but lost a four-way primary in August.

The Elections Enforcement Commission referred the case to the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney in October 2013, recommending criminal charges.

Ayala allegedly voted in various Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee elections, a municipal primary election and a state primary election between 2009 and 2012 in districts inconsistent with the location of her residence, according to the release. She is also accused of voting in the Bridgeport state general election in 2012 in a district where she didn’t live.

According to the Connecticut Post, Ayala’s mother, Santa, was also investigated by the Elections Enforcement Commission. The commission also recommended criminal charges be filed against Santa Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters in Bridgeport, but none have been filed as of Friday.

Christina Ayala was charged with eight counts of fraudulent voting, 10 counts of primary or enrollment violations and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

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Now, remember kids, if you support voter ID laws, you’re a dirty, dirty racist.

Woman beheaded in Oklahoma by radical jihadist…Obama goes golfing, of course.

What better way to relax after another American citizen has been beheaded by a radical Islamist?  This time, it happened on American soil, Obama couldn’t possibly miss the opportunity.

from the Hill:

President Obama hit the links Saturday with “Pardon the Interruption” host Tony Kornheiser and a pair of White House aides.

The outing with the ESPN personality comes following weeks of controversy surrounding the NFL’s handling of a series of domestic violence cases.

Earlier this month, White House press secretary Josh Earnest issued a rare statement following the news that the Baltimore Ravens had cut their star running back, Ray Rice, after a video of him punching his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, in a casino elevator was revealed.
“The president is the father of two daughters,” Earnest said at the time. “And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society. Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors.”

Controversy over the NFL’s handling of the incident has only grown, and last week, Kornheiser’s ESPN colleague and occasional “PTI” guest host Bill Simmons was suspended by the network for calling football commissioner Rodger Goodell a liar.

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That’s right, the White House made a statement about the NFL this past week, but not a peep about Colleen Hufford, who had her head cut off at work by a jihadist maniac. 

Talk about priorities.

DHS places Weekly Standard writer/Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes on terrorist watch list

So, let me get this straight.  DHS completely missed the Tsarnaev brothers and the Oklahoma beheader, despite their rantings about jihad online.  But a Conservative journalist?  Definitely going on the terrorist watch list.

from Politico:

"When I went online to check in with Southwest, they wouldn’t let me. I figured it was some glitch," he explained. "Then I got to the airport and went to check in. The woman had a concerned look on her face. She brought over her supervisor and a few other people. Then they shut down the lane I was in, took me to the side, told me I was a selectee and scrawled [something] on my ticket."

"On my way back. the same thing happened," he continued. "I got pulled out, they closed down the lane, and did a full pat-down and looked in all parts of my luggage."

Things got slightly awkward on that return flight, because one of the TSA employees was a frequent Fox News viewer. “He knew I wasn’t an actual terrorist,” Hayes explained, “but it didn’t matter.”

Hayes finally contacted Southwest on Tuesday, ahead of another flight, to ask why he couldn’t check in. A customer service supervisor told him he wasn’t going to be able to get a boarding pass before arriving at the airport.

"So I asked if I was on the government’s terrorist watchlist, and she said ‘Yes.’"

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Hayes is hoping that he was flagged automatically because his recent travel itinerary, but he’s not the only Conservative journalist who has been repeatedly harassed by the TSA.

This whole episode should clue you in that Homeland Security is being run by a bunch in incompetent paper pushers.  Stupidity like this is most definitely not making the country safer.   

BREAKING: Reports of police officer shot in Ferguson, Missouri

According to reports, a police officer has been shot in Ferguson, MO.

CNN also has the story:

A Ferguson, Missouri, police officer was shot Saturday evening, according to St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman.

The officer is alive. Police did not comment on the circumstances.

Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Ferguson…

VIDEO: The Worst of Eric Holder

Perhaps the worst attorney general in American history, Eric Holder is finally on his way out.  This man has overseen criminal activity, covered up criminal activity, and hampered Congressional investigation of criminal activity. He is the worst kind of race baiter, he turned the position of Attorney General into a farce and likely deserves to be leaving his job in handcuffs.

Surprise! Oklahoma beheader attended Mosque with same Imam as Tsarnaev brothers

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Let’s be honest here.  Is this really all that surprising?

from Breitbart:

Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen — the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned. Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. Just two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, Webb spoke at a fundraiser with Awlaki with hopes to raise funds for Atlanta-based H. Rap Brown, a man that shot and killed two police officers. The FBI documents also found that “Webb and Awlaki may be associated with the Muslim American Society,” which is a group described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism as being “founded as the United States Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Nolen took a picture of himself (above) September 5th, just three weeks before he brutally murdered an innocent woman, standing in front of the gates of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.

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I want to be clear about something here. In no way do I want to infringe on anybody’s right to worship however or whomever they please, so long as they do it peacefully without infringing upon the rights of others.  The 1st Amendment extends to Muslims too, of course, but those rights only apply to actions that don’t infringe upon the rights of others.  The minute a person steps out in violence in the name of his god, 1st Amendment protection does not apply. 

Radical Imams like Suhaib Webb have left a trail of destruction in their wake, yet the Obama administration hampers law enforcement’s ability to surveil his activities because he hides behind the mask of “peaceful religion.”  This is absurd and puts innocent Americans at risk.  The man and his organization have connections to foreign terrorists and now two jihadist attacks on United States soil.  

1st Amendment rights apply to everyone, but we cannot allow violent radical jihadists to recruit foot soldiers in the name of “peaceful religion.” It is nothing of the sort.

Ezra Klein: Despite what the conservative media says, Obamacare is working great in the "real world"

I’m not sure what leftist journalists have been smoking lately, but I’m pretty sure it’s high quality and not legal. Ezra Klein, who is remarkably wrong way more often than he’s right, says that Obamacare is totally awesome and stuff.

On the whole, though, costs are lower than expected, enrollment is higher than expected, the number of insurers participating in the exchanges is increasing, and more states are joining the Medicaid expansion. Millions of people have insurance who didn’t have it before. The law is working. But a lot of the people who are convinced Obamacare is a disaster will never know that, because the voices they trust will never tell them.

“The law is working,” and the American people might understand that better if they weren’t subjected to the right-wing media’s ruthless conspiracy to deny them the truth.  (Strangely, this powerful, narrative-dominating cabal was incapable of defeating a weak incumbent president two years ago).  As one of the alleged merchants of deceit, I’m more than willing to stipulate that (a) certain critics’ doomsday predictions haven’t panned out (see, for instance, Klein’s example of insurer participation in some exchanges), and (b) that the law has, in fact, helped some people.  A recent Kaiser Foundation poll found that 14 percent of Americans say the ‘Affordable’ Care Act has impacted their family for the better.  The trouble is that twice that number said they’ve been directly harmed by the law, which was marketed as a win-win for all consumers.

…(1) Democrats promised Americans that Obamacare would reduce “everybody’s” rates by $2,500 per family.  Instead, back in the real world, premiums have continued to climb ever higher.

…(2) Similarly, enrollment is not “higher than expected” by any reasonable benchmark.  The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected that 12 million Americans would obtain health insurance through Obamacare in 2014, with the Obama administration boasting that between Medicaid expansion and the exchanges, they’ve hit the 14 million mark.  But two comprehensive federal surveys released in recent weeks have shown dramatically lower numbers, with the US Census Bureau indicating that the number of uninsured Americans has actually increased.

…(3) We’re onto well-trod ground now, but no rebuttal to “the law is working” would be complete without mentioning that millions of people have been dislodged from their preferred health plans and caregiver arrangements as a direct result of Obamacare, with millions more to come.

Chef Emeril Lagasse blasts Obama for wrecking the restaurant industry

Taxes and regulation are destroying the restaurant industry in the United States, and famed chef Emiril Lagasse isn’t taking it lying down.  In an interview with The Week, he blasted Obama for burdening restaurant owners with outrageous taxes and regulation.

from the Week (emphasis mine):

despite being one of the most recognizable celebrity chefs in the country, Lagasse’s outlook on his future as a restaurateur — and the restaurant industry in general — is fairly grim. “I have nowhere to go, really — other than broke,” said Lagasse at a recent event promoting his upcoming TNT reality series On the Menu.

"It’s becoming a very challenging industry to become a very successful average restaurateur," continued Lagasse. "I can’t charge $300 a person in my restaurant or I would not be in business. Am I using any different ingredients? Not really. Am I using any caliber of service staff? I don’t think so. I think our service is as good or better than most places."

"And then you add all the Obama nonsense to what it’s become in the last several years. I don’t have anything against Mr. Obama. I’m just saying the way that, you know… the government should stay out of things. […] Pretty soon, they’re going to wipe a lot of the middle restaurateurs and restaurant cooks. […] If it continues, then watch: you’re going to have high-end, and you’re going to have fast food, and you’re going to have chain restaurants."

Lagasse went on to lament that the areas in which he operates restaurants — including New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania — have been hit particularly hard by the problems in the economy. “Somebody having a $12.99 meatball and pasta dish at my restaurant means a lot to them,” he said. “That’s like a special occasion.”

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Bam.

The restaurant industry has always been an incredibly risky one to get into. With profit margins already tiny for most restauranteurs, laws like Obamacare are causing many restaurant owners and chefs to throw in the towel. 

Oklahoma beheader fired for telling coworkers that offensive women should be stoned to death

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Sure.  This is just normal, old, everyday “workplace violence.”  He just lost it because he was being fired and decided to run in and behead a woman.  Not exactly.  

from Truth Revolt:

On Friday morning, police in Moore, Oklahoma released the identity of the suspect in the brutal beheading of a woman at her workplace: Alton Nolen, who now goes by Jah’Keem Yisrael. Nolen is a convert to Islam, and local press reports that he had attempted to convert other employees at Vaughan Foods, where the murder took place.

Yisrael is a graduate of Idabel High School in nearby Idabel, Oklahoma, about four hours southeast from Moore where the attack occurred. Nolen was a football player and, by available accounts, not a religious person at the time. A teammate, speaking to Truth Revolt, describes him as “normal” and “a good football player, but not great.”

Local newspaper McCurtain Gazette reports (no online edition is available):

A classmate of Nolen’s, who didn’t wish to be identified, told this newspaper that he spoke to a close family member of Nolen’s today.

He told this newspaper that according to the family member, Nolen was telling coworkers Thursday of an Islamic teaching that said women should be stoned for an offense, and that an argument followed the mark, Nolen was later fired and returned later Thursday, when he beheaded Colleen Hufford, the family member said.

One former resident recalls exclusively for Truth Revolt that only one Muslim family was living in Idabel at the time. The source says the family “owned and operated a pizza shop and started the local soccer league.”

"They spent every Christmas at our home," she says of the family. "To my knowledge they never interacted with Alton."

The Gazette reports that Nolen has a long history with the local police department. He has been arrested at least 10 times by Idabel police between 2004 and 2009, on “allegations ranging from assault, burglary, obstructing an officer, resisting arrest, drug possession, and larceny,” among other unlisted charges.

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This is not your ordinary low-life scumbag. He was clearly a radical Islamist who imitated the kind of violence that his heroes in the Middle East have been perpetrating and posting all over the internet. 

What did this guy write on his Facebook? 

"SHARIA LAW IS COMING!!!"

Nolen’s Facebook “cover” photo appears to be of several Taliban fighters, according to a Google reverse image search.

He also posted images of Osama bin Laden and wrote in a caption on a photograph of the 9/11 attacks “A Future Prophecy Revelation 18:8 She (The statue Of Liberty) is going into flames. She and anybody who’s with her.” He also referenced U.S. intervention in Iraq in a July 24 post, writing, “AMERICA SO CALL HELPS IRAQ (WHICH NOT)- WELL WHY CANT U HELP THE GAZA CITIZENS AGAINST ISRAEL…AMERICA AND ISRAEL ARE WICKED. WAKE UP MUSLIMS!!!”

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“Christians say this is God. La ilaha il Allah!!!!!!,” he wrote next to an image of Jesus.

He also wrote “SHARIA LAW IS COMING!!!!” alongside a picture of Pope Benedict XVI.

He posted a photograph in March of a protester holding a sign saying, “Islam Will Dominate the World. Freedom Can Go To Hell.”

Nothing to see here folks.  This beheading was just “workplace violence.”

Surprise! Rick Perry’s prosecutor suspected of breaking same law he accuses Perry of violating

The political mudslinging against Gov. Rick Perry in Texas keeps looking more and more ridiculous and hypocritical.

from Houston Chronicle:

A Houston lawyer is alleging the prosecutor handling the indictment against Rick Perry is over-charging taxpayers for his services, breaking the same law the governor stands accused of violating.

In a criminal complaint sent Monday to the Travis County district attorney’s office, Houston criminal defense attorney David Rushing says special prosecutor Michael McCrum is abusing his official capacity by billing the county $300 per hour, or more than three times the highest possible rate set by a state law.

Travis County’s guidelines for the law, however, make it possible for an attorney in McCrum’s situation to earn less or more per hour if the circumstances are unusual. Perry, who has characterized the case against him as politically motivated, is the first Texas governor to be indicted in nearly a century.

“These attempts of character assassinations against our great governor here is bad enough on its own, but when you really analyze it, it’s not just a political game but lining the defense’s pockets at the taxpayers’ expense,” Rushing told the Chronicle.

The district attorney’s office confirmed it received the complaint but declined to comment further. McCrum did not respond to a request for comment Thursday evening.

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Physician, heal thyself.

Despite mass layoffs of active duty military personnel, Pentagon plans to hire illegal aliens

More political-agenda-driven decision making happening at the Pentagon.  Obama’s left-wing progressive ideology influences every decision made in the Executive branch. 

from Military Times:

The new rules will expand an existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training.

For the first time, the program — known as Military Accessions Vital to National Interest, or MAVNI — will be open to immigrants without a proper visa if they came to the U.S. with their parents before age 16. More specifically, they must be approved under a 2012 Obama administration policy known as Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA.

The new DoD policy may be the first phase of a broader governmentwide effort to ease pressure on immigrants and create new paths to citizenship. President Obama, frustrated with the failure of Congress to pass any substantial immigration reform, has vowed to aggressively use his presidential authority to change the way immigration policies are carried out.

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Most infuriatingly, this new program announcement comes at the same time that American military personnel are actually being laid off.  Over the past several months the Obama administration has sent pink slips to thousands of active duty personnel.  These Americans will now see their jobs taken by individuals who literally broke the law to take their spot.

Muslim cleric Obama praised in his UN speech for condemning ISIS issued fatwa to kill Americans

Good grief!  Doesn’t anybody at the White House actually research and proofread Obama’s speeches before they put it up on his beloved teleprompters?  

During Obama’s speech at the UN, he praised Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah for condemning the violence perpetrated by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  The only problem with this praise?  The same Muslim cleric backed a fatwa to kill American soldiers back in 2004.

As you might imagine, the State Department is spinning harder than a rigged roulette wheel in an effort to back away from Obama’s praise.

Here’s State Department Paid Liar Marie Harf doing some ridiculous logical contortions on Megyn Kelly’s show:

I love how prepared Megyn Kelly was for this segment to rebut all of Harf’s pitiful excuses.  Kelly is, of course, right that Harf is  in a terrible position to have to defend Obama’s nonsense, but what self-respecting person would stay in a job like that?  Harf gets paid to stand up and lie to the world on a daily basis, and I can’t really defend anybody who would do that. She puts herself in that terrible position.

Either the Obama administration is extremely sloppy and simply forgot to check if the cleric they wanted to quote ever advocated killing Americans, or they actually don’t care that he did so.  

Hilarity of the day: Chuck Todd says Eric Holder "Wasn't Political At All"

There are very few things as funny as the lack of self awareness of an extreme leftist. Chuck Todd thinks that Eric Holder wasn’t political. Wow. Are we thinking about the same person?

He did a lot of tough stuff that you would say hey, Attorney General has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff, but what’s interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think that people used to mistakenly think that this guy was this long time political operative that happened to be an Attorney General. That’s not him at all. In fact, that used to get him in some hot water with the president’s own political aides who sometimes felt that Eric Holder wasn’t thinking about politics of an issue, whether it was, for instance, early on. 

Truck Dispatcher Is America's Fairest New Election Night Vote Counter

If you are a follower of Poor Richard’s News, you’ve probably heard of the political blog, Ace of Spades HQ. Ace is one of our favorites around here. We hat tip his blog regularly. Over the past several years, Ace has been using his resources (including many of his devoted readers) to begin offering a realistic alternative to the AP when it comes to up-to-the-minute election results. And it looks like the mainstream media might be starting to pay attention.

There was really no reason to think that the “Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk” would be a hopeful sign for American democracy in 2014.

The Decision Desk swings into action on primary election nights, with Brandon Finnigan, a burly 29-year-old, nailed to a busted black leather armchair at one of those cheap beige aluminum desks, halfhearted fake wood top, toward the back of a low-slung house at a truck stop crossroads deep in California’s monotonous Inland Empire. Dripping sweat every day since the air conditioner broke, Finnigan is the sole employee of a small truck dispatching company where he pulls the noon-to-midnight shift. He manages the dispatching job on one computer monitor. Finnigan’s second monitor, however, is for election results.

Between calls from drivers broken down in San Diego, and between visits from men there to drop off paperwork, he tracks election results for Ace of Spades HQ, a conservative blog run by an anonymous, combative figure known only as Ace.

…Finnigan — along with his dozens of volunteer Google spreadsheet jockeys — is the most ambitious face of a major and democratizing shift in the way Americans learn about the results of the most important elections in the country.

“I want to fundamentally change how results are reported,” Finnigan told BuzzFeed News. His goal is both to modernize the local election boards and to deflate what he sees as false drama imposed by slow Associated Press calls and desperate television commentators. “I understand you need an element of suspense and you need something to jibber-jabber about on election night. But you got to jibber-jabber all year. I just want the results.”