Senator Coburn Issues His Final Government Waste Book

From Fox News:

$10G to watch grass grow: Coburn report details worst examples of gov’t waste

October 22, 2014

As American taxpayers worried about the terror threat from the Islamic State, the crisis at the border and the economy, the U.S. government spent their money to give rabbits massages, to teach sea monkeys to synchronize swim and to literally watch grass grow.

These and other examples of wasteful government spending were detailed by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in his annual “Wastebook,” his final edition since he is retiring early next year. “I have learned from these experiences that Washington will never change itself,” Coburn, R-Okla., said in a statement.

Which is why Sen. Coburn is throwing in the sponge.

The first example cited in the report is the millions spent on… paid administrative leave for troublesome employees.

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‘Ferguson Protesters’ Shut Down ‘Zionist’ CNN Broadcast

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Ferguson Protesters Shut Down CNN Broadcast Because It’s ‘Zionist’

By Kirsten Hunter | October 21, 2014

Angry protesters in Ferguson, Mo., shut down CNN’s live broadcast Monday night after repeatedly heckling the reporter and cameraperson for working for an organization “run by AIPAC” and “Zionists.”

The heckling is audible in a video filmed by protester Bassem Masri, whose Twitter profile touts the Palestinian cause and reads “long live Palestine.”

You will be shocked to learn that Mr. Bassem Masri is a professional full-time protester. For the record, his Twitter profile also promotes the #hashtag #JSIL, which stands for the "Jewish state of Israel lies."

“You fucking lie about Ferguson; you lie about Occupy Wall Street; you lie about Palestine.

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Brown Had Close-Range Wound To Hand, Pot In System

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Official autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand, marijuana in system

By Christine Byers and Blythe Bernhard | October 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case. The accompanying toxicology report shows he had been using marijuana…

The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official investigation, reviewed the autopsy report for the newspaper. He said Tuesday that it “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.”

Graham said the examination indicated a shot traveled from the tip of Brown’s right thumb toward his wrist.

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Pro-Dem Flyers Use Ferguson, Lynchings, Impeachment

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Democratic turnout flyer: ‘If you want to prevent another Ferguson…’

By Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy | October 21, 2014

… A reader has sent us this early-voting turnout mailer sent out by the Georgia Democratic party that focuses on the shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo. It contains an interesting line that concedes the problem of low interest among black voters:

“If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.” …

We caught up with Democratic Party Chairman DuBose Porter at an event in Milledgeville this evening. He said the situation in Ferguson easily applies to Georgia:

“Again, it’s about opportunity.

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Networks ‘Black Out’ Bad Election News For Democrats

From the Media Research Center:

TV News Blacks Out This Year’s Bad Election News for Democrats

By Kyle Drennen & Rich Noyes | October 22, 2014

… [A] new Media Research Center study finds that, in contrast to their enthusiastic coverage of the 2006 midterms when Democrats made big gains, the Big Three broadcast evening newscasts are all but ignoring this year’s political contests…

Our analysts found that, when Democrats were feeling good about their election prospects eight years ago, the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, and ABC’s World News aired a combined 159 campaign stories… But during the same time period this year, those same newscasts have offered a paltry 25 stories… a six-to-one disparity.

Amazingly, since September 1 ABC’s newly-renamed World News Tonight has yet to feature a single mention of this year’s campaign… In contrast, eight years ago ABC’s World News aired 36 stories that discussed that year’s midterm campaign…

In 2006, CBS aired a total of 58 evening news stories that discussed the campaign, while NBC Nightly News aired 65 stories.

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AP/Gfk Poll: Women Prefer GOP Over Dems 44% To 42%

From a seemingly resigned Associated Press:

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

By JENNIFER AGIESTA and EMILY SWANSON | October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that’s the outcome they’d like to see.

But the survey suggests many will cringe when they cast those ballots. Most likely voters have a negative impression of the Republican Party, and 7 in 10 are dissatisfied by its leaders in Congress.

Whew. We were worried there for a minute.

The Democrats win few accolades themselves. Impressions of the party among likely voters have grown more negative in the past month.

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Obama Considers Iraq Request For More Military Advisers

From Reuters:

U.S. considering Iraqi request for more military advisers

By Steve Holland | October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. officials are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their campaign against Islamic State militants, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

The request came up in meetings that deputy White House national security adviser Antony Blinken [sic] and other U.S. officials had with top Iraqi officials last week on a trip to Baghdad and other parts of the country…

Now, how saw this coming? Except everyone who was sitting up and paying attention.

The senior official, who briefed a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity, did not say how many more advisers were requested.

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Virginia Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

From the Daily Caller:

Virginia Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

Derek Hunter | 10/21/2014

Last week a woman on a tour of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., vomited as she disembarked the tour bus. She told her fellow tourists that she’d recently returned from western Africa, sparking fears of Ebola. As a precaution, her fellow passengers were quarantined for hours. It turned out to be a hoax — the woman lied about where she had traveled.

That’s bad enough. But it gets worse.

But the event revealed something about American hospitals’ preparedness for an Ebola case: they aren’t ready.

The woman was isolated in Inova Fairfax Hospital in northern Virginia, and later released. But the ambulance that picked her up didn’t originally head to Inova, it headed to the closest hospital, Virginia Hospital Center… [But] the hospital refused to admit her.

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US To Funnel Ebola Country Travelers Through 5 Airports

From Reuters:

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

By Jeffrey Dastin | October 22, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers to prevent more Ebola cases in the United States.

Wait a minute? Don’t all of the arguments against a travel ban apply here?

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NYT Frets: GOP May Face Backlash For Fighting Amnesty

From the New York Times:

In Raising Immigration, G.O.P. Risks Backlash After Election

By JEREMY W. PETERS | October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — New Hampshire has one of the smallest populations of illegal immigrants in the country. Only about 5 percent of its 1.3 million residents are foreign-born, and 3 percent are Hispanic.

But tune into the Senate race between Scott P. Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent, and you might think the state shares a border with Mexico, not Canada…

How weird, huh? Apparently, the good people of New Hampshire shouldn’t care if the they elect a Senator who will vote for amnesty which will change the demographics and culture of America forever.

Republicans have long relied on illegal immigration to rally the conservative base, even if the threat seemed more theoretical than tangible in most of the country…

Except for New Hampshire and maybe Vermont and Alaska, where else isn’t ‘illegal immigration’ a tangible threat?

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Lewinsky Fell In Love With Her Boss (At Pizza Delivery?)

From the New York Daily News:

Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

BY Adam Edelman | October 21, 2014

For Bill, it wasn’t even sex — but for Monica, it was love. Monica Lewinsky, the world’s most famous former intern, told a business conference Monday she was “in love” with Bill Clinton when they had their White House affair in 1995.

“Fresh out of college . . . I fell in love with my boss,” Lewinsky, now 41, said in her first public address in more than a decade — an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye.

Er, when did she fall in love her boss? While she was delivering the pizza? It must have been love at first sight, since she snapped her thong at him during their first encounter.

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Radical Muslim Runs Down 2 Canadian Soldiers, 1 Dead

From Canada’s CBC News:

Soldier struck by Martin Rouleau in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., hit and run dies

October 21, 2014

One of two soldiers wounded in a hit and run involving a "radicalized" 25-year-old man in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., has died, provincial police say. Martin Rouleau, the 25-year-old suspect, was fatally shot on Monday after hitting two soldiers in a parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city about 40 kilometres [25 miles] southeast of Montreal…

Funny, how there is no mention of the driver being a possible Muslim terrorist in the headline. Why is that?

Rouleau hit the two soldiers in the parking lot of a.. parking lot [which] served several commercial properties as well as a number of provincial and federal government offices. Not long after the two were hit, the car that hit them was spotted by officers from the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu police force who chased the vehicle for four kilometres [2.4 miles].

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US Humanitarian Aid Is Going To ISIS (Can’t Be Stopped)

From the Daily Beast:

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS

Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS, the distribution networks are paying ISIS ‘taxes’ and putting ISIS people on their payrolls.

By Jamie Dettmer | October 20, 2014

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.”

The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European.

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Obama Admits Democrat Candidates Back His Policies

From the Washington Post:

Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans

By Aaron Blake | October 20, 2014

A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn’t on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama.

Well, Obama appears to have just handed Republicans some more ammunition. In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Obama defended his support for candidates in top races who haven’t welcomed Obama to campaign with them.

"The bottom line is, though, these are are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress," Obama said.

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NYT: WH Memo Says ‘CDC Funding Has Been Adequate’

From the New York Times:

On Ebola Response, Congressional Republicans Put New Focus on Visa Suspensions

By JONATHAN WEISMAN | October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders, conceding the futility of a flight ban from Ebola-afflicted West Africa, are refining their response to the outbreak, pressing to suspend visas for travelers and create “no boarding” lists…

We’re not sure why the Republicans are giving up on a flight ban. (Even New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo supports a flight ban.)

Also, as we have mentioned before, since 2007 the US has had is a ‘no fly’ list for people who might have one of nine communicable diseases, including TB. It is almost incredible that Ebola has not been added to that list of ‘no fly’ diseases.

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