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Um, So The Super Geniuses In The WH Never Noticed The Address?

Most Transparent Smart Power evuh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House counsel’s office was not aware when Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of state that she relied solely on a private email account.

That’s what a person familiar with the matter is telling The Associated Press on a condition of anonymity without authorization to speak on the record.

The person says Clinton’s exclusive use of personal email was inconsistent with guidance given to agencies that official business should be conducted on official email accounts.

The person says the counsel’s office only became aware when some of her messages were turned over to congressional investigators looking into the Benghazi attack. The person said the White House counsel’s office then asked the State Department to ensure that her email records were properly archived.

So nobody over there ever noticed that any of the emails from her weren’t from “@state.gov”.

Uh-huh.

Right.

80 Stitches

A ghastly attack on the US Ambassador to South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

The slashing of Ambassador Mark Lippert’s face and arm was an extreme example, but America infuriates some leftist South Koreans because of its role in Korea’s turbulent modern history.

…Purported U.S. interference in Korean affairs appeared to be the main grievance of the man police named as the assailant, a 55-year-old named Kim Ki-jong who has a long history of anti-U.S. protests.

“South and North Korea should be reunified,” Kim shouted as he slashed Lippert with a 25-centimeter (10 inch) knife, police and witnesses said.

The attack left a gash on Lippert’s face that started under his right cheekbone and extended diagonally across his cheek toward his jawbone. He received 80 stiches to close that 11-centimeter (4-inch) long, 3-centimeter deep (about an inch) wound, Chung Nam-sik of Severance Hospital told reporters. Lippert, 42, also had surgery on his arm to repair damage to tendons and nerves, and was in stable condition at the hospital.

Godspeed on your recovery, Ambassador.

WHAT’S in the Water

in NEW JERSEY?!

Menendez Pulls No Punches: Takes Shots at Rice, ‘Political Friends,’ Nuclear ‘Mothballing’

The Democratic author of Iran sanctions measures that have drawn ire from the Obama administration took aim at his critics and embraced his allies in a passionate address before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee, also took a dig at National Security Advisor Susan Rice as he rallied the conference crowd in the speaking slot after the administration official.

“I take issue with those who say the prime minister’s visit to the United States is ‘destructive’ to U.S.-Israel relations,” Menendez said. Rice made such comments in an interview with PBS aired last week.

And tomorrow I will be proud when I escort Prime Minister Netanyahu to the House Chamber to give his speech,” he continued. “To show him the respect he deserves from every American who cares about our relationship with the only true democracy in the Middle East.

The senator stressed that “when it comes to defending the U.S.-Israel relationship, I am not intimidated by anyone — not Israel’s political enemies, and not by my political friends when I believe they’re wrong.”

Menendez noted the “political timing” of Netanyahu’s speech “may have been unfortunate,” but British Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain came to Washington in January to lobby Congress against Iran sanctions.

It seems to me that if it’s okay for one prime minister to express his views, it should be good for all prime ministers,” he said.

Oh, Those Clintons! They’re Such…

REBELS.

Our Supposed “Opposition” Politicians Are Lucky

In DC the GOP shoots themselves.

In Moscow…

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot to death in central Moscow late Friday.

The head of the Moscow police department is on the scene, according to TASS news agency. Moscow police sources say there were witnesses to the shooting who are now being questioned.
“Today at approximately 11:15 PM Nemtsov was walking with a female companion along the Bolshoy Kamenniy bridge. A car approached, from which several shots were fired. Four shots hit Nemtsov in the back,” Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson Elena Alekseeva said.

…Nemtsov was 55 years old. He was a former deputy prime minister in the Russian government under President Boris Yeltsin. At one point he was considered a likely presidential candidate. After Vladimir Putin became the country’s president, Nemtsov actively criticized the administration and its policies.

Vladimir Putin decried this “random” attack.

I Guess This Kind Of Proves Garcia’s Point

Obama’s Golden Touch continues

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the first mayoral runoff election in Chicago history on April 7.
A fiery Garcia, who finished second to Emanuel, criticized Emanuel on catering to special interests and failing to do enough on crime an education in a speech to his supporters at the Alhambra Palace in the West Loop.

Crime an education.

Yep, layers and layers of editors and fact-checkers.

It will be nice to see Rahm crawl back into the fetid little sewer he came out of.

I’m Guessing Rudy’s Off The White House Christmas Card List

The. HORROR.

Contrary to Our Over-educated President’s Opinion

…The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter to its strategy, and can help the West know its enemy and predict its behavior. Its rise to power is less like the triumph of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (a group whose leaders the Islamic State considers apostates) than like the realization of a dystopian alternate reality in which David Koresh or Jim Jones survived to wield absolute power over not just a few hundred people, but some 8 million.

Read “What ISIS Really Wants” and be truly educated.

Quote Of The Day

Via our dear friend Tim, who shows us that once again that “Utopia” is but Latin for “nightmare”

That’s one explanation: that no sane person shouts, ‘Stuff your pension!’ and clears off to a field near Inverness. Another is that designs for living always end in tears, or worse. From the Russian Revolution to Jonestown, programmes for human happiness come a cropper. It’s best to muddle along as we are, not because human beings are morons or suckers, or traitors to the cause, but because life is meant to be messy, muddled, contrary, comic. In any event, when the balloon goes up, I have my plan ready. I shall hide in the stockroom at Morrison’s (Strood branch), spending what’s left of eternity scoffing their individual fruit pies.

Read the whole delusional, pathetic, and tragi-comic tale. Keep it in mind every time some Government Expert or PhD-wielding Academic insists that we all must follow their path to Enlightenment.

This NYT Op-Ed Writer Apparently

didn’t get the memo.

Islam and the West at War

After a Danish movie director at a seminar on “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression” and a Danish Jew guarding a synagogue were shot dead in Copenhagen, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the prime minister of Denmark, uttered a familiar trope:

“We are not in the middle of a battle between Islam and the West. It’s not a battle between Muslims and non-Muslims. It’s a battle between values based on the freedom of the individual and a dark ideology.”

This statement — with its echoes of President Obama’s vague references to “violent extremists” uncoupled from the fundamentalist Islam to which said throat-cutting extremists pledge allegiance — scarcely stands up to scrutiny.

It is empty talk.

Today TWENTYONE CHRISTIAN Heads Rolled Onto the Libyan Sand

…thanks to ISIS butchers and their knives.

But before you get all ‘upset’ and shit, Christians, you’d do well to remember our President’s words of wisdom:

GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE

There.

Better now?

WHAT “Economic Recovery”?

The assertion perturbs a couple CNBC anchors.

See? It Was All Just…Random

Why, just listen as the mostest eloquentest Genius Evuh explains it to us Morons

It is entirely legitimate for, uh, the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a buncha, uh… violent, vicious zealots, uh, who behead people or randomly shoot… uh… a buncha folks, uh, in a, in a deli in Paris. Uh…

The refusal to say what is plainly going on is either a sign of craven cowardice or an endorsement of it.

Well, or just plain obtuse intellectual stupidity.

Update: Via Ace, here are a few more random notes:

-“Help Wanted” ad in France says “If possible, no Jews please”

-“A Month After (random!) Kosher Market Attack, French Jews Plan Exodus

Randomly, of course.

Updated Update: This is really just too random to pass up

It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word “coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.”

But in Paris, this particular iteration of the popular inscription—here, created by the street artist Combo, who also pasted a life-size photo of himself next to it—didn’t go down well with everybody. Le Monde reports that four young people asked the artist to remove it last weekend, and beat him up severely when he refused to do so.

Ah those Presbyterian Yutes and their lack of culture!

So As A Christian I’m Responsible For The Crusades

And the Inquisition.

Oh and slavery, obviously. That’s a given, duh.

You know, all these things that were done hundreds of years ago.

And this of course means that others can not be held accountable for things they do today.

ok.

I Mean It

Between Bibi and Abdullah

…there’s quite a set of huevos in the Middle East. Abdullah’s pissed and, as we say in the Corps when things’re fixin’ to blow: ISIS better stand the f*ck by…

After ISIS execution, angry King Abdullah quotes Clint Eastwood to U.S. lawmakers

…”He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen,” said Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king. “He mentioned ‘Unforgiven’ and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie.”

Hunter would not say which part of “Unforgiven” the king quoted, but noted it was where Eastwood’s character describes how he is going to deliver his retribution. There is a scene in the picture in which Eastwood’s character, William Munny, says,

Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.

I remember when we had people that felt like that in charge…

Huckabee…

…is such an ass

that is all.

Bravo FLOTUS and Oh, HAY-YULL, Yes!

And, yes ~ something with MASSIVE KUDOS for Michelle Obama REALLY did just come out of my computer.

She met the Saudis with her gum-chewing, bow-prone husband yesterday…IN PANTS AND UNCOVERED. About frickin’ damn time SOME AMERICAN woman stood as unswathed instead of looking (as Ebola put it) like “a Sherpa heading upmountain”.

For the first time in my life, I’m actually PROUD of our First Lady.

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.

Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama stepped off of Air Force One wearing long pants and a long, brightly colored jacket — but no headscarf.

Here’s A Few “Cowards” For Michael Moore

I mean, just look at this guy

Between 10 November and 17 December 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, he killed 225 soldiers and officers of the Wehrmacht and other Axis armies, including 11 enemy snipers.

Prior to 10 November, he killed 32 Axis soldiers with the standard-issue Mosin–Nagant rifle (effective range of 900 metres). Between October 1942 and January 1943, Zaytsev made an estimated 400 kills, some at distances of more than 1,000 metres.

What a chickenshit.

And don’t even get me started on the biggest coward of all time: Simo Häyhä

Hayha’s involvement in the Winter War was very extraordinary. With his Mosin-Nagant M91 rifle, he would dress in white winter camouflage, and carry with him only a day’s worth of supplies and ammunition. While hiding out in the snow, he would then take out any Russian who entered his killing zone. Hayha preferred to use iron sights on his gun instead of scopes, as scopes had a tendency to glare in the sunlight and reveal his position. While he may sound like an ordinary sniper, this was far from the case: over the course of 100 days during the winter he racked up over 500 kills, earning him the nickname “The White Death”. The Soviets feared him so much that they mounted numerous counter sniper and artillery attacks to get rid of him, all of which failed miserably. However, on March 6th, 1940, he was hit in the jaw by an explosive round from a counter sniper. He fell into an 11-day coma, awakening on the day that the war ended.

In the -20 to -40C weather he would lie all day in the snow, and always kept snow in his mouth so that his breath would not steam and give away his position.

And no scope.

The Ultimate Coward.

You Have to KNOW You Suck When EVERYBODY’s Calling You a Liar

…about one thing you said or another…or another.

Calling Him Out

Filed Under: Things Even 12 Year-Old Girls Know

Proving YET AGAIN that our Fearless Leader and his Le Grande Toadie, the Secretary of State, are as spectacularly tone-deaf as any fence post in America, John Kerry heads over to France to make nice for dissing the millions who marched for freedom and against Islamic murderers…and brings JAMES TAYLOR to warble “You’ve Got a Friend”. GTFO, right? Shameful as it is, it’s true. James. Taylor.

When anybody and EVERYBODY (including Obama, if he’d bother to read the entertainment section of the paper) KNOWS how to musically go STRAIGHT to EVERY Frenchmen’s…EVERY EUROPEAN’S (!!)…heart.

Yeah. The. Hoff.

And the whole of the Continent is eating fromage from your palm.

Mission accompli. DUH.

In a Country With “Free Speech CODES” Vice a First Amendment

this is a rare thing.

“Go F**k Yourself You Communist Turd” Senator Says To Anti-Free Speech Democrat

‘Course, he’s NEW and hasn’t been prosecuted yet…

ROLL OUT THE BARREL!

I feel a polka coming on!

ths update: In response to JeffS’s patent disappointment in the comments, here’s video of MORE protesters with different restraint accouterments being removed. :)

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