September 3, 2014

Intelligence … Insulted

Filed under: Immigration,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 3:36 pm

FANTASY:

Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest

White House: ‘Most’ unaccompanied minors at border will likely be deported

“It’s our view that it’s unlikely that most of these kids will qualify for humanitarian relief. If they don’t qualify for humanitarian relief,” Earnest said, “they will be sent back.”

REALITY, via CNS News:

Judge Sets Hearings for Illegal Alien Minors–4 Years From Now

No matter what kind of “relief” they’ll qualify for, they’re here for at least four years.

They’re not going back. Who does anyone think they’re kidding?

NBC’s Williams Speaks Twice of World ‘Falling Apart’ on Tuesday Nightly News, Shields Obama’s Name

Unfortunately and completely predictably, the Big Three news networks have ignored Catherine Herridge’s Tuesday morning scoop at Fox News that President Obama was briefed on the growing threat of ISIS for over a year, going back to at least several months, if not much longer, before his “jayvee team” taunt in a January New Yorker Magazine interview. Curtis Houck and Jeffrey Meyer at NewsBusters have noted the omissions from the nets’ Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning news shows, respectively.

Let’s take a closer look at how NBC’s Nightly News handled their broadcast. Obama’s reported failure to take ISIS seriously and his failure to seize opportunities to strike before their influence became so threatening would have fit perfectly into the show’s theme, uttered twice by anchor Brian Williams, namely that the world seems to be “falling apart.”

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Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (090314)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 8:30 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Humor

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

I missed this earlier this year, but it’s too funny to ignore now that I’ve seen it:

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