Malkin: Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving

When you gather ’round the turkey, try not to be one.

Malkin Thanksgiving

Many people naturally assume that since I work in political journalism, I must breathe, drink and eat politics 24/7/365 — including on the Thanksgiving holiday.

The thought of it gives me indigestion.

Self-absorbed creatures who have no life outside the Beltway world are the most tiresome ogres. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest advised Americans “sitting around the Thanksgiving table” to talk about gun control. (Two years ago it was Obamacare – ADB) The left-wing National Memo published “5 Things To Tell Your Republican relatives at Thanksgiving.” And The New York Times served up its own version of “How to Talk to Your Relatives About Politics at Thanksgiving,” stuffed with poll data and hyperlinks to other liberal sources of information.

Nobody needs tryptophan when you’ve got Pundy McPundit (amateur, professional or otherwise) at the table to bore your company to death with his or her insights on “climate-proofing” your holiday feast; bombard you with details about Bernie Sanders’ latest Web ad; regurgitate John Kasich’s latest attacks on critics of his massive Medicaid expansion; or champion Jeb Bush’s latest re-re-re-reboot (two exclamation points, new talking points, a fix-it toolbox, blah, blah blah). Read the rest of this article at and have a happy Thanksgiving.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): 12 Vetted Refugees Who Quickly Joined Jihad Plots to Attack the United States.

JihadistBy Neil Munro:

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is out with a list of 12 vetted refugees who quickly joined jihad plots to attack the United States.

He’s spotlighting the refugees-turned-jihadis because he’s trying to prod GOP leaders into halting Congress’ normal practice of giving the president huge leeway to import foreign migrants and refugees into the United States.

This year, Obama is promising to bring in an extra 10,000 low-skill, potentially difficult-to-integrate Syrian migrants into the United States. Sessions and other critics fear he’ll use his many powers — and Congress’ autopilot funding for refugee programs — to bring in far more than 10,000 migrants.

In fact, from 2010 to 2015, Obama has allowed more than 200,000 low-skill migrants from Central American to enter the United States, and then disappear into the nation’s growing population of at least 11 million illegal immigrants.

Obama says the new refugees will be vetted. But top security officials say the Syrians can’t be vetted because the U.S doesn’t know what they were doing in Syria before they applied for refugee status. Read the rest of this article at


You should also hear what the White House has to say about the vetting of refugees. Watch this video about the screening of Syrian refugees by DHS head, Jeh Johnson. I’m sure that the cartoon characters will get things down to your level and make them easier for you to understand. But watch with your hand clutching your wallet. If you don’t, you might wind up as a proud owner of the Brooklyn Bridge.







Clock Boy Is Back, And He Wants $15 Million

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By Jonah Bennett:

The law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed, who has become known as Clock Boy, has sent the Irving City Hall and Irving School District a letter demanding $10 million and $5 million respectively for the poor treatment of Mohamed.

If the government refuses to cough up the $15 mil, the law firm will file a suit for damages. The city and school have 60 days to comply.

In a letter sent Monday, the law firm Laney & Bollinger also demanded a written apology from Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Police Chief Larry Boyd. The attorneys are claiming that Mohamed’s civil rights were violated.

“Ahmed never threatened anyone, never caused harm to anyone, and never intended to,” read the law firm’s letter to the city. “The only one who was hurt that day was Ahmed, and the damages he suffered were not because of oversight or incompetence. The school and city officials involved knew what they needed to do to protect Ahmed’s rights. They just decided not to do it.” Continue reading at

Read the letter sent to the Irving Citty Hall and School District HERE.

Judge Jeanine Rips Obama Over Refugee Talk: ‘Be Honest for Once’

On this week’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, Judge Pirro called Barack Obama out for inciting division among the American people, his lack of leadership on the Syrian refugee issue and on terrorism. Here’s her opening statement:

Judge Jeanine: Hello and welcome to Justice, I’m judge Jeanine Pirro. Thanks for being with us tonight, my open: His sarcasm is dripping, his disdain of our concerns for the safety of our families is palpable. At a time when the American people are scared, when we need reassurance, he mocks us, he talks down to us, he divides us. His ability to incite division, unparalleled in our history.

Clip of Obama mocking Republicans: Apparently, they’re scared of widows and orphans comin’ into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. At first they were worried about the press been too tough on ‘em during debates; now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me.

Judge Jeanine: Congressman Trey Gowdy had the best response.

Audio of Congressman Trey Gowdy: The president says we’re scared of widows and orphans. With all due respect to him, what I’m really afraid of, is a foreign policy that creates more widows and orphans.

Judge Jeanine: But we’ve seen this kind of division before, haven’t we? In Ferguson, stoking the flames of racial hatred, chaos and unrest. And when the ball is in his court he can’t even bring a civil violation. Isis is spreading death and destruction of Paris, al-Qaeda doing the same in Mali. On the heels of the downing of a civilian Russian airliner, the killing of innocents in Lebanon. Mr. president, can you not understand. We’re scared. All we want is the truth, no unsubstantiated narratives: al-Qaeda’s on the run, Isis is a JV team. The day before the Paris attack you’re crowing: Isis is contained. And that genius sidekick Kerry of yours says we’re winning and ISIS is losing.

We’re not afraid of the truth. We’re not afraid of Syrian refugees most of whom are playing ISIS. What we are afraid of are radical Islamists, Muslim terrorists, who seek to hide among Syrians to enter our homeland and instead of reassuring us, you say we’re popping off? You’re more angry with reporters who were asking questions on our behalf, than you are at the ISIS barbarians. And you preach what our values should be that we can’t slam the door on refugees as if we’re cold hearted creatures. You yourself said we spent more than any other country on humanitarian aid. And don’t play the religion card, that were not Christian if we don’t do what you want. It’s the individual who turns the other cheek, not the government. It’s the individual who’s supposed to be charitable, not the government. And you say we don’t discriminate against people because of their faith. So tell me why there is a disproportionate number of Muslims admitted here compared to Christians. More than 95% of the Syrian refugees admitted are Muslims. And only of 2.3% of Syrians you’ve admitted are Christians. The truth is Christians represent 10%. So why only admit 2.3%? Even the preamble to our Constitution reads in part: “We the People in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense, establish this constitution for the United States.” The first obligation of government is the protection of its citizens. That’s why you’re the commander-in-chief. Yet this is what you say:

Clip of Obama: But what I’m not interested in doing issssss posing, or pursuing some notion of American leadership or, America winning or whatever other slogans are come they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually gonna work to protect the American people.

Judge Jeanine: You’re not interested in pursuing some notion of American leadership for America winning? Don’t you want us to win? Are you ashamed of us? Instead you go on, and on about how ISIS doesn’t represent Islam. Stop! Stop telling us what Islam is not, and start telling us how you’re going to protect us. This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Let the Muslims tell us who they are, and who they are not. And by the way we’re not slamming the door on anyone, not that they have a right to be here in the first place. And why aren’t the Arab countries Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates Qatar taking them? And you tell us, you tell us that these refugees are subjected to rigorous screening and security background checks? That’s baloney and you know it. And the head of the FBI, knows it, the head of Homeland Security knows the Director of National Intelligence knows it. How the heck do you vet someone who has no papers or possibly a fake passport that you can buy for 750 Euros like one of the Paris attackers did? How do we even know the name they give us is true?

What are you gonna do, call one eight hundred Assad and say: “Look we’re trying to kill you and I know you’re not scared of me and you’re busy with a civil war, but can you have your clerk check your records to see if Muhammad is a terrorist?” And even if he got that call through, I wouldn’t believe you because you’ve already proven you’re not capable of protecting us. Russia told you twice the Tsarnaev brothers, Boston bombers, were terrorists. The FBI interviewed them twice and said “nothing to see here folks.” They were on a terrorist watch list and still went in and out of our country, you never stop them. Be honest for once, this is no different than what you did at the southern border for Central Americans fleeing poverty. There are no controls, you take their fingerprints, and if you do, they’re just on their way. God help us! And that’s my open.

Syrian “Refugees” – Ted Cruz’s Nov. 17th Interview with CNN’s Dana Bash

CNN’s Dana Bash interviews Texas Republican senator, Ted Cruz on the Syrian refugee issue. She tried to equate the Syrian refugees coming to the US with his father’s fleeing the Castro regime many years ago. The senator would have none of it and showed that Ms. Bash that she was way out of her league. Here’s the video and the transcript:

Michaela Pereira: Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is defending himself against harsh criticism from President Obama for suggesting a religious test for Syrian refugees before they can settle in the U.S. Cruz responding with strong words of his own. Dana Bash has been watching all of this back and forth you spoke with Ted Cruz you’re in Charleston South Carolina this morning, Dana.

Dana Bash: That’s right, good morning. Look, when you are running for the Republican presidential nomination and you are attacked and in a not so veiled way by the President of the United States while he is abroad, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Senator, President Obama called you out when he was speaking in Turkey and he said it was shameful for saying that there should be effectively religious test for refugees especially since you come from a family where there was political persecution and your family benefited from the policies of America allowing refugees in.

Ted Cruz: Well you know, look it’s not surprising that President Obama’s attacking me personally. I’ll tell you what shameful and it is that we have a president who after seven years still refuses to utter the words radical Islamic terrorism. What Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are proposing, is that we bring to this country tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees. I have to say particularly in light of what happened in Paris, that’s nothing short of lunacy.

Dana Bash: What would have happened if your father was trying to get from Cuba to the United States and the political leaders here said nope, we don’t think so because who knows maybe you could be somebody who could commit crimes against America.

Ted Cruz: You see, that’s why it’s important to define what it is we’re fighting. If my father were part of a theocratic and political movement like radical Islamism, that promotes murdering anyone who doesn’t share your extreme faith or forcibly converting them, then it would make perfect sense.

Dana Bash: OK, but what about Muslims who are victims of the radical Islamic terrorists who you know are taking their religion and are hijacking it? What about protecting those people?

Ted Cruz: There is no doubt that millions of people are suffering from the rise of radical Islamic terrorism; Christians are suffering, Jews are suffering and other Muslims are suffering.

Dana Bash: Are you saying that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S?

Ted Cruz: What I’m saying is Syrian Muslim refugees should be resettled in the in the Middle East in majority Muslim countries.

Dana Bash: You wanted to, and want to continue to arm the Kurds and increase military strikes along with coalition partners. Is that enough?

Ted Cruz: Well, we need to start with a president that sets out a clear objective. We need a commander-in-chief who says we will defeat

Dana Bash (interrupting): But if you were commander-in-chief right now what would be your clear objective?

Ted Cruz: As commander-in-chief, but if I were commander-in-chief or if I’m elected president, as commander-in-chief I will say we will defeat radical Islamic terrorism. President Obama’s launching between 15 and 30 airstrikes a day. I’ve described this as photo-op foreign policy. Actually you’ll like this what I’ve said is they’re launching bombs for CNN’s credit to show on TV, but not actually designed to take out ISIS. We need to use overwhelming airpower.

Dana Bash: What about American boots on the ground in Syria?

Ted Cruz: You know I think they’re far too many politicians when it comes to boots on the ground that are eager just to commit to boots on the ground to show how tough they are. I think the objective should be destroying Isis and the question of the military tactics and strategy should be driven heavily by the expert judgment of our commanders and generals and admirals. I’ve met with a great many both active duty commanders and also retired commanders and I believe that overwhelming air power plus arming the Kurds is sufficient to take out Isis. Now it may well take some embedded special forces to direct some of some of that airpower, but I don’t think you should have politicians basically playing Risk and saying I want to send in so many troops to show how tough I am. That’s not how we should make these decisions.

Dana Bash: Some of your competitors have said the best thing to do right now is to invoke Article Five of NATO, to convene NATO allies and deal with it as an act of war on the coalition do you agree with that?

Ted Cruz: Listen, NATO may well go down that road. You know President Obama recently said: “We don’t need American leadership, we don’t need to talk about America winning.” What utter nonsense. Look, that sentence sums up everything that is wrong with the Obama/Clinton foreign policy.

Dana Bash: And as Senator Cruz told me that this week he is going back to the Capitol, back to the Senate and he is going to introduce legislation that will ban all Syrian Muslim refugees from this country.

How Many Westerners Will Die to Make #RefugeesWelcome?

Jihadist With Knifeby Ben Shapiro

How many Westerners will leftists allow to die in order to achieve their utopian vision of a multicultural world without borders?

That’s the question of the day as leftists from country to country declare that a few days after 129, people were slaughtered wholesale in France, and the day after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Paris, the West should refrain from “overreacting” to the threat of radical Islam.

President Obama has suggested that only bigotry would motivate conservatives to shut the door to unvetted Syrian Muslim refugees; Hillary Clinton has suggested the same. Today, the White House launched a #RefugeesWelcome hashtag campaign. At the Brookings Institute website, Jeremy Shapiro writes that we must be careful not to “overreact” to the Paris attacks; Secretary of State John Kerry says people “shouldn’t be hysterical” about the Syrian Muslim refugee issue. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio explains that closing our borders to Syrian Muslim refugees would grant “terrorists a victory over our democracy,” as though American democracy depends on importing hundreds of thousands of people who do not share Western democratic values; Bloomberg columnist Margaret Carlson avers that by accepting Muslims, even radical ones, we might westernize our enemies. Continue reading at

Republican Congressman Attempts to Embarrass Young Breitbart News Reporter at Public Forum

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From Breitbart News:  Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), refused to take a question from a reporter for Breitbart on Tuesday, telling her she was not an honest reporter. In response, Breitbart executives called Labrador a “liar.”

At the monthly panel “Conversations with Conservatives,” Breitbart reporter Julia Hahn asked the various members of congress assembled to raise their hands if they would be “willing to support a suspension or reduction in Muslim immigration.”

Some of the lawmakers raised their hands, and as Hahn tried to ask a question of those who did not, Labrador interrupted.

“I don’t answer questions from you because you are not a truthful reporter and I will not answer any of your questions. So let’s move on to somebody else,” Labrador said.

Breitbart chairman Stephen K. Bannon said Labrador is the liar.

“Congressman Labrador has spent too much time in Washington if he thinks its okay to try and intimidate a 24 year-old woman who asked a basic question. He called her a liar and tried to humiliate her in a public forum in the Capitol, when in fact HE is the liar! Breitbart News will not back down and we stand by Julia’s reporting 120%,” [Bold type, mine] he said.

Breitbart editor-in-chief Alexander Marlow reiterated Bannon’s comments and suggested an upcoming story will reveal more about Labrador.

“Either Congressman Labrador is uninformed and didn’t read our story or he flat-out lied. He attempted to embarrass our reporter while insulting our largely grassroots conservative audience of over 20 million readers, and he was dead wrong on the facts. If the Congressman is interested in the truth, we invite him to read the story that’s about to be posted laying out the facts in a painfully clear way,” Marlow said.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

Obama: Mizzou Students Can Protest – Tea Partiers, Not So Much

On his radio program Monday evening, Mark Levin played a brief audio clip where Barack Obama in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, said that if he were a student on the University of Missouri campus, he would join the protests. He admitted that he did not know “all the facts.” Levin pointed out that Obama didn’t think it was appropriate for ordinary American citizens, “in a thoughtful and peaceful way, to protest taxes, you know, like the tea party, or the size of government.”

He said of Obama: “You are trashing tens of millions of Americans, who in their own communities were rallying, peacefully. They didn’t harm anybody, they didn’t attack anybody, no violence whatsoever, no trash left behind. You didn’t much like them. You were calling them all kinds of stuff, as were your surrogates. So that’s not allowed. The hard working taxpayers of America, organizing freely, you know, associating to advance a political agenda, that you had a problem with. But on the campuses, all the subsidized left wing groups, and the tenured professors…”

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