And then there were 127: Obama admin releases five more from Gitmo

Before Obama leaves office he’s determined to fulfill at least one campaign promise — unfortunately it’s the one that involves increasing the number of free-range terrorists:

Five men who were held for a dozen years at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan for resettlement, the U.S. government announced Tuesday.

The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands. The U.S. has sent hundreds of prisoners from Guantanamo to third countries but this is the first time Kazakhstan has accepted any for resettlement.

Their release brings the prison population at Guantanamo to 127, according to a Pentagon statement.
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Nearly 30 prisoners have been resettled in third countries this year as part of President Barack Obama’s renewed push to close the detention center over opposition from Congress.

The excuse they couldn’t be sent to their “homelands” is hilarious: Because of “unrest and militant activity.” In other words the Obama administration is saying it would be be like releasing somebody from the Betty Ford Clinic and sending them to live on Fremont Street in Vegas. Usually the truth is that their home countries don’t want them back.

CNN poll: Republicans currently more interested in name recognition than actually winning in 2016

Somebody is hailing the establishment fairly early in this very young presidential cycle:

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I haven’t been this excited since the Novocaine started wearing off in the middle of my last root canal:

Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he’s “actively exploring” a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found.

He takes nearly one-quarter — 23% — of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tallied 13%.

Physician Ben Carson comes in third, with 7% support, and Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are both tied for fourth with 6%.

So how do you think Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren will like living in the White House? Oh, I’m just kidding. It might be Joe Biden.

Al Sharpton rails against ‘cheap demagogues’ — enters rehab clinic for treatment of self-loathing

Excuse me for a second, but HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Sharpton also took an apparent swipe at the police unions, de Blasio and other leaders who have raged against him over what they perceive as his stoking of anti-cop sentiment.

“Cheap demagogues,” he called those “who are trying to score cheap points off the bodies of these police.”

Lightning failed to strike at that time, once again putting a dent in my faith in the existence of a benevolent God.

But there’s always this:

NYC officers turn their backs on Bill de Blasio

There are plenty of reasons I’m not a fan of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio — for starters he’s a socialist designer of leftist utopia, which always ends in abject misery and disaster — but his siding with those who are peddling myths at worst and half-truths at best about recent police shootings is also reprehensible.

In the wake of yesterday’s assassination of two officers, police it seems have had enough:

Believing City Hall has betrayed them, cops demonstrated their anger Saturday by turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio as he entered a Brooklyn hospital to pay his respects to two murdered officers.

A startling video shows a hallway at Woodhull Hospital filled with officers silently facing away from de Blasio as he walks a blue gantlet.

The demonstration, captured by WPIX11 News, included the presidents of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

I hope they do the same for Al Sharpton, who said he was “outraged” by the killing of the two officers. To that I say “bullshit.” If the two officers had seen that scumbag coming with gun drawn and taken him down, that sick opportunist and tragedy profiteer would be in Brooklyn today leading another anti-police protest.

There are other things that trouble police about Team de Blasio:

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Well yeah, there’s that.

In the more national picture, idiots like these haven’t helped matters either:

Way to foment anger using debunked claims.

Enough is enough.

Shakedown on 34th Street: Al Sharpton to have a say in how Sony Pictures makes movies

Enjoy working with your new co-producer, co-director and co-screenwriter, Sony Pictures!

Hollywood came to the Rev. Al Thursday as embattled Sony exec Amy Pascal met privately with the black leader for 90 minutes in a bid to fix the fallout from the cyberhacking leak of embarrassing, racially charged emails.

Pascal agreed to let Sharpton have a say in how Sony makes motion pictures, in an effort to combat what he called “inflexible and immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.”

“We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of diversity in Hollywood,” said Sharpton.

Too many people are turning a willful blind eye to the fact that this is the Hollywood Left we’re talking about — the bunch of elite hypocrites that preaches to everybody else about racial tolerance. I’d be lying if I denied experiencing a bit of schadenfreude over these pious libs now having Al Sharpton telling them how to run their business.

As for the hack that the FBI says was the doing of N. Korea, the White House has promised a “proportional response.” How about sending them Al Sharpton as soon as he’s finished shaking down Sony?

Caring former president consoles divorcée-to-be

The picture of Bill Clinton with Andrea Catsimatidis has already made the rounds, but maybe Bubba was just being his usual consoling self because he knew she’d be single soon:

As always, how does this affect Hillary’s 2016 chances? Might as well make an ad out of it:

FLOTUS’ example of racial bias has also happened to me … several times

A while ago I ran across this:

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In the interview, Michelle Obama described a fairly recent incident where she experienced racial prejudice:

The first lady also described being mistreated at a Target store in suburban Washington, during a shopping trip she took in 2011.

“Even as the first lady,” she told the magazine, “during the wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf.”

She said the incidents are “the regular course of life” for African-Americans and a “challenge” for the country to overcome.

The horror! Can you believe “can you help me reach that” still exists in 21st century America?

For the record, I’m a 6’3″ white guy and several times in my life I’ve been in a store and been asked by somebody if I could reach something on a shelf for them — and I had no idea until now that I’d been the victim of racism. Michelle Obama is almost 6 feet tall so I’m sure it’s happened to her more than once too, and I’m guessing most of those weren’t because she was black, but rather tall.

Clearly America has a problem with heightism!

Update:

Funny how FLOTUS’ take on the same story has evolved in just a couple of years:

Shocking! All-electric cars worse for the environment than gas-powered vehicles

Thanks for nothing, DiCaprio!

Where was the media on this a few years ago when the Obama administration and Department of Energy were lying their asses off about electric cars so they could grease their cronies with billions of taxpayer dollars? It’s not like it’s “breaking news,” but the MSM has to pretend it is:

People who own all-electric cars in places where coal generates the power are actually making the air dirtier, according to a new study. The key is the electricity’s source. If it comes from coal, the electric cars produce 3.6 times more soot and smog deaths than gas, because of the pollution made in generating the electricity, according to the study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They also are significantly worse at heat-trapping carbon dioxide that worsens global warming, it found.

The study examines environmental costs for cars’ entire life cycle, including where power comes from and the environmental effects of building batteries. Coal produces 39 percent of the country’s electricity, according to the Department of Energy, with West Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, North Dakota and Illinois with the highest percentage of coal-fired electricity.

The study finds that overall, all-electric vehicles cause 86 percent more deaths from air pollution than do cars powered by regular gasoline. But if natural gas produces the electricity? Half as many deaths as gasoline cars.

But instead of admitting that, in the current reality, electric cars aren’t feasible economically or environmentally, the green shammers simply “solve” that problem by trying to force coal plants out of business when there’s no replacement for the power they supply.

And yet CNN wonders why their ratings are so lousy?

Multiple autopsies, including one conducted by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, have reached similar conclusions — one being that Michael Brown’s hands weren’t up and he wasn’t trying to surrender when Darren Wilson shot him. But don’t tell that to these CNN dopes who care more about contributing to pushing a false narrative than reporting the known facts of the case:

That picture is, however, a good metaphor for CNN’s standing in the cable news ratings book.