Sheriff David Clarke Tells AG Nominee: DOJ Must Stop Undermining American Law Enforcement Officers

I just love this guy! He will NOT take any crap from Eric Holder and because of  this the “Far Left Media ABC,CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and NPR refuses to report on anything Sheriff David Clarke has to say!…….Papa Mike

 

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Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called on U.S. Attorney and Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch to rebuild the broken relationship between the Department of Justice and local law enforcement

Citing Attorney General Eric Holder’s involvement in Ferguson, Missouri over the summer, Clarke laid out a defense of police working in dangerous communities and called on Lynch to open lines of communication from Washington to cities around the country.

“I want to spend some time critiquing…Attorney General Eric Holder’s tenure at the Department of Justice and use it as a framework as a way forward,” Clarke said. “Incendiary rhetoric used by Eric Holder created a pathway for a false narrative that then became the rallying cry for cop haters across America. It sparked and justified hatred for America’s law enforcement agents and its offices. Without a shred of evidence a broad brush has been used to unfairly malign the reputation of the professional policing in the United States. The accusation has been made that our communities systematically engage in the practice of targeting young black men because of the color of their skin. That claim is patently false. I reject out of hand the mere suggestion of it. If I’m wrong, someone needs to show me the evidence. Officers at the local level put on their uniforms and go out everyday to make their communities better and safer. Without them our communities would collapse into utter chaos.”

Clarke also argued that the Department of Justice and the next attorney general must ensure that a proper and fair rule of law standard will be applied at the federal level when unfortunate incidents occur at the local level.

“Are cops perfect? No, in fact far from it, but they are the community’s finest. Every community is unique in what will work and what will not work,” Clarke said. “For the nation’s sake, stop undermining the integrity and character of the American law enforcement officer.”

Clarke isn’t alone in his statements. Late last year, former assistant FBI director under Holder and current Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund President Ron Hosko, argued the same and called on President Obama to also play a role in the reestablishment of trust.

“It is my sincere hope that Ms. Lynch, if confirmed, will take immediate steps to begin repairing the rift created between the Obama Administration and the dedicated men and women of America’s law enforcement community,” Hosko said in a statement. “The mere replacement of the attorney general is not enough. President Obama should demonstrate a re-commitment to the rule of law and a retreat from words and actions that signal a distrust of our law enforcement professionals. Early in his tenure and with no understanding of the underlying facts, he accused police of ‘acting stupidly’ in an engagement with a Harvard University professor, only to later learn of details that supported the police response. More recently, he sent three White House representatives to the funeral of Michael Brown, a young man who had just robbed a store and who reports suggest violently assaulted a police officer in an attempt to disarm him. By these words and actions, the president questions legitimate law enforcement authority, encouraging like-minded people to do the same, and widening the divide between police and the people they serve.”

“We look forward to Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearings to become the attorney general, but there’s no time to rejoice – significant damage has been done and there is much work ahead to undo it. The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund stands ready to support important discussions between police and the Obama Administration to rebuild the trust that has so obviously been lost,” Hosko said.

A confirmation vote for Lynch is expected next month.

SOURCE: TOWNHALL.COM

Pants Suit Faces Scrutiny for Use of Private Jets At The Expense Of Tax Payers While Racking Up Frequent Flyer Miles

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The use of private jets helped take Air Mary Landrieu down.

Via Bloomberg

Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs.

Clinton, 67, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, reported the travel in official filings with the Senate. The records were provided to Bloomberg News by a Republican operative.

Some of the companies whose planes she used included Coca-Cola Co., Citigroup Inc. and Saban Capital Group Inc.

While the flights fell within congressional rules and were not out of the ordinary for senators at the time, they could play into the emerging Republican line of attack that Clinton’s wealth and years in government office have left her out of touch with the voters she’ll court on the campaign trail.

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‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Gets Fired Up About ‘American Sniper’ (Video)

See video: ‘The View’s’ Whoopi Goldberg Slams Seth Rogen, Michael Moore Over ‘American Sniper’ Criticism

 

This beats everything, this has to be a GREAT picture when “far left” anchor of the “View” comes to the defense of Oscar nominated American Sniper. GREAT job Woopie!……..Papa Mike

 

Co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show shares her impassioned sentiments about the controversial film..
The discussion of Clint Eastwood‘s Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper” continued on ABC’s “The View” Monday.
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg shared her thoughts on the film, which she called, “One of the most extraordinary movies ever made.”
The film about lethal marksman Chris Kyle, who was killed in February 2013 by a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, recently surpassed $200 million at the box office after opening last December, Box Office Mojo reported.

“This movie changed my life. There’s a reason this movie is touching such a cord, and it’s telling a truth that no one has ever told,” Wallace said. “This movie tells the story of the toll that this has taken on the military without telling you what to think of the war or the military.”
“This movie is perfection,” Wallace added.
“I don’t want to go to war, I’m not going to lie,” Goldberg said. She followed up the admission with praise for the men and women in service. “I worship the folks that decide that that’s how they’re going to do their life. They’re going to give their life, take care of us. I love it,” she said.
Since its release, the film has elicited a polar response from critics, some who’ve praised the film and others who believe it’s too celebratory of Kyle, TheWrap previously reported. Guest co-host and stylist Stacy London shifted the conversation to what has made the biopic popular among moviegoers.

“Bravery has consequences, and that’s what this movie really talks about. No matter what, war affects you whether you get angry or depressed. This movie does an excellent job of showing what the consequences are,” London said.

In The Dictionary Under Tax Cheat Is The Picture Below Of “The Reverend” Himself

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But he’ll get away with it because it would be raaaaaa-cist to prosecute him. He’ll prolly plead poverty which is what he did when he lost a defamation of character lawsuit brought by Steve Pagones whom he slimed in the Tawana Brawley hoax. He claimed he didn’t have the money to pay the settlement so others paid it for him. One of the “others” was Johnny Cochran. Sharpton is a racist and an anti-Semite, He’s also a waste of oxygen. He is 100% dooshbag. Way to go NBC by giving this asshole his own program on MSDNC.

Defense Against Demagogues

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by Walter E Williams


When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, “I think it’s time to say to these people, ‘Stop ripping off the American people.'” When the average price of regular gas was close to $4 a gallon, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for Congress to look into breaking up giant oil companies. The claim was that “Wall Street greed (was) fueling high gas prices.”
Today in some places, gasoline is selling for less than $2 a gallon, less than half of its peak price in 2008. The idiotic explanation that attributed high oil prices to greed might now be adjusted to argue that big oil executives have been morally rejuvenated. They are no longer greedy and no longer want to rip off the American people. My guess is that everyone in the oil business would like to charge higher prices. Plus, there’s no legal prohibition against big and powerful Exxon Mobil’s selling its regular gas today for $4 a gallon. Exxon stations don’t do so because the market wouldn’t bear that price.

The attempt to explain human behavior by greed is foolhardy. If we define greed as people wanting much more than what they have, then everyone is greedy. Show me someone who doesn’t want more of something, be it cars, houses, clothing, food, peace, admiration, love or war. The fact that people want more is responsible for most of the good things that get done. You’ll see Texas cattle ranchers this winter making the personal sacrifice of going out in blizzards to care for their herds. As a result of their sacrifice, New Yorkers will have beef on their grocery shelves. Which do you think best explains cattlemen’s behavior, concern about New Yorkers or their wanting more for themselves?

This year’s congressional efforts to reduce corporate income tax will create great opportunities for demagogues. The United States has the highest corporate income tax rate among the 34 industrialized nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The effect of high corporate taxes gives corporations incentives to lower their effective tax rates by engaging in activities that lower their competitiveness and to shift profits to foreign subsidiaries.

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In a biting blog post on OAFNation.com, an apparent military veteran issued a definitive response to critics of “American Sniper,” the hit movie based on legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s autobiography of the same name. Basically, the veteran asserted that those who have attacked Kyle and the film are completely missing the point.

The author, who signed the post “Grifter,” first praised “American Sniper” because it “finally depicts WHY coming home is the hardest part for most of us.” For him, portraying the reality of how coming home is “almost impossible” for combat veterans is the most significant message in the movie, and one that is being overlooked by many.

Grifter is reportedly a Marine Corps veteran and has served in the special operations community, requiring him to maintain anonymity. The post on OAFNation.com is titled, “American Sniper: The Voice of Veterans.”

 

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Grifter also had strong words for Vox’s Amanda Taub, who accused the movie of “rewriting American history” by not getting into the politics of the Iraq War. He continued:

However, I read a piece by Amanda Taub (just google it if you care to) in which she bashes the film and accuses it of “rewriting American history.” Her point of contention was that the film was too black and white for her tastes. She calls the war in Iraq a grey area, which I agree. I also agree with her disdain at the treatment of the conventional troops in the film as cannon fodder or inferior to the SEALS in importance. However, she smashes on Eastwood’s flick by calling into question the lack of mention of G.W. Bush, WMD, or Saddam Hussein. She accuses the movie of inventing fictional characters for Kyle to fight. I’m taking this as she is mad the movie didn’t take a political stance or mention any of the media hype, hot buttons, or buzzwords normally associated with the war in Iraq.

My answer to that: Yeah, no s**t.

The film wasn’t about any of that because for US, the war wasn’t about any of that. Do you think any of us gave a f**k about Saddam Hussein, WMD, Bush, Cheney, or any of that s**t that was being ejaculated by the news? The film wasn’t about grey areas, because to us it didn’t matter. All that mattered to us was the guy to our left, and the guy to our right…and especially the guy that still had a can of Skoal. It wasn’t that we were willfully ignorant of the issues surrounding the Iraq, or that we were in denial, but when your finger is on a trigger, when you’re face is covered in your friends’ brain matter, you aren’t thinking about “good and evil” or “grey areas.” That is the entire point this civil rights attorney misses, the film was about a man on the ground and the struggle to come home with a head full of grief and regret, not the Iraq war itself.

The reason the movie doesn’t take a political stance because the film isn’t political, he said.

“Yes, it mentioned 9/11, but it didn’t tie it to Iraq. It tied it to Kyle the way it was tied to all of us. 9/11 signaled to a generation that we are not safe, that there ARE people out there that want to kill us, on our own soil,” the author added. “Yet, here is the left, all up in arms about a movie about one man’s struggle in a war. They create paper tigers to go after in order to blackball these movies into oblivion. They refuse to see the good in this film as it pertains to veterans, because they don’t care about veterans.”

 

5 Reasons Liberals Hate Soldiers Like Chris Kyle

 

“My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders r worse.” — Michael Moore

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“Hurt Locker made $17 million because it was a little ambiguous and thoughtful, and this one was just ‘American hero. He’s a psychopath patriot, and we love him.’ – Bill Maher on American Sniper

American Sniper had a record-breaking debut. It’s the widest release ever for an R-rated movie, the biggest debut ever for a Best Picture Oscar nominee; it’s the highest grossing January movie in history and it’s already the second highest grossing war movie of all-time.

The movie has already gone beyond “blockbuster” all the way up to “cultural phenomenon” in the space of a few weeks’ time. However, ironically, as the movie has become more popular with the public, liberals have gotten more and more upset about it. You’ve already seen the quotes from Michael Moore and Bill Maher, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Just to give you an example of how agitated this film makes liberals, here are article titles that are all currently running or linked on the front of the far left-wing website Alternet.

WATCH: Chomsky Blasts ‘American Sniper’ and the Media that Glorifies It

7 Big Lies ‘American Sniper’ Is Telling America

Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ Is One Big Historically Dishonest Action Flick

Bill Maher Takes a Shot at ‘American Sniper’ for Glorifying ‘Psychopath Patriot’ Chris Kyle

‘American Sniper’ Has Incited Death Threats and Racism — It’s Far from ‘Apolitical’

At first glance, this seems to be bizarre because despite that last title, the movie could fairly be called “apolitical,” it doesn’t glamorize war and it doesn’t gloss over the human cost of battle. The film shows Chris Kyle’s friends dying, his marriage suffering and Kyle struggling with the things he has to do. Soldiers are shown on the screen with missing limbs, Kyle is seen at funerals for his friends and it’s made very clear that he has a lot of trouble adjusting to civilian life.

Every liberal may not have a problem with this movie, but why is it that so many do? Is it that Kyle was a sniper? Is it because Clint Eastwood directed the movie? Could liberals just be traumatized from their battles with Duck Dynasty and hate guys with beards? What is their problem with American Sniper?

Simple: their problem is that they don’t like soldiers like Chris Kyle and they detest the movie because it treats them as worthy of praise. Why do liberals feel this way?

1) Soldiers tend to be conservative: Soldiers tend to be almost reflexively conservative; so even the ones who don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh or know who Mike Lee is tend to lean to the Right. Liberals might not have a problem with traitors like Bradley Manning, deserters like Bowe Bergdahl or dirtbags like John Kerry who condemn their fellow soldiers (“randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan”), but they don’t like conservative soldiers any more than they like conservative Tea Partiers. If anything, the soldiers are worse in their eyes because the troops all have guns.

2) Soldiers tend to be patriotic: When I think of patriotism and soldiers, the first thing that comes to mind are those lines from Toby Keith’s Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue.
My daddy served in the army
Where he lost his right eye
But he flew a flag out in our yard
Until the day that he died
In my experience, most soldiers have a deep and abiding love of country – and Chris Kyle was no different. At one point in the movie, when he’s responding to his future wife, Chris Kyle says,
“Why would you say I’m self-centered? I’d lay down my life for my country.”
The sad truth is that most liberals don’t like America very much. When they think of America, they don’t think of waving flags, a city on a hill and “the land of the free,” they think of a rotten country they want to change before it hurts more people. The idea that there are people out there who are willing to die for this country because they think it’s such a great place is like a thumb in the eye for people who read Noam Chomsky, like Jane Fonda, and wish we could be more like Belgium.
3) Soldiers kill people: Why does Bill Maher think Chris Kyle was a “psychopath?” Kyle was killing bad guys, he didn’t do it for pleasure, he was justified in eliminating his targets and had he not done so, it’s likely a lot of Americans would have died. So, why does Maher call Kyle a “psychopath?” Because Chris Kyle killed people, just like our other soldiers fighting and dying in Iraq. Certainly liberals like Bill Maher would NEVER kill people….because men like Chris Kyle do it for them and the rest of us so we can stay safe. Some of us appreciate that. Liberals don’t – which is why they need to be reminded that George Orwell was right when he said, “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

4) Liberals are Utopian thinkers: Liberalism is a guy using an Apple and an IPod railing against corporations. It’s a doofus with a sign that says, “Who Needs Oil? I Ride The Bus!” It’s a guy eating a cheeseburger talking about how awful it is that anyone hunts for food. The reason that Jack Nicholson’s famous speech from A Few Good Men resonated with so many people, even though he was a bad guy in the movie, is that what he said is such a perfect response to armchair critics who want the freedom our soldiers insure without doing the dirty, dangerous and messy work they have to do to provide it.

You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don’t want the truth, because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like “honor”, “code”, “loyalty”. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said “thank you”, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!

5) Liberals view our troops as the moral equivalent of the people they’re fighting: Liberals were very upset that Chris Kyle referred to the people we were fighting in Iraq as “savages.” Of course, if people who deliberately murder civilians, use their children as suicide bombers and inflict power drills and beheading on captives aren’t savages, then the word has no meaning. Unfortunately, liberals have become so reluctant to make moral judgments that they are simply unable to see the differences between our troops and the people they’re fighting.

So, when liberal Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur compared Osama Bin Laden to the “revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown” or Ted Rall says, “Do our government’s poorly paid contract killers deserve our ‘support’ for blindly following orders?” they’re revealing that they’re morally unable to see the difference between our troops and the people they’re fighting. Most of us may have seen American Sniper as a film about a selfless hero saving American lives, but liberals saw two groups of monsters plugging away at each other and thought, “If only they could both lose!”

 

SOURCE: http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2015/01/27/5-reasons-liberals-hate-soldiers-like-chris-kyle-n1948611?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program

Let’s see we have the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the VA scandal, the Fast & Furious scandal, the Joe Sestak “Bribe”, the Obama Immigration Policy Change, and now THE FREE OBAMA PHONE SCAM….In all of these NOT “ONE” SPECIAL PROSECUTOR HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO LOOK INTO ANY OF THESE SCANDALS!! Now that the Republicans controll the HOUSE and the SENATE you would think we could finally move in the direction of the IMPEACHMENT and charges being filed to Obama and Eric Holder……Papa Mike

 

 

DENVER (CBS4) – A nationwide cellphone company distributing phones and cellphone plans in Denver as part of a massive government program says it is “outraged by the unacceptable actions” uncovered by a CBS4 undercover investigation.
The response from Total Call Mobile comes nearly three months after an undercover CBS4 investigation revealed multiple examples of fraud and cheating in the phone distribution program.
The Lifeline program is aimed at providing free cellphone service to the poor and needy. It handed out more than 13 million free cellphone plans in the first six months of 2014. In Colorado, the program handed out more than 117,000 free cellphone plans in the first half of 2014 or about 20,000 cellphones every month.
If you own a cellphone, you pay for the free phones and their wireless plans via a monthly tax on your cellphone called the Universal Service Tax. Although the Lifeline wireless program has been around since 2005 and started under President George W. Bush, it ballooned under President Obama and the phones are often referred to as Obamaphones.
To qualify for one of the cellphone plans, you have to be low income — on food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance or some other government program.
But multiple times a CBS4 producer and reporter found phone agents in Denver circumventing strict government rules to ensure that only the truly needy get the free phones. Vendors, like Total Call, receive massive government subsidies to hand out the phones and the accompanying monthly plans.
RELATED: Government’s Free Phone Program Riddled With Abuse, Fraud
In one case a Total Call agent used someone else’s food stamp card to provide eligibility for a CBS4 producer. On another occasion another Total Call agent said it would be perfectly fine to use a friend’s food stamp card to establish eligibility and obtain a free phone.
In a letter to CBS4, Total Call has now responded saying, “Total Call Mobile is outraged by the unacceptable actions shown in the broadcast. The broadcast depicted both agents and applicants seeking to improperly participate in the Lifeline program. They were both engaged in fraudulent activity … to enroll in the Lifeline program among other improper actions.”

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The company said based on the CBS4 report it would be providing evidence of wrongdoing to “the appropriate governmental authorities. Regarding the incorrect or improper statements by agents that were brought to our attention in your broadcast, all of the agents that were distributing for Total Call Mobile have been identified and their access to our system has been permanently blocked.”

The cellphone company said following the revelations in the CBS4 report it would implement new protocols to eliminate the fraud and abuse uncovered by CBS4. One of those new steps is a Total Call Mobile Fraud Tip Hotline, 1-800-589-6316.
The company is asking the public to let it know of any improper activity with regard to Lifeline applications submitted to Total Call.
CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has been with the station more than 30 years uncovering waste, fraud and corruption. Follow him on Twitter @Briancbs4.

Army Official Reveals Tough Charges the Military Has Planned for POW Bowe Bergdahl…..VIDEO

Go to this link to watch the VIDEO—-> http://www.ijreview.com/2015/01/239848-bergdahl/?utm_source=afternoonalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email

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He should have stayed with the Taliban. All 5 terrorists we released back to them probably all ended up back on the battle field BEHEADING MORE AMERICANS!

 

If these charges were Obama and Eric Holder’s responsibility NOTHING would happen to him, HELL those two idiots would probably find a way to give him a medal. Just think we exchanged 5 jailed TERRORISTS for his release. He deserves nothing less than DESERTION and a FIRING SQUAD!………Papa Mike

 

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was exchanged for five members of the Taliban in May 2014, will be charged with desertion, according to Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army, Ret.).

On The O’Reilly Factor Monday night, Shaffer spoke about the investigation of Bergdahl’s initial disappearance and capture by the Taliban. He said:

“The Army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl, Sgt. Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. I’ve been told… I’ve been confirmed by two other sources that his attorney was given what we call a charge sheet. A charge sheet is essentially is the results of the investigation listing out the articles of the uniformed code of military justice which have been violated.”
Official charges against Sgt. Bergdahl have yet to be confirmed by the U.S. Army or any entity of the federal government. But according to Lt. Col. Shaffer, the decision has been made and formal charges will be forthcoming.

Shaffer continued on the details of unconfirmed charges against Sgt. Bergdahl:

“The key violation is desertion and this has been done and the decision has been made. And let me be very clear, as a corporate entity, the Army has decided that they want to pursue Bergdahl for this violation.”
News of unconfirmed charges against the 28-year-old soldier comes months after a GAO report (U.S. Government Accountability Office) concluded that the prisoner exchange for the soldier was unlawful. The GAO opined that the exchange was illegal because the Defense Department violated the Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, by not informing lawmakers on their decision to remove prisoners from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

And the winner is…’American Sniper’: Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll

by Reuters

 

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(Reuters) – If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner, according to the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll

The film starring Bradley Cooper as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was cited by 22 percent of respondents as the movie that should win the top Oscar among the eight nominees, according to an online survey of Americans conducted Jan. 16-23.

The Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma” was the second most popular choice with 8 percent.

“Boyhood,” the coming-of-age story filmed over 12 years with the same actors and a favorite to win best picture, was third in the survey with 4 percent.

Nearly half, or 48 percent, said they were unsure which film should win best picture.

Both “American Sniper” and “Selma” have been the subject of controversy in recent weeks.

The Eastwood-directed film, currently No. 1 at the North American box office, has become a flashpoint of debate between liberals and conservatives over the morality of war and the role of snipers.

“Selma” drew criticism from some historians for what they said was a misleading portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s role in the fight for voting rights for blacks.

“Selma” was also at the center of the upheaval over the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations announced last week, which excluded the film’s African-American female director and lead actor.

The survey revealed, however, that many people have not seen the year’s top films and Oscar contenders.

The film seen most by those surveyed was “Gone Girl,” the film adaptation of the best-selling thriller that did not receive a best picture nomination. Twelve percent have seen that film.

“American Sniper” and musical “Into the Woods,” were the second most seen at 9 percent each.

The two films that lead all Academy Awards nominees with nine nods a piece, the whimsical caper “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and the dark satire “Birdman,” have been seen by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

A full 65 percent of respondents had not seen any of the 15 films cited in the survey.

The Oscars, to be presented at a ceremony on Feb. 22, will be voted on by the 6,100 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll surveyed 2,385 Americans online and has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.

Green Beret Sniper: ‘Michael Moore’s A Crisco Sweating Waste Of Space Not Worthy To Be In The Presence Of A Sniper’

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Mikey Moore has picked the wrong group to insult.

Via Clash Daily

Green Beret Sniper, Bryan Sikes, hilariously slams ‘cupcake’ Michael Moore for calling American Sniper, Chris Kyle, a coward.

Mr. Moore-

Good afternoon there sweetheart, I hope this finds you alive and well. You can thank our men and women of the armed forces for that, by the way, and that also includes us cowardly snipers. It seems you’ve found time between licking the jelly off your fingers and releasing your grasp of a bear claw to tweet some junk about snipers being cowards.

My buddies and I got a good laugh over the tweet, so I thank you. For a guy worth $50 million dollars, you sure have quite a bit to bitch and cry about. I guess like a moth to flame, you too gravitate towards things that are popular and in the moment — in this case it’s snipers. Too bad for you that your attempt at being relevant via your 70+ year old family experience has failed. It has only made you look dumber than a bag of hammers. Next time you should try something more original than going after snipers for one reason or another…that was so last month.

It’s typical of “men” like you to criticize the intestinal fortitude, focus, discipline and patriotism of a sniper. It must stem from an inferiority complex or something. But hey, it’s okay cupcake. We snipers are thick skinned and the efforts of world class turds such as yourself to portray us in a negative light only makes us laugh. If you and I were in the same room, I’d throw you a smile and gently pat you on the head knowing you’re nothing more than a mouth breathing, Crisco sweating waste of space not even worthy of being in the presence of a sniper. It’s almost funny how people like you preach things like ‘acceptance’ and ‘not passing judgement’ or ‘labeling people’, but then are the first to do so when a person is in some way dissimilar from you.

So tenderfoot, I leave you with this final thought: what if you found yourself in some sort of hostage situation where you were held at knife-point by some crazed person and they were dead set on making an example of you by bleeding you out on Hollywood Blvd in front of the world, and the only way out was with the precision aimed fire of a sniper? Would you want that coward to take the shot? Because knowing how you feel about snipers such as myself and your hatred of firearms, I’d probably drop the mag, roll the bolt and go get a Jack & Coke before helping you out.

Very Respectfully,
Sikes

Random Thoughts

 

Random thoughts as we age …

The biggest lie I tell myself is …”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”

Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller!

Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven’t met yet!

I don’t trip over things, I do random gravity checks!

I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off!

Old age is coming at a really bad time!

Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the friends to post my bail when I finally snap!

I don’t have white hair. I have “wisdom highlights”. I’m just very wise.

My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance to idiots that needs work.

Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.

The kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please. I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes” .

I’m going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I’ll do that second week.

When did it change from “We the people” to “screw the people” ?

Even duct tape can’t fix stupid … but it can muffle the sound!

Why do I have to press one for English when you’re just gonna transfer me to someone I can’t understand anyway?

Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.

Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?

At my age “Getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.

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CIA Insider: “Forget Iran, Iraq, Ukraine, And Syria, This Is Where WWIII Will Start”

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By MONEY MORNING STAFF REPORTS

Should the rise of conflicts across the Middle East and Ukraine serve as a warning sign that something much more dangerous is approaching?

According to Jim Rickards, the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Advisor, the answer is yes.

In a startling interview he reveals that all 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies have begun to prepare for World War III.

Making matters worse, his colleagues believe it could begin within the next 6 months.

However, the ground zero location for this global conflict is what makes his interview a must-see for every American.

Take a few moments to watch the VIDEO BELOW and decide for yourself

http://moneymorning.com/ext/articles/rickards/forget-iran-iraq-ukraine-this-is-where-wwiii-will-start.php?iris=302370

 

 

 

Obama Has Big Plans For Alaska, And The State’s Republicans Aren’t Happy

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Alaska’s all-Republican delegation to Congress is accusing President Barack Obama of attacking the economic health of their state by recommending that 12 million acres of land be designated as wilderness area, a move that would make the land off-limits for energy development.

The Department of the Interior and the White House on Sunday announced its proposal to protect a huge chunk of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area about as big as South Carolina that sits in the northeastern region of the state. The administration said only a portion of ANWR is protected, and that officially designating 12.28 million more acres would help protect it for future generations.


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This photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. President Obama has plans to protect more of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the state’s Republicans are calling it an attack on the state. Image: AP Photo/Kathy Matheson
But Republicans, who have said it’s possible to drill for oil in ANWR in an environmentally sound way, said the move would be a crushing blow to the state’s economy. They also said it was announced without any significant consultation with Alaska’s representatives.

“What’s coming is a stunning attack on our sovereignty and our ability to develop a strong economy that allows us, our children and our grandchildren to thrive,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R). “It’s clear this administration does not care about us, and sees us as nothing but a territory. The promises made to us at statehood, and since then, mean absolutely nothing to them.”

“I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska,” she added.

Newly elected Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) agreed. “This outrageous action confirms what most Alaskans have feared – that the Obama administration’s war against Alaska families and the middle class would only intensify under the final two years of President Obama’s tenure,” he said.

“This callously planned and politically motivated attack on Alaska by the Obama administration is akin to spitting in our faces and telling us it’s raining outside,” said Rep. Don Young (R). “As if on command from the most extreme environmentalist elements, this president and his team of D.C. bureaucrats believe they alone know what’s best for Alaska, but this brazen assault on our state and our people will do the complete opposite.”

Only Congress can designate wilderness area, but the Obama administration’s decision will offer some immediate protection for the land, and will may force Congress to act on the decision. Given the current makeup of Congress, Obama’s request for a formal designation is likely to go unheeded, and may even prompt legislation aimed at reversing the decision.

In the meantime, Republicans said the Department of the Interior will immediately start managing 1.5 million acres of the coastal plain as wilderness, and said this would stop motorized access to the plain.

“Designation as wilderness would protect and preserve the refuge, ensuring the land and water would remain unimpaired for use and enjoyment by future generations,” the department said Sunday. “Only Congress has the authority to designate wilderness areas and [wild and scenic rivers.”

John Podesta, a counselor to Obama, said that while Republicans have “clamored” to drill for oil in the coastal plain, that move “could irreparably damage this ecological treasure.”

Gov. Bill Walker (I) reacted to the decision by saying it would likely force the state to step up efforts to explore for energy resources on land that’s still left under the state’s jurisdiction. Walker said his state’s finances would benefit from more oil production, and said Obama’s announcement is a “major setback toward reaching that goal.”

“Therefore, I will consider accelerating the options available to us to increase oil exploration and production on state-owned lands,” he said.

 

SOURCE: The Blaze