Donald Trump Says in Iowa: GOP Frontrunners Mitt Romney & Jeb Bush are Doomed to Lose … Regrets Not Having Run in 2012, ‘I Would’ve Won the Race Against Obama’
TRUMP HAS NOTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT MITT ROMNEY AND JEB BUSH …
In a sit-down interview with The Des Moines Register, Donald Trump said the two presumed GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, are doomed to lose. The Donald also went on to say that he regretted that he hadn’t run himself in 2012. Although it is easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, Trump is
47% 100% correct on a couple of issues. One, Romney had his chance against a weak, unpopular president in 2012 and failed. Romney failed because he tried to back into the victory, rather than play offense and win the game. Two, “we’re Bushed out,” especially when Jeb Bush is for “common core” and is pro ‘illegal” amnesty. Much like what Se. Ted Cruz had stated, Romney and Bush represent the “mushy middle” and have no chance of winning.
In a sit-down interview with The Des Moines Register, he said the two presumed GOP frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, are doomed to lose — and he expressed regret that he hadn’t run himself in 2012.
Trump said he should be in the White House right now.
Trump said he’s not sure which of the potential GOP 2016ers he’d prefer right now, but he’s certain it would be a mistake for Romney to seek a third term.
“He failed. He choked. He’s like a deal-maker that didn’t close the deal. He shouldn’t be running again. He had a great opportunity to win against a president that was absolutely lame, and he didn’t do it. … The 47 percent statement, which was a disaster, is not going away. Romneycare is not going away. All of his problems are not going away. He should get out and get out quickly.”
As for Bush, a former governor of Florida whose family has sent two men to the White House, Trump said: “Frankly we’ve had enough of the Bushes. We’re bushed out.”
At Iowa Freedom Summit this weekend, Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush saying they are just not the answer for Republicans. Trump said as to the Presidential election in 2016 and who should be running for the GOP, “It can’t be Mitt because Mitt ran and failed.” Trump further went on to say, “the last thing we need is another Bush. Truer words have ever been spoken and imagine that, they come from The Donald. The last thing the GOP needs in 2016 is an establishment candidate that is more Democrat-like than that who would be in favor of Republican principles and the platform. Donald Trump stated in Iowa that he would “build a beauty of a fence along the southern border.” Whether Trump would or not, or whether he would even give up the perks of his private life to run for president, is irrelevant. What is relevant is that we cannot have another loser, establishment, mushy middle candidate in the form of John McCain or Mitt Romney as the standard bearer.
CBS News: Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush:
“It can’t be Mitt, because Mitt ran and failed,” Trump said.
Trump said he liked Romney, formerly a governor of Massachusetts, but he suggested Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comments and his affiliation with a Massachusetts health care reform plan akin to Obamacare should disqualify him.
Plus, Romney “choked” in 2012, failing to unseat Obama in an election that Republicans could have won, Trump argued.
“You can’t have Bush,” Trump added. “The last thing we need is another Bush.”
Trump criticized Bush’s support of common core federal education standards, and he panned Bush’s comment that many illegal immigrants come to the United States as an “act of love” to help their families.
“Half of these people are criminals,” Trump said. “They’re coming for a lot of other reasons, and it’s not love.”
Trump also suggested the unpopularity Jeb Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, helped usher President Obama into office: “His brother really gave us Obama.”
Trump offered an ambitious preview of his prospective presidential agenda. ” If I run for president, and if I win, I would totally succeed in creating jobs, defeating ISIS, and stopping the Islamic terrorists… reducing the budget deficit… securing our southern border… stopping nuclear weapons in Iran and elsewhere… saving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid without cutting it down to the bone… repealing Obamacare and replacing it with something far better.”
SNL’s Mocks ‘Deflategate’ … Patriots Press Conference Cold Open, with a Hint of ‘A Few Good Men’ … “YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT I DID!!!”
SNL was the latest to jump on the pile of this old, tired and over reported story of ‘Deflategate’.
Honestly, the SNL skit was a bit of a yawner. The only funny part of the ‘deflate-gate’ skit was when assistant equipment co-manager Dougy Spoons took the podium.
When the media started asking questions whether Tom Brady has instructed him to doctor the balls and that they wanted the truth, Dougy came back with Jack Nicholson’s famous line from ‘A Few Good Men’… “You can’t handle the truth” and “You’re damn right I did.” Other than this, the rest with Belichick and Brady is a sleeper.
(Jump to the 3:30 mark for any form of humor.)
Dougy: You can’t handle the truth! Son we live in a world that has balls. And those balls have to be inflated by men with pumps.
Who is going to do it you, you reporter Weinberg? You don’t want the truth, because deep down in places you don’t talk about at Super Bowl parties you want me on the ball, you need me on that ball.
Reporter: Did you deflate the ball?
Dougy: I did the job I was told to do.
Reporter: Did you deflate the ball!
Dougy: YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT I DID!!!
You Can’t Handle the Truth! – A Few Good Men
Bud and June Runion from Marietta, Georgia Missing Since 1/22/15 When They Traveled to Telfair County to Purchase a Car From Craigslist
Cobb County Couple Missing …
Bod and June Runion, a Marietta, Georgia couple in their 60′s, have been missing since Thursday, January 22, 2015. The Cobb County couple have been missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist. According to the police, the couple drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang. Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349. Authorities say that the phone number that the couple called, traced back to a disposable cell phone. No one has heard from them since Friday and it appears that the Runions’ cell phones are off.
State and local agencies have joined a frantic search for a Marietta couple missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist.
“We’re trying to put together some teams to go out right now,” said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson.
The couple apparently drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang, the sheriff said. Family members became concerned when the two did not return for a family function and would not answer their cell phone.
Bud Runion is 69 years old; June Runion is 66.
The couple drove to McRae on Thursday to meet someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed on Craigslist seeking a 1966 Mustang.
Relatives became concerned when the couple did not return for a family function and did not answer their cell phone.
Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349.
They say Bud Runion is white, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He is balding with gray hair and blue eyes. June Runion is white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349
The Telfair sheriff asked anyone with information to call his office at 229-868-6621. Also, anyone with information about the couple’s whereabouts is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3900.
New England Patriot Impromptu Press Conference on ‘Deflategate” … Belichick Says Pats Followed Every Rule in Preparing Their Footballs for AFC Championship Game Against Colts … Also, Different Air Pressure May be to Blame
Nye Belichick, the Science Guy …
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick held an impromptu press conference this afternoon to emphatically say that the Pats followed every rule in preparing footballs for the AFC Championship game and provided a possible reason as to what may have happened in the case of “deflated balls”. Although Belichick said he was not a science guy, he did a rather good job of explaining what may have occurred from a scientific standpoint.Bill Belichick said that the balls were then delivered to the game’s officiating crew with the request that theybe inflated to 12.5 pounds per square inch. Belichick told the reporters that the Pats conducted an internal investigation as to the ball preparation process and concluded the following:
He said the Patriots conducted their own internal investigation in which they replicated their game-day procedures — including what would have happened last Sunday evening before their 45-7 win against the Indianapolis Colts.
The Patriot’s internal investigation included multiple recreations of the process that occurs during games, from the point in which quarterback Tom Brady and the equipment staff begin working on a set of brand new footballs. Belichick said the Patriots’ footballs were prepared according to quarterback Tom Brady’s preferred texture before the game — a process that included what Belichick described as “vigorous rubbing” that resulted in the balls’ PSI being raised by one pound.
Belichick stated, “I’m embarrassed to talk about the amount of time I’ve put into this, relative to the challenge in front of us.” In what may have been one of the greatest out of character moments of the Patriots coach, Bill Belichick even referenced the movie ‘My Cousin Vinny’, at the presser saying he was “no Mona Lisa Vito,” in terms of ball knowledge compared to Marisa Tomei’s character’s mechanical car knowledge (VIDEO).
Bill Belichick stated that the New England Patriots “followed every rule” in preparing their footballs for last Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, offering several potential reasons behind the “Deflategate” controversy.
Belichick addressed the issue in a lengthy statement Saturday, one day after the NFL announced that it has not drawn any conclusions yet on how the Patriots used under-inflated footballs during the first half of the conference title game against the Indianapolis Colts.
After detailing the organization’s preparation process and hinting that weather conditions may have affected the air pressure in the footballs, the longtime Patriots coach emotionally defended his team, saying “we did everything as right as we can do it.”
“At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage,” Belichick said.
Let’s get a couple of things straight here, if this has been done by any of the other 31 NFL teams, “deflategate” would not be a story. Sorry, but it is true. People either love or hate the Patriots because of their dominance, their consistent winning, of course “Spygate,” and the fact that they have destroyed the myth that the NFL’s golden child, Peyton Manning, is not only the greatest QB of all time, he is not even the best QB of his era.
3 Week Old Baby Missing Since 1/23/15 in Newhall, CA Found Dead (Update: Father, Matthew Warner Arrested)
A three week old baby who had been missing since January 23, 2015 has been found dead. The parents of the missing infant didn’t call 911, but instead went to the Santa Clarita Valley Station Friday at around 9:35 p.m. and told authorities their daughter was missing from their home. Overnight, more than 50 personnel from the Santa Clarita Valley, Lancaster and Palmdale sheriff’s stations, as well as search-and-rescue crews and air units helped search for the missing girl. Sadly, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the the baby’s body was found in a pickup truck in a parking lot in the 23630 block of Newhall Avenue around 8 a.m Saturday morning.
Sheriff’s officials reported there are multiple scenes under investigation. They are not releasing any information at this time about a possible suspect or suspects.
“(On Friday) at 9:35 p.m., the parents of a 3-week-old female walked into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station lobby,” said Sheriff’s Station Lt. Brenda Cambra, “and reported that their baby was missing from their home on the 21300 block of Alder Street.” (MAP)
“Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the home and searched the location for the baby,” Cambra said. “She was not located.”
Sheriff’s Station officials then requested the Search and Rescue Team, and also called for the assistance of K-9 units and aerial support.
“At this time, a large-area search is being conducted in Newhall,” Cambra said, adding the girl was wearing a Sesame Street diaper and a blue-and-pink beanie when she was taken.
Sheriff’s Station officials said the focus for the moment was on finding the baby, and would not comment on whether it was an abduction investigation or the nature of the child’s disappearance.
UPDATE I: Sheriff’s deputies announced they arrested the father, Matthew Warner.
According to reports, Warner led police to the baby’s body, which was found in a car parked in a park-and-ride lot.”
Later, sheriff’s deputies announced they arrested the father, Matthew Warner, at an 11 a.m. press conference Saturday morning.
The mother was not arrested but was being held at the station, officials said. She was described as being distraught.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LASD’s Santa Clarita Valley Station at 661-255-1121.
ISIS Claims They Have Killed One of Two Japanese Hostages … VIDEO Shows Hostage Kenji Goto Holding Pic of Beheaded Body of the Second Hostage, Haruna Yukawa
SICK, THESE SAVAGES HAVE DONE IT AGAIN …
The Islamic State, ISIS, has reportedly released a new video Saturday claiming one of the two Japanese captives had been beheaded. In the video, Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto holds up a photo that shows the dead body of the second hostage, Haruna Yukawa. The video has yet to be verified and there is some question as to the videos authenticity as it is different from past ISIS ones released. However, with ISIS’s record of beheading innocents, why would these savages put forth a fake? ISIS is now issuing a new demand for the second Japanese hostage, to al Qaeda female prisoner in Jordan, , Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi.”
A purported ISIS video posted online today claims the terror group has beheaded one of two Japanese hostages and will execute the second unless an al Qaeda female prisoner is freed in Jordan.
Neither U.S. nor Japanese officials were able to immediately authenticate the video, which did not contain many of the high production techniques seen in earlier ISIS videos nor the typical branding for the terror group.
The video shows a still picture of Japanese television reporter Kenji Goto holding a photo of the beheaded body of Haruna Kuwana.
Clearly reading a message written for him, the voice says ISIS no longer is demanding a $200 million ransom but will free him if the female prisoner is released.
“They no longer want money, so you don’t need to worry about funding terrorists,” the voice says. “They are just demanding the release of their imprisoned sister, Sajida al-Rishawi. It is simple, You give them Sajida and I will be released.”
In an audio tape sent to the family of one of the hostages, Kenji Goto, he appeals for help and say that the other, his friend Haruna Yukawa, has been killed.
As he speaks, Mr Goto is shown in a still photograph, in which he holds up another photograph showing what seems to be Mr Yukawa’s decapitated body with his head lying on his back – a now standard method used by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to display its victims.
“You have seen the photo of my cellmate Haruna slaughtered in the land of the Islamic Caliphate,” he says, addressing the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe.
“You were warned. You were given a deadline and so my captors acted upon their words.
“We have seen the video purporting to show that Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa has been murdered by the terrorist group ISIL,” Patrick Ventrell, a U.S. National Security Council representative, said in the statement. “The intelligence community is working to confirm its authenticity. The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s actions, and we call for the immediate release of all the remaining hostages. The United States is fully supportive of Japan in this matter. We stand in solidarity with Japan and are coordinating closely.”
19 Year Old Shannon Maureen Conley Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison Admitting to Trying to Join ISIS, Become a Bride and Participate in Terrorist Jihad in the Mideast
19 year old Shannon Maureen Conley was sentenced to four years in prison for her efforts in joining ISIS and intent on participating in jihad in the Middle East. Conley pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization in September. Under the plea deal, Conley agreed to divulge information that she may know about other Americans with similar intentions. Conley spoke at her sentencing in court on Friday and said, “Even though I supported a jihad, it was never to hurt anyone. It was always in the defense of Muslims.” She apologized to the judge, saying she was embarrassed by her arrogance, “I do not believe I am a threat to society and would appreciate an opportunity to prove it.” Thankfully the court did not agree, sentencing her to 4 years as U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore said before sentencing Conley, called her “a bit of a mess. and “to me, it doesn’t seem like she gets it.”
Conley pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization in September under a deal that requires her to divulge information she may have about other Americans with similar intentions.
FBI agents say Conley wanted to marry a suitor she met online who told her he was fighting with the extremists. She repeatedly told them she wanted to fight alongside him or use her skills as a nurse’s aide to help.
A federal judge gave a four-year prison sentence Friday to a 19-year-old Colorado woman who admitted guilt in wanting to become an ISIS bride and participate in its jihad in the Mideast.
Shannon Maureen Conley is one of the first Americans to be sentenced for conspiracy to support ISIS and received a sentence that was also recommended by prosecutors seeking to send a message of deterrence.
Though the judge initially cited how Conley needs psychiatric care, he sided with prosecutors in the end.
“What is it that will cause others to stop” in the future, Judge Raymond P. Moore said during sentencing.
Before sentencing, Conley wept as she read a statement saying, “It was after arrest that I learned the truth about the ISIS that I was taught to respect.”
UPDATE I: Statement from the Conoly family:
An Open Letter to the President and the American People
Over the last several months my wife and I have received numerous requests for a statement about our daughter Shannon’s situation. Now that she has been sentenced we would offer these thoughts.
We were told at the time of the investigation the Department of Justice (FBI and Federal Prosecutor’s Office) was trying to formulate a better response to young people being radicalized by ISIS and other groups. In doing so the local personnel went to extraordinary lengths to navigate the turbulent waters caused by these events. In our dealings with them we have been treated with respect and compassion throughout this affair. It’s unfortunate the local efforts apparently weren’t viewed as more worthwhile by their superiors.
The strategy of the terrorist is to make the enemy change behavior through the use of fear and to subjugate the enemy by making them live in fear. A tactic of asymmetric warfare is to cause the enemy to expend large amounts of resources dealing with a situation that costs little to create.
We’re told the average ISIS soldier makes roughly $150 per month. The ISIS soldier Shannon had contact with was called Yousr. His actual time on the internet with Shannon was certainly less than one month’s work. The government has now spent tens of thousands of dollars putting Shannon in prison and intends to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars more keeping her there.
We’re told the government is afraid that, even if Shannon is not a threat to the public, others may make similar choices. Those people need to be sent a message that if they do they should fear capture and prosecution. Shannon’s continued punishment is to ensure that message is understood by the American people. Additionally the, perhaps unintended, message is the government is willing to sacrifice the future of a 19 year old American citizen to drive the point home.
If these things are true then we feel the terrorists have won this particular battle in the war on terrorism. Fear has increased, behavior changed and resources expended. We also feel this disproportional governmental response simply aids the terrorist in winning his war by doing for him what he can’t do for himself: terrify the American people. (more here)
Detroit Black Man Who Murdered (Execution Style) Two White Teens Declares ‘Black Lives Matter’ During Sentencing Speech
HMM, DON’T WHITE LIVES MATTER TOO, DON’T THEY?
Convicted murderer Fredrick Young, who robbed, tortured, stripped, his victims, took them to a barren field in Detroit, forced them to kneel in just their underwear and shot them execution style in the back of their heads in late-July 2012 was sentenced to life in prison, decided to make a bizarre speech on Wednesday during sentencing. Instead of saying he was sorry to the families and friends of Westland teens Jacob Kudla and Jourdan Bobbis, who he and Felando D. Hunter murdered, the convicted killer instead apologized to the families of Michael Brown, the teen that was killed by officer Darren Wilson. Who was later not indicted by a grand jury and was recently reported that no civil rights charges will be brought either.
“I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyana Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who were murdered in cold blood. And in respect for the peaceful protest I want to say hands up, don’t shoot, black lives matter. That’s it your honor.”
Are you happy Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and the rest. This is what you have created with your false charges of police racism. The movement ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ is based upon a lie.
A black man who was found guilty of murdering two white teenagers execution-style in a vacant Detroit field defiantly declared “black lives matter” Wednesday before being sentenced to life in prison.
Fredrick Young and Felando Hunter were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for robbing, torturing and murdering Jourdan Bobbish and Jacob Kudla, who had met up with them in July 2012 to buy drugs, a local Fox affiliate reported.
Young shocked the courtroom when he was given the chance to address the victims’ families, but instead apologized to the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
“I’d like to say sorry to the families of Aiyanna Jones, Michael Brown, Eric Garner,” he said. “And I want to apologize to them for not being able to get justice for their loved ones who was murdered in cold blood.
“And in respect for the peaceful protest, I want to say ‘hands up don’t shoot,’” he said, raising his hands in the air. “Black lives matter — that’s it your honor.”
This is certainly not good for the powder keg that is the Middle East, especially when it comes to Iran and the recent collapse of the government in Yemen.
Saudi state TV says King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom has died. He was 90.
The TV station said Abdullah died Friday.
His expected successor is his 79-year-old half-brother, Prince Salman, who recently has taken on the ailingAbdullah’s responsibilities.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.
King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir.
“His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and all members of the family and the nation mourn the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away at exactly 1 a.m. this morning,” said the statement.
Abdullah, thought to have been born in 1923, had ruled Saudi Arabia as king since 2006, but had run the country as de facto regent for a decade before that after his predecessor King Fahd suffered a debilitating stroke.
YouTube Interview: Obama Has Time to Meet with GloZell Green, But Not Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu … Divider in Chief Answers ‘Po-Po’ Question
So this is what Barack Obama has reduced the office of the United States presidency to. Some how or another Barack Obama can’t find time to meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but his busy schedule has time to meet with a GloZell Green, a woman who is famous om YouTube for her green lipstick and eating cereal out of a bathtub filled with milk (VIDEO). Really? During her interview, Glozell told Obama that she had cut the hoods off of the sweatshirts of her husband, who is black, to protect him from being shot by the “po-po.”
“However, he is mad at me right now because I cut all the hoods off his hoodies. [Obama's laughs] I did to protect him. Because I am afraid when he goes outside that some body will shoot and kill him. And its not like regular folks, its the po-po. I hope that this changes . How can we bridge the gap between black African-American males and white cops?”
Of course, the divider in Chief had to bring up police racial biases and put the onus on the police, rather than maybe the fact may be that the issue lies with young black males. Never did he mention that more black males are killed by black males in black on black crime, not the police. Hmm, also absent was the fact that the DOJ lawyers are stating that no civil rights charges are being brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
However, I’ll give her credit for this question. Glozell must have caused some heart palpitations with WH staffers when she pressed Obama over his Cuba policy, saying that Fidel Castro “puts the dick in dictatorship.”
Remember when former President Ronald Reagan never took off his jacket off while in the Oval office when he was in the White House out of respect for it? Remember those days?
President Barack Obama said police officers need to be aware of their “biases” when it comes to black men and vowed to put “federal muscle” behind improving police practices and training.
During a series of interviews with YouTube personalities Thursday, one of the interviewers, GloZell Green, said she “cut all the hoods” off of her husband’s hoodies because, “I’m afraid when he goes outside, that somebody might shoot and kill him.”
“And it’s not, like, regular folks. It’s the po-po,” she said. “How can we bridge the gap between black, African-American males and white cops?”
“First of all, we always have to remind ourselves that the overwhelming majority of police officers, they are doing a really tough job and they’re doing it well,” Obama said. “What we also know is that there are still biases in our society, that in split-second situations when people have to make quick decisions, that studies have shown African-American males are seen as more threatening, which puts them in a more vulnerable position. Young African-American males are typically seen as older than they are.”
“A lot of the ways to solve this is to improve training so that people can be aware of their biases ahead of time,” Obama said.