HERO to ZERO … USC Trojan Cornerback Josh Shaw Admits He Lied About Rescuing His Nephew from Pool … Suspended by USC
HERO TO ZERO IN A MATTER OF DAYS … IT WAS ALL A HOAX.
Josh Shaw, the USC cornerback and team captain who was hailed for being a hero for rescuing a nephew in a pool and injuring both of his ankles in the process, now admits that it was all a lie. In a statement released by his attorney, Donald Etra, Josh Shaw acknowledged lying … “On Saturday, August 23, 2014, I injured myself in a fall. I made up a story about this fall that was untrue. I was wrong to not tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part.” Umm, through his attorney? Why on earth would one need an attorney to say that you lied?
The Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday that Shaw’s name was in a report from an incident that occurred at the Orsini complex on North Figueroa Street Saturday about 10 p.m.
Josh Shaw, a hero for a matter of hours, is now known for a lie.
With the Trojans’ opener against Fresno State just days away, the USC senior football team captain Wednesday told school officials he fabricated a story about rescuing a nephew in a pool and lied about how he suffered ankle injuries, the school announced.
Shaw, a starting cornerback, was suspended from the team indefinitely.
“We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “He let us all down. As I have said, nothing in his background led us to doubt him when he told us of his injuries, nor did anything after our initial vetting of his story.”
Athletic Director Pat Haden said he was disappointed and surprised because he had found Shaw to be “a very credible kid.” Haden was in the hospital because of a heart issue when he first heard of Shaw’s alleged rescue and injuries. He said USC officials vetted Shaw’s story 12 times with a number of different people.
“Right now, what we know is we have a kid that fabricated a story, period,” Haden said.
And USC publicized it.
The school did not include an explanation of what it now believes actually happened. In a statement released through his attorney, Donald Etra, Shaw acknowledged lying but did not provide any details.
As rumors swirled about what happened to the player, Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Andrew Smith said on Tuesday evening that Shaw’s name was mentioned in a burglary report in an incident that occurred Saturday night in the 500 block of Figueroa Street, in downtown Los Angeles.
Shaw was an acquaintance of the victim, not a person of interest or a suspect, Smith said.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Convicted Murdered Joran van der Sloot Transferred to Notorious Peru Prison
- Sloot was transferred after threatening to kill his warden after he was found to have an illegal cell phone in his cell. He has been transferred to Peru’s Challapalca Penitentiary
Daily Commentary – Thursday, August 28, 2014 Download
Pew Research/USA Today Poll: African Americans Think Race Relations Have Gotten Worse Since 2009 Under Barack Obama
WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING FROM A COMMUNITY AGITATOR …
Wasn’t the election of Barack Obama supposed to make everything better in the United States, including race relation? Wasn’t the election of the first black president supposed to bridge the divide between races? Well a recent Pew Research/USA Today poll says, not so much, especially among blacks. The poll shows that blacks have a 64% positive view of relations between the races, down 12 points from 76% in 2009. Hmm, I guess an Obama administration of perpetual dividing and race baiting would do that.
The new national survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, conducted August 20 -24 among 1, 501 adults, finds that overall perceptions of relations between blacks and
whites are only modestly changed from five years ago.
Currently, 69% of the public, including majorities of both whites (75%) and blacks (64%), say blacks and whites in this country get along “very well” or “pretty well.” Since
2009, the share of blacks with a positive view of relations between the races has fallen 12 points (from 76% to 64%) while remaining largely unchanged among whites (80% in 2009).
Full poll can be read HERE.
From the WAPO: Blacks give police lower marks than whites.
WOW, Check Out the Weak Response for Barack Obama While Talking at The American Legion’s 96th National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina
TALK ABOUT AWKWARD SILENCE TO THE MISLEADER IN CHIEF…
Here is one group of people that could care less about Barack Obama’s cheap talk. President Obama spoke yesterday at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina and needless to say his words fell incredibly flat. The reaction from those in attendance could not even be qualified as a golf clap. Some of his lines are just met with silence and a delayed clap. It might have been a tie as to who wanted to be at Obama’s speech more, him or those in attendance. What a different response this president gets when he is not dividing and race baiting.
A seemingly weaker response followed when Obama said America’s “longest war” in Afghanistan would soon come to a “responsible end.”
However, one of the most awkward moments came when the president had to wait several seconds for any response from the audience.
“As we go forward, we will continue to partner with Afghans so their country can never again be used to launch attacks against the United States,” he said.
Several seconds of awkward silence followed before scattered clapping is heard.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE REAL WAR ON WOMAN …
ISIS is now demanding a 6.6 million ransom for a 26 year old woman from the West Coast who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian work in Syria. The unidentified woman is one of at least three known hostages of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) in Syria. ISIS is demanding the $6.6 million ransom and the release of Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted of attempting to kill U.S. officials in 2010.
A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release of U.S. prisoners for the life of the young woman, whom a representative for the family requested not be identified.
She is the third of at least four Americans who were known to be held by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. American journalist James Foley was executed by the group in a video that appeared online last week. Another writer, Steven Sotloff, was seen alive but under duress in the same footage.
The Other McCain brings up an interesting point to ponder, is there Equal Rights for Hostages? A position of not negotiation with terrorists should really know no race, creed, religion, color or gender. If we did, terrornapping or jihadinapping of women would become common place.
The United States refused to pay a ransom for James Foley, and it would be sexist discrimination to pay ransom for a woman.
I will say this, of ISIS ever beheaded an America woman who’s only crime was doing humanitarian work, even the dithering Barack Obama would be forced to become a war-hawk as it would be pretty difficult to spew the rhetoric of the GOP war on woman and then have one beheaded by the Jayvee team.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Whitehouse Sends 3 Officials to Michael Brown’s Funeral
- More officials than they sent to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral
ISIS is just a regional thing, eh Barack Obama?
Thirty-three year old Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American citizen and US passport carrying, convert to radical Islam was killed over the weekend in Syria while fighting with ISIS. McCain was born in Illinois on January 29, 1981. His family later moved to Minnesota’s Twin Cities area where he attended Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope as part of the class of 1999. In highschool Douglas McAuthur McCain was described as “always smiling” joker who liked to laugh and play basketball and a goofball. Then came his run-ins with the law and ultimately his conversion to Islam around 2004, which would lead to fighting along side ISIS.
After high school, McCain stuck around the Twin Cities for at least a while. Public records searches show several run-ins with the law. One mugshot of a Douglas McAuthur McCain details an arrest in 2000 at the age of 19 in New Hope on charges of disorderly conduct. Another arrest record – also from New Hope – shows the same man was arrested again in 2006 and booked on charges of obstruction. The mugshot from that arrest also clearly appears to be McCain – and has the same neck tattoo that is seen in Facebook photos of McCain on his “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” account – and the body found on the Syrian battlefield. NBC News confirmed on Tuesday that he was convicted of both charges.
According to reports, US officials aid that Douglas McAuthur McCain was on a terror watch list. Also, more than 100 Americans are fighting as jihadists in Syria and more than a 1000 Westerners. The most dangerous weapon these Islamists may have is their passport. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told CNN, “There’s real concern that they could take what they’ve learned … come back home and conduct terror attacks.” But of course ISIS is just a Middle East regional threat … until they are not.
Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain’s passport and of his body — which feature a distinctive neck tattoo — have been seen by NBC News. According to an activist linked to the Free Syrian Army who also saw the body and travel document, McCain was among three foreign jihadis fighting with ISIS who died during the battle.
Senior administration officials told NBC News they were aware that McCain was killed in Syria and that his family was informed on Monday. The officials added that they believe dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight with extremist groups – including, but not limited to, ISIS.
“The threat we are most concerned about to the homeland is that of fighters like this returning to the U.S. and committing acts of terrorism,” a senior administration official told NBC News.
Like U.S. officials, the group characterized McCain as an ISIS fighter and said he was killed battling al-Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-linked organization that the U.S. government has blacklisted as a foreign terror organization.
McCain was not the first American to fight alongside militants in Syria. Attorney General Eric Holder estimated this summer that there are 7,000 foreign fighters in the war-ravaged Middle Eastern nation. “Dozens of Americans, perhaps up to 100,” are among those who have tried to join various militant groups there, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told CNN.
Yet McCain’s death takes on added significance, perhaps urgency, given that he’s believed to be the first American killed while fighting with ISIS.
The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – With Special Guests Dr. Cyril Wecht, Dawna Kaufmann and Clint van Zandt
LISTEN TO THE DANA PRETZER SHOW ON SCARED MONKEYS RADIO AT 9 PM ET
- Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. and Dawna Kaufmann will be here to discuss their book Final Exams: True Crime Cases from Cyril Wecht
- Retired FBI Agent Clint Van Zandt will be here to discuss the Foley murder and the shooting in St Louis.
LISTEN TONIGHT LIVE AT 9 PM ET
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IRS Scandal Bombshell! DOJ Attorney Admits Lois Lerner Emails Do Exist! … Claims of Lerner’s Missing Emails “It’s all been a pack of Malarkey”
IRS SCANDAL … LOIS LERNER EMAILS DO EXIST … OH THE TRANSPARENCY!!!
On Monday, Judicial Watch’s president Tom Fitton told FNC’s Shannon Bream that a Justice Department attorney told them the missing Lois Lerner e-mails do exist. According to Tom Fitton, in an interview FNC’s ‘The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,’ he stated that a DOJ attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney that the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there is a catastrophe. Imagine that, isn’t that what we thought all along and the IRS was required to do by law? Fitton went on to say they stated it would be too hard to go get Lois Lerner’s e-mails from that back-up system. HUH? Too hard to retrieve, really? Why would we have a backup system in the first place that is to ensure that a government could continue if it was too difficult to retrieve?
Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive!
SHANNON BREAM: Alright we are learning that the IRS may actually have those missing Lois Lerner e-mails after all. Agency attorneys apparently telling Judicial Watch, the group trying to get to the bottom of this whole thing, that they back up everything. Just in case. Now that may be a different story from what you’ve been hearing since those records disappeared.
BREAM: Alright Tom Fitton is the president of Judicial Watch. He’s been on the front lines of this entire thing. Tom, tell us what you found out and were you surprised to now hear somebody with the agency saying these e-mails may never have been missing at all?
TOM FITTON, JUDICIAL WATCH: Right. A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there is a catastrophe. So the government can continue operating. And they say it would be too hard to go get Lois Lerner’s e-, it would be too hard to get Lois Lerner’s e-mails from that back-up system. So everything we’ve been hearing about scratched hard drives, about missing e-mails of Lois Lerner, other IRS officials, other officials in the Obama administration, it’s all been a pack of malarkey. They could get these records but they don’t want to and they haven’t told anyone about it, frankly, until we were able to get it out of them on Friday. And there’s no such thing as Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails. It’s all been a big lie. They’ve been lying to the courts, to the American people and to congress. It’s really outrageous.
BREAM: I mean that is stunning. If what you’re saying is a Justice Department attorney has told attorneys with your group that these e-mails exist and they’ve always existed, I mean we are talking about subpoenas, we’re talking about sworn congressional testimony, we’re talking about court hearings, we are talking about an order from the judge there in D.C., the federal judge who said “I want everybody to have sworn affidavits and tell me exactly what happened to these.” I read those affidavits when they came in a week or two ago and there was no mention of this. How is that possible?
People need to go to jail with this scandal.
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- With Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dawna Kaufman discussing their book and retired FBI agent Clint van Zandt discussing the Foley murder and the shooting in St. Louis
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