ISIS Beheads Abducted American Hostage Photo-Journalist James Wright Foley (VIDEO) (Update: Second U.S. Journalist Steven Joel Sotloff Threatened)

SAVAGES BEHEAD AMERICAN JOURNALIST …

ISIS has released a video showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another American journalist held hostage if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq. The savage execution just shows how brutal and without conscience these individuals really are.  SM will not post or link out the violent video of Foley’s killing out of respect to his family, but as Mediaite reports, the video (edited), entitled “Letter to America,” shows ISIS terrorists forcing Foley to read a letter urging Americans to rise up against his “real killer, the U.S. government.”Also, Foley is forced to go on and say, the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS “hammered the final nail into [his] coffin.” James Foley disappeared on November 22, 2012, in northwest Syria, near the border with Turkey when he was reportedly forced into a vehicle by gunmen.

CNN:

A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq.

In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his “real killer” is America.

“I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope for freedom to see my family once again,” he can be heard saying in the video.

He is then shown being beheaded.

UPDATE I: ISIS Says They Will MURDER A SECOND JOURNALIST UNLESS OBAMA ACTS.

Islamic State, ISIS, says that another U.S. journalist’s fate depends on Barack Obama.

Islamic State militants claimed in a video on Tuesday to be holding U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and said his life depended on U.S. President Barack Obama’s next move.

“The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision,” said a masked man in the video posted on social media sites, speaking English with a British accent as he held a prisoner the video named as Steven Sotloff.

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UPDATE II: A message from Jim’s mom, Diane Foley from Facebook.

A message from Jim’s mom, Diane Foley:

We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.

We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.

We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person. Please respect our privacy in the days ahead as we mourn and cherish Jim.

James Foley

James Foley, RIP

UPDATE III: Rest in Peace James Wright Foley.

Foley, 40, grew up in New Hampshire and was originally a teacher, at one point teaching prison inmates in Arizona, before attending the Medill school of journalism at Northwestern University. After graduation, his first assignment was as an embed with the U.S. Army’s 173rd Brigade and 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan.  Foley had been covering the Syria’s civil war for GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse (AFP) when he was allegedly pulled from the car he was traveling in to meet with a colleague and abducted at gunpoint. According to the Columbia Journalism Review, GlobalPost hired an international security firm for a ground level investigation in Northern Syria and along the Turkish border to locate him.

Foley was also detained and held for 44 days in Libya in 2011.

Colleagues remember, post pictures of American journalist James Foley on social media

President Barack Obama heads back to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation and not a word regarding this savage beheading at the hands of the jayvee terrorists, ISIS.

HHS & HealthCare.gov Official Marilyn Tavenner: “Please Delete this Email” … More from the Most Transparent WH Administration EVER!

YUP, NOT A SMIDGEN OF CORRUPTION … And now for something completely different, the Obama administration deleting emails.

From Sharyl Attkisson comes the latest example of not a smidgen of corruption from the Obama administration.  Attkinsson reports that an email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at CMS  under the Department of HHS, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency’s top spokesman to “Please delete this email.” It would appear other than golf, the Obama administrations greatest past time is deleting emails and keeping the truth from the American people. Transparency, eh?

Marilyn Tavenner

Marilyn Tavenner – It all depend on how you interpret “delete this email”

An email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Department of Health and Human Services, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency’s top spokesman to “Please delete this email.”

Delete button

The instruction appears significant for several reasons: First, the email to be deleted included an exchange between key White House officials and CMS  officials. Second, the email was dated October 5, 2013, five days into the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov. Third, federal law requires federal officials to retain copies of –not delete– email exchanges. And fourth, the document to be deleted is covered under Congressional subpoena as well as longstanding Freedom of Information requests made by members of the media (including me).

In a letter today, House Energy and Commerce leaders asked Tavenner to explain why she asked her colleague to delete the email, and the letter questions whether there are other instances in which she instructed HHS staff to delete emails. The letter also asks for more details regarding Congressional subpoenaed documents, including Tavenner emails, that CMS recently said might be permanently lost; and it requests an explanation as to why redactions are made in some documents provided to Congress so far.

Tavernier Email Trail

The Audacity of Truth … Hillary Clinton Now Wants to ‘Hug It Out’ with Barack Obama after Trashing His Foreign Policy

Is there trouble in Paradise … Worse yet for Democrats, a 2016 apparent presidential nominee with Obama’s dismal foreign policy weighing her down.

It would appear that Obama has shown his thin skin again to criticism and Hillary Clinton has shown America once again that everything she does and says is for political expedience. Just days after Hillary Clinton trashed Barack Obama in The Atlantic and his foreign policy, she called President Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy. HUH?  In her interview, called his decision not to assist Syrian rebels early on a “failure” and dismissed the Obama administration’s foreign policy principle of “Don’t do stupid stuff.” But that was then, this is now, even though it is only two days later. Now Hillary looks forward to “hugging it out” with Obama when they see each other tomorrow night in Martha’s Vineyard. To borrow a line from the 80′s, “Oh my God, gag me with a spoon”(Special thanks to Moon Unit Zappa and  the Solid Gold Dancers.)

Sorry Hillary, you can’t have it both ways.

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The statement from Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill noted that although Obama and Clinton have had disagreements, she has discussed these differences publicly before, including in her memoir, “Hard Choices.”

“Secretary Clinton was proud to serve with President Obama, she was proud to be his partner in the project of restoring American leadership and advancing America’s interests and values in a fast changing world,” said the statement, shared with POLITICO. “She continues to share his deep commitment to a smart and principled foreign policy that uses all the tools at our disposal to achieve our goals. Earlier today, the secretary called President Obama to make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, his policies, or his leadership.

It continued: “Secretary Clinton has at every step of the way touted the significant achievements of his presidency, which she is honored to have been part of as his secretary of state. While they’ve had honest differences on some issues, including aspects of the wicked challenge Syria presents, she has explained those differences in her book and at many points since then. Some are now choosing to hype those differences but they do not eclipse their broad agreement on most issues. Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when … they see each other tomorrow night.”

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Bill “Bubba” Clinton asks, where’s my kiss?

How could anyone agree and intentionally want to link themselves with Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy?  Let’s understand this, Hillary does not feel comfortable criticizing a president with a 30% approval rating on foreign policy, really? That would be the reality. But instead of holding to her guns, Hillary Clinton wants to now kiss and make up with Barack Obama. Or better yet, kiss Obama’s ring and beg him for forgiveness. Welcome to the real Hillary Clinton, a typical, lifelong, establishment politician who will say and do anything in order to gain power and stand for nothing.

As Hot Air opines, in fairness to her, I’m surprised at how much Team O has pushed back. His foreign policy rating is in the toilet; she’s the nominee-in-waiting. Of course she’s going to draw some distinctions between them, and it’s to the party’s benefit that she does so.

When forced to choose between protecting their own legacy and making life easier for the next Democrat to lead the ticket, the Hopenchange boys have made their choice. If this ship is destined to sink, they’re going to make sure that Hillary takes on some water too. Excellent.

Now she has her own choice to make. Having seen how hard the White House is willing to tug on her leash as she tries to walk away, does she tone down her criticism of them on foreign policy or risk making enemies of them by keeping at it?

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Hits and Kills Driver Kevin Ward, Jr. During Spring Cup Race at Canandaigua, New York Motorsports Park (VIDEO) (Update: Authorities Says On-Going Investigation)

JUST HORRIFIC …

43 year old NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed 20 year old Kevin Ward, Jr. last night at a dirt racetrack in Canandaiqua, New York. Stewart’s vehicle hit Kevin Ward Jr. after he got out of his race car while the race was under a yellow flag. Ward walked on to the track pointed his finger and yelling at Stewart following his crash at the end of turn two during lap 14 of 25. Kevin Ward Jr. died from injuries suffered in the incident.

The Nascar driver Tony Stewart struck and killed another driver on Saturday night while competing in a dirt track sprint car event at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y.

A graphic video posted on YouTube showed Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup champion in Nascar, hitting the driver, Kevin Ward Jr., 20, as Ward stood outside his racecar on the track.

Ward and Stewart had bumped cars during an earlier lap, sending Ward’s racecar into an outside wall and prompting a caution flag. Ward then exited his racecar and approached on foot as Stewart’s racecar came around again. As Ward stood on the track and pointed at Stewart, Stewart’s racecar sounded as if it revved its engine then fishtailed, the right tire hitting Ward and dragging him under the car.

WARNING – DISCRETION ADVISED, Graphic and Adult Language

UPDATE I: Tony Stewart will not dive today in NASCAR race in  Watkins Glen, NY after striking, killing driver Saturday night.

New post: Tony Stewart changes mind, will not drive in NASCAR race

Tony Stewart was “visibly shaken” by an incident in which his car struck and killed a driver during a dirt-track race in Canandaigua, N.Y., but will drive today, as planned, in a nearby NASCAR race.

“He is believed to be back in Watkins Glen [site of today's NASCAR race] at this time,” Philip C. Povero, Ontario County, N.Y., sheriff told reporters Sunday morning. “Mr. Stewart has, again, fully cooperated with the police officers that are investigating. He was visibly shaken by this incident and has promised his continuing cooperation in this investigation.”

UPDATE II: Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero Gives Press Conference on Tony Stewart Incident. (VIDEO)

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says this is an on-going investigation into an on-track crash.

 

Daily Commentary – Friday, August 8, 2014 – Woman Poses for ID Photo at Clerk’s Request

  • The not so bright criminal poses with a stolen ID card after the clerk, who suspects something is wrong, asks her to take a photo with the ID

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Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera Says Federal Government Releasing Murderers Into U.S. & Morale is at an All-Time Low

What else should we expect from Barack Obama, a Community agitator?

Is it any surprise that US Border agent’s morale is at an all-time low when agents are not allowed to do the job that they were hired to do and they see on a daily basis that they have to let admitted gang members and murderers into the United States per the federal government? What has become of this country? Honestly, what is the point of having immigration laws, border agents and a border if we are not going to uphold them? This is what happens when you let the inmates run the asylum.

CBS NEWS:

A Border Patrol agent claims that the federal government is allowing murderers from Central America to be released into the U.S.

Speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, agent Chris Cabrera stated that these teenage gang members crossing the border are being released to family members in the U.S.

“If they have family in the United States, they’ll release them to the family, even if they’re admitted gang members,” Cabrera explained to Fox News. “We’ve had a couple that had admitted to murders in their home country. They were 17 years old, 16 years old, and the United States government thought it fit to release them to their parents here in the United States.

“Even if he’s a confirmed gang member, a confirmed criminal even by self-admission, we for some reason don’t send them back to their home country, we release them into our country.”

40 Year Old Tatanysha Hedman Arrested for Setting her 52 Year Old Husband Vincent Phillips on Fire After Catching Him Molesting Her 7 Year Old Daughter

Arrested, she should have been given a medal …

52 year old Vincent Phillips ran from his apartment and drove to a nearby Skyway convenience store screaming “I’m on fire!” Sounds like he is the victim, doesn’t it? However, appearances can be deceiving.  Phillips was doused with gasoline and set on fire by his wife,  40 year old Tatanysha Hedman. However, some one does not do something this extreme unless there is a real reason to set a Momma Bear off. It would appear that  Tatanysha Hedman  caught her husband molesting her 7 year old daughter.  Hedman said she did it because shooting him “was too nice.” Vincent Phillips is now facing sex crime charges.  However, the police also arrested Tatanysha Hedman and she has been booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault and arson woman suspected of setting husband on fire.

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Watch VIDEO at KOMO News

After a mother in Renton, Washington, caught her husband allegedly molesting her 7-year-old daughter, she apparently planned a violent revenge plot.

Tatanysha Hedman, 40, reportedly told police that she decided to douse her husband, Vincent Phillips, 52, in gasoline while he slept and then light him on fire.

She told police that simply shooting him would have been “too nice” given the circumstances.

Phillips reportedly ran into a nearby gas station seeking help after he was able to put himself out. The man was badly burned and had to be hospitalized in intensive care.

Phillips is also now facing sex crime charges involving the 7-year-old girl, who is his stepdaughter. The extent of his alleged crimes were unknown as of Wednesday afternoon.

This child sex offender should probably count his lucky stars and pray that his wife did not go Lorena Bobbitt on him.

James Wright, Father of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Paulette Wright, Previously Charged with Molesting his Then 8 year-Old Stepdaughter

RUT-ROH, this is hardly a good sign.  If anyone wondered why the 8 and 12 year old children were removed and put into Child Protective Service …

KIROTV is reporting that James Wright, the father of missing six year old Jenise Paulette Wright in Bremerton, WA has been previously charged with molesting his then 8 year old step-daughter in 1999. James Wright was accused of child molestation and fourth-degree assault in 1999. Wright would later pleaded guilty to the assault charge, the molestation charges were dropped. So far there has been no sign of the 6 year old little girl as 100′s search for Jenise Paulette Wright. Both parents have been given lie detector tests; however, the results have not been made public.

James Wright

James Wright

The father of a missing Bremerton girl was once charged with molesting his then 8 year-old stepdaughter.

KIRO 7 has obtained court records from Whatcom County showing James Wright was accused of child molestation and fourth-degree assault in 1999. He later pleaded guilty to the assault charge, the molestation charges were dropped.

Kitsap County sheriff’s investigators say Wright and his wife Denise have both submitted to a polygraph, or lie detector test. The results have not been made public but both are said to be cooperating with the search and investigation.

Two of the Wright’s children, ages 8 and 12, have been removed from the home by state Child Protective Services due to what’s described as “probable cause developed during the investigation.” No other details have been released.

James Wright, the father of a missing 6-year-old girl in Washington State was previously charged with molesting a young family member, however, police say he is not a suspect or a person of interest in his daughter’s disappearance. What else would they say at this time when they are looking to get his cooperation in Jenise’s disappearance?

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Screen grab: Watch VIDEO – ABC News

US Border Patrol Agent’s Sad But All to Real Response to Truck Driver Travis Pope’s Question on Whether it Matters if He is a US Citizen … “Not Any More, Unfortunately.”

The sad and pathetic reality of US border security under Barack Obama …

Travis Pope, a truck driver who was stopped at an an internal border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, asked a simple question and sadly got back an answer from the border patrol that pretty much says it all for Barack Obama’s open borders-”illegal” immigration policy. The trucker recorded his conversation with border patrol agent while wearing his Icam glasses. The result was a Youtube viral video. When the trucker was asked whether he was a US citizen, his response was a question back to the border agent, “Yeah, but does it really matter?” The border agent, who did not know he was being recorded said,”Not any more, unfortunately.”

Agent: How are you doing? U.S. Border Patrol. How many people are on board?
Driver: Me.
Agent: Are you a citizen?
Driver: Yeah, but does it really matter?
Agent: Not any more, unfortunately. Thank you.

VIDEO Hat Tip – MrRocksolid1974

The Blaze:

Pope said he doesn’t think the agents at this checkpoints are a waste of time, “because we need border security,” but a “waste of money.” Pope added that he thinks the agent he recently encountered is “an American hero” who is “frustrated that he can’t do his job.”

As for his filming of agents without their knowledge, Pope fired back his own response.

“I really don’t think about that because they got everybody on cameras anyway. They’re government. We have the NSA wiretapping us and watching us … and they’re going to get upset because a citizens do same thing to them? If it’s right for the government, it’s right for me to do it, ain’t it?”

Michelle Obama and the Cupcake Police Put an End to School Fundraiser Bake Sales

 Could Liberals just stay the hell out of our lives?

Now bake sales for school fundraiser are public enemy number one for liberals. Thanks to the  2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama, school kids will no longer be able to have cupcake bake sales to raise money. Thanks Michelle, because apples, celery and carrot sticks are not quite the money makers as brownies, cookies and cupcakes. So what does Michelle Obama have against school children raising money for school trips or band and athletic equipment?

Good grief, what ever happened to the America I grew up in where kids could have a bake sale to raise money for their class trip right after playing a game of dodge-ball?

Maybe Michelle should start with you own husband first?

Senator Barack Obama Campaigns To Win Pennsylvania Caucus

But the sales won’t be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of school fundraisers—are going on a diet. A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars.

Jeff Ellsworth, principal of the kindergarten through eighth-grade school in Chapman, Neb., isn’t quite sure how to break the news to the kids. “The chocolate bars are a big seller,” said Mr. Ellsworth.

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The restrictions that took effect in July stem from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move!” campaign. The law overhauled nutrition standards affecting more than 30 million children. Among the changes: fatty french fries were out, while baked sweet potato fries were deemed to be fine.

The law also required the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set standards for all food and beverages sold during the school day, which includes vending machines, snack carts and daytime fundraisers. It allowed for “infrequent” fundraisers, and states were allowed to decide how many bake sales they would have that didn’t meet nutrition standards.

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