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Pilgrims and the Roots of the American Thanksgiving

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Edmonds Woman Shoots Intruder

Originally posted on CBS Seattle:

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) — A 33-year-old Edmonds woman shot an intruder who tried to get into her home while her family was asleep.

Edmonds police Sgt. Mark Marsh says the woman called 911 and grabbed her gun when the unknown man started pounding on her front door at 3:15 a.m. Thursday. As the man tried to get into the house, the woman struggled with him. Marsh says when she realized she could not keep him out she shot him in the abdomen.

Marsh says the woman was protecting her husband, their children ages 5, 10 and 14 as well as a 14 year old friend of their oldest child.

When officers arrived, the suspect was in front of the house. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Marsh says detectives hoped to interview the suspect when he got out of surgery.

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George F. Will: Thanks, or Something

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A look at some of the more entertaining recent headlines to come out of Obama’s America 

george-f-will-114x80Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s Legislature includes 93 people who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the “affirmative consent” law, directing college administrators to tell students that sexual consent cannot be silence but must be “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” and “ongoing throughout a sexual activity.” Claremont Turkeys Raised On California FarmMcKenna College requires “all” — not “both,” which would discriminate against groups — participants in a sexual engagement to understand that withdrawal of consent can be any behavior conveying “that an individual is hesitant, confused, uncertain.”

A severely moral California high school principal prohibited the football booster club from raising money by selling donated Chick-fil-A meals because this company opposed same-sex marriage. The school superintendent approved the ban because “we value inclusivity and diversity.” Up to a point. At a Washington state community college, invitations to a “happy hour” celebrating diversity and combating racism said white people were not invited.

George F. Will writes a twice-weekly column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs. He began his column with The Post in 1974, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. He is also a contributor to FOX News’ daytime and primetime programming. View Archive

At Broward College near Miami, a conservative who was asking students if they agreed that “big government sucks” was told by a campus security guard that she must take her question to the campus “free-speech area.” She got off lightly: The federal government has distributed to local police, including those of some colleges and school districts, more than 600 surplus MRAP (mine-resistant ambush-protected) armored vehicles designed for Iraq and Afghanistan.

obama-smirk-headThe federal government, which has Tomahawk cruise missiles and Apache and Lakota helicopters, used the code name “Geronimo” in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden but objected to the name of the Washington Redskins. The Department of Homeland Security, unsleepingly vigilant, raided a Kansas City, Mo., shop to stop sales of panties emblazoned with unauthorized Royals logos. A U.S. Forest Service article on safe marshmallow toasting did not neglect to nag us: It suggested fruit rather than chocolate in s’mores. The droll Orange County Register wondered, “Why not replace the marshmallow with a Brussels sprout?” The federal government’s food police began cracking down on schools’ fundraising bake sales: Step away from those brownies and put your hands on a fruit cup. Read the rest of this entry »


13 Facts About Ferguson the Media Would Rather Not Tell You

GRAND JURY VERDICT ON THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING

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Media Bias: A Tale of Two News Alerts

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UNBELIEVABLE: New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson’s Home Address

right-scoop-logoOf all the foolish things to do, the NY Times published the address of Officer Darren Wilson despite the fact that there are people who likely want to get their own brand of justice and kill him.

Redacted screenshot I took from the NY Times article (that we won’t link to):

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Scoop: New York Times signals more newsroom layoffs are imminent


[PHOTOS] The Chaotic Streets of Ferguson

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Burned cars, looted businesses, restaurants on fire—this was the scene of Ferguson, Mo., last night after a grand jury in St. Louis County announced police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

The images take you inside the unrest….

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Behind the Curtain at the New York Times

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Protests Reach Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

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‘Chuck, You’re Fired': Hagel Fails to Adapt to Obama’s Controlling White House

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 writes: This morning’s news cycle has temporarily shifted away from fretting about what might happen in Ferguson, Missouri, to the news that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning after serving less than two years.

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“One of the top choices to replace Hagel is Michéle Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense under Hagel’s predecessors. She’s also an administration insider…Rather than proposing a different course for the administration’s foreign policy, she appears to possibly be the person to entrench it for rest of Obama’s term.”

The New York Times got the news, which will apparently be announced formally in a statement this morning:

The officials described Mr. Obama’s decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ. A Republican with military experience who was skeptical about the Iraq war, Mr. Hagel came in to manage the Afghanistan combat withdrawal and the shrinking Pentagon budget in the era of budget sequestration.

The New York Times' editorial page is not exactly beloved by staffers, according to a New York Observer report. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

[UPDATE – The New York Times Changes Its Story Deleting The Most Remarkable Thing About Chuck Hagel’s Firing]

Taken as a whole, the original New York Times story paints a pretty damning picture of the White House’s national security policy setting. Mr. Hagel, so long as he was a loyal foot soldier for the President, was okay even if he was on the outside of the White House cool kidz team.

But the moment Hagel spoke up on ISIS, contradicting the White House, it was game over.

In other words, Chuck Hagel was not fired for incompetence. He was fired for telling the truth on ISIS — calling it an “imminent threat to every interest we have,” thereby forcing Barack Obama to deal with a threat he very much would like to ignore.

It’s only made more interesting by the New York Times’s decision to complete delete that bit explaining the motivation for his firing….(read more)

: …But now “the next couple of years will demand a different kind of focus,” one administration official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. He insisted that Mr. Hagel was not fired, saying that he initiated discussions about his future two weeks ago with the president, and that the two men mutually agreed that it was time for him to leave.

But Mr. Hagel’s aides had maintained in recent weeks that he expected to serve the full four years as defense secretary. His removal appears to be an effort by the White House to show that it is sensitive to critics who have pointed to stumbles in the government’s early response to several national security issues, including the Ebola crisis and the threat posed by the Islamic State.

Well, that’s one way to put it, but later on in the story, reporter Helen Cooper notes Hagel’s struggles to fit in with a White House full of intense Obama campaign insiders and their need to control all messaging:

A respected former senator who struck a friendship with Mr. Obama when they were both critics of the Iraq war from positions on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Hagel has nonetheless had trouble penetrating the tight team of former campaign aides and advisers who form Mr. Obama’s closely knit set of loyalists. Senior administration officials have characterized him as quiet during Cabinet meetings; Mr. Hagel’s defenders said that he waited until he was alone with the president before sharing his views, the better to avoid leaks. Read the rest of this entry »


New York Post November 25, 2014 ‘Decision in Ferguson: STREETS OF RAGE’

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[PHOTO] Ferguson Cop Car

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Darren Wilson’s Statement Regarding Grand Jury Decision


[VIDEO] Protesters Kick a St. Louis County Police Car


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Manhattan: NYPD Barricades Being Knocked Down by Protesters in Union Square


Grand Jury Decision Delivered: No Charges

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