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Armed contractor with criminal record was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta

A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident.

Obama was not told about the lapse in his security, these people said. The Secret Service director, Julia Pierson, asked a top agency manager to look into the matter but did not refer it to an investigative unit that was created to review violations of protocol and standards, according to two people familiar with the handling of the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The incident, which took place when Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, rattled Secret Service agents assigned to the president’s protective detail.

The private contractor first aroused the agents’ concerns when he acted oddly and did not comply with their orders to stop using a cellphone camera to record the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident.

When the elevator opened, Obama left with most of his Secret Service detail. Some agents stayed behind to question the man and then used a national database check that turned up his criminal history.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/armed-former-convict-was-on-elevator-with-obama-in-atlanta/2014/09/30/76d7da24-48e3-11e4-891d-713f052086a0_story.html

So… they checked him after all of this?

What the hell is going on with the secret service?!

NC Democrat Overcome With White Guilt Says He’s Ashamed Of His “Whiteness”

A Democratic state lawmaker from North Carolina is raising eyebrows with comments indicating he’s ashamed of his own “whiteness.”

“Just when you thought Chapel Hill couldn’t get any kookier along comes THIS GUY,” wrote Brant Clifton of the Daily Haymaker blog in a column about lawmaker Graig Meyer.

Meyer, described on the blog as “um, ‘interesting,’” was quoted discussing “Whiteness, White Guilt, and um, ‘White Supremacy’” in “Courageous Conversations About Race” by Glenn E. Singleton.

Subtitled “A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools,” it includes Meyer’s comments.

“The truly difficult work is looking deep within myself to recognize where my own reservoirs of whiteness reside and what value or burdens they present to me,” the excerpt states. “Every time I review Peggy McIntosh’s inventory of white privilege I learn something more about myself, and – through attentiveness to my own experience – I think I could add a few more forms of racial privilege to her list.”

He continued: “Frequently, I find myself examining my blind spots when a colleague of color expresses very different feelings about some experience we shared. This is fairly painless when it simply requires hearing about how they read between the lines of a presentation or caught a racist remark that sailed over my head. When the dissonance in our experience was in some way the result of my whiteness, it’s a little more painful but also more revealing.

“My white guilt tends to creep up most when I’m forced to reflect on the power I wield. For instance, I will spend weeks mentally reviewing an incident when one of my staff members bears the brunt of my ignorance or proclivity for dominance. I want them to trust me, I want them to like me, and I anger myself when I learn that I may have done something that makes it more difficult for them to do either. Perhaps even more important to our work are times when my power allows me to make decisions that negatively impact students of color.”

Radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday referred to Meyer as a “loony tune” and said he would address the issue when he had more time on Tuesday’s program.

http://www.rightwingnews.com/top-news/nc-democrat-overcome-white-guilt-says-hes-ashamed-whiteness/

Yeah. Chapel Hill. We have to keep them somewhere, and Asheville got over crowded.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally.

The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters on Tuesday. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

U.S. health officials and lawmakers have been bracing for the eventuality that a patient would arrive on U.S. shores undetected, testing the preparedness of the nation’s healthcare system.

Frieden said a handful of people, mostly family members, may have been exposed to the patient after he fell ill. He said there was likely no threat to any passengers who had traveled with the patient. Asked whether the patient was a U.S. citizen, Frieden described the person as a visitor to family in the country.

“It is certainly possible someone who had contact with this individual could develop Ebola in the coming weeks,” Frieden told a news conference. “I have no doubt we will stop this in its tracks in the United States.”

The Texas Department of State Health Services said it was working with the CDC, the local health department and the hospital “to investigate the case and help prevent transmission of the disease.”

“The hospital has implemented infection control measures to help ensure the safety of patients and staff,” the statement said.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC | Reuters.

I’m sorry, weren’t folks just making fun of the folks who had concerns about Ebola coming to the USA?

Slacker: Obama has Missed 60% of Intel Briefings

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.

According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame.

“Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” a former senior Pentagon official “who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq” told the Daily Beast.

On Monday, others in the intelligence community similarly blasted Obama and said he’s shown longstanding disinterest in receiving live, in-person PDBs that allow the Commander-in-Chief the chance for critical followup, feedback, questions, and the challenging of flawed intelligence assumptions.

Slacker: Obama has Missed 60% of Intel Briefings – Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

National Geographic Proclaims That Bird Watching Is Racist

[A]t a time when birds are facing unprecedented challenges to their existence from climate change … developing more diversity among birders will broaden support for measures needed to protect birds…

The reason race quotas have not been met in the realm of bird watching is that white people are racist and bad — except of course race-obsessed liberals, who are anti-racist and good:

In the past three years, a group of birders has pulled together to try to bring more minorities into their community, staging a series of conferences called Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding.

The meetings have covered a range of reasons why minorities may find it hard to embrace birding, including concerns about how onlookers might react to seeing a black or Hispanic man with binoculars wandering the woods—or a suburban neighborhood—at dusk, dawn, or night. …

Conference speakers have also cited lingering fears about racism in the U.S.—like whether it’s safe to go to areas where the Ku Klux Klan had been strong, or where militias still thrive…

 

National Geographic Proclaims That Bird Watching Is Racist | John Hawkins’ Right Wing News.

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Rosie O’Donnell: Penalizing Muslim NFL Player ‘Propels Us to War’

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: How about this? This is going to be shocking, but the NFL has yet another new controversy on its hands after last night’s game. Chiefs player Husain Abdullah,  a devout Muslim, was penalized for unsportsman like conduct for bowing in prayer after a big play. Now, players like Tim Tebow, you know, do the whole thing and the – [makes sign of the cross]. You know? And so why don’t other people get penalized? Is this — are we feeding into Muslim fear?

ROSIE O’DONNELL: Yes. I think as a nation we are. [ Applause ] I think that, you know, it propels us to war. You have to rally the country in order to bomb a country that did nothing to you and you need to rally them and so that’s what I think that was. Anyone is allowed to represent their joy in whatever way possible for two minutes on a football field and I think it’s anti-Muslim bias. 

ROSIE PEREZ: I think it’s also — [ applause ] I think it brings up a larger issue just adding on to what you said. In the wake of ISIL and Iraq, Afghanistan and what have you, I just don’t believe that the Muslim community has its — has been given its proper respect, its proper time on the media to show they do not agree with what’s going on. You know? And they’ll just make a mention of it, like, “Muslim community says they do not agree. ” That’s it. But they don’t give them the air time, they don’t give them the print time that they deserve. And I think in America, it’s the land of the free and the home of the brave and everyone’s voice should be heard.

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG: How about this? This is going to be shocking, but the NFL has yet another new controversy on its hands after last night’s game. Chiefs player Husain Abdullah,  a devout Muslim, was penalized for unsportsman like conduct for bowing in prayer after a big play. Now, players like Tim Tebow, you know, do the whole thing and the – [makes sign of the cross]. You know? And so why don’t other people get penalized? Is this — are we feeding into Muslim fear?

ROSIE O’DONNELL: Yes. I think as a nation we are. [ Applause ] I think that, you know, it propels us to war. You have to rally the country in order to bomb a country that did nothing to you and you need to rally them and so that’s what I think that was. Anyone is allowed to represent their joy in whatever way possible for two minutes on a football field and I think it’s anti-Muslim bias.

ROSIE PEREZ: I think it’s also — [ applause ] I think it brings up a larger issue just adding on to what you said. In the wake of ISIL and Iraq, Afghanistan and what have you, I just don’t believe that the Muslim community has its — has been given its proper respect, its proper time on the media to show they do not agree with what’s going on. You know? And they’ll just make a mention of it, like, “Muslim community says they do not agree. ” That’s it. But they don’t give them the air time, they don’t give them the print time that they deserve. And I think in America, it’s the land of the free and the home of the brave and everyone’s voice should be heard.

Rosie O’Donnell: Penalizing Muslim NFL Player ‘Propels Us to War’.

Ironically, they brought up Tim Tebow. Now, I don’t follow football worth a damn, but I know who Tim Tebow is. Why do I know who Tim Tebow is? Because everyone freaked out when he prayed on the field. That is all anyone talked about in relation to him – not his football playing skills, not the team, no… just that he prays on the field. And I’m sorry, but where is Tim Tebow now? Because I’m pretty sure it isn’t on a football field… and the only thing he is remembered for is that he is the guy who was praying on the field.

So if people are upset that a muslim did it… isn’t that just fair play? If Tim Tebow made everyone freak out, why should this other guy be any different?

Isn’t that what we call “equality?”

By the way, in case you were wondering why the View brought Rosie back… this. She is so far left and says such outrageous stuff that the show is getting talked about more now than ever.