NBC, Employer of Brian Williams and Al Sharpton, Finds Trump Offensive and Cuts Ties

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Sure, he’s the problem.

NBC is cutting ties with Donald Trump.

The network is “ending its business relationship” with Trump over his “recent derogatory statements” regarding immigrants, the company said in a statement Monday.

“To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC,” the statement continued.

Welcome to 2015 America, where dissent is punished but a tax dodging riot instigator and a national news anchor who is a pathological liar are embraced as valued employees. Diversity of thought will not be tolerated.

On Trump’s worst days, he is a grating blowhard. He can also be quite entertaining, which is why I suspect so many welcome his candidacy (think Joe Biden but with accomplishments). As someone who has spent his entire life in relatively close proximity to the Mexican border, I can honestly say that Trump’s comments that caused this brouhaha are the sanest, most accurate political remarks he has ever made. The only reason he is being taken to task by NBC is because he deviated from the progressive groupthink orthodoxy to which American media long ago found the right to marry.

In its eagerness to remain accepted by the hive mind, NBC has also thrown all of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageant contestants under the bus. Fox News contributor and 2013 Miss New York USA winner Joanne Nosuchinsky jumped right in on Twitter to hit back at the network:

BIDEN TO THE NAVY: ‘OUR FORCES WILL HAVE TO BE READY’ FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

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“We’ll rely on you, the United States Navy, to lead in solving these emerging problems”

by CHARLIE SPIERING22 May 2015482

Speaking at a Commencement Ceremony for the Naval Academy today, Vice President Joe Biden warned graduates that they would have to be prepared for the devastating effects of climate change.

“We’ll rely on you, the United States Navy, to lead in solving these emerging problems,” he said, pointing to the massive devastation caused by a major typhoon in the Philippines.

The United States Navy, he explained, “filled the void” in the humanitarian efforts after the major natural disaster.

“Our presence, your presence, matters,” he said.

Biden directly quoted President Obama’s Coast Guard Academy address warning of more extreme storms as a result of climate change.

“Our forces will have to be ready, you remain indispensable,” he stated. “America’s command of the oceans is the measure and the symbol of our diplomatic and military primacy in the world.”

STATE DEPARTMENT REVEALS HILLARY CLINTON RECEIVED $500K WORTH OF JEWELRY FROM SAUDI KING

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Lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders

BY BILL HUTCHINSON

Foreign diplomacy doesn’t always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei.

The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Clinton a $560 bottle of cognac, while President Obama received an autographed basketball from Chinese President Xi Jiping and a 41-inch saber from Mongolia.

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz gave Hillary Clinton a half-million worth of diamond and ruby jewelry.

Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia.

The Constitution prohibits U.S. government employees from keeping presents worth more than $350. But officials at the U.S. General Services Administration said the gifts were accepted to avoid awkward moments.

The GSA said some of the presents were donated and others were sold to the public.

ISIS captures capital of Iraqi Anbar, raises black flag over Ramadi govt HQ

ISIS militants have captured and raised black flag over main government compound in the strategic capital of Iraq’s Anbar province. Some 70 civilians have reportedly been executed in the city of Anbar which mostly fallen into the hands of jihadists.

In a massive campaign that started on Thursday night, extremists have seized the government complex in Ramadi and also “raised its flag over the police HQ for Anbar,” Iraqi security source told AFP on condition of anonymity. The militants then announced over the loud speaker that they “broke into the Safavid government complex in the centre of Ramadi.”

According to reports on the ground, the attackers first used armored bulldozer to penetrate through the blast walls blocking the road to the police department. Once next to the government headquarters, they used a series of car bomb explosions to reach their targets.

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Three blasts targeted the education department in the same compound, police HQ, and the western entrance to the governorate building itself. Three more car bombs targeted the Anbar Operations Command while four additional blast were reportedly heard around the city.

Some pockets of resistance continue to engage Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters, a senior tribal leader, Sheikh Hekmat Suleiman told AFP by telephone. “The only [government] forces still fighting are confined to a few pockets in Ramadi but they have no command post anymore,” he said.

Iraqi officials however deny that the city has been surrendered to jihadists. “The situation in Ramadi is dire, but the city has not fallen and the battle against criminal Daesh [ISIS] is still ongoing,” Anbar governor Sohaib al-Rawi said on Twitter.

Hospital officials said that at least 11 people had been killed in the attack, according to Jordanian based Al Bawaba. Meanwhile, ISIS claimed via its radio address that it killed 13 Iraqi soldiers and executed 14 Sunni tribal fighters in the central neighborhood of Jamiya. CNN meanwhile reported that at least 47 Iraqi security forces and 26 civilians were killed in the fighting on Friday, citing two security sources.

Insurgents renewed their offensive on Ramadi in April gaining ground to the north and east, before launching deadly assault this week. Jihadi militants have also taken control of western Anbar town of Jubbah and engaged Iraqi army positions east of Ramadi, including an attack by a British suicide bomber ISIS reveled to be named Abu Musa al-Britani.

“Another vehicle driven by our brother martyr Abu Khobayb al-Shami attacked the Al-Majd police station near Al-Haq mosque in Ramadi, followed by an assault that killed who was left,” the group said in its daily radio broadcast, earlier in the day.

Provincial council member Adhal Obeid al-Fahdawi told AFP that “police, army forces and tribal forces are defending the city as we speak to prevent ISIS from taking over entirely,” he said. “Iraqi and coalition aircraft are in support.”

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Massive number of refugees are meanwhile leaving the city fearing retaliatory executions by ISIS, Fahdawi added. “Families are trying to flee on foot, leaving their cars and homes behind, but most areas around Ramadi are under ISIS control,” another tribal leader, Sheikh Jabbar Adjadj al-Assafi, confirmed.

Horrific unconfirmed reports have emerged stating that ISIS has already executed some 70 civilians, including women and children after capturing several neighborhoods in the city, Iraq’s al-Sumaria TV reported quoting a security source in Anbar province.

To address the security threat and the ongoing fighting in the Anbar Province, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met military and security leaders where he pledged to intensify efforts to “expel the terrorist gangs from Ramadi.”

The PM also spoke to Vice President Joe Biden, who promised to provide more heavy weaponry to Iraq’s forces.

“This will include delivery of heavy weaponry, including AT-4 shoulder-held rockets to counter vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, additional ammunition, and supplies for Iraqi forces,” the White House said in a statement.

Despite new gains by ISIS in Iraq, the Pentagon continues to insist that its anti-ISIS led air campaign is working.

“We believe across Iraq and Syria that Daesh is losing and remains on the defensive,” said Marine Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Playing down ISIS made gains he added that Iraqi forces still controlled most “key facilities, infrastructure and lines of communication” in the Ramadi area.

SHOCK POLL: AMERICANS HATE JEB BUSH MORE THAN HILLARY

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Americans have a more favorable view of Clinton (47%) and Biden (39%) than they do of Bush (35%)

BY KIT DANIELS

Sixty percent (60%) of Americans would not consider Jeb Bush for president, compared to 51% who said the same about Hillary Clinton, according to national poll of mostly conservative voters.

The George Washington University Battleground Poll of 1,000 registered voters, of which only 16% identified with the Tea Party, also found that 48% of voters have an unfavorable view of Bush compared to only 44% who have an unfavorable impression of Joe Biden.

Overall, Americans have a more favorable view of Clinton (47%) and Biden (39%) than they do of Bush (35%).

All three presidential candidates led the rest in name recognition.

“Voters are evenly split on Hillary Clinton (47% favorable, 48% unfavorable; 47% would consider, 51% would not) and strongly negative on presumptive candidate Jeb Bush (35, 48; 36, 60),” the poll’s press release stated.

In other words, if the 2016 election pits Bush against Clinton, the latter would likely win, but either way, don’t expect either candidate to act much different than Obama.

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers,” establishment insider Carrol Quigley advocated in his book Tragedy and Hope. “Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”

It’d just be more of the same regardless of the party label which misleads voters into thinking establishment candidates viciously oppose each other when in fact they play on the same team.

“I would say the best part of the Obama administration would be his continuance of the protections of the homeland using the big metadata [NSA surveillance] programs,” Bush said in an interview on the Michael Medved radio show.