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Thursday Funnies: Hillary’s secret wonder drug!

And if Americans are so stupid and corrupt as to elect her President, expect truckloads of this wonder drug to be delivered to the White House.

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H/t FOTM’s Glenn47, John Molloy, and Blake

~Éowyn

Four MSNBC Hosts Owe Tax Debts

 

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THR: Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, is the latest network host to be under scrutiny for owing thousands in taxes. 

According to public records reviewed by National Review, Neblett’s debt currently stands at over $59,000. A state tax warrant of $46,862.68 was issued to the host and his wife in September 2013, followed by an additional warrant for $12,849.87 six months later. Neblett formerly served as a contributor for The Dylan Ratigan Show before it was canceled by the network in 2012.

He joins three other MSNBC hosts who have also reportedly been issued tax warrants or liens, including Joy Ann-Reid, Melissa Harris-Perry and Al Sharpton.

National Review reports that the state of New York filed a tax warrant against Reid, who has been a contributor for the network since 2011, and her husband for the amount of $4,948.15 last month. Reid hosted The Reid Report for a full year — from February 2014 until its early cancelation in February 2015.

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Just last week, the Winston-Salem Journal also reported that Harris-Perry, who has hosted the political commentary program Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC since 2012, and husband James Perry owed $70,000 in delinquent taxes ($21,721 of which was paid off on Tax Day, Harris-Perry told the newspaper).

Sharpton’s financial run-ins with the IRS surfaced back in November 2014, as reported by The New York Times. The Times estimated that Sharpton, host of political talk show PoliticsNation since 2011, and his combined businesses owed around $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens.

An MSNBC spokesperson declined to comment on the reports.

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Ben Affleck Requested His Slave Owner Ancestor Be Censored From PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’

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MSN.com: Hacked Sony emails reveal that actor-director Ben Affleck requested that his slave owner ancestor be removed from his family tree on PBS program Finding Your Roots.

In a series of WikiLeaks emails, the genealogy program’s host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. emailed Sony chief Michael Lynton asking “advice” on the actor’s request, according to New York Daily News.

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“For the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors the fact that he owned slaves,” Gates emailed Lynton in the July 22, 2014 email chain.

Gates defended the decision to edit out Affleck’s ancestor in a statement posted Friday on the PBS website.

The mission of “Finding Your Roots” is to find and share interesting stories from our celebrity guests ancestries and use those stories to unlock new ways to learn about our past. We are very grateful to all of our guests for allowing us into their personal lives and have told hundreds of stories in this series including many about slave ancestors never shying away from chapters of a family’s past that might be unpleasant. Ultimately, I maintain editorial control on all of my projects and, with my producers, decide what will make for the most compelling program. In the case of Mr. Affleck we focused on what we felt were the most interesting aspects of his ancestry including a Revolutionary War ancestor, a 3rd great grandfather who was an occult enthusiast, and his mother who marched for Civil Rights during the Freedom Summer of 1964.

PBS also issued a statement supporting Gates’ decision:

It is clear from the exchange how seriously Professor Gates takes editorial integrity. He has told us that after reviewing approximately ten hours of footage for the episode, he and his producers made an independent editorial judgment to choose the most compelling narrative. The range and depth of the stories on Finding Your Roots speak for themselves.

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What’s with Time magazine giving élites sinister devil’s horns?

Time magazine has a penchant to give élites devil’s horns on its cover.

The latest to receive that treatment is Hillary Clinton, on the cover of Time‘s March 13, 2015 issue:

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The cover caught the attention of many media outlets, including Drudge Report, Fox News, National Review, and Politico.

But Time was quick to deny that the horns were intentional, and responded with a tongue-in-cheek article on its website titled “34 TIME Magazine Covers That Appeared to Give People Horns.”

Here are some examples of Time‘s other élites sprouting horns, including even Jesus. The elites can be grouped into 3 groups:

  1. Political leaders — presidents, other heads of state, and Bill Gates.
  2. Entertainment élites, including actors Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno, and Darth Vader.
  3. Religious leaders — all Christians, including the three most recent popes of the Catholic Church (Francis, Benedict, John Paul II), Billy Graham (whose horns are especially striking), and even Jesus Christ.

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The magazine coyly insists:

Given the shape of the letter “m” in the magazine’s name and its location on the cover, many other subjects in the past have also appeared to sprout extra features (in fact this happened to Hillary Clinton at least once before. Same goes for Bill Clinton. George W. Bush too). Check out everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Pope Francis to Jesus to Darth Vader who have received the rough end of TIME’s “horns.” Any resemblance to cats, bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental.

Do you buy Time‘s excuse?

I don’t! For surely the magazine’s graphic artists could have positioned the élites’ heads underneath the letters T I M E, or have the heads to the side of the letters so that the two horns of the letter M aren’t right on top of their heads.

Time is also being disingenuous when they say the horns may “resemble” cat ears, bat ears, or devil horns, for the magazine itself labels the pictures of the élites as “devil horns.”

Verify this for yourself by going here and saving the pictures to your hard-drive. You’ll discover that every one of the 34 covers, except the first one of Hillary Clinton, is labeled “devil horns,” e.g., “time-cover-pope-francis-devil-horns.” This gives the lie to Time‘s disclaimer that “Any resemblance to . . . devil horns is entirely coincidental.” On the contrary, any resemblance to devil horns is precisely intentional and deliberate.

The Hillary cover of March 13, 2015 alone is not labeled “devil horns.” Instead, the pic is labeled “hillary-final.”

So what exactly is Time trying to tell us? What do you think?

~Éowyn

Shocker, not: Sarah Silverman lies, forced to apologize

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Daily Mail: Comedian Sarah Silverman was forced to apologize after she was caught exaggerating a story about being paid less than a man for a gig – to highlight the gender pay gap.

The comic and feminist campaigner recalled an incident at the New York Comedy Club when she claimed she was paid less than her male counterpart, for a piece she recorded a wage-discrimination-activism video for Levo League.

But Silverman has been forced to apologize after New York Comedy Club owner Al Martin revealed the story was false, because Silverman had been paid less purely because she appeared as a guest on the show and wasn’t meant to receive anything – her male counterpart Todd Barry was booked for the slot.

Silverman has since publicly apologized to Martin and revealed she fabricated the story. But she stressed that critics should not use the story as a way to undermine the gender pay gap campaign.

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‘To the maniacs who want to use this as a chit against women’s issues, I ask that you please don’t. Because that would be super s****y,’ she said in a statement, according to National Review. 

In the video, released on April 6, Silverman accused Martin of paying her $50 less than Barry to perform.  She claimed while both did 15 minute back-to-back sets she was paid $10, while Barry went home with $60.  ‘So I went back inside and I asked the owner Al Martin and I said, “Al, why did you pay me $10 and you paid Todd Barry $60?”‘ she said.  ‘And he, it was so perfect. He goes, “Oh, did you want a $60 spot?” It was symbolic, I didn’t need $60, but, you know it was pretty s****y.’ She added: ‘If you work a job and a man is working the same job, then you should be getting paid the same.’

However Martin revealed what really happened in a Facebook post – prompting Silverman’s apology.

She said: ‘When I was interviewed by Levo, they asked me “Do you remember a time you were paid less for the same job” and this story, being just that, popped into my head.’ The comic said she regretted mentioning Martin by name getting caught, who had always been ‘so lovely’ to her. She also admitted her anecdote lie had not been a good example of the gender pay gap. 

In a Facebook post Martin said he fully accepted Silverman’s apology and invited her back to perform. He wrote: ‘It takes a big person to apologize and and today Sarah proved she is that kind of person.’

Silverman came under criticism last month after she posted a list of ten ‘rape prevention tips’ on Twitter.  Critics blasted the comic for offering ‘tips’ to potential rapists while dozens of men responded by branding her sexist for suggesting that all men desire to rape women.

The sarcastic set of rules, which focus on the perpetrator of the crime rather than the victim, also include ‘if you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her’, as well as ‘when you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is not to rape her’.

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Rush Limbaugh: What I heard about Harry Reid’s “exercise” injuries

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) recently admitted that he is now blinded in his right eye from injuries he sustained from “exercising” on New Year’s Day in his home in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas. Supposedly, an “elastic exercise band” snapped so violently that Reid was flung across the room and crashed into a filing cabinet, resulting in broken ribs and facial bones.

Or so we are to believe.

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Nor is this the first time Reid had been injured from “exercising.”

In May 2011 in Washington, D.C., Reid dislocated his shoulder, bumped his forehead, and sustained a contusion just below his left eye when he slipped and fell during a morning jog in the rain. Reid said he was leaning on a wet car near his home in the Ritz-Carlton hotel  when he tumbled to the ground.

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Now, our suspicions about the real cause of Reid’s New Year’s Day injuries are confirmed: They were from a beating, not from “exercising.”

From the transcript of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show yesterday, April 15, 2015:

It’s a couple of weeks ago now, I got an e-mail from John Hinderaker at Power Line, and he said that he had been in contact with somebody in Las Vegas who claimed to know what happened to Harry Reid, and that this man wanted to tell the story to both Hinderaker and me, on the phone.  I was asked if I would join a phone call and listen to the story, and I said, “Sure, but I’m not committing to using any of it. I’m making no commitments about anything.”  Everybody understood that.

So after the program one day a couple of weeks ago I got on the phone with John Hinderaker and this caller from Las Vegas who claimed to know what happened to Dingy Harry Reid.  Hinderaker wrote the story up and published it on Power Line.  I don’t know what the date was because I didn’t print.  But it’s just a couple, three weeks ago.  And here’s the upshot of it.

Hinderaker writes:  “On Monday I got a phone call from a man named Easton Elliott. We talked briefly on Monday, and have had additional telephone conversations since then. Elliott*,” with an asterisk, “is a businessman who lives in the Las Vegas area, and he thinks he knows what really happened to Harry Reid. This is the story as he related it to me.”

Note: Hinderaker had an asterisk * after the name Elliott because “Easton Elliott” is the name he goes under in his second career as an addiction recovery life coach. In his business career he uses his given name. He is known to the AA members who witnessed the events he describes here, and to the recovery community generally, as Easton Elliott.

Here you go.  Elliott, the caller, who wanted to speak to Hinderaker and me, “Elliott spent a portion of last New Year’s Eve at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Henderson, Nevada,” which, for all intents and purposes, is Vegas.  “His AA group has meetings every hour on New Year’s Eve, along with a pot luck supper. There were approximately 20 people present at the meeting during the events,” that you will next hear about.

Some time between 10:00 and 11:30 p.m., a man entered the meeting. His appearance was striking: there was blood on his clothing, beginning around his midsection. His left hand was swollen. He appeared to be somewhat intoxicated and was visibly agitated,” and he wanted to share, at this AA meeting.

He introduced himself as ‘Larry.’  In a group discussion that was heard by a number of people, Larry said that he had just had a fight with a family member. Larry said he had been at a family get-together, and he didn’t remember much about the fight because he had blacked out. When he came to, he was rolling on the ground, fighting with a family member, and his clothes were bloody,” and in fact that’s how he showed up at the AA meeting.  “Now, he said, he was frightened that the Secret Service would come after him.” […]

So this guy, Larry, “stayed for the rest of the meeting, and for a while afterward. There is a front room where coffee is served, and he remained there for a while. At some point during that time, he asked whether anyone could give him a ride to Searchlight. Larry’s appearance at the AA meeting was memorable, as references to fighting, bloody clothes and so on are extraordinary in that group.” It’s not something that happens at every AA meeting.

And the guy we were talking to, Easton Elliott, he didn’t think much more about this guy, Larry, until several weeks later when “he saw a newspaper story about Larry Reid, Harry Reid’s brother, being arrested for DUI and assaulting a highway patrolman. The story was accompanied by a photograph, and Elliott immediately recognized Larry Reid as the ‘Larry’ who had attended the AA meeting,” weeks previous, who was drunk, who was bloody, who had a swollen left fist, and claimed he had been in a fight with a family member and was worried the Secret Service was gonna follow him.

Then everybody said, “Whoa, wait a minute!  The guy who came in here who we thought was a kook is Harry Reid’s brother?”  So they started putting two and two together because this story’s accompanied by a photograph. Easton Elliott “immediately recognized Larry Reid as the ‘Larry’ who had attended the AA meeting on New Year’s Eve. Putting that fact together with news stories about Harry Reid being admitted to a hospital on New Year’s Day, and with Larry’s references to the Secret Service, he concluded that the family member with whom Larry fought was Harry Reid. He also knew that Harry Reid’s home is within a short distance of the location of the AA meeting.

[…]Larry Reid is 73, a short, pugnacious guy, and is a well-known brawler, by the way, subsequent research has indicated.

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Now, “Subsequent to the news story about Larry Reid’s arrest, Elliott discussed with several others who had been present on New Year’s Eve his belief that ‘Larry’ had been Larry Reid. They, too, recognized Larry from the newspaper photograph. One of those who had been present at the AA meeting called Las Vegas’s Channel 8 to tell them about Larry Reid’s account of fighting with a family member, but that person said that whoever he spoke with at the television station told him they were not interested.” […]

So, bottom line, somebody attacked Harry Reid on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.  That much seems clear from pictures and from the nature of his injuries.  Nobody’s investigated this.  […]

As Hinderaker wrote, his investigation “consisted of answering my telephone.” And he posits maybe “those reporters who were so eager to dig through Sarah Palin’s dumpster and track down Mitt Romney’s high school classmates,” or to find out whether Romney had paid his taxes or not, “will now swing into action, carry out an actual investigation, and either confirm or refute the events described by Mr. Elliott,” and the people at the AA meeting.

And, by the way, the man known as Easton Elliott was more than willing to come on the radio.  In fact, he wanted to.  He was more than willing to tell the story himself.  He’s willing to go on TV.  He said: “I’m a citizen who believes in God and feels compelled to do the right thing — tell the truth. Harry Reid could learn a lesson from me in being truthful!

He also made a point over and over of saying he’s not a political guy.  He’s a small businessman. He’s had several businesses in the Vegas area.  Hinderaker called Harry Reid’s spokesman, gave him an opportunity to comment, and they didn’t deny it, but they said they’re not gonna comment, either.

So that’s the extent of our knowledge about what happened.  Dingy Harry’s out now blaming me for starting a rumor that he was beaten up by the mob.  I didn’t say mob, but it’s clear from the pictures that an exercise machine in a bathroom did not do what happened to Harry Reid.  Is it not?  So now there’s this story on the table, that it was his brother, Larry Reid, and they got in a family fight.

For John Hinderaker’s account, much of which was repeated by Rush Limbaugh yesterday, see “What Really Happened to Harry Reid? Part 3.”

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Here’s contact info for the incurious, disgraceful KLAS Channel 8 Las Vegas:

Channel 8 Main Switchboard: (702) 792-8888
News Hotline: (702) 650-1960
Email address of Emily Neilson, President & General Manager: eneilson@8newsnow.com

~Éowyn

World-renown Islamic university teaches it’s okay for Muslims to cannibalize Jews and Christians

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Egypt Independent is the sister English-language publication of Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egypt’s flagship independent daily newspaper. Founded in 2009 as a news website, Egypt Independent launched a weekly print edition in 2011.

According to an article in Egypt Independent, April 14, 2015, religious jurisprudence textbooks at Al-Azhar University teach students that Muslims are allowed to eat the dead flesh of Jews and Christians.

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Note:Al-Azhar University is Egypt’s oldest degree-granting university, renowned as “Sunni Islam’s most prestigious university.” Founded in 970 or 972 as a center of Islamic learning, Al-Azhar was one of the first universities in the world and is today the chief centre of Arabic literature and Islamic learning in the world. Its mission is to propagate Islam and Islamic culture. To this end, the university’s Islamic scholars render edicts (fatwas) on disputes submitted to them from all over the Sunni Islamic world regarding…

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