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Pennsylvania police chief suspended after video profanities


A small-town police chief who appears in online videos using profanity and shooting automatic weapons has been suspended for 30 days without pay.

The borough council of Gilberton voted 5-1 at a meeting Wednesday night to suspend Chief Mark Kessler, saying he misused borough property. It said he used the weapons without permission.

Kessler has said he made the videos to draw attention to the erosion of the constitutional rights of free speech and to bear arms and he increasingly fears a government out of control.

He said after the meeting that he wouldn’t apologize for making the videos and didn’t regret having done so. He said he looked forward to getting back to work after the suspension.

Gun rights activists descended on the community of about 800 people, in Schuylkill County in eastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal country, to show support for Kessler, some carrying flags and displaying weapons.

In one video, Kessler criticizes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s support of a United Nations treaty aimed at controlling the international arms trade, which some gun rights advocates fear could lead to restrictions on domestic weapons. Kessler then fires a weapon and screams, “Come and get it!”

Gilberton Mayor Mary Lou Hannon has said she found the language in the videos offensive and she understood that others did as well.

“I think it’s blackened our eye a little, but we are a strong community,” Hannon said after the meeting. “We will go on from here.”

Officials have said that Kessler bought the weapons with his own money and donated them to the police department, an action approved by the council. Kessler told PennLive.com on Wednesday that he also donated the ammunition used in the videos.

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Kerry Convinces Israel and Palestine to Resume Peace Talks

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume long-stalled direct peace talks tomorrow, according to the State Department. It says both sides have accepted invitations from John Kerry to come to Washington “to formally resume direct final status negotiations.” A department spokesperson says Kerry called Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas today and… …read more

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Kerry Wasting His Time on Mideast Peace Talks

By John Johnson

Congratulations, John Kerry. You’ve not only managed to get Israel and the Palestinian Authority to agree on new peace talks , you’ve even managed to score some prisoner releases in advance. What’s next? Only for both sides to “sit down and yell at each other before retreating to their respective corners,… …read more

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Kerry Sees Breakthrough for Mideast Peace Talks

Every US secretary of state has to try, right? John Kerry says Israel and the Palestinians will meet soon in Washington to finalize an agreement on relaunching peace negotiations for the first time in five years. Kerry told reporters that he and the two sides “reached an agreement that establishes… …read more

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Syrian refugees plead with U.S. secretary of state in Jordan

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A group of uprooted Syrians grew angry when they sat down with John Kerry on Thursday. Read More: Syrian refugees plead with U.S. secretary of state in Jordan – CNN.com.

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Obama Slipping But Still Has Juice

By John Zogby, Contributor Democratic Presidents and Presidential contenders have a long history of bad summers. Jimmy Carter’s only term in office was pretty much undone by his famous “malaise speech” of 1979. Who can forget Michael Dukakis riding in the tank in 1988? Bill Clinton used a sworn deposition before a Special Prosecutor to school Americans on “what the definition of is is”. John Kerry went wind surfing, a sport enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans, while his exemplary military service was picked apart by his opposition and Barack Obama just hasn’t had a good summer yet. …read more

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Massachusetts Senate Race Shifted By Boston Marathon Bombing

By The Huffington Post News Editors

BOSTON — Even before the explosions, polling suggested that Massachusetts voters weren’t excited about the looming special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry.

But in the days after bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon‘s crowded streets, politics were all but forgotten as authorities launched an unprecedented manhunt and a region grappled with terror. It didn’t matter that competitive primary contests were 15 days away; everything was put on hold.

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Bombing shifts Mass. Senate race before primaries

Even before the explosions, polling suggested that Massachusetts voters weren’t excited about the looming special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry.

But in the days after bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon‘s crowded streets, politics were all but forgotten as authorities launched an unprecedented manhunt and a region grappled with terror. It didn’t matter that competitive primary contests on both sides were 15 days away; everything was put on hold.

“There are things that are more important than campaigning and that horrific event was clearly one of them,” said U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who is competing against U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch for the Democratic nomination to replace Kerry, now the secretary of state.

After suspending political activities for roughly a week, the candidates have been forced to walk a delicate balance as they engage voters ahead of Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries. They have largely avoided the site of the attack out of sensitivity for victims, but some have tweaked campaign advertising to address the bombing, highlighted their national security credentials and tried to use the sudden focus on terrorism to shift the direction of the race.

“It completely changed the landscape,” Lynch aide Scott Ferson said of the bombing.

Indeed, a campaign once dominated by debates about the environment, health care and women’s rights has become more focused on enemy combatants, Miranda rights and counterterrorism agencies. Some candidates welcomed the shift.

On the Democratic side, Lynch has seized on national security in recent days to attack Markey, thought to be the frontrunner. One of the most memorable moments in last week’s Democratic debate, just a week after the bombing, focused on support for federal security efforts

“Unlike my colleague Mr. Markey, I’ve actually voted for the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bills,” Lynch charged.

Markey responded: “He’s taking a page right out of the Karl Rove swift boat playbook, and it’s very sad, especially just one week after what just happened in Boston, Cambridge and Watertown.”

Through Tuesday’s primary election, Markey outspent Lynch on television advertising $1.7 million to $1.2 million, according to advertising figures obtained by The Associated Press. But only Lynch focused on the bombings in a television ad that blanketed the state last week, while Markey focused on traditional Democratic priorities such as women’s reproductive rights.

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John Kerry: Cyberdefense a major part of Asian security

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called defending against cyberattacks a major part of maintaining security in Asia, and said Washington is forming working groups with China and Japan to address the issue.

“Some of the most serious cyber threats to businesses emanate from this region, and they threaten the entire global economy,” said Kerry, who spoke Monday at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

“That is precisely why we have established a cyber working group with Japan and another with China, in order to insure that the Asia-Pacific will be part of the solution,” he said.

Internet security is quickly becoming a major issue in international relations, specially in east Asia. When U.S. President Barack Obama met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, cybersecurity was one of the topics discussed, with Abe welcoming cooperation from the U.S.

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Enough Already; Let the North Fire Its Missile

By John Johnson North Korea is threatening to fire off a test missile, John Kerry is in South Korea using both carrot and stick to get Pyongyang to simmer down, talk of a nuclear strike is in the air, and the international media can’t get enough of the story. What next? “Everyone needs…

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John Kerry Wins a Hockey Bet

By Polly Davis Doig The good news: John Kerry gets a case of beer while he’s on a 10-day foreign policy trip. The bad news: He now has to chug his way through 24 cans of Molson. Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird gave Kerry the lager in London because USA beat Canada 3-2 to…

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John Kerry wins hockey bet, gets case of Molson

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry now has a case of beer to quench his thirst as he continues a 10-day trip through the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird presented Kerry with a 24-pack of Molson Canadian lager on Thursday to make good on their bet over who would win the women’s world hockey championship.

The U.S. beat Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game on Tuesday in Ottawa.

Kerry, a Massachusetts native, had wagered a case of Samuel Adams.

Kerry and Baird were in London for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialized nations.

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US Mourns Diplomat, 25, Killed in Afghanistan

By Polly Davis Doig Among the six Americans killed in Afghanistan yesterday was 25-year-old foreign service officer Anne Smedinghoff, reports CNN , the first US diplomat to be killed since Chris Stevens died in September. John Kerry led the mourning for her today, saluting the “vivacious, smart” up-and-comer who assisted him during a visit just… …read more

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Obama Just Doesn’t Get It

By Michael Oberndorf

President Obama face WH photo SC Obama Just Doesnt Get It

The latest waste of taxpayer money, following close on the heels of the over-hyped sequester, has been Obama’s so-called Charm Tour. It just hasn’t gotten through his thick skull and massive, disorder-driven ego that the American people are not buying his lies like they used to. They’re starting to connect the man to his mindless Marxism and their economic and social pain to his policies. They are finally realizing that the Fraud-in-the-White House is just that.

B. Hussein, however, insulated from the nastiness of reality as he is by the Ministry of Propaganda, tried to take the tour overseas. The result, as with all his incredibly inept and incompetent attempts at diplomacy, statesmanship, and foreign policy, has been another embarrassing failure. This one, though, has been worse than most.

In spite of his pandering to Muslims (especially those with radical, fundamentalist views), it’s coming out very publicly that they hate him even more than they did George Bush. He’s been trying to play both sides against the middle, straddling the fence; and it apparently has PO’d a whole lot of Muslims all over the globe. The demonstrations by “Palestinians” against him were far worse than the Israeli ones, and the Israelis left no doubt of their dislike for him and his duplicity. The “peaceful Palestinians” who B. Hussein, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrat Party of Latter Day Marxism constantly kiss up to showed their respect for Obozo and his pandering by violating the phony ceasefire and showering Israel with rockets while the Messiah was only a few miles away.

Iran, too, has stepped up its saber-rattling; and it appears that it’s just a matter of time – and not much of that – before a major confrontation occurs. Four years of dithering by Obama and the State of Disarray Department under Hillary – and now the criminal/traitor John Kerry – have fueled the delusions of Iran’s leaders that they are all-powerful, unstoppable, and the rightful rulers of the coming global Caliphate. Obama’s brilliant, ever-so-well-crafted answer to the threat of the start of World War III is “Oh, well, if someone wants to actually take action to stop them, wink, wink, nod, nod, we won’t interfere.” Amazing what an education at Columbia and Harvard will do for you.

Meanwhile, in the Far Out Far East, North Korea, led by the second runner-up in a Pillsbury Dough Boy look-alike contest, has called off the ceasefire that ended the Korean War sixty years ago. Kim Jong Un, a second generation wacko, feels threatened by our Nobel Peace Prize “winning” Commander-in-Chief and has mobilized his army and is threatening to launch nukes at us. This motivated our Department of Surrender to make plans to move missile defenses that were originally intended to protect NATO allies Poland and Czechoslovakia from attacks from Iran to Alaska, to add to our protection against attacks from Asia. Asia, for those educated in government schools, is also where China is. Will the Chinese feel threatened, too?

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Clinton’s Take On Gay Marriage Today

By The Huffington Post News Editors

I wrote in No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner about Bill Clinton’s 2004 advice to John Kerry that he should consider supporting a ban on same sex marriage. I’m obviously not the only source: Newsweek independently reported the story eight years ago. My book came out six years ago and no one denied the accounts then or since then—until now. A Clinton spokesman told The New York Times that the anecdote was completely false. But the story is true and I stand by it. The long silence speaks more powerfully than a pro forma, convenient denial at this late date.

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Sheikhing Us Blind

By Allan Erickson

Muslim Brotherhood pressuring White House to release Blind Sheikh Sheikhing us Blind

It is true we tried in civilian court a known Islamic terrorist after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from Egypt, the”Blind Sheikh,” was convicted of seditious conspiracy, murder, plans to blow up other New York landmarks including the U.N., and a plot to kill Egyptian President Mubarak. Adbel-Rahman is serving a life sentence in a U.S. facility.

Among his other accomplishments:

  • Fiery preaching encouraging Egyptian army officers to assassinate Egyptian President Sadat;
  • Approving followers who killed 60 tourists in Luxor in an attempt to get the sheikh freed;
  • Issuing a fatwa from jail providing bin Laden theological permission to perpetrate 9/11

This has been a very bad guy for a very long time. He has the blood of innocents on his hands, literally thousands of victims.

Roughly six months ago, we learned the Obama Administration was preparing the way to release this maniac into Egyptian custody, now that the Muslim Brotherhood is in charge in Cairo.

We provide Egypt billions of dollars in aid and military hardware annually. We have given support to the current Muslim Brotherhood regime in other ways, despite mayhem and murder in the streets. In return, Egypt, led by Morsi of the Brotherhood, refuses to help us investigate Benghazi, helps Iran transport weapons through the Suez to attack Israel, and insists we release Abdel-Rahman.

No doubt John Kerry will pick up where Hillary Clinton left off and continue licking the boots of the Brotherhood, even as he acknowledges Obama’s Libyan war released tens of thousands of RPGs and other weapons of war to Al Qaeda, which is obviously not decimated as the administration claims.

Speaking of Al Qaeda, the U.S. got its hands on another bin Laden partner recently. But rather than put him on trial via the military at Gitmo, as in the case of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), Obama and Holder have decided to bring Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SAG) to New York to stand trial in civilian court, where he will enjoy the right to remain silent, at taxpayer expense of course. SAG is Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, one ‘suspected’ of being extremely helpful to KSM and bin Laden in killing 2,975 Americans on September 11, 2001.

Held in custody just blocks from Ground Zero, SAG no doubt enjoys reading a Koran untouched by infidels, a prayer mat, and Halal food specially prepared. He entered a plea of not guilty just days ago.

We are told SAG cannot be interrogated now because this is a criminal proceeding and he has rights. We are told he was brought to New York secretly and has attorneys appointed by the court to provide representation. Why do we extend the rights of U.S. citizenship to terrorists?

Many prominent Americans, including the minority leader in the Senate, have said SAG is an enemy combatant just like KSM. Therefore, he should be interrogated, held at Gitmo, and tried. Many others agree, no doubt the majority of New Yorkers and the family members of the victims of 9/11.

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Obama’s Outrages

By Michael Oberndorf

Angry Obama SC Obamas Outrages

As if it isn’t glaringly obvious, the America-Destroyer-in-Chief has ramped up his attacks exponentially since he got away with the massive voter fraud that gave him the election. He’s continued his policy of nominating far-left, incompetent crooks and extremists to important positions of power, a policy that couldn’t work without the complicity and connivance of the Republican Establishment. And that is just for starters.

The tactic of nominating America-hating radicals has resulted in Sonia Sotomayor (a racist and radical feminist) and Elena Kagan (a probable lesbian, radical feminist, and political hack as justices of the Supreme Court); avowed communist Van Jones as “Green Jobs Czar”; radical wackos Cass Sunstein and John Holdren; and dozens of other “Czars” – a total of 45 of ‘em – sticking their noses and greedy leftist fingers into the people’s business and getting paid $158,000 per year and up of the taxpayers’ money to do it. The Republican Establishment has done nothing to rid us of these unconstitutional human monkey wrenches. The silence has been deafening.

To make bad worse, one of these “Czars,” John Brennan, who at best is an Islamist extremist sympathizer and promoter and at worst is a genuine closet radical Muslim, was just approved as new head of the CIA by the spineless parasites in what used to be the United States Senate, but now is just a rubber-stamp for the Marxist in the White House. Voting for this disaster-in-the-making were some of the usual dither-and-cave RINOs – John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Dan Coats (R-IN), and Richard Burr (R-NC). But joining this shameful throng were some supposed conservatives – Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Tea Party heroes Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Rubio and Flake also voted to confirm traitor John Kerry as Secretary of State of Disarray, as did all but three Republicans. Only four Republicans voted to confirm leftist Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Surrender, but one of them was the Great Conservative Hope, Rand Paul (R-KY). Paul and Flake also voted to confirm Jack Lew, the originator of the Sequester, as Head Looter…er…um…Treasury Secretary (FYI, Ted Cruz of Texas is the only Senator who has voted No on all of Obama’s nominations). Orrin Hatch was quoted as saying, “I am bending over backwards to show deference to the president’s nomination, and I hope that doesn’t go unnoticed”; and this seems to sum up the “thinking” of Republicans in the Senate.

Taking their cues from the Fraud in the White House, Kerry and unindicted felon Eric Holder both pushed the outrage envelope even further. The State of Disarray Department, in cahoots with Michelle Obama, was caught trying to give the prestigious International Woman of Courage award to Samira Ibrahim, a known anti-American and anti-Semitic activist from Egypt. When this was exposed, they backed off and withdrew the offer – for now. And Eric Holder had to be brow-beaten into conceding that murdering …read more
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