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Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young (pictured) was arrested early Friday in New York City and charged with a hate crime after he was accused of yelling anti Semitic remarks during a scuffle with a group of tourists from Illinois.
The incident happened in the early hours of Friday at the Hilton New York near Times Square.
Police said Young got into a scuffle with four tourists outside the hotel just after the group had given money to a nearby panhandler wearing a yarmulke (skullcap worn by Jewish men).
The 26-year-old Young is accused of yelling anti-Semitic remarks during the incident, but it was unclear who the remarks were directed
He has been charged with aggravated harassment which is considered a hate crime, police said.
The Detroit Tigers are in town to play the New York Yankees on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Time magazine got hold of a memo written by then-CIA head Leon Panetta after he received orders from Barack Obama’s team to greenlight the bin Laden mission. Here’s the text, which summarized the situation:
Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault.
The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President.
Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McRaven at approximately 10:45 am.
This, of course, was the famed “gutsy call.”
The memo doesn’t show a gutsy call. It doesn’t show a president willing to take the blame for a mission gone wrong. It shows a CYA (cover your a..) maneuver by the White House.
The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven – the “timing, operational decision making and control” are all up to McRaven.
The notion that Obama and his team were walking through every stage of the operation is incorrect.
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The hero here was McRaven, not Obama. And had the mission gone wrong, McRaven surely would have been thrown under the bus.
This information makes Obama’s appearance in the photo above even more credible. Obama appears to be cowering in his chair almost afraid to look instead of leading the way making the “gutsy call” portrayed by the liberal media.
A labor union that's been hiring hourly-workers to protest without giving them union benefits has refused to answer questions about its methods.
The protestors have been seen in the Denver area holding banners that say "Shame on..." that target businesses for hiring non-union contractors.
Similar “Shame On” protests by unions have appeared in several other states.
Protestors said they were hired out of a local labor office and received an hourly wage of $10 an hour to hold the banners.
"This campaign is false and misleading," Mark Latimer, president of the Rocky Mountain Associated Builders and Contractors, said. "It's really a smear campaign. The ultimate goal is not to organize that company in terms of getting their employees to join the union, but to win work they're not currently getting."
Without any actual accomplishments to tout for President Barack Obama and with attacks on his rival, Mitt Romney, backfiring, the dwindling group of supporters of the president is starting to come up with bizarre reasons to re-elect him.
Chris Matthews, the MSNBC Hardball host who said he got tingles going up his leg when he heard Obama speak, suggests we should ignore the advice of Martin Luther King Jr. and judge Obama by the color of his skin and not the content of his character.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., adds we should vote for the re-election of the president for the sake of the ladies.
On April 25 Obama’s Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke (pictured) boosted his outlook for U.S. economic growth this year and is slightly more optimistic about the unemployment rate, (first link below) yet as recently as February 7, Bernanke warned of the increased possibility of a "sudden fiscal crisis" (second link below).
Is Mr. Bernanke trying to make the White House look good in the midst of a very troubled economy?
The President can’t tell the Chairman of the Fed what to do or say. The President can, however, fire the Fed Chairman giving Mr. Bernanke incentive to make positive statements about the economy now that the unofficial presidential campaign seems to be starting in earnest.