Lizz Winstead, the liberal comedian who helped create “The Daily Show,” sent out a Tweet today saying the tornado which hit Oklahoma hard was meant for conservatives.
Conservatives come together during times of crisis… liberals can’t even put politics aside to help their fellow American.
Oklahoma tornado death toll rises to 51.
Mile-wide tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma.
At the moment, 37 are confirmed killed including 7 children. 17 more children are unaccounted for in a collapsed school and are feared dead.
My prayers go out to all affected.
Mile-wide tornado rips through Oklahoma, hits elementary school, dozens of students feared dead
A massive, mile-wide tornado ripped through Oklahoma today hitting an elementary school head on. Reports say that two-dozen elementary students are possibly dead. The overwhelming devastation prompted one reporter to call it “the worst tornado damage in the history of the world.”
From CBS Houston (KFOR):
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. At least 37 people were reported killed.
KFOR-TV reports that up to 24 children are believed dead at the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore and that it has turned into a search and recovery effort. The storm tore off the roof, knocked down walls and turned the playground into a mass of twisted plastic and metal. Several children were pulled alive from the rubble, however. Rescue workers passed the survivors down a human chain to a triage center in the parking lot.
At least seven of the children drowned after being found at the bottom of a pool at Plaza Towers, according to KFOR.
The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, south of the city. Block after block of the community lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.
The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful type of twister.
Authorities expected the death toll to rise as emergency crews moved deeper into the hardest-hit areas. At least 60 people were reported hurt, including more than a dozen children.
Rescuers mounted a desperate rescue effort at the school, pulling children from heaps of debris and carrying them to a triage center.
Please pray for this community and all those affected by this terrible tragedy. The people of the United States always seem to shine during times of crisis and I expect things to be no different this time around.
If you would like to contribute to the Red Cross, you can here.
Praying for those who lost their little children and loved ones today in Oklahoma…
And to the first responders that have to sift through the rubble and, unfortunately, recover these kids.
Confirmed death toll in Oklahoma tornado: 37.
Authorities say the number will rise significantly.
Seven of the 24 children trapped in collapsed school confirmed dead.
NBC REPORTING: The 24 children trapped in collapsed school in OK are dead.
The school was hit by an EF-4 tornado.
REPORT: 24 children trapped in school after a tornado hits Moore, OK. Feared dead.
INSANITY. D.C. hero to pay $1,000 fine after saving boy’s life with unregistered gun
This makes me want to beat my head against a wall. A heroic man saved a little boy from a pitbull attack, and now he faces a $1,000 fine for having an unregistered firearm.
from Washington Times:
Authorities last week made an agreement not to prosecute a Northwest D.C. man who used his unregistered handgun to kill a pit bull in order to stop it from mauling a child in his neighborhood.
As part of the agreement, Benjamin Srigley, 39, was required to pay a $1,000 fine but will not have criminal charges filed against him for the three unregistered firearms and the ammunition that investigators found in his possession, said Ted Gest, a spokesman for the office of the attorney general.
“We took it into account that he saved this boy’s life,” Mr. Gest said.
Possession of an unregistered firearm or ammunition in the District is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, and prosecutors said Mr. Srigley could have faced up to seven criminal charges in the case.
“In our recent memory this is a unique charge because of the unusual circumstances of this case,” said Mr. Gest, whose office generally prosecutes low-level crime in the District.
Oh, how benevolent of the DC attorney general for not filing criminal charges against this hero!
Hey, pal, thanks for saving this boy’s life; now pay up!
YES! You can’t keep a good Conservative down. :)
Raymond Maxwell is one of the four State Department officials who was disciplined due to security lapses leading to the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, last year
But after he was placed on paid administrative leave last Dec. 18, CBS News says that rather than sulk in silence and shame, Maxwell has been publishing poetry about his ordeal–often scathing verse–that can’t be making officials in Washington, D.C. applaud (or snap their fingers, whatever the case may be).
CBS News calls attention to his “Trapped in a purgatory of their own deceit.”
Here Maxwell writes in part:
“The web of lies they weave / gets tighter and tighter / in its deceit / until it bottoms out – / at a very low frequency – / and implodes…Yet all the while, / the more they talk, / the more they lie, / and the deeper down the hole they go… Just wait…/ just wait and feed them the rope.”
CBS News opines:
It’s a bold and almost shocking verse from the 20-year foreign-service worker who was the well-respected deputy assistant secretary for Maghreb Affairs in the Near East Bureau and former Chief of Staff to the Ambassador in Baghdad. Fluent in Portuguese, Maxwell is also an ex-Navy “mustanger,” which means he leapt from enlisted ranks to commissioned officer.
Maxwell uses lynching imagery in his “Invitation,” CBS News notes:
“The Queen’s Henchmen / request the pleasure of your company / at a Lynching – / to be held / at 23rd and C Streets NW [State Dept. building] / on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 / just past sunset. / Dress: Formal, Masks and Hoods- / the four being lynched / must never know the identities/ of their executioners, or what/ whose sin required their sacrifice./ A blood sacrifice- / to divert the hounds- / to appease the gods- / to cleanse our filth and /satisfy our guilty consciences…
The Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records was reportedly one element of a “sweeping” federal investigation to find out who leaked classified information about a failed Al-Qaeda plot to bomb an American airliner.
Now, the Obama administration has reportedly apologized to Israel for another leak of classified information to the media, one that occurred earlier this month and which Israeli officials are concerned could place Israeli lives at risk.
Israel Radio’s diplomatic correspondent Chico Menashe reported Sunday morning (via the Jerusalem Post):
American officials apologized to their Israeli counterparts for confirming that Israel was behind the airstrikes on the Damascus airport earlier this month, Israel Radio reported on Sunday.
The confirmation reportedly came from the lower ranks at the Pentagon, and the reasons for the leak are being investigated.
Menashe tweeted: “The U.S. has apologized to Israel for leaking details of the attack in Syria. Senior administration officials said to their [Israeli] counterparts that they are examining the issue and that low-level [officials] were responsible for the leak.”
"In Defense of Liberty"