don’t shoot give me your wallet and phone, cracka!
don’t shoot give me your wallet and phone, cracka!
Uh, America tried to tell you…
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said focusing on health care reform in 2009 was a mistake that hurt Democrats because most Americans were happy with their coverage but were unhappy with the economy.
Schumer said the health care law, popularly known as Obamacare, is “very important” but the timing was wrong, and was not at the “top of the agenda” of the American people.
“We were in the middle of recession. … People were hurting and said ‘What about me? I’m losing my job,’” said Schumer, who spoke as the Democratic Policy Chairman on why his Party was defeated in the 2014 mid-term elections by Republicans.
“Like I said, about 85 percent of all Americans were fine with their health care in 2009, mainly because it was paid for by either the government or their employer – private sector,” said Schumer. “And so the average middle-class voter, they weren’t opposed to doing health care when it started out but it wasn’t at the top of the agenda.”
“Don’t get me wrong,” Schumer also said. “I think it’s a good bill [Obamacare] and I’m proud to have voted for it.”
“But, it should have come later,” said the senator.
You stay classy, New York Times.
Via Washington Examiner:
In an article detailing officer Darren Wilson’s little-known marriage in late October to fellow Ferguson, Mo., police officer Barbara Spradling, the New York Times decided to publish the name of the street where the couple owns a home.
The New York Times stands by this decision.
“The story mentions only the name of the street where the couple have a house and that street has been widely reported on,” Eileen Murphy, head of communications at the New York Times, said Tuesday in an email to the Washington Examiner.
From the original report [redacted]:
Officer Wilson and Officer Spradling own a home together on _________, a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson.
They have scarcely been seen there since Mr. Brown was killed on Aug. 9. Neighbors said that within a few days of the shooting, Officer Wilson and Officer Spradling abruptly left their home.
Via Washington Times:
A prominent gay rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy is a strong supporter of President Obama who has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years, visitor logs show.
Terrence P. Bean, 66, who raised more than a half-million dollars for Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, last visited the White House on May 30 when he met with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and political adviser David Simas.
White House visitor logs show that Mr. Bean, co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, a leading gay rights group, also has visited the White House on at least six other occasions since June 2012. On one visit in 2013, Mr. Bean brought along Kiah Lawson, described in news reports as his ex-boyfriend, who is also charged with sexually assaulting the juvenile.
Nothing like a liberal cat fight.
Via Truth Revolt:
Author, activist and prominent socialist Professor Cornel West delivered some truth to racial agitator and MSNBC star Al Sharpton: stop hogging the the spotlight and let the young people have center stage: “You don’t need to be center stage, brother. There’s something called grassroots leadership, indigenous leadership, it needs a different context.”
West was giving a speech Monday at Miami Dade College as part of the publicity tour for his newest book, Black Prophetic Fire.
The self-righteousness is strong with this group of clowns.
Via NY Observer:
A group of minority City Council members walked out of a Council meeting this afternoon, shouting “black lives matter” to protest a grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Mo. last night.
The protest, led by Councilman Andy King, a Bronx Democrat and co-chair of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, interrupted the roll call at the beginning of a stated City Council meeting–black council members, joined by Latino and Asian allies, marched out of the chambers, reporters in tow.
“We are the New York City Council, representatives of a majority minority city to proclaim in solidarity that black lives matter,” the group cried in unison. […]
At the end of their brief protest, the council members threw up their hands and chanted “hands up, don’t shoot,” echoing an oft-heard cry in Ferguson, where demonstrators took to the streets last night after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer, Darren Wilson, for shooting to death Michael Brown, a black teenager, in August.
Isn’t this great…
Via Washington Post:
Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday.
In his speech on Thursday night, the president touted his plan as a means of bringing accountability to a broken immigration system, under which 11 million or more people are estimated to be living in this country illegally.
“We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or [legal] residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation,” he said. “You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.”
For those who work, that includes payroll taxes, also known as FICA taxes, because they are collected under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.
That’s gonna leave a mark.
I frequently go through that area, fortunately wasn’t going though today. Ordinarily at this hour, there are massive lines at the Port Authority bus terminal to get out of NYC thru the tunnel, never mind this.
This was a coordinated action, again by leftists/Occupiers/anarchists/Communists. Nothing is ever spontaneous with this gang. Police were able to stop them from actually getting into the tunnel.
Police have cleared the blockage and traffic is now moving again.
FERGUSON, Missouri—-KMOV-TV reports that the majority of stores that were damaged or completely destroyed during Monday night’s violent riots in Ferguson were minority owned. Fire Departments around the St. Louis County Area put out 25 structural fires caused by vandals and looters following the announcement from the grand jury that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the death of Mike Brown
1. Not a surprising move from a liberal in congress.
2. Why is the lawyer representing the GOP a liberal?
Via Daily Caller:
Self-avowed liberal law professor Jonathan Turley is representing the House GOP in its lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s implementation of Obamacare and at least one House Democrat wants him punished for it
Turley, a George Washington University law professor, is also a frequent media commentator on political issues. Despite describing himself as a political liberal, he’s long been harshly critical of Obama’s use of executive power and said he’d jumped at the chance to represent the House GOP in the lawsuit against unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act in its implementation.
Now that Turley’s working for the GOP, Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Robert Brady wants to ban him from speaking out any issue of executive authority — which Turley’s based much of his career on — for years.
Of course, no relation to any of the rest of the arson committed by ‘protesters’, according to the Rev. Carlton Lee, who himself has been a Ferguson protester.
The Missouri church where Michael Brown’s father was baptized over the weekend was torched Monday night — but the pastor does not think the arson was part of the fiery violence that erupted elsewhere in the community.
The Rev. Carlton Lee told NBC News that he believes Flood Christian Church was targeted because he has repeatedly called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen but was not indicted by a grand jury.
“I’m very vocal in regards to the Michael Brown case,” said Lee, who has participated in rallies and press conferences with Michael Brown Sr.
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Bar Association is questioning how the Grand Jury, considering the evidence before them, could reach the conclusion that Darren Wilson should not be indicted and tried for the shooting death of Michael Brown. National Bar Association President Pamela J. Meanes expresses her sincere disappointment with the outcome of the Grand Jury’s decision but has made it abundantly clear that the National Bar Association stands firm and will be calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against officer Darren Wilson. “We will not rest until Michael Brown and his family has justice” states Pamela Meanes, President of the National Bar Association.
President Meanes is requesting that the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri not allow this decision to cause an unnecessary uproar in the community that could lead to arrests, injuries or even deaths of innocent people. “I am asking for everyone to remain as calm as possible and to join in solidarity as we continue to support the family of Michael Brown and put our legal plan into full effect” says President Meanes “I feel the magnitude of the grand jury’s ruling as Ferguson, Missouri is only minutes from where I reside”, adds President Meanes.
The family of Michael Brown requested that District Attorney McCullough step aside and allow a special prosecutor be assigned to the investigation to give the community confidence that the grand jury would conduct a complete and thorough investigation into the tragic shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown. The grand jury’s decision confirms the fear that many expressed months ago — that a fair and impartial investigation would not happen.
The lib media continues to stoke racial strife.
Oh noes! He’s on to us!
Keep stoking that flame, Obama.
OBAMA: I hope you don’t mind, because obviously there’s a lot of stuff in the news, I actually need to begin by saying a few words about what happened over the past day. Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, our neighbor to the south, but all across America. As many of know, a verdict came down — or a grand jury made a decision yesterday that upset a lot of people. And as I said last night, the frustrations that we’ve seen are not just about a particular incident. They have deep roots in many communities of color, who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly…
Via Daily Mail:
News anchors found themselves uncomfortably close to the action during live broadcasts of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri last night, as a CNN reporter was filmed being struck on the head with a rock, two of her colleagues choked on tear gas, and an MSNBC anchor was forced off air by gunfire.
While reporting on the angry crowds outside a burning car dealership on Florrissant Avenue, CNN’s Sara Sidner managed to keep composed despite being struck by a projectile thrown from behind.
As Ferguson rioters and hoodlums were burning down buildings in their communities, shooting at police officers, looting stores, and pelting CNN reporters with rocks and bottles on Monday evening, the NAACP invoked Trayvon Martin in vowing to fight the “appalling” grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson.
“Local officials in Ferguson utterly failed in their duties to conduct an open and transparent investigation,” NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said in a statement. “We will not allow this to be another Sanford, Florida. We will not allow the justice system to let us down once more. Take action today, for Michael, and for all of our sons.”
Before the grand jury’s decision that there was insufficient evidence to charge Wilson in Brown’s death was announced, Brooks called Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) “presumptuous” for declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard. Brooks expressed his displeasure that officials were treating Ferguson as a “security crisis” instead of a “social justice crisis” because “99%” of the demonstrators, he said, were “non-violent.”
No reason to think Sharpton isn’t still acting as Obama’s official race baiter in Ferguson.
Via NY Post:
The Rev. Al Sharpton is the White House’s man on the ground in Ferguson.
The 59-year-old Sharpton has become a key adviser to President Obama on race issues, according to Politico, and is acting as his liaison in the racially charged St. Louis suburb, where the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to days of riots.
Sharpton arrived at the protest site in Ferguson three days after the shooting and quickly began briefing the White House.
“There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official told Politico. “He gets it, and he’s got credibility in the community that nobody else has got. There’s really no one else out there who does what he does.”
While in Ferguson, Sharpton met with the Brown family and reported back directly to Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest aides.
Sharpton was directed to find out specific information, including what the Brown family wanted from the White House, Politico reports.