So much for that racial harmony Obama promised in 2008.
A plurality of Americans is satisfied with President Barack Obama’s response to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, a new poll says.
According to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday, 41 percent of Americans are satisfied with how the president is handling the situation in Ferguson, compared with 34 percent who are dissatisfied. A quarter says they have no opinion.
The survey also found a split along racial lines, with 60 percent of African-Americans saying they are satisfied with Obama’s response and only 35 percent of whites saying the same.
And that would be slimeball RINO turned Democrat Charlie Crist.
Via Tampa Bay Times:
With Barack Obama’s approval ratings lately barely cracking 40 percent, plenty of Democrats will keep their distance from the president heading into the midterms, just as Alex Sink did she when ran for governor in 2010. Not Charlie Crist, who said today he hopes to be campaigning side by side with the president.
“I hope so,” he said when asked about campaigning with Obama. “I hope everybody does.”
His comments came as he, Carole Crist, and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman left the Supervisor of Elections office in downtown St. Petersburg, after casting their ballots early.
Which should come as quite a surprise to ISIS.
Via CNS News:
Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, but she also stated that the ISIS threat “is not about the United States and what we do.”
Harf spoke after President Obama told the nation that “governments and peoples across the Middle East” should come together in a “common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.” He then went golfing.
“I think what the president was saying was that this is not about the United States and what we do,” Harf said. “ISIL is trying to make this about the United States. This is about all the countries in the region coming together to fight this threat. This is not about us.”
Even better, the outraged junior moonbats are men.
Via Campus Reform:
Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) students are speaking out against ladies’ nights at local bars which they claim promote discrimination and sexism.
Ladies’ night is a common promotional tactic used by bars where women receive lesser or no admissions fees and oftentimes discounted or free beverages.
This concept doesn’t go over well with UNC seniors Trevor Dougherty and Rob Sekay. The duo often DJ at local bars and say they think the attraction is “demeaning to female bargoers.”
“I don’t think a lot of women really realize that they are actually the product being sold,” Sekay told The Daily Tar Heel. “By advertising ladies’ night or by offering no cover to women, that tells the male audience that this is where all the women are going to be. And not only is that objectifying the women, but it’s also commodifying them as well, which is pretty harsh.”
Payback for Sharpton’s help stoking racial strife in Ferguson.
The family of Michael Brown will attend a march Saturday led by the Rev. Al Sharpton on Staten Island on behalf of Eric Garner, who died last month in the borough’s Tompkinsville neighborhood.
Last Saturday, Sharpton had suggested that Brown’s family would attend, but shortly thereafter, a spokeswoman for the National Action Network said the family wasn’t yet sure because it hadn’t yet planned a funeral for Brown.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the family, has since announced that Brown’s funeral and memorial service would be held on Monday.
NY1 reported that the Brown family confirmed attendance for the rally on Wednesday.
Sharpton has visited Ferguson at the invitation of Brown’s parents, whose 18-year-old son Michael was shot and killed while unarmed by white police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have linked Brown’s death to that of Garner, the 43-year-old black man who was killed after a New York Police Department officer put him in a chokehold on July 17. A medical examiner has since ruled his death a homicide.
Don’t let whitey march in Houstons fifth ward. Show of force to intimidate the Police.
Via Dallas News
Two dozen protesters from a gun club named after the founder of the Black Panther Party marched through the streets of South Dallas on Wednesday.
The open-carry rally was organized by the Huey P. Newton Gun Club to promote self-defense and community policing in response to recent police shootings.
“We think that all black people have the right to self defense and self determination,” said Huey Freeman, an organizer. “We believe that we can police ourselves and bring security to our own communities.”
Police monitored the black-clad demonstrators, some of whom had rifles slung over their shoulders. As they walked down MLK Boulevard, many chanted “black power” and “justice for Michael Brown,” the black teenager shot by police in suburban St. Louis.
Wait, I thought the FSA were “moderates?”
According to Syrian sources who have worked previously to locate and rescue kidnapped journalists in Syria, American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic State in a video the militant group made public on Tuesday, was most likely used by another guerrilla group as a token of allegiance to ISIS.
According to those sources, Foley was in the hands of the Dawood Bridgade, a group that was originally aligned with relatively moderate opposition groups such as the Free Syrian Army, but recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.
The International Business Times reported last month that activists on the ground near Al Bab, Syria, said that the Dawood Brigade, which now consists of about 1,000 people, defected from the Free Syrian Army and moved on to Raqqa to join ISIS. The group arrived in Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold, in a convoy of more than 100 vehicles.
No reports of rioting or looting.
Via Chicago Sun Times
A man was shot and killed by Chicago Police Tuesday night in the Far South Side Riverdale neighborhood.
Calumet District officers responding to a tip about an armed bicyclist in the area saw a male riding a bicycle in the 13300 block of South Forestville about 9:35 p.m., according to a statement from police News Affairs.
The officers approached him to conduct a field interview, at which point he reached into his waistband and pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, police said.
Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said the officers were in an unmarked tactical car on a gang mission in the area when they saw the 21-year-old man riding a bicycle. The man produced the gun after officers shone the car’s spotlight on the man to get his attention and stop him for questioning, according to Camden.
Whites attack blacks = Racist.
Blacks attack whites = They got what they deserved.
During The Kelly File, Mike Tobin reported in live from Ferguson, where he captured footage of a heated, occasionally violent clash between protestors and a group of white people holding signs supporting Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.
According to Tobin, two white protestors showed up on West Florissant Avenue, one of the main streets in Ferguson and a hotbed of protest, carrying signs in support of Wilson. “Not a very good idea if you’re concerned with your safety,” he noted, adding that their presence immediately drew a “big crowd” and some thrown water bottles.
The Wilson supporters were quickly herded away by police and placed into vehicles, some of which could still be seen on camera. “It looks like they’re ready to be gone, or ready to be gone,” Tobin added.
No word on where the patient came into contact with the Ebola virus.
Via Fresno BEE
A patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is undergoing tests for the Ebola virus, hospital officials said Tuesday evening.
Kaiser Permanente took a blood sample from the patient that was subsequently sent by the Sacramento County Public Health Lab to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is expected to take several days to determine whether the patient, who may have been exposed to Ebola, has the virus, according to a statement from the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.
In a statement, Dr. Stephen M. Parodi, infectious diseases specialist at Kaiser, said the patient is being kept in isolation in a specially equipped negative pressure room, and staff is using protective equipment. [...]
The CDC says the risk of a traveler bringing Ebola into the U.S. is small, but there have been other patients tested around the country. A teacher in New Mexico is currently being kept in isolation as the CDC processes her blood test.
And of course, Debbie would never over-exaggerate.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also thinks deporting children detained at the border is sending them back to “certain death.”
The White House went apoplectic last month when likely 2016 presidential candidate Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said, “We are not a country that should turn children away and send them back to certain death.” Tuesday night, Wasserman Schultz said twice — strongly — that she thinks O’Malley was right.
“As you know, Gov. O’Malley said that to send them back would be to send them to certain death. Do you agree with him?” Fusion’s Jorge Ramos asked in an interview.
“Not only do I agree with him, but,” the Florida congresswoman said, launching into a long story about a boy she’d met during a visit to a facility in Miami who told her of being kidnapped and forced into the drug trade, and showed her a bullet wound through the back of his arm.
“‘If you send me back, I’m not going to survive,’” she said, quoting the boy. “And he had a friend who didn’t survive.”
Ramos pressed a second time: “So you do agree that if we send them back, many of them would be killed?”
“They are in jeopardy,” she said. “Many of them are in dire jeopardy.”
The fact that he went straight to the golf course after speaking about the savage beheading of an American citizen shows how unbelievably narcissistic Obama really is.
President Obama bumps fists with Cy Walker while golfing on Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday. (Steven Senne / AP)
Mary needs to take AMTRAK. Update to this story.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) was greeted by the Air Mary Crew upon her arrival at an event in Baton Rouge, LA.
Donning their fanciest faux airline garb and waving orange traffic cones, the crew ushered Landrieu into the building and followed her into an office before cameras were refused further entry.