One protester did have a shirt that said they’d rather be stopped by ISIS terrorist than the Ferguson PD…
Via Fox News:
Islamic jihadists worldwide have launched a barrage of recruitment messages amid the latest unrest in Ferguson, Mo., using Twitter accounts to call on African-Americans and others in the United States to join their cause.
Some messages urge direct revolt against the U.S. government, while others evoke the names of former black leaders – among them Malcolm X – in a bid to convince people of color that living under an Islamic caliphate is in their best interests.
“March against tyranny and arm yourselves against the true terrorists of our time: the US government,” says a tweet from a prominent Dutch jihadist in Syria going by the name of Israfil Yilmaz, and carrying “Ferguson Rising” and “Ferguson Decision” hashtags.
Another tweet from a user going by the name of Abu Hamza As Somaal says: “My fellow black community know that #Jihad is the only thing that will bring justice, respect and honor in (the) Ferguson decision.” This message is followed by the hashtag “Islamic State.”
Ferguson be like:
But really Ferguson is like:
Happy Thanksgiving, America!
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program.
Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year.
Also known as, bitter clingers.
President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far in 2014, 14 percentage points lower than among white college graduates. This is the largest yearly gap between these two groups since Obama took office. These data underscore the magnitude of the Democratic Party’s problem with working-class whites, among whom Obama lost in the 2012 presidential election, and among whom Democratic House candidates lost in the 2014 U.S. House voting by 30 points.
It’s always someone else’s fault.
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said, ‘African-Americans all around this country believe that the police represents an army patrolling an occupied territory.”
While discussing the Congressional Black Caucus reaction to officer Darren Wilson not being charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Cleaver said, “What happened actually leads further to the furtherance of the distrust between African-Americans and police because African Americans all around this country believe that the police represents an army patrolling an occupied territory.”
For some reason Huffington Post is outraged over this.
In a depressing reminder of the times in which we live and how far we still have to go to reach equality for everyone in the LGBT community, an Idaho transgender woman was presented as male in an open-casket funeral service this week.
Jennifer Gable, 32, reportedly died suddenly of a brain aneurysm while working her job at a Wells Fargo Bank on Oct. 9. At her funeral, Gable, who legally changed her name in 2007, was reportedly not referred to as Jennifer once.
Additionally, the late Gable’s family cut her hair short and presented her wearing a suit, and her obituary reportedly skipped the decade of her life she spent transitioning to live authentically as Jennifer.
“I am disgusted,” Stacy Dee Hudson reportedly posted on Facebook. “A great and dear friend’s mom went to the funeral today. It was not closed casket. They cut her hair, suit on. How can they bury her as Geoff when she legally changed her name. So very sad. Jen you will be missed and people who know you know that you are at peace.”
Do you or somebody you love identify as transgender? Don’t let this happen to you — register your final wishes with an attorney.
Biting a cop, how progressive.
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — State Police say 51 people were arrested in Boston late Tuesday night during protests of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.
All but one were turned over to Boston police for booking Wednesday, most on disorderly conduct charges.
One state trooper was hurt when he was bitten on the wrist by a protester, according to police. He was treated at the scene.
An estimated 1,500 people marched from Dudley Square in the Roxbury down Massachusetts Avenue to the South Bay.
Shockingly, if Obama had a son, he would look like most of these looters.
Demonstrators vandalized businesses in Oakland, California during a second night of protests spawned by a Missouri grand jury’s refusal to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (Nov. 26)
Our old friend Anthea Butler doing what she does best, brain dead race baiting.
Via Campus Reform:
An Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania has blamed “America’s racist god” for the killing of Michael Brown.
Anthea Butler, A regular guest on MSNBC, blamed America’s blood thirsty “god of white supremacy,” for the Ferguson tragedy in which police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot teenager Michael Brown during a violent altercation.
“America’s racist god requires black people’s blood to atone for the sins committed by its followers,” Butler writes in Religion Dispatches, an independent non-profit news and commentary blog hosted by the University of Southern California.
“This time, the blood shed in sacrifice to this god of white supremacy was Michael Brown’s,” Butler writes.
Butler continues by likening prosecutor Robert McCulloch to Pontius Pilate and alleging that Darren Wilson acted as agent to the “god of white supremacy.”
Via Bloomberg’s Everytown (click image for rest of their “myths”)
In non-Ferguson news, Islamic State fighters are still animals.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The jihadist Islamic State group on Tuesday said it beheaded a member of Syria’s minority Ismaili community, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, accusing him of “apostasy.”
“Yesterday [Monday] the Islamic police in Homs province carried out the punishment for apostasy against an Ismaili apostate… The punishment was carried out before a group of Muslims,” IS said in a statement distributed on jihadist forums.
IS also distributed graphic photographs of the execution, including one showing the unnamed victim kneeling on the ground as a jihadist raises a sword above his head.
“This is what will happen to every apostate,” read a handwritten sign placed above the shoulders of the victim’s disfigured body.
The Ismaili community numbers some 200,000 people in Syria, where many live in Salamiyeh, a town in the central province of Hama.
Who wouldn’t be pissed if they got stuck on a highway because of these protesters?
Via News 6:
A human barricade completely stopped traffic in La Jolla Wednesday morning during rush hour. Traffic is just slowly getting back to normal on the 5-North freeway, near Nobel Drive.
This is all in response to the grand jury’s decision not to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen. Around seven this morning protesters lined the freeway during rush hour – and literally stopped traffic for about a half hour.
About 50 people held signs saying “Hands up, Don’t shoot.” When this line of protesters stood in the middle of the road, things got heated – drivers got out, confronted the group and punches were even thrown.
The California Highway Patrol and San Diego Police set up a staging area, and eventually moved in. No one was arrested and the protesters peacefully marched down the shoulder.
Does storming city hall classify as “mostly peaceful?”
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Three people were arrested when protesters attempted to gain entry to City Hall in downtown St. Louis Wednesday.
Jeff Rainford, Chief of Staff for the St. Louis Mayor’s Office, told News 4 a small number of protesters attempted to charge into City Hall after the group marched through downtown, causing a small scuffle at the doorway.
Rainford said the mayor’s office usually will work with protesters so they can safely protest inside, and outside, the building but a small number of “unruly” protesters caused a disturbance on Wednesday.
Rainford said the police worked with the protesters so they could march safely downtown but pepper spray was used when things became “unruly” at City Hall.
Don’t ever change, Gawker.
[T]he media reaction to the rioting has thus far been uniformly ridiculous. As much as we all love AutoZone and Doritos, hysterically sobbing at the sight of the former being burned and the latter being looted is a tad over the top. A clip of bullets was unloaded into an unarmed black boy and then his killer was ushered through some sort of cop-loving kangaroo court, after all. Some charred car refreshers are hardly something to get worked up about in moments like these.
But is this really so? There is, of course, the historical case to be made for rioting: the past is replete with examples where rioting gets the goods. But there is also, I’d submit, an even more straightforward case for rioting: at the right levels, rioting is economically efficient.
One need look no further than famous economist and Nobel laureate Gary Becker to see how this is true. According to Becker, punishing bad behavior increases the costs of engaging in such behavior and thereby reduces the amount of it. This is the underlying theory of most criminal justice schemes. Rioting that occurs in response to gross police misconduct and criminal system abuses imposes costs on doing those things. It signals to police authorities that they risk this sort of destructive mayhem if they continue on like this. All else equal, this should reduce the amount of police misconduct as criminal justice authorities take precautions to prevent the next Ferguson.
Is there anything global warming can’t do?
Another Side Effect of Climate Change and El Niño Events? Shorter Kids – MoJo
The weather pattern known as El Niño could be stunting kids’ growth—even years after the extreme storms abate, a new study finds. Researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by assistant professor of medicine and international health William Checkley, say they have conducted the first study on the long-term health consequences of El Niño weather systems. According to the paper published today in BioMed Central, children born around the time of the severe 1997-’98 El Niño living in coastal Peru, one of the regions hardest hit by the weather pattern, are significantly shorter for their age than children born before El Niño hit. […]
The team measured the height, weight, and fat, and muscle of a random sample of 2,095 children born between 1991 and 2001 in Tumbes, Peru—a city on the northwestern coast. A decade after the extreme ’97 El Niño, in November and December of 2008 and 2009, they found that, on average, the children born during and shortly after El Niño were shorter and had less lean mass, or body weight minus fat, than children born before the event.