I’m pretty sure the people who fought for women’s suffrage didn’t threaten to kill cops, burn American flags, throw firebombs, loot stores etc.
LISA BLOOM: Now, of course, a state of emergency when the protests have been 99% peaceful, I think all of this is a slap in the face to the community. I think these protesters are the latest in a long line of historic American protests that brought us women’s suffrage, the civil rights movement in the 50’s and 60’s, the end of the Vietnam war, and I think these folks should be celebrated, not vilified worthy of the national Guard and all these police tactics.
Riots ensue in 3… 2… 1…
Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) — A decision is expected Monday from the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, that is weighing evidence in the Michael Brown shooting, U.S. and local law enforcement officials told CNN.
The announcement will come from the St Louis County Prosecutor, the sources said.
The sources did not know what decision will be announced.
The city has been on edge in anticipation of a decision. Some businesses have been boarded up, and activists are prepared to protest.
For the grand jury, the key question is whether Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, will face charges in the August 9 shooting death of Brown, 18, who was black.
Though the basic facts of the case — that Brown was unarmed when Wilson shot him — are not in question, the facts of the fatal moment are hotly disputed.
Update: Any predictions?
Update: Heads up on the time change. It’s 8pm CST (not EST as initially reported).
Yes, still mostly peaceful.
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She can’t even be “forthright” talking about it after she’s gone…
Via Daily Caller:
Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who infamously presided over HealthCare.gov’s flop, swore Monday that her administration was “forthright with the American public” about Obamacare.
“We were very forthright with the American public — I think members of Congress who wrote this legislation were very forthright,” Sebelius said on CNN’s “New Day.” “It was both about — having affordable coverage was certainly a piece of it, but also people getting coverage they didn’t have.”
Sebelius finally addressed MIT economist and Obamacare adviser Jonathan Gruber’s comments about how the health law’s authors hid the true meaning of several provisions from the American public. Gruber said it was possible due to the “stupidity of the American voter” and gloated that lying was worth it to get Obamacare passed. Sebelius, following current HHS secretary Sylvia Burwell’s comments earlier this month, completely denied Gruber’s charges.
Don’t worry, Al. They can’t afford to lose you…
MSNBC host, self-proclaimed civil rights activist, professional race-baiter and shakedown artist Al Sharpton apparently owes $4.5 million to the IRS in unpaid taxes. On top of this long list of titles, Sharpton also serves as an unpaid advisor to the White House and President Obama on civil rights issues, race and politics. In fact, just three days after the 2014 midterm elections Sharpton was invited to the White House to offer advice about how to work with the GOP in the new Congress. In August, President Obama spoke for Sharpton’s National Action Network. The video of Obama’s speech is available on the official White House YouTube page and is watermarked with the WhiteHouse.gov logo.
Regardless of Sharpton’s indisputably long history, partnership and many White House visits to meet with President Obama, recent news of Sharpton’s massive tax bill have Obama administration officials playing dumb.
Or as Al Sharpton calls it, a job well done.
Washington (CNN) — Americans are sharply divided along racial lines as to whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with murder in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday finds.
Fifty-four percent of nonwhites — including blacks, Latinos and Asians — say Wilson should be charged with murder, while just 23% of whites agree. And 38% of whites say Wilson should be charged with no crime at all, while just 15% of nonwhites hold that position.
The poll’s results come as the grand jury prepares to make its decision, with an announcement expected Monday evening.
The vultures continue to circle Brown’s corpse.
The Ferguson grand jury is expected to make an announcement today about whether Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for fatally shooting Michael Brown back in August. Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump was on MSNBC earlier this afternoon talking about the impending decision, and Joy Reid asked him exactly what the family is planning if Wilson is not indicted. […]
“If there’s no indictment, the federal government is investigating the matter, so they will want to know if there’s any federal charges, but if not then the only remedy they will have left is a legal civil matter, and so we’re going to explore every legal avenue to get them some sense of justice.”
Shorter Webb: “I swear I don’t want to see violence, buttttt….”
The President of Sacramento’s NAACP branch has stated that he hopes there will not be violence once the decision in the case of Officer Darren Wilson is handed down, but also asserted that he understands that members of the NAACP community have animosity for police.
Stephen Webb told local Fox affiliate KTXL 40, “We’re hoping if anything, that peace will continue, that the looting the rioting will not happen… We know our local branch is there, working very diligently with community, we’re hoping that we will have a verdict tomorrow and hopefully that verdict will be right.”
…Webb tacitly defended any unrest that might occur, adding, “The unrest, I think you have to walk in their shoes. Walk in the shoes of a person that’s being affected by that community. And we’ve got different examples right here in Sacramento. Even though it wasn’t a law enforcement officer, it was an enforcement officer with Oscar Grant.”
Yeah, Joe, that never happened.
She’d fit right in…
Via Washington Free Beacon:
Former Defense Department official Michele Flournoy, who is considered to be on a short list to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, attacked Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign for recognizing that the decision to withdraw troops from Iraq in 2011 was a “tragic” mistake.
“Governor Romney called the ending of the Iraq War and the bringing of our troops home ‘tragic,’ which is really hard to understand,” Flournoy recited for an Obama campaign video in October 2012. “He wanted to keep our troops there longer, tens of thousands of them.”
“Hey, no one is looking, let’s dump some ridiculous news” — Obama admin every single holiday.
Via Daily Caller:
While Americans are focused on what delicious foods they’re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda — marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday.
The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday — and right before a major holiday.
“It’s become an unfortunate tradition of this administration and others to drop these regulatory agendas late on a Friday and right before a holiday,” Matt Shudtz, executive director of the Center for Progressive Reform, told The Hill newspaper.
I disagree, he unleashed his race-baiting Attorney General Eric Holder on whites in Ferguson.
Via Rebel Pundit:
Which is news to everyone not named Barack Obama.
Via The Hill:
President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he “bent over backwards” to give Congress leeway to pass immigration reform.
On ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said he has issued fewer executive actions than most former presidents “by a long shot.”
“If you ask historians, take a look at the track records of the modern presidency, I’ve actually been very restrained. And I’ve been very restrained with respect to immigration. I bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress to work,” Obama said.
One day they will understand Mooch knows what is best for them.
(WSAW) – Many Marathon middle school students are fed up with their school lunch program and Thursday organized a boycott of the school lunch program to show their disapproval of federal lunch guidelines. In lieu of heading through the lunch line Thursday, students brought packed lunches.
Students at Venture Academy said they’re simply not getting enough to eat during school lunch.
“Lately what I have noticed with our school lunches is probably the portions. They have actually gotten smaller and when I was younger we used to be able to get a lot more food. The younger kids are getting the same amount of food we are, but if we want more we have to pay more money to get double,” explained student Ally Phakitthong.
But Venture Academy isn’t the only school hoping to send a message to the government. Last week, high school student at D.C. Everest did a similar boycott. In October, students in Hartford, Connecticut also boycotted school lunch.
Thursday in Marathon students also signed a letter addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama expressing their concerns about their school lunches.
British SAS are badass in every sense of the word.
Via Daily Mail:
SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Defence sources indicated last night that soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks.
Until now, it had been acknowledged only that the SAS was operating in a reconnaissance role in Iraq and was not involved in combat. But The Mail on Sunday has learned that small groups of soldiers are being dropped into IS territory in RAF Chinook helicopters – to take on the enemy.
The missions have taken place on a near daily basis in the past four weeks and the SAS soldiers have expended so much ammunition that regimental quartermasters have been forced to order a full replenishment of stocks of machine-gun rounds and sniper bullets.
An SAS source said: ‘Our tactics are putting the fear of God into IS as they don’t know where we’re going to strike next and there’s frankly nothing they can do to stop us.