AL, WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT US?
AL, WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT US?
Fox just reported when reporters asked police why they were not responding to stop the rioters, reporters were told by the officers, “Ask the Mayor”, clearly implying they had been told not to move by the Mayor.
On Saturday, we reported the now-infamous statement from the Mayor about giving the protester/rioters ‘space’ to destroy.
When Republican Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency last night, he also made comment about how he was glad that the Mayor “finally” called him. The National Guard is only arriving this morning. Hogan said that Obama had asked that they exercise “due restraint”.
We heard you the first hundred times you said it.
Via i24 News:
American Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman warned Jewish leaders that if the new Israeli government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backs down from its commitment to a two-state solution, it would be difficult for the United States to stand-up for the Jewish state at the United Nations.
Speaking at a conference of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, Sherman stated that “the US has stood up to efforts to single out Israel internationally” but that “the US will be watching closely how the new Israeli government will address the issue of the two-state solution.”
Sherman warned that the United States, which has stood up against efforts to single out Israel, will have a much tougher time “standing up for Israel internationally” if Netanyahu’s new government should back down from a commitment from a two-state solution.
Secretary of State John Kerry said in March that US President Barack Obama has has remained “committed” to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians.
“The position of the United States with respect to our long expressed hope, the Republicans and the Democrats alike (and) many presidents of the last 50 years or more, has always been for peace and President Obama remains committed to a two-state solution.”
Thanks for the amazing insight, Comrade Chris.
Right to work states, particularly those to the south of Maryland are partly to blame for today’s rioting in Baltimore, Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested tonight as he wrapped an interview via satellite with former NAACP president and former Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.).
“I wish the jobs hadn’t first gone south, congressman, because that’s where they went first. And they went to the right-to-work states, you know where they went, where the unions didn’t have any power. You could get people to work for nothing and the stuff wasn’t that good that was made down there. But that was the first stop on the trip away [of jobs leaving the country].”
Protesters gathered in cities across the U.S. on Tuesday, in the latest round of demonstrations against police violence, misconduct and mistreatment of minority communities.
In New York City, an estimated crowd of 400 participants marched across Brooklyn Bridge, on their way south from Manhattan to Brooklyn. A plainclothes policeman reportedly drew his firearm on a crowd of demonstrators after allegedly being attacked. Both officers and protesters reported injuries in the resulting fracas, which ultimately ended with 42 arrests.
In what has become a common display of disobedience at these demonstrations, protesters also reportedly hopped the bridge’s pedestrian barrier and ran across vehicle lanes, snarling traffic. Similar scenes unfolded at protests around the nation Tuesday, as demonstrators streamed out into major thoroughfares and slowed or blocked cars from passing. These acts are almost always illegal, and the widespread disruption they cause has become a regular point of criticism, particularly from people outside the movement.
These resulting complaints and others, though, often tend to be shortsighted and selfish. Those complaining miss the broader point about why these protests are happening in the first place, and show that some people’s support of this movement is entirely conditional on their not being personally affected by it in any way whatsoever
Just a tad out of touch.
Just disgusting, I hope everyone got out safely. What social justice purpose does this serve?
Fortunately, the center was under construction, and not occupied yet.
Several additional journalists have been attacked.
One, independent journalist, Steve Dorsey who was sent to the hospital, reported many injured people at hospital. Dorsey was attacked, had his phone stolen and suffered a knee injury that will require surgery.
Rick Leventhal and his Fox Crew were just attacked by a group throwing bottles.
Just hours after President Obama used his appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to call for the release of an American journalist held prisoner in Iran, another American held at the same prison was taunted by Iranian prison guards who told him the president did not mention his name, his family said.
The prisoner, Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, called his mother over the weekend from the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, terrified that gaining his release is not a priority for the U.S. government, his family said. Now, in an emotional letter to the White House, Amir’s sister is demanding to know why the president has never said her brother’s name in public. He has been imprisoned for nearly four years.
“He has already been mistreated, abused, and tortured,” writes Sarah Hekmati, Amir’s sister, in a letter to White House counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco. “Now the mental torture continues as he is made to feel that the country he put his life on the line for, the one he defended, and the president he voted for has left him behind and are not actively trying to secure his freedom.”
Oddly enough, Dyson doesn’t place an ounce of blame on the black community’s numerous glaring problems.
While discussing the ongoing riots, MSNBC’s Michael Eric Dyson delivered a lengthy sermon Monday evening connecting the violent actions of some protesters to the Baltimore inner-city community’s long struggle with urban blight, lead poisoning, poor schooling, and wealth disparities.
Asked by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to weigh in on looting and rioting following several days of largely peaceful protests in the name of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, a local resident killed while in police custody, Dyson said all violence is condemnable but added that some context is necessary to understand the current situation.
“The forces of oppression,” Dyson said, “have besieged that urban terrain.” The Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, he added, have contributed to the city’s problem “with their tax exempt status and their being given tremendous goodies to stay in the city” — “the urban blight contrasted to the extraordinary capital for some people.” […]
Dyson later lamented that much of the media coverage will focus on “hooligans” and “thugs,” but will miss larger points he believes need to be heard now that Baltimore is in the spotlight. “What we don’t have commentary about is the theft of capital from these urban post-industrial conditions,” he said. “What we don’t see is the fact that many people live in New York, Pennsylvania, and come to Baltimore and extract revenue from that city and they don’t give back to the communities, and result of there, that’s a sense that these people are disposable.”
So, yes, the violence is unnecessary, Dyson concluded, but what isn’t being said is how if people were to ask the rioters how they could destroy their own buildings, and conceivably their own future prospects, “Many of them would say, ‘We don’t have a future.’”
If there’s one thing we can count on from President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner every year, it’s him making jokes about being Muslim, foreign-born and socialist.
On Saturday, he joked about how busy he is, dealing with immigration, vetoes and Iran — all while finding time to pray five times a day. And then there was the one about how if Bernie Sanders became president, we’d have a “third Obama term after all” (“Apparently, some folks really want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House,” he said).
He got lots of laughs, but if you look back at all of his other routines, you’ll notice he has made similar jokes before. Not just once. Not just twice. Every. Single. Year. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? Here’s a look back at Obama joking about being a socialist Muslim born in Kenya:
“An American won the Boston Marathon for the first time in 30 years, which was inspiring and only fair, since a Kenyan has been president for the last six.”
“Let’s face it, Fox, you’ll miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.”
“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.”
The perpetually outraged feminazis at it again.
People angered by a controversial advert featuring a bikini-wearing model and asking “Are you beach body ready?” are planning a mass demonstration, complaining that the campaign promotes negative body issues.
Thousands of people have signed an online petition for the posters, for Protein World weight-loss products, to be removed from London’s Underground stations. Others have organised a “taking back the beach” protest, set for London’s Hyde Park on Saturday.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it had received 216 complaints with the general nature of complaints being that the ad is “offensive, irresponsible and harmful because it promotes an unhealthy body image”. The ASA said it was “carefully assessing” the complaints to “establish if there are ground for further action”.
More than 44,000 people had signed an online petition at change.org by lunchtime on Monday. Others angered by the ad have shared pictures, using the hashtag #everybodysready, of defaced posters.
The online petition reads: “Protein World is directly targeting individuals, aiming to make them feel physically inferior to the unrealistic body image of the bronzed model, in order to sell their product.
“Perhaps not everyone’s priority is having a ‘beach body’ (by the way, what is that?}, and making somebody feel guilty for not prioritising it by questioning their personal choices is a step too far.
“A body’s function is far more intricate and important than looking ‘beach ready’, so in fact it is Protein World who have confused their priorities, if anyone”.
Disgusting…in more ways than one.
Lena Dunham isn’t the only victim of her sexual assault, and yet despite the fact that her unconscionable behavior resulted in an innocent family man being accused of her rape, the “Girls” creator is still being celebrated and honored as a sexual assault role model at events like this weekend’s Variety’s Power of Women New York Luncheon, and throughout the mainstream media.
Here are the facts:
The tip of the spear of Dunham’s massive public relations campaign around the release of her auto-biography, was the news that she had been raped by a campus Republican.
In the autobiography, which was labeled as non-fiction, Dunham described her rapist using seven completely unnecessary details that immediately identified him — to anyone with five spare minutes and access to Google — as a high-profile and outspoken Republican she attended Oberlin College with during the mid-2000s — a real human being who now has a family, a career, and a Facebook page.
Those matching details included the facts that her rapist…
Is named Barry.
Was an Oberlin College graduate.
Attended Oberlin at the same time she did.
Was a Republican.
Was a prominent campus Republican.
Worked at a school library.
Was a super senior (a 5 year-student).
After the man falsely tagged as her rapist told National Review he was innocent, and that he was under fire by the media and living in constant fear of his name being forever smeared, Lena Dunham did absolutely nothing to clear his name.
Baltimore City Public Schools: "We hope to treat this situation not only as a teachable moment but also a time for thoughtful reflection"
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) April 28, 2015
Seriously? This guy thinks that the looting and rioting is a teachable moment?
Well, maybe it is, for how not to react…
Update: Obama must be jealous.
MSM picking up on what we broke yesterday, that the Mayor of Baltimore said the city had given protesters who wanted to destroy, ‘space’ to do so.
Update: Via Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.
To see what cops have been dealing with from earlier, you can see one cop already injured being taken away around :18 as the rioters continue to attack.
— Breaking News (@Breaking911) April 27, 2015
Not starting curfew until tomorrow? Huh?
Mayor speaking, saying difference between peaceful protesters and those thugs attacking today. They are trying to tear down what so many have fought for, things that will impact our community for years. We are employing every force we can.
Governor declares state of emergency. We will deploy the national guard, there will be a curfew city wide, 10 pm to 5 am. but not starting until tomorrow. This preliminary curfew will last for at least a week. Under 14 by 9pm curfew, already in force.
Also have activated emergency activation response to be prepared for anything that may occur.
Councilman Brandon Scott calling on every able bodied man and woman to stop these people. He said he will go out into the street himself to help.
Commissioner says at least 15 officers have been injured.
Mayor said if Al Sharpton wants to come, he is welcome.
Looting is continuing, but police rapid response seems to be improving.
Pastors marching to try to stop violence. Nation of Islam members were standing between rioters and police trying to tell rioters to stop.
— Mary Bubala (@MaryWJZ) April 27, 2015
Damn bitter clingers!
Carter meeting with Hamas? No way!
Former U.S. Democratic President Jimmy Carter will travel to the Gaza Strip on Thursday and meet with officials from Hamas, the Jihadist terror organization that rules the Palestinian territory.
“Carter will arrive in Gaza on Thursday through the [Israeli-controlled] Erez border crossing to meet with leading Hamas officials,” a Palestinian security spokesperson told Anadolu Agency, a news outlet based in Turkey.
Carter, 90, will meet with the Hamas military chief Ismail Haneya, Xinhua reports.
He will attempt to seek reconciliation between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, the latter which rules the Palestinian areas of the West Bank. Carter has urged Saudi officials to help with his mediation efforts.
“Carter has lately met with prominent Saudi officials and urged their intervention to achieve reconciliation between Palestinian factions, which was welcomed by Riyadh,” a Hamas spokesperson told Anadolu Agency. “The Saudi government has begun preparations for mediation between the two movements to reach a ‘Mecca II’ agreement,” the spokesperson added.
Carter plans to arrive in the region on Thursday for a 3-day tour of Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. His request to meet with Israel’s President and Prime Minister was denied. In refusing to meet with the 39th U.S. President, both offices cited his anti-Israel, pro-Hamas sentiments.