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She is kidding, right?
As Obama's staff rush like chickens in a rain storm to "clarify" his most recent inadvertent truth telling that we have "no strategy" in Iraq and, presumably, no strategy to defeat, much less contain, the genocidal caliphate known as ISIS, his former secretary of state saw fit to pipe up about Ferguson yesterday.
The Inquistr, an online pub, suggested she was trying to catch up with the rhetoric of MSNBC on air staffer Al Sharpton, who said about Ferguson: “This is now a national, central issue, and anyone running for president needs to come up with a formula, or, in my opinion, they forfeit their right to be taken seriously,” he said. “I’m amazed that we’re not hearing from leading candidates… Chris Christie or Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton. I land in New York this morning, and I see Chris Christie dancing with Jamie Foxx.”
Of, course, his man Obama, has already used up the dance cards with celebrities, Jamie Foxx among them, and is now dancing by himself somewhere in oblivion (more below).
Apparently, not to be out-demagogued by Obama's newly appointed diplomat to African Americans, so said by the Huff Post, Hilary Clinton chimed yesterday, “We can do better. We cannot ignore the inequalities that exist in our justice system, inequalities that undermine our most deeply held values of fairness and equality.” Not too worried about lowering herself to the level of Sharpton, she stirred race rhetoric into the as yet unknown shooting facts.
We wondered what exactly she meant by "We can do better." Better at raising kids not to be thugs? Better at keeping kids in school? Better at not accepting sitting around house smoking dope? Better than giving up trying to find a job? Yes, we can do so much better, Hilary, but those things, we humbly suspect, are not on your list of political benefits.
We suggest the American people are so inured by liberal polemics that they are silent on the current genocide in Syria and Iraq and the resulting security threat to the United States. Never mind we had won the war only to give up all our preciously spent blood and treasure in Obama’s callous political bum’s rush out the Iraqui back door.
While ISIS decapitates and starves children in this century’s first genocide, he plays golf and attends a wedding. Our conclusion: Obama has declawed the American Eagle in the face of both genocide and direct threats to our homeland. These are not American values in the face of such mind bending state sponsored cruelty and mass killing not seen since Pol Pot's killing fields.
Meanwhile, it seems, as Obama awaits the time he gets to mercifully leave office, he frolics with fund raisers for his leaky ship of fools.
Obama writer says there was nothing Michael Brown could do to change the outcome
If you had been listening, you heard it more than once. As we entered the “Ferguson era” of race relations these past weeks, paid and interview commentators would often say that racial relations would not “improve” until we had an “honest dialogue” about race in America.
This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joshua Dubois, author of The President’s Devotional, the daily readings that inspired President Obama,” said, “In my view, there is nothing about Michael Brown that (he) could have changed about himself that would have caused him to be alive right now…What would have changed is for Darren Wilson to have not shot Michael Brown.”
At this point, Joe Scarborough injected his praise of MSNBC colleague Al Sharpton (and key player in the shooting aftermath) for now sounding like Bill Cosby in criticizing some of the negative values of black culture. (Aside from wondering if Joe supported Cosby back then, I’m pondering if Sharpton’s shift from his usual ideological drum beat represents a new view among black media activists, especially any employed by MSNBC like Sharpton.)
Dubois’ brain wrinkling remark, inferred and assumed cops just drive up to blacks walking in the street and shoot them down. To be fair, I'm sure that was not his intended meaning, but...
...not one of the MSNBC Morning Joe nodding heads mentioned some of the things Brown possibly could have "changed about himself." These things might have included: not having the proclivity to commit strong-arm robbery of a local merchant just minutes before the shooting and, moreover, not behaving as a neighborhood bully. Other things he could have changed about himself: having the sense to comply with a lawful request from and not openly berate a police officer (nor anyone else), as alleged. Finally, the ultimate thing he could have changed about himself is controlling an apparent hot anger that for whatever reason would propel him to bum rush a police officer and physically attack, again, as alleged.
Nomatter what, the outcome was a fait accompli. The cop simply would have shot him anyway. Mr. Dubois apparently knows this.
Local talker cops to politicos and “experts”
If you left it up to Jake of the nation of, nothing—nada—zilch could be done about the city budget crisis because, well, the experts like Price Waterhouse, financial consultants and city council members are privy to information we can’t possibly neither get nor understand. Besides, its all politics.
New Benghazi/ISIS bombshell for Hillary? Writer says Iran behind Benghazi attack and there was common knowledge ISIS would enter Iraq after Obama removed US forces
Kenneth Timmerman, author of Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi says he interviewed Iranian defectors for years. He argues the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was an Iranian state-sponsored terrorist act carried out by professional fighters, not a video as put forth by the Obama administration. No doubt the Clintons will poopoo it and rely on the media not picking up the story if past is prologue. They gave HillaBam a pass when little attention was paid to the lack of effort to save beseiged and doomed Americans at the consulate. Timmerman alleges Obama went "missing in action" during the attack because he was more interested in a fund raiser in Las Vegas. Timmerman says Clinton ordered a stand down that could have saved the remaining lives at the consulate complex because she did not want to stir the political waters a few weeks before the presidential election. Further, he alleges "everyone" knew about the coming incursion of ISIS into Iraq from Syria a year ago because "...Obama had evacuated our military forces..." More here.
Chelsea Clinton quits $600,000 journo gig
Lest you labor under the rhetorical delusion the Democrats are democratic, stop for a moment and consider: how many rookie journos willing to put in long hours and demanding editors would $600,000 support? That's what Chelsea was paid at none other than NBC for being, well, a Clinton. As any college graduate job seeker, especially in journalism, who will never see a pay check in their chosen field might imagine today: oh but for a family name, political blue blood or otherwise. After 3 years, with reciprical kissy kissies, Chelsea said she gave up her big ticket gig to "prepare for motherhood" and devote more time to the Clinton Foundation. How nauseatingly the right PR thing to say, but the whole thing is probably just to get her out of sight in prep for her mom's big campaign. Nevertheless, the stomach churning sweetness of it all should make every hard working underpaid journalist, rookie or not, want to, what else? Vomit. Surely NBC will make room for Sasha and Malia in the network's mission to bring only the best for American news consumers. CYA disclaimer: Chelsea, Sasha, Malia may very well turn out to be the best. Just like the Bush girls, huh? Perhaps the Clinton pre-campaign will send out a mass apology email to job hunters so they at least don't look like the modern equivalent of the Russian Royalty before the revolution?
Obama's beheading response: inadequate (8.20.14)
Now that ISIS effectively has declared war on the US by beheading an American, the response of the president today was, predictably, inadequate and underwhelming. ISIS gave the president yet another reason to wipe them out. The original reason to eradicate them is they are committing the first genocide campaign of the 21st century. (See Just Kill the Bastards, this page)
Holder's mission to Ferguson: a grandstand (8.20.14)
Attorney General Eric Holder might as well have parachuted into Ferguson with the US Marine Corp Band blaring Hail to the Chief. Not that its not appropriate for an AG to get involved in issues where civil rights really are threatened--Philadelphia, MS '63 comes to mind where FBI agents covered the town. But Ferguson now? Highly unusual. The administration will probably learn once again it should have let things lie and let a grand jury (if the officer is indicted) do its job. His intrusion looks more like political support of mob justice than judicial fairness.
Today, information about the shooting is still coming out, including as yet an unconfirmed report the officer involved had a face injury. Shades of Trayvon?
Obama's latest avoidance: stopping genocide
President Obama has avoidance issues. He avoided, along with then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, coming to the aid of four Americans under active attack in Benghazi. He still avoids: massive NSA surveillance, privacy, govenment overreach, and IRS targeting of private citizens. These while launching into an immigration policy that would reduce salaries and massively add Democratic voters.
The worm turns again on the media
The seduction of what one sees when added to biases is hard to resist, especially for working journalists who are supposed to be just reporting the facts. So we have Don Lemon yesterday giving a spiritual pep talk on CNN to police shooting victim Michael Brown's family to be strong. Perhaps the cable network is banking on their viewers not knowing the difference between facts and opinion. Add in a raised eyebrow, an associative inflammatory phrase, subtle and not so subtle editing and viewers become putty brains. Then add in the president associating the Ferguson shooting with racism and national media can't run fast enough to create a matching narrative.
But now different accounts of the actual shooting event are emerging. Just as with the Trayvon Martin case, the media will have to eat their biased rush to judgement once again.
"Why did the Michael Brown shooting
happen here?" asks the St. Louis Post Dispatch
(8.19.14) With contents you've yet to hear on talk shows and "action news" reports, the St. Louis Post Dispatch Sunday ran a story that uncomfortably probed the Ferguson, MO neighborhood where Michael Brown recently was shot and killed by a police officer. According to the story, high crime and poverty mark this dense area in which arrest data show of 5,384 traffic stops, 686 involved were white and 4,632 were black, "even though whites had a much higher hit rate for contraband."
A man who lives in one of the sprawling subsidised complexes is quoted. "“The women work,” he said of apartment residents. “The guys stay home, smoke dope and walk around harassing people."
The story has implications for all cities where young black men feel rootless, jobless and hopeless. Undoubtedly many city officials everywhere, are wary of Ferguson style eruptions occuring in their urban areas plagued by the same problems. Read the story here.
All giggles in the Vines
(08.16.14) While a Middle East genocide campaign continued and Ferguson blazed, the bubbly splashed for the Dem’s elites at Martha’s Vineyard. The Washington Post’s Phillip Bump, referred to the latter perversely: “Yes, citizens of Ferguson, you may sleep easier tonight knowing that the much-trumpeted party for Vernon Jordan's wife Ann, the party at which Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were supposed to hug, ended amicably. The White House pool report added more detail.”