False Hope And Chump Change Meet Joe Columbo In Ferguson

“That’s retarded… sir.” Last night the Missouri town of Ferguson erupted with looters, arsonists, and other thugs in full control of the streets. Ferguson’s black residents and black Americans throughout the nation should have rioted in celebration that a thug was removed from their presence.

Mostly black looters, arsonists and other assorted thugs were joined last night by dumb white people who protested the death of thug Mike Brown in demonstrations across the nation. After these white people marched in solidarity with a criminal properly dispatched to Hell by a good police officer they went home to their safe neighborhoods and well policed protection. (We’ll hear more from the police officer tonight Open thread: Darren Wilson speaks.)

Our thoughts as we watched well educated black commentators on television last night and idiot white (mostly) liberals last night mourn the death of a thug and the just resolution of a police officer who did his job well were with the victims of the thugs.

It is the decent law abiding black people trapped within a majority that views thug behavior as somehow heroic that we worry about. The decent blacks terrorized by other black thugs are the ones that we thought of as the “Season’s Greetings” sign on the streets of Ferguson was obscured by the smoke of fire. It’s a perspective that has not been mentioned with the love and dedication afforded to the black behemoth who was shot dead.

We’ve seen this story before of course. We first wrote about Ferguson and linked the narrative arc to the lies and propaganda of Big Media during the Trayvon Martin follies. But the history of Ferguson and thug Mike Brown goes far deeper in history than the relatively recent Trayvon Martin death.

And no, we’re not referring to the history of blacks in America, nor slavery, nor any of the other nonsense excuses found by white mostly liberals to excuse black thug behavior. This is not even a reference to rap music and the “gangsta” style of dress that emerged from prison culture. No the roots of Mike Brown sink much deeper than any of that.

Throughout American history (and history of most countries – think Ned Kelly of Australia) ethnic groups have lionized the criminal element of their own tribe. Think Jesse James, Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, to see that this criminal worship is not a 21st century black phenomenon.

That great poet/singer Bob Dylan stirred some controversy a few decades back because he wrote a ballad to the gangster thug Joe Gallo. “Crazy” Joe Gallo and his brother “Kid Blast” in Dylan’s song “Joey” are explained by Dylan as most sympathetic characters. You’ll have to read the lyrics to understand how absurd this musical hagiography is. Joey, Joey Why did they have to come and blow you away?



The Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, Mani Neri, the Five Families, Godfathers, whatever you call these criminal organizations the bottom line was that their first and biggest victims were fellow Italians. In America these hoods became mythic figures.

One of the most mythic thugs of recent vintage was John Gotti. After Gotti’s death his wife and kids starred in a reality show called “Growing Up Gotti”. But before the “Dapper Don” there were other famous hoods. Capone was one of the most legendary of these thugs. Capone’s public image as an opera aficionado and benefactor to charities made him seem at times to be saintly.

But the cake, candles, and flour mill was taken via audacity by the astounding Joseph Columbo:

The crowd cheered when they spotted Joseph Colombo, the founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, emerging from his car and making his way through the throng on foot. Oddly enough, Joe Colombo was the reigning boss of the New York crime family that bore his name. For some inexplicable reason, the leagues supporters didnt see the irony.

Colombo had started the league the year before to retaliate against what he considered unfair harassment from the FBI. On April 30, 1970, Colombos son Joseph Jr. had been arrested for melting down quarters, dimes, and nickels for their silver content, hoping to earn more than the face value of the coins. As mob expert Jerry Capeci points out, the arrest was a pressure tactic aimed at the young mans father, but Joe Colombo cried foul and impetuously struck back by sending a gang of his men to picket FBI headquarters in Manhattan.

But picketing alone wasnt enough for Colombo. He soon declared that he was forming the Italian-American Civil Rights League to address the issue of discrimination against his people. To the amazement of law-enforcement officials, thousands of law-abiding Italian-Americans took up the cry, sending in their ten-dollar membership fees to the organization in droves. Fearing reprisals from Italian-American voters, local politicians voiced their support. Within a matter of weeks, the league became a force of nature.

Fifty thousand people attended the first rally at Columbus Circle on June 29, 1970. The mob ordered the docks closed for the day so that union members could attend. Stores in Italian neighborhoods around the city also closed in honor of the occasion. The huge outpouring of popular support for the league had its effect. United States Attorney General John Mitchell and New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller declared that the term Mafia would no longer be used within their jurisdictions.

The league named Joe Colombo its Man of the Year in May of that year, even though in March he had been slapped with a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for lying on his application for a real-estate brokers license. The sentence was delayed pending appeal, and Colombo stepped up his efforts to promote the League. He even appeared on the Dick Cavett Show, a popular late-night television talk show, to discuss anti-Italian-American discrimination. [snip]

By the time the second annual rally rolled around, Joe Colombo, the self-appointed civil rights leader, was walking on thin ice. As he made his way through the crowd on that summer day in 1971, he undoubtedly realized that he had ruffled some feathers, but apparently he didnt know how badly hed ruffled them. The knives were already out.



Joe Columbo was “a family man”. It’s rumored that another family man, “Crazy” Joe Gallo who years earlier had kidnapped Columbo as recounted in the Dylan song, gets the credit for offing Joe Columbo, the great civil rights leader.

As the Columbo saga demonstrates Italian-Americans have long lionized their criminal element. Scottish-Americans, Chinese-Americans, German-Americans, Russian-Americans, you name the ethnic group or race and at some point the thugs and criminals get lionized by their own. The difference is that these groups have learned their lessons and understand that the criminals are criminals, and are but a small part of their larger communities, even if there is still some residual soft love for the rogues.

The problem in Ferguson is that many black Americans don’t seem to understand that Mike Brown was a thug. Mike Brown was not a hero or civil rights icon to the store owner he stole from.

In Ferguson, the community should have celebrated the death of a thug that preyed on their community. Instead there is all sorts of blather about how this innocent child was killed.

Instead of cheers for the cop that saved a baby’s life just before his encounter with Mike Brown the calls from the black community of Ferguson was for a lynching. In order to profit in the November elections the black community of Ferguson was aided and abetted by Barack Obama and Eric Holder:

Consider: Barack Obama plotted to exploit the riots in Ferguson to distract the country from his many international blunders and failures back to a strategy he believes will help in November’s elections. Yup, Obama thought he could get back to race-baiting to gin up what little remains of his “base” to get them to the November polls. Score another failure for Obama.

Ferguson did not cooperate and awarded Obama another failure. The riots – looting – Molotov cocktails – continued. In fact after Obama made his first statement on Ferguson the situation got worse. It’s even worse now and the National Guard has been called out. The governor did not even bother to tell Obama he was calling out the Guard.

Now the hapless Nobel Peace Prize winner is sending race-baiter commander Eric Holder to Ferguson for no reason at all other than to race-bait and elevate the racial animus.

It was false HOPE served up to the black community by Barack Obama:

Obama and Holder stoked division, strife and anger in Ferguson, culminating in last night’s violence.

Sure, President Obama called for calm in Ferguson. But that was after the damage was done. Calls for calm came after Attorney General Eric Holder tripped the time bomb during his visit to Ferguson by meeting with activists and agitators and assuring them the administration was on their side against the police.

When Holder complained about the police, when Obama talked about problems with policing in the United States, everyone understood the administration’s loyalties.

President Obama’s call for calm in Ferguson provided the administration deniability that the administration bore any responsibility for the riots, even after Holder flooded the zone with swarms of FBI agents and Civil Rights Division lawyers to investigate the police.

The Obama administration led their legions to believe that if Officer Wilson was not charged, it was due to racial injustice, racial injustice Obama would help remedy one way or another. Holder and Obama made the protesters think their cause was just and correct.

Instead of the truth – Mike Brown was a thug and the community should be thankful this thug is gone – Obama turned Mike Brown into a civil rights hero. Joe Columbo redux. White, mostly liberal, idiots convinced themselves they were at a seance for little girls killed in a church bombing circa 1960s instead of a mob funeral for a thug.

The problem in Ferguson is not one of black versus white. It is a problem of criminal outlaws against a lawful society. The criminals who prey on the innocent and the weak (and the old) should be removed from the society not praised.

The story of Mike Brown is a cheap dime store novel version of the Joe Columbo saga. Neither man was a civil rights icon. They were both thugs. They have been removed. We should all rejoice.

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164 thoughts on “False Hope And Chump Change Meet Joe Columbo In Ferguson

  1. The Night of the Thug in Ferguson, Sponsored by Barack Obama and Eric Holder. More thugs.

    Thuggery and Failure.

  2. Its too damned bad that Stepasshole could not have switched places with the officer. In that case, Step would have gone through all is conscientious objection while standing on the track with a freight train coming, regaled us with his Hamlet routine–to shoot or no to shoot. And in that case, the man who could have been O’bama’s other son, would have ran Step down and killed him with no remorse. In that case, there would have been no Holder, not Sharpton, no riots etc. and no riveting interest in the story. And, as an added bonus, big media would have gotten the outcome they deserve for fomenting riots. Okay, I admit it, I like Frank Capra movies, and am a sucker for a happy ending. Obama comes out of this thing looking like what he is: a race baiter, who uses the mob to threaten society, and then tells us we are a nation of laws–except where he is concerned.

  3. Wilson did an excellent job in that interview. It was very important to stick to his story and avoid invitations to free thinking second thoughts and all that happy horseshit. But if he had had a change to think about this in advance, because this was an obvious question—could you have done anything different which would have avoided this “tragedy” (his words not mine), he could have said, sure.

    I could have skipped work that day.

    I could have ignored a suspicious individual who had just robbed a convenience store.

    I could have have driven away when he attacked me.

    I could have hidden out and waited for the cavalry, while this individual threatened others.

    George, you are a pundit.

    You are not trained to defend yourself and enforce the law.

    And given your puny frame and lippy persona I think you are all mouth and gutwind.

    I am a police officer.

    Do you know what a police officer is George?

    He is someone who is hired and trained to protect the public.

    Even little rat bastards like you George.

    The public expects a police officer to deal with deadly force George.

    And that is what I did, based on the training I was given.

    The grand jury decision validates this.

    So why is it that little cocksuckers like you cannot leave it at that?

    You want the action don’t you.

    And you want the narrative.

    In fact, the big media cabal in New York writes the narrative before they even have the facts.

    And your job is to report only those facts that support it.

    Right George.

    I have a question for you:

    Matt Lauer makes 19 million per year from misleading the public.

    How much do you make boy George?

  4. The NET published the Policeman’s address.

    May they rot in hell.

    ————
    The publishers of NET are assuming a big risk. They are enabling the thugs who everyone saw burning buildings, and setting police cars on fire to hunt down and quite possibly murder the policeman and his family. If that did happen, then they would claim they are protected by the first amendment and the public has a right to know where the policeman lives, just as they would a child molester. If that is what they believe they are getting bad legal advice. No one, with the possible exception of the late Justice Hugo Black thinks the first amendment is absolute, and the law is well settled that it does not give someone–even a news organization the right to falsely scream fire in a crowded theater. If what they clearly intend were to happen, then they would be charged–and convicted of second degree murder, with a sentence no less than 15 and no more than 25 years. As I say, the publishers of NET are assuming a big risk here.

  5. gonzotx
    November 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm
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    You will appreciate the fact that I modeled that narrative partly on the dialogue of Sheriff Jarrod Maddox in the movie Lawman–where Lancaster explains the difference between a law man and a cow hand, and why it doesn’t matter who is faster, the lawman could “kill him if he wanted to” etc. You mentioned at one point that this was one of your favorite movies.

  6. Well, Chuck Schumer, aka the slimiest greaseball in Congress, the man whose handshake is like shaking hands with a jelly donut, the man who you never want to get between when there is a camera in the room because he will rush toward it with blinding speed, and the man who lets blue haired old ladies who just adore him to pinch his cheek while he pretends to enjoy it—that Chuck Schumer is now saying that Obamacare was a mistake. Oh well that’s okay Chuck you low life bastard, you and your fellow dims destroyed our health care system with this toxic legislation, just as you destroyed our labor markets for working class people and strained our safety nets to the point of breaking, because you wanted to dumb down the electorate to create perpetual power, but now you say I’m sorry. Do you really think that will save you? Maybe in NY. But as dirty of a business as politics is, there comes a point where even the most cynical observers start to puke. Your name and your picture evokes that sort of response.

    Chuck Schumer quietly starts distancing Democrats from Obama for 2016

    By: Moe Lane (Diary) | November 25th, 2014 at 10:00 PM | 5

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    I’m just going to summarize it: Senator Chuck Schumer today ever-so-casually indicated that working first on Obamacare was a mistake; that, in fact, Congress should have instead worked on pretty much anything else besides Obamacare; and that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)himself opposed starting first on Obamacare, but all those Obama supporters in the Obama administration were so adamant that Obamacare be put in place right away.

    If Chuck Schumer is useful for any one thing it’s in determining just how toxic a politician and/or government program can be. Based on this article, Barack Obama and his signature** political accomplishment are quite toxic indeed. And it’s not even 2015 yet! If Barack Obama’s a lame duck now, imagine how useless he’s going to be a year from now***.

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

    PS: (As this post was being put in the queue) Apparently this was not received well.

    Get used to it, ye administration officials. Get used to it.

    *Not that I care, because it’s Chuck Schumer and he deserves it.

    **There’s a certain irony there, given that Barack Obama’s initial contribution to Obamacare was literally just his signature. But Obama certainly owns it now, hey? Every jot and tittle.

    ***I am admittedly being a bit too gleeful in my anticipation in seeing how Barack Obama reacts to the sight of the eventual Democratic candidate supplanting him in the media’s eyes. And before anybody says The media won’t permit any Democrat to outshine Barack Obama: oh, would that that was correct. 2016 would be a cakewalk for us if that happens.

  7. gonzotx
    November 25, 2014 at 10:50 pm
    I just loved Burt Lancaster Wbb!
    ————–
    He was a truly fine actor.

    You do not see many like that today–at least I don’t.

    Oh, there are a few I suppose—like Al Pacino, Daniel Day Lewis, et. al.

    Why do you suppose that it?

    Part of it has to do with the demise of the studio system.

    Part of it has to do with the fact that whether we realize it or not we are imprinted with the software of what we grew up with.

    Lancaster, Douglas, Stewart, Guinness, McGoohan, et. al. could capture and hold your interest—and hold it.

    They were credible in ways that Matt Damon, Robert deNiro, Tom Cruz and their ilk clearly are not.

    And it aint their politics.

    Lancaster was close to the communist party and by the 1950s he was the head of the ACLU in southern California.

    But that did not seem to matter–it was his acting we were interested in.

    He was a real athlete and served with the circus.

    In acting he was like Gayle Sayers in football—he had the moves.

    On that note I was watching some old videos of Gayle before he got injured in ’68—Papa Bear George Halas knew what he had.

    But there was a depth to their acting those stars of the prior era which is hardly ever replicated today.

    Or maybe old age is catching up with me.

  8. Indeed Admin, and I saw part of this drama played out tonight, outside of where I work.

    A little parade of people, singing and holding candles in a paper cup, carrying their own little home made signs about Brown’s death. They were not violent, there were 30 of them from 40 to early twenties. The strangest thing what that the leader of the group was the oldest, a black guy about 42, one black woman about 40…and everyone else was white and in their twenties and thirties. The black man was leading them around, all the little white sheep thought they were accomplishing something in the dark. It is so typical of Northern Calif where I work.

  9. gonzotx
    November 25, 2014 at 8:38 pm
    What a piece of shit George Stepasshole is.

    ——————
    I agree, George was trying to get the cop to say he felt guilty, maybe something could have been done to prevent it.

  10. I agree, George was trying to get the cop to say he felt guilty, maybe something could have been done to prevent it.
    —————————–

    It is more than that.

    It is the clash between two completely different culture systems.

    White liberals—like George Stephanopolis (Greek for stops and poops a lot) lead comfortable lives, reside in gated communities, have no direct contact with the criminal class and do not have to contend with the logic of violence which says what is yours is yours (including your life) only as long as you can defend it. White liberals do not worry about the falling capacity of government to maintain law and order under a president who actively encourages lawless behavior just as the schlockmeisters of Hollywood revel in it. Consequently, they are free to engage in epidemiological deliberations about a life and death situation, to call it a tragedy and obsess over what the can learn from this, other than the fact it happened. They aspire to the roll of a football coach analyzing the game long after the goal posts have been torn down. They fail to realize that when the issue is survival, the mind does not deliberate it reacts by primitive instinct.

    The culture of the slum is entirely different. It survives on drugs, delusion and an imperial culture that surrounds. Violence is king, street cred means everything, the only mortal sin is ratting out one of your own. Criminals are connoisseurs of power. Not for nothing did Justice Holmes in an article entitled The Path of the Law (1895): if you want to know what the law is, don’t ask a judge, ask a thief. White liberals do not understand that world therefore they glorify it through songs, movies, novels and verse, like the virgins who gather outside the death house holding candles and hoping to marry Richard Speck.

    A recent example of this “clash of cultures” as I call it, came when Jake Tapper now with CNN who believes in gun control, and all the other poses of a spoiled and pampered pet of the DC establishment came to interview the ranger who survived an attack upon his army unit in Afghanistan, and told him oh that was such a waste of life. The ranger became incensed, and rightly so. He came right back at Jake, and his subtle, perhaps unintended questioning of the military ethos, and told him look we believe in this country and this country sent us over there to do a job, and to protect people like you etc. Don’t try to tell a man who has lost close friends and colleagues that it was all a big waste. Don’t you dare. Tapper was taken aback. He is a product of a protected culture. The quintessential yuppie. He has never had to contend for his life on the battlefield or in some dark alley.

  11. 10 Questions Citizens of #Ferguson Should Ask Outside Agitators:

    It’s all fun and games until you burn down a damn city. The citizens of Ferguson should ask the outside agitators some questions before they let them continue to burn down their community…

    Where do you live? It would be nice to know that the people burning down your city will also be there when the destruction smolders. If they live in a gated community a thousand miles away, why are you letting them burn down your economy?
    How can they afford to be full time protestors? You don’t get paid to protest…or do you? Have you asked the protesters where they get their salary and what is the purpose of that salary? Has anyone offered you payment for time spent?
    What is your economic plan after the Ferguson protest? Now that the city is on fire, how do you plan to rebuild? Will it be private ownership that empowers the people or will Ferguson move to a more government-controlled structure like Detroit?
    Now that violence is a standard in Ferguson, from the police and protesters, who is going to protect the citizens caught in the crossfire? Gun sales in the Ferguson area have tripled in the last few months. Will it be incumbent upon the people to protect themselves?
    It’s going to take a lot of local tax money to repair all the damages caused to small business and public locations, are you going to contribute to local economy over and beyond what you have destroyed? You have proven your point, will you stay and be apart of cleaning up your anger and bitterness or will we have to live with it for a generation?
    You are telling me America is ruled by an oppressive government…but aren’t you the same people telling me to trust that government for my housing, food, healthcare, education, cell phone, etc? Don’t you think it’s dangerous to bite the hand that feeds you…while continuing to beg for scraps from their table?
    This is a black and white issue. White protesters; who said you, were an acceptable white? Do you have a white privilege null and void card to show proof you are really down for the cause? I mean, if you have a couple thousand in the bank and daddy’s credit card, you look like a 1%er to me.
    I’m asking this question for a friend…Why is it that every time Al Shartpon and his ILK show up, the media comes, but no actual change follows? You pop your head in, burns some shit down, the media displays them in full grandeur, and you leave the communities with nothing but heartbreak and anger?
    Do you think the events of Ferguson have cemented Progressive propaganda for an entire generation? We’re friends here, you can be honest. You have kept racism alive and well for an entire generation, are you proud? Which riot, or burning down of a city, will you relate Ferguson to when you tell the story of your battle in the Civil Rights movement?
    Was this a victory? Did you show America the value of black lives by burning down a damn city? Did you show black kids the value of hard work by looting? Did you explain 2nd amendment rights and RESPONSIBLITIES while you were shooting at police officers? Is this what you really think black America looks like?
    And this point, I’ll drop the mic and walk away. There is no scenario where burning down your own shit is acceptable. PERIOD.

    http://www.ctghq.org/commentary/10-questions-citizens-ferguson-should-ask-outside-agitators

  12. The South Bronx at midnight and the battlefields of Afghanistan have much in common: life there is nasty brutish and short–as Hobbs described the state of nature.

  13. VotingHillary
    November 26, 2014 at 2:31 am
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    When they burn down a city, the key is to not rebuild it.

    When you run a cartage operation at JFK airport, it is unwise to hire people from Ozone Park—Gotti’s home town.

    Its like the Spanish proverb descriptive of Rita Hayworth: take what you will from life—and pay for it.

  14. There’s something wrong with the far lefties who turn a street hood into a martyr.

    It’s not so unusual that very young “adults” of the far left mindset would use the Ferguson issue, which was not relevant or applicable to their firmly held belief that most whites are prejudiced against people of color, as proof that sweeping generality they so want to believe is right. Don’t bother them with facts, please -not facts that confirm some black people do bad things, not because white people mistreated them, but simply because they’re criminals.- just as there are whites do bad things simply because they’re criminals.

    The other fact these young ideologues do not want to be bothered with is that sometimes white cops are justified in arresting – and yes, possibly, even killing a black criminal who is threatening him, who has just threatened others, robbed from others, and sooner rather than other, might kill others – other blacks included.

    These young liberals would do well to heed their own message. Don’t judge other people based solely ‘n of the color of their skin.

    We know about the hubris of the young. They’re passionate about their beliefs . They know they’re right and the rest of us are just too ignorant to understand what’s happening today and how blacks are being oppressed by whites. The little idiots don’t know that many many moderate and right wing whites worked for and supported the Civil Rights Movement, before they were born. Probably, most of us here, I would guess, when we were Democrats in the other Democratic Party did so.

    But what about the older fools. Are they stuck in this developmental stage with the young and the feckless? They should be able to think more critically. They should know that a person can and should support equality and civil rights for all, but that doing so does not require them to pretend that every member of the race or group whose civil rights they’re so passionate about is perfect and blameless – and if they’re not, it’s not their fault, it’s the fault of the whites.

    How in the hell does the attitude of the far lefties help African Americans or any other group. When people break the law they get punished. The fear of punishment is the sole reason some people don’t do more things wrong. Punishment for misbehavior to prevent the behavior from continuing to happen is not a crazy or weird concept. Every parent knows you reward the behavior you want to promote, an punish the behavior you want to extinguish. It’s a Pavlovian thing. It should be applied fairly and dispassionately, and at the appropriate time. But, when done right, it teaches a child where the boundaries are and which lines not to cross.

    Why would grown people, regardless of how far to the left they are, decide before even one fact was known about this case, that the cop was totally to blame and that he essentially murdered Brown. There was nothing to base that assumption on. It blows the mind. I get why Barack wanted to stir racial tension. I don’t get why otherwise reasonably intelligent people would try to find, hope to find, and eventually fabricate a reason to believe the Brown killing was an act of racially motivated police violence.

  15. Race-baiting madness:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2849736/Church-attended-Michael-Brown-s-family-destroyed-Monday-night-s-protests.html

    Protestors torched Michael Brown family’s church during Monday night’s Ferguson protests as pastor blames white supremacists

    Missouri church attended by Michael Brown’s father family was one of a dozen or so buildings burned to the ground during Monday night’s protests
    While the majority of buildings destroyed were in downtown Ferguson, the Flood Christian Church is located some three miles away
    Pastor Carlton Lee said he believes that white supremacists rather than protesters were to blame for the destruction
    ‘I’m very vocal in regards to the Michael Brown case,’ said Lee, who claims to have received 71 death threats

  16. Freespirit, maybe this will shut up those that contrary to reality continue to extol the wonders of ObamaCare:

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/schumers-obamacare-mea-culpa-1416960209

    Schumer’s ObamaCare Mea Culpa
    The Senator admits the law has been disastrous for Democrats.

    Now that 28—soon probably 29—of the 60 Senate Democrats who voted for ObamaCare are out of office, one of the surviving believers is confessing a crisis of faith. New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s striking remarks on Tuesday suggest that the church of ObamaCare is losing congregants even in the front pews.

    Speaking at the National Press Club, the influential Senate leader identified the decline of middle-class incomes as the defining challenge of the age. Democrats can only win elections, Mr. Schumer said, as “the pro-government party”—and ObamaCare is undermining that larger political project.

    The Senator called the law a distraction from the “middle-class-oriented programs” his party should have pursued after 2008: “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem: health-care reform.”

    Mr. Schumer said he still supported the entitlement’s goals, but “it wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs.” We’re glad he’s finally taking our advice from 2009-2010.

    This mea culpa is especially notable because it suggests the wall of implacable liberal opposition to reopening the health-care debate is starting to crack. Democrats have heretofore refused to acknowledge any failing in the law beyond the website rollout fiasco. Endangered Democratic incumbents tried to hold that line this year, and five of them will soon be unemployed.

    Mr. Schumer’s response is to tell his colleagues to compose “a symphony” that includes liberal themes other than ObamaCare. Maybe this means that even the law’s media horn section will start to play different notes.

    Ever the politico, Mr. Schumer put the problem to Democrats in terms crass enough for them to understand—“only a third of the uninsured are even registered to vote,” he said, and only “about 5% of the electorate” benefits from the entitlement. “To aim a huge change in mandate at such a small percentage of the electorate made no political sense.”

    Mr. Schumer is still missing the crucial point. ObamaCare is not merely a disaster for big government but a disaster of big government. The law is unpopular because its mandates, taxes and central planning are harming the economy and the insurance and medical care of average Americans.

    But with President Obama in twilight, Mr. Schumer is signaling that Democrats could break up the congressional phalanx dedicated to protecting Mr. Obama’s legacy at the expense of the rest of their economic agenda. If they’re concluding that ObamaCare also endangers their own electoral prospects, they may be open to repealing the more destructive planks or making other changes over White House objections.

    Mr. Schumer is a leading Democratic ideologist, so perhaps he’s even front-running the Hillary campaign. Republicans should test the limits of his new health-care reform realism in the next two years.

    We’ve written extensively on how to build and grow a political party and it seems Chuck has joined our choir – even as for years he and his ilk have publicly stated the opposite of what we have advised. Hillary, take note, we are correct.

  17. I swear, Admin. Chuckie has a chameleon like quality that would put the real reptile to shame. He can change his Obama-lovin skin in a hot second.

    Maybe Chuck is considering a 2016 run? Doubtful, but he’s moving in the right direction for it.

  18. At this point, if Hillary does come out against obamacare, immigration, she will look like a chameleon. Yes I know there are nuances….but, really?
    She has dug her hole…

  19. Chuck Schumer..oh boy…what chutzpah..

    now that the writing is clearly written on the wall

    now that the deceptive scam they rammed thru in the dark of night with funny Senate control methods has been exposed

    now that the dirty little secret that the dims thought the people were stupid and would just continue to buy into their scam…and then get penalized what little money they actually earn to be withheld by the IRS and get nothing in return…has been exposed and their spokesman, Mr Gruber or Mr. Grubber is about to go under oath and questioned by the Congress

    now that Democratic Senators have been dropping like flies for being complicit in this Oscam and they are back in the minority

    now that the Supreme Court is about to take a much closer look at the Ocare scam hoisted on the American people

    now that the American people are fighting back and exposing this mess that caused them to lose their doctors

    lose access to a hospital

    leave rural communities without doctors or hospitals for care with these useless insurance policies

    expose them to ridiculously high premiums and deductibles that make the insurance useless because of out of pocket costs they cannot afford and under the threat of penalities because they cannot afford this useless insurance

    and because the dirty little secret of the cozy partnership between O and the Dims and their protection of the insurance companies over protection of the struggling middle class is being exposed…

    because of the obvious now Schumer makes his confession…

    ***********************

    How do the dims expect to be trusted….

    especially since they have not learned…

    now instead of putting their attention on what Schumer said:

    Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs

    …instead of working for the middle class needs…O and the Dims have just forced illegal immigration rights for over 5 million illegal immigrants

    yeah, the Dims are sure on the right tract…not! they don’t freaking get it anymore

    Hillary I hope you are opening your eyes and listening with your ears…get off this path…

  20. Why do they cherry pick?

    Simple.

    Allen West has got it right.

    Holder and Obama and the New York Times have a pre existing agenda, and this incident serves that agenda;

    Again, here is Christian Adams:

    When the mob thinks Obama is on the mob’s side, the mob will be on the side of Obama. This is a president schooled in the art of flexing left-wing mob muscle. For decades, mobs have been useful to Obama’s cause of fundamental transformation.

    Consider a 1988 mob in Chicago. Obama, according to Stanly Kurtz in his book Radical in Chief, was deeply involved in a group called UNO that “favored civil disobedience and tactics that went to extremes.” In a demonstration that Obama helped plan, a mob of one-hundred activists burst into a private boardroom where bank officials were discussing plans to develop a landfill with Waste Management Corporation. Obama and his UNO gang delivered their message of opposition and intimidation

    When Eric Holder was at Columbia, Holder helped a mob take over the Navy ROTC office until the demand was met that it be renamed the “Malcom-X lounge.”

    Michelle Obama, dressed all in black, helped a mob take over the dean’s office at Harvard Law School to demand that the administration hire professors on the basis of race.

    Mobs, to these people, are sometimes seen as partners, not threats.

    On cue, the so-called civil rights groups like the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights sent out press releases blaming the police, not the rioters. Barbara Arnwine, like Holder, blames the police:

    The decision not to indict “raises serious questions about how communities of color nationwide are treated by our criminal justice system. We call upon elected officials and law enforcement to raises serious questions about how communities of color nationwide are treated by our criminal justice system. We call upon elected officials and law enforcement to establish policies and procedures that will put an end to bias against people of color. Police brutality, especially against minority communities, is a national crisis and requires a national response.

  21. Here is a fond tribute to Governor Nixon (D-Mo) for the remarkable restraint and quiet heroism he and his fellow democrats displayed in letting violent and senseles events take their natural course, not engaging in racial profiling, and just letting the mob burn down the buildings and not deploying the Missouri National Guard. I nominate that useless cowardly cocksucker for the Dane-Geld award, which Obama and Holder can present to him in a Rose Garden ceremony for serving their nefarious agenda:

    It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
    “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

    And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
    That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
    And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: —
    “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: —

    “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!”

  22. Sharyl has confirmed the existence of a group in New York who control the news put out by big media–what is reported, what is sensationalized and what is ignored. The have a pre existing agenda, and ANYTHING that works against the agenda is routinely censored. What the public gets is a highly distorted view, and a slow steady loss of freedom and liberty at the hands of this cabal. This is hermetically sealed group who hold the same economic statust, the same Ivy League education, and the same values, who socialize together and conspire to produce the same news. This is why if you surf the channels you will see all the big media networks reporting the same stories with the same slant–some might say bias. It is also why many reporters–the good ones as opposed to the whores like Brokaw, Pelley, Step and Fetch it, and now we learn even Bob Schiefer, hate their jobs, want to get their stories published, bristle at the cover-ups and wish they could get a job at FOX News, or some other news organization that was willing to tell the truth. This is not a new phenomenon, we learn. In fact it goes all the way back to the NY Times Moscow bureau chief who covered up Stalin’s genocidal actions during the 1930’s and is successor who hid the truth about Fidel.
    At one time the public could not accept the fact that there was a Mafia. Today, we know there is/was. Today, most people believe it is tin foil hat stuff to posit the existence of a cabal, bent on destroying this nation, and dumbing down the population. Any one who is inclined to dismiss this possibility, needs to read Sharyl’s book. Or, they can choose to remain a fool–and trouble the living stream.
    ————–

    The New York Times and the Members of the Ferguson Hall of Shame.

    That the photograph of Walter Duranty — the New York Times Moscow correspondent who deliberately whitewashed Stalin’s 1930s forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians and won the Pulitzer for it — still is on the newspaper’s wall of fame with their other prize winners is apparently no aberration. The New York Times has no moral center. In fact, it’s despicable. On November 24, they published the home address of Officer Darren Wilson.

    By now most of America knows who Wilson is — the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer exonerated for the murder of Michael Brown, the supposed 6′ 6″, three-hundred-pound “gentle giant” who was reportedly on his way to college, but it turns out was holding up convenience stores and trying to grab Wilson’s gun and bashing him in the face all while the officer was sitting in his police car. We also all know the reaction of some of the angrier members of the Ferguson community and those omnipresent “outside agitator” dime-store anarchists to the grand jury announcement — cars torched, minority businesses burned down, looting, gunfire, freeways blocked, etc., etc. A lot of out-of-control mayhem from L.A. to NY with racial hatred fanned at every turn. The NYT apparently doesn’t give a shit (excuse the French, but it’s merited). In the midst of all this, they print Wilson’s address. It was to them “all the news that’s fit to print.” Who cares what might happen to the cop and his family? He’s just a cop, after all, and a white one at that. Definitely not a member of the elite — not bon type, bon genre. (Maybe someone should do a country song — “Two thousand miles from Zabar’s.”)

    So much for that newspaper. They’re cancer.

    Not quite cancer but pretty bad is Jay Nixon, the governor of Missouri. Not only did he attempt to prejudge the case, calling for Wilson’s head like some minor league Robespierre months before there was any evidence, but then, on the night of the grand jury announcement, after having brought in the National Guard, he goes completely AWOL and doesn’t use the Guards at all, leaving the poor store owners of Ferguson to fend for themselves, not to mention the police. Everyone got to watch the results on TV.

    Peter Kinder, the vice governor of Missouri, wants to know what happened. Why no Guards, when they were all set to go? Did the word come down from the White House or the Department of Justice to keep the Guards out? Nixon didn’t answer, just accused Kinder of playing politics. (At least he didn’t play the race card, but that would be hard, white man to white man…. although it’s possible.) So we don’t know… yet.

    And then there’s Brown’s stepfather who looks about five years older than Brown himself and exhorted the crowds to “Burn the bitch down.” Geraldo wants him indicted, which says a lot. To me he’s a minor player.

    And finally there’s the Revered Al, a character straight out of the pages of Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man. A demagogue with the ear of the president and attorney general, he’s no minor player. No wonder he hasn’t been collared for the 4.5 million in back taxes his various organizations are said to owe. O’Reilly thinks he’s the most hated man in America right now and he may be right. He’s certainly in competition with the KKK of old for outright race incitement, although he hasn’t gone as far as lynching, unless you count the Tawana Brawley case, which was pretty close to that.

    But the real top of the Ferguson Hall of Shame goes to the people who brought us Ferguson from the beginning. I mean the real beginning. I mean… what happened to black America in the post-civil rights era? Why has such a wonderful group of people who fought so hard against a racist society and won, who brought so much to American (and world) culture had the guts torn out of their community? Why is what was once one of our most family-oriented groups now virtually without family, seventy percent of their babies born out of wedlock? That was unheard of when I was a young civil rights worker in the sixties. And the endless black on black crime? Where did that come from? What caused that? Forget Brown. Forget Wilson. They’re trivial by comparison. Those are the real questions.

    I submit that some of the answer is above — it’s part Al Sharpton (and his ilk) and part the New York Times. When I say the Times, I mean the liberal ideology for which they remain the standard bearer, even in their weakened state. They lead the way for the dependent welfare state that has pushed generation after generation of black people deeper and deeper into self hatred and shame, the inevitable psychological result of the welfare state, culminating on the streets of Ferguson and across the country today. I’m sure they would scoff, if they or their fans read what I just wrote. Simon’s just an apostate, to be ignored. But when it comes to civil rights, more than most of them, I have been there and done that. I was there in the sixties and I was, to my shame, a financial supporter of the Black Panthers. I’m not a young guy and I have seen a lot. And nothing I have seen, after all this time, is sadder than Fer

  23. has anyone seen this?

    hey Al Sharpton with your big old mouth…have you read this? better watch what you wish for…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2850442/We-hear-help-ISIS-tweets-support-Ferguson-protesters-reject-corrupt-man-laws-like-democracy.html

    ISIS supports Ferguson protesters: Islamic militants pledge to send over ‘soldiers that don’t sleep, whose drink is blood, and their play is carnage’

    ISIS fighters in Syria post tweets declaring support for Ferguson rioters
    Urge protesters to embrace Islam and carry out acts of extreme violence
    Uploaded hand-written note vowing to send militants to the Missouri city
    But said rioters must first declare their allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    *********************************

    horrible and scary…and possible…US Govt better choose your words and actions carefully and protect the American people

  24. Islamic militants pledge to send over ‘soldiers that don’t sleep, whose drink is blood, and their play is carnage’

    —————
    What poets these people are.

    Time has dimmed the profound verses of the Rubiat.

    This sounds like the script for a new Oliver Stone Movie.

    With a vampire twist to it.

    Sex appeal for the necrophiliac segment of our tapestry of multicultural colors.

    Just take Big Al Sharpton with you when you leave, please.

    Psst: between you and me, and to go no further: Al is a Crusader, of a different kind.

  25. Remember the stories about Ebola…now the seas have parted and one would believe that they all disappeared and it was just a bad dream.

    Now we have the natives going all ‘burn baby, burn’, and it eats up the news.

    Real news is swept under the rug because the media thinks it made all the money it could on ‘that issue’ and moves on to the next money making topic.

  26. The fact that Gruber is stupid in his egg headed sort of way, does not diminish the validity of his core thesis: the American People are profoundly lazy and stupid when it comes to understanding the real game at the root of politics. They look at this amnesty business and they come up with benign explanations which hide the real truth. Cheap labor, better life, dumb down the electorate. Those explanations are facile and obvious. But the real motive here and in so many other areas is to bring down the United States. Now that may not be Zuckerman’s motive–all he wants is cheap labor; and it may not be Matt Damon’s motive—all he wants is to preen in front of a camera; and it may not even the motive of this diminutive Gutteriez—all he wants is to increase the influence of his tribe, at the expense of everything else. The destruction motive is Obama alone.

    Amnesty will beget more illegal immigration, and the main point is that it is coming from the south. In case you have not noticed, the main conflicts in the world today are less a matter of east vs west, and more a conflict between north and south. The exception of Putin is duly noted of course, but that is not the force moving the world today. Furthermore, Islam has replaced Marx as the principle point of competition and world conflict. Governments in Africa and Latin America have failed to develop market economies. Their laws are arbitrary and corruptly enforced. They expropriate investment, debauch their currency and they fail to provide for their citizens. Mexico today is a narco state. Obama is importing these problems into our country en masse, and in a never ending supply, because the incentives he has set in motion are irresistible and the plain fact is you cannot build a fence high enough or a technology secure enough to thwart this endless migration. The net effect is to import the conflict between north and south into our country and it will produce chaos.

    How much of this does the American People understand? None of it–or damned near.

    MOHAMMED REPLACES MARX

    Contrary to the end of history nonsense which captivated and seduced the childish imagination of the liberal intelligencia following the fall of the Soviet Union, the clash of civilizations has taken a new turn, and the conflict in world politics is less a matter of west vs east as it is a conflict of north vs south.

  27. And here are the two sick twit reporters who published Officer Wilson’s home address so the mob could murder him and his family.

    https://twitter.com/ACSpollen/status/537390307575623680/photo/1

    It is impossible to find words sufficient to convey the utter contempt these two deserve.

    And, if something happens, you can bet your sweet bippy they will go to jail.

    Which would be an excellent place for them, except taxpayers would get stuck with that bill too.

    But it would be cheaper in the long run, however, because it would be harder for them to foment a riot from a jail cell.

  28. Some conservative talking heads on radio today expressed surprise and suspicion about how contrived the whole Ferguson thing seemed to be. Of course there was never a doubt that there would be rioting, regardless of whether the Grand Jury indicted or not. But, even with that expectation, and with the governor stating that the National Guard was on standby, they never came on the scene. No one stopped the torching of the business, the looting, or other criminal acts. The police had been told not to respond, according radio. Even though the media hyped the riot aspect, always talking as if riots were a certainty, there was apparently no plan in place to stop the destruction before it escalated, by arresting the firs arresting all that participated.

    Various aspects of this case seem to serves to confirm the theory advanced in previous comments and articles posted on this blog – everyone wanted the riot, at least all who had nothing to lose. I’m sure the business owners whose businesses were burned were not thrilled about the rioting. A number of the businesses attacked were said to have been owned by blacks. But, Obama, Holder, Rev. Al, presumably, the MO Governor, who must be an idiot given his response immediately following the shooting incident – all the players who wanted to do as they have done with a the past – create the appearance of racially motivated violence and or discrimination against the black community.

    Yet again, they used and exploited the people about whom they pretended to be concerned.

  29. We have known Jay Nixon since he was a teenager along with is mother. They are good people. We may not always agree with Nixon’s policies, however, I can assure you that Jay Nixon is far from an idiot.

    Jay has done some good things for Missouri including helping to end mandatory busing in St. Louis and Kansas City schools although many in the inter city were very unhappy with him. He implemented the state’s no call program so telemarketers could not bug us nonstop. He had a victory in the Supreme Court to reinstate Missouri’s campaign contribution limits and we feel that should be nationwide. Jay was involved in ligation against tobacco companies for selling cigarettes to minors.

    Before we judge Jay and try to hang him like REPUBLICAN Lt. Gov Peter Kinder is doing on TV, perhaps we need to wait to know all the facts and the reasons for what seems like bad judgement on the governor’s part.

    We are highly embarrassed by the behavior of Lt. Gov Kinder. This situation in Ferguson is volatile enough without the Lt. Gov trying to add fuel to the fire for partisan reasons. Now is NOT the time for the Lt. Gov to go on TV and threaten the Gov and make accusations. We have learned a great deal about Kinder’s character and we can assure you that we will never be voting for him if he runs for governor.

    As the St Louis police chief said today in an interview on TV, when the riots started last summer, there was a military type presence of policeman and Gov. Nixon was highly criticized for it. As a matter of fact he was accused of fanning the flames because of it. Now when the riots have started up again, he has also been criticized for not having a more aggressive military presence. Isn’t that called damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

    So until we KNOW the facts, not just what FOX News is spewing on Hannity and other shows along with Lt. Gov Kinder, we will withhold our condemnation of Jay Nixon.

  30. In the past 150 years, this country fought a bloody civil war to end slavery, de-segregated the south, adopted affirmative action, i.e. reverse discrimination, spent trillions on great society programs, elected a black president, and inspite of all this we have race riots and civil disorder, and a greater degree of racial polarization between blacks and whites than I can recall in my lifetime. That is not to say that a substantial minority of blacks have succeeded in this society, and attained the highest levels of citizenship and government. But not the majority. The jails are full of young black men, 3/4 of the births in the black community are out of wedlock, unemployment is higher than with any other demographic, which leads one to suspect that the very efforts we have made beyond mere equality have failed and in some cases backfired. In The Vision of the Annointed, the estimable Thomas Sowell puts the blame for this on the remedial programs government has introduces. And to prove his point, he shows how student in his own high school has a very high graduation rate until HEW, HUD, EEO were imposed upon them. To be clear, we are not talking about programs that guarantee equal opportunity. We are talking about social engineering programs designed to achieve equal results.

    The source of this failure lies with the liberal mind, its obsession with showing compassion rather than achieving it, and with the fact that the government programs initiated for the alleged purpose of conquering a problem end up making it worse, because the influx of misdirected government money creates perverse incentives and co dependent relationships between the helpers and the help which prevent achievement of the mission. But once those relationships are created, the co dependents have a vested interest in beating the same drum, rather than moving past it and losing the government money. This phenomenon more that any other keeps the black community at the bottom of the socio economic ladder, rather than achieving ethnic succession as other groups have done. Too many white professionals have a vested interest in keeping the plantation system going.

  31. Shadowfax November 26, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

    I’m sure Hillary is watching this.

    Me too. But I think she should take her time watching and not get involved yet, keep statements to a minimum.

  32. Maybe something similar to this will catch on here now that Obama is really toxic:
    Petition to revoke Tony Blair’s Save the Children award hits 100,000
    http://rt.com/uk/209395-blair-award-petition-success/

    Then I second moononpluto’s T-Giving Day wish for those here.

    Also from Gov Christie at a soup kitchen yesterday as reported by nj dot com:
    “And so as everyone figures out what they’re thankful for, hopefully they can also pray for some leadership that will be strong and help bring us together.”

  33. As there is some confusion as to what a “progressive” is, other than a useless piece of shit, I decided to consult the urban dictionary for a working definition thereof, so that going forward we have clarity and alignment in that respect:

    1 Progressive
    A term that former liberals co-opted when they discovered that their delusional beliefs didn’t fit any recognized definition of the word liberal.

    These fools are frequently self-loathing, unsuccessful losers who can only feel better by projecting their failures onto their opponents.

    A “Progressive” is identified by the following behaviors/beliefs:

    – Knows what is best for everybody else
    – Claims to be well-informed even though they get their news/talking points from the Daily KOS and/or MSNBC

    – Believes that personal wealth is evil yrt they fawn over wealthy celebrities and limousine liberals

    – Believes corporations and profit are evil, and will tweet about this 24/7 on their fancy iPad

    – Thinks name-calling and demonizing opponents is the same as debate

    – Accuses every person with a dissenting view of being a racist

    – Supported Occupy Wall Street from the comfort of their living room, not the rape tent

    – Drives a Prius with a COEXIST bumper sticker
    – Believes in the rights of everyone, except those who disagree

    – Thinks the Constitution is flawed because they can’t control all 3 branches of government

    – Believes YOUR success could only have come at THEIR expense

    – Believes Al Gore is right about global warming, even though his carbon footprint 100X of the average person

    – Thinks voter identification is racist, because it discriminates against dead people
    Conservative: I believe in personal responsibility and smaller government

    Progressive: You racist hate-monger

    Conservative: You said you believed in equal rights for everybody

    Progressive: Racist! You should die!

  34. This young writer, Matt Breunig, is a typical HuffPo progressive

    He claims that riots are good thing

    Despite the death and destruction they inflict on the innocent.

    Because, he claims, riots send a message, society listens, learns and there is progress.

    Which is what every progressive claims to want–progress.

    Burn the village to save it, quite literally.

    And today they have just the man in the White House to do that, while Republicans stand by and watch.

    Comes now Richard Ferandez who demolishes this uber fool and the sophistry he peddles.

    He compares the progressive policies to those of Nazi

    An apt comparison which few people today seem to grasp

    But their myopia, and sheer ignorance of history does not make it any less true.

    Someone needs to tell me why Breunig and his fellow progressives should not be the target of the death panels. After all, he thinks they are fine and well for others-particularly those he decides to call elderly.

    Someone needs to explain to me why Breunig and his family should not be the casualties of the next riot. After all, he sees a transcendental virtue to them when other people’s oxen are being gores. So why pray tell not his as well.

    Someone needs to show me why Breuning life has value and meaning, because frankly, I see no rationale whatsoever for his miserable existence. None. But that goes for the HuffPro crowd as a whole. They are closet Nazis, in my opinion.

    The urban dictionary definition above tells us exactly what they are. Nothing more. Nothing less.

    Happy Thanksgiving/

    http://gawker.com/actually-riots-are-good-the-economic-case-for-riots-i-1663629918

  35. Southern Born
    November 27, 2014 at 1:24 am
    ———————————-
    I disagree. Nixon is, at best, a coward. Not just the way he went after the officer without knowing the facts, but the way he hid from the Mayor and other representatives of the people, as the town burned. If he had a position on non-intervention he should have been up-front about it. The coward actually hid!

  36. Illegal immigrants, Obolacare and the Employer Mandate –

    Illegal immigrants, if given green cards, will be employable without having to provide healthcare under the employer mandate. The American worker can get to the back of the line.

  37. LegalInsurrection has an article about the new Bubonic Plague which is being incubated in Malagascar, which if memory serves is now stronghold for the group that Obama dismissed as junior varsity in the big leagues of world terrorism, excuse me we no longer use the word terrorism, under Obama it is contra bonus mores, mea maxima culpa, the politically correct term I intended to use was men of extreme faith who embrace policies which are on the wrong side of history. Well, so be it. Now it is up to you to scratch your head read between the lines and figure out that that means, because outfits like HuffPo will dilute the meaning even further unless they have a celebrity sighting in which case they cast their eyes toward Mount Olympus and the useless lives of the Hollywood elites. The nexus between Malagascar, ISIS and bubonic plague is that ISIS is working to weaponize the stain and introduce it against America, despite Obama’s flashing eyes and floating hair warning them uneqivocally that they are on the wrong side of history, and they must join the community of nations, or else they will not be invited to the Cannes Film Festival with the rest of the beautiful people, and Obam himself will draw a red line in the sand with invisible ink and say: no mas.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/11/madagascars-bubonic-plague-outbreak-what-it-means-for-america-and-the-world/

  38. Lu4PUMA
    November 27, 2014 at 11:22 am
    Illegal immigrants, Obolacare and the Employer Mandate –

    Illegal immigrants, if given green cards, will be employable without having to provide healthcare under the employer mandate. The American worker can get to the back of the line.
    ————
    OMG.

    His support in the black community is going down like a headshot goose upon hearing this news.

    It has dropped like the Time Square ball, from 98% approval to 97.85.

    Like the song says, this could be the start of something big.

    Like Ed Sullivan used to say, a really big shew.

    Others might say big fucking deal.

    Like big media, they are with him all the way.

    The only difference is their allegiance to Obama hurts them badly.

    Whereas big media’s alliance to Obama puts money in their pockets.

    And it does not trouble their conscience, because it is quite clear they have none.

  39. Lu4PUMA

    ————-
    Sounds like a new variant of the theory of affirmative action.

    It reads like this.

    These new citizens to be leaped tall buildings with a single bound to be here with us, to contribute to the welfare of our society, to become butlers, maids and nannies to the best and brightest in our society.

    Think of all the disadvantages they must overcome: not speaking the language, poor health, large extended families, no marketable skills, drug addiction in some cases, scams, etc.

    Yes, as true progressives, we must admit they need government help.

    The American People as taxpayers need to dig deep into their pockets and show their charity to these saints.

    The American People as workers need to step to the back of the line, and let freedom ring.

    Otherwise, the mansions of the elites will descend into rack and ruin.

    And we couldn’t have that.

    Could we.

    So as you see, everything is possible. It is simply a matter of priorities.

  40. Lu4PUMA, perhaps you are right that Gov. Nixon “hid” from the Mayor as Ferguson burned and did nothing to help, however, as for some of us who actually live here in Missouri, we want to know more about the situation before we rush to judgement and slander our governor.

    We are mainly hearing from Republican Lt. Gov Peter Kinder and the FOX News’ drumbeat against Gov. Nixon and that Peter Kinder is not in this for himself and his own political gain as he is saying incessantly…but only for the mayor. If people are buying the Kinder meme that he has no self interest in this situation then we have the Golden Gate Bridge right here across the mighty Mississippi River that we will sell at a bargain price…a real Black Friday deal.

    Lu4PUMA, I”m not saying you are wrong. I just want them to SHOW ME all the facts before I make a judgement in this situation.

  41. I just want them to SHOW ME all the facts before I make a judgement in this situation.
    ————–
    1. first: as the former mayor of New York who dealt with riots, Guilani has an informed opinion on what Nixon failed to do. The critique transcends partisanship, and reveals incompetence and poor planning by Nixon.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3910744994001/giuliani-missouri-gov-nixon-faces-very-tough-questions/#sp=show-clips/daytime

    2. second: before the actual eye witnesses were interviewed, and the jury was convened Nixon went before the cameras and said that he would prosecute the officer to the full extent of the law.

    Like the king in Alice in Wonderland: first the verdict then the trial.

    Had the governor set up an emergency management protocol, had he interviewed witness 10 etc. he would not be subject to the criticism he is receiving now, from those who suffered from the riots.

    The most important witness was witness 10: an African American male who saw the entire event, confirmed the testimony of Officer Wilson, and came forward because he was upset with the lies which the agitators were telling.

    Did the governor interview him before he shot his mouth off and raised the stakes to the level which produced violence?

    Ignorant of the true facts, the Governor raised expectations to the point that if the officer was not indicted by the grand jury a riot was a forgone conclusion.

  42. Happy Turkey – gobble, gobble.

    I’m thankful for good health, a job, my friends and family and my Big Pink family as well.

  43. And then, when the inevitable occurred thanks in no small party to him, he was unprepared for it, and froze up.

    Shades of Messiah Obama.

    As far as I am concerned, Nixon has no defense.

    I know you like him, but his failure is pretty clear to me at least.

  44. Happy Thanksgiving to all that visit or call here home. May we all not forget to take a moment to give thanks for all the blessings we have and continue to receive.

    Eat TOO much today!!

    Hillary 2016

  45. Sounthern Born

    Nixon clearly hid, he clearly pulled the National Guard away from Ferguson because Holder told him to…No way that would have happened under a Republican Gov and Giuliani, almost lost it talking about the incompetency.

  46. Yesterday, a progressive rag argued that a Republican would not be able to use Obama’s move to accomplish much of the Republican agenda.

    This, I think is misguided.

    Once a president uses executive authority to implement a major, controversial policy that has been under debate in Congress for almost a decade, especially after his party suffered a substantial midterm rebuke, there is no going back.

    It is going to be used repeatedly, in ways that both parties find appalling. . .

    Litigants often fight about the creation of precedent, and it is somewhat unseemly to argue one way in one court while simultaneously arguing a different way in a different court.

    But once you’ve lost the argument, you’ve lost the argument.

    The precedent is there, and it applies to all parties equally.

    Obama is likely to win this argument on legal grounds. (Note: according to Shaun Treade–a non lawyer)

    Once he does, there will be nothing to stop a future president from using the precedent for his benefit.

    There’s simply no unringing this bell, and we’re all likely to regret its having been rung in the near future.

    Read more:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/11/24/did_obama_set_a_precedent_for_gop_presidents_124741.html#ixzz3KKvE2jEo

  47. What makes his executive action so questionable is that he is taking an extraordinary step, well beyond any mandate he can reasonably claim, without any clear indicia of public support. The fact that he disclaimed having such powers through 2012, and postponed this action until after the 2014 election precisely to avoid any political backlash, illustrates the problem.

    When executives have acted at the limits of their powers in the past, they have typically done so in emergencies and in response to substantial victories that at least gave their actions an air of tacit approval. FDR’s claims to be able to declare a banking holiday were pretty thin, grounded in an act that granted the president powers to regulate trade during World War I. But he’d just defeated an incumbent president by nearly 20 points on a promise to get the economy moving again. It wasn’t ridiculous to think that he was empowered to take some extraordinary steps.

    Similarly, when Reagan and Bush made their (more limited) moves on immigration, they did so on the heels of a massive, bipartisan immigration reform bill. Klein notes that Democrats did not go to war over those acts, but that in many ways only proves the point: The moves weren’t overwhelmingly controversial. A better analogy might be President George H.W. Bush’s requests for a capital gains tax cut in response to the recession, which Democrats repeatedly rebuffed. Had Bush been re-elected in 1992, then directed the IRS not to collect capital gains past 15 percent, and issued permits to upscale Americans to avoid those taxes, I suspect Democrats would have been apoplectic, with good cause, especially if the president had disclaimed the ability to undertake those actions during his campaign.

    That is what this really comes down to, at least for me: A substantial violation of norms surrounding executive authority. This isn’t unprecedented (Klein’s examples of George W. Bush’s actions on IRS actions and climate change are illustrative). But it’s a major step. Decreasing the number of audits of estate tax bills is one thing; declaring that you won’t collect the estate tax and issuing a blanket pardon to estate tax violators is another.

    Moreover — this is important — this isn’t just about prosecutorial discretion, where I think the president has a fairly solid argument. This is effective legalization of a group through issuance of work permits, demanding payment of fines, and so forth. It is de facto enactment of a large portion of a substantial, controversial piece of legislation through executive action. Worse, the second-most commonly proffered justification — the clear refusal of a duly elected branch of government to approve this action — is the strongest reason for not acting.

    Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/11/22/obama_immigration_and_abiding_by_election_results_124731.html#ixzz3KKyc1jJA
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  48. “Did the governor interview him before he shot his mouth off and raised the stakes to the level which produced violence?
    Ignorant of the true facts, the Governor raised expectations to the point that if the officer was not indicted by the grand jury a riot was a forgone conclusion.”

    So are you saying that it was Gov Nixon who caused the riots?

  49. “Nixon clearly hid, he clearly pulled the National Guard away from Ferguson because Holder told him to…No way that would have happened under a Republican Gov…”

    Republican Roy Blunt’s boy, Republican Matt Blunt was our governor prior to Gov. Jay Nixon.

  50. I disagree fundamentally with Sean Treade that Obama will win in any legal fight over the application of executive order authority to the legalization of 4-5 million illegal invaders in this country. I can think of half a dozen reasons why he will lose, particularly on these facts. The legalization arguments put forth by the administration are as much of a sham as everything else they so. Although it is customary to engage your adversary with logical arguments–how do you deploy logic against an adversary who trades only in lies and is bent on the vidication of a perverse ideology which will destroy the nation. It is a waste of time to engage them. That time is far better spent finding ways to undermine them.

  51. Southern Born
    November 28, 2014 at 1:26 am

    So are you saying that it was Gov Nixon who caused the riots?
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    Caused? No. He just help organize them.

  52. “Did the governor interview him before he shot his mouth off and raised the stakes to the level which produced violence?
    Ignorant of the true facts, the Governor raised expectations to the point that if the officer was not indicted by the grand jury a riot was a forgone conclusion.”

    So are you saying that it was Gov Nixon who caused the riots?
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    Not in the sense that he personally burned a vehicle.

    Not in the sense that he smashed in the windows of a store.

    No, he is innocent of those crimes.

    Or, at least, he has an ironclad alibi.

    He was not there.

    But that is not the test of what we are talking about here.

    We are talking about a governor who instigated the violence and then took no steps to prevent it.

    How did he instigate the violence?

    By demanding the white police officer be indicted before the facts were in and before the grand jury considered the issue.

    By doing that, he gave the radicals the perfect excuse to riot the the grand jury no billed officer.

    How did he fail to take steps to prevent it?

    He failed to set up emergency procedures to deal with a foreseeable riot.

    He failed to use the Guard to aid and assist the 51 police officers.

    He was totally intimidated by the black radicals.

    Based on how he framed the issue at the outset.

    I could care less what the Republican lieutenant governor says.

    This is not a question of partisanship.

    The facts speak for themselves.

    The governor caused the riots in the sense that he invited them by his initial comments.

    And then he failed to engage properly when those riots materialized in order to protect the public.

  53. Jarrett and Attorney General Eric Holder also spoke with civil rights leaders the first night of the protests, continuing their close coordination as the grand jury decision approached.

    “As you know, we’ve been working closely with them for the past few months leading up to this point to make sure that responses to this moment would be appropriate and constructive,” Schultz said.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/26/Confirmed-Valerie-Jarrett-Keeping-Tabs-On-Gov-Nixon-In-Ferguson-Fiasco

  54. I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving…

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    my two cents on Ferguson…there are no winners, and many losers…

    seems like everyone on all sides got it wrong…

    big mistake to announce in the late afternoon that the results will be given at 9 pm…this is what make people wonder what the hell is wrong with our leaders…who in their right might thought that was a good idea or could not forsee what was going to happen…

    and then after the “officials” gave a press conference at about 6 pm and made statements about not tolerating any violence or looting, etc…they went limp and let the city burn to the ground with minority business owners left helpless as their livlihood went up in flames..

    9 pm in the dark of night…gives all the agitators hours to prepare for the big blowout later…plenty of time to drink and do drugs, get crazy and worked up and plan on chaos…a no brainer the “leaders” should have waited until the morning and the light of day

    Pharrel Williams got it right when he said Michael Brown’s behavior was ‘bullish behavior” and that he was looking for trouble…and Pharrel asks why isn’t that part of the conversation…

    I also thought that the comments made by NFL player Benjamin Watson showed someone who was being honest and open minded in looking at the big picture…

    …having said that…again, I ask…do the police have to shoot to kill and always resort to lethal force?…really, where is their training in learning how to defuse these situations or yes, use a damn taser…stop shooting to kill every time…this is wrong…

    …if the protestors and their ‘racial leaders’ want to see change then they have to be honest and look at the situation in its entirety…

    you cannot act like thugs, rob stores, attack people and/or their property and just ignore that behavior or rationalize that it is ok because ‘white’ people are against black males…no, white people are not…but i think all people are fearful and concerned with unlawful or violent behavior regardless if it is coming from a black or white indivdual…especially single women…

    I would counsel the Al Sharpton’s and his cohorts to just listen to one day or one week of news that goes on in Miami and dare say that there is not a problem with many of the black youth there that needs to be addressed and changed…that might be doing something that could actually help these kids instead of passively encouraging the behavior based on false premises…and giving them excuses to continue…

    btw…Mr Sharpton…where is your outrage for all those minority business owners that have not only lost their business with your cheerleading but also get robbed from thugs?

    are you every going to address that issue? how is that a racial problem or the fault of white people? black people harming black people is just as bad as white harming white or white/black harming each other…it is all wrong…

    everyone needs to open their eyes and start being honest…the Ferguson Police Department needs better training…as probably many of the police depts…they are too trigger happy…there are wonderful policemen and women and then there are hotheads and corrupt and bad policemen and women.

    however the black communities that feel threatened have to do a better job of teaching their kids if they want to be thugs there will be consequences…same goes for white kids…what the hell…

    when I see Brown’s mother in denial about her son’s behavior she is not helping…I feel very badly for her…her son should not be dead but for her and her ex-husband either to be in denial or her current husband to pick up a mike and start screaming over and over again to ‘Burn this B down’…well, what does that tell you? what kind of behavior was the teenager exposed to?

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    the only person I consider a winner or who made any sense in this whole mess was Captain Johnson…

  55. Obama promotes mob violence by “communities of color”.

    Yes. He lost this round and he lost it big time.

    His finger prints and those of Holder are all over it.

    Now that we understand his agenda to a fare thee well.

    And believe me we do.

    You can be certain that he and big media will conspire to do it again and again and again and again.

    But with each successive try their attempts will be deplored ignored and quashed through various means.

    Because when you use mob violence to accomplish your aims, as Obama and Holder clearly do.

    There will be a day of reckoning.

    In the meantime, here is perhaps the most important take away from this incident:

    The looting and rioting and protesting are all secondary to the astroturfed case against Officer Darren Wilson in the first place. At least in Ferguson, one “community of color” did make this problem up. The media went along with it, ignoring the intimidation and the witness’ lying. And an innocent man, by all available physical evidence and a vast majority of the reliable witness testimony, could have gone to prison or death row because of it.—Breitbart.

    As with everthing else in life there is a quid pro quo: if I am a white policeman sent into a black community and I know for a fact that I may be killed by thugs, or I may kill a thug in the course of my duties, and I cannot count on anyone in the black community to stand up for me when I am called to answer for may actions, or worse I can count on them lying through their teeth hoping to see me hung in the public square, then my commitment to that community becomes null and void. Quid pro quo.

    From the standpoint of a black resident of that community, who has to live among these thugs, their reluctance to testify is perfectly understandable. In their position I would be inclined to respond the same way. But in the position of the cop–it is all downside–no upside if I respond to that call. And when I learn that the governor of the state—a good democrat—will not accord me the presumption of innocence because I am a white cop which he would quickly accord to the black thug, and will not protect the community through available means, leaving my fellow officers in a boiling cauldron, I might well say to myself—yea that behemoth looks like a thug, but I had better just pass him by because if I do my job, I will be the victim.

  56. Our society is unraveling. And nobody gives a shit. Everyone has their price. Even John Roberts. Jake Erlich, the great San Francisco trial lawyer of the post World War II era, and a keen student of human nature once spoke to the subject of bribery, in words I paid heed to at the time and have not forgotten: in a group of 100 men, you can bribe only one of them with gold. But you can bribe the other 99 by making them a hero. A cynical observation about human nature, well grounded in human experience. And frankly, the higher up the food chain you go, the more true that observation becomes.

  57. S: we have got to be careful here so as not to confuse the issue.

    The left is a master at this when they seek to cover their tracks.

    Obama is responsible for what happened in Ferguson.

    He used Holder as his tool to exploit the situation.

    To radicals like Obama and Holder mobs are not a threat.

    Mobs are a partner to hold society hostage and to effectuate radical change.

    Every other factor in the res gestae, causal or not, is secondary to that glaring truth.

    Here you have a match.

    Her you have a stick of dynamite.

    But do you do not have an explosion unless someone strike the match and lites the fuse to the dynamite.

    That is what Obama does for a living.

    He is not a president.

    He is an agitator and a destroyer of worlds.

    Sadly, the average voter does not see the dark mover behind the scenes.

    But former Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Rights division does, clearly:

    “Obama and Holder stoked division, strife and anger in Ferguson, culminating in last night’s violence.

    Sure, President Obama called for calm in Ferguson. But that was after the damage was done. Calls for calm came after Attorney General Eric Holder tripped the time bomb during his visit to Ferguson by meeting with activists and agitators and assuring them the administration was on their side against the police.

    When Holder complained about the police, when Obama talked about problems with policing in the United States, everyone understood the administration’s loyalties.

    President Obama’s call for calm in Ferguson provided the administration deniability that the administration bore any responsibility for the riots, even after Holder flooded the zone with swarms of FBI agents and Civil Rights Division lawyers to investigate the police.

    The Obama administration led their legions to believe that if Officer Wilson was not charged, it was due to racial injustice, racial injustice Obama would help remedy one way or another. Holder and Obama made the protesters think their cause was just and correct.

    It was no accident that President Obama named Vanita Gupta acting head of the Civil Rights Division weeks ago. Gupta is beloved by the radical left for her militant hostility toward law enforcement officers. It’s why another Justice Department lawyer, Karla Dobinski, who illegally railroaded police officers in Louisiana, still hasn’t been fired.

    Today, Holder announced that a federal criminal investigation will be ongoing. Holder is barely telling the truth.

    Here’s some news that I suspect the mainstream media will ignore. My sources familiar with what is happening on the ground in Ferguson say DOJ Criminal Section lawyers have been encamped in Missouri. Nevertheless, sources familiar with the federal process say federal charges are very unlikely due to lack of evidence of a crime by Officer Darren Wilson.

    Yet Holder will maintain the charade that federal civil rights charges might yet come.

    Maintaining the pretense of an expensive investigation, too, is another dual message. Just like calling for calm while stoking the protests, prolonging the promise of a federal indictment against Officer Wilson keeps the folks energized on the side of the administration. Obama will use their anger, for example, to implement anti-police policies at the Justice Department while he outlasts the short memories of the protesters.”

  58. The promiscuous use of the race card is a new and exciting frontier for the democrat party in their quest to maintain permanent power and control over every individual in this society to a degree Stalin would have envied. When the white working class was part of their coalition, the race card had to be reserved for clear cut cases, whereas today. with the white working class gone, there is no limit on their ability to play that card, in every conceivable situation. Seeing how effective this is, the other party has adopted the same tactic. And big media supports it every step of the way. This is an unstoppable juggarnut. It gets everyone in society distrusted everyone else in their society based on race. Individual friendships between those of different races, and even marriages, while lawful, will become suspect. How different it would be if the democrat party today stood for what it did in 1964 which was colorblind enforcement of civil rights as opposed to what they do today, which is blame whitey. What a convenient stunt for the elites to embrace, since a maniacal focus on race alone, prevents people from seeing the unequal distribution of wealth in this nation, which the elites will protect over all other considerations.

  59. wbboei

    November 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

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    wbboei, no argument from me with what you say…

    however that does not belie the visible, actual behavior of individuals involved on all sides of what happened in Ferguson…

    agree that O & H stir the pot and passively encourage what we got…

    but in the same time that does not excuse valid concerns from all sides and the reasons for those valid concerns…

    in the same week of all of this going down, Cleveland police shoot and killed a 12 year old less than 10 seconds after they arrived on the scene…

    I don’t think it is confusing the issue to expect policemen…and rookie policemen and women…to get better training in defusing these situations before they shoot to kill…I cannot rationalize that being the best approach…to shoot to kill…a 12 year old with seconds of reaching the scene of the complaint…and the dispatcher did not even give the policemen the info that the gun was thought to be fake…

    the police should come prepared with bullet proof vests, taser guns, rubber bullets, whatever…and at least try to speak with a bull horn from a distance…to just shoot the 12 year old kid dead within seconds while all of this is simmering in Ferguson is wrong…

    and there is a better way…aside from the stinking politics and the complicit politicians…

  60. Well . . . this is the third time Eric has said this.

    And this marks the tenth time I have said this.

    How do I know.

    If you spent time with McConnell and Boehner, it would be obvious.

    Jointly and severally they are surrender monkeys.

    Just as long as they get their vig.

    They will not fight Obama.

    Not over this issue.

    Or any other.

    The only ones they will fight is conservatives in their own party.

    Who threaten their lease on power.

    And while they are fighting this rear guard action—killing their own people

    Obama will be enboldened by their failure to fight him on immigration

    And issue similiar orders in other areas like climate change

    To which the Republican party will likewise fail to respond

    So what exactly is the bottom line here?

    What happens when the party the party that promised to fight surrenders?

    It aint rocket science, believe me.

    The base will abandon the party.

    Conservatives will stay home in 2016.

    I believe they have pushed their say one thing do another meme too far this time.

    It has been a problem for them all along–preaching main street which doing the bidding of wall street.

    But this time they will get caught. Red handed.

    This is why I was so keen on Grimes.

  61. this guy is a psychiatrist’s dream…or nightmare…

    http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/terence-p-jeffrey/i-me-my-obama-uses-first-person-singular-91-times-speech-immigration

    ‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 91 Times in Speech on Immigration

    November 27, 2014 – 10:52 PM

    Leaving aside passages in which he quoted a Chicago pub owner and a letter from a citizen from Georgia, President Barack Obama used the first person singular—including the pronouns “I” and “me” and the adjective “my”—91 times in a speech he delivered in Chicago Tuesday to explain his unilateral action on immigration.

    But as often as Obama used “I,” “me” and “my” in Chicago this week, it was no match for the speech he delivered in Austin, Texas, on July 10, when he used the first person singular 199 times.

    In that Texas speech, however, Obama had not focused specifically on immigration policy. In that speech, Obama had explained his intention to act unilaterally wherever he could.

    “It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said then.

    “I don’t have to run for office again, so I can just let her rip,” he said.

    On Tuesday, in Chicago, Obama said: “This isn’t amnesty, or legalization, or even a pathway to citizenship–because that’s not something I can do.”

    The number of times he resorted to the first person singular was significantly expanded by his decision to engage a group of hecklers in the crowd, who apparently did not believe he had gone far enough in his unilateral actions on immigration.

    “I understand,” Obama told the hecklers, according to the White House transcript and video posted by C-SPAN.

    “Here, can I just say this?” Obama said. “All right, I’ve listened to you. I heard you. I heard you. I heard you. All right? Now, I’ve been respectful. I let you holler. So let me–all right? Nobody is removing you. I’ve heard you. But you’ve got to listen to me, too.”

    “But what you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took action to change the law,” Obama boasted to the hecklers.

    “Some have said it was a mistake for me to act. But then others remind me why I had to,” Obama said later.

    “The day I sign a comprehensive immigration bill into law, then the actions I take will no longer be necessary,” he said. “But in the meantime, I’m going to do what I can to make this system work better.”

    Obama’s speech, according to the White House transcript, was approximately 4,200 words and lasted 33 minutes. That means that on average Obama used the first person singular every 46 words—or every 22 seconds.

    President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, in which he presented his understanding of the moral significance of the Civil War, was only 696 words long. In that speech, Lincoln used the first person singular once.

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    and screw the middle class in the meantime…

  62. As I see it, both political parties have become nothing more than parasites–both of whom are conspiring to kill the host.

    This is why a third party is inevitable.

    The Republican Party has no positive agenda.

    Its entire strategy is to win by Hillary bashing.

    Caveat emptor.

  63. The pride and joy of the RINOs are people like Paul Ryan and Lindsay Graham.

    I look at them and all I can do is shake my head.

    By what sophistry of reason can either one of them be considered a leader worthy of support.

    When you get to be my age, you have seen it all, and you no longer accord the same deference to these faux leaders than you might have at an earlier stage in life.

    More important, you realize that these faux leaders do not care whether you live or die. It is all about them.

  64. But that is what makes men like Ben Carson, and Jim Webb so remarkable.

    And so worthy of support.

    Against a backdrop of vile corruption throughout society, these two men offer that fait glimmer of hope, that coup’d eil which Bonaparte spoke of, that maybe, through leadership by men of character, we can see our way through this mess.

    But as you know, both political parties, and most of all big media (the most corrupt institution of all) will join hands to destroy them.

    Ergo, if either or both of them do throw their hat in the ring, it is the obligation of every American who believes in this country to cast off the shackle which the corrupt party system has imposed and to do everthing within our power to ensue that these men are given a fair hearing, and our country a fair chance to survive, amid the stench.

  65. You know, Obola blew off our wounded Vets, saying that they know the risks they were taking going to war. Now for people to make like criminals committing crimes are somehow victims of the consequences? That is just an obscenity.

    Police officers are imperfect human beings so sometimes criminals are going to get worse than they deserve. There are a lot of wrongs in the world that need righting before that one.

  66. S, that me me me attitude of O sums him up, doesn’t it?

    And, while he may have a field day for the next two years, writing laws, issuing commandments as if he were Moses descending the mountain with the stone tablets, at some point, that kind of entitled, overreaching, power grabbing behavior will be his undoing. The unraveling has already begun, and if the Dims don’t do something to require him to moderate this kind of behavior, his actions will exacerbate the undoing of the Dims he has already set in motion. ‘

    Obviously, his would-be king-like behavior originates with his narcissism.

    But, what about after he leaves office? Of course the country will probably hold a day of celebration, but what will O do. He won’t have the pressure of the office, which will be a relief, since he was never up to the job anyway. But, how will he meet his need for constant attention, for power, for the privileges that come with the office of POTUS.

    He will find a way, no doubt to command the attention of some, but on a much smaller scale than when he was president. There’s no way he will allow the country to ignore him for long, however. He’ll find a way to make sure he is called upon to speak in front of news cameras frequently – even if he has to resort to radical action to do so.

    The country will be better off without him in the oval office, but I have a feeling we will be contending with O for years to come – and not just because of his policies that will be a lingering, destructive legacy. We will be seeing more of him in an active capacity. He may lay low for a brief time. But like a poltergeist, he’ll be baaack.

  67. S
    November 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    ———-
    You are right.

    My concern, and I apologize for using you excellent comments as a point of departure

    My main concern is that Obama will escape responsibility because people will mistake his lame call for peace as a serious overture as opposed to a bid for plausible deniability after he previously set the stage for these riots to occur. And then, from there the conversation will drift even further away from the real cause. This hearkens back to the prior analogy: You can have a match–which is potentially bad. You can have a stick of dynamite–and that is potentially bad as well. But it is only when you light the dynamite with the match that things explode. Obama did exactly that, and then he covered his tracks. That is the “promixate” cause of the riots in Ferguson. And, from a political standpoint, that is the control point.

  68. Yes, Wbboei O has become the racial provocateur as you say…

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    freespirit…O is ready to destroy what is left of the Dem party and if he can, will take the Clintons down with him…that is his nature…he is really a small petty, self conscious person…

    and Wbboei is correct O is out for only his pockets of self interest and whatever happens as a result…well as O himself said:

    “It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said then.

    “I don’t have to run for office again, so I can just let her rip,” he said.

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    it is now up to what is left of the Dims to bring the Democratic Party back to sanity and the middle…so we get Schumer cracking the ice…now Southern Dems calling for the party to get back to basics…

    so far, Hillary has left herself out on a limb…hopefully she gets thru the holidays without more self enforced gaffs…gives her last $300,000 speech at a college…and rights her ship in the once great Clinton mode and direction…

    and we start hearing her speak of jobs for the middle class, fixing or starting over the mess that is now Ocare and bankrupting the middle class…goes after the IRS…and starts instilling confidence back to Americans

    …if she remains the way she has recently been she will lose the support of the white working class…she has to put american jobs before more illegal immigrants taking those scarce available jobs…as reported with O’s actions illegals will be able to now compete for even better paying jobs and save corp thousands of dollars at the same time…so who are they going to hire first?

    …how have the democrats gone so far off course…yes, I know…it begins with O…as I said to my Mom and Dad…this is not the Democratic Party you grew up with…you would not recognize who they have become…

  69. Wbboei…this is off topic, however I was thinking of your comments a thread or two back about actors and who is worth their salt these days…

    and I agree with where you were going with that in so many more ways than one…so much of the “quality” of days gone by is gone forever…

    however to be fair, there are a few younger people that I do think have talent…for example if you look over the body of his work as a kid to now I believe Leonardo Di Caprio is a good actor who has not yet been fully recognized (not to say he has not done some medicore films)

    in fairness I also think Bradley Cooper is a talented actor (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, not yet released American Sniper) …and it took me a while to come around but grudgingly I have to give a thumbs up to Matthew McConahey…if you saw Dallas Buyers Club he did a remarkable job…as did Jared Leto in that film…they both did get recognized and received many awards for those performances

    I might also mention Christian Bale to add to the talented category

    I also have to give props to Jennifer Lawrence…very young and believable

    …the one movie I am curious to see now is ‘The Theory of Everything’ based on Stephen Hawkings life…frankly I was not aware of Hawking’s life prior to his illness taking over…he had a normal life as a ‘genius’ went to college, got married and had children…all before his motor neuron disease took control of his body…

    I have only seen the trailer for the movie, but the young actor, Eddie Redmayne appears to do a remarkable job…I am not even familiar with the young Redmayne but willing to have an open mind and check this film out…

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    you can’t beat those beautiful sets, furniture, costumes, some of those magnificent actors and actresses and many of the stories from the days gone by and the beginning of the cinema…

    it is like the generation called upon to ‘save the world’ and the generation that is called upon to take a ‘selfie’….sigh!

    it almost wants to make one say or shout…’would you go put some clothes on already and stop with your flagrant narcissism’…i don’t even have to say who that is…it is so obvious…

    ok, I had my social commentary vent…

  70. Leonardo Di Caprio
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    Yes. I think you are right. He was a young boy in the soap operas but I think he has matured into a good actor. And, he has a good instinct when it comes to selecting the movies he will star in and which ones he will put his own money on the line to finance. Titanic, Gangs of New York and the Howard Hughes story are three of that kind.

  71. The bigger the gotterdamerung the more likely that more people will wake up to what this snake in the White House is all about.

    And the democrat party who march with him in locked step too terrified to say or do what is right.

    Thank god for a Republican party who is willing to stand up for what is right, to reject the overtures of wall street, to protect the interests of mainstreet, and the future of the American People, through people like Boehner and McConnell.

    Thank god for a big media who tells us the truth, and never misses an opportunity to speak truth to power.

    May the whole lot of them rot in hell.

    Amnesty Will Force Layoffs

    By DICK MORRIS

    November 28, 2014

    Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants will produce a disaster of unparalleled magnitude when the ObamaCare employer mandate kicks in.

    Those granted amnesty will not be eligible for ObamaCare. The amnesty will merely keep them safe from deportation. It won’t make them legal. And ObamaCare can only go to citizens and legal noncitizens living in the U.S.

    But the employer mandate in ObamaCare requires large companies to offer insurance to each of their full time workers or pay a hefty fine to the government for failing to do so.

    Combine these two programs and you have a huge incentive for employers to dismiss any blue collar workers on their payroll and replace them with illegal immigrants covered by amnesty. These folks are allowed to work but not to get ObamaCare. An employer can’t be fined for failing to offer ObamaCare to employees who are ineligible to receive it!

    An employer’s dream!

    Click Here To Purchase Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan For A One Party Nation

    Some argue that the anti-discrimination provisions of ObamaCare will bar employers from offering insurance to some of their workers (citizens and legal immigrants) and not to others (illegal immigrants). That argument seems farfetched since the illegal immigrants cannot enroll in ObamaCare.

    But, even if the argument holds water, what is to prevent an employer from simply refusing to insure any of his workers at all? Then he could replace the citizens and legal immigrants on his payroll with illegal immigrants (legal to work but not to get ObamaCare). He couldn’t be fined for not insuring a workforce that cannot accept the insurance!

    By creating a pool of work-legal/ObamaCare-illegal workers, Obama will make the incentive to replace citizens with illegal immigrants practically irresistible.

    (My thanks to Dennis M. Lynch, documentary filmmaker, for alerting me to this situation).

    As Democrats bemoan the loss of blue collar whites who voted with Republicans in the midterm elections, wait til the now amnesty/ObamaCare mandate combo kicks in. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

    As the 2016 elections approach, this conflict between amnesty and the employer mandate will likely become a major campaign issue. It calls into question the two hallmarks of the Obama presidency and puts them on a collision course. Even the strongest defenders of either policy have to concede the problem and come up with solutions. But they may be hard to come by.

    Obama cannot solve the problem by giving illegal immigrants legal status by executive order. If he felt he could, he would have done so already in his huge executive power overreach. And Congress is not likely to cooperate in changing the employer mandate or in making the newly amnestied immigrants eligible for ObamaCare. Republicans will be more inclined to let the Democrats stew in the brew they have concocted.

    The dimensions of this problem are enormous. One wonders if any of Obama’s crew spotted it during the run-up to his executive order. It is hard to imagine President Clinton failing to notice such a conflict between his two major programs.

    Already, the Center for Immigration Studies points out that the Census Bureau figures indicate that three out of four new jobs created under Obama’s tenure have gone to non-native born Americans (a category the Census says covers legal immigrants, illegal ones, and naturalized US citizens). Out of eight million new jobs created since 2008, six million have gone to people who are not native born American citizens. Now, the desire of employers to find a way out from under the expensive mandate in ObamaCare will accelerate the process. It will be a great line to feature on your resume that you came here illegally and are not eligible for ObamaCare. It will go a long way toward guaranteeing a job.

  72. 1. I came here illegally.

    2. I am not eligible for Obama care so you do not need to pay for my coverage.

    3. Hired!

    4. Oh, I could keep the native bornes, pay Obamacare etc.

    5. But if I do that, then my competitors will hire the illegals, lower their labor costs below mine and put me out of business.

    6. (Note: this is no small matter. Even in an industry like trucking where there is significant capital investment in trucks, terminals, equipment, etc. labor cost is 59% of station operating cost.)

    This is where the Senator Corker (R-Tn), better known to his friends as Numbnutz is wrong. He thinks all his party has to do is waive the employer mandate requirement, rail against amnesty in speeches, and the public will beat a path to their door. More likely the public will realize the essential truth which is that both parties are competing for the same swing donors, consequently they cannot be relied upon to honor their promises. There is not a tinkers damn between the two of them, in terms of helping the middle class survive. Both parties are parasites/

  73. Hey, gang, long time, no post. Admin, great post. Yeah, we knew there’d be riots, whether they “won” or “lost”.

    I didn’t know Office Wilson had saved a baby shortly before the mayhem.

    Slightly off topic, but shouldn’t Hillary announce RIGHT AWAY what her intentions are? (Heh, heh, just checking to see if you were paying attention.)

    Happy Holidays, and be safe, healthy, and festive.

  74. Off topic too…

    I agree that Matthew McConahey has become a great actor, and I especially like him in his tv series, True Detective.

    I am not much of a fan of Leonardo, but he has done some good work in my opinion.

    I have always liked the acting of Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr….not so much their superhero and silly stuff, but their serious acting.

  75. Corker gave this fine little speech in response to amnesty that it proves, somehow, that Obama is irrelevant, because if he were relevant, he would work with congress. That sounds an awful lot like Obama’s failure to stop Putin and instead pronouncing him to be on the wrong side of history. Such rhetorical flourish to cover up cowardice and moral failure.

    They are moving this Corker up the chairs fast as a next generation RINO, hence it is prudent to keep an eye on him. He was installed by the money interests –banks and insurance companies–and it there to do their bidding–not ours. In point of fact, he told us he came to Washington to work with Obama, and asked sobbingly, so why won’t the president work with me? The answer is Obama does not need to work with him and considers him a bug to be squashed.

    Corker has already signaled his intention to cave on amnesty. And his intention to attack conservatives who believe that amnesty must be stopped, or at least that Obama should be punished by i) a congressional censure, ii) a refusal to approve his nominees, and iii) a refusal to fund the executive order. Corker is four square against all of these. He wants to prove Congress can pass pro bank and pro insurance company legislation and work with Obama to get it signed into law, thereby screwing us.

    And he claims that ignoring Obama’s violation of the law on amnesty will make Obama irrelevant. That is so illogical that it is absurd. Peace in our time for brother Corker. Appeasement did not stop Hitler and it will not stop Obama either. Is Corker that stupid? Or does he just think we are??

  76. When the left’s racial narrative gradually falls apart, just as it did during the Martin case, they retreat to claims of an unfair process or they claim that someone is a liar based on their own faulty BS detector. The more obvious explanation is the one the left, with few exceptions, refuses to contemplate, i.e. this was never the test case they wanted it to be.

    There are real world consequences to the behavior by the progressive media. Early, incomplete reporting leaves behind an understandable residue of anger. Irresponsible attacks on the process based on feelings, BS detectors and misreadings of evidence (or ignoring evidence altogether) further stoke that anger. The real fires we see burning in Ferguson aren’t that surprising given the story the progressive media has tried to tell about this case. Even after those fires go out the damage will remain.

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/11/28/Progressive-Media-Failed-Again-in-the-Brown-Case

  77. Another oh shit re Obamacare.
    Frances is a locally admired 93 yr old acquaintance of mine. Pneumonia seems to settle easily within her and hospitalizations come once or twice annually.
    The point is, Frances knows what is normal protocol. In the past her doctor called her hospital and that call authorized her admission. Family would drive her right over.
    As of last week, big change. Doctor can no longer authorize hospital stay. 93 yr old Frances had to go through the Emergency Room process.
    Wasn’t one of the features of the new health system supposed to take a load off Emergency Rooms?

    Here is a bold video I just came across. It was prepared for Thanksgiving. I think it was featured by Fox Nation.
    What If – Conservative War Chest. 11/28/14.

  78. TWO FANTASTIC MEN WHO ARE NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK THE TRUTH.

    THE COUNTRY NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE THEM, AND FEWER PEOPLE LIKE BOEHNER AND MCCONNELL WHO TALK THE TALK BUT ARE TOO DEVOTED TO THE GOOD LIFE AND TO THEIR DONORS TO WALK THE WALK, SO THEY ARE FORCED TO CONCOCT THESE CHARADES, WHICH WILL NO LONGER WORK, BECAUSE NOW, AFTER THIS LAST ELECTION THEY WILL BE WATCHED AS NEVER BEFORE.

  79. What is so sweet about the above video is how they nail Obama and Holder. This is what I was talking about above. It is more important to focus on the pattern, the proximate cause and control point for what happened, than to get wrapped up in the minutae. the second guessing, and details that don’t really matter. It is the left wing strategy and nothing else that needs to be exposed, because in the final analysis that is the only thing that matters. The rioters, the anarchists, the media and the entire traveling minstrel show which travels across the country like an off Broadway troop, are bit players. The producer of this tragedy is Obama, and the director is Holder and his corrupt hand picked justice department.

  80. I was speaking with one of my closest friends the other night, and he told me he was counting on McConnell and Boehner to stop Obama on amnesty. I started to tell him that ship has sailed, once McConnell said, in effect we won the election, we took your capital and now we surrender, i.e. promising Obama in the first words he spoke–there will be no impeachment and no government shut down. Not wishing to spoil his reverie, I thought it best to sit back and let him see for himself. I will say this much however: when McConnell does his little Neville Chamberlain act, he will encounter fierce opposition. And when he taps Corker to condemn that opposition, Corker who is very rich, and very French may suffer the fate of that other Gaelic bag of wind in the stage play Camelot:

    SIR DINADAN
    (spoken)
    Your Majesty can’t believe this blustering prattle-
    Let him prove it with a sword or lance instead!
    I promise you, when I’ve done this Gaul in battle
    His shoulders will be lonesome for his head!

    GUENEVERE
    You’ll disconnect him?

    SIR DINADAN
    I’ll vivisect him.

    GUENEVERE
    You’ll open-wide him?

    SIR DINADAN
    I’ll subdivide him.

    GUENEVERE
    Oh, dear, dear, dear, dear, dear.
    (sung)
    Then you may guide me to the show
    If you can carry out your program
    In fact, I’d grieve inside should you not guide me to the show

    SIRS LIONEL, SAGRAMORE, DINADAN
    Milady, we shall put an end to that Galic bag of noise and nerve
    When we do all that we intend to
    He’ll be a plate of French hors d’ouvres!

  81. Big media censors this because they love Obama–love with a love that is more than a love–it is an obsession that trumps the ethics of their profession, common sense, and the whole notion of civilization. It is nauseating. They still control the public mind, but there are glimmers of hope here and there. Like this, the doctor of common sense:

  82. Dana Milbanks, Obama apologist, seems to have removed his lips from barack’s backside long enough to scold the Dims for their “family feud”. Milbanks criticizes Schumer’s statement about Ocare being the wrong focus for Dims, as posted above by Admin. He then pretends to place a bit of blame on the WH for vetoing a tax bill Dims negotiated with Repubs.

    Of course he just had to place much responsibility for the problem on Bill Clinton, and former Clinton aide Terry McAuliffe for criticizing the party’s election strategy. (he actually uses the name “Clinton” twice for effect, referring McAulliffe as “former Clinton aide, now governor of Virginia”) In other words the Clintons and their people are responsible for this shit – as Dana apparently sees things.

    The six Dims who took a “symbolic stand” against Scary Harry just added to the appearance of Dim division, as did the Dims who rejected Pelosi’s pic for Dim leader on commerce committee, which Dana sees as the Dim Representatives “rebuke” of Pelosi.

    The Dims are pissed with leadership, understandably so. The few who actually have the guts to challenge them should be given a medal. But, that’s not how Dana sees it.

    His reasoning seems to be that after the Repubs kicked the Dims collective rear-end, and are thinking up ways to continue to do so, the Dims need to forget about the fact that the party has lost its soul, and limp their dissenting asses over to the circle that should be forming around the wagons.

    Something tells me that Dana and the other Obama boot lickers are in for a rough time in the future – that is if the party begins to swing from far left crazy back to a position with which regular Americans can identify.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-the-democrats-family-feud-is-counterproductive/2014/11/28/a3cf06d0-7695-11e4-bd1b-03009bd3e984_story.ht

  83. We need a 21st Century Martin Luther King.

    Let’s hope that Dr. Ben Carson gets some traction and becomes the face and voice of the authentic African American leader who is competent, color blind and genuinely concerned about people.—Larry Johnson

  84. As expected the whole thing is a total fraud…….He’s n even a doctor…..Lies lies and more lies from the racebaiters

    http://boingboing.net/2014/11/28/professor-who-assisted-i.html

    “Professor” who assisted in Mike Brown autopsy revealed as “fraud, con artist”

    Just when you thought the investigation into Ferguson cop Darren Wilson’s shooting of an unarmed black teen couldn’t get any more fucked up, it gets even more fucked up.

    Shawn Parcells became an instant media star in August after assisting in a private autopsy commissioned by the family of slain teen Michael Brown. Parcells showed up constantly on TV news as a forensic pathology expert, and claimed to have testified in court dozens of times in several states over the years. He also claims to be a professor. “But an investigation by CNN that included interviews with attorneys, law enforcement and physicians suggests Parcells isn’t the expert he seems to be.”

    Actually, the investigation makes him out to be a “con artist,” “manipulator,” and “fraud,” according to pathology experts interviewed for the piece.

  85. Little boy brilliantly and unintentionally upstages any teachable moment Barry has ever attempted to launch.& it’s not a lesson Barry would have wanted anyone to learn.

    150,000 Facebook posters share story of young demonstrator’s tearful hug with Portland officer

    Snip In a long Facebook posting of their own, the parents of Devonte Hart, Sarah and Jennifer Hart, told the story behind the photo. Freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen captured the moment during a Nov. 25 protest in Portland after a grand jury decided against indicting the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed an African-American theft suspect, Michael Brown:
    We hit the streets (Nov. 25) with the intention of spreading love and kindness, and to remind (ALL) people that they matter in this world. … I noticed Devonte was struggling. Tears. He wouldn’t speak. He was inconsolable. My son has a heart of a gold, compassion beyond anything I’ve ever experienced, yet struggles with living fearlessly when it comes to the police and people that don’t understand the complexity of racism that is prevalent in our society. …
    It was one of the most emotionally charged experiences I’ve had as a mother. He trembled holding a Free Hugs sign as he bravely stood alone in front of the police barricade. Tears rushing from his eyes and soaking his sweater, he gazed upon them not knowing how they would react.
    Snip
    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/11/post_495.html

  86. Big media keeps describing the late great raging bull as a “teenager”.

    All they needed to say was that he was 18 years old.

    Under criminal law, an 18 year old is considered an adult.

    He would not be eligible for juvenile court.

    Had he killed the officer he would have been tried as an adult.

    So why do they insist on calling him a teenager?

    Because it is a loaded word, and what it connotes is a child.

    Since he was 6 foot 5, they could not call him small like a child.

    So they invented the term gentle giant.

    So gentle that he robbed a convenience store a few minutes earlier.

    So gentle that he assaulted the clerk on camera.

    And so gentle that he assaulted the officer adnd charged the officer with murder and mahem on his mind.

    This is more of the same crap we saw in Florida.

    Remember they kept circulating that baby photo of Travon Martin.

    And they called this Hispanic who shot him in self defense a “white” Hispanic.

    The goal of big media is clear: to protect Obama at all cost, and to promote race riots.

    But if they want to call him a teenager inspite of all this

    Then the rule of completeness requires that they also acknowledge that the majority of violent crimes are committed by teenagers.

  87. You get these big media blasts like: the white police officer who shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown has resigned.

    Loaded words

    No context

    No mention of self defense

    No mention that grand jury no billed

    What big media is trying to do is salvage a victory after they fell flat on their face.

    For them it is too little too late.

    Both juries–the grand jury and the court of public opinion have decided the case against them and moved on.

    Next thing you will hear big media say is that the officer’s resignation shows consciousness of guilt.

    And when they say that someone needs to punch whoever says it in the nose

    And say, that wasn’t me, that was my inner child.

  88. Rod Serling come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So here’s the deal. We have seen what happened when the officer tried to apprehend the bruiser. And it ain’t pretty.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y

    In the twilight zone we the officer passes the bruiser by because he has read Bonfire of the Vanities, and that if there is an altercation he will be the victim. So the bruiser continues on his treck and runs into a black gentleman out for an evening stroll. He kills that black gentleman.

    The irony is that the black gentleman whom the bruiser murdered in the twilight zone is the same man who in our world is leading the protests, breaking glass, setting fire to police cars, and demanding vigilante justice against the police officer. He will never know that the officers actions saved his life.

  89. BLACK FERGUSON RESIDENTS ARMED WITH AR-15S SAVE WHITE OWNER’S BUSINESS

    A group of black Ferguson residents armed with AR-15s and other weapons stood guard around a Conoco station, owned by a white man, and saved it from being burned after looters began wreaking havoc on November 24.

    Because of the armed citizens, the Conoco was not only spared, but the owner did not even have to board up the station’s windows.

    According to Reuters, one of the men guarding the station was 37-year-old “Derrick Jordan–‘Stretch,’ as his friends call him.” He arrived in front of the Conoco, pulled out an AR-15, and stood guard at the store’s entrance. He was joined by three other black residents on November 25–all of whom had “pistols tucked into their waistbands” and all of whom took up positions around the Conoco.

    Other armed black men joined Jordan and the others from time to time to help keep guard. They protected not only the building, but also citizens who pulled up to get gas.

    Store owner Doug Merello said, “We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them.”
    Jordan and the others said they did not get paid to stand guard. Rather, they did it because Merello had “employed many of them over the years and treats them with respect.”

  90. Another parallel between MSM and their guy, Barack, web

    Obama gives us “words, just words”.

    MSM gives us “loaded words, just loaded words”.

    What a pleasant bit of news about the guys protecting the Conoco store.

  91. Fools of the Week: Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News

    Eric Bolling

    By Eric Bolling

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    Eric Bolling’s Fool of the Week: Brian Williams

    A full two weeks have passed since the accidental whistleblower MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber outed the Obama administration’s underhanded way of getting ObamaCare past the American people.

    The lying and cheating that it took to pass was deplorable.

    Well, you know about the Gruber tapes (all seven and counting) … because we, here at Fox News, told you about them.

    We showed you the tapes because ObamaCare was a game-changer. It changed the way we interpret the Constitution’s Commerce Clause. And gave the federal government new powers over what they can impose on Americans and you needed to understand how the administration perpetrated the Big Hoax.

    In the very prescient words of Vice President Joe Biden: “This is a big F***ing deal!”

    But if you’re one of the remaining few viewers to watch mainstream media, you probably never heard of Jon Gruber or his comment that are lighting up the news world.

    Because Brian Williams and his NBC Nightly News has NEVER once mentioned Gruber…

    They had time for things like Hello Kitty lollipops at McDonalds…

    The dress code for Kate and Prince William’s U.S. visit…

    And drones carrying mistletoe!

    But no Gruber.

    Because you are showing your media bias — like Madonna shows her lingerie –Brian Williams and the NBC Nightly News, you are the Fools of the Week

  92. I do not see how anyone can work for NBC, ABC, CBS or CNN and call themselves a journalist.

    A journalist takes the facts as he or she finds them, and follows them wherever they lead. Like Sharyl does.

    Big media does the opposite. They decide what they want, fabricate facts to conform to that desired outcome, censor those which do not, and always end up with egg on their face.

    They are a terminally ill industry, with no hope for rehabilitation.

  93. Info emailed yesterday by Senate Conservative Fund. Includes vote block plus link to petition defunding amnesty.

    snip GOP PLANS TO PASS MASSIVE OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

    According to reports from Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are working on a plan to pass a massive omnibus spending bill in the lame duck session. The plan will allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to control spending for most of the government until next fall and won’t stop the president’s executive amnesty. A separate, short-term bill will be passed that funds only immigration services until early next year.
    The strategy is designed to trick conservative lawmakers into agreeing to a massive omnibus spending bill in exchange for a promise to fight against amnesty next year. It’s a trap. GOP leaders have no plans to fight amnesty and they’re simply trying to get conservatives to cave on spending in the lame duck session. We have seen this before. Republican leaders promise to fight another day, but that day never comes. It’s the old Lucy and the football trick.

    The Republican establishment won’t fight the president’s amnesty unless conservatives force them to. Conservatives in Congress should not support any appropriations bill unless it includes language to defund the president’s amnesty. snip
    http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=75124207697efe9a19ed9a724&id=efade8eb93&e=5e805979e0

  94. NY post offers a scathing indictment of CNN, calling the network out for “lying” , manipulating its coverage and the information presented to fit a pre-determined agenda.

    This article is blunt. It calls bullshit on CNN .

    _____________

    CNN is lying when they say Ferguson protests were ‘peaceful’
    By Naomi Schaefer Riley

    November 29, 2014 | 7:15pm

    Here’s a quiz for you folks in the media: What happens if you’re out doing “man on the street” interviews but none of the men on the street fit your “narrative”?

    If you’re CNN, you stop interviewing them.

    It has been remarkable to watch the last few days as America’s self-styled “most trusted news network” has sent out teams of reporters to various areas of Ferguson, Mo., ostensibly to cover the protests there. While their cameramen are watching cars on fire and stores being looted, the reporters ramble on about how “most people here” are “peaceful protesters.”

    On Tuesday night, CNN correspondent Jason Carroll was reporting, “Most of the protesting we saw in front of the Ferguson Police Department tonight was peaceful.” Then as he started trying to explain the fires burning behind him, he was approached by three of the protesters, who proceeded to get in his face and yell at him because he was promoting a “certain narrative” — the police narrative. “You don’t understand!” one screamed.

    Anchor Don Lemon quickly went elsewhere, saying he was worried about Carroll’s safety. When Lemon returned to Carroll later in the broadcast and asked him what the men were saying to him, Carroll refused to say. The reporter was stonewalling because, he explained, these men didn’t “represent” the peaceful protesters who were really the story.

    CNN’s “narrative” was laid out early on Monday evening as correspondent Van Jones (formerly of the Obama administration) warned the audience not to pay attention to “a few knuckleheads” who later became a “bunch of knuckleheads” who “started a bunch of nonsense.”

    (snip)

    I didn’t post the entire article, although it’s worth a read. http://nypost.com/2014/11/29/why-cnn-wants-you-to-believe-the-ferguson-protests-were-peaceful/

  95. …just an observation…

    I notice there is a lot of backlash against the woman who made comments about Sasha and Malia at the turkey press op…

    …wonder if all these people complaining about “leaving the children out of it” made the same statements or spoke out to protect Sarah Palin’s kids when they were ridiculed and attacked…and attacked in much more vile ways…

    …wonder what Carol Costello has to say about it?

    ********************************************

    for the record, the girls are 13 & 16 and their skirts are too short…even when on formal photo opps out of the country…frankly, they can’t get any shorter and they must have difficulty when they sit down…common sense stuff…

    most parents would not let their girls under 16 out with skirts that short, much less stand next to the President

    that is the visual…not saying anything bad about the girls…take the hemline down about 1 1/2″ and it would be much more appropriate…

  96. Here is the simple point which will elude every RINO:

    The public did not give them the senate because they were frustrated with gridlock.

    That is the self serving excuse of Obama and big media to hide the fact that they no longer have the mandate.

    The Republican Party would be fools to accept that erroneous interpretation.

    But they are fools because McConnell, Corker and their ilk will gladly accept it.

    Because it relieves them of the obligation to fight

    It gets them a pat on the head from the media

    And, it allows them to focus on what they really want

    Which is passing bills for their bank and insurance company donors

    And growing big government

    While diminishing to constitution

    And leaving the American people poorer and less free

    The RINO misses the essential truth

    The Republican Party was given the senate for one reason

    To stop Obama

    And when they fail to do that they will lose their base

    This point is obvious.

  97. Why Southern Democrats can’t win
    By: streiff (Diary) | November 30th, 2014 at 09:00 AM | 12

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    I’m not in the business of giving electoral advice to Democrats. Unlike Chuck Schumer, who went out of his way to tell us what we had to do on immigration or face a blow-out in 2014, I enjoy blow-out elections like 2010 and 2014. I am in favor of at least a two-party system because having lived in one-party paradises in DC and Maryland I can tell you nothing corrupts so absolutely as one party being in perpetual control of government. The modern Democrats are, however, not an acceptable alternative. Nothing would make me happier that the Democrat party simply going away because the Democrats and what passes for “values” in the Democrat party run contrary to logic, economics, and Western Civilization.

    But some times a bit of delusional nonsense floats by that demands commentary. For instance, via Huffington Post, Southern Democrats Urge a Return to Party Basics:

    Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well.

    “It’s time to draw a line in the sand and not surrender our brand,” Rickey Cole, the party chairman in Mississippi, said. He believes candidates have distanced themselves from the past half-century of Democratic principles.

    “We don’t need a New Coke formula,” Cole said. “The problem is we’ve been out there trying to peddle Tab and RC Cola.”

    Cole and other Southern Democrats acknowledge divisions with prominent populists such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)6%. Yet they see merit in pushing stronger voting rights laws, tighter bank regulation, labor-friendly policies such as a higher minimum wage and other familiar party themes.

    To put it politely, the Democrat party is a non-entity in Mississippi and, to paraphrase George Patton, Cole knows as much about winning as he does about f***ing.

    As I see it the Democrat party has four problems that make Cole’s vision problematic.

    All elections are national.

    It is simply not possible for parties to tailor their message to specific states. If the candidate has held a national office (like, for instance, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)11% of Arkansas), no matter what his personal beliefs may be he can either vote with his party and president or he can be pushed to the side. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)4% can’t run as a populist, small government candidate by touting her nearly lockstep support for Obama. This cuts both ways, of course, as Republicans found in 2006 when they tried to distance themselves from President Bush. But, being a conservative, I would contend that national party priorities is a much bigger drag on Democrats running at state level than it is on Republicans.

    If a Democrat, say in Cole’s Mississippi, did emerge from a Democrat primary in favor of free markets, free people, and a strong and confident America he’d still be swamped by the national party’s message of division, racial spoils, and weakness.

    The Democrat party is in-your-face counter-cultural in the South.

    Going back to the “bitter-clinger” quip by Obama in 2008, the contempt the Democrats show for cultural norms provides a strong headwind for any efforts. Cole himself notes this

    Cole, the Mississippi chairman, acknowledged that any new approach won’t close the party’s gap in the South on abortion, same-sex marriage and guns, and said Democrats intensify that cultural disconnect with “identity politics.”

    While the party’s positions on gay rights, minority voting access, women’s rights and immigration are not wrong, Cole said, “those people who don’t see themselves in those groups say, ‘What have the Democrats got for me?’”

    He seems to assume these positions can simply be messaged away but they can’t. They are real and the are tied to every Democrat’s tail like a string of tin cans.

    The Democrat party is that it has become the party of government largesse.

    Democrats are antagonistic to personal liberty in economics as much as they are opposed to it in the sphere of religious beliefs and even personal opinions. One needs look no further than Obama’s vapid “Life of Julia” narrative during the 2012 campaign to see what the Democrats desire. People dependent upon the government for education, food, housing, child care, health care, employment, retirement, and turned into bio-fuel on the way out. This kind of philosophy is foreign to most Americans and it certainly runs counter to being friendly to working families because the taxes used to pay for this cradle-to-grave care comes from family disposable income and with this largesse comes government control.

    The Democrat party hates America.

    The Democrats’s vision of America is something like the late Yugoslavia. A smorgasbord of races, ethnicities, languages, cultures, and religions that either hold each other at arms length or actively hate each other and do so as a matter of government policy. We know bi-lingual education results in kids who are bi-stupid, utterly unschooled in two languages and unable to function in an English dominant society. Bit Democrats persist in fighting cultural, or at least linguistic assimilation. Cole’s “stronger voting rights laws” are just a softer way of describing grievance mongering. The Democrats tried pitting men against women in the last election. The Democrats approach elections by trying to create interest groups and then set them against each other. Their policies and legislative agenda is based on creating an ever increasing series of rights for various affinity groups at the expense of non-group members and society.

    Not only does the hostility to the nation permeate the Democrats’s domestic agenda (see Obama’s immigration order) it is the driving force in our foreign policy.

    This is not the way a nation can operate and survive.

    And these are not the core values of a party that is serious about winning elections outside the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards.

  98. How many ways are there to say, “FAILURE”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/393377/forgotten-americans-victor-davis-hanson

    Political analysts still are arguing over why the Democratic party was washed away in the midterm election. Since 2008, ascendant progressives had been crowing over a fresh mosaic of energized minorities, newly franchised immigrants, single young urban women, greens, gays, and — less often mentioned — upscale professionals and the 1-percenter super-wealthy.

    These groups were united by their support for the expansion of entitlements, higher taxes, neo-isolationism, amnesty, opposition to any restrictions on abortion, curbs on carbon-energy development, and gay marriage. But what really held them together was Barack Obama. His exotic name, his racial background, his leftwing ideology, and his Ivy League training appealed to each of these diverse groups. Without him on the ballot — as in 2010 and 2014 — most of these identity groups apparently were not energized enough to turn out in sufficient numbers to make up for middle-class voters turned off by progressive rhetoric and the by-any-means-necessary distortions to achieve its ends.

    Indeed, a cynic would sum up the unlikely liberal coalition as a bridge over the middle class. Wealthy, influential progressives had enough capital and income to support new efforts at government redistribution, higher taxes, and the sort of green projects that, at least in the short term, would slow the economy and cost blue-collar jobs — but not really affect the 1 percenters’ own livelihoods much….

  99. But what really held them together was Barack Obama. His exotic name, his racial background, his leftwing ideology, and his Ivy League training appealed to each of these diverse groups. Without him on the ballot — as in 2010 and 2014 — most of these identity groups apparently were not energized enough to turn out in sufficient numbers to make up for middle-class voters turned off by progressive rhetoric and the by-any-means-necessary distortions to achieve its ends.
    —————-
    Oh, it is not really that bad for the dimocrats.

    They can hold that coalition together and win if they double down on their core strategy:

    1. division

    2. racial spoils

    3. curtailment of civil liberties

    4. surrender abroad

    Actually, that strategy is well suited to a nation in decline

    Whose mindset his defined by big media

    They have 242 safe electoral votes–all they need is 270

    I think the toothless Republican Party is selling buggy whips to people with automobiles.

  100. but not really affect the 1 percenters’ own livelihoods much….
    ———-
    So how do we make THEM bleed as well?

  101. How do we make them bleed?

    I would look at all the devices they use for an inter-generational transfer of wealth above 10 million dollars.

    I would find ways to capture that wealth and prevent it from being transferred.

    Death taxes, estate taxes, are some of the more obvious examples.

    Similarly, trust vehicles used to accomplish that objective, gifts causi mortus, and all the other schemes.

    A study of what the Kennedy family has done to protect their wealth would provided an excellent point of departure

    For ensuring that the trust fund babies are at risk like the rest of us are.

    I am talking about the high income people now.

    They are the ones who are insulated

  102. Patty4Hill is to blame. She warned us that the green energy billionaires would jump into the political process, and wrest control of it from the American People. The dot com billionaires, the hedge fund billionaires and the big media billionaires. That is the group that is out of control. Since there are far more of us than there are of them, they only way they can succeed is by bribing federal officials to do our bidding, and by getting big media whom they now control to pull the wool over our eyes. To find the truth in the 24/7 outpourings of big media is like trying to separate the fly shit from pepper. It does no good to refute them, they are a propaganda mill bent on a pre-determined narrative. The way to beat them is by looking down at them, and questioning the intelligence of people who listen to them.

  103. The question I ask myself often:

    Could I be looking at this thing wrong.

    The corruption of big media is a given.

    No one who lives in the real world will dispute that.

    The stupidity of the American people when it comes to politics is, likewise, a given

    The election result of 2008 and 2012 speak for themselves

    It the turn the other cheek strategy of the RINO that drives me to distraction

    Its the cut off his head and shit down his neck strategy of the tea party that I applaud.

    Goldberg offers another perspective.

    He points to the fact the cocksucker in chief went on FOX News to announce his unlawful amnesty order.

    Goldberg suggests that he did this to elicit a reaction of outrage no different than mine.

    Goldberg suggests that his purpose, apart from rewarding the rabid Hispanic lobby

    Is to make himself look reasonable compared to the republican outrage

    In which case, ignoring him and passing a series of legislative initiatives he vetoes

    Would be the best strategy for Republicans

    Insofar as this would make him look unreasonable

    And the arbitrary and unworkable nature of his mandate would be manifest

    Which would leave the big media beloved messiah twisting in the wind.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3916105040001/goldberg-reveals-real-motive-behind-obamas-executive-action/?intcmp=ob_article_sidebar_video&intcmp=obnetwork#sp=show-clips

  104. The tale of the economic recovery winners and losers played out over “Black Friday” and the rest of the weekend. I will be curious to see what happens with “Cyber Monday” sales. That will be the bigger indicator in my view.
    __________________________________________________

    “Overall, 133.7 million people shopped in stores and online over the four-day weekend, down 5.2 percent from last year, according to a survey of 4,631 people conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the trade group. Early discounting, more online shopping and a mixed economy meant fewer people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Sunday.

    Total spending for the weekend is expected to fall 11 percent to $50.9 billion from an estimated $57.4 billion last year, the trade group estimated.
    Part of the reason is that Target, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Wal-Mart and other major retailers pushed fat discounts as early as Halloween. Some opened stores even earlier on Thanksgiving. All that stole some thunder from Black Friday and the rest of the weekend.

    Still, the preliminary data makes retailers worried that shoppers remain frugal despite improving employment and falling gas prices.

    Matt Shay, the trade group’s CEO, said he thinks people benefiting from the recovery may not feel the need to fight crowds to get the deepest discount on a TV or toaster. And those who feel like the recession never ended may not have the money and will stretch out what they spend through Christmas.

    And shoppers are still feeling the effects of high food prices and stagnant wages.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/30/Black-Friday-Weekend-Slows-Down-as-Allure-Fades

  105. If “cyber Monday” goes the same way as “Black Friday”, I think the truth of this so-called economic recovery is now being played out as much in the stores as it was in the voting booth.
    _____________________________________________________

    “Overall, 133.7 million people shopped in stores and online over the four-day weekend, down 5.2 percent from last year, according to a survey of 4,631 people conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the trade group. Early discounting, more online shopping and a mixed economy meant fewer people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation said Sunday.

    Total spending for the weekend is expected to fall 11 percent to $50.9 billion from an estimated $57.4 billion last year, the trade group estimated.
    Part of the reason is that Target, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Wal-Mart and other major retailers pushed fat discounts as early as Halloween. Some opened stores even earlier on Thanksgiving. All that stole some thunder from Black Friday and the rest of the weekend.
    Still, the preliminary data makes retailers worried that shoppers remain frugal despite improving employment and falling gas prices.

    Matt Shay, the trade group’s CEO, said he thinks people benefiting from the recovery may not feel the need to fight crowds to get the deepest discount on a TV or toaster. And those who feel like the recession never ended may not have the money and will stretch out what they spend through Christmas.

    And shoppers are still feeling the effects of high food prices and stagnant wages.”
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/11/30/Black-Friday-Weekend-Slows-Down-as-Allure-Fades

  106. Professor Victor Davis Hanson has given us one more brilliant essay.

    This one concerns the decline in the rule of law. It starts at the top, with men like Obama who flaunt the law. And to men like Holder who is supposedly the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, and uses his position to undermine the very foundations of our democracy. And with men like Chief Justice Roberts who lack the courage to defend it when called upon to do so. Meanwhile, corruption and politics infect all federal agencies, from the IRS to the FBI to BATF etc. And big media is in on it.

    But the worst of it is this: the federal government has abandoned its primary mission of protecting the public, and has assumed the role of protector of the federal government. As a result, the focus of federal law has shifted from prosecuting law breakers to persecuting and disenfranchising law abiding citizens–which is a self defeating strategy. At some point, law abiding citizens realize they are being played for chumps, and they refuse to play the game. They may take cash and not pay taxes. They may fail to report federal crimes. They may refuse to cooperate with investigations. They may decide not to work. They may refuse to abide by Obamacare. In other words, the productive class may give up on being productive.

    The federal government has developed a KITA–kick them in the ass strategy of governance. The views of the American people are spurned and dismissed by their Harvard trained betters. They do not want to hear them any more than big media does. They would rather rely on a pollster who they pay to tell them what they want to hear, and can then report as the public response to their policies. The problem with the KITA strategy is it relies on carrots and sticks to extract compliance. Human nature recoils against such a system. It finds ways to steal more carrots and avoid the sticks. Eventually, the system collapses.

    —————-

    In the Ferguson disaster, the law was the greatest casualty. Civilization cannot long work if youths strong-arm shop owners and take what they want. Or walk down the middle of highways high on illicit drugs. Or attack police officers and seek to grab their weapons. Or fail to obey an officer’s command to halt. Or deliberately give false testimonies to authorities. Or riot, burn, and loot. Or, in the more abstract sense, simply ignore the legal findings of a grand jury; or, in critical legal theory fashion, seek to dismiss the authority of the law because it is not deemed useful to some preconceived theory of social justice. Do that and society crumbles.

    In our cynicism we accept, to avoid further unrest, that no government agency will in six months prosecute the looters and burners, or charge with perjury those who brazenly lied in their depositions to authorities, or charge the companion of Michael Brown with an accessory role in strong-arm robbery, or charge the stepfather of Michael Brown for using a bullhorn to incite a crowd to riot and loot and burn. We accept that because legality is becoming an abstraction, as it is in most parts of the world outside the U.S. where politics makes the law fluid and transient.

    Nor can a government maintain legitimacy when it presides over lawlessness. The president of the United States on over 20 occasions insisted that it would be illegal, dictatorial, and unconstitutional to contravene federal immigration law — at least when to do so was politically inexpedient. When it was not, he did just that. Now we enter the Orwellian world of a videotaped president repeatedly warning that what he would soon do would be in fact illegal. Has a U.S. president ever so frequently and fervently warned the country about the likes of himself?

    What is forgotten about amnesty is that entering the U.S. illegally is not the end, but often the beginning of lawlessness. Out here in rural central California we accept a world where thousands drive without insurance, licenses, and registration. Fleeing the scenes of traffic accidents earns snoozes. There is no such thing as the felony of providing false information on government affidavits or creating made-up Social Security numbers. Selling things without paying taxes and working off the books while on assistance are no longer illegal. The normative culture is lawlessness.

    Amnesty, granted through a lawless presidential act, will not stop but only encourage further lawlessness. If someone has become used to ignoring a multitude of laws without consequences, there is no reason why he should suddenly cease, given that punishment for breaking the law is still considered a politically-incorrect rather than a legal act — and that even with amnesties it will still be far easier and cheaper to break than obey the law. Who will deport an illegal alien beneficiary of amnesty when he again breaks the law? Amnesty will be seen as both reactive and prophylactic, a waiver for both past and future behavior.

    More disturbingly, we have engendered a strange culture of justifiable lawlessness: those who are deemed exploited in some ways are exempt from following the law; those without such victim status are subject even more to it. Executive authorities compensate for their impotence in not enforcing statutes for some by excessively enforcing them on others.

    I accept that if I burn a single old grape stake that has been treated with a copper-based preservative, I will be facing huge fines by environmental protection agencies, whose zeal will not extend to nearby residents who have created illegal compounds of rental Winnebagos with jerry-rigged wiring and stop-gap sewage or who dump wet garbage along the side of the road. In the old days the dumpers at least used to sift out incriminating documents with names on them; now they leave them in, without worry over the consequences.

    Our bureaucrats thirst for the single infraction by the law-biding citizen who can pay — to compensate for their impotence amid endless crimes by the law-breaking who are deemed unable to pay. That idea of redistributive enforcement permeates the entire federal government.

    When Americans receive that dreaded letter from the IRS in the mail, demanding that they pay additional taxes with interest — or else — they cannot act in the way the IRS now acts: ignoring government requests, losing documents, hiding emails, taking the Fifth Amendment. If Americans were to follow the lawless culture of Lois Lerner and her associates at the IRS, then the IRS and the entire system of voluntary tax-compliance would simply implode. Try the following when the IRS calls:

    “Sorry, I need two more years to find those documents.”
    “You never sent me that tax notice!”
    “My accountant, not me, did it.”
    “Oh, oh, I lost that receipt.”
    “I plead the Fifth and can’t give you that information.”
    “Nope, those are private communications and I won’t hand them over.”

    Indeed, the problem with the Obama administration is that the government’s own bureaucracies — the IRS, VA, Secret Service, GSA, EPA, Justice and State Departments — have so serially broken their own statutes and lied about their misconduct, that it is now almost impossible to reassure Americans that they, too, cannot do what their own government sees as some sort of birthright.

    The fuel of lawlessness is untruth. What amazes about President Obama is not that he occasionally misstates facts — every president has done that — but that he so serially says things that are untrue and yet he must know are so easily exposed as untrue. When the president on over 20 occasions swears he cannot legally grant amnesty and then does so, or when he swears he cannot comment on an ongoing criminal case when he habitually has done just that, or when he insists that Obamacare will not result in higher premiums and deductibles or loss of doctors and health plans when it does precisely that, or when he asserts to the world that a mere demonstration over a video caused an attack on our consulate in Benghazi when he knew that it did not, or when he utters iron-clad red lines, deadlines, and step-over-lines that he knows are mythical or denies he has done just that — when he does all this, then almost everything he asserts must be doubted.

    We now live in an era when we expect a federal bureaucrat — whether the attorney general or the secretary of Defense or the secretary of Labor — to illegally jet on family or political business at the public expense, or the president of the United States to pick and choose which elements of the law he finds useable and therefore are to be enforced and which bothersome and therefore ignored.

    For this administration, the law is a drag.

    What separated the United States from a Peru or Nigeria or Mexico or Laos or Russia was the sanctity of the law, or the idea that from the highest elected officials to the least influential citizen, all were obligated to follow, according to their stations, the law. Under Obama, that sacred idea has been eroded. We live in a world of illegal immigration and amnesties, Ferguson mythologies, and alphabet government scandals, presided over by a president who not only does not tell the truth, but also seems to be saying to the public, “I say whatever I want, so get over it.”

  107. I could have said it all in one sentence, now that I think about it.

    UNDER OBAMA, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LACKS LEGITIMACY.

  108. Obama at a loss on Ferguson
    Buzz Cut:
    • Obama at a loss on Ferguson
    • Congress returns as cliff looms
    • Hillary’s love for temporary amnesty may mean trouble
    • Baier Tracks: Tea leaves tell of Pentagon pick
    • ‘Since then, we have not actually seen the squirrel…’
    snip Shiny object alert – The president is slated for a full day of symbolic meetings on the issue of law enforcement in minority communities, including a cabinet meeting addressing the subject of “militarization” of police departments. The topic has political appeal across the spectrum, but that doesn’t speak to what protestors are shutting down malls and highways at rush hour about. The claim from the Ferguson protesters is that police can kill black men with impunity and that “black lives don’t matter.” Obama is talking past those calling for action on that front. The militarization argument might come into play on the response to the protests, but certainly not their underlying cause. That is raw, divisive and cannot be addressed with a single executive order or even a single bill. Obama will also hold meetings with civil rights leaders and then law enforcement figures. But again, the question remains: To what end?
    [One of the prosed solutions for ethnic tensions between officers and citizens is to have more black officers. But as Heather Mac Donald has observed, some of the worst civil rights abuses have come from majority-black departments like New Orleans and Detroit.]
    snip
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/12/01/obama-at-loss-on-ferguson/

  109. Throughout history nations have experienced civil wars. At one level, they are the final end game in the pursuit of power, in which compromise is a dirty word. The congressional black caucus wants a civil war in this country along racial lines. So do the NAACP and the New Black Panther Party. And so do Obama and Holder. They will not say this aloud. But it is the logical consequences of the tactics and polices they pursue. They just don’t have the recognize it. But the street thugs do. They know a dog whistle when they hear one. Just as middle east terrorist heard Obama’s dog whistle in Cairo. These people live to incite the mob, always betting that the other side will be reasonable. But if you push the other side hard enough and often enough, do not be surprised if they push back and then you have a conflict no one can stop. That is where this whole thing is headed with the able assistance of big media. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air made the point this morning that we have a paranoid media and political class in this country, and they are the ones pushing the racist meme in order to protect their own power and privilege. The assholes want to talk about white privilege when the privilege they should be talking about, which is wrecking the nation is the one that exists inside the beltway, i.e. the new Versailles, as Brokaw calls it.
    ————————

    The black leadership in this country wants to “go back to the future” and tell us that nothing has changed. America is still rotten, still evil, still oppressing its poor.

    It is the sole rational for their existence, to perpetuate the big lie.

    See, nothing has changed since 1965, except that the 40+ members of the CBC are today meeting in the White House with the first black president, and first black attorney general, to “find a way” to combat racism in the country.

    In late 2004, during a post election symposium, OK blue-dog Democrat Congressman Brad Carson, who was very popular in his district (and the state) explained his loss in his Senate race to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)85% in two words, “Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)HERITAGE ACTIONSCORECARDSen. John Kerry0%Senate Democrat Average3%SEE FULL SCORECARD0%.”

    Bush beat Kerry by 30 points, and Carson said that there was no way he could overcome that disadvantage. He went on to say that the Democrat party would never evolve into a truly national party until the “last Vietnam era” activist died.

    The same may be true of solving the problem of race in America. Until the last of the old guard, the Lewises, the Jacksons…..all those who were there with Dr King, are gone, it will be more of the same old, same old. Blacks will never develop leaders who can speak truth to their race, until they can find leadership to fight the next battle, and not the last one.

    There are now some 40 members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The sheer collective stupidity of that group boggles the mind. There is no nice way to put it. They are cretins..intellectually bankrupt, and focused only on getting re-elected, and enjoying the perks of power in Congress.

    They want nothing more than to remain inside the Beltway, and when they die, or become so enfeebled, to pass on their seat to a spouse or child. They care nothing for the betterment of their race.

    Of the 4o or so members of the CBC, there is not one that has any chance of winning a state-wide office ( nor would they even want to.) Why upset the apple art? Why have to work. They have theirs.

    So, in their carefully drawn “majority-minority” districts. ( courtesy of the VRA) they easily win re-election by promulgating racial politics, us-against-them..whitey is oppressing us…so you’ve got to shows the man who’s boss and keep on electing me.

    And we are seeing their perverted and distorted vision of America, today, ( with the help of the MSM 24/7,) as they attempt to recast Ferguson as Selma.

    It is likely their last stand. But will it be their “gotterdammerung?”

  110. wbboei November 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The Republican Party was given the senate for one reason: To stop Obama

    And when they fail to do that they will lose their base.

    I think their “base” has already been lost — to the Tea Party.

    The Republicans cannot stop Obama anyway — even with Tea Party help — because (i) they don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground and (ii) they’re going to need help from the Democrats to do anything at all, even in the House, where the dozens of Tea Party reps enjoy thumbing their noses at the establishment Republicans.

  111. wbboei November 29, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I was speaking with one of my closest friends the other night, and he told me he was counting on McConnell and Boehner to stop Obama on amnesty.

    No way. Don’t count on that pair to do anything at all.

  112. rgb44hrc November 28, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    … shouldn’t Hillary announce RIGHT AWAY what her intentions are?

    Nope, consensus seems to be she should wait as long as possible…

    Welcome back, btw

  113. wbboei November 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Leonardo Di Caprio … a good instinct when it comes to selecting the movies he will star in and which ones he will put his own money on the line to finance. Titanic, Gangs of New York and the Howard Hughes story

    Right. I always go to see Leonardo movies. The ones that stand out for me are “J. Edgar”, “Shutter Island” and “Inception” — very different types of movies with strong characters that leave a trace.

  114. Um, “The Great Gatsby” was pretty bad, though. It wasn’t Di Caprio’s performance, it was the period décor and music (i.e. the direction) that was wanting.

  115. The only thing I’ve really liked about Di Caprio is his entire name…
    Leonardo Di Caprio.

    To me, that’s a perfect name. His acting is okay, nothing I ever got excited about.

    I thought the Titanic was cornball and the Gatsby was poor compared to Redford’s version.

  116. holdthemaccountable
    December 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Obama at a loss on Ferguson
    ———————————————-
    It is pathetically obvious to me that radical black agitators are so desperate to make something out of Ferguson because they know O is OVER. They have stood by him, telling themselves they just had to wait their turn, and they would be rewarded. So now they are taking what they can before it is all gone. Pathetic.

  117. Off topic….for fans of this show, House of Cards Season 3 drops on NetFlix on 2/27/15.

    I so love this show!

  118. while our “leaders” are trying to stroke a ‘race war’ a little diversion…

    ****************************************
    ah..Leonardo…an amazing career…

    after soaps and sitcoms as a boy…kid…his amazing breakthrough performance was at 19 in “what’s eating Gilbert Grape?’, he played Johnny Depp’s mentally handicapped brother…

    he has worked multiple times with Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorcese

    loved his work in ‘Boy’s Life’ with DeNiro, ‘The Departed’, ‘Blood Diamond’ and the handsome charmer in ‘Catch Me If You Can’

    …besides the other greats Wbboei has mentioned (Gangs of NY, etc)…the young Leonardo grew into a man with major acting chops – five academy award noms and 10 Golden Globes noms with a win The Aviator…imho…he deserves a film worthy to score the Oscar…

    …however speaking of Oscars…i am going on record now as saying that Eddie Redmayne will definitely receive a nomination for ‘The Theory of Everything’ and will be the front, front runner to win for Best Actor…

  119. VH, I am also a huge HOC fan.

    Netflix has some really good original programming. If you haven’t seen Lilyhammer, you should check it out. I love quirky and it totally fits that description. Some pretty rough violence, at times, but not too over the top.

  120. jeswezey
    December 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    wbboei November 29, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I was speaking with one of my closest friends the other night, and he told me he was counting on McConnell and Boehner to stop Obama on amnesty.

    No way. Don’t count on that pair to do anything at all.

    ———–
    Well, obviously their strategy does not comport with mine.

    In their view, Obama would like nothing more than to lure them into a fight where he and his big media allies could pound the mean spirited Republicans, etc. He has dared them to impeach him and to shut down government. McConnell believes this is not a game that the Republicans can win, so he will not play it.

    Instead, their strategy is to say we will live with your executive order and you will die by your executive order. In the case of Obamacare, and in the case of amnesty, the way to make Obama bleed is to ignore him and let these programs fall apart under their own weight. Now that they control Congress, Republicans can decide which parts to fix–like border security and which parts to let self destruct, or to create such panic in the media that he is anxious to make a deal etc.

    Watch what Corker says, because he speaks for McConnell. He said the will pass legislation and make Obama irrelevant. They think that sort of indirect attack is the way to get to him both psychologically, and politically. It renders his biggest ally, big media impotent. The challenge in this strategy is two-fold. First, they will need to keep the conservatives (like me) on the reservation. Second, a failure to engage will embolden Obama to act unilaterally in other areas, e.g. climate change, etc. and if they ignore him there as well, then it will be hard to differentiate this strategy from one of abject surrender.

  121. wbboei December 2, 2014 at 2:23 am

    … counting on McConnell and Boehner to….

    … do anything at all.

    Well, obviously their strategy does not comport with mine.

    Let’s get real: They have no strategy. They’re hands are tied and they’re idiots.

    You think Batman and Robin are going to get somewhere by ignoring Obama just like he’s ignoring them?

    This is going to play into Obama’s hands again: Congress is even more paralyzed now than it was before, so I do what I want. Jus’ doin’ my job, folks.

    This is why I suspect Obama’s approval ratings may rise again. You might think that Congress’ approval ratings are so low they can only go up, but that’s not true: There’s still room below hemorrhoids and cockroaches for Congress to go.

  122. Lu4PUMA
    December 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm
    holdthemaccountable
    December 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Obama at a loss on Ferguson
    ———————————————-
    It is pathetically obvious to me that radical black agitators are so desperate to make something out of Ferguson because they know O is OVER. They have stood by him, telling themselves they just had to wait their turn, and they would be rewarded. So now they are taking what they can before it is all gone. Pathetic.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    Some hope where there was none. Tnx for your perspective.

  123. NY Post article says Sharpton should not be allowed at the White House, and that Obama should tell Holder to STFU about Ferguson.

    Can they get an amen!?
    __________________________

    “The Prez and the Rev”

    By Post Editorial BoardDecember 1, 2014 | 7:21pm

    President Obama was right about Ferguson when he told the American people last week, “We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make.”

    If the president meant what he said, there are two immediate steps he would take.

    First, he would tell Attorney General Eric Holder to stand down.

    As former mayor and federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani has noted, given that the grand jury found not enough evidence to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, Holder ought to stand down in his attempt to bring a federal case.
    Remember, several African-American witnesses have corroborated Wilson’s version of events, as did the forensic evidence.

    Second, President Obama would never again have the Rev. Al Sharpton at the White House. In American life today, it’s hard to think of any figure more opposed to the idea of respecting a grand jury’s considered decision than our Rev. Al.

    Certainly he showed that in Ferguson, immediately dismissing the grand jury’s decision because it wasn’t the indictment he’d demanded.
    Closer to home, he also wants an indictment from the Staten Island grand jury in the case of Eric Garner, who died while resisting arrest this past summer.

    At the same time, he’s linking what NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says was the accidental shooting of Akai Gurley with the Garner and Brown cases.

    Now, it’s possible that some of the ideas President Obama discussed in his meetings Monday — e.g., $75 million in federal funding to get 50,000 body cameras to cops around the country — may be helpful.

    But if we are talking about solutions that will save lives, it starts with the most basic: Tell people not to resist arrest or assault police.
    The Rev. Al has been careful to say he condemns violence. But he also stokes the flames.

    Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wasn’t too far off the mark when he said this weekend that Sharpton “is an inciter of mobs, and he demands mob justice.”

    And there should be no welcome for such a man at any White House.

    http://nypost.com/2014/12/01/the-prez-and-the-rev/

  124. Washington Examiner article argues that Obama has damaged the party in a couple of ways: 1) the “coalition” the party has depended upon is either no longer existent, or if it is, its numbers have decreased significantly . 2) Obama has driven large numbers of white voters away from the party.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamas-dangerous-legacy-for-democrats/article/2556811
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    Big Pink has been saying that for a long time, as we know.

  125. We shoulda known – Brzille-nut was not going to stay quiet about Ferguson for long. She is recommending a National Commission on Justice.

    In this CNN piece, Donna says she doesn’t “want to look back” – and yet, she returns to the 1960s and earlier, and reminds us of the racial strife of the time. Most of us recall it vividly, and worked to end it. Many whites voted for Obama in the hope that the election of the first (half) black president would demonstrate their condemnation of racism and injustice.

    I doubt they expected race relations would devolve to the point they are today. Donna wants the national commission she proposes to support reconciliation between the races.

    If anyone believes that that Donna, Holder, Obama, Sharpton and others of their mindset actually want “reconciliation”, I have a large piece of desert property in the middle of the LA swampland I’d like to sell.

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    A few words from Donna. More at link:

    ‘Racism without racists’? Black and Blue: Impact of Ferguson
    We have gone forward. We also know America isn’t Shangri-La. When cities burn in the night, parents weep in silent anguish, thousands march in protest, and a Ferguson prosecutor willingly undercuts his own case, we have a distance to travel.
    Ferguson-inspired protests go national

    Today, we need a national commission on justice. One that is more than a fact-finding commission. One whose purpose is reconciliation. This one should be modeled after South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chaired by Bishop Desmond Tutu.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/01/opinion/brazile-ferguson-truth-and-reconciliation/index.html

  126. Let’s get real: They have no strategy. They are idiots.
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    The situation has changed dramatically.

    They now control both houses of congress.

    Obamacare and amnesty are very unpopular.

    And the adverse effects will be felt for the next several years.

    You say they have no strategy.

    Believe me, they do.

    It is what is described in my comments above.

    In addition, they will pass the constitutionality of Obamacare off to the courts.

    That is why the House of Representatives hired the premier constitutional lawyer in the county.

    I believe they must do more.

    They must use the power of the purse to defund implementation of amnesty

    Erickson, who has contacts with Hill staffers says they will not do that.

    He claims they are pretending, but we will know for sure if they pass an omnibus spending bill for the next year.

    If that happens, then they can try to carve out the amnesty provisions after they take control but he will veto.

    The other thing they must do is use the power of appointment to deny his nominations.

    The test case for that will be how they handle this attorney general appointment.

    Perhaps you know Boehner and McConnell personally, better than I do.

    But the time I have spent with them tells me they are not idiots, but neither do they represent our interests.

    They are better than democrats only insofar as they will not send us to hell as quickly.

    But like the old civil rights establishment, they and their dino counterparts–

    Have more memories of the past, than dreams for the future.

    With respect to the former, black people in this nation need to be vocal about this.

    They need to tell themselves and others: the old civil rights establishment is has taken the wrong turn.

    Jackson, Sharpton, Holder have more memories of the past than dreams for the future.

    They do not represent me.

  127. We must take full account of something Goldberg said because it is a big big big tell:

    Obama took his amnesty message not to the big media networks who love him, but to FOX News, whom he famously described as not a news organization, uninvited to press conferences, and stationed an operative in the white house to watch and report back on 24/7. Furthermore, FOX News has been relentless at exposing his scandals and his failure of leadership.

    And yet the goes to them with the scoop on immigration.

    Why, why, why do you suppose that is?

    Simple. He is baiting their audience to go ballistic and force their representatives to impeach him and/or to shut down government. He knows he can count on big media to side with him and excoriate Republicans. He reckons that if he can create that kind of a sideshow then that battle royal will take over the circus, paralyze government, and distract people’s attention from his foreign policy failure, the adverse impacts of Obamacare, and the disaster of amnesty. Put differently, he hopes to bait Republicans into a side show which will take over the circus.

    That is the only argument which lends legitimacy to the RINOs reluctance to fight him head on. Nevertheless, they must find appropriate ways to punish him, and the best way to do that is to go after border security, the employer mandate, but to let other parts of this toxic legislation, like rising health care costs occur, and leave Obama and his enablers in big media twisting in the wind. That ability to cure only those parts of Obamacare and amnesty they want to cure, and dare him to veto popular amendments to same will subject Obama to the death of a thousand cuts, without putting themselves on front street where big media can attack and destroy him.

  128. The other angle of attack, now that they have both houses of congress under their control, and as Obama’s lame duck status diminishes his ability to blackmail whistleblowers, is to convene Senate investigations into the scandals which have characterized every department in this administration. That will provide another source of a death by a thousand cuts strategy.

  129. I am pretty tired of the rehashed bs on the race war and all the male impotence with the GOP.

    Where’s the media coverage on real issues like the Ebola situation and are more immigrants still flooding over our borders because their savior has opened the flood gates?

    Good tips on new shows to try and I wish I didn’t have to wait until Feb for the House of Cards to restart.

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