Category Archives: Liberals/Democrats/Left

Now it’s Wisconsin: Blacks leave rally before Obama finishes speaking

It happened again.

People are walking out while President Ebola is still speaking.

On Oct. 19, 2014, at a Democratic campaign rally in Upper Marlboro in eastern Maryland for Anthony G. Brown, the state’s Obama-lookalike lieutenant governor who’s running for governor, in the midst of Obama’s 25-minute speech, members of his mainly black audience left in droves. (See “Mainly black crowd walks out on Obama at Democratic campaign rally”)

9 days later on Oct. 28, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they did it again. — at a rally in North Division High School for Democrat Mary Burke, who’s running for governor.

Daniel Halper reports for The Weekly Standard that as Obama was still speaking, telling the mainly black crowd they can vote even without a photo ID (wink, wink), the crowd began to file out.

Mike Lowe, a political reporter, tweeted: “Some people –not a lot, but some — are leaving as the President is speaking.”

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Here’s a video that captures the rally-attendees leaving, even as Obama’s voice can be heard in the background:

From what I saw in the video, most, if not all, of the people leaving are black.

And yet, brown-noser Politico tweeted this:

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Source: Twitchy

Need any more evidence that Politico is left-leaning and should be shunned as a news source?

See also “Powerful video of Black activists against Democrats“.

~Eowyn

Disturbing Video Shows What It’s Really Like to Be Street Harassed

Cosmopolitan: No matter where you live, if you’ve ever walked around your neighborhood as a woman (or queer person) for any lengthy amount of time, you’ve been subjected to catcalls, whistles, stares, you name it.

Still, there are plenty of idiots out there who claim it’s no big deal, or that it’s not that bad, or that women are exaggerating. Obviously, those people are wrong, but sometimes it helps to show naysayers actual, real-world evidence of how pervasive street harassment is in our culture, which this video absolutely does.

It’s fairly excruciating to watch, but that’s only because it’s so realistic and all too familiar.

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The “disturbing harassment”? “How you doing today?” “What’s up beautiful have a good day.” “God bless you mami.” “Hey baby.” “Hey beautiful!” “How are you this morning?” “Have a nice evening.” “Nice!”

Don’t like the cat calls or comments? Ignore them or tell the boys to blow off! You really think you can control the behavior of everyone on the street?

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Bet a feminazi would demand the same respect even if she walked around like this.

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Karma is a bitch: MSM now say Obama is a danger to press freedom

The liberal main stream media (MSM) connived to elevate Obama to the presidency in 2008 and to reelect him in 2012. Remember Journolist? (See “Media Conspired to Protect Obama“)

The MSM refused to investigate Obama’s shadowy background and history of associating with known communists, including his childhood mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who was a card-carrying member of the American Communist Party.

Having abdicated their responsibility to investigate this man who has more names and Social Security numbers than a dog has fleas, the MSM then deploy the derisive and dismissive label of “birthers” on Americans who question Obama’s constitutional birth eligibility to be president and why he continues to conceal his school, medical and other records.

Here’s just one glaring example of media bias that you’ve probably forgotten:

In 2013, the media made a BIG thing of Republican Senator Marco Rubio (Florida) taking a sip of water during his delivery of the official GOP response to Obama’s State of the Union address. As Reuters put it: “Across the Web, from Deadspin.com to The New Yorker, and on every cable news channel, the Florida senator’s sip from a small bottle of water as he delivered the official Republican response to U.S. President Barack Obama’s on Tuesday was the moment of the evening.”

And yet the media never even so much as whispered that Obama, the President of the most powerful country in the world, was so uncouth as to PICK HIS NOSE in public on live TV.

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Now, 6 years into his presidency, more and more of the MSM are complaining about Obama’s press restrictions and lack of transparency. But not one complainer has expressed remorse for colluding to get this toxic man elected twice as president.

Here are some of those in the MSM who are bitching:

1. On May 14, 2013, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote, “it’s turning out to be the administration of unprecedented secrecy and unprecedented attacks on a free press.”

2. In June of 2013, as news came of the Obama Justice Department’s surveillance of reporters, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said she was “concerned that the process of news gathering is being criminalized.” In January 2014, in an interview with Al Jazeera America, Abramson called the Obama administration “the most secretive” she has ever had to contend with.

3. In October 2013, David E. Sanger, veteran chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times, said, “This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

4. Writing in October 2013, Leonard Downie Jr. said that Michael Oreskes, a senior managing editor of The Associated Press, had told him some months ago that “The Obama administration has been extremely controlling and extremely resistant to journalistic intervention. There’s a mind-set and approach that holds journalists at a greater distance.”

5. Frank Sesno, a former CNN Washington bureau chief who is now director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, said the Obama administration imposes limitations on “everyday access necessary for the administration to explain itself and be held accountable.”

6. Financial Times correspondent Richard McGregor said “covering this White House is pretty miserable in terms of getting anything of substance to report on in what should be a much more open system.”

7. CBS veteran television news anchor and chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer said “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.

8. In November 2013, a large group of news organizations sent a letter to the White House protesting limited access for their photographers at newsworthy events involving the president: “The restrictions imposed by the White House on photographers covering these events, followed by the routine release by the White House of photographs made by government employees of these same events, is an arbitrary restraint and unwarranted interference on legitimate newsgathering activities. You are, in effect, replacing independent photojournalism with visual press releases.”

9. On March 10, 2014, after 21 years with the CBS network as its Washington bureau correspondent and occasional Evening News substitute anchor, Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News, reportedly due to frustration over the network’s liberal bias and lack of dedication to investigative reporting.

10 . On March 21, 2014, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times’ foreign policy reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation,” and warned that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those who refuse to play along “will be punished.” Risen also said “I think Obama hates the press.”

11. On Oct. 3, 2014, at a recent joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers, the Associated Press’ Washington Bureau chief Sally Buzbee detailed 8 ways the Obama administration is restricting access to information.

12. On Oct. 25, 2014, speaking at a White House Correspondents’ Association seminar, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page called the Obama White House not only “more restrictive” but also “more dangerous” to the press than any other in history.

Karma is a bitch!

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~Eowyn

How America’s schools handled firearms in 1956

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That was 58 years ago.

Now, if a kid even holds his hand like shooting a gun, or bites a cookie into the shape of a gun, or talks about guns, or wears an NRA t-shirt, or brings a souvenir shell-casing to school, or twirls a pencil, or plays with a toy gun in his home, he is sent to the principal’s office and could be expelled from school.

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~Kelleigh & Eowyn

Powerful video of Black activists against Democrats

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The video below is a powerful heart-rending crie de coeur by four black activists — Mark Carter, Paul McKinley, Harold “Noonie” Ward, and Joseph Watkins. Speaking to fellow blacks, the four men tell the truth, that –

  • Democrats, not Republicans, have hurt blacks.
  • Blacks should stop voting Democrat — including for Obama — because Democrats have done nothing for blacks. Voting Democrat has meant blacks getting poorer and poorer.
  • Blacks commit crimes against fellow blacks, not just in the streets, but in city halls (like Detroit) and state capitols.
  • So-called Black “leaders” abuse, oppress, exploit and mis-govern fellow blacks.
  • Democrats’ talk about raising the minimum wage is ludicrous because blacks’ problem is not about minimum wage. Blacks don’t have jobs.
  • Liberals “force” blacks into a life of welfare. Blacks don’t want welfare. What blacks want are opportunities to go to work and to own businesses.
  • “They only come around when it’s time for elections.”
  • The hundreds of billions of federal dollars to “improve” black communities actually go to line the pockets of Democratic political groups, many of them headed by blacks.

To the above list, should be added this:

  • Obama’s open-border illegal immigration policy hurts black Americans.

~Eowyn

2014 Election fraud: campaign worker stuffs 100s of absentee ballots into Arizona ballot box

The video above is surveillance camera footage of a man stuffing hundreds of absentee ballots into the ballot machine at an Arizona (early) voting station.

At the 0:30 mark, he begins inserting the envelopes containing the absentee ballots. More than 7 minutes later, he finally finishes and leaves — that’s how long it took for him to feed those absentee ballots into the machine.

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Jon Street reports for The Blaze that on August 25, 2014, during Arizona’s primary election, an Arizona county party official said he saw the man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box.

A. J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party, said, “A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona (CBA) T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement.”

LaFaro provided the Arizona Daily Independent with the following account of what happened:

CBA worker: “What’s your problem?”

LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”

CBA worker: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”

LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”

CBA worker: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”

LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”

CBA worker:“Go f*** yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”

LaFaro said he later submitted a public information request and obtained the above surveillance video from 12:30-1:30 pm on Aug. 25.

LaFaro said it all happened as he was working with the elections staff during early ballots processing. The team in charge of processing the ballots got “way ahead” so the information systems coordinator convened an extended lunch period from 11:30- 1:00 p.m.

It was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man you see in the video stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” LaFaro would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but did not because he “feared for [his] life.” LaFaro lamented that “America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote. I’m sad to say not anymore.”

On its website, Citizens for a Better Arizona says it is an “outgrowth of the grassroots movement that led to the historic recall of former [Republican] President of the [Arizona State] Senate Russell Pearce.” In 2012, CBA led the failed recall attempt on AZ governor Jan Brewer.

CBA describes itself as a non-profit “501 C 4 Social Welfare Organization,” “a predominantly volunteer driven organization of Republicans, Democrats and Independents committed to improving the quality of life of all Arizonans – better schools, better health care, better jobs, better government and a better, more civil tone of respect and decency when it comes to solving Arizona’s problems.”

According to the Center for Responsive Secrets’ website, OpenSecrets.org, CBA had overspent in 2004 and 2006 by tens of thousands of dollars. That leads me to wonder why the organization is still functioning. There is no information on OpenSecrets.org on CBA’s membership or donors.

Citizens for a Better Arizona

Yvonne Reed

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When asked about the CBA workers ballot-stuffing, Yvonne Reed, spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Elections Department, said the event occurred at an “operations center,”  and “there’s no investigation. There’s nothing wrong with that. People can bring in someone else’s ballot if those people are willing to trust that individual. There’s no law against bringing in ballots and placing them in the receptacle for early ballots.

But a reader of The Blaze, Walter P, observed that “Here in SC, if someone other than the voter delivers the absentee ballot he ballot envelope must be filled out by the voter naming the person turning in the envelope & that person must show ID to be allowed to turn in the envelope.”

Another reader, PJNevada, commented that in his state, “an absentee ballot has to be returned by the voter directly to the registrar of voters, either in person or by mail; not just stuffed en masse into a ballot box at a random polling place.”

In the case of this ballot-stuffing incident in Arizona, even if the Maricopa County Elections Department insists that “there’s no law” against it, a CBA worker stuffing HUNDREDS of absentee ballots has the appearance, if not the actuality, of impropriety, made even more suspicious by the man’s rude “Go fuck yourself” retort to Mr. LaFaro.

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Update (Oct. 29, 2014):

My sister-in-law, who lives in California, sent me this email:

I’ve been a clerk at polling stations for many years.  Absentee ballots or Vote By Mail ballots are returned in a signed and sealed envelopes by the voters themselves. If another person dropped it off, we have to check the envelope to make sure that it has been signed by the voter and the designated person who dropped it off. Then we put it into the ballot box in their presence.  The burden is on those people who verify these envelopes as legal before the ballots are counted.

~Eowyn

Liberals are such party poopers: How To Enjoy Halloween Candy Without Worrying About Ruining The Planet

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Think Progress: This year, Halloween candy sales could top $2.5 billion this year across the United States, with chocolate being the heavy favorite for most consumers. The problem, apart from tooth decay and the consequences of high-sugar diets, is that many of the candies Americans will be consuming in large quantities contain a little-known ingredient that may not be flashy, but can have serious consequences for the climate.

Palm oil, the world’s most-used cooking oil, is cheap and versatile, trans-fat-free, and found in everything from food to makeup, biofuels to candles, cleaning agents to candies. In 2013, the world produced 50 million metric tons of the stuff — in comparison, it produced less than three million tons of olive oil.

Ordinarily a useful industrial and food product that could grow back and renew itself would be a climate boon, but palm oil has a problem. It can only grow in tropical climates, and palm plantations require a great deal of clear-cut land to produce the oil — most current cultivation is in Indonesia and Malaysia. This means deforestation and the massive amounts of carbon released into the atmosphere that comes with it, but also the loss of peatlands, a far less sexy but just as significant climate problem. As Harrison Ford discovered in this year’s big climate documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” peat contains much more carbon than tropical forests do, so when plantations drain peatlands, that carbon gets released into the atmosphere.

So there are plenty of ways to unsustainably produce the palm contained in millions of pieces of Halloween candy. Does that mean kids should be limited to trick-or-treating at houses that offer locally-grown fruits and veggies? While there are plenty of health reasons to cut down on candy consumption, fortunately there are resources to help pick good palm oil candies from the bad.

Rainforest Foundation U.K. has a palm oil product guide, which rates chocolate manufacturers on a one to twenty “ethical score.” Ethical Consumer, which did the research for the guide, says that top scores either mean the company uses no palm oil or 100 percent Fairtrade palm oil. Italian confectioner Ferrero bottomed out with a score of one while Mars only reached a seven. Nestle was rated a bit better with a twelve, Lindt hit 14, and Booja Booja and Divine Chocolate aced the guide with perfect “20″ ethical scores.

The El Paso Zoo lists a few dozen candy brands that contain palm oil and several dozen more than contain none. If you aren’t sure, go by the ingredient list, but it’s not enough to look for “palm oil” there. Often companies use different names or derivatives, but the Cheyanne Mountain zoo’s palm oil webpage contains a comprehensive list of possible palm oil ingredient names. Some of the most common ones are “vegetable oil,” “stearate,” or “stearyl.”

The sure-fire winners either skip palm oil altogether or deliberately source it from sustainable producers. Diana Donlon, the Director of the Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign, writes in Huffington Post that parents and other candy consumers can vote with their wallets this year. She details four chocolatiers who use ethical palm oil or no palm oil at all:

  • Endangered Species Chocolate: uses a high certification for its chocolate and donates 10 percent of net profits to conservation groups
  • Justin’s: uses palm oil from highly-ranked climate- and conservation-friendly palm oil producer Agropalma
  • Equal Exchange: doesn’t use palm oil at all, and works with small farmer co-ops
  • Alter Eco: uses organic, fair trade coconut oil

Eating other kinds of junk food may still clog your arteries, but it doesn’t always have to be bad for the climate. Last month, both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts announced they would be committing to sourcing the palm oil they use from distributors that don’t worsen deforestation. This followed sugary breakfast cereal-maker Kellogg, as well as chocolate giants Hershey Company and Nestle, who made similar demands of their palm oil suppliers.

Keep calm and get your candy on!

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