Category Archives: Obama’s America

116 rallies across America this weekend to support Ferguson cop

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Leo Hohmann reports for WND that as many as 116 mass rallies are scheduled  in cities and communities across the country this weekend in support of several causes, including Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

The rallies began yesterday, in support of:

  • Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson: that he’s being unfairly portrayed as a cold-blooded killer in the national media.
  • U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi who is still languishing in a Mexican jail because he accidentally crossed the border with guns for which he has a U.S. permit.
  • U.S. Border Patrol agents who have come under fire from Mexican drug cartels while trying to police the southern border.

Overpasses for America and Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) are leading a broad coalition of groups participating in the rallies, which they see as a “warm-up” for even larger protests scheduled for Oct. 24-25 against illegal immigration if Obama unilaterally declares amnesty, which he has already telegraphed.

ALIPAC president William Gheen said that if Obama follows through with threats to declare amnesty for a large percentage of the roughly 25 million to 35 million illegals now in the country, his organization is prepared to “take the next step,” beyond holding protest signs on highway overpasses. “We may have to escalate our peaceful activism beyond overpasses and begin doing large scale sit-ins of whatever processing facilities they try to set up for the illegals. What Obama is doing and telegraphing he is going to do is a complete violation of our existing laws, our Constitution and our republic.”

James Neighbors, founder of Overpasses for America, said he senses that grassroots activism is growing in America:

“You get the train moving and people jump on, so whatever it takes. We jumped on the border protests July 18-19 and that was the first time multiple groups had come together, and that was sort of our alpha test. We had some bumps and potholes along the way, but we ended up pulling it off with over 320 groups. We understand Obama is the poster child for the problem but he is not the problem. He’s just the front man for the whole thing. You can almost look at Obama as the crowning achievement of the corruption going on in D.C. right now. He’s easily the most corrupt president we’ve ever had, but we like to bring attention to all of the problems that are a result of that agenda, and some of those we’ll be addressing this weekend [one of which is the “misperception” that all police are out to kill unarmed black teens.]

I honestly think what we’re seeing now is an example of neo-feudalism. If you look at the middle ages, it was that 1 percent of elites that seized control of everything. It’s a common behavior throughout history, and I think we’re just seeing another example of it in the 21st century. If you look at it, we have corporate lobbyists that go to Congress, and they go to every level of government, they lobby, they donate to campaigns and they get what they want. We’re now $18 trillion in debt. And at some point, we will have to repay that. If the U.S. government goes bankrupt, what will the U.S. government do if corporations say, ‘OK, we’ll pay off your debt, but guess what, we want provision?’”

Neighbors said few government programs have fulfilled their intended purpose, and most create a culture of dependency. “The vast majority of them have just simply failed. They’re ineffective. They’re over cost, and yet the government tries to get involved in every aspect of our lives. It’s almost as if the United States doesn’t matter to them. We’ve got 35 million illegal aliens in our country now. They tout 11 million but that’s a 10-year-old number.”

Neighbors believes that the collapsing of the U.S.-Mexico border is a purposeful act meant to usher in the North American Union, unifying the U.S., Mexico and Canada and modeled after the European Union across the Atlantic. “You have to wonder if that’s their agenda. I can’t remember hearing anything about it in the mainstream media, not a peep. The mainstream media are now controlled by six mega corporations, and because of that we no longer have real and fair journalistic reporting. That’s why this doesn’t get talked about. If it weren’t for the alternative media, thanks to the Internet, journalism would be dead.

Neighbors believes the Obama administration has declared war on hard-working middle-class Americans, tearing away at jobs by fostering open borders and disastrous trade agreements. “With Obama, I don’t know if he’s weak or just weakening us. We need a president who understands what this country is about, what our culture is.”

As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Texas already had 25 communities signed up to participate in the rallies this weekend.

Gheen said all racially inclusive groups are invited to join the growing coalition: “We are looking for more peaceful and racially inclusive organizations willing to unify with all Americans in opposition to illegal immigration.”

Any leader of an organization wishing to add their group to the coalition may email Gheen at WilliamG@alipac.us.

For a complete list of rally locations in each state, click here.

Gosh, do you think there’ll be riots and looting at any of the 116 rallies? [Sarc/]

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Meanwhile, here’s the latest on Ferguson.

Last Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, CNN broadcast a purported audio of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, with sounds of 11 gunshots. The audio led almost every hour and was the biggest story of the day on CNN.

CNN did that without verifying the authenticity of the audio.

The next day, however, CNN was no longer crowing and began retreating from the audio, after two law enforcement experts believe the audio to be a hoax.

John Nolte of Breitbart points out that this is the second time CNN has been irresponsible with audio and, in so doing, smeared two men’s reputation. Using unintelligible audio of George Zimmerman’s 911 call, CNN falsely claimed Zimmerman had described Trayvon Martin as a “fucking coon” before fatally shooting the teenager. Even after it was proven Zimmerman didn’t use the racial slur (Zimmerman said it was “fucking cold” that night), CNN continued to lie to its audience, claiming Zimmerman had. 

No wonder CNN is doing so poorly in viewer numbers that it’s trying to reduce its staff with buyoffs and layoffs. (See DCG’s post on this here.)

H/t FOTM’s pnordman for the audio story.

~Eowyn

Obama admin turns to Twitter crowdsourcing for foreign policy

Dr. Eowyn:

With its vast bureaucracy staffed with well- and taxpayer-paid officials, with any number of good minds in think tanks and universities to call on, the POS’s State Department sent a tweet to the Internet asking for our “thoughts” — in no more than 140 characters! — on how to make a better foreign policy. Do we need more evidence of Obama’s and Kerry’s utter cluelessness and incompetence?

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

POSYesterday, in a press conference at the White House, Barack Obama admitted  he doesn’t have a plan or strategy for defeating Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in Syria and backed away from imminent military action.

Obama said about IS, “We don’t have a strategy yet.We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”

At the same time, Obama also downplayed reports of a new Russian invasion in Ukraine, insisting that “I consider the actions [of Russia] we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what we’ve seen for months now.”

Despite that, U.S. Army troops from the 1st Cavalry Division have been deployed to NATO’s eastern border, bringing with them battle tanks that only 5 months ago had all been removed from Europe.

The latest:

The State Department today actually sent out a tweet, with no particular…

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Bill Encourages Schools To Teach About Racial Significance Of Obama’s Presidency

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CBS Sacramento: A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama’s presidency.

The Assembly approved AB1912 with a 71-0 vote and no debate or discussion. It now heads to the state Senate.

The bill by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, asks state education officials to include Obama’s election in history and social studies standards laying out what students are expected to learn.

High school history students already learn about recent presidents. But Holden says lessons about Obama also should focus on what his election meant for racial equality and civil rights.

He said on the Assembly floor that the 2008 election “should not just be a mere footnote within textbooks, but rather focus on the significance of Americans overcoming our nation’s past and acknowledging that Americans are moving in the right direction.”

The bill says the election was a “historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States” and that previous elections in the nation involved intimidation and physical violence that prevented millions of African-Americans from voting. It also commends Obama for his work as a community organizer who registered voters after he graduated from Harvard Law School.

The state Board of Education is expected to update academic standards during the 2015-16 school year and does not have to follow lawmakers’ recommendations. Textbooks could be updated within five years, likely after Obama leaves office.

The state hasn’t updated its guidelines for teaching social studies classes since 2005. A 2009 effort was cancelled because of limited money.

The state education department must first finish guidelines for schools to implement rigorous new expectations for math and language arts under Common Core State Standards before addressing social studies.

I wonder if the new textbooks will cover these topics?

“What his election meant for racial equality”

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“Americans are moving in the right direction”

How's that "hopeandchange" working out?

How’s that “hopeandchange” working out?

“Intimidation and physical violence that prevented millions of African-Americans from voting”

Billy cub-wielding Black Panthers at a Philadelphia polling station, 2008

Billy cub-wielding Black Panthers at a Philadelphia polling station, 2008

May I suggest a textbook cover?

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DCG

Television: the Drug of the Nation

Aside from an occasional football game, I do not watch television at home. However, once a year I take a one day trip out of town and I use the time in my hotel room to monitor what the nation is watching.

Last year, I stumbled upon Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which I had never seen before. I watched about fifteen minutes of it, and I couldn’t believe the stupidity of it all, and how bad the acting was. Even worse, the actors weren’t playing characters, they were playing themselves. If someone can’t even play themselves realistically, then they really have no talent.

I also spent some time last year watching Disney and Nickelodeon, and I was appalled at the way almost all of their shows subtly, or not so subtly, present sexuality to their young viewers. I also noticed that 90% of the so-called humor on these shows is based on ridicule and humiliation. I shudder at the thought of how many young viewers are losing their innocence and their souls by watching these shows. And how millions of clueless parents are so quick to plop their kids down in front of anything Disney, thinking the brand stands for wholesome entertainment, innocence and purity, when the reality is anything but.

This year, I scanned through a wide swatch of so-called “reality” shows, and they were all awful. I switched to sitcoms and comedy and was amazed at how unfunny they all were. I’m not saying that as some kind of conservative cynic, but as someone who has studied and worked in comedy, and who knows how to make people laugh. None of these shows were funny at all. Not even a sliver. Without their canned laughter, they’re nothing.

All of which begs the question, who watches this crap? And what is going on in their minds?

Obviously, millions of Americans watch this drivel. Not just millions, but tens of millions, hundreds of millions. They can’t all be Obama voters.

And what about the people who make these horrid shows? Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I remember when acting was an art, and there was something that existed called talent. Have you ever been to an acting class? I’ve been to plenty. Actors used to be taught by professionals who stressed the importance of the director and the actors working together to serve the script or play. The ultimate goal was to honor God and elevate man. Today that’s all gone. Now it’s all emotion for emotion’s sake, and acting has been turned into a narcissistic display of self-expression. “Look at me!” is all anyone seems to care about, from the writers and directors to the actors to everyone in between.

I’ve heard television called the “boob tube” and the “hypnotist in the corner.” Both are apt descriptions. Consider the word “program.” Television networks are obsessed with “programming.” Viewers tune into their favorite “programs.” Where else does the word “program” appear? Well, in mind control, for one. Mind control subjects are “programmed.”

Perhaps that is what television has become: an ingenious device to dumb down the masses by programming their minds into whatever their handlers want them to believe. Vigilant Citizen and Henry Makow have both written extensively about this. So have many others. Instead of a Roman circus, the public is given an endless parade of talentless driven and told what to think, how to behave, and who to vote for. God help us all.

57 Cops Murdered by “Unarmed” Criminals: From Stephen Frank

From Stephen Frank:

We are told a lot about Ferguson—how an unarmed man was shot by a police officer. The media called him “unarmed”. Since 2000 57 cops nationwide were shot to death by “unarmed” criminals. This happens when the criminal takes a gun from the cop and uses it to kill. Yet, the Times of any variety, the Post, etc. talk about a cop in Ferguson killing an “unarmed” man—without ANY facts.

The aftermath of police encounters with “unarmed” individuals — 57 murders

“While statistics for officers killed with their own weapons are hard to find, we know from the FBI and http://www.odmp.org that between 2000-10, at least51 officers were killed by suspects who used the officer’s own gun. Four officers were killed in 2011, one officer in 2013. While the data for 2014 is not final, we know that Johnson City (New York) Police Officer David Smith was murdered this past March with his own weapon.

Thus asking, “What justification do the police have for killing an unarmed suspect?” and answering “none” as former Police Chief Joseph McNamara did in this blog is pointless.”

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57 Cops Killed by “UNARMED” Criminals

By LA Police Protective League, Board of Directors 08/26/2014

Repeated descriptions of a suspect as “unarmed” when shot by a police officer does not, contrary to the belief of the New York Times and others who use the term without further describing the facts of the encounter, determine if the force used by an officer was lawful or reasonable. Labeling the suspect as “unarmed” does not begin to answer the question of the danger they posed in each instance where deadly force was used.

According to the FBI’s online database of officers feloniously killed, as well as the Officer Down Memorial Page, since 2000, there have been at least 57 occurrences where the suspects have taken officers’ weapons and murdered the police officer with it. Fifty-seven times, loved ones of those officers heard the awful knock on their front door, notifying them that their husband, wife, father, mother, son or daughter would never be coming home again. Fifty-seven times, the threat that some loudly continue to claim does not exist, ended with fatal results.

While statistics for officers killed with their own weapons are hard to find, we know from the FBI andwww.odmp.org that between 2000-10, at least 51 officers were killed by suspects who used the officer’s own gun. Four officers were killed in 2011, one officer in 2013. While the data for 2014 is not final, we know that Johnson City (New York) Police Officer David Smith was murdered this past March with his own weapon.

Thus asking, “What justification do the police have for killing an unarmed suspect?” and answering “none” as former Police Chief Joseph McNamara did in this blog is pointless. Twenty-five years ago, in the case ofGraham v. Connor, the United States Supreme Court set forth the legal standard for evaluating a use of force. The U.S. Supreme Court wrote an officer’s action is judged in light of the facts and circumstances confronting them, without regard to their underlying intent or motivation. Crucially, the “reasonableness” of a particular use of force must be judged from the “perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene.” The U.S. Supreme Court recognized that the “calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second judgments—in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving—about the amount of force that is necessary in a particular situation.”

The reality is that police officers need and wear guns. Those firearms can be taken by “unarmed” suspects and turned against the officer. Many armchair experts across the country sit around their air-conditioned conference rooms, pondering their views on how police officers could kill an “unarmed suspect” and the non-existent threat they pose to officers. We must ask, what did they use to as the factual basis for their conclusions? Is it from fictional police dramas on TV? Gut instinct?

We won’t be so crass as to suggest that we give a gun to the columnists and editorial writers who equate “unarmed” with “not dangerous,” and then tell them that although we are unarmed, we are going to try to take that gun from them. If successful, we will use the gun to shoot them. While we are confident this scenario might slightly affect their mindset on “unarmed” suspects, the tragic reality is that scenario has happened at least 57 times in 14 years.

Until all of the facts surrounding the use of force by any officer are known, the urge to decide whether the use of deadly force was reasonable and lawful is simply a “rush to judgment”—no matter how many times the suspect is referred to as “unarmed.”

Marine veteran requires brain surgery from assault by 20 blacks angry about Ferguson

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Ralph Weems IV is a a 32-year-old former Marine and veteran of the Iraq War. As you can see in his pics above, Weems is white.

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, at around 2 a.m. in West Point, Miss., Weems was severely beaten by 20 blacks who reportedly were seeking vengeance for Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old, 6′ 4″, 300-lb. strong-arm convenience-store robber whom white police officer Darren Wilson had shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.

The Weems incident began at about 1 a.m. when Weems and a friend, David Knighten, an Air Force veteran who had fought in the war in Afghanistan, entered a Waffle House in West Point, despite being warned against entering. The warning came from a man in the parking lot, who said white people should not enter because patrons inside Waffle House were angry about the shooting death of Michael Brown.

According to Knighten, Weems began arguing with customers not long after the two friends had entered the Waffle House. It’s not clear what was said or what was in dispute. After the police eventually showed up, Weems and Knighten left.

On the way home, the pair decided to stop at Huddle House, a similar type of eatery as Waffle House.

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But a group of about 20 men had followed Weems and Knighten to the mostly empty Huddle House parking lot. A security guard told everyone to leave. But the men blocked Weems and Knighten. Knighten said he attempted to calm the hostilities, to no avail.

The 20 or so people who had pursued Weems attacked him, knocked him to the ground and brutally kicked him. Knighten also suffered several injuries as he tried but failed to help his friend. He wrote on Facebook: “All my injuries were minor fractures and lacerations. I just wish I could have reached him [Ralph Weems] sooner. Please keep your thoughts and prayers on Ralph.”

Witnesses described the assailants as black but otherwise could not identify them. Knighten added: “I do remember racial slurs being yelled from the crowd.

Police arrived on the scene only after the crowd had dispersed.

Courtez McMillian, 22

Courtez McMillian, 22

On Monday, police arrested 22-year-old Courtez McMillian in connection with the conflict. Police say other arrests are pending based on witness accounts and video footage captured in the Huddle House parking lot.

Weems is listed in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. His brother-in-law, Bradley Barnes, Weems is in a post-brain surgery coma induced by doctors. “They’re going to try and wake him up tomorrow and see what damage was done.”

West Point police chief Tim Brinkley

West Point police chief Tim Brinkley

In a police press release Sunday, local police chief Tim Brinkley said, “This does not appear to be a hate crime. We are investigating this as an aggravated assault. It’s very early in this investigation but thus far the evidence and statements suggest that a verbal altercation turned physical and somebody got hurt.”

Brinkley said it was down to the District Attorney’s office and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation to determine if the incident was a hate crime. “It’s up to the Grand Jury to make this determination. All we do is process the evidence and turn the case over to the District Attorney who in turn presents it to the Grand Jury. It’s within their discretion to add the hate crime enhancement.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 530-7151 or the West Point Police Department at (662) 494-1244.

Sources: The Daily CallerThe Clarion-LedgerThe Times-Picayune, Daily Mail.

See also:

~Eowyn

Universities nationwide limit student employment to comply with Obamacare

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Campus Reform: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is restricting student work because of compliance issues associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare.

In an email last week, MTSU President Sidney McPhee explained that “due to our interpretation of the reporting requirements of ACA,” graduate assistants, adjunct faculty members, and resident assistants are barred from working on-campus jobs that exceed 29 hours of work per week.

Now, they cannot take on multiple campus jobs.

“[E]ffective beginning with the fall semester, we will no longer allow part-time employees, or those receiving monthly stipends from the university, to accept multiple work assignments on campus,” the email stated. McPhee noted that violations of the law “could add up as high as $6 million” in penalties.

The Daily News Journal reports that graduate assistants are now restricted from picking up research work funded through grants to the university.

Michael Fletcher, a Ph. D. History student, told the Daily News Journal that his job as a graduate assistant, a position that pays only $14,000 annually, requires a 20-hour work week, but he is unable to attain on-campus grant-funded research positions like many assistants do.

“Last spring because of the ACA, the HR department issued a policy that the most we could work is 29 hours, which would be 9 hours above our assistantships. Now they’re saying we can’t do that anymore,” Fletcher told the Daily News Journal.

As Campus Reform previously reported, the University of Kansas has reduced the number of hours student employees can work from 30 hours per week to 20, a move to ensure compliance with the ACA.

“The revised [KU] policy seeks to balance the necessity for students to make academic progress while managing potential fiscal liabilities with ACA,” Diane Goddard, KU vice provost for administration and finance wrote in an email early this month.

Capping hours associated with on-campus employment is quickly becoming the norm. Since 2012, at least 111 colleges and universities have limited adjunct professor course loads, capped student employment hours, or reduced hours for part-time faculty according to a list compiled by Investor’s Business Daily.

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DCG