Category Archives: Race

NY Post scores one with this cover!

Liberals are upset with the Oscar academy for failing to nominate a black actor for this year’s awards (which inspired the hashtag #oscarssowhite on Twitter). And there’s a snow storm heading for New York. This NY Post cover is priceless:

  
Funny stuff!

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Gun control, Chiraq style: 3 dead, 20 wounded in Chicago shootings over MLK weekend

What a great way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Chiraq is looking to break their record for the number of shootings. Such a waste land that place is.

Heckuva job mayor!

Heckuva job mayor!

Three men were killed and at least 20 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.

MyFoxChicago has all the details which sound just like a repeat of every weekend:

  • A man from Gary, Indiana was killed in a domestic-related shooting Saturday morning in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
  • Another man was fatally shot Saturday in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Welcome to Chicago sign

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Jada Pinkett Smith debates boycotting the Oscars

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is an actress worth $20 million. Her husband, Will Smith, is worth $260 million. That’s a lot of dough for two African Americans to make in Hollyweird. Apparently it’s not enough.

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Jada isn’t happy about the Oscar nominations and how liberal Hollyweird failed to nominate a single black actor for this year’s awards – for the second year in a row.

The Daily Mirror reports that she’s so mad, she and husband Will debated boycotting the awards ceremony, which will take place in February.

She wrote on Facebook and Twitter: “At the Oscars, people of color are always welcomed to give out awards, even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments. “Should people of color refrain from participating all together? People can only treat us in the way in which we allow. With much respect in the midst of deep disappointment, J.”

All 20 slots in the four acting categories were filled with white actors for the second year in a row.

Following the nomination announcement on Thursday, people were quick to comment using the hashtag ‘#OscarsSoWhite’ on Twitter.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who is the president of the Academy, spoke about the lack of diversity, admitting it’s a disappointing state of affairs. She said: “I hope this isn’t discouraging for anybody, and for filmmakers in particular. You just keep moving along …We’re going to keep pushing it.”

I thought people were to be judged by the acting abilities and the quality of movies instead of the color of their skin? Oh well, I hope Jada has a bowl full of popcorn come Oscar night!

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Obama’s last State of the Union speech

This is the POS’s real speech if he was injected with truth serum.

The real 2016 State of the Union speech

H/t FOTM‘s maziel

~Eowyn

10 days into new year, more than 100 people shot in Chicago

Which comes as a surprise to exactly not one sane individual.

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Due to the strict gun control laws in Chiraq, seven people were shot to death and 30 more were wounded over the weekend. That brings the total number of shootings in the city to more than 100 in just over a week into the new year, according to police.

The Chicago Tribune reports that as of this past Monday morning, at least 19 people have been killed in gun violence in Chicago this year and at least 101 more have been wounded, according to data compiled by the Tribune.  This time last year, nine people had been killed and another 31 wounded, according to statistics kept by the Chicago Tribune.

Anthony Guglielmi

Anthony Guglielmi

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi released a statement blaming most of the violence on “chronic gang conflicts.” (Shocker, not.)

Guglielmi apparently is unaware of Chiraq’s strict gun control laws. He spewed the liberal narrative on this one: “Every year Chicago Police recover more illegal guns than officers in any other city, and as more and more illegal guns continue to find their way into our neighborhoods it is clear we need stronger state and federal gun laws. So far this year, the majority of the gun violence we’ve seen are a result of chronic gang conflicts driven in part by social media commentary and petty disputes among rival factions. Despite an overall lack of cooperation from gang members, detectives are working aggressively and making optimistic progress in several cases.”

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h/t Twitchy

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Chicago city lawyers offered Laquan McDonald family $5 million in “hush” money

And the mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was up for re-election and buried the information. The corruption runs deep in Chicago…

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Laquan McDonald was shot on October 20, 2014 by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times from about ten feet away. McDonald was a 17-year-old black male armed with a knife. Video of the shooting, captured on one police cruiser’s dashboard camera, was released to the public on November 24, 2015—over 13 months after the shooting and only after several independent investigators demanded release of records. Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder a few hours after the video’s release. After turning himself in to authorities, he was initially ordered held without bail but released on November 30 after posting bail.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel claims he never saw the video showing the officer shooting. You believe that?

Now we find out that after meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, city lawyers offered the McDonald family $5 million in hush money – to bury the video.

The good mayor is lying: TownHall.com reports that new emails obtained by the Daily Beast show that city attorneys demanded that the McDonald family bury the dash cam footage. They also offered $5 million in “hush money” prior to the 2015 mayoral runoff. And guess when this happened? After they briefed the mayor.

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The Beast also said that the emails showed the McDonald family agreed to keep the video buried. I guess $5 million is the going rate for “hush money” in Chicago.

From the emails (via Daily Beast):

City of Chicago lawyers, after meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, demanded the Laquan McDonald family bury the video showing the killing of their son by a police officer.

Emanuel said last month that Stephen Patton, Chicago’s corporation counsel, briefed him “towards the end of March” about what the dashboard-camera video showed and about the proposed $5 million settlement with McDonald’s estate.

[…]

Emanuel had maintained since McDonald’s death that he has never seen the dash-cam video, but the emails prove the mayor knew exactly what the footage showed when city lawyers negotiated a deal that would at least delay the video’s release. Attorneys for McDonald’s estate sent Platt screenshots of the video and a detailed description

[…]

Emanuel’s lawyers were offering $5 million in hush money to keep this hidden just weeks before the runoff election. And the biggest part of the deal—that McDonald family attorneys agreed to keep the video to themselves until criminal proceedings were concluded—just so happened to be inked the day after Emanuel was re-elected.

[…]

[T]he City Council voted unanimously to approve the $5 million settlement in just 36 seconds. Emanuel banged a gavel to mark the approval and the end—or so he thought—of the greatest threat to his mayoralty.

Emanuel’s lawyers were offering $5 million in hush money to keep the video hidden just weeks before the runoff election.

Emanuel wrote in a December op-ed in the Chicago Tribune that the settlement couldn’t be part of a cover-up because it was the McDonald family’s attorneys who approached the city wanting to settle. What was not mentioned by Emanuel is that those same attorneys first rejected, then somehow agreed to, the city’s desire to bury the video until criminal proceedings had been completed.

[…]

But the settlement agreement never required the McDonald family’s attorneys to hold the video until an investigation was completed. Instead, over the objections of the McDonald estate, Platt and the city pressed for language that would keep the video hidden far beyond the end of investigations and until as long as a criminal trial was concluded.

Not only do the emails show the effort to cover up what really happened to Laquan McDonald went to the top of the Emanuel administration, they also show the mayor’s office was pulling strings at the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), which, as its name indicates, should be independent.

The Associated Press reported that there was coordination between the mayor’s office, the police department, and IPRA during this investigation. The Laquan McDonald incident has proven to be the biggest threat to Emanuel’s political career–not to mention an issue that could also torpedo his personal reputation. Forget the ethical issues with “pulling strings” on a law enforcement investigatory board, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the paper trail suggests the mayor’s office knew this event could sink Emanuel’s re-election prospects.

chicago way

There’s a bill proposed in the state legislature to set protocols for a recall election to remove a Mayor of Chicago. Don’t hold your breath that this will actually change anything. After all, they don’t call it “The Chicago Way” for nothing.

h/t josephbc69!

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Illegal Jose Antonio Vargas organizing a film festival – centering on immigrants – in Iowa before caucuses

“Journalist” and now “filmmaker” Jose Antonio Vargas is an illegal, gay, Filipino American who was born in the Philippines and raised in the US since the age of 12. He is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit organization intended to open up dialogue about the criteria people use to determine who is an American. He has said: “I am an American. I just don’t have the right papers.”

He’s also a racist. He believes he’s above the law of the land. Which is why democrats and Hollyweird love him.

Illegal Jose Antonio Vargas

Illegal Jose Antonio Vargas

The Hollywood Reporter has a fluff piece about how Vargas and Hollyweird filmmakers are trying to bring illegal immigration to the forefront of the next presidential election by organizing a last-minute film festival in the Hawkeye State.

Vargas’ Define American Film Festival will open on January 21 in with the Oscar-nominated film A Better Life. The film’s director Chris Weitz will be in attendance along with Demián Bichir (who appears in the cop-hater‘s movie, The Hateful Eight), who was nominated for best actor for playing an undocumented illegal worker.

Various movies will be screened. After each film, the filmmakers, immigration experts, cast members and local journalists will hold a panel discussion. That should be an intellectual gabfest!

“We think of the Define American Film Festival as an essential way to humanize a very political and partisan issue of immigration, and an opportunity to celebrate immigrants in Iowa, documented and undocumented illegal,” Vargas told The Hollywood Reporter. “All eyes will be in Iowa because of the caucuses and there’s no better place to host our inaugural film festival than in Des Moines.”

And in true victimhood fashion, Vargas said, “When I listen to the candidates, it’s hard to believe they are talking about actual human beings. It’s like they’re talking about insects. It’s very inhumane.” (Sounds like he’s describing Planned Parenthood.)

Christ Weitz/AP Photo

Christ Weitz/AP Photo

And here’s the real reason for the film festival: they all despise Donald Trump. Weitz told THR that he hopes the festival will provide a humanizing counterpoint to the GOP’s campaign rhetoric, which has veered sharply to the right since Donald Trump entered the race describing undocumented Mexican newcomers as “rapists” and “thieves” and vowing to construct a wall along the United States’ southern border. Weitz’ Twitter timeline if full of anti-Trump tweets.

And after all of his rhetoric on Trump, Weitz states, “There is room for all kinds of opinions on immigration. The solution will be achieved on both sides of the aisle, but the first step has to be in viewing immigrants as human beings. When you watch a film, it’s very hard to view that person on the screen as ‘the other.’ A film is an empathy machine.

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