Thursday, April 30, 2015

Links on the Baltimore riots and my choice for Mother of the Year

How Riot Supporters Think  "Walter Hudson has already drawn your attention to an article in Salon endorsing urban guerrilla warfare as a viable strategy for “the oppressed.”

"It’s important to take articles like this very seriously. One is tempted to shrug—”well, it’s Salon“—and go on with one’s day. But Salon is not The Socialist Worker. It isn’t even what Ramparts used to be. It reaches a much wider audience, and those who read it and write for it are not solely members of obscure sects like the Revolutionary Communist Party. They are registered Democrats and independents. They are students, teachers, journalists, and the baristas at Starbucks. They’re all around." . . .

 Political Cartoons by Chip Bok
 Police source: Mayor Blake ordered cops to 'stand down' at height of rioting
. . .  Clearly, Rawlings-Blake did not want to be seen as bringing the hammer down on "protestors."  She went to great pains to try and separate "legitimate" protestors from the "thugs.' " . . .

The Weasel of the Week Award goes to...
 "Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

"Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all spectacularly disgusting, but the votes are in and we have our winner winner… the envelope please…

Washington Post reports that Freddie Gray was trying to hurt himself in police van
. . . "Needless to say, the forces that have been criticizing the Baltimore Police do not welcome this report.  They are heavily invested in a narrative of police misconduct.  And they may be correct, though the evidence is not in, and the release of an official investigation has still not happened.  But, should the report be true and verified, you can count on protesters citing a “larger truth.' ”

Sharpton Plays Defense For Dingbat Baltimore Mayor, Shoves Fox Reporter Aside
" Al Sharpton was on hand in Baltimore yesterday to 1) Make sure things get worse there and 2) Protect the mayor from uncomfortable questions."
"Leland Vittert, who deserves a Pulitzer Prize that he’ll never receive for his work in Baltimore, reported yesterday that one of his sources in the police department informed him that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who deserves a tar-and-feather treatment that she’ll never receive, told the police to stand down and not challenge rioters as they were ravaging the city." . . .
Remember Vittert is Fox News and Sharpton is MSNBC. Just sayin'

 LIBERAL CHICK: Tells People to ‘Loot and Steal’ and Endorses Hillary for President

 Political Cartoons by Dana Summers
Black Mom Changes Leftist Narrative on Violence  . . . The left turns on her.
"The important teaching moment represented by this dramatic incident, a brief moment of sanity in the media, undercut the left-wing effort to somehow blame the police for the riots. As a result, the “progressives” had to go on the attack against the black mother.

"Over at Think Progress, the blog of the pro-Obama Center for American Progress, Graham was attacked as a “misguided” mother who exercised bad judgment in holding her son accountable. Writer Kira Lerner said the issue was alleged police violence, not rioting in the streets by black youth.

"She quoted a woman with a group opposed to “police brutality” as saying that “While she doesn’t condone the looting that was highlighted by the media in Baltimore Monday night, she said she understands where the violent protesters are coming from.' ”. . .
Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson
#BaltimoreRiots Teen Thanks Mom, while American U Prof calls her Mammie
 “ 'I understand how much my mother really cares about me. I just got to try to do better.' ”  Video at the link.
 What caught my eye was his sweatpants,” she told ABC News. “Even though he had on all black, I knew those sweatpants he had on, they had a stripe on the side of it and then his eye contact met mine. And I knew that was my son.”
"Though he was visibly annoyed and tried brushing off his mom in the video that has now gone viral, the 16-year-old recognizes that she was just looking out for him.
“I’m like, ‘Oh man! What is my momma doing down here?'” Michael told ABC News, laughing while thinking back to the moment his mom nabbed him Monday afternoon.
“All my friends know my mother. Every time they see her they’re like, ‘Toya coming.’ Oh, yeah she’s coming. Everybody better get straight,” he said."

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