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Aug 19 2014

Open Thread

Ferguson-Prayer

Compliments of Stormfax.

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Aug 19 2014

Andrew Klavan on Income Redistribution

Andrew Klavan explains the difference between armed robbery and liberals’ favorite government function, income redistribution:

A good definition of income redistribution would be “armed robbery employing agents of the government.”

Contrary to popular belief, the purpose of income redistribution is not to redistribute income. It is to keep our progressive rulers in power by making large sectors of the public reliant on the loot they pass out to their supporters.

But there is a moral difference between voting for Democrats and robbing the local store at gunpoint. Robbing a store at gunpoint requires some decree of courage. From a primitive, law of the jungle point of view, the thief deserves what he has taken. Those who use the government to steal, whether they get the money themselves or merely get the satisfaction of seeing other people’s money coercively spent on their own socialist ideology, deserve nothing whatsoever but firm kick in the pants.

On a tip from TED.

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Aug 19 2014

Separated at Birth?

Recent pictures of drunk-driving Travis County, Texas DA Rosemary Lehmberg, who has managed to get Governor Perry indicted for attempting to force her out of office for her disgraceful behavior, are not the least flattering:

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She looks much better when she’s not too plastered to put on her makeup:

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Better, right? No wait, the second picture is Mimi Bobeck from the Drew Carey Show. Never mind.

On a tip from JusttheTipHQ.

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Aug 19 2014

ISIS Sign in Ferguson

The sign in back gives you an idea of what the governmedia has been stoking in Ferguson:

Why not? Islam and the radical liberalism on display in Ferguson are two paths to the same place: the abyss where insanity, savagery, and evil converge.

In related news, ISIS (a.k.a. Islamic State) has issued the following declaration to Western Civilization:

“We will drown all of you in blood.”

That may be too subtle for dopes who refer to Islam as a “Religion of Peace.” But by now most people should be figuring out who their enemies are, in Ferguson and elsewhere.

Via Young Conservatives, on tips from Wiggins, Bodhisattva, and Stormfax.

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Aug 19 2014

Obama Sends Arsonist to Put Out Flames in Ferguson

Encouraging the chaos in Ferguson is textbook community organizing that would make Saul Alinsky proud. That’s why Obama sent hard core black power radical Eric Holder to take over in Ferguson. It’s also why Holder was annoyed by the release of video showing Michael Brown committing a strong-arm robbery right before he was killed. Even among the community Holder refers to as “my people,” it is probably easier to keep a mob stoked if they can be duped into thinking they are rioting in the name of an innocent victim rather than a sociopath.

Via Hope n’ Change cartoons:

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No informed individual would expect Eric Holder to refrain from splashing gasoline on the fire, much less to take an even-handed approach.

The ultra-radical New Black Panthers — whose members have called publicly for the murder of white children — have taken a leading role in prolonging the mayhem. Holder has a record with the NBP; he was willing to incur significant political risk to help them get away with deploying goons to scare whites away from the polls on election day.

It would be difficult to imagine worse “leadership” than the malevolent anti-white radicals liberal elitists have placed in the White House. We would be far better off picking the president by lottery than letting the establishment media and the human cattle it controls decide.

On tips from TED, G. Fox, Ben S, and Bodhisattva.

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Aug 19 2014

Michael Brown Literally Broke Officer Darren Wilson’s Face

This poor guy trying to run a store without having his merchandise stolen by goons…

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…was not the only victim of the “Gentle Giant” Michael Brown’s violence on the day of his martyrdom.

Via Gateway Pundit:

The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. …

Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the District Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.

When a drug-crazed 6’4″, 300-lb monstrosity with the intellect of a feral beast breaks the bones in your face and then makes to attack again, the choice is between using your sidearm and dying.

Meanwhile, the police account of the story has been confirmed not only by Saint Michael’s autopsy, but by more than a dozen eyewitnesses.

That the vermin running the media and the federal government side with a sociopathic monster against the police officer he assaulted, and with the lowlife mobs that riot in his name against hard-working business owners, tells you all you need to know about our progressive ruling class. In service to their disgusting and deranged ideology, chin-pulling metrosexual liberal elitist weenies of the type who imposed Obama on us will literally destroy civilization if we let them, reducing the entire human race to the level of Michael Brown — that is, to the level of cavemen bashing each other over the head with rocks.

On tips from RF, Bodhisattva, and Wiggins.

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Aug 19 2014

Crime and Character in New York and Phoenix

New York and Phoenix demonstrate the difference between people made small by Big Government, and people made large by freedom. Two recent stories are illustrative.

An assault in New York:

A Bronx woman who was being beaten and about to be knifed by her abusive boyfriend desperately pounded on a neighbor’s door and screamed for other residents’ help Sunday — only to be turned away.

The badly injured woman was only saved when cops shot her attacker as he stabbed her in front of them and refused to put down his knife, police and witnesses said.

“Help me! Please help me!’’ the 32-year-old victim screamed, according to neighbor Jaime Vittini, 29, who lives across from the troubled couple’s third-floor apartment on Sedgwick Avenue in Fordham Manor.

“She was knocking hard on my door and crying. She sounded desperate,” Vittini admitted.

But Vittini said her husband would not allow her to open the door during the 4 a.m. violence because he was afraid the other man might have a gun.

So she said she called 911 instead — as did “numerous’’ other neighbors “who heard a female screaming,” a police source said.

If he hadn’t been a total maniac, he would have had plenty of time to escape before police arrived.

Now a carjacking in Phoenix:

Phoenix police say the 29-year-old suspect, whose name is not being released, approached a 66-year-old victim at her home as she pulled into her driveway.

“He asked if he could borrow the phone, she said no because she didn’t know who he was, apparently he grabbed her and threw her out of the car and on the ground,” said Sgt. Tommy Thompson.

According to police, the woman’s neighbors — a married couple — tried to intervene.

The 63-year-old wife opened the passenger side door and when the suspect pulled away, police say she was hit by the car and her head was injured. Her 66-year-old husband, according to detectives, reached for his gun and shot the suspect.

The suspect drove away before crashing in the area of 24th Street and Thomas Road. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. …

Police say the investigation will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review, but at this time, the neighbor is not facing any charges in the shooting.

In both stories, the only thing that stops the bad guy is a good guy with a gun. In authoritarian New York, the victim has to wait for the police to arrive. In Phoenix, where constitutional rights are still respected, citizens help uphold law and order, rather than cowering helplessly while the innocent are victimized.

New York is a city of children at the mercy of others; Phoenix is a city of grown and responsible men and women. Liberty entails responsibility, which builds character. The absence of liberty erodes character, resulting in the election of people like Bill de Blasio, who further repress liberty and increase dependence, creating a vicious cycle.

New Yorkers whose character has not been eroded are encouraged to escape liberal rule at the soonest opportunity. Leaving New York for Phoenix 8 years ago was the best move I ever made.

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Cops arrive in time for the cleanup.

On tips from Stormfax and Sean C.

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Aug 19 2014

The Rich Oeuvre of Saint Michael Brown

What is really tragic about Michael Brown (a.k.a. the Gentle Giant, Saint Swisher of Sweets) getting himself gunned down, evidently while assaulting a police officer, is that it put a premature end to a promising rap career. Check out some of his inspiring lyrics (Soopermexican does his best to decipher them):

I’ll be counting money by myself
I’m a rich nigga so I got that wealth
I f*** three [???] hos by myself
While I’m smoking on this [!?!?]

When the sun goes down
You in trouble now

Here’s another thoughtful piece:

Smoking on this dope, till I choke
Motherf***ers
Motherf***er, f*** you and your opinions

Do you do smoke weed, keep doing what you do best

Saint Michael didn’t just talk the talk; he walked the walk. He had marijuana in his system when he got himself killed. He had just finished stealing a box of cigars, no doubt to make blunts.

Speaking of blunts, here’s another:

Every time I call your bitch I make her cum
And when she comes I’m cumming all over her tush
I beat that pussy up
I’m smoking purple
I roll fat blunts they look just like my thumb

While I bless him with a d*** on his face

This must be the one that got him the nickname “Gentle Giant”:

With this Glock in your face
And you betta not make a sound
And I only like white men on my money [???]
Those who are last shall be first,
Whites on the bottom

He musta walked up and unloaded because there was no stopping him
Somebody else layin’ across the street, must be his partner
Damn.

You can see why the government/media axis has gone out of its way to deify Brown. His mentality epitomizes the toxic filth the establishment relentlessly pumps into what’s left of our culture, apparently in order to finish it off.

Admirers of Michael Brown can take solace; he will live forever through his work.

If you want to try listening to it, Soopermexican and ClashDaily offer the opportunity. Or you can wait until the complete collection comes out on a major label.

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The Gentle Giant says hi.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Aug 19 2014

Profiles in Moonbattery: Sylvester Stallone

Here’s why I don’t sit through Sylvester Stallone movies:

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If Stallone doesn’t like it in America, why doesn’t he leave? He did. He issued this proclamation from England, where subjects are denied the fundamental right of self-defense.

But that never stopped him from living high on the hog thanks to American moviegoers who pay to see him posing with guns.

Evidently he now lives in Beverly Hills. But whether California still counts as part of America regarding gun rights is debatable.

By Hollyweird standards, Stallone is considered a conservative.

On a tip from G. Fox.

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Aug 18 2014

Open Thread

Back-To-School-Sale-Ferguson

Compliments of Stormfax.

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Aug 18 2014

Darren Wilson Death Chant

This is why officials were at first wise enough to keep Darren Wilson’s name from the public after the officer was apparently forced to use deadly force to subdue a giant sociopathic thug named Michael Brown:

The establishment media and the federal government (excuse the redundancy) are effectively on the side of this mob.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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Aug 18 2014

Sympathizer Ron Johnson Put in Charge of Restraining Ferguson Mob

Prior to calling in the National Guard, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon attempted to pander to the lawless mobs that have been exploiting the Michael Brown spectacle by putting Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol in charge of restraining them.

Johnson promptly defused the situation by reminding the public that there is no reason to believe Officer Darren Wilson acted inappropriately when he used lethal force to subdue the violent criminal Michael Brown.

Just kidding. Like the media and the federal government, Johnson has been fanning the flames by blaming the police for trying to maintain order:

Speaking at Greater Grace Church, where more than a thousand people gathered to remember Brown, Johnson said meeting the boy’s family “brought tears to my eyes.

“To the family of Michael Brown, I want you to know that my heart goes out to you and that I am sorry,” he said to thundering applause. “I wear this uniform, so I’m standing up here to say I’m sorry.

“This is my neighborhood. You are my family. You are my friends and I am you,” Johnson said, appearing to tear up.

“When this is over, I am going to go in my son’s room. My black son,” Johnson told the cheering crowd. “Who wears his pants sagging. Wears his hat cocked to the side. Got tattoos on his arms. But that’s my baby.”

Via The Last Refuge, here is Ron Johnson flashing gang signs with one of his homeboys:

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Let’s all congratulate Governor Nixon on his great choice to reestablish civilization in Ferguson. Who could have guessed that it would fail, and he would have to resort to the National Guard?

On a tip from Drury.

Update:

I’m told Johnson’s hand gesture is from the fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. I’m also told it is a gang symbol that translates to “What’s up Blood?” Like Fox News says, “We report, you decide.”

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Aug 18 2014

Liberal Latter Day Saints

Modern liberalism is a godless form of Christianity, debased almost beyond recognition, as if moonbats took out the most important parts of the religion they so hate and then corrupted what was left. It even has martyred saints:

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Compliments of Aaron S.

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Aug 18 2014

Liberian Looters Help Spread Ebola

Ferguson isn’t the only place where feral mobs having been running amok lately. Havoc has been wreaked in the Saint Louis suburb, sending a clear message to employers to stay out. But the looting in Liberia may prove to be far more destructive:

There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 suspected Ebola patients who vanished after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital was looted.

An angry mob attacked the centre in Monrovia’s densely populated West Point township on Saturday evening.

A senior health official said all of the patients had been moved to another medical facility.

But a reporter told the BBC that 17 had escaped while 10 others were taken away by their families.

Why the rioting? As we know from Ferguson, any pretext will do.

Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said protesters had been unhappy that patients were being brought in from other parts of the capital.

Other reports suggested the protesters had believed Ebola was a hoax and wanted to force the quarantine centre to close.

It isn’t just the patients forced out of quarantine who are likely to spread the disease.

Ebola is spread by contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids, such as sweat and blood, and no cure or vaccine is currently available.

Blood-stained mattresses, bedding and medical equipment were taken from the centre, a senior police officer told BBC News, on condition of anonymity.

According to a police officer,

“All between the houses you could see people fleeing with items looted from the patients.”

As welfare of both the international and domestic varieties has firmly established, no amount of free money will help people who are not willing to choose civilization over savagery.

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An infected patient is carried out into the world.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tips: From Quarks to Quasars, Weasel Zippers.

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Aug 18 2014

Hard Left Teachers Union President Karen Lewis Owns Three Homes

Karen Lewis, the grotesque personification of teachers unions who has managed to politicize even mathematics, has it in for the wealthy. Here she is spewing demagogic communist lies at an Occupy Wall Street infestation:

Astute observers will note that it is not public institutions that create wealth, but private citizens. If her point of view had any validity, “the rich” would be taxing the government, not the other way around.

Lewis’s politically correct ideology has put her in a position to run for Mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel, the former top Obamunist also known as “Dead Fish.” But speaking of the rich:

She has ripped Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a tool of corporate Chicago, labeled him “Mayor 1%” and described herself as “not egotistical or rich.”

Lewis isn’t as wealthy as Emanuel, a multimillionaire who made his fortune during a short stint as an investment banker. But she makes more than $200,000 a year and has an ownership interest in three homes, records show.

That includes vacation homes in Hawaii and in the upscale “Harbor Country” area of southwestern Michigan, where Emanuel has a second home, property records show.

Like all rich leftists, Lewis screams for “the rich,” which in practice often means the middle class, to pay more taxes. Even if they have to pay more themselves, they still come out ahead, as their Marxist posturing dupes envious idiots into elevating them to positions of vast wealth and privilege.

Lewis is reportedly leading Emanuel in the polls. Just when you think moonbats could not possibly make politics in this country any more disgusting and absurd…

On a tip from Wilberforce. Hat tip:

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Aug 18 2014

Arming Terrorists, Denying Arms to Israel

Conservative Refocus News juxtaposes two stories that sum up Obama’s Middle Eastern policy.

From last year:

President Obama has crossed a moral red line. Recently, he did the unthinkable: He announced that the U.S. government would directly arm terrorist groups in Syria.

Mr. Obama said that he would waive a federal law designed to prevent weapons from being sent to designated-terrorist organizations. In particular, the president cited a provision in the Arms Export Control Act that enables him to provide assistance to outlawed groups, provided it is “essential to the national security interests of the United States.” Mr. Obama’s actions may be legal, but they are reckless, dangerous and will haunt America for years to come.

The point was to help overthrow the secular government of Bashar Assad and replace it with an Islamic regime. Despite Assad being no nicer than other Arab dictators, it has never been explained how this would serve US interests — particularly considering that…

the ranks of the insurgents are filled with jihadists, many of whom have ties to al Qaeda. The main faction, the al-Nusra Front, has publicly pledged its loyalty to al Qaeda. Thousands of foreign fighters from numerous countries — Libya, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan — have poured into Syria. Their aim is to create a radical Sunni Islamist state. Jihadist rebels have committed countless atrocities. Churches and Christian shrines have been destroyed. Priests have been slain. Entire Alawite (minority Shiites) and Christian villages have been burned to the ground. In short, the al Qaeda-linked rebels are engaged in wholesale religious cleansing. …

Mr. Obama has now done something unprecedented. He has put America on the same side as al Qaeda. He has violated his constitutional oath to defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. In Syria, we are now allied with them. There is a word for that — betrayal. America will rue the day.

Those of us who are opposed to genocide against Christians are ruing it already. Amazingly enough, Obama’s al Qaeda beneficiaries weren’t the worst thing to come out of the Islamofascist war against Bashar Assad. Now we have ISIS, from which even al Qaeda shrinks in horror.

From last week:

White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip were caught off guard last month when they learned that the Israeli military had been quietly securing supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon without their approval.

Since then the Obama administration has tightened its control on arms transfers to Israel.

That is, Obama is restricting the flow of military supplies to an ally during wartime, denying a shipment of hellfire missiles.

Due to the incompetence and perfidy of the Obama Regime, America’s traditional role as Middle East peacemaker has been usurped by Egypt, which has served as the primary intermediary between Israel and Hamas. Obama was pouring weapons into Egypt when it was controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, which gave birth to Hamas. He angrily cut off the flow when the country was liberated by non-Islamists.

At this point, politically necessary pinprick attacks on ISIS aren’t fooling anyone.

Cluelessness can only go so far toward explaining Obama’s actions in the Middle East. His promise to “stand by the Muslims” goes farther.

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How leftist community organizers treat America’s closest allies.

On a tip from Bill T.

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Aug 18 2014

Why Businesses Avoid Black Areas

If we have learned anything from the Ferguson spectacle, it is why businesses hesitate to invest in black neighborhoods. A few examples via Gateway Pundit:

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Maybe instead of screaming that people are racist for objecting to lawless behavior, it would be more constructive to stop indulging in lawless behavior.

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Aug 18 2014

Platinum Parachute for Millionaire Cop

In a statist society like ours has become, if you opt to work rather than vote for a living, make sure you do it for the government. The rewards are lavish:

Ray Dean, police chief of the 2.9-square-mile village of Westhampton Beach [New York], is retiring with a bag of cash.

He is getting $403,714 for 15 years’ worth — or 531 days — of unused sick, vacation and personal time. The payment amounts to 4 percent of the village’s entire $9.7 million budget. …

In addition, Dean, who is only 53, will collect an estimated annual pension of $142,000 a year.

Dean was already a millionaire. He bought a house in Quogue for $1.3 million in 2005, owns a 32-foot boat, and his pay last year came to $226,236…

This was for managing a total of 11 uniformed officers — which may have been more than Westhampton Beach needs:

Murder is unheard of, the last rape was reported in 2010, and the department tallied only 46 serious crimes in 2013, including 37 larcenies and three stolen cars.

It’s surprising Dean didn’t demand extra hardship pay, considering the excruciating boredom he must have faced on a daily basis.

If you are one of the increasingly few who work in the private sector to support the government and its dependents, compare Dean’s compensation with your own.

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The sucking sound you hear is government run amok.

On tips from Wiggins, Sean C, and Jester.

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Aug 17 2014

Open Thread

Daniel-11

Compliments of Stormfax.

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Aug 17 2014

Drunken Democrat Rosemary Lehmberg Goes Wild

Deep in the heart of Texas festers a misplaced commie carbuncle known as Moscow on the Colorado, a.k.a. Austin, the state capital and seat of Travis County. The Democrats there are infamous for stooping to any low in their war against the rest of the state. But their latest stunt may blow up in their face.

Liberals have indicted Governor Perry for allegedly abusing his authority in order to drive Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg out of office when she refused to step down after getting caught driving with a blood alcohol level almost three times the legal limit. The idea is to ruin Perry’s career by making him look like a criminal. A previous Travis County DA named Ronnie Earle employed a similar strategy against Tom DeLay with great success.

However, the actual criminal in the current case is Lehmberg, who is on video threatening police and carrying on until she has to be put in the kind of restraints they might have used for Hannibal Lecter. Watch the video of Lehmberg drunk and hog wild, and then decide whose side sane members of the public will take:

Via PJ Tatler:

When Lehmberg asks the officers if they have called “Greg,” she is referring to Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton, who she assumed would spring her from jail despite the overwhelming evidence that she had committed drunk driving.

Lehmberg’s taunt at the officers to “call Greg” is at the 1:49 mark in the video.

At one point, a female officer tells Lehmberg “You’ve been arrested for DWI.”

“That’s y’all’s problem, not mine,” Lemberg retorts, a clear threat given her position as Travis County DA.

The officers also stated that Lehmberg attempted to scratch an officer. She could therefore have been charged with assaulting an officer of the law.

Depending on circumstances, assaulting a police officer can be a 1st degree felony, carrying a penalty of five years to life in prison if convicted.

If anyone belongs in jail, it isn’t Rick Perry.

On tips from Ben S, Dan F, Bodhisattva, and Dave S.

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