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.
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…
Conservative Refocus News juxtaposes two stories that sum up Obama’s Middle Eastern policy.
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.
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.
On a tip from Bill T.
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:
Maybe instead of screaming that people are racist for objecting to lawless behavior, it would be more constructive to stop indulging in lawless behavior.
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.
On tips from Wiggins, Sean C, and Jester.
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.
Ryan J. Reilly provides the following bio at his Twitter feed:
Justice Reporter for @HuffPostPol. Previously at @TPM and @MainJustice. #DOJ, #SCOTUS, #Guantanamo, #FOIAs, etc. 202-527-9261 / email@example.com
He’s a liberal reporter, all right. You can tell by his prodigious knowledge regarding firearms and related accessories:
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 17, 2014
I put a pair of these “rubber bullets” in my ears every time I hear a liberal spewing moonbattery.
More on Reilly, via Twitchy:
Huffington Post justice reporter Ryan Reilly along with journo Wesley Lowery were both arrested briefly in Ferguson, Missouri for not complying with police requests last week.
Imagine relying on these clueless kooks for factual information.
On a tip from Stormfax.
As much as the media and the Obama Regime would like you to believe otherwise, police do not roam the streets looking for random black children to gun down in cold blood. First we learned that Michael Brown was not the innocent angel depicted by the media, but had just finished a strong-arm robbery. Now a video has surfaced recording a conversation between two bystanders at the scene of Brown’s demise. It indicates that the gargantuan Brown — whom we have already seen throwing his weight around with extreme belligerence — at first fled from a police car but then doubled back and charged the officers, at which point they understandably shot him.
Transcript via The Last Refuge:
#1 How’d he get from there to there?
#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck
#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him
#2 Then the next thing I know he coming back toward him cus – the police had his gun drawn already on him –
#1. Oh, the police got his gun
#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him.
It may be a while before we know exactly what happened, but it seems highly unlikely that the cultural Marxist narrative we have been fed of the innocent black boy oppressed by the white racist cops is closer to journalism than it is to societal sabotage.
On tips from JusttheTipHQ, Wiggins, and Bodhisattva.
Remember feminazi professor Mireille Miller-Young at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who manhandled young pro-life demonstrator Thrin Short, scratched her, and stole her sign as Thrin and her sister attempted to express their point of view in a campus “free speech” area? Readers will be unsurprised that her fellow academics are backing her to the hilt. They have some produced some astonishing excuses for her sociopathic conduct.
Miller-Young pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor counts of battery, theft and vandalism after she rallied up a small gaggle of female vigilantes and attacked abortion protesters Thrin Short, 16, and Joan Short, 21. The radical feminist armada forcibly stole a graphic anti-abortion sign from the two protesters. Miller-Young scratched and appeared to push the 16-year-old girl, then destroyed the sign.
Now, as Miller-Young awaits sentencing, a coterie of her fellow professors has submitted letters about their colleague to the judge presiding over the case, Brian Hill.
As Fox News notes, some of the professors wrote the glowing letters on officially UCSB letterhead — possibly on school equipment and during their taxpayer-funded work time.
UCSB history professor Paul Spikard charged in his letter to Judge Hill that Miller-Young has been the victim of “an energetic smear campaign that seems to have little to do with her person or her actions, and a great deal to do with fomenting racial hatred and rallying right-wing political sentiment.”
“It would be tragic if Dr. Miller-Young were sentenced to jail time or mandatory anger management classes based on the press’ portrayal of her as an Angry Black Woman,” Spikard wrote.
Likewise, it would be tragic if the feral mobs that have seized on a thin pretext to ransack Ferguson, Missouri were to be restrained by the police. That might portray them as Angry Black Persons.
Miller-Young, who specializes in queer theory, black film and pornography, apparently failed to mention either “racial hatred” or “right-wing political sentiment” when she [was] speaking to police about the event in Marc just after it initially happened.
Instead, she said felt “triggered in a negative way” by graphic images on the anti-abortion poster and on corresponding anti-abortion literature. “Asked if there had been a struggle, Miller-Young stated, ‘I’m stronger so I was able to take the poster.’”
That’s what left-wing politics always boils down to. Leftists will take whatever they have the strength to take. Since they have rejected morality and civilized norms of behavior, the only brake on them is the strength of their opponents.
Another professor, Eileen Boris of UCSB’s feminist studies department, urged the judge in the case to be lenient because Miller-Young was three months pregnant when she stole the anti-abortion sign, destroyed it and battered a 16-year-old girl.
But not only because she was pregnant.
“If she appears smiling on camera, she is ‘wearing the mask,’ that is, she is hiding her actual state through a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery.”
Slavery was abolished in the United States about 110 years before Miller-Young was born.
Liberalism has had exactly the same effect on liberal arts education as it has had on the federal government. Both have been reduced to a disgusting and repressive farce.
On a tip from Henry.
If Obama were ever going to take responsibility for anything, it would be for pulling US troops out of Iraq, enabling the satanic Islamic State to initiate its genocidal reign of terror. After all, he told us countless times he would pull forces out as quickly as politically feasible, and when this had been accomplished, he bragged about it ad nauseam. Even Obama must realize that not all of us are so easily brainwashed as to forget this. Besides, there is video:
I would say this arrogant liar has jumped the shark, but it is America that jumped the shark by electing him. The only way we can regain our credibility is by completely purging ourselves of the political correctness that brought about this disastrous farce of an administration.
On a tip from Stormfax.
Even after Hamas managed to goad Israel into a military response by raining down thousands of rockets on the civilian population, the IDF still didn’t kill enough Palestinians to provide the media with a suitable photo op. So Hamas had to improvise:
Hamas displays victims of Israeli “aggression” in white burial shrouds. If you look closely, you can see some of the bodies make themselves more comfortable while they think the camera is not on them.
Via Israpundit, on tips from BEShep33 and G. Fox.
As anti-Christian genocide proceeds in the mess he made of Iraq, Russia probes our defenses against a possible bombing campaign, thousands of invaders pour across our undefended border, and the greater St. Louis area degenerates into anarchy, here’s how our “leader” has been occupying himself:
Why should Obama be worried about optics? No one who wishes our country well would want this insolent punk to be president. If we haven’t been able to dislodge him yet, we are most likely stuck with him at least until 2017, no matter how blatantly he rubs his contempt for the office in our faces.
On a tip from Dan F.
As with the Trayvon Martin spectacle, the death of Michael Brown is providing enough material to write a whole textbook on how to distort information so as to advance the corrosive liberal narrative. Here is one of many egregious examples:
— Cath Turner (@ajecathturner) August 14, 2014
The white racist police not only murder innocent black urchins, they oppress journalists working for a Muslim news service!
Now the real story:
In a statement on Thursday, the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department said SWAT Team officers were actually “assisting the media in moving their camera equipment and media personnel to a safer area with their consent so that they could continue to cover the event.” The news crew was caught in tear gas and had to leave their position.
The officers reportedly located the journalists and put them into an armored car and proceeded to disassemble and load their equipment. However, people snapped photos and seemingly drew their own conclusions.
According to KTVI-TV, the Al Jazeera reporters even “thanked the officers.”
If you take anything liberals tell you at face value even after they sold us Barack Obama, Trayvon Martin, global warming, and now Michael Brown, you would be well advised to let more competent relatives handle your financial affairs.
On a tip from Wiggins and Stormfax.
Due to the massive voter fraud that characterizes the Age of Hope & Change, it is hard to be sure the ballot you cast will even be counted. But as long as there are a handful of businesses left that have not sold out to the moonbats (just as Lenin predicted), we can at least vote with our wallets:
Scores are based on financial support to third party organizations.
You don’t need to use this on a smart phone. The free web app works great right through your browser.
On a tip from G. Fox.
As has been noted previously, NBC propagandist Andrea Mitchell is — to judge by her openly expressed sympathies — not just a liberal but a communist (always assuming that it is still reasonable to make that distinction). Her adulation of the brutal communist dictator Fidel Castro proves the point:
Regarding Elian Gonzalez, there is no doubt Castro made him the person he is today — i.e., a brainwashed slave of a vicious totalitarian regime. Andrea Mitchell notes that his mother died on a raft. To be more specific, Elian’s mother died on a raft so that her son would not have to spend his life in a slave state. But her sacrifice was nullified by Mitchell’s fellow anti-anti-communists in this infamous incident:
Illegal aliens are welcome in their many millions, but legitimate refugees from a communist tyranny tend to undermine the liberal narrative. Also, they grow up to vote Republican.
When Mitchell’s heartthrob took power, Cuba was a wealthy country, with a standard of living comparable to Europe’s. Now people are willing to cross 90 miles of shark-infested ocean on inner tubes to escape from it.
What leftists like Castro and Mitchell did to Cuba, they can do to America — and they plan to. This fundamental transformation is already well underway.
On a tip from G. Fox.
Legal Insurrection asks, Guess who was missing at the funeral of the highest ranking officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War?
Here’s a clue: it was directly due to this person’s grossly irresponsible policies that Army Major General Harold Greene was killed.
That’s right: the Vacationer in Chief couldn’t make it. He’s too busy playing golf on Martha’s Vineyard.
Vice presidents exist mainly to attend funerals not deemed important enough to warrant the POTUS himself. But Joe Biden must have gotten too absorbed in his favorite cartoons to tear himself away.
On a tip from Ben S.