Sunday, July 5, 2015

Liberal privilege and liberal racism: A takedown of merit.

Young Black Conservative Woman Issues Blistering Takedown of George Takei, Other ‘Leftist Racists’

On the heels of actor George Takei’s inflammatory statements about black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a young black conservative woman got in front of a cellphone video camera and gave it right back to Takei and liberals in general.
Image source: YouTube
Image source: YouTube
After explaining how she got to meet “a lot of leftist racists” who agreed with Takei and even said Thomas wasn’t entitled to views that strayed from liberalism, she really threw down.
“You know what? It takes a certain kind of racist to decide that black people can’t have their own opinion,” she said.
“I’m allowed to have conservative opinions,” she continued. “I’m allowed to believe that gay marriage is wrong. I’m allowed to believe that abortion is not OK.”
She added that the “problem with the left” is that “they think that they own African Americans. They think that they own our thoughts and that is not true.”
“These liberals need to check their privilege” regarding what they assume about black Americans, she added.
It isn’t clear if the video was recorded before or after Takei’s apology.
(Content warning: She uses the N-word once and another racial slur once repeating quotes):

Black lives don't matter when their community doesn't care

It’s time to care enough to call

Last Saturday, Sharon Darns Watkins became Tampa’s 21st homicide victim of the year. Her crime: being inside her home, in her bedroom, when bullets pierced a window and tore through her body. Police don’t believe she was the intended target, which shows the shooter’s marksmanship is as poor as his character.
No one can say Watkins was in the wrong place at the wrong time. If she was, then the street she lived on — North Delaware Avenue — truly is a war zone.
Ironically, while Watkins was being murdered, the Tampa Police Department was conducting a gun buyback 6 miles away at River Tower Park in Sulphur Springs. A total of 521 guns were purchased, but apparently some folks in the community didn’t get the news. Either that, or it reinforces my belief that street criminals just laugh at these laudable efforts, which really don’t “get guns off the street.”
At a news conference Tuesday at TPD headquarters, Watkins’ daughter tearfully pleaded for the community to help find her mother’s killer. Afterward, Capt. Ronald McMullen asked a simple question: “Do you care yet?” He then told all who would listen, “When you care enough, give us a call.”
McMullen also announced plans for the TPD to use federal grant money to increase police presence in West Tampa and East Tampa, where an increasing number of homicides have taken place this year. This is good news, but I fear some community activists will be of two minds about it. On one hand, they want the police to do something about these senseless killings. On the other hand, when officers get too aggressive, complaints about a police state increase. A good example is New York City, where the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” tactics brought lawsuits.
But any shortcomings by law enforcement are nothing compared with neighborhood residents who offer limited help in catching criminals. Unfair as it might sound, they are the key. Yes, it’s the job of the police to locate and arrest suspects, but cops generally know less about the chronic troublemakers than the people these criminals terrorize. When so many people are dying, they don’t deserve to get such a free pass to spread fear into a community.
Maybe a more effective means of connecting fearful witnesses with detectives is the answer. Perhaps community leaders can help bridge the fear and distrust that keeps some law-abiding citizens from coming forth. Whatever the solution, something must be done now, and a plan of action has to be developed.
I’ve heard from many who say the answer is more jobs, and that if these young men were employed, they wouldn’t be out creating murder and mayhem in their communities. That’s dubious, to say the least. But what if those jobs never come?
The same goes for tougher gun laws, drug rehabilitation, job training and other proposed societal solutions I’ve heard through the years. Waiting for these factors to fully right themselves amounts to waiting for Godot. The murder victims to come can’t wait for any of that.
In the meantime, something is terribly wrong when someone can’t be in their bedroom, as private a place as there is, without being in danger. That her daughter has to tearfully, publicly plead for witnesses to come forward is just as appalling, especially when it happened in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon.

Capt. McMullen told those who were listening to give the police a call “when you care enough.” I’ve been wondering for years when that will be.

The Charleston massacre and Obama's reaction

Beaton: Who wants a race war? 

A lunatic in Charleston, South Carolina, tried to start a race war a few weeks ago. He entered a black church, sat and watched for an hour as the congregation welcomed him into their worship and then murdered as many as he could. As nine laid dead or dying, he fled like vermin. 
The nation was stunned. The police apprehended the killer. The killer confessed. The people of Charleston wept. 
The killer’s diary revealed that he had no friends and no allies. He bemoaned the fact that even with the Internet, he could not find anyone — not a single person — to join him. 
This lone loser failed to provoke that race war. He didn’t even provoke riots. Not even protests. 
What he provoked was love. Strangers of different races held hands and hugged as they sang gospel hymns to honor the dead and embrace the living. 
Just days later at the arraignment hearing, the murderer was forgiven by the sons, daughters, mothers and fathers of those he murdered. One said, “You hurt me. You hurt a lot of people. May God forgive you. And I forgive you.” 
Another said, “I forgive you and my family forgives you, but we would like you to take this opportunity to repent, ... confess, give your life to the one who matters the most, Christ, so that he can change it.” 
And so it went. If this is what they learned at that church — this power to defeat death and to transcend hate — then I see why they attend. These people don’t just sing “Amazing Grace”; they exude it. 
The reaction up north was different. 
Hillary Clinton declared in her political campaign that such abominations are perhaps caused by people listening to Donald Trump. 
Other liberals said it is from watching their all-purpose boogieman, Fox News. 
Then there’s the president, whose former chief of staff once advised, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” The president didn’t. 
Within 24 hours, he was using the crisis to lobby for his pet project of gun control. Never mind that none of his proposed gun controls would have kept guns out of the hands of this killer. 
Warming to the moment, he claimed that mass murders don’t happen in other developed countries. He believes that America is exceptional, you see, but not in a good way. 
He’s wrong. Senseless murders happen everywhere. In Norway, 69 children were slain at a summer camp in 2011. In Germany, 17 teachers, students and a policeman were mass murdered in 2013. In Scotland, 17 teachers and students were mass murdered in 1996. In China, 29 people were killed and 143 injured in a rampage at a railway station in 2014. In France in the winter, 11 were murdered (but that one might have slipped Obama’s mind since, after all, he failed to join the other world leaders in Paris to honor the dead). 
Then, the president, who promised to be “a uniter, not divider,” appeared for an interview on a comedy show. There he uttered an ugly racial epithet that had been relegated to rap music lyrics. His purpose was to tell Americans that they are still racists even if they don’t use that word and even if they don’t know that they are. 
In a eulogy to the dead in Charleston, he again used their deaths to lobby for gun controls that would not have prevented their deaths. 
And the guy who for decades attended a church where the pastor screamed “God damn America,” said that God opposes the Confederate flag. (For the record, I also oppose flying the Confederate flag, but the Creator of the Universe has not revealed to me his opinion on the issue, as he apparently has to Obama.) 
He wound up using, er, I mean singing, “Amazing Grace” ­— while exhibiting nothing of the sort. 
Let’s recap. While America condemned a killer, the president condemned America. While America grieved, the president exploited their grief to promote a pet political cause, to smear America’s culture and to inform us that God is on his side in political debates. 
To top it off, he stoked the fires of racial resentment, fires that have blazed ever hotter under his presidency. On a comedy show, he spat an incendiary word that the rest of us would rather not hear — at least not until the tears are dry, the blood is mopped and the bodies are buried. 
Maybe that demonic lunatic in South Carolina, who hoped to provoke a race war by killing nine as they worshiped, has friends and allies after all. He just never guessed that they were in such high places. 
In the aftermath of Obama’s rhetoric, two racist groups that were practically extinct when he took office — the Black Panthers and the Ku Klux Klan — are planning dueling rallies this month in South Carolina. 
Watch the president pour gas on their fires of hate. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Kurds deserve their own nation. While the US is always asking Israel to give up territory, they never ask Turkey, Syria or Iraq to allow the Kurds independence. Obama bends to Islamist Erdogan's wishes.


As a variety of Kurdish forces continue containing the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS) advance in Syria and Iraq, leaders are becoming increasingly vocal about the establishment of an independent Kurdistan, with some sources close to the ground telling Fox News that Kurds are dedicated to the formation of a new state–“whether the U.S. likes it or not.”

Security sources speaking to Fox News note that the Kurdish forces–the YPG/YPJ in Syria and the Peshmerga in Iraq–have made significant advances in the past months, keeping ISIS from recapturing the Turkish border town of Kobani and even making inroads in Raqqa province, home to the Islamic State’s “capital” city. They have been significantly more successful against the Sunni jihadist group than the official Iraqi army or the vestiges of what was once Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military, and authorities suggest they are now intent on capturing the Iraqi city of Kirkuk and beginning to establish a state.
“They are pushing hard in Kirkuk to hold Kirkuk and keep ISIS out and once that is done, they will move forward with plans for their country,” said a source described as an “operator on the ground with direct connections to Kurdish leaders, adding, “They have only one goal, whether the U.S. likes it or not.”
Fox’s report notes that the Obama administration has been adamantly opposed to the creation of an independent Kurdistan, citing a State Department spokesman telling the news outlet that America is “very supportive” of the Kurds while being “clear and consistent in support of a unified Iraq.”
Kurdish leaders seem skeptical that a state can both support the Shiite-run government in Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdish forces, based in Erbil. One leader–Lahur Talabani of the Kurdistan Intelligence Agency–tells Fox News that Kurdistan is like Israel: “We have suffered for years. Gassed by Saddam. Mass Graves. We have suffered like the Jews at the hands of these surrounding countries, and we are very pro-West. You don’t find any other countries like that in this region.”
Masrour Barzani, head of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) intelligence forces and son of KRG President Masoud Barzani, is openly advocating for a Kurdish state. In an interview with Al Monitor, he describes the repeated support of a united Iraq after multiple failures as “insanity” and Iraq itself as “not a feasible project”:
How many times have we tried to support a united, strong central government in Baghdad? It didn’t work. Kurdistan is controlled by the Kurds, the Sunni areas are controlled by [IS] and the Shiite areas are controlled by Shiite forces and the Popular Mobilization Units. Prime Minister [Haider al-] Abadi has been making a big effort to fix things. But the Iraqi government must accept this reality and look for other solutions. We are not pushing for forced separation. We are talking about an amicable divorce.
Barzani is equally stern in asserting that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Marxist terrorist group also seeking an independent Kurdistan but based in Turkey, has “no role to play” in protecting Kurdish territories in Iraq, particularly Sinjar, where the nation’s Yazidi population has been under attack by the Islamic State. “They should pull out and they must because the people of Sinjar will determine their own future and this is Iraqi Kurdistan. Would the PKK be happy if a Kurdish political party inside Iraq meddled in the affairs of Diyarbakir or Mardin?” he asks.
Despite disagreements among Kurdish leaders, Barzani notes that the fight against the Islamic State is serving to unite Kurds against a common enemy. Further evidence of that is in reports from Kurdish news outlet Rudaw, which suggests that Iraq’s Kurdish Peshmerga are considering traveling to Rojava–Syrian Kurdistan–and helping the YPG/YPJ eradicate ISIS terrorists from the region. The elder Barzani has promised to lend the region Iraqi troops should it be necessary to keep ISIS from expanding.
In addition to frustrations with the American government’s support of Baghdad, Kurdish independence faces a strong opponent in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s animosity towards Kurdish independence– fueled by the PKK’s history of violence in Turkey– is such that reports have surfaced of Erdogan plotting an invasion of Syria not to curb ISIS expansion, but to keep the Kurds at bay.
Erdogan’s opposition to the Kurdish cause has done little to hamper its popularity internationally, particularly among Americans and American veterans who have chosen to aid Kurdistan where their government has refused. American and Canadian veterans are using social media to gather funds to fly to Kurdistan and join the YPG/YPJ; those already there tell media they are welcomed as heroes. “I have been shown nothing but love by Kurds everywhere and I am very grateful for the opportunity to help,” says 28-year-old Jordan Matson, a U.S. Army veteran fighting ISIS in Syria.

San Francisco a sanctuary city for murderers. This is the end result of radical compassion.

Feds: Cops shouldn't have freed suspect in killing

U.S. immigration officials said Friday that the San Francisco Police Department did not honor a request they made in March to hold onto a Mexican citizen now charged in the random shooting of a tourist on the San Francisco pier.
Francisco Sanchez, 45, has been charged with killing a 31-year-old woman who was strolling with her family along the scenic Embarcadero waterfront on Wednesday evening, police said.
The victim, identified as Kathryn Steinle of Pleasanton, Calif., was struck in the chest after posing for photos at Pier 14 with her father, who had his arm around her, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
"There was a pop, and Kate went down," 68-year-old Jim Steinle told the newspaper. She died later at San Francisco General Hospital.
Police say the suspect never exchanged words with Steinle before he opened fire, KGO-TV reports.
"There does not appear to be any connection between the victim and the suspect," said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, according to KGO. "At this point, it appears to be a random shooting incident."
Police quickly flooded the area with officers, who were helped in their search by photos of the suspect taken by bystanders. Within an hour, police arrested Sanchez on a nearby street corner.
A gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered in the water next to the pier on Thursday by police dive teams using sonar equipment, KGO reports.
Gillian Christensen, spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said the suspect in the case — without referring to him by name — had been previously deported five times, most recently in 2009, and had a criminal history that included seven prior felony convictions, including four narcotics charges.
Christensen said that according to databases of the Department of Homeland Security, ICE turned him over to the San Francisco Police Department in March "on an outstanding drug warrant." ICE officials requested that they be informed whenever the suspect was set to be released, but "the detainer was not honored."
"ICE places detainers on aliens arrested on criminal charges to ensure dangerous criminals are not released from prisons or jails into our communities," she said. "The agency remains committed to working collaboratively with its law enforcement partners to ensure the public's safety."
The question of immigration "detainers," or "holds," have become controversial in recent years as local law enforcement agencies have fought back against the federal government's requests to hold suspects based on their immigration status.
Through a federal program called Secure Communities, ICE agents request local agencies to hold people who are no longer facing local charges. That includes people who have completed their jail time, are no longer suspects in crimes or have posted bond as they await trial.
If ICE agents determine those people have problems with their immigration status, they would request that the local agency "hold" the person so an ICE agent could pick them up. But local law enforcement agencies have fought back, arguing that holding so many suspects costs them money and damages their credibility with the communities they serve.
Further, federal courts have struck down cases involving "holds," stating that these detentions are not voluntary and violate the Fourth Amendment, according to civil rights organizations.
San Francisco became a so-called sanctuary city in 1989. An ordinance prohibits city employees from helping ICE with immigration investigations or arrests "unless such help is required by federal or state law or a warrant." The move was intended to "(stand) firmly against repressive immigration proposals in Congress and immigration raids that separate families."
In 2013, the California State Assembly passed the Trust Act, which allows local agencies to treat ICE detainer requests as voluntary. Only people facing serious felonies must be held for ICE agents.
After the law went into effect in 2014, California Attorney General Kamala Harris explained the state's problems with ICE holds.
"When local law enforcement officials are seen as de facto immigration enforcers, it erodes the trust between our peace officers and the communities they serve," she wrote in a bulletin to state law enforcement agencies.
Friday evening, the slaying attracted the attention of real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing widespread recriminations for portraying most Mexican immigrants as criminals or not the "best."
"Where are the other candidates now that this tragic murder has taken place b/c of our unsafe border," he tweeted. "We need a wall!"
He offered "heartfelt condolences" to Steinle's family, adding, "Very, very sad."
"Our Southern border is unsecure. I am the only one that can fix it, nobody else has the guts to even talk about it," Trump declared.

What the American papers have ignored about the attack on two CNN anchors in Albuquerque.

The MANY mugshots of serial criminal shot dead by CNN anchor's husband in wild motel gun fight

  • Tomorio Walton was fatally wounded during a shootout in a motel room

  • Police said the 27-year-old was parole violator from Memphis, TN

  • Walton had long rap sheet and most recent arrest was last Christmas Eve

  • Chuck de Caro underwent surgery after suffering three gunshot wounds 

Killed: Tomorio Walton, 27, was a parole violator from Tennessee, police said
Killed: Tomorio Walton, 27, was a parole violator from Tennessee, police said
A gunman shot dead by former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro has been identified as a parole violator from Tennessee.
Tomorio Walton, 27, was fatally wounded by de Caro during a shootout in a motel room in Albuquerque on Tuesday.
De Caro and his wife - former Headline News anchor and CNN correspondent Lynne Russell -were on a road trip and spending the night when killed the man during what Russell an attempted robbery.
Police said an assailant accosted Ms Russell in the parking lot of the motel at about 11.35 pm and then pushed her into her hotel room as de Caro was getting out of the shower.
Walton then started shooting at de Caro, and de Caro returned fire and killed him with a legally owned hand gun, Russell said.
'Chuck fired back, and it was a shootout,' she said. 'He saved my life.'
De Caro needed surgery for his wounds following the altercation.
Officer Tanner Tixier said Walton was a parole violator from Memphis, and it is unknown how long he has been in the Albuquerque area,NBC News reports.
Many faces: Tomorio Walton's last recorded arrest was on Christmas Eve 2014, when he was picked up for criminal damage in the form of vandalism worth less than $500. He had three felony convictions: one for theft, for which he was sentenced on 22 January 2008, and two for burglary – one burglary from a car, the other burglary from a place other than a home
Serious rap sheet: Walton was sentenced on 26 August 2010 for the two burglaries. The sentence is not recorded. Walton's other arrests include being picked up for burglary from a motor vehicle in November 2011; aggravated criminal trespass in March 2012; criminal trespass, evading arrest, patronizing prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia later that same month; failing to appear at a booking in April 2012; theft of property worth $500 or less in May 2012; an unspecified crime in June 2012; another unspecified crime in July 2012; and a probation violation in August 2012
Stuck to Tennessee: Walton was arrested in April 2013 and held on $100 bond for theft of property worth less than $500. He was arrested on the same charge in May 2013, and in September 2013 held over aggravated criminal trespass. All his criminal history appeared to have taken place in Shelby County, which includes Memphis
No charges are expected to be filed against de Caro.
'I am really proud of him,' Ms Russell said. 'I thank him over and over for saving my life. He really is my hero.'
De Caro, who worked at CNN in the mid-1980s as special assignments correspondent, was coming out of the bathroom after taking a shower and saw Ms Russell being held at gunpoint. 

She said she put one of the two handguns the couple had in a side table into the purse and gave the handbag to her husband. 
A gunfight broke out in the room and De Caro was shot once in the leg and twice in the abdomen.
He fired all the rounds in the first handgun then picked up the other and shot Walton. 
Western gunfight: Longtime Headline News anchor Lynne Russel called de Caro her hero after he shot dead a gunman who entered their Albuquerque motel room hoping to rob them
'I am really proud of him,' Ms Russell said of her husband and former colleague. 'I thank him over and over for saving my life. He really is my hero.' Here, a mobile crime lab sits outside the Albuquerque Motel 6
'I am really proud of him,' Ms Russell said of her husband and former colleague. 'I thank him over and over for saving my life. He really is my hero.' Here, a mobile crime lab sits outside the Albuquerque Motel 6
An Albuquerque Police Department officer collects evidence Wednesday after a man was killed and another injured during the altercation
An Albuquerque Police Department officer collects evidence Wednesday after a man was killed and another injured during the altercation
He was found in the parking lot but died in hospital. 
Walton's rap sheet appears to have been a lengthy one.
His last recorded arrest was on Christmas Eve 2014, when he was picked up for criminal damage in the form of vandalism worth less than $500.

Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders. It's how a monarch operates. Will it be all low level (cough, cough) prisoners or only those of color?

Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders