Heard it on the X and DeRay

How about a greatest hits collection from the DeRay portfolio?

Best in Show

That sort of depends on his definition of “productive.”

Arrest for obstructing a highway, days later a 4.5 hour high-profile conference with the President of the United States.

I hope if he shows up in Cleveland he’s wearing his famous vest. It will make him easier to spot. (well, that and the SS protection he’ll probably have) Then there was this article.

#BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay Mckesson may claim to be leading a grassroots revolution for racial and economic justice, but he has close connections with the privileged and elite.

Mckesson lives in a home owned by philanthropists James and Robin Wood in Baltimore, Maryland.

It’s the same address he used when declaring his residency on his campaign committee registration form for his failed mayoral run in the city’s Democratic primary earlier this year.

On Monday, the Balimore Sun reported the 31-year-old agitator Mckesson is making a handsome salary courtesy of Baltimore school district taxpayers.

In his new role, Mckesson is earning a salary of $165,000 as the district’s third chief of human capital in two years, and manage of a budget of $4 million and 56 employees.

More: http://www.theamericanmirror.com/blacklivesmatter-leader-deray-lives-home-owned-by-soros-connected/

But it’s his idea of “world-class education” that bothers me.

For kicks

PETITION on BLM

Formally recognize Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organization.

Created by Y.S. on July 06, 2016

terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. Black Lives Matter has earned this title due to its actions in Ferguson, Baltimore, and even at a Bernie Sanders rally, as well as all over the United States and Canada. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare Black Lives Matter a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.

Petition here:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/formally-recognize-black-lives-matter-terrorist-organization

Oozing from the Universities

Another one popped up on the radar. A professor calls for murdering cops.

Drexel University Professor George Ciccariello Calls For Murdering A Police Officer…

Weasel Zippers

If that’s what they want to do to cops, then what should people do to professors like this? Have a couple more:

Oh a world without police sounds inviting, doesn’t it? He denies being a Guevera fan, and also tried lying about doing cops like old yellow. He claimed he didn’t know how the movie ended. Then plead that he was doing satire or something. I guess we just have no imagination or sense of humor.

Sounds like your typical liberal prof. He makes the honor roll.

Black Lives Matter seek debate forum

Washington Post reports on the BLM appeal to both parties for a debate style forum:

“The lessons of history are clear, and instructive for us right now. It is both protest and policy work that will get us the win, and we need every single possible strategy at our disposal in order to see real change,” Packnett [BLM organizer spokesman] said. “So I think we have an opportunity to be creative here in how we engage presidential candidates in the same way that our movement has been creative in how we have protested and created peaceful but necessary disruption around the country.”

Creative, in the same way they protest? Shutting down malls and townhall meetings, blocking traffic, storming police stations, just for a few of their creative efforts.

They since have been told by both Parties that the debate schedules are full and that they should have a townhall forum to showcase their issues. Talks continue but the DNC said it would sponsor such an event. RNC said it would be open to participating.

When they stand on their proud uber-radical protest tactics, disrupting and shouting down any dissent, calling for death to cops, and interrupting anyone’s lives they can, they still want people to support a public forum for their rhetoric. What happens if others, say more rational voices, protest them and their forum? I don’t suppose that is on their agenda.

What is pretty ironic is that they don’t want to debate. Their tactics and strategy oppose that. There is no other perspective but theirs. If you don’t get that then look at those they protested and how they do it. Now they say they want a debate?

First, they should debate themselves on why the cop killing is a common theme endorsed by their platform? But you never hear them address that every time they call for “pigs in a blanket…fry ’em like bacon.” Yet they want to mainstream their organization and expect everyone to respect and embrace their organization. Really?

Of course if you don’t endorse them you’re a de facto target. Dems, in their endless tolerance to all things radical, will not utter a peep to them. As long as they vote between calling for “death to cops,” what’s the problem? And as long as they vote correctly, which is pretty much a given. I suppose Cair will want a debate next. BLM chants death to cops but the DOJ and homeland security see white supremacists and right-wing “racist” groups as the biggest terrorist threat. (next to Global Warming) No public forum for them.

A smattering of black lives matter

Back in January this year, the Washington Times had a great article written by Kelly Rendell that described the long connected tentacles of Soros’ money within the Left, to these coordinated, seemingly rogue, organizations. An excellent piece of investigative journalism. Now that money, around 33 million documented just in the span of a year, in the article is instrumental in promoting these far left radicals and the protest movement’s combination of riots, civil disobedience activism, rabble rousing, harassing politicians and calling for killing cops.(sort of like OWS)

In May, Washington Times reported: (cut the check, please)

FrontPage Magazine reports that Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) has been paying protesters $5,000 a month to demonstrate in Ferguson. Last week, hired protesters who haven’t been paid held a sit-in at MORE’s offices and posted a demand letter online.

MORE is the re-branded Missouri branch of ACORN, which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010, FrontPage reported. MORE and other groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have received millions of dollars from billionaire financier George Soros.

It used to be radicals were on the fringe. The Weather Underground was considered fairly fringe even back in its hay day. The larger than life Bill Ayers was still underground as a fugitive as were others. Of course, the justice department then was investigating them. They were taken serious. And they were also considered terrorists.

But unlike then, today they have made radical groups mainstream and considered as just another voice of the Left. They are welcomed political allies.And they very much influence public dialogue and events. Like Black Lives Matter. It has used the same inflammatory rhetoric as terrorists and radicals in the past. But today that rhetoric is considered mainstream on the Left.

So in an act of endorsement,the DNC summer meeting approved a resolution in support of Black Lives Matter, apparently for its contributions. But then in a twist of irony, the BLM group denounced the DNC’s vote of support, in true radical style, issuing a statement that said in part:

“True change requires real struggle, and that struggle will be in the streets and led by the people, not by a political party.”

One could see Bill Ayers or maybe Rev Wright doing a similar dissing to the DNC to make a political point. Mostly because, in their view, progressives and the DNC are not far enough Left for them.

Along in that January investigative piece was a sort of disclaimer that the parent and funding organization does not control the protesters’ actions. In other words, retains a faux deniability when the going gets rough, even though they make payments to rent-a-protestors in the movement.

“The incidents, whether in Staten Island, Cleveland or Ferguson, were spontaneous protests — we don’t have the ability to control or dictate what others say or choose to say,” Mr. Zimmerman said. “But these circumstances focused people’s attention — and it became increasingly evident to the social justice groups involved that what a particular incident like Ferguson represents is a lack of accountability and a lack of democratic participation.”

Other Soros-funded groups made it their job to remotely monitor and exploit anything related to the incident that they could portray as a conservative misstep, and to develop academic research and editorials to disseminate to the news media to keep the story alive.

These groups would be perfect recruit mechanisms for ex-cons or those with lengthy records.But it cannot be denied that they are Soros funded and sponsored. Now we have celebrities and other wealthy liberals donating to the Black Lives Matter cause, presumably by donating to the parent organization, and praised for it.

The Millennial Activists United put out a letter backing those pay complaints in May

In the last few days, Bill O’Reilly went on a tear about BLM, formerly branding them a hate group in view of rhetoric in their latest marches and the cop execution in Texas. He declared to some who would not go that far, “I’m going to put them out of business.” So does that mean he is now at war with Soros? Drive them out of business, does he even realize what all that involves? It’s nice to know your enemies too.

Some sources: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/19/hired-black-lives-matter-protesters-start-cutthech/
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/257130/ferguson-rent-mobs-exposed-matthew-vadum
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-theo-spur/?page=all

Do you feel like I do?

A little personal commentary. Bundy redux.

With all that has happened in the last few weeks, I thought it was time take another look. Nevada, media coverage, government force, etc. et al.

Is anyone feeling burned by Bundy or his plight? Are you feeling let down, like you wasted your time and were deceived? Are you saying I made a big mistake and should have known better? Never again. Are you now angry at Cliven Bundy? Do you think this cost us big time politically, and that we will pay a price for it in the election? (real questions)

Well, I can’t say I really feel any of those. Apparently I’m obliged to because those are the thoughts we are supposed to have, according to all the major media. The left is defiantly trying to somehow rub conservatives’ nose in it. But as the left is so fond of saying, “there is no there there.” I guess I don’t get their point. So a guy had some views I don’t agree with, and mentioned them in the media. What exactly does that mean? He is not a world class spokesman. I see what it is supposed to mean according to media gods. In other words, there are a lot of people saying: “if he only didn’t say that. Now I cannot support or defend him in any battle.”

It gave the media a pivot point, an escape hatch…especially for those who didn’t want to pay attention to it anyway. ‘A cattle rancher in Nevada, why should anyone care?’ But there is no political victory here. The Left didn’t win anything, nor proved anything. There is a unified message from both sides of media that Bundy was not the correct poster child. “They should have picked a better poster child.” People don’t really pick or choose. The government targeted Bundy’s and was making them their poster child example.

Then came Bundy’s comments in the NYT, and as fast as it grew the people scurried off to the hills. Every man for himself. True the statements don’t help. But they didn’t have anything to do with the issues. The media suddenly made it all about racism. Racism was not the issue. Did they murder those cows and send swat teams in for his racist comments? Of course not. It’s just one more diversion from reality. Sure those were stupid and nasty comments for him to make, everyone can agree. But apparently they also invalidate any cause he has. Racism trumps all, including private property issues.

About now I could draw comparisons with what the hypocritical left actually did in OWS. But I’ll leave all that for now. Except that no one scurried off – even as fires burned and amid riots in Oakland. No, Leftists usually dig in their heels. (… defend bad teachers?) No, dredging up all OWS details or others would probably be another convenient diversion.

I also have the baggage of some personal experience. Years ago I was involved in a sort of local protest. All valid and very real, it drew media attention, and was chaotic at times. One day I said something to a reporter who had been covering it, sort of a question. He turned to me with an attitude and said ‘on a given day we have millions of viewers watching, and we get to decide what they are going to see.’ I was speechless and confused by the reaction, wondering what I said that deserved it? It was elite arrogance on display. They have the power to make or break a story, or end one. At least it showed me how they really are. This one confirms it. If it were a union battle, they will keep it alive – “stay tuned for more details”. Well, that is the way it always worked, pre-social media networks and the internet.

It is a Little different now, but media gods didn’t succumb to technology or the voice of the people. They still hold much the same attitude: when they turn out the lights that’s it. And when they turn them on, there is a reason, they get to decide. Sure, they will say “we’re just covering what the people care about”. But the reality is the power is in their hand, as the man said. In their view, people will pay attention to and care about what they show them. (its a powerful tool, so is omission)

RightRing | Bullright

Beck ticks off some listeners

But it wouldn’t be the first time for the firebrand.

Former Sheriff Mack on Bundy Ranch
Standoff: Obama Feds Willing to ‘Shoot at Unarmed Citizens’

April 23, 2014 By Matthew Burke | TPNN

Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack responded sharply (WATCH VIDEO BELOW) and critically to Glenn Beck’s stance on the Bundy Ranch Standoff in Nevada.

Sheriff Mack says that that rancher Cliven Bundy is “a good man” who he’s known for a long time and “just wants to be left alone.” Mack says this is something that the federal government doesn’t understand and never will.

Sheriff Mack points out that the Bundy Ranch has been located at Bunkersville, Nevada since 1877, and that the federal government has driven out of business 53 different ranchers in the area.

“The government is destroying the ranching and farming industry in America. What do you think that’s going to do to our food supply?” asks Sheriff Mack. “What do you think that does to liberty?” Mack asks while boldly proclaiming that “the greatest enemy to our country is our own federal government.”

Cliven Bundy is the last rancher left in Clark County, Nevada and the federal government lays claim to over 80% of the state’s land.

Sheriff Mack blasted Glenn Beck for his comments made after the standoff, comments that have angered many of Beck’s loyal followers. Beck had said he disagrees with some of the Bundy Ranch protesters being armed in response to the Obama BLM’s armed invasion of the ranch. Mack says that Beck should “be ashamed” of himself for his comments and should “be out here marching” with the protesters:

More at Tea Party News Network

I notice many downplaying the disagreement but I think Beck managed to step square in the middle of the cow pie. It will be interesting to see how he recovers.

Beck was making a mountain out of a mole hill. Then railed against it as if it were reality. In fact, Beck’s own brand of “freedom of speech” has gotten light-years in front of him before, like when  he promised big “earth- shattering news” that would change everything, then never mentioned it after. Now he wants to jump in as the cop on the beat. Glenn, you’re “planting your flag” but on someone else’s backyard .

‘I’m Planting My Flag’: Glenn Beck Doubles Down on His Message to Those Calling for Violence

Apr. 15, 2014 2:41pm

Glenn Beck has a message for anyone who is “crying for revolution, insurrection … and a call to arms”: He wants nothing to do with you.

“This morning I got up and I saw some more news reports, and more people in America that are standing up now and crying for revolution, insurrection, arming yourself, and a call to arms,” Beck said on his radio program Tuesday. “I will tell you I believe in the Second Amendment, and I will defend myself. I believe in the rights that we have. But I will tell you more than I believe in my rights, I believe in the responsibilities that we have to God. And God does not call anyone to anger. God does not call anyone to vengeance ever, ever, ever.”

Blaze

Beck clearly got way ahead of himself on this and then expected everyone to follow him.
This is the problem with these bigger than life personalities, they need to be held to account.

RightRing | Bullright

Standup standoff ends with backoff ploy

Federal SWAT Team Backs Down In Armed Standoff With Militia, Will Return Cattle

Patrick Brown — April 12, 2014 | Western Journalism

After an announcement (Watch Video) by Clark County Sheriff  Douglas C. Gillespie that BLM officials would back down from their seizure of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, a tense standoff with protesters still was taking place as late as 1pm PST. That armed standoff, however, has been resolved.

According to Brandon Darby of Breitbart news, a Federal SWAT Team has agreed to retreat from a tension ridden stand-off with protesters.

1:01pm Pacific – “It was strange to see armed ranchers and militias stand off against a federal SWAT team under a bridge in a desert wash,” Darby said. “After a few tense moments, the feds agreed to retreat and allow the ranchers and the militia to guide the remaining cattle back to tracts of land used by the Bundy ranch. Both sides were demanding the other disarm first. Both the ranchers and law enforcement refused; ultimately the federal agents began to walk backwards behind retreating vehicles and leave the area.

The Bundy family has also been informed that their cattle will be returned.

…they allowed a member of the Bundy family to travel a half-mile back beyond the conflict area and to see the family’s cattle. The family member returned and made the announcement that the family would receive the remaining heads of cattle and he requested that the ranchers and militia help corral and guide the cattle back.”

Here is a recent image tweet from the standoff area:

As Brandon Darby describes, it was a very tense standoff between armed militia and the Federal SWAT team, with each side demanding that the other disarm.

Last night, WesternJournalism released a email petition tool for individuals to send emails to BLM officials. As of the time of this writing, more than 8000 individuals have used this tool to petition BLM officials to end this standoff peaceably.

H/T to Dave

Protesters at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada faced off with federal agents this past weekend, sending the message that overreaching government power can be resisted.

The ranch protesters had a clear message: This is not about cattle. “People are getting tired of the federal government having unlimited power,” Bundy’s wife Carol told ABC News – including the power to push your cattle off land where they’ve grazed for over 140 years.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/15/Standoff-at-Nevada-Ranch-Americas-Ready-to-Resist

How far is all this from the grimy hands of Harry Reid? Sources close to BLM say that the backoff could be just a ploy for a planned raid of the ranch. Dubious Harry saying “it’s not over” seems to confirm that.

Democrats always seem to support civil disobedience, don’t they? They could not defend the dragged-out dispute in Wisconsin enough. Progressives recommend it, speaking truth to power. They support union strikes. They support enviro-wackos. To say nothing of supporting a Radical-in-chief in the White House or his renegade actions. (Obama even said he’d put on his shoes to march with strikers.) But they never seem to defend private property, as evidenced from the Kelo decision. However, they salute civil disobedience from teachers to gay marriage to spotted owls. And they don’t even protest rampant abuses by the IRS.