Justin's Political Corner

Sep 23

The Sick Mind of Jim Hoft: Publishing ISIS Propaganda to Attack Obama and Kerry -

h/t: Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs

Sep 22

BREAKING: US military launches 1st airstrikes against #ISIS in #Syria

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. military launches first airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, NBC News confirms

BREAKING: NYPD says they arrested 102 people at the intersection of Wall St and Broadway tonight. #FloodWallStreet

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#KYSen: Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell Hard With New MIA Kentucky Senate Ad -

h/t: Sarah Jones at PoliticusUSA

#LA4M: Judge in Louisiana rules same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional -

H/T: LGBTQ Nation

Judicial Watch Founder Larry Klayman: "Military Should Oust Obama Like In Egypt" -

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

#ILGov: Nursing home trial may trouble Rauner campaign -

Bruce Rauner = bad for Illinois. 

h/t: David Heinzmann and Bob Secter at Chicago Tribune

Rush Limbaugh’s black sidekick James Golden (aka Snerdley): Segregation was the ‘good old days’ -

James Golden, who is better known as Rush Limbaugh’s sidekick “Snerdley,” asserted over the weekend that the quality of life for African-Americans has been going downhill ever since the end of Jim Crow.

In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas that was published on Sunday, Golden expresses views on American culture that are similar to what listeners might hear on Limbaugh’s radio program.

“Isn’t a shame that the good old days were the days when things were segregated legally in this country?” he opines. “The good old days, when two-parent families were the norm in the black community — and they were — two parent families were the norm back during segregation days.”

“Howard University was graduating doctors and lawyers who were qualified, not through Affirmative Action, but genuinely qualified through hard work and merit by the score,” he continues. “And there was this sense we were achieving against all the odds, and we were going to push and break through. Those were during the days of segregation.”

Golden charges that “liberalism” has done “horrific” things to the black community, like allowing doctors who break abortion laws.

And he said that the current “pinnacle of black music” is “misogynistic, violent, gangster rappers who are so illiterate that they can’t put five sentences together to make a paragraph.”

“How did the people who were leading the world’s art form in music degenerate into this depravity that calls itself the music industry right now in terms of black culture?” he asks. “How did we get where we’ve got some girl humping her booty up and down, and that’s considered the state of black art? It’s disgraceful in this country.”

“And what took us there? People following this liberal ride down all the way.”

Later in the interview, Golden blame liberals raising the minimum wage for surging gang membership.

“The real issues concerning black America have been unaddressed by Obama,” he declares. “In fact he’s doing everything he can to secure higher unemployment with these calls for the minimum wage to go up. Most black people don’t understand that because they’re not taught in school economics because most economics are taught by liberals, and they don’t teach the truth about this.”

“But the hardest hit anytime the minimum wage goes up are black young men looking for jobs, and so who ends up in gangs because they are completely out of work, completely uneducated? Because their unionized schools have failed them, because their parents have failed them, because their society has failed them? These black kids who end up in gangs.”

Watch the video below from The Daily Caller, broadcast Sept. 22, 2014.



h/t: David Edwards at The Raw Story

BREAKING: Reporters, non-residents banned from upcoming Ferguson town hall meetings : News -

thepoliticalfreakshow:

FERGUSON • The news release was emailed to dozens of local and national media representatives.

The city of Ferguson was promoting a five-week series of “town hall” meetings beginning Monday to update residents “on changes the council wants the community to consider’’ and to address concerns about the city.

But by Friday, a little-known unit of the U.S. Department of Justice had gotten involved, and those meetings, originally billed by Mayor James Knowles III as a dialogue with the community “so they know exactly where we stand on things with full transparency,” would be closed to the media and nearly anyone else who wasn’t a resident.

In the days after Michael Brown’s fatal shooting Aug. 9 by a city police officer, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder dispatched the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service to the city to help keep the peace and resolve racial tension.

On Friday, Devin James, a spokesman for Ferguson, said that the Community Relations Service was insisting that reporters be kept out of the city’s “town hall’’ meetings planned for each of three wards because having media present could alter the conversations.

The first meetings are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 110 Church Street; Wellspring Church, 33 South Florissant Road; and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 17 Hawkesbury Drive.

“It allows us to have a more true dialogue,” James said. “It’s for the benefit of the community.”

In an email late Friday, Dena Iverson, a Justice Department spokeswoman, confirmed that the “town hall” meetings were being overseen by the Community Relations Service.

Iverson also pointed to the unit’s mission statement, which says the service “provides confidential mediation, facilitation, training, and consulting services to help communities enhance their ability to alleviate, solve, and respond to future conflicts more effectively.”

She did not respond to a question about whether the city’s town hall meetings fit the mediation concept.

The unit was also sent to Sanford, Fla., last year in the aftermath of the slaying of Trayvon Martin and trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin.

City Attorney Stephanie Karr said she believed the decision to restrict attendance to residents and certain invited guests at the town hall meetings doesn’t violate Missouri’s Sunshine Law because only two council members would be present at each meeting. Without a quorum, such gatherings of council members do not violate the state’s open meetings requirements, Karr said.

Karr, however, also said that the city would not do anything to keep reporters from attending, but that would be up to the Department of Justice.

After Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown on Aug. 9, the city saw a number of protests, some of which county and state law enforcement agencies quelled by using tear gas, rubber bullets and armored personnel vehicles.

A City Council meeting on Sept. 9, held at the Greater Grace Church to accommodate the large crowd, was disrupted several times by angry chants from protesters, some of whom were not from Ferguson.

Another council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.

On Friday, Knowles said the city was still exploring possible venues for that meeting.

Source: Stephen Deere for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Religious Conservatives Finally Admit What They Really Want Out Of Hobby Lobby -

h/t: Ian Millhiser at Think Progress Justice

#VVS14: Tony Perkins Uses Meriam Ibrahim To Promote Anti-Obama, Anti-Gay Agenda -

Leave it to people like Tony Perkins to exploit Meriam Ibrahim being persecuted by Sudan for marrying a Christian man and leaving the Muslim faith for their own agenda to smear President Obama, LGBTQ rights, and liberals in general.   

Note to folks like Starnes, Perkins, Barber, Staver, Fischer, et al.: What Meriam suffered through is REAL Christian persecution, while what the Benham Brothers and Phil Robertson claim (among countless other examples) is nowhere near the guidelines of being “persecuted” for their beliefs.  


h/t: Peter Montgomery at RWW

#VVS14, The GOP's Hate Summit: A Who's Who Of The 2014 Values Voter Summit -

H/T: Drew Courtney at RWW

As Predicted, American Patriots 'Border Protests' Are A Big, Fat Nothing -

crooksandliars:

As Predicted, American Patriots 'Border Protests' Are A Big, Fat Nothing

Federal, state, and local law enforcement assembled at the border bridges in Cameron County, Texas Saturday in preparation for a planned protest by something calling itself ‘The American Patriots.’ However, only five demonstrators actually showed up to face the armored car, command center and SWAT team:

"We paid people over-time," Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio.

When asked about having to deploy all those personnel, Lucio said, “Yes, I hate to waste that kind of money. As law enforcement, you never know what’s going to come up. You use these resources and other resources. We take care of people in the U.S.”

‘Patriot’ websites and message boards lit up with the cancellation in the wee hours of Saturday morning. A story circulated that threats from Mexican cartels were responsible for the cancellation, but it was the second time that ‘border protest’ organizers have tried this exact same excuse to explain a failed protest. This time, they couldn’t convince Ildefonso Ortiz at Breitbart.com to report it credulously.