Cases in point. Olbermann objecting to Comey’s firing. I ask: what does an ahistorical German know about the Constitution or Bill of Rights anyway? Particularly in light of the NRA video below.
This is also Keith Olbermann.
My, how your mother must have frequently washed your mouth out with soap.
Then there is this from Olbermann’s “The Resistance” series. As in: “The NRA should be branded a terrorist organization.”
You know. For supporting the Bill of Rights. That terrible document.
Olbermann also said it was “time to end the lies about the Second Amendment” and “time to end refusing to call mass murderers who do not have obvious political motives ‘terrorists.’ ”
Uh, wait. Maybe one should at least give a passing glance to the foundational and historical definition of the word “terror” or “terrorist.”
The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
Proving that Olbermann is clearly an ignoramus who has no concept of definitions or, dare I say, the meaning of words themselves. He bends them and breaks them into ways they were never meant. For. Political. Purposes.
Who is the real terrorist here, Keith Olbermann, mein Teutonic Fuhrer? You aim your intimidation towards the civilian population for political purposes. Hello? Bueller?
Olbermann was removed, if you recall, from MSNBC in 2011 for, shall we say, a lack of performance. He was replaced by Lawrence O’Donnell, an avowed Socialist. Olbermann was, ahem, polemic to say the least, but still somehow envisioned himself in the mainstream of thought — which he was, but only for the Elitist Left who elbow-rub in various parvenu and jejune DC soirees.
According, therefore, to Herr Olbermann, His Teutonic Self and Leftists, these things are fundamentally true.
Anything conservative is evil;
Anything or anyone advocating conservatism is evil;
Supporting the US Constitution is evil;
Supporting the Bill of Rights is evil;
Supporting the First Amendment is evil;
Supporting the Second Amendment is evil.
You see? Rampant and unmitigated evil which must be immediately shut down.
Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment:
…They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed.
“It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to unload into. However, only 20% of the truck drivers show up to work. These are private citizens in Puerto Rico, paid by companies that are contracted by the government”.. (link)
The union is reportedly not allowing drivers to remove goods from the Port of San Juan.
Imagine. The Port of San Juan was the problem. But wait; there’s more. Additional people chirped up. From DailyCaller.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Fellow Puerto Rico Mayor Rips San Juan Mayor — ‘She’s Not Participating In Any Meetings’
by Alex Pfeiffer and Peter Hasson
The mayor of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico cast serious doubt Saturday on the claims made by San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has repeatedly attacked President Trump and accused him of abandoning Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Guaynabo’s mayor, Angel Perez, said in an interview with The Daily Caller that his experience with the federal government has been different from Cruz’s, in part because — unlike Cruz — he has been participating in meetings with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies.
You mean cooperation could mean the difference between success and failure? Mayor Soto had to actually do something to further aid? There were meetings? Meetings she really had to attend?
Cruz has repeatedly accused Trump and the federal government of abandoning Puerto Rico. She demanded in a press conference on Friday that Trump do more to help the island, adding that “we are going to see is something close to a genocide” if more is not done.
Mayor Perez told TheDC that the story Cruz is telling the media doesn’t mesh with what he has seen from the federal government.
“My experience is different. I have been participating in different meetings at the headquarters of FEMA and our government and the help is coming in and right now my experience is different from hers. I’m receiving help from the government, we are receiving assistance from FEMA, I got people over here helping us with applications for the people that have damage in their houses. And we have here in Guaynabo, we have thousands of people that lost partially or totally their houses,” said Perez, who is a member of Puerto Rico’s New Progressive Party.
Things then went from bad to worse when this story came out, via GotNews.com:
BREAKING: Puerto Rican Cop Says San Juan Mayor Is Sabotaging Hurricane Response For Political Reasons
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz is deliberately withholding food and supplies from her hurricane-ravaged city as part of a publicity stunt, according to a bombshell video currently circulating across the internet.
The video features a panicked female voice who identifies herself as a police officer from Guaynabo, a suburb of San Juan, calling into a New York City Hispanic language radio station. The caller accuses Cruz, San Juan’s anti-Trump mayor with a penchant for supporting and befriending convicted terrorists, of staggering negligence and dereliction of duty in the wake of Hurricane Maria:
What? Political motivations by a Leftist-leaning mayor? How odd; I don’t seem to recall that having occurred before.
These allegations appear to confirm President Trump’s earlier criticisms of Yulin. The President has made clear that he thinks her response to the hurricane has been a disaster, and that her frequent, televised jabs at him are politically motivated.
Moreover, this police officer’s account corroborates Trump’s claim that the federal government’s response to the hurricane so far has been timely and impressive, and it is the various levels of Puerto Rican government that deserve the blame.
“If the US government doesn’t get involved, they will finish us,” the Puerto Rican cop pleads. “We’re going to end up worse than Cuba, Africa, or worse than Haiti.”
U.S. MILITARY ON PUERTO RICO: “THE PROBLEM IS DISTRIBUTION” AND HERE’S WHY
by Penelope Jean Hayes
“It’s picture perfect devastation. The hurricane came through the middle of the island. 100% of the island is without power. As a Puerto Rican it troubles me to hear the misinformation about the crux of the issue.”
Speaking today exclusively and live from Puerto Rico, is Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts in the U.S. commonwealth with a population of more than 3 million. Since the ‘apocalyptic’ Cat 4 storm tore into the spine of Puerto Rico on September 20, Col. Valle has been both duty and blood bound to help.
Col. Valle is a firsthand witness of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) response supporting FEMA in Puerto Rico, and as a Puerto Rican himself with family members living in the devastation, his passion for the people is second to none. “It’s just not true,” Col. Valle says of the major disconnect today between the perception of a lack of response from Washington verses what is really going on on the ground. “I have family here. My parents’ home is here. My uncles, aunts, cousins, are all here. As a Puerto Rican, I can tell you that the problem has nothing to do with the U.S. military, FEMA, or the DoD.”
Oh no. More corroboration that Mayor Soto is a partisan, lying hack for Leftists who is willing to jeopardize her own residents.
“The aid is getting to Puerto Rico. The problem is distribution. The federal government has sent us a lot of help; moving those supplies, in particular, fuel, is the issue right now,” says Col. Valle. Until power can be restored, generators are critical for hospitals and shelter facilities and more. But, and it’s a big but, they can’t get the fuel to run the generators.
They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed.
“It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to unload into. However, only 20% of the truck drivers show up to work. These are private citizens in Puerto Rico, paid by companies that are contracted by the government,” says Col. Valle.
Again, very odd. Isn’t that what other people are saying? And what the American Media Maggots are not saying?
Then this from FoxNews.com from a Puerto Rican CEO who says, well, the government of Puerto Rico is rotten and incompetent. That’s never good in an emergency.
Puerto Rican CEO: Local government ‘corrupt’ and ‘totally inexperienced’ in Maria cleanup
The head of an international engineering firm in Puerto Rico said in an editorial Saturday that when the time came to send 50 of his engineers to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he bypassed local officials and went straight to FEMA.
The reason, said Jorge Rodriguez, the CEO of PACIV, in an editorial in the New York Post, is that “for the last 30 years, the Puerto Rican government has been completely inept at handling regular societal needs, so I just don’t see it functioning in a crisis like this one.”
“Even before the hurricane hit, water and power systems were already broken. And our $118 billion debt crisis is a result of government corruption and mismanagement.”
Puerto Ricans elected a new governor last November but, Rodriguez charged, he was inexperienced and had never been responsible for a budget.
Gov. Ricardo Rossello cannot exactly count on those around him either, Rodriguez asserted.
“His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude,” said Rodriguez, who has a graduate business degree from Harvard Business School and was named a “Most Distinguished Graduate” by the University of Puerto Rico.
Translation: in many ways this is a self-inflicted wound. And we wonder why Puerto Rico went bankrupt? The clouds are parting, yes?
DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2017 — The Defense Department is accelerating relief operations and the deployment of additional response capacity to Puerto Rico to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s need for a comprehensive commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and provide sustained medical support for the island’s residents, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement this morning.
I wonder who would motivate that? President Trump perhaps?
A Q&A with former Navy Captain Jerry Hendrix on smart preparations the White House and Pentagon made for the looming storm.
by Tobin Harshaw
“Send in the cavalry.”
That was the advice retired Army General Russel Honore gave President Donald Trump this week about responding to the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. And Honore’s opinion was well informed: In 2005, President George W. Bush sent him to bail out New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina’s 30-foot storm surge overran its levees. And by Honore’s judgment, Trump has fallen short: “This is a hit on White House decision making,” he told Bloomberg News.
“The logistics chain is broken and only the U.S. military can stand it up,” insisted Florida Senator Marco Rubio. “And it is truly my hope that at some point in the next few hours the generals that are down there now, someone with … two stars, or three stars on their shoulder, will be able to be the ultimate decision maker until we get basic logistics.”
TH: So, it seems like everybody has blasted Trump administration’s response to the Puerto Rico crisis. Has that criticism been fair?
JH: No, I don’t think so. First of all, there was a fair amount of anticipatory action that is not being recognized. Amphibious ships including the light amphibious carriers Kearsarge and Wasp and the amphibious landing ship dock Oak Hill were at sea and dispatched to Puerto Rico ahead of the hurricane’s impact.
Oh wait. You mean to say the Trump administration was planning ahead of Hurricane Maria, as he was ahead with Hurricane Harvey?
Then there was this terrible video. Why terrible? Because President Trump told the truth.
34 people dead in Puerto Rico via Hurricane Maria vs the final death toll via Hurricane Katrina, which was at 1,836, primarily from Louisiana (1,577) and Mississippi (238). More than half of these victims were senior citizens.
Are you beginning to see a running theme here? Let’s be honest: Demorat/Leftist Mayor Soto disliked President Trump way before the storm. Soto wants independence for Puerto Rico. I say: they should get it. You want to cut the cord? I am all for that, including the cord cutting of cash.
San Juan mayor accuses Trump of ‘genocide’ after hurricane
by Stephen Dinan
The House overcame a conservative rebellion Thursday to pass a new round of disaster relief, saying the $36.5 billion is needed to replenish funds that are quickly depleting in the wake of hurricanes that have battered Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The overwhelming 353-69 vote came even as President Trump suggested federal emergency workers cannot remain in Puerto Rico “forever” — and Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, accused Mr. Trump of “genocide” for what she said was an antipathy toward her island territory.
“I ask every American that has love, and not hate in their hearts, to stand with Puerto Rico and let this President know we WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE,” the mayor said in a statement she sent to Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, and asked him to publicize on Capitol Hill.
“I ask the United Nations, UNICEF and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and stop the genocide that will result from the lack of appropriate action of a President that just does not get it because he has been incapable of looking in our eyes and seeing the pride that burns fiercely in our hearts and souls,” the mayor continued.
Then there is this, the newest, from October 16th, in which Puerto Rico Secretary of State Luis G. Rivera Marin discovers American aid purposely pitched into a dumpster.
Politics, anyone? Bueller? At the expense of Puerto Ricans in desperate need?
Damn. Don’t you hate it when money cannot go on indefinitely? Particularly to a spendthrift, corrupt and unaccountable entity like Puerto Rico? Hey PR, where did our earlier American Taxpayer cash go? Crickets?
Note to American Media Maggots: as the X-Files used to say, “the truth is out there.” You just have to want to find it and every once in awhile jump on the internet. Check a few sources. Contrast and compare. You know. Do your jobs.
Dammit, sorry. That’s too much to expect. You’ve gotta keep your phony-baloney jobs. Despite the fact that your bosses are firing you at a record pace, your once-credible foundations are crumbling, you’re bleeding readers and hemorrhaging dollars.
If an ancient fat guy with a shameless radio contract and a blog can do it, I bet you could too, AMM.
My mother-in-law told me, just before she passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2007, that some people are simply on this earth to be an example of what not to do or how not to act.
The young female Hispanic unit portrayed in the below video is a perfect example. I wanted to post the video here so you could see and watch the true nature of most Leftists today and certainly the bulk of the Silkworms** on campus. I think her behavior and her words illustrate my point infinitely better than I ever could.
This is another reason free speech is brilliant. It allows you see the true person behind the vocal cords.
She and other Leftists live in a land where “fuck you” is a legitimate reply to a question and to steal the property belonging to another is valid and where racist remarks are not only justified but mandated when it comes to Caucasoids.
The fact pattern is this. Both are students at the University of California at Riverside. On Thursday, September 28th, Edith “Chata” Macias (chata in Spanish means “boring”), the unit in the video, steals the red MAGA hat from the head of fellow student Matthew Vitale (his Facebook post is here) in a classroom.
Macias then runs to the “student life” office in order to “report” the hat. You see the rest.
Macias believed it was mandatory to steal the hat from the head of another student because she disagreed vehemently with the red MAGA item. That this act is illegal — theft — made no difference to her. That he had a right to wear it made no difference to her. That he had property rights made no difference to her. What made all the difference to her was that he was a Caucasoid and by dint of that and the hat, he is inherently racist and evil.
However, the only racist utterings we hear are those of Macias. The only disrespect, lies and foul language we hear and see is attributed to Macias. Frankly, it seems to me that Macias has committed a hate crime well documented on video.
Vitale states he only wants the hat back and what she did was illegal; that is, she stole property belonging to him.
Frankly, I could make an excellent case for the applicability of California section 211 PC, which reads as follows:
Robbery is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.
That is completely immaterial to the Hispanic unit. Laws mean nothing to her. The country means little to her. You heard what she said.
“Look at the kind of shit he’s wearing?” she said. “You know what this represents? Genocide.”
The hat-owner began filming the altercation as the hat-taker implored administrators to punish him for wearing it. “This is mine,” he said. “You do not get to take other people’s property that is legally theirs in this country.”
“Man, fuck your laws,” was her reply.
The Hispanic unit began the entire loving event by saying:
“So this guy thought it would be a good idea to go into a conference wearing this fucking hat. Look at the kind of shit he’s wearing, You know what this represents? This represents genocide—genocide of a bunch of people.”
She pauses for a brief moment expecting vindication, a round of applause, an award, a porcelain dalmatian, a certificate of excellence, people to jump out of closets and tackle the guy taking the video and turning him into a puddle of beaten goo?
Yes. She altogether expected the cowering GOWPs behind the counter to instantly side with her and declare his obvious oppression.
Uh oh. Worse yet. They didn’t. Note their reactions throughout the whole mine minute video. It’s what you would expect of GOWPs.
“Your freedom of speech is killing a lot of people out there,” she said.
“Do you have any fucking conscience? Your fucking freedom of speech is genocide, homeboy,” she said.
“I swear to God I could burn this shit. I swear to God I could burn this shit,” she says.
“That’s full of shIt, because you all are just going to, like, mediate this and make it so like we’re all okay here, freedom of speech, whatever,” she says.
The laws of the land from the founding fathers: whatever.
“How about we think about what’s actually going on in this country?” she says.
As in your commission of a crime?
“Fuck your fucking freedom of speech, boy. Fuck it. Fuck it because your freedom of speech is literally killing a lot of people out there. That’s what it is, because you’re out there wearing hats like these that promote laws and legislations that literally kill and murder in the masses people of color,” she says.
Boring Macias accuses Vitale of “micro-aggressions against people of color.”
“Micro-aggressions.” Ripped from the Snowflake handbook. Not one original thought, Boring Macias.
“We need to get rid of all y’all,” she says. White genocide is peachy nifty with her.
“Oh, because ‘you stole my property.’ Y’all stole this land! Your ancestors stole this land, motherfucker,” she says.
We’ll get to that, Boring Macias.
The best yet?
“I fucking hate this country. I hate it, and I’m not leaving. I’m staying here because there’s shit that needs to be fixed here. We need to get rid of all y’all. You’ve got a shitload of privilege, and it shows by you wearing this hat. . .while there’s literally people getting killed out there.”
If you fucking hate this country, Boring Macias, I’ll wager there are thousands and thousands of Americans who feel the same way about you.
Vitale, by the way, said he’s half-Nicaraguan. Immaterial to Boring Macias because he is “white presenting.”
Her final point?
“Oh my God, you’re going to keep letting him wear it?” Macias says. “That just shows how the fucking UCR is and the education system. It’s geared to benefit white people, white people, not me.”
After all, it’s all about her and no else. No one may do anything she doesn’t approve in Chata Land.
I wonder how she would be acting if someone stole a piece of property from her? How would others on campus be reacting?
This is “Panchita’s” little motto she writes on Facebook: “La cara represora de un régimen débil que golpea para generar temor, el que agrede no muestra fuerza, sino miedo a la fuerza del agredido.”
Translated: The repressive face of a weak regime that strikes to generate fear, the one that attacks does not show force, but fear to the force of the aggressor.
One question to the Hispanic bint. Do you know why you speak Spanish instead of Nahuatl? Because Mexico was conquered. By Spain. You are speaking the language of your European conqueror. Spain is this odd country of Caucasoids far, far away. Look it up.
Yet she is being repressed in the United States. Only her.
An aside: Boring Macias begs GoFundMe for $200 on an apartment deposit. Why? You’ll love it.
I attend the University of California, Riverside. I found a place to stay next school year but need help getting enough money to put a down payment on it. I have one week to raise $200 but my mom can’t help and the rest of my family won’t help. My moms rent just went up $100 which makes it harder for her to help me. I had a job when summer started in riverside… But was forced to move to LA with my mom because I was evicted of my home by a racist white bitch. In LA finding a job has been hard for me. I’m going to be looking for other ways to make enough money to pay the down payment… But I thought id take a shot. Thanks you.
She’s the victim. Her mother is the victim. How horrible that the “racist white bitch” likely wanted rent for home. How evil to expect cash for shelter! Corporatist! Money grubber! These things must be provided for free! She has spoken!
Who’s the money grubber? She’s raised $1,067 so far after the video. Before the video, por nada. Are you thinking what I’m thinking. . . ?
On her Facebook post of the video, Macias wrote “You feel safe cuz you got the cops and politicians on your side. Youre not safe… just saying. We need to make racists scared.”
Let me please note that Reason.com thought Vitale, the student whose hat was stolen, was every bit responsible for the incident.
Watch and weep as two students at the University of California-Riverside fight—like children—over a MAGA hat.
These were adult college students. Not preschoolers. Not toddlers. We repeat, adults. One saw something she didn’t like—a hat—and thought the best thing to do was steal it, and tattle to mom and dad (the administration) assuming their obligation to protect her from hats she doesn’t like. His response was to tattle to the entire world— with his phone.
So recording it on the telephone was “tattling to the world.” In a world where the most minute event in which a conservative is involved would itself otherwise, not having been immured on video, resulted in the conservative being nothing but wrong wrong wrong. Even now, with video, elements insist the conservative — worse yet, a Caucasoid — was wrong wrong wrong. And a racist. And everything -ist and -obe.
Again, to be clear, people get to walk around a public university campus wearing whatever hats they want. If this makes you want to set something on fire, you’re in for a rough life.
But if someone takes your MAGA hat because they fell for the trap you set, maybe you don’t have to be such a whiny little snowflake about it.
Wait. “Reason” magazine made the heuristic leap from “you can wear whatever hat you want” to “this was nothing more than a trap for a poor little jejune Leftist Hispanic unit?” and, by dint of that, the actual victim in this case is “whiny”?
Apparently, Reason be damned. On oh-so-numerous levels.
Because Vitale’s summary was this:
“I respect her opinion. She has her opinion…..whatever sources and life experience… that’s okay. I have my opinion. That should be okay too.”
Oppressive! Heinous! Off with his head!
This Hispanic bint doesn’t care about our laws. She hates our country. She hates free speech. Only her thoughts matter. The GOWPs in the student life office offer what GOWPs offer: “let’s talk about this. We want you to feel safe. Let’s mediate. We’re neutral”
“You’re neutral my ass,” she said.
She has no interest in mediating anything. There is only one perspective here: hers. Every other opinion or speaker can go to hell. This is not up for debate. She has spoken. Everyone must accede to her wishes no matter what law is broken or where.
As far as she is concerned, she is inviolate. Untouchable.
She wasn’t born thinking this was. This was first taught to her and then reinforced in a consequence-free United States.
Thankfully, over the past weekend, the video went viral.
Thanks honey. You made all the points I ever needed about the true nature of today’s Leftists who are, at heart and soul, spoiled, petulant children.
**Silkworm is a new term I’ve started for what are essentially Snowflakes. “Silk” because they way overvalue their worth and, simultaneously, are expensive to maintain and quite dainty. “Worms” because they are grubby, disgusting and primarily found to have no real purpose save that of, well, no real purpose.
And while we’re on the topic, here’s a fabulous video of a swarm of loving black individuals deciding that it’s absolutely acceptable and recommended to beat Caucasoid women. Anyone think this might be a group hate crime? Perhaps to the tune of “slam her dumb white ass”?
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Tonight we featured The Underground Professor, Dr Michael Jones, who spoke about positive vs negative rights in the Constitution at the beginning of the show. We wrapped up with the East Coast Political Goddess (ECPG), Kari Baxter Donovan.
Tonight in the Saloon:
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Dr Michael Jones reveals that he is smoking a stogie and sitting in his Tahoe as he calls into the show; it’s raining in Texas;
Dr Jones reveals that Texas experiences two whole weeks of Fall;
We talk about negative vs positive rights in the US Constitution;
Obama was upset that the Constitution contained so many negative rights;
That pesky US Constitution!
Dr Jones tells us about the Right Nullification Test; if you can nullify it, it’s probably not a right;
Positive rights are those that require someone to do something for you.
Negative rights require nothing; God gave you those rights;
Warning: do not dance naked on the Eiffel tower dangling snakes under the serious influence of ganja;
We do not live in a Democracy; it is a Constitutional federated Republic;
We meet John, who is given cookies to take upstairs from Dr Jones;
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You just drew your final line with me, National Football League.
You and all your sponsors and your Leftist sycophants at ESPN can all go to hell.
You are dead to me.
What’s acceptable and unacceptable in the NFL. The bottom are shoes of Tennessee Titans player Avery Williamson who was threatened by the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell when he wanted to wear them in honor of 9/11.
Also, remember when NFL Commissioner Goodell refused to allow the Dallas Cowboys to wear a sticker honoring five murdered Dallas Police officers in 2016? I certainly do, as I wrote about it in August last year.
Here is the heinously-offensive sticker that had to be removed and never further applied. A five-pointed star, with each point to represent one murdered officer.
The decal featured a star – similar to the one featured prominently in the Dallas PD logo – with a black circle around it and the phrase “Arm In Arm,” to signify support for the police and the Dallas community after the tragedy. The Cowboys opened up training camp while walking with their arms interlocked with members of the Dallas police department.
The team has worn the decal on its helmets during training camp, but will now have to be removed. According to the Star-Telegram, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said the league had already rejected the team’s petition to wear it during the regular season but extended the ban to the preseason as well.
“Expanded the ban to the pre-season as well.” Translated: not just no, but hell no.
Anyone perceive the slightest bit of hypocrisy? Anywhere?
Let’s first start with this, as the Ravens and Jaguars decide to all take a knee across the pond at Wembley Stadium in England this Black Sunday the 24th.
In rebuke to Trump, Ravens and Jaguars take a knee in London during US national anthem
About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams’ game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Other players on one knee during the performance included Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley, wide receiver Mike Wallace and safety Lardarius Webb as well as Jaguars linebacker Dante Fowler, defensive tackle Calais Campbell, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Players on both teams and Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who were not kneeling, remained locked arm-in-arm throughout the playing of the national anthem and “God Save The Queen,” the national anthem of Britain.
No players were kneeling during the playing of the British national anthem.
Of course not. That might offend the Brits. They’re a new and expanding market.
NFL, oh yes, you’ll definitely need some new and expanding markets after this Black Sunday the 24th.
Then there is this, from ESPN.com. I want you to see and read how this is crafted by ESPN and Leftist journalistas.
Steelers remain in locker room during the national anthem
by Jeremy Fowler
CHICAGO — In a sign of solidarity, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room during the national anthem before their 1 p.m. ET kickoff with the Chicago Bears.
As the anthem began in Soldier Field, several Steelers coaches were on the sideline, including head coach Mike Tomlin, while the players were not present. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, offensive line coach Mike Munchak and running backs coach James Saxon also were spotted.
ESPN translation? Race traitors and racists, every one of them.
Players took the field within a few seconds of the anthem’s end, just after fireworks launched, with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger one of the first players out of the tunnel.
Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, an Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan, was seen on the CBS broadcast at the edge of the tunnel during the anthem, hand over heart.
The entire Steelers team stayed in the locker room for national anthem except for Villanueva who served 3 tours in Afghanistan.
A true hero pic.twitter.com/nnDsHrwym3
Trust me. There are already Leftists readily attempting to identify and locate the black employee at the bottom left of the photo, hand over heart like most Americans, in order to expose him, humiliate him, embarrass him, perhaps even harm him.
He was outside. Standing. One man. Hand over heart. During the national anthem. One man who had served in the US military, who had served his nation and who had the courage, the balls, to be the one Steeler who honored and respected the US flag.
Standing. One man. Hand over heart.
But wait; there’s more. One day later Villanueva had regrets. He feels he let his team down. Translated: he’s a good man but the rest of his teammates made him feel guilty for his stance.
So what is this really about? You should ask the question and all the involved players should ask the question. Is it about this loose word “unity” as some are insisting? Unity in what, specifically? Unity in terms of only what those on the Left are advocating?
Or is it — as I suspect — about what Colin Kaepernick originally stated? The rampant and overwhelming gunning-down by Caucasoid police officers of innocent and unarmed young black males?
Except that premise is a fallacy. Police shootings of blacks have gone down over the years, not up.
And the media narrative to the contrary is damaging.
A few days ago, former police officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was acquitted of first-degree murder; he had fatally shot Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in 2011. Protests started in St. Louis, where the shooting took place and Stockley was judged, immediately after the verdict was announced. Although they were initially peaceful, they soon turned violent, and dozens of protesters were arrested while several police officers were injured. Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, just outside St. Louis, in 2014, this has become a familiar pattern.
This article is not about whether Stockley should have been acquitted. Instead, I want to talk about the underlying narrative regarding the prevalence of police brutality against black men in the U.S., which is largely undisputed in the media.
According to this narrative, black men are constantly harassed by the police and routinely brutalized with impunity, even when they have done nothing wrong, and there is an “epidemic of police shootings of unarmed black men.” Even high-profile black celebrities often claim to be afraid of the police because the same thing might happen to them. Police brutality, or at least the possibility that one might become a victim of such violence, is supposed to be part of the experience of a typical black man in the U.S. Events such as the death of Brown in Ferguson are presented as proof that black men are never safe from the police.
This narrative is false. In reality, a randomly selected black man is overwhelmingly unlikely to be victim of police violence — and though white men experience such violence even less often, the disparity is consistent with the racial gap in violent crime, suggesting that the role of racial bias is small. The media’s acceptance of the false narrative poisons the relations between law enforcement and black communities throughout the country and results in violent protests that destroy property and sometimes even claim lives. Perhaps even more importantly, the narrative distracts from far more serious problems that black Americans face.
Let’s start with the question of fatal violence. Last year, according to the Washington Post’s tally, just 16 unarmed black men, out of a population of more than 20 million, were killed by the police. The year before, the number was 36. These figures are likely close to the number of black men struck by lightning in a given year, considering that happens to about 300 Americans annually and black men are 7 percent of the population. And they include cases where the shooting was justified, even if the person killed was unarmed.
Of course, police killings are not the result of a force of nature, and I’m not claiming these are morally equivalent. But the comparison illustrates that these killings are incredibly rare, and that it’s completely misleading to talk about an “epidemic” of them. You don’t hear people talk about an epidemic of lightning strikes and claim they are afraid to go outside because of it. Liberals often make the same comparison when they argue that it’s completely irrational to fear that you might become a victim of terrorism.
One might retort that, while it may be rare for a black man to be killed by the police, black men are still constantly stopped and routinely brutalized by the police, even if they don’t die from it. However, even this weaker claim is false. It just isn’t true that black men are kicked, punched, etc., on a regular basis by the police.
In order to show that, I’m going to use data from the Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS), which, as its name suggests, provides detailed information about contacts between the police and the public. It’s conducted on a regular basis by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and is based on a nationally representative sample of more than 70,000 U.S. residents age 16 or older. Respondents are asked whether they had a contact with the police during the past 12 months; if they say they did, they answer a battery of questions about the nature of their last contact, including any use of force. Since the respondents also provide their age, race, gender, etc., we can use this survey to calculate the prevalence of police violence for various demographic groups. The numbers in this piece are from my own analysis of the data, the details and code for which I provide here, but they are consistent with a 2015 report compiled by the BJS itself to the extent the two overlap.
First, despite what the narrative claims, it’s not true that black men are constantly stopped by the police for no reason. Indeed, black men are less likely than white men to have contact with the police in any given year, though this includes situations where the respondent called the cops himself: 17.5 percent versus 20.7 percent. Similarly, a black man has on average only 0.32 contacts with the police in any given year, compared with 0.35 contacts for a white man. It’s true that black men are overrepresented among people who have many contacts with the police, but not by much. Only 1.5 percent of black men have more than three contacts with the police in any given year, whereas 1.2 percent of white men do.
If we look at how often the police use physical force against men of different races, we find that there is indeed a racial disparity, but that this experience is rare across the board. Only 0.6 percent of black men experience physical force by the police in any given year, while approximately 0.2 percent of white men do. To be fair, these are probably slight undercounts, because the survey does not allow us to identify people who did not experience physical force during their most recent contact but did experience such force during a previous contact in the same year.
Further, physical force as defined by the PPCS includes relatively mild forms of violence such as pushing and grabbing. Actual injuries by the police are so rare that one cannot estimate them very precisely even in a survey as big as the PPCS, but the available data suggest that only 0.08 percent of black men are injured by the police each year, approximately the same rate as for white men. A black man is about 44 times as likely to suffer a traffic-related injury, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Moreover, keep in mind that these tallies of police violence include violence that is legally justified.
Now, it’s true that there are significant differences in the rates at which men of different races experience police violence — 0.6 percent is triple 0.2 percent. However, although people often equate racial disparities with bias, this inference is fallacious, as can be seen through an analogy with gender: Men are vastly more likely to experience police violence than women are, but while bias may explain part of this disparity, nobody doubts that most of it has to do with the fact that men are on average far more violent than women. Similarly, if black men commit violent crimes at much higher rates than white men, that might have a lot to do with the disparity in the use of force by the police.
This is evident in the National Crime Victimization Survey, another survey of the public conducted by the BJS. Interviewers ask respondents if they have been the victim of a crime in the past 12 months; if they have, respondents provide information about the nature of the incidents, including the race and ethnicity of the offenders. This makes it possible to measure racial differences in crime rates without relying on data from the criminal-justice system, in which racial bias could lead to higher rates of arrest and conviction for black men even if they commit violence at the same rate.
NCVS data from 2015, the most recent year available, suggest that black men are three times as likely to commit violent crimes as white men. To the extent that cops are more likely to use force against people who commit violent crimes, which they surely are, this could easily explain the disparities we have observed in the rates at which the police use force. That’s not to say that bias plays no role; I’m sure it does play one. But it’s unlikely to explain a very large part of the discrepancy.
Some might say that, instead of consulting statistics like these, we should defer to black Americans’ own perceptions of how the police treat them. As various polls have demonstrated, black people are much more likely than white people to think that police violence against minorities is very common. But the issue cannot be settled this way.
Since individuals have direct knowledge of what happened to them personally, you can trust them about that. But when it comes to larger social phenomena, people’s beliefs are influenced by far more than just their personal experience, including the media. The far more compelling fact is that, if you draw a representative sample of the population and ask each black man in that sample whether a police officer has used physical force against him in the past year, you find that it’s extremely rare.
On many issues, liberals have no problem recognizing this problem. For instance, there is a cottage industry of articles deploring the fact that, although crime has fallen spectacularly in the U.S. since the 1990s, most Americans believe it has increased. Liberals are absolutely right to point out this misperception, but if people of any color can be wrong about this, there is no reason to think black people can’t be wrong about the prevalence of police violence against minorities.
Let’s throw in some more facts. Facts that some apologist elements may not care for because they’re, well, factual. Heather McDonald, a significant author when it comes to law enforcement facts and statistics, notes:
A recent “deadly force” study by Washington State University researcher Lois James found that police officers were less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white or Hispanic ones in simulated threat scenarios. Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer analyzed more than 1,000 officer-involved shootings across the country. He concluded that there is zero evidence of racial bias in police shootings. In Houston, he found that blacks were 24 percent less likely than whites to be shot by officers even though the suspects were armed or violent.
An analysis of the Washington Post’s Police Shooting Database and of Federal Crime Statistics reveals that fully 12 percent of all whites and Hispanics who die of homicide are killed by cops. By contrast, only four percent of black homicide victims are killed by cops.
But isn’t it a sign of bias that blacks make up 26 percent of police-shooting victims, but only 13 percent of the national population? It is not, and common sense suggests why. Police shootings occur more frequently where officers confront armed or violently resisting suspects. Those suspects are disproportionately black.
Here are more damning facts that race apologists, racists, Race and Poverty Pimps, Leftists and Demorats don’t want you to know.
According to the most recent study by the Department of Justice, although blacks were only about 15 percent of the population in the 75 largest counties in the US, they were charged with 62 percent of all robberies, 57 percent of murders and 45 percent of assaults. In New York City, blacks commit over three-quarters of all shootings, though they are only 23 percent of the city’s population. Whites, by contrast, commit under two percent of all shootings in the city, though they are 34 percent of the population. New York’s crime disparities are repeated in virtually every racially diverse city in America. The real problem facing inner-city black communities today is not the police but criminals.
In 2014, over 6,000 blacks were murdered, more than all white and Hispanic homicide victims combined. Who is killing them? Not the police, and not white civilians, but other blacks. In fact, a police officer is eighteen and a half times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer. If the police ended all use of lethal force tomorrow, it would have a negligible impact on the black death-by-homicide rate.
In Chicago, through just the first six-and-a-half months of 2016, over 2,300 people were shot. That’s a shooting an hour during some weekends. The vast majority of the victims were black. During this same period, the Chicago police shot 12 people, all armed and dangerous. That’s one half of one percent of all shootings.
The problem is now, with that and more, crime is going up. From UPI.com:
FBI: Violent crime up in 2016 for second year in a row
by Allen Cone
Sept. 25 (UPI) — Violent crime across the United States increased in 2016 for the second year in a row — a climb of 4 percent, according to annual figures released Monday by the FBI.
The 2016 violent crime rate was 386 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants — up from 373 in 2015, and the highest figure since 2012.
The FBI said last year there were 1,248,185 violent crimes — which include murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The report noted that those types of crimes increased across all population categories.
The 2016 rate, though, was still 18 percent lower than it was a decade ago — and the murder rate was 6 percent lower.
The Justice Department said the data report “reaffirms that the worrying violent crime increase that began in 2015 after many years of decline was not an isolated incident.”
I know why. You suspect it as well. It’s called “proactive” vs “reactive” police philosophies. You can only yell “over-policed” at law enforcement for so long before they take you up on the demand to reduce.
All that said, why are so many persons caving to what appears to be protests based in ignorance (Black Lives Matter itself was created behind the falsehood of “hands up don’t shoot)?
Easy. The NFL is a business. And as a business Roger Goodell and the NFL team owners realize that the NFL is 70% black. Not a shocking statistic. What this means is that the NFL itself fears its players — more protests, possible walkouts, etc. — more than it fears you, the purchasing and attending public. You’ll come back. You always have. You always will.
The NFL is, literally, counting on it.
Despite what Leftists and anarchists are pushing, this is at least for the time being, a free country.
Players — as long as there are no contractual conflicts, as with the Dallas Cowboys — are free to take a knee and refuse to attend the national anthem all they wish.
The owners are free to support their players.
Roger Goodell is free to support all the players who take knees or refuse to attend the national anthem wholesale.
Just as I am free to write this post. I am free to not just disagree but disagree vehemently.
I am free to stop watching the NFL and ESPN.
I am free to cut the cord to cable companies who still make me pay for channels that go against my views, such as anything having to do with Disney, ESPN, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN Headline News, Comcast, CBS, et al.
I have said and will continue to say: “no one is equal until everyone is equal.”
And even then, the picture is so much, much larger. It’s about the total dismantling of this nation, the removal of our current Constitution and Bill of Rights via the installation of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and its subsequent rebuilding by Leftists and anarchists.