#Ferguson Football Protest a Bust… Update: Football Protest a Decoy For “No Justice, No Baseball”

Posted by Adam Sharp on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Even with major mainstream media coverage Sunday’s effort to “Shut Down The Rams Game” in St Louis, the #Ferguson – #MikeBrown protesters could only muster a handful of supporters at the game.

Local police told Progressives Today that they had extra officers on site due to the threats. However, the protesters had no effect on the crowd outside the Edward Jones Dome and ZERO impact inside during the game.

Even with $12 tickets available Progressives Today witnessed no more than eight protesters outside and only 2 entered the game. The 2 that did enter the game were forced to purchase tickets from a scalper. All that begging for free tickets to the game must not have worked. Big surprise right? DSC05419
Maybe next time they should just lay out the $12.

The Cowboys beat the Rams 34 – 31

UPDATE – It turns out “No Justice No Football” was a decoy to throw off the local cops. The real plan was to disrupt the Cardinals vs. Reds MLB game Sunday night. Even with all the Machiavellian planning they still could only draw about 15 protesters by the looks of the below vine video.

The crowd reportedly booed the protesters according to twitter.
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And at least two were arrested.
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PBS & Ken Burns Distort and Pervert History with “The Roosevelts”

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:10 pm

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The Roosevelts – Teddy, Eleanor and Franklin (National Review)

Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it. Likewise, for those who distort and pervert history in their documentaries.

Ken Burns and PBS, with funding from working Americans, produced a 14-hour documentary, The Roosevelts – starring Teddy, Eleanor and Franklin, just in time for the midterm elections. It takes a certain amount of gall to push the progressive movement after nearly six years of failed Barack Obama policies. But, that is exactly what Burns did in this progressive love-fest.

In the fourteen hour broadcast not once did the producers question Roosevelt’s failed economic policies that extended the Great Depression for a decade.

Renowned author and Roosevelt critic Amity Shlaes was noticeably absent from the 14 hour melodrama. But Shlaes weighed in on the documentary at National Review:

When it comes to the 1930s, such twisting of the record becomes outright distortion. By his own stated goal, that of putting people to work, Roosevelt failed. Joblessness remained above 10 percent for most of the decade. The stock market did not come back. By some measures, real output passed 1929 levels monetarily in the mid 1930s only to fall back into a steep depression within the Depression. As George Will comments, “the best of the New Deal programs was Franklin Roosevelt’s smile.” The recovery might have come sooner had the smile been the only New Deal policy.

So great is Burns’s emphasis on the Roosevelt dynasty that William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover come away as mere seat warmers in the White House. Especially puzzling is the neglect of TR’s progressive heirs, Taft and Wilson, who, after all, set the stage for FDR. This omission can be explained only by Burns’s desire to cement the reign of the Roosevelts. On the surface, the series’ penchant for grandees might seem benign, like the breathless coverage of Princess Kate’s third trimester in People magazine. In this country, elevating presidential families is a common habit of television producers; the Kennedys as dynasty have enjoyed their share of airtime. Still, Burns does go further than the others, ennobling the Roosevelts as if they were true monarchs, gods almost, as in Martha Gellhorn’s abovementioned line. Burns equates progressive policy with the family that promulgates it. And when Burns enthrones the Roosevelts, he also enthrones their unkingly doctrine, progressivism.

To be sure: One documentary series, even one by Ken Burns, can reach only so many. But Burns is not alone. The new Advanced Placement history curriculum, which will touch a large portion of thinking high-schoolers, buttresses the myths of the 1920s as failure and the New Deal as rescue. Against such a lovable monolith, bound to influence our culture through multiple election cycles, conservatives and centrists offer — what?

Read the whole thing here.

Power Line has more.

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Occupy Anarchist FIREBOMBS Rep. Cleaver’s KC Office In Solidarity With Ferguson! – Media Silent

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:34 am

Hands up! Don’t throw molotov cocktails!
Eric King

Anarchist, Eric King, has been arrested and accused of firebombing Democrat Rep Emanuel Cleaver’s office in a 9-11 attack that was caught on video.

King said he did it in solidarity with Ferguson.
Rep. Cleaver is the former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
So the attack makes little sense.

From the Kansas City Star:

Notations found on the back of the letter purportedly stated that “the arsons committed on Sept. 11, 2014, were committed solely by the KC FIGHT BACK Insurrectionist Collective” and were done in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., the site of recent rioting following the police shooting death of Michael Brown.

The letter also allegedly said the action was committed to memorialize those who died in Chile under the reign of a U.S.-backed dictator and lives lost in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.

Police believe King is also responsible for defacing a WWI memorial.

WWI Eric King

 

Police detained King on Tuesday and recovered from his backpack a container of charcoal lighter fluid similar to that used in the attempted firebombing, a clear plastic soda bottle covered in a tube sock and a can of red spray paint.

Authorities noted that the red spray paint appeared to match the color recently used to vandalize a wall at the Liberty Memorial. 

Oddly, the mainstream media is giving very little air time to this story. It doesn’t fit the narrative.

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Sick Kids Come Second When Michelle Obama Visits

Posted by Katie O'Malley on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:17 am

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St. Jude’s Hospital was founded for the sole purpose of helping children with serious and often fatal illnesses.  It revolves around the needs of the youngest and most vulnerable patients and their families to make a terrifying and overwhelming time more manageable.

That is unless Michelle Obama happens to be making a visit.  In that case, sick kids and their worried and terrified families take a back seat.  Families have been informed that children may only be accompanied by one family member for their appointments Wednesday when the First Lady visits. 

Parents told local news outlet WREG :

Many of the families who are getting medical help from St. Jude got a letter telling them children can only bring one family member with them for their appointments Wednesday, and no siblings.

Parents tell WREG while the First Lady’s visit is just one day, many of these kids are living day-to-day, and these new security rules are very upsetting.

“We met several celebrities but that’s not why I’m there,” said one patient’s mother.

Heather asked us not to use her last name. Her 4-year-old son came to St. Jude a few years ago with stage four cancer.

He’s now in remission, and she couldn’t be happier. But she’s one of several people chiming in on Facebook about the First Lady’s visit.

“I’d probably be like I need to cancel my appointments for today because I don’t know if I could be there with all that going on.”

Heather’s son is no longer at the hospital, but families who are got a letter from St. Jude.

Read the rest here.

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Common Core Architect Reveals Agenda Behind Curriculum

Posted by Pat Kane on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:11 am

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While speaking at an event sponsored by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Common Core architect Dr. David Pook reveled one of the driving agendas behind the state mandated curriculum.

“The Reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn.”

Pook’s statement was met with a mixture of tepid applause and jeers, prompting one on the panel to shout “hey” to try and contain the audience’s reaction.

Although the idea of ‘white privilege’ is taken as self evident to social justice activists, many have serious concerns about the true message and motives behind the ideology.

An undercover reporter from Progressives Today witnessed much of the sordid underbelly of this brand of social justice activism first hand while attending a week long conference about white privilege in Madison Wisconsin.

While at the conference, PT’s undercover reporter was asked to leave a seminar that was exclusively meant for non white patrons. When confronted with the irony of forcing racial segregation at a self proclaimed “anti-racist” gathering,  conference staff told the reporter that they did not believe that anything was “intrinsically bad,” including racism and rape. The idea of white privilege presented at the conference was tied heavily to anti-Capitalist, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish rhetoric, and anti-American rhetoric that made many watching the undercover footage question about the roots and true beliefs of white privilege proponents.

The conference was primarily composed of educators attending the seminar on their respective school’s dime.

One of the stated goals of the white privilege conference is to “get the classroom in on the conversation.” Now it appears that with Common Core that it has been there from the start.

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Typical – As Michelle Obama Purges School Vending Machines Of Sugary Snacks, WH Machine Sells 590 Calorie Honey Buns

Posted by Adam Sharp on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

It has been widely reported that Michelle Obama’s fight against childhood obesity in America’s schools has reached past the lunchroom into bake sales and even the vending machines.

The First Lady’s new standards remove any sugary snacks over 200 calories from the machines.  Sometimes machines are emptied all together leaving students upset and hungry.


Not willing to put her healthy vending machine items where her mouth is–
Michelle’s hypocrisy is on full display in the place where she should have the most influence, The White House vending machine:

Guess she’s not worried about obesity among White House staffers.

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Michelle O’s School Lunch Program Wastes 4 Million Dollars EVERY DAY (Video)

Posted by Adam Sharp on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:14 am

With Michelle Obama’s new school lunch standards in full effect, schools are forcing children to take more servings of fruits and vegetables whether they want them or not.
Michelle eating

Where are all of the extra servings ending up?
In the trash can.

News Channel 5 in Cleveland reports an estimated 4 million dollars per day is wasted in discarded fruits and veggies ($100,000 a day in L.A. alone). The report also estimates a nearly 82% increase in the amount of food being wasted in America’s school lunchrooms.

Like the old saying goes “You can lead a 3rd grader to broccoli, but you can’t make him eat it.” … Or, something like that.

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Not Racial Profiling: Actress Was Having Sex With Boyfriend In Public When Detained by LAPD

Posted by Pat Kane on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 12:17 am

The internet was outraged upon hearing the news that Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts was arrested by the LADP on suspicion of prostitution for kissing her white boyfriend in public.

The actress claimed that she was racially profiled by police, and has caused a media firestorm.

“I sat on his lap in the front seat of the car and we start making out,” said Watts.

Watts boyfriend Lucas claimed that while questions Watts, officers repeatedly asked him “do you really know her?” Lucas claimed the questions were full of “innuendo” and suspected that they were trying to imply that Watts was a prostitute.

“Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place,” wrote Watts on her Facebook page.

“When the officer arrived, I was standing on the sidewalk by a tree. I was talking to my father on my cellphone. I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn’t harming anyone, so I walked away. A few minutes later, I was still talking to my dad when 2 different police officers accosted me and forced me into handcuffs.”

While countless news organizations have reported claims of racial profiling, recent developments in the story have shown that the stop by officers was not as unwarranted as previously believed.

It has come out that Watts and Lucas were not simply making out as the actress claimed. The couple was in fact having sex in a car when Watts was detained.

While with police, Watts refused to give her identification to the officer saying “I have a publicist and I work as an actor… do you know how many times the cops have been called just because I’m black and he’s white?”

Sgt. Jim Parker of the LAPD has refuted Watts story, telling Hollywood Reporter that the actress is lying. According to Parker, Watts’ claims that the LAPD harassed and profiled her are “malicious and false statements.”

Parker explained that he was in the area when he received a call about public nudity near the corner of Radford Avenue and Ventura Boulevard where the couple was located.

Parker recorded the call from the moment he stepped out of the car. The recording shows that officers saw Lucas “in the passenger seat with his legs outside,” and that they could see the couple was “f***ing.”

Due to the massive amount of media attention the case has received, Parker says he is glad that he and his fellow officers were recording the situation. Otherwise “the three of us would be relieved of duty right now,” said Parker.

Neither Watts or Lucas were charged with a crime.

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The Daily Signal: 9 Facts About Poor in America

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Fifty years and $22 trillion after Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and more people are on food stamps today than ever before. And, under Barack Obama the poverty rate has stood at 15 percent for three consecutive years, the first time that has happened since the mid-1960s.

The Daily Signal released these 9 facts about poor in America.

Fifty years after the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty,Rector’s findings show that poverty in America is only getting worse, and the federal government is to blame. The Census ignores nearly the entire $943 billion welfare state when counting family “income.” U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on more than 80 means-tested welfare programs that provide cash, food, housing and medical care to low-income Americans.

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Top Socialist Professor Slams Obama Over Non-Existent Agenda for Black Americans (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Associate Professor of African-American History at Princeton University, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta, lashed out at Barack Obama during a speech to fellow socialists at Temple University.

Even the Socialists are upset with Obama.
Campus Reform reported:

An Ivy League professor last week accused President Obama of possessing a “lukewarm, nonexistent agenda for black Americans,” during a speech to a group of socialists at a Temple University.

Associate Professor of African-American History at Princeton University Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, delivered the speech Thursday and had harsh words not only for Obama, but also Reverend Al Sharpton and Attorney General Eric Holder.

“Instead, oftentimes, many of them are more concerned with protecting their proximity to the first black president than actually challenging him on his lukewarm, nonexistent agenda for black Americans.” Tweet This

“[N]either Sharpton, Obama, or the tens of thousands of other black elected officials in this country have any meaningful solutions to the crises that inflict black communities,” she said.

“[M]any of them are more concerned with protecting their proximity to the first black president than actually challenging him on his lukewarm, nonexistent agenda for black Americans,” she continued.

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