I spent Friday and Saturday at Pintastic New England 2016 This weekend I attended Pintastic New England at the Sturbridge host hotel in Sturbridge on route 20 just a little ways from Old Sturbridge Village.
This years edition like last years had a plethora of games, vendors and fun for all who showed up.
I’ll be putting up interviews during the course of the week but for now feel free to check out these photos from Friday and Saturday and remember life is more that politics.
Even though the protest took place just three days ago, the blocking of the Dan Ryan Expressway near Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood by Black Lives Matter radicals is already largely forgotten. The rally was organized after the deaths of two black men last week by two police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana. The Chicago protest was of course overshadowed by the shooting deaths of five Dallas cops during a Black Lives Matter protest in the Texas city that night–seven other police officers were wounded. The assassin, Micah Xavier Johnson, sympathized with black nationalist groups and can fairly be called a racist.
The Chicago expressway blocking occurred three days after another bloody holiday weekend in America’s third-largest city. Four people were murdered in Chicago and an astounding 62 others were wounded during the 4th of July weekend. The thugs didn’t lock up their guns on July 5. In fact, on the day before the expressway protest a four-year-old Englewood boy was shot several times a mile away from that rally.
I wasn’t there but I will wager a sizable sum of cash that none of the leftists decried the shooting of that boy. The people who live in the home where the 4-year-old lives believe their home is being targeted–they claim they don’t know by whom. In May a 53-year-old woman who lives in that house was wounded in a shooting there.
One house–two shootings–three months. Does anyone seriously believe that the Chicago Police is targeting this home?
This year there has been just one shooting death by Chicago Police of a criminal suspect, 16-year-old Pierre Loury, a known gang member. Cops say Loury, who posted a picture of himself holding a gun on his Facebook page, pointed a weapon at them.
Loury was a West Sider, and as bad as Englewood is, most of Chicago’s West Side is worse. The West Side, unless you are Mayor Rahm Emanuel or part of the CPD brass, is well known among Chicagoans for its open-air drug markets. The corner of Madison and Pulaski is a popular spot to purchase narcotics. Yes, Black Lives Matter leftists protested the Loury death–and they briefly blocked the Eisenhower expressway on the West Side, but they didn’t march on Madison and Pulaski. Turf wars over drugs often turn fatal, there is nothing new about that.
Only some black lives matter to Black Lives Matter. Crime doesn’t seem to matter at all to them.
But as with all leftist causes, protesting police shootings is only a means to their end. “The issue is never the issue,” they say, “the issue is always the revolution.”
Meanwhile black people keep shooting each other in Chicago and other big cities in America. Only the police are there to provide protection.
Since then Clinton and their allies have steadfastly defended Black Lives Matter insisting that the various police shootings (and the other violence at protests) this week should not and do not reflect on the Black Lives Matter organization.
If Black Lives matter has nothing to do with the current nationwide violence against police why did Hillary Clinton feel the need to cancel her appearance? Surely if any connection of them to violence against cops is false then there is no need at all for Mrs. Clinton to avoid their company is there?
I’m dying for an answer and I’m sure her black supporters who voted for her in droves might be wondering the very same thing.