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Spock: I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.

Star Trek: The Alternative Factor 1967

One of the things that we are hearing constantly from our friends on the left, even as we see images of leftists rioting and destroying over the election of Trump, is that muslims, blacks and latinos are being victimized by hate crimes by Trump supporters since the election. We’ve heard both Van Jones and Mr. Kahn on CNN (who has become the new Cindy Sheehan absolute moral authority voice of the left) about such things going on and I’ve heard said reports on CBS radio as well.

But you know what I haven’t heard or seen? Any audio or video of such events.

We live in an internet age, where smartphones are had by practically everyone, college students, factory workers, etc etc etc. The ability to record, either on audio or video a person threatening you is the push of a button away as is the ability upload such audio or video.

Yet for all of the talk of this going on we don’t see any of the actual evidence, nor a line of people going to police and filing charges. Actually that’s not true we did see one young lady making that claim to police in Louisiana but…

A Louisiana college student has acknowledged she fabricated a report that she was assaulted and robbed of her wallet and Muslim headscarf by two men, one of whom she described as wearing a white “Trump” hat, police said Thursday.

The Lafayette Police Department said in a statement that it is no longer investigating the 18-year-old woman’s claims, which were made within hours of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

Police said the student told investigators she was walking near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s campus Wednesday morning when she was accosted by two white men who drove up in a gray sedan. Police added the student had claimed the men shouted racial obscenities as they knocked her down and stole her wallet and the headscarf, known as a hijab.

Charlie Bier, a spokesman for the university, said a federal privacy law prohibits him from saying whether the student could be disciplined.

On the other had we have no shortage of video of Trump supporters being beaten to wit:

So to all of those claiming a hate crime wave, I challenge you to show me some video and audio, and I further challenge you to file a police report and file charges and let’s find out if there is some there there. After all is it credible that there is absolutely no video of this if it is so common?

If this is actually happening such people doing these things, like those attacking trump supporters should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

If this is NOT happening and people are perpetuating hoaxes for the sake of political advantage then they too should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

But until I see the video, or the police reports, signed under pains of perjury you’ll forgive me for assuming that you are lying through your teeth.


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Because frankly I’ve always thought that if a presidential candidate and / or his / her spouse decided to have a meeting and photo with a person who is actively supporting the murder of police.

The AADL leader’s meeting with former President Clinton during a May 3 visit to the University of Kentucky is featured on Millere’s Tumblr page, where a photo of Millere shaking hands with Clinton is captioned:

Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere accompanies President Bill Clinton and staff around the University of Kentucky campus:
“I was invited to meet with President and Mrs. Clinton and accompany them openly on UK (University of Kentucky) campus. I appreciate his honesty during my hard hitting questions concerning race. He agrees, “anyone should be able to exercise their 2nd Amendment Rights in areas of self-defense, especially African Americans, the most targeted people in the country. I am asking for your endorsement for Hillary and I so you won’t have to.” I agreed with his assessment and replied, “Either we will all live together as brothers or we will all die together as fool.”
Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere – African American Defense League, Black Lives Matter.

AADL was formed in September 2014 during the “Black Lives Matter” protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where activists claimed robbery suspect Michael Brown was wrongly killed by a policeman. Subsequent investigation found Officer Darren Wilson had shot Brown in self-defense during a struggle in which Brown tried to take Officer Wilson’s pistol. However,”the lie that Brown had died in a racially motivated police execution was amplified by the media, college presidents, and the left-wing political class,” as author Heather Mac Donald wrote in her recent book The War on Cops. “The newly formed Black Lives Matter movement promoted the notion that black Americans were being hunted down and killed with impunity by renegade white police officers.”

James King and Adi Cohen of Vocativ.com report:

In the days following Brown’s death, Mauricelm-Lei Millere encouraged Black people to kill Wilson. “When you find Dar­ren Wil­son you know what to do! Who­ever finds him knows what must be done!

And frankly it wouldn’t take the murder of a bunch of cops to make it newsworthy, but alas, our media understand that promoting this story is a lose lose for Hillary who they are determined to protect.

If she defends the meetings then there will be a large segment of the population that are not fans of murdering cops who might object.

And of course if she disavowed the meetings then she risks alienating her base which apparently can not abide suggesting that police lives, in fact all lives matter.

That we’ve reached a point where during a week when police are targeted for murder a major party candidate associations with those who as recently as July 6th called for the murder of cops says something both about the Democrat base and the media who protect it.  Neither of those somethings are printable

There is a bit of a fuss about this piece at Esquire arguing that the rioting and violence by the left at Trump rallies is “is a bad idea

Jesus H. Christ on a satellite feed, stop making it so easy for them.

In this piece written before San Jose he describes the violence at a Trump rally in Albuquerque by the left by adverbs “pointless” , “stupid”, “dumb” and “counterproductive” He argues for different rules of engagement:

Stay across the street. Protest silently and, in the name of god, don’t be such easy marks.

But if you read his piece in all of his arguments against attacking police while waving Mexican flags there is one description of the violent acts of the protestors that I found conspicuously missing from his piece.

WRONG!

Maybe it’s just me but I would think rioting and violence on its face is wrong and doing so in response to a political speech one disagrees with is even worse being so counter to the principles of American democracy. But apparently Mr. Piece thinks otherwise.

Then again in fairness it’s perfectly possible that he being more familiar with his allies of the left decided to use a utilitarian argument as I once did with a woman who asked me for advice on pursuing a married man, knowing a moral argument would be completely ineffective.

That’s the best case scenario for Mr. Pierce.

I don’t know what this tell you about the anti-Trump left but I think what it tells me echos the reaction to Karen Powers narrative of the events in San Jose by the folks at Chicago Boyz:

Let’s be really clear about the implications of this report. These rioters were acting as an official arm of the Democratic Party controlled San Jose city government in suppressing the civil rights of Americans. The presidential election in November 2016 is no longer about “Trump” or “Hillary”.

It is about whether we will retain American political freedom.

And the fact that a moral argument, either did not occur to or was considered untenable by an arm of the MSM supporting left to stop such violence proves this to be the case.

Once this election becomes a matter of survival then everything changes.

Exit question, if law enforcement is not willing to restrain violence against conservatives now, what will their feeling be if the country rewards this behavior with a Hillary Victory?


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Events like this:

A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg and Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the ground.

Police stood their ground at first but after about 90 minutes moved into the remaining crowd to break it up and make arrests. At least four people were taken into custody, though police didn’t release total arrest figures Thursday night. One officer was assaulted, police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.

Followed by responses like this:

and this:

cicala

Create, MSNBC, CNN and Vox and sportscasters notwithstanding, this:

I think you’re going to see a lot of people from the safety of the voting booth give the anti-trump thugs the finger.

Lady Adrasta: I thought you were dead. Why haven’t you died?
Organon: I’m sorry, my lady. It was an oversight.

Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit 1979

This rant at Firedoglake has to be read to be believed

Oh of course, the Gazans are vicious for killing no one, but ‘no comment’ on the Israeli air strikes that have killed 29 civilians according to Reuters.

I bet most Americans oppose Israel’s deadly civilian-killing response to being attacked by so far harmless unguided missiles.

“Harmless unguided missiles?

Think about this for a second.

The author considers Hamas harmless despite terrorizing cities and operating from civilian areas by the virtue of their constant rocket attacks failing to killing jews.

Meanwhile Israel is a villain not only for successfully striking back at those attacking their population without sufficient precision for the author’s taste but more of all for having successfully (to this point) defended their civilian population from attack.

Via Israel Matzav who quotes an Israeli official as to what Hamas wants for a ceasefire

According to Gilad, Hamas is more than ready to end this round of fighting. “They are hoping for a ‘high-quality’ attack that they can point to and pronounce as a victory, and when that happens they will immediately call a cease-fire. They are sustaining grave losses and cannot continue at this rate,” he said.

and it’s not like Hamas isn’t trying either:

They(Hamas)  issue proclamations of ‘victory’ and time their major rocket attacks to coincide with ‘high pressure’ periods,” such as Thursday morning’s attack on Tel Aviv at the height of rush hour. As tens of thousands of commuters were driving into the Tel Aviv area Thursday morning, Hamas terrorists fired at least four rockets at the Dan area.

If Israel would only turn off Iron Dome and let the Hamas kill a few jews without going through the trouble of kidnapping them, then we’d have peace.

Oddly for some reason, I have the feeling that even if Hamas managed to kill a bunch of Jews, that would not be enough for the readers of Firedoglake.

Well maybe Fatah’s Rockets will have better aim.

 

Ben Franklin: Mr. Dickinson I’m surprised at you, a rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it becomes illegal.

1776 1972

We’ve been hearing all about how it’s necessary to get dangerous weapons away from fringe extremists. Every day MSNBC has been pummeling the 4 million members of the NRA and Morning “565k viewers” Joe has calling them fringe extremists.

I can certainly understand their worry. If you take a group of political extremists who fanatically believe in their cause and the evil of their enemies it doesn’t take much for them to device to try to slaughter recently re-elected executive who they consider a tyrant.

If the NRA isn’t stopped I’m sure it’s only a matter of time until we see stories like this on MSNBC:

The man, Kvon R. Smith, had reportedly used Facebook to threaten to do harm at the Capitol. Law enforcement was ready for him and arrested him as he attempted to enter the building. Smith then reportedly claimed to have a Molotov cocktail in his backpack. Police evacuated portions of the capitol building and a bomb squad reportedly arrived and handled the backpack. Police did not say whether or not the backpack contained the explosive device the man allegedly claimed it did.

And then discover that such a fellow has been on twitter talking politics .

Why I wouldn’t be surprised if such a guy even made videos showing his Molotov cocktails on facebook.

And when it happens we’ll demand strong statements from the right, like this:

Political violence is terrible and we must vigorously condemn it where ever we even suspect it; thus is the rule for all those violent-minded Tea Partiers. We must make it clear to them that political violence is unacceptable. And those who don’t make that clear — opinion leaders on the right, for example, who don’t condemn the idea of political violence upon command — are aiding and abetting the violence, encouraging it through their silence, their tacit approval.

The public can be sure that the good folks at MSNBC in general and Morning Joe in particular will lead with the story, decry those who promote such political violence and vigorously question those who might be the political allies to make sure they feel the heat for supporting and encouraging such unstable people ready to commit murder for a cause.

Unless of course like Tuesday the person is an occupied, his target is Republican Scott Walker and his political persuasion is support of the left and Barack Obama.

If that’s the case then MSNBC and Morning Joe will react thus:

Oh just a note. Morning Joe started 54 minutes ago.   Not a word about this yet…

…nothing to see here, move along.

Two days ago I wrote about the risks of Free Speech and it’s costs. I mentioned Robert Stacy McCain’s multi-part series on the subject, asking how a person convicted of Bombings can draw hundreds of thousands of dollars of support from wealthy liberal organizations to go after conservatives, (strangely for Stacy he doesn’t ask why the conservatives fighting their fight are not worthy of the same support by conservative organizations but I digress).

Today Stacy and his wife & children are in an undisclosed location staying one step ahead of Mr. Kimberlin. As he puts it:

To people trying to guess my destination, good luck. Kimberlin loves to sue people to shut them up, but first he has to find the appropriate jurisdiction.

That’s a brave face and almost jovial face, but anyone who knows Stacy understands the bombs Kimberlin has set in the past and it is that knowledge more than any suit that is keeping him and his family moving.

To my friends on the left who are financing this fellow: Do you have any actual honor left? Have you become so secular, so utilitarian that you have reached this point? I have no problem with redemption and forgiveness, Christianity demands it but the person in question is not behaving in an honorable way, and if you are paying a man so he can force a reporter/blogger, his wife and children on the road to avoid him you have to ask yourself: Have you no decency? Have your totalitarian impulses becomes so strong that this is what its come to?

And Stacy, my suggestion is to re-locate to a concealed carry state or perhaps to the home of someone of Sicilian ancestry, for some odd reason such locations tend to be safer. I can’t imagine why.

Update:
Ladd Ehlinger is a much more worldly man than I

“This is crazy. Does Neal Rauhauser and all these other people really think they can associate with a guy like Kimberlin and ever hope to work in politics again? Not even a loopy Democrat would want to risk hiring someone who hangs around with a convicted domestic terrorist. What the hell are they thinking? Sure you can do dirty tricks – but this is way beyond that.”

True, but this is not politics as usual.

We like to think that in the U.S. of A., we can do politics without degenerating into third-world mayhem. We have political consultants and talking heads. It’s all about polls, the latest meme, marketing. Why, it’s nothing more than Coke vs. Pepsi.

People operate on that comfortable assumption.

But I think this election year is going to be different.

What if the Soros camp knows Kimberlin’s past and present and aren’t bothered by it? Look to the latest mayhem in Chicago; look to who funds the Occupy movement. I think you have your answer. I know I have mine.

Hard-core progressives believe that conservatives are pure evil. Evil! Evil, and must be destroyed. Long-winded intricate essays on Keynesian economics in the Weekly Standard is not going to change that.

And if your opposition thinks and feels that you are evil incarnate, then it will act that way, too.

I’m reading what Ladd has written thinking what is being done to my church and to Stacy and all I can think of is the line from Sahara when Frenchy is shot in the back after talking to the German commander under a flag of truce:

Capt. Jason: Frenchy was right, we don’t know the Nazis

If the left chooses to ignore this and decides to let this stand then all bets are off.

Update 2: Stacy updates the story here:

Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin on Monday continued his effort to silence those who write about his criminal past by contacting my wife’s employer, claiming that I was “harassing” him. The resulting security concern required immediate relocation if I was to be able to continue writing about the case of Kimberlin, a violent felon, perjurer and admitted tax cheat who is employed as the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit that has collected $1.8 million in contributions since 2005.

Stacy Insists the story is not about him:

it is important to emphasize that this story is not about me.

This story is about Brett Kimberlin, a criminal of infamous reputation whose recent actions indicate that he fears widespread scrutiny. His attempts to suppress the truth have only generated more of the scrutiny Kimberlin had hoped to prevent, so that Monday for the first time his story merited a thread on the political news aggregation site Memeorandum.

Although I agree that Kimberlin is a big story, the primary story and additionally the willingness of “mainstream” left foundations to fund him is a pretty interesting tale…

…but for my money a reporter in America having to flee his home with his family for their safety because he dared to report on Mr. Kimberlin and the mainstream foundations that fund him is a hell of a story in itself, and the disinterest in the media in reporting it is even bigger.

I see Molly Norris all over again.

Update 4:
A whole lot of folks on the Net have discovered this, when will the MSM? Where is Fox? Where is Drudge?

Update 5: Remember spell check is not your friend thanks Calvin

Did a McDonalds run for Katy’s conservative corner who still has back issues thanks to a 2 x 4 to the back at a similar event where the AFL-CIO and the occupods decided to protest.

I was watching security and the actions of both hotel and city police and found it interesting.

The police are not only watching each other but watching people watching them. As I walked down the hill I noted a security man talking to police. I quietly took a shot from the waist as I walked.

The moment I took the shot a second police office watching me reported that I took that shot. When I came back up the hill with Katy’s food there were quite a few eyes on me.

I also noted several police cars at the bottom of the hill, many single officers nearby and there was a line of cars from various law enforcement groups parked all the way up the hill.

This is not a surprise, there is a large collection of pols on the state and federal level and three presidential candidates due to come.

I approached and asked the police if there had been any sign of protesters or anyone trying to make trouble, they acknowledged no such people and none were in sight. The question remains what will they try and when will try it?

Only time will tell

The Foundry reports that there is more to worry about than just the Occupods and AFL-CIO deciding to protest outside of CPAC and maybe roughing up people there:

During a Thursday meeting at McPherson Square, until Saturday the epicenter of the protests, Occupiers brainstormed tactics for shutting down or disrupting the conference, according to a source who was present at the meeting.

The protesters suggested pulling fire alarms in the hotel where the conference will take place, screaming “fire” during conference activities, “glitter-bombing” participants, cutting electrical power, and barricading entrances to the hotel, according to the source, who requested anonymity.

“Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email. Two Occupiers, who the source also identified as members of the New Black Panther Party, “said they would be disappointed if they didn’t get arrested and planned to ‘make it count.’”

And it looks like they learned from the mistakes of their compatriots in Denver:

An attendee of the Thursday meeting, who claimed to handle relations with labor organizations, said the AFL-CIO had booked rooms for Occupiers at the Marriott hotel, with the intention of allowing them to bypass security measures at the door. Contacted by Scribe, an AFL-CIO spokesman insisted the Occupiers’ claims were untrue. The AFL-CIO has aided Occupy DC before, most recently in storing Occupiers’ belongings at its headquarters in advance of the National Park Service’s enforcement actions.

But Occupiers are apparently planning other means of infiltration. Representatives from the American University and George Washington University “Occupy” groups said they intended to actually register their members for CPAC. Student passes are heavily discounted, and allow full access to the conference.

As I recall in Denver the Hotel was well prepared and worked with police to minimize trouble. It will be interesting to see what kind of steps they take this time.

I know what I would do if I was the occupods, but I’ll let them figure out their own strategy

This morning on the way home from dropping off my son to school I stopped off at the 5th street diner to see what the Worcester Telegram had to say about the vandalism and threats at Problem Pregnancy yesterday.

There wasn’t a word in the paper, so I checked on Telegram.com online:

Nope not a word there, so I figured I’d check the Fitchburg Sentinel after all local protests had been well covered there.

However the sentinel did have breaking news on puppies being found (I kid you not)

The ninth and final puppy stolen from Sterling’s animal shelter was found with the help of a tip Sunday, Sterling Animal Control Officer Louis Massa said.

Scout is back at Animal Shelter Inc. and is apparently in good health, Massa said Tuesday.

Absolutely riveting! After all how can this

The peaceful left

or this:

Yup breaking windows is pro-woman

…compete with a lost puppy? Maybe if they actually torch the place it might make page B-24.

I called up Problem Pregnancy today and found that the only the Catholic Free Press was preparing to take a look after someone forwarded my story to them.

When you think of it, it’s kinda sad that blogs in New York are covering this but papers in Massachusetts are not.

I guarantee you that if this was Planned Parenthood instead of Problem Pregnancy, forget the papers, this would have made channels 4,5,7 NECN with live shots of news crews talking about the seriousness of threats and violence against those who are trying to help and counsel women and commentary by national figures about the violence of the right.

But Stones through windows and threats of arson against groups that don’t provide abortion or give money to democrats, like death threats against republican legislators in Wisconsin don’t count.

Update: Then again even their own stories are apparently not newsworthy.

Update 2: There is now a telegram story behind a subscription wall

At a pro-life prayer vigil an improvised Molotov cocktail was thrown at an elderly lady Thursday. Luckily the device missed her.

Considering what’s been going on in Madison I’m not surprised at this event in Montana, what I AM surprised is the reaction of police:

… instead of inspecting the bomb debris or calling evidence technicians to the scene, the officer remarked that police could never get prints or other evidence from the bomb’s remains and said he would call the city’s garbage service to dispose of all the debris.

The officer then said that the 40 Days prayer vigil participants should expect this kind of reaction if they’re protesting at the abortion business.

What is going on with the police in Montana? Cripes, what is this the 50’s in the Jim Crow South? “Well you’ve gotta expect this kind of reaction if you black folk insist on voting an all.” Stacy McCain explains the parallel in a post on a different subject:

Hmmm. Another parallel to Neshoba County, you see: Because the sheriff’s department there in 1964 included Klan members, the law protected the lawless and no one would protect the innocent. Maybe someone should bring in the U.S. Department of Justice

The Thomas Moore Society is not amused:

Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society says his group has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office in Helena, Montana. The organization is for an immediate, intensive investigation of what it calls a “vicious” attack.

“We are appalled by this terrible act of violence, while we’re immensely grateful that God’s grace spared this valiant pro-lifer any serious injury,” he told LifeNews.com this afternoon. “But the reaction of Kalispell police officers after Ms. Trierweiler called them to the scene was equally appalling, indeed outrageous.”

“We intend to file disciplinary complaints against both the officer who came to the crime scene and the desk sergeant whose tepid, indifferent, and grossly unprofessional response to this blatant act of domestic terrorism shows them both unfit to wear a police uniform and at best deserving of severe disciplinary action.

The unwillingness of the police to pursue this, along with inaction in Wisconsin is a trend that if continued will do more to undermine civil society in the US than anything else.

Oh and expect the MSM to cover this something after they do a 1 hour special on terror attack on the Fogel family and the murder of their children. Molotov cocktails are on news if thrown AT abortion clinics.

Updated: Tweeted this to @joenbc and on twitter @otoolefan objects

@DaTechGuyblog Yea, much more violence coming from the pro-choice crowd! What a joke. @JoeNBC

Yeah the media has much more important things to cover such as sending 400 reporters to the royal wedding.

Cross posted at the Minority Report:

The internet has had a liberating impact for humanity. It allows the average person access to more information faster than kings and presidents of old. It is a platform for everyone from Charlie Sheen to protesters in Egypt to express themselves.

The internet is also unforgiving. The teenage girl who decides to make a few hundred bucks posing unclad in front of a camera may find that image googled during a job interview. The intemperate e-mail sent in anger will find itself forwarded to thousands. And if you choose to make threats, don’t think you will be able to hide behind an assumed name. A great example of this took place on St. Patrick’s day last.

During the late unpleasantness in Wisconsin, blogger Ann Althouse (who lives in the area) and her husband Lawrence Meade provided invaluable coverage, interviewing protesters and providing video that showed what was actually happening. It allowed millions to bypass the MSM who choose to whitewash the protests and their aftermath.
Continue reading “The internet never forgets”

Take a look at this video via Little Miss Attila:

This morning I haven’t seen anything on the news (but plenty of good coverage from the blogs about this scene)

Attila asks the first question:

Heroic action by Rep. Brett Hulsey saves the day, and possibly Sen. Grothman’s life. What would have happened if Hulsey hadn’t been wearing that union T-shirt? Would enough people in the crowd have recognized him by sight for him to still have turned them back?

For those who want to defend this as “democracy in action” lets play a game: Pretend that Sen. Grothman was an abortion doctor and the crowd around him were opponents of abortion. How many times would this video be replayed? Would even Charlie Sheen being found in bed with Gaddafi and Snooki be able to keep this from being the media story of the week?

As AOL noted today concerning union actions “Not one of those outrages was apparently worthy of much in the way of news coverage.” I suspect this one will not either.

Update: Should give credit to Phil who shot this video and posted it first.

Update 2: McCain asks…if this is what civility looks like.

Update 3: The Anchoress (who will be on my Radio show March 12th) links. Welcome to the faithful. You might be interested in this post on the Holy spirit, this on abortion this on Christian obligation and this on discrimination.

consider me provoked:

Mike Capuano could not be reached for comment.

There was a time when even union thugs would have left a young lady alone. I’m not as young as I once was, but Tabitha if you are out filming in any area where I am nearby I humbly offer my services as an escort to help prevent this kind of thing from happening again.